For release: February 3, 2010
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
The University of Memphis Helen Hardin Honors Program will host the Tennessee Collegiate
Honors Council’s annual conference Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13, in the FedEx Institute
of Technology on the U of M campus. The event brings together honors students, faculty,
and administrators to share the results of undergraduate research in all fields of
Tennessee State Sen. Jim Kyle will be the featured speaker at Saturday’s noon luncheon
in the FedEx Institute. His address will focus on higher education in Tennessee.
The conference schedule includes a reception on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at the University
of Memphis Holiday Inn. The main program on Saturday, Feb. 13, will feature oral presentations
by top undergraduate researchers from honors programs throughout Tennessee.
“We are deeply honored to welcome honors students and faculty from 14 colleges and
universities to this event,” said Melinda Jones, director of the Helen Hardin Honors
This year’s conference will include more than 50 student presentations and 100 conference
guests. Visiting institutions will be Austin Peay State University, the University
of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Tennessee
Tech University, Middle Tennessee State University, Rhodes College, Christian Brothers
University, LeMoyne-Owen College, Rust College, Lee University, Southwest Tennessee
Community College, and Nashville State Community College. Students from the U of M’s
Helen Hardin Honors Program will participate in the oral presentations as well as
serve as hosts for the conference.
Conference registration costs $30. The fee covers the Friday evening reception, admission
to conference sessions, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Students, faculty, and
administrators may register for the conference online at https://bf.memphis.edu/conferences/tchcc
For more information, contact Colton Cockrum, assistant director of the Helen Hardin
Honors Program and president of the Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council, at 901-678-2690.