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Lander students recognized for outstanding Academic Symposium projects

June 02, 2016

Thirteen Lander University students have won special recognition for outstanding projects in the annual Student Academic Symposium.

Dr. Lillie Craton, director of the university’s Honors College, said the symposium allows the Lander community to hear and share in some of the best academic content that students complete. She added, “The event is a fantastic opportunity for presenters to be challenged by and complete high-level academic work worth sharing. Students must also consider their presentation skills and comfort explaining their ideas.” Craton said the experience pays off during job interviews, graduate school and communications within their careers.

Student first place winners and their categories were: Noah Woodyard, of Greenwood, Honors International Program (HIP) literature and philosophy; Aaron Hainsworth, of Clinton; Erin Henderson, of Lyman; and Ben Nunley, of Greenwood, computer information systems/mathematics; Kendra Tamalko, of Anderson, and Rebekah Holbert, of Laurens, psychology; April Chaffins, of Gaston, HIP history and English; and Kimberly Modica, of Waterloo, HIP social issues.

Other first place winners were: Kayla Frost, of Greenwood, visual arts; Kelly Farmer, of West Columbia, biology; and Marianna Martins, of Portugal, HIP education and psychology.