MU Students Present at COPLAC Northeast Regional Conference

MANSFIELD, PA – Six Mansfield University students had the opportunity to present their work at the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Northeast Regional Conference on October 12th and 13th. The State University of New York at Geneseo hosted the event.

The students, representing three departments (Art, English, and Psychology), presented their scholarly and creative activity with students from 5 other COPLAC campuses. The group was led by Dr. Gretchen Sechrist of the Department of Psychology.  “I was happy to enjoy this experience with our students and could not be more proud of all of them.”, Sechrist said.

The students that presented at conference were:

  • Krista Pazzaglia (Department of Art) – Marks of Distinction
  • Victoria Holton (Department of Art) – Vegetable Mandala
  • Emily Torres (Department of Psychology) – Should I Be Single in College? The Cost and Benefits of Romantics Relationships During College
  • Rachel Fisher (Department of English) – Social Media Takeover: How Social Media Benefits College Students
  • Jake Miller (Department of English) – A Way Out
  • Emily Young (Department of English) – Prepare for Change

The conference was a great opportunity for students to show their research/creative activity among their peers from the other COPLAC schools.  “Many students across the country do not get the opportunity for the hands-on, personalized education that is the norm at MU,” Dr. Sechrist noted. “The conference left our students feeling proud of what they have accomplished and proud of being a member of the MU family. All of our presentations were impressive, and MU was well-represented at the conference. “