Reynolds Honors Students Receive Prestigious Awards
Meghan Clancy (AS, Social Science) has been selected as the Virginia Collegiate Honors Council’s Emerging Scholar of the Year. This is an unique honor bestowed on a student who has demonstrated extraordinary potential as an emerging scholar, and who embodies the scholarship, character, and ambition associated historically with honors students and the Virginia Collegiate Honors Council (VCHC). She will receive a $500 cash award/scholarship and complimentary conference registration. Meghan will attend the Southern Regional Honors Council Conference in Northern Virginia where she will make a speech to accept this award. Meghan has also received a National Collegiate Honors Council scholarship to fund her application for a summer Partners in the Parks trip, which will take her on a NCHC faculty-led trip to National Historical sites in New York City. The Partners program is an interdisciplinary exploration of various sites. Meghan will attend along with other Honors students from 4-year programs across the country.
Michael Pittman (AS, Science) is one of only 10 students selected for a paid summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) internship at the New York State Department of Heath’s prestigious Wadsworth Center. Michael will live in Albany, New York for 10 weeks and pair with a PhD mentor in a biomedical research lab to help conduct a project focused on genetic research and in cooperation with Albany Medical Center. This internship offers invaluable lab and research experience, as well as a chance to present in a student symposium at the end of the summer.
Bryanna Mountford (AS, Science) has been selected to participate in the Theoretically Interesting Molecules Consortium REU summer program at the University of Richmond, a paid internship. Bryanna will work with Dr. Kristine Nolan, a chemistry professor at U of R. This program will allow Bryanna to conduct research in Dr. Nolan’s lab with current U of R students, and traveling internationally to Quebec City, Canada to attend the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry from July 8th through 13th.