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Honors Students Awarded Outstanding Paper and Presentation at Beacon Conference

Several students from the Honors program gave presentations at the 25th Annual Beacon Conference, which was hosted by SUNY Orange on the Middletown campus on June 2.

The following students and their respective papers were awarded the Outstanding Paper and Presentation Award at the conference:

Wyatt Shakespeare – Business and Economics

The Lego Group’s Corporate Citizenship

Mentors – Professor Elaine Torda and Dr. Russell Hammond

Ramsey Marte – Empirical Research/Natural Sciences

Testing Herbs for Antibacterial Properties

Mentors – Professor Elaine Torda and Dr. Michele Paradies

Nathanael Linton – History

The Hidden History of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Subjectivity and Slave Culture

Mentors – Professor Elaine Torda and Professor Michael McCoy

Carolyn Weller – Interdisciplinary Studies

Robinhoods in Pinstripes

Mentors – Professor Elaine Torda and Dr. Heidi Weber

Nicholas Belsito -  Allied Health and Nursing

Multiple Sclerosis and Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Treatment

Mentor:  Dr. Michele Iannuzzi Sucich


SUNY Orange Honors program students Amanda Biavati, Sade Smalls and honors student Sanjeev Reddy also presented papers at the Beacon conference. Posters were presented by Christopher Vickery, Peyton Smith, Anthony Lord and Micaela Weinert.

Elaine Torda