Honors Program 13th Symposium

Friday, May 3, 2024
12-3 p.m.

Heritage Hall 123

Scholars present their completed Honors Contracts in a formal presentation to the College community and guests at the Symposium, which highlights the pinnacle of academic work from Honors Scholars.

Keynote Speaker

Cathryn Ford

Cathryn Ford

Cathryn is a 29-year-old Financial Relationship Banker for Huntington National Bank and a Toledo Native. Ford was a Spring 2018 Honors program Medallion Recipient at Owens Community College and went on to gain her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 2020. Since then, she has spent 4 years in the Financial Services industry and has enjoyed helping other’s fulfill their finanancial needs and accomplish their goals.

Read more of Cathryn’s story. >>


Early bird registration is Wednesday March 13, 2024.
Final registration deadline is Friday, April 5, 2024.

Symposium Participation Form

To participate in the Symposium, you must complete the form in its entirety by April 5.

For assistance, please review the information below that was published in a Symposium program.
The student submitted all details – name, major, project title, faculty mentor and a brief summary of the project.

Mary Wickard, Criminal Justice Technology
“The Importance of a Citizen’s Civic Duty to Vote”
Faculty mentor: Megan Kerr, Associate Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Why does the United States have the lowest voter turnout rate when compared with other democratic nations? Find out how state policies and structural factors hinder citizens from registering to vote or otherwise participating in elections. Discover changes that other countries have in place that could raise voter turnout by over twenty percent in our country.

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