A panel discussion titled “Vocation and the Good Life: Work, Family, Community and Faith” will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 in Myles Center for the Arts. The event, sponsored by the D&E Honors Program and the Office of Academic Affairs, is free and open to the public.

Honors Program students Courtney Roth, a history major from Oakland, Maryland, and Amanda Cummins a criminology and history major from Elkins, will serve as interviewers. The panel will be made up of D&E President Chris A. Wood, Professor of English Dr. Katherine Osborne, Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Sarah Garrison, Assistant Professor of Communications Dr. Andrew Jones, Instructor of Criminology Jamie Morgan, Benefield-Vick Chaplain the Rev. Laura Brekke Wagoner, Assistant Professor of History Dr. Jay Smith and Director of Career Services Chris Jones.

“The topic for the evening is one that runs through the Honors courses and program,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Rob Phillips. “We thought it would be interesting for the students, as well as the campus community, to hear the panelists reflect upon how they not only discovered their vocation, but also how they live it out at work, in their family and personal life and within the community.”

Launched in 2019, the Davis & Elkins Honors Program pairs exceptional students and faculty for a sequence of courses designed to help students discover their passion and purpose. Students accepted into the program receive a housing scholarship, while upperclassmen are eligible for funding for their independent research projects.

Funding for the Honors Program is provided by a NetVUE Vocation across the Academy Grant. The award is made possible by a generous grant to the Council of Independent Colleges from Lilly Endowment Inc.