Global Honors Students Shine at Regional Honors Conference

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Four Global Honors students--Kellsey Bledsoe (Environmental Studies), Bronwyn Clarke (PP&E), Kate Drohman (Accounting) and Mason Pellegrini (Writing Studies), were accepted to present their 2015-16 Bamford Fellowship in Global Engagement (BFGE) research at the 2016 Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) Conference, which was held in Riverside, CA this weekend.

Bronwyn Clarke and Kate Bledsoe presenting on how to do global research.
Bronwyn and Kate presented their project, How to do Global Research: You don't have to go to Haiti, in the conference's 'Innovative Education' session. This drew upon their recent experience conducting primary research in Los Angeles public schools.

Kate was a  recipient of a Bamford Fellowship in Global Engagement in the 2015-2016 academic year, which allowed her to conduct primary research in the Los Angeles public school system.

"We are proud to have Kate represent the Milgard School and UW Tacoma at this prestigious conference," said Jill Purdy, interim dean of the Milgard School of Business.

Kellsey and Mason presented their project, Environmental Activism Strategies and the Palm Oil Crisis, in the conference's student poster session. For their stellar efforts, they were awarded third prize in the highly competitive Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts category.
Mason Pellegrini and Kellsey Bledsoe present their Bamford Fellowship research on environmental activism strategies.

They will also be presenting their research at the 2016 Global Honors Colloquium in William Philip Hall on Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13 - don't miss the opportunity to catch them and other top-notch presenters in action!

Please join us in congratulating Kellsey, Bronwyn, Kate and Mason for representing UW Tacoma and the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and the Milgard School of Business in such a prestigious setting, and for earning high recognition from our regional honors peers.

April 13, 2016
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Learn more about the Bamford Fellowship in Global Engagement at UW Tacoma.

To learn more about the Global Honors program at UW Tacoma, visit the Institute for Global Engagement.

For more information on the Bamford Foundation, contact Holly Bamford Hunt, P.O.Box 2274, Tacoma, WA 98401 or email