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Students Deliver NRHC Honors Presentations

May 13, 2019

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – SUNY Orange students Grace Guh, Anthony Russell and Sara Tyrrell recently represented the College by offering presentations at the annual Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference held in Baltimore, Md.

The three were among six SUNY Orange students who applied, and were accepted, to deliver research presentations at the three-day conference of honors students from two- and four-year colleges and universities.

The Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC) is an organization of students, faculty, and administrators from more than 200 colleges and universities dedicated to the encouragement and support of undergraduate honors learning. It provides members with opportunities for the exchange of information, ideas, and assistance through its annual conference, its newsletter, and its scholarships.

Guh, resident of Middletown, presented research on “Generating Positive Power Through Stress,” which pursued the concept that stress is only negative when perceived to be so; and when handled correctly, stress has the power to generate intelligence and strength in the mind and body, allowing individuals can use their struggles to promote health and well-being.

Tyrrell’s topic, “Blurred Individual Edges Create an Entire Picture: How Conformity Negatively Affects Growth,” tackled the idea that people can generate power in society through individuality. Russell’s presentation, entitled “Guiding Our Subconscious Through the Power of Our Inner Dreamscape”, explored lucid dreaming as an impactful treatment method for PTSD sufferers with the power to generate positive change through individual actions. Tyrrell is a Rock Tavern resident enrolled as a liberal arts major while Russell resides in Monroe and is planning to earn degrees in radiologic technology and public health.

The SUNY Orange Honors Program is coordinated by SUNY Orange English Professor Elaine Torda.