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Motlow sophomore Robin Keel wins National Honors Student of the Year award

Nov. 20, 2014

Elementary education major and honors student Robin Keel of Tullahoma poses with Dr. Scott Cook after being selected as the recipient of the National Collegiate Honors Council Student of the Year.
Members of the Motlow College honors program recently attended the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference in Denver, Colo., according to Dr. Scott Cook, associate professor of history and Honors Program advisor at the college.

At the conference, Motlow sophomore Robin Keel of Tullahoma received the NCHC Student of the Year award. Every year the NCHC awards one student from a four-year and one from a two-year institution, and Keel received the award in the two-year category.

According to the NCHC website, the Student of the Year Award is "presented to honors students who have made an impact on their honors program, and who have participated in honors at the regional and/or national level."

"I'm just one person in a program," said Keel. "Motlow's always dominated at regional conferences, and I'm glad I could represent us on the national stage. This award is a legacy that the Motlow Honors Program deserves since the faculty and Dr. Cook do so much for us."

In addition to Robin, Motlow honors students Rachel Luzader, Jake West, Heather Morris, Rosalba Garcia-Hernandez, Kiley Curtis, Dallas Foster, Ryan Cooper and Motlow alumni John and Karen Hill all attended the conference.

Two students had presentations and three served as moderators for the week-long event.

Presentations included "Sex and the Supernatural: An Honors Exercise in Diversity" by Heather Morris, Dallas Foster and Scott Cook; and "Reel History: The Digital Story as a Modality of Local History Research and Preservation in American History Honors".

While they were in Denver the students were able to sightsee, including a guided tour of the Molly Brown House Museum, the former home of activist and Titanic survivor Molly Brown.

For more information about the Honors Program at Motlow, please contact Dr. Cook at or 931-393-1738.