Celebrating community colleges
Two students at Northampton Community College (NCC) gave presentations at the 2015 Beacon Conference, an annual event for scholars at two-year colleges in the mid-Atlantic region. Students are invited to submit scholarly work in 18-20 subject areas. Three community college faculty members, with expertise in relevant fields, read and rank the papers and choose the top three in each category to make presentations at the conference. This year's conference was held on June 5 at Rockland Community College, in Suffern, New York.
Sarah Batool Khan, of Stroudsburg, was awarded as outstanding panel presenter of "Real Voices, Historically Muted: Toward Authentic Narratives in Writing. Her faculty mentor was Dr. Nancy Moreau, NCC professor of education.
Kenna Brown, also of Stroudsburg, presented "The Haitian Revolution: The Root of Haiti's Poverty but Not the Core of Haiti's Despair." Her faculty mentor was Sholomo Levy, NCC associate professor of history.