Psychology alumni awarded third place for research

Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University alumni Brittany Gower, Christina Hand and Zachariah Crooks were awarded third place by the Undergraduate Research Community for their research paper titled “The Relationship between Stress and Eating in College-Aged Students,” which examined how stressors affect college students in what they eat and when they eat it.

This is a new program for the URC that recognizes outstanding undergraduate research. Six awards were selected from 36 manuscripts.

The URC, founded in 2001, is sponsored by Kappa Omicron Nu and looks to develop “the next generation of scholars.”

Gower and Crooks, of Huntington, Ind., and Hand, of Bettendorf, Iowa, are 2009 graduates with Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. In 2008, listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” 2009 list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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