Helen Fallon Named Honors Professional of the Year at 2019 Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference Friday, May 10, 2019
"For more than 30 years, Helen has been a student advocate at Point Park ... instrumental in creating the Honors Program and ensuring its successful operation every year. She encourages students to give back to the community, create lifelong friendships and work hard to conquer their goals."
Helen Fallon, M.A., Point Park University professor of journalism and Honors Program director, was named as Honors Professional of the Year at the Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference, held April 11-14 in Baltimore, Md.
Fallon is in her ninth year as director of Point Park's Honors Program, which includes 230 students from a variety of majors. She was nominated by her students and chosen among nine finalists.
"For more than 30 years, Helen has been a student advocate at Point Park ... instrumental in creating the Honors Program and ensuring its successful operation every year," said Tina Cafasso, Honors Program graduate assistant. "She encourages students to give back to the community, create lifelong friendships and work hard to conquer their goals."
Autumn Barszczowski, a 2019 B.A. in public relations and advertising graduate and former Honors Student Organization president, added: "She is what honors means to me. Someone who not only sees the importance of the student in a university, but encourages their growth and dedication."
Point Park Honors Students Present Posters at NRHC
Five students presented posters and participated in roundtable discussions on a variety of topics at the conference, including:
- “The Power of the LGBTQ+ Community and How Representation Impacts LGBTQ+ Students,” by Autumn Barszczowski
- “The Power of Peace," by Allison Hritz, secondary education (social studies) major
- “The Power of Residence Life on First-Year Students," by Kelsey Wolfe, PR and advertising major, and Rhianna Davis, business management major
- “The Power, Impact and Influence of Vaping,” by Rosalie Anthony, dance major
This year's conference theme was Generating Power: Influence, Impact and Endurance. More than 500 honors students, faculty and staff attended the event.
Reporting contributed by the Honors Program