Madison College announces Honors Program competition winners


Madison College's Honors Program is a college-wide, project-based program where qualified students work with an honors supervising faculty member over the course of a semester to develop an honors project. At the end of each semester the college holds a competition among its Honors Program students. Here are the recently announced Fall 2022 winners of that competition.

First Place ($300)
Maria Schirmer Devitt
"Sustainable Printing and Dyeing"
Program or Discipline: Graphic Design
Honors Supervising Faculty: Beth Grimm

Second Place ($200)
Peter Nelson

"Non-Euclidean Rendering Engine"
Program or Discipline: Mathematics
Honors Supervising Faculty: Flynn Dustrud 

Third Place ($100)
Shilo Hinrichs

"Sustainable Textile Printing"
Program or Discipline: Graphic Design
Honors Supervising Faculty: Emilie Kalpinski 

Each winner will receive a cash prize, trophy, a permanent place on the recognition wall outside the Honors Program Office, and an all-expense paid trip to the regional conference to present their Honors Project. 

The Honors Advisory Committee would like to thank the following people who served as judges:
Wendy Sauve (Art)
Marcos Martinez (Electronics/Electrical Engineering Tech)
Dorothy Conduah (Accounting)
Dawn Delaney (Psychology) 
Bob Corbett (Architectural Tech) 
Donna White (Business Lab)
Deb Hall Kind (Nursing) 
Tony Przybylski (Mathematics) 

Participating judges noted the best part of this experience was seeing the outstanding work of students across the college. The judges were amazed at the rich diversity in disciplines and topics represented by the Honors Projects. It was a reminder of the creativity, innovation, and rigor demonstrated in the work of students and faculty engaged in the Honors Program at Madison College. The Honors Program recognition wall will soon add these Fall 2022 winners.