PNW Students Attend National Honors Conference in Seattle

PNW-Students-Attend-National-Honors-Conference-in-Seattle-01Six students representing the Purdue University Northwest Honors College presented their research as part of the recent 51st annual National Collegiate Honors Council conference in Seattle.

The PNW students are Ravyn Dickinson, a sophomore from Merrillville; Taylor Kotzo, a sophomore from Munster; Kasey Kulesa, a junior from Munster, Julie Lara, a junior from Griffith; Gina Marzilli, a senior from Thornton, Ill., and Haley Smith, a senior from Bourbonnais, Ill.

PNW-Students-Attend-National-Honors-Conference-in-Seattle-02An international conference
The PNW students were among nearly 2,000 students and faculty members representing colleges and universities from across the nation and around the world who gathered for the conference that featured student and faculty research and training and development opportunities for honors program administrators.

The national submission process for research presented at the conference is highly selective, with hundreds of students and faculty submitting proposals each year.

The conference provided the PNW students an opportunity to present their research, network with other students and faculty members, and learn more about what their peers are doing at their universities.

PNW-Students-Attend-National-Honors-Conference-in-Seattle-03The National Collegiate Honors Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and enhance the community of educational institutions, professionals and students who participate in collegiate honors education around the world. NCHC members total nearly 900 institutions from the United States and around the world.

Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system, has two Northwest Indiana campuses in Hammond and Westville. The university was established by the unification in early 2016 of the former Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central. With more than 15,000 students and nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Purdue Northwest is Indiana’s fifth largest public university. For more information about PNW, visit