Students from the University Honors Program recently traveled to New Orleans, LA to the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference where they were recognized for an award highlighting their student produced newsletter "The Distinction."
Student editors Hailey Stessman, Annika Kuchar, and Bailey Hoffer collect the award in person. The team worked throughout the year to organize stories written by students into a cohesive newsletter, one that serves both current students in Honors at UNO as well as the broader campus and alumni communities.
Editors have to learn to craft a document that will appeal aesthetically as well as engage intellectually as they post the Newsletter online, distribute it via email to both students and alumni, and share printed copies among Honors pace. Students in Honors are thrilled to see their work in print.
“Working on our Honors Newsletter gave me the opportunity to use my creative skills in a way that the whole University could appreciate," said Bailey Hoffer, "It was also an amazing experience to be recognized nationally at the National Collegiate Honors Conference in New Orleans. Being able to walk up in front of the entire audience to receive our plaque was one of the best academic accomplishments and feelings thus far in my career at UNO.”
Director Lucy Morrison assured, “These students—and all the writers and artists in the pages of the Distinction should be proud at putting Honors and UNO on the map nationally for their newsletter work.”
Founded in 1966, the NCHC is a unique educational organization designed to support and promote undergraduate honors education. It includes nearly 900 member institutions and several hundred individual members, impacting over 330,000 honors students. The NCHC provides its members with resources, training opportunities and collaborative events to build and sustain honors programs and their curriculum. Students also have access to honors scholarships and exclusive events through NCHC and its members.
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