Celebrate Shorter to Showcase Student Research

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Rome, Ga. – Shorter University’s annual Celebrate Shorter event will be held Wednesday, April 18. Presentations of original student research will be made beginning at 11 a.m. in Brookes Chapel, followed by a poster session at 12 noon in the Eubanks Room.

Celebrate Shorter is an opportunity for students, faculty, and the general public to observe and celebrate the outstanding work completed by students at Shorter. The selected students are examples of the individuals that dedicate immense hard work academically and spiritually at Shorter, according to Dr. Angie O’Neal, the Joan Alden Speidel Chair in English and director of the Honors Academy.

Sponsored by the Honors Committee, the event is open to the public and will include the work of several outstanding students in a variety of majors.

For this event, students were invited to submit an abstract or proposal that exemplified academic excellence in their chosen field or concentration. All submissions were then reviewed by the Celebrate Shorter committee.

The students selected to give presentations in Brookes Chapel will be:

  • English, English Education and Liberal Arts triple major Madison Hunt
  • Criminal Justice major Cynthia Wanka
  • Biology and Natural Science double major Kara West

The students selected to present in the poster session in Eubanks will include:

  • Christian Studies major Matthew Alves
  • Biology major Taylor Barton
  • History major Mary Jayne Caum
  • Ecology and Field Biology and Natural Science double major Christopher Elsey
  • Middle Grades Education major Regina Evans
  • Middle Grades Education major Nancy Flores
  • Christian Studies major Nathan Gaydosik
  • Communication Studies major Rachael Minard
  • Communication Studies major Erica Ray
  • Mathematics Education major Emily Tyler
  • Criminal Justice major Jesse Wheeler

Written by Public Relations Intern Rachael Minard

Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their lists of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, associate’s, and master’s programs.