Harford Community College Hosts Second Annual Scholars Summit – Baltimore Sun
Harford Community College has partnered with Cecil College to host the second annual Scholars Summit, sponsored by the HCC Honors Program, on May 24. The conference was designed to expose Harford and Cecil undergraduate students to the process and academic rigors of presenting projects in a professional setting. .
“It is not a competition; it’s a learning experience that provides an opportunity to share your hard work with your peers,” said HCC presenter and student Olivia Borkowski-Johnson. “After participating, I felt more confident and ready to achieve my future goals.”
The day’s activities included presentations by scholars, poster board presentations, presentations of creative work, question-and-answer sessions and awards presentations. Each of the winners received a certificate of merit as well as a $100 gift card.
Among the award-winning students were Vivian Mena, Cecil College, for “Serial Killer Connections Past to Present: Analysis of Cold Case Files and DNA”; Olivia Reynolds, Harford Community College, for “Where’s the Evidence?” » ; and Joseph Zurner, Harford Community College, for “Darwin Among Machines: The Rights and Risks of Artificial Intelligence.”
Faculty, administrators and students who attended the summit included Professor Anne Shugars, of Harford Community College; Professor Chris Jones, Harford Community College; Professor Paul Burkins, Harford Community College; Professor Ashley Fundack, Cecil College; Dean of Behavioral and Social Sciences Tony Wohlers, Harford Community College; Borkowski-Johnson and student Jessica Delos Santos, both of Harford Community College.
“Each of you has had such a huge impact on the lives of your students; I hope you recognize that and take credit for the inspiration you start out in,” Reynolds told the Scholars Summit Committee.
HCC’s honors program is designed for students who want to pursue intellectual challenges and opportunities beyond their course of study. Students must meet admissions criteria and maintain continued eligibility to participate in the program. Learn more here: https://www.harford.edu/academics/honors-program/index.php.