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St. Norbert College Students to Present at National Collegiate Honors Conference

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From St. Norbert College, September 28, 2016
by Matthew Matuszak,, 920-403-3089

Four St. Norbert College Honors Program students have been selected to present research projects at the 51st annual conference of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) in Seattle, Wash., Oct. 12-16.

The students' submissions were selected among hundreds received from students and faculty members across the country. Students presenting are junior Tyler Butts (Mauston, Wis.), junior Alex Gruber (Plover, Wis.), junior Sarah Jensen (Wausau, Wis.) and senior Jessica Tooley (Lodi, Wis.).

Butts will present on "Unintended Consequences of Dredging Activity in the Lower Fox River on Zooplankton Density and Biomass." Gruber will present on "The Second Order: The History and Importance of Premonstratensian Women." Jensen will present on "Memory Recall and Forgetting." Tooley will present on "Differences in Reaction Time of Female Athletes and Non-Athletes During Exercise."

The annual NCHC conference highlights student and faculty research presentations from across the country and also provides training and development for honors program administrators. This year, the conference is expecting nearly 2,000 participants from all 50 states, as well as China, Great Britain, Greece, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands and Qatar. Poet, filmmaker and author Sherman Alexie will speak during the first session of the conference.

The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) is a nonprofit organization intended to support and enhance the community of educational institutions that participate in collegiate honors education worldwide. NCHC membership totals nearly 900 institutions globally.

For more information about the St. Norbert College student presenters, contact Stacey Wanta at 920-403-3967 or For more information on the National Collegiate Honors Council, visit

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