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Monday, January 3, 2000

Honors Students Attend Conference

SALISBURY, MD--Salisbury State University Honors students Megan Combs (Ft. Washington, MD), Jacqueline Croat (Bridgewater, NJ) and Suzanne Sharff (Fallston, MD) with John Schreiber, an Honors student from Bloomfield College (NJ), presented "Working for Love, Not for Pay: Imaginative Careers to Die For" at the 27th annual National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference in Orlando, FL. The multi-media presentation described ways in which students could use creativity and their education to secure non-traditional jobs in positions such as roller-coaster designer, dolphin trainer, computer animator and puppet-maker.

Amanda Elzey (Brookfield, VT) with four students from other Honors programs, presented the "Crossroads of Culture and Civilization." The multi-media presentation described the academic, cultural and personal experience the students experienced while participating in a study-abroad program in Greece last semester.

While at the conference the students attended workshops on peer counseling, freshman mentoring programs and Honors counseling issues. They also attended a keynote presentation, "A Song for the Blue Ocean," by Dr. Carl Safina, renowned aquatic environmentalist on the over-fishing of the oceans, and director of the National Audubon Society's Living Oceans Project.

Dr. Tony Whall, director of SSU's Bellavance Honors Program, and a program consultant for NCHC, presented the results of a national survey he completed this past summer on Honors student retention and attrition, and with colleague Dr. Paul Strong, director of Honors at Alfred University, presented a symposium on the poetry of Richard Wilbur.


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