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Rebekah Herrman (Mathematics & Physics '14) receiving her award for Best Poster in the Business, Engineering, and Computer Science category at the National Collegiate Honors Council conference in New Orleans.

Rebekah Herrman (Mathematics & Physics ’14) receiving her award for Best Poster in the Business, Engineering, and Computer Science category at the National Collegiate Honors Council conference in New Orleans.

Six Honors Program students made presentations at the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference in New Orleans this past weekend. Johnny Blount, Rebekah Herrman, and Julia Kueter told the world about CBU’s September of Service. And the world was impressed! Trey McGinnis, Caitlin Terry, and Becky Wauford astounded and entertained conference-goers with their Memphis Rocks: Buccaneer Family Vacation film. Now everyone wants to be a Buccaneer! And get THIS: Rebekah Herrman won Best Poster in the Business, Engineering, and Computer Science category with Quantum Computing, her summer REU project at Oakridge National Laboratory (there were 180 posters submitted in eight categories). Finally, Dr. Tracie Burke, Dr. Emily Holmes, and Caitlin Terry learned that they received an NCHC Portz grant to add a cooking component to the Honors Capstone class, The Spirituality and Ethics of Eating, taught by Dr. Holmes.

Dr. Marius Carriere (History) attended the Southern Historical Association Convention in St. Louis, October 31 – November 3.
• The Society of  Women Engineers (SWE) at CBU hosted an Engineering workshop on the electric motor on November 9. It was conducted by Dr. Divya Choudhary (Electrical & Computer Engineering) with the help of SWE volunteers and was attended by 28 girls from Girls Inc. of Memphis, representing 19 high schools.
• Kieron Heblich (Athletics/Women’s Soccer) was named Co-Coach of the Year by the Gulf South Conference (with West Florida’s Joe Bartlinski) after guiding the Lady Bucs to a second-place conference finish in a season where they were picked to finish seventh.
• Congratulations to Dr. Raena King (Mathematics) on the defense of her Ph.D. thesis at the University of Memphis on November 8.
• Christian Brothers High School honored CBU trustee Robert G. McEniry (CBHS Class of 1959) as its 2013 Distinguished Alumnus on October 24. McEniry, who finished a three-year term as CBU board chairman in May, is chairman of nexAir, a 73-year multigenerational company with headquarters in Memphis. He has also served on the boards of United Way, Junior Achievement of Greater Memphis, and the Memphis Minority Business Council.
• Elizabeth Schriner (Physician Assistant Studies ’14) was selected from over 700  PA students statewide to receive the J.C. Carey Memorial Scholarship by the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants. This is the second consecutive year that a member of the CBU MSPAS program has been recognized by the TAPA as an outstanding student and granted a scholarship.
• Gulf South Conference women’s soccer coaches voted four Lady Bucs to the All-Gulf South Conference Soccer Team. Midfielder Camilla Rodrigues (Civil Engineering ’15) was selected to the First Team after she scored seven goals with seven assists in 18 games. Midfielder Chelsea Cassacia (’16) was a Second Team selection after scoring one goal and two points in 18 games. Defenders Gabrielle Pilgrim (English ’17) and Amanda Smith (Engineering Management ’15) joined Cassacia on the Second Team after anchoring the Lady Bucs’ back line. Three Lady Bucs also earned spots on the GSC All-Tournament team: defenders Gabrielle Pilgrim and Maddie Cobb (Biology ’16) and midfielder Camilla Rodrigues.

• Gulf South Conference men’s soccer coaches voted two CBU Buccaneers to the All-GSC Soccer Team. Defender Ralph Velasco (Civil Engineering ’15) earned First Team All-GSC honors after playing 16 games, starting 15 along the Bucs’ back line. Forward Jose Ferraz (Civil Engineering ’15) joined him as a First Team All-GSC selection after scoring 12 goals with two assists in 17 games.

• The CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium hosted its 2013 HPC Fall Meeting on campus on November 1 with 37 participants from CBU, Wright Medical, Lansmont, International Paper, Merck, New-Tech Packaging, FedEx, and Nuvasive. Presenters were Bryan Williams (Lansmont), Larry Rutledge (CBU Certified Packaging Lab), Dr. Chad Baker (Electrical & Computer Engineering), and Dr. Pong Malasri (Packaging). Lansmont Corporation of Monterey, CA sponsored the event. The meeting proceedings can be found online at this link.
• Two pieces of Healthcare Packaging Consortium work were recently published in the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology: ”Recycled Cardboard Comparison” by Kalli Powers (Mechanical Engineering ’12), Matthew Warren (Mechanical Engineering ’12), and Dr. Ray Brown (Mechanical Engineering); and ”Effect of Temperature on Static and Impact Properties of New Softwood Pallets” by Dr. Siripong Malasri (Packaging), Dr. Ali Pourhashemi (Chemical & Biochemical Engineering), Dr. Ray Brown (Mechanical Engineering), Mallory Harvey (Civil Engineering ’14), Robert Moats (Engineering Technician), Katie Godwin (Civil Engineering ’12), Phyo Aung (Civil Engineering ’14), and James Laney (Civil Engineering ’14)