Honors College

Graduating with Distinction

The Honors College would like to congratulate four students graduating in May with distinction in their respective majors. To receive distinction, students work with faculty to develop and implement a research project relating to their major and contributing to the field as a whole.

sarapeJennifer Barnes, Psychology – Conducted a study to understand the concept of body deception, in which people intentionally misrepresent information about their body to others. This study examined the amount of body deception women use when discussing their bodies with someone of the opposite sex.

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Lauren Davison, Professional Writing – Researched the importance of clarity and plain language in medical 

Sarah Greenbaum, Dance – Used dance to explore how people portray themselves online as an integral part of the person they are in real life and asserted the importance of personal connections in the real world. You can view a video and photos of the production #EverybodyAllTheTime at http://everybodyallthetime.wordpress.com/.writing, specifically patient information. She then applied this research to revise patient education materials.

Elizabeth Haughey, Latin American Studies, Anthropology, and Spanish – Conserved a Saltillo sarape and researched the artifact to determine its origin. She then displayed her work in numerous art exhibitions and academic conferences, and her work was published in Missouri State’s undergraduate journal LOGOS.

We are extremely proud of these outstanding students and all of their hard work!