Natchitoches student elected as honors council representative


NATCHITOCHES – Abagael “Vi” Kinney, a student in the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University, was recently elected as a student at-large representative to the Southern Regional Honors Council at its annual conference in Washington, D.C.

Kinney, a freshman from Natchitoches, will serve a two-year term.

“I sought this position because I want to try to disband the myth that you are either an honors student or performing arts student, never both,” said Kinney. “Since I fit into the ‘both’ category, my goal is to try and organize a small student showcase for the Southern Regional Honors Conference that highlights some of the other students’ talents and performances.”

The Southern Regional Honors Council promotes and advances honors programs and honors colleges in the southern United States. The SHRC comprises of more than 100 member institutions. The SHRC Annual conference features opportunities for honors students from across the southeast to present scholarly research. Students, professors and honors administrators also enjoy the collegiality and conversations regarding honors pedagogy and best practices.

Scholars’ College students Jordan Reich of Lake Charles, Logan Turner of Haughton, Aron Stephens of Franklinton, Colleen Reese of Baton Rouge and Wil Bordelon of Dry Prong made presentations.

Scholars’ College director Dr. Kirsten Bartels was elected as the Council’s vice president and will plan the group’s 2019 conference.

Abagael Kinney