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Three Honors students selected to present research at virtual Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference

Seniors Rebecca Halaney, Zachary Ruggerie, and Raquel Sobczak represented McDaniel College at the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference held virtually Feb. 25-26.

MCHC Conference 2022

The theme for the Maryland Collegiate Honors Council 2022 Conference was Honors in the Digital Age.

Three students from McDaniel College’s Honors program were selected to present their research at the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference held virtually on Feb. 25-26. Presentation topics were inspired by each student’s interests and concentration.

Established in 1986, the Honors Program at McDaniel offers academic enrichment to students in the program who became part of a community of scholars. Admission is highly selective and is based on students' academic records, test scores, and leadership potential.

Students and their presentations included:

Becca Halaney

Rebecca Halaney,

a senior English major from Austin, Texas. The title of her presentation was “Words of Mass Destruction: The Turner Diaries and the Rhetoric of Terrorist Fiction.”

Zachary Ruggerie

Zachary Ruggerie,

a senior History major from York, Pa. The title of his presentation was “The Reconciliation Process of Civil-War-Divided Families.”

Raquel Sobczak

Raquel Sobczak,

a senior History and Religious Studies double major from Severna Park, Md. The title of her presentation was “Second Wave Feminism and SBC Reactionary Doctrine and Theology.”