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Student chosen as one of three Portz Scholars by National Collegiate Honors Council


Jordyn Arndt ’11 has been named a 2011 Portz Scholar by the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Arndt is one of three students to receive this honor, which is contingent on a presentation of her research paper at the 2011 national conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Arndt conducted her research on "Microcapitalism: The impact of neoliberal development strategies on women and the future perspectives of poverty alleviation in Senegal," a subject inspired by her global studies experience and economics studies at St. Catherine University. She will be presented with the award and a $250 stipend on Saturday, Oct. 22, in Phoenix, Ariz, after she travels to the conference with financial support from the University.

The Portz Scholars program was created through the Portz Fund, in honor of the first director of the University Honors Program at the University of Maryland, College Park, and his wife, Dr. John Portz and Edythe Portz. Portz Fund grants for innovations in honors programs and colleges are awarded twice a year. Three Portz Scholars are selected each year and featured at the annual National Collegiate Honors Council conference.

About the National Collegiate Honors Council

The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) is the professional association of undergraduate honors programs and colleges; honors directors and deans; and Honors faculty, staff, and students. NCHC provides support for institutions and individuals developing, implementing and expanding honors education through curriculum development, program assessment, teaching innovation, national and international study opportunities, internships, service and leadership development and mentored research.

Aug. 21, 2011 by Melissa Kaelin

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