Students Win Awards at Research Symposium

Last month, we featured several of our students who participated in the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium. This month, we are pleased to announce that two of our student participants won awards from the program.

Headshot of Henry StrobelHenry Strobel, a junior Music Education major, won two awards for his presentation, The Whitewashing of Sea Shanties- A Complex History (Faculty Advisor: Nicole Vilkner)-the Mary Pappert School of Music Undergraduate Award and the African Studies Award (sponsored by the Center for African Studies).

Headshot of Nina DayIn addition, Nina Day, a senior Music Education major, won the Award for Undergraduate Research (sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence) for her project English Language Learners in the Elementary General Music Classroom (Faculty Advisor: Rachel Whitcomb).

Both students, in addition to their award, have been invited to submit their work for publication in the DU Scholarship Collection.

In addition to her role as Associate Dean (and faculty advisor to Day's project), Dr. Rachel Whitcomb is a member of our incredible Music Education faculty, and as such, has worked extensively with both students. She offered, "Henry and Nina consistently go above and beyond their music education coursework and have done it again for their research projects! I am so delighted that they are being recognized from offices across the university for their stellar work. They are truly exceptional students, and they have my heartfelt congratulations."

Congratulations to our Henry and Nina!

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