Four Graduate From Honors Program

Honored during Commencement festivities

Four students from Central Methodist University graduated from the CMU Honors Program last Saturday, May 11. The Honors Program is designed to empower students by offering alternative educational opportunities.

Honors Program graduates include Devin Bond, a December 2012 graduate from Springfield who majored in psychology; Andrea K. Davis, a December 2012 graduate from New London who majored in interdisciplinary studies; Donald Heaton, a music education major from Chillicothe; and Jessica Powell, an early childhood education major from Laclede.

To be accepted into the program, students are expected to have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5, or an ACT of 26 or higher, according to Dr. Richard Bradley, program director. Students with a GPA of 3.0 and a ranking in the top ten percent of their high school class, may petition the Honors committee for admission to the program.

In order to graduate with Honors, a student must maintain a GPA of 3.5 and complete 12 hours of Honors work completed over a minimum of two semesters. Three of these hours must be the Honors senior thesis, supervised by the Honors Director or appropriate faculty and publicly defended before a committee including the Academic Dean, the President, and the Director of the Honors Program.

The title of Bond's thesis was "Exploring Homelessness: Attitudes and Understanding." Davis' thesis was "Changes in Time: Working Mothers and Coping with Conflict." Heaton wrote on "Claude Debussy and his Premiere Rhapsodie: An Analysis of his Life, Work, and Style." Powell's thesis was "Whatsoever a Man Soweth, That He Shall Also Reap: A Comparative Analysis of Sustainable Agriculture and Agribusiness."


Originally posted May 14, 2013


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