Fifteen Cabrini students had the honor of presenting their research and artistic talents at the annual Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium of Higher Education Honors Conference, held at Arcadia University on April 6.
“The purpose of the conference is to give students in the [honors] program the chance to share their ideas with their peers. It is set up like a professional conference,” Dr. Joseph Romano, coordinator of the Honors Program, said. “There are no restrictions on the topics. It can be from a course or a work in progress.”
Students may also share their own artistic talents including art, literature, or music. “It has expanded, in a good way, to the arts,” Romano said.
Arcadia University, Chestnut Hill, Immaculata, Holy Family, Gwynedd Mercy, Neumann and Rosemont, as well as Cabrini, are among the schools that participate in the SEPCHE conference .
These colleges work together in order to promote quality and efficiency of academic programming, student access, faculty development, institutional operations and community outreach, through sharing a range of activities, services, technology and information.
“I personally had a lot of enjoyment,” Romano said. “The response I’ve been getting from the students and faculty is wonderful.” Next year’s SEPCHE conference is scheduled to be held at Cabrini.