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William O. Douglas Honors College

DHC Students Shine at Western Regional Honors Council Conference (WRHC)

Four DHC students flew to Chapman University in Orange, CA April 13 to spend the weekend presenting their research and meeting honors students from around the west at this year’s Western Regional Honors Council conference (WRHC). Each year DHC sends a strong contingent of students to the WRHC conference and this year's attendance by Jordan Blakney, Jessica Jamtaas, Jeanette Webster and Feddie Young was no exception. All four DHC students enjoyed the opportunity to present original research in a professional setting and to chat with colleagues and faculty from honors colleges and programs from from across the west - from New Mexico and Utah to Montana and Idaho. 

Especially exciting for the students was the opportunity to hear Dr. Angela Davis, this year’s keynote speaker. Following her talk, Feddie and Jessica also had an opportunity for brief one to one conversations with Professor Davis.

Hearing Angela Davis talk was an opportunity I never thought I would have in my life; she vocalized so many thoughts and opinions I've been having and coming to recently but she made it all so coherent and fit together. . . Professor Davis talked about some very difficult topics and heavy issues but framed it in such a way that we all walked away inspired to try to continue her work and keep doing things to try to improve conditions of longstanding inequality and social justice reform. -Jessica

 

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