OC students recognized at national conventions

OC students were recognized for excellence by two national organizations during spring break. Kaley White was recognized at the national convention for Alpha Chi, the academic honor society. In addition, four students attended the American Marketing Association’s Intercollegiate Conference, where OC’s chapter won three awards.

White, a senior, received the Best Presentation Award in World Literature in Baltimore, Md. There were 230 student presenters at this year’s convention. White’s paper about Holocaust literature was titled  “Resisting Holocaust Brutality: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak.”

“Once again this shows the strength of our English department,” said John Harrison, OC’s Alpha Chi sponsor and a professor of New Testament and ministry.

In addition, OC’s AMA chapter was recognized for outstanding performance at the conference in New Orleans. The chapter placed in the categories of Chapter Planning, Chapter Communication and for promoting AMA’s Organ Donation Saves Lives campaign. The last award included a cash prize.

“These awards reflect a commitment to excellence, and to achieving outstanding results,” said OC President Mike O’Neal. “We are very proud of their good work and for representing OC so well.”

Kerrianne Roper, professor of marketing at OC, attended the AMA conference with students Randy Head, Jamie Rogers, Adam Sisk and Justin Thompson.