DIXON – Four Sauk Valley Community College Honors Program students were recognized April 24 for their outstanding academic achievement.
The recipients are Abigail Davis of Chadwick; and Allison Byrd, Andrew Cessna, and Len Michaels, all of Sterling.
Davis, a liberal arts major, received a $150 award. Her current project is a translation of a chapter of the book “Til We Have Faces” from English to French.
Byrd, a biochemistry major, also received a $150 award. Her current project is a calculus based paper on radiocarbon dating.
Cessna, a business major, received a $550 award. His most recent projects include a detailed report of the role of credit rating agencies in the subprime mortgage crisis and the subsequent global financial crisis of 2008, and a research-based position paper addressing the topic of interrogational torture in a philosophical framework. Also in his project list is a study of the evolution of intellectual property law as it pertains to patents and major problems that exist within the current system, a detailed analysis of speeches by Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King Jr., and a study of how ethical models apply to business.
Michaels, a current scholar-at-large, received a $150 award. His most recent projects include a persuasive research paper on the unified belief system theory of religion and an essay/lecture on romantic heroes of literature.
Valarie Wittman and Steve Shaff, co-directors of Sauk’s Honors Program, presented the awards, which are made possible by the Sauk Valley College Foundation.
For more information on SVCC’s Honors Program, call Wittman at 815-835-6388 or Shaff at 815-835-6238.