National Art Day

National Art Day

Wilkes Honors College Students Win Art Awards At 2022 Florida Collegiate Honors Council Conference

Florida Collegiate Honors Council (FCHC), a state-wide professional association of undergraduate honors programs and colleges, recently held their annual conference for Florida Honors students and faculty. This year’s conference was themed, “Empowering Honors: Reshaping the Honors Community post Pandemic.” During the conference, student’s research posters, fine art and writing contest submissions were presented and reviewed for awards. First through third place winners in any category received a cash prize of $200, $150, and $50, respectively. Fourth place winners and beyond were awarded certificates.

Congratulations to the below FAU Wilkes Honors College student winners from the 2022 FCHC conference:

Gina Marie Gruss
1st place - Fiction Writing
"The Body of God, the Truth of God"

1st place - Visual Art
"In Color"
4th place - Poetry
"A Woman's Body"

Arielle Perry
1st place - Research and Critical Thinking
"The Ineptness of Biocentric Egalitarianism as an Ethic to Guide Our Approach Towards the Environment"


Michael McNeill
2nd place - Poetry
"Prom Night"

Ashley Perry
4th place - Research and Critical Thinking
"The Destructive Social Weapon of Beauty in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye and Sister Souljah's The Coldest Winter Ever"

Tamara Penna
4th place - Fiction Writing
"The Spray: A Short Story"

“Through collaboration and sharing of research, the Florida Collegiate Honors Council’s annual conference is a way to reclaim that hope and envision pathways for meaningful change,” said Rachel Luria, associate professor and Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarship program mentor at Wilkes Honors College... Learn more.

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