Our vision is an academic community without borders, a connected network of aspirational students committed to the advancement of knowledge and appreciation of the arts. UReCA: The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity fosters the exchange of intellectual and creative work between undergraduate students, providing a platform where students can engage with and contribute to the advancement of their individual fields.
UReCA: The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity was first conceived by Johnny MacLean (Southern Utah University) and Brian White (Graceland University) at an annual NCHC conference in Phoenix, Arizona. MacLean and White noticed that while several academic outlets existed for honors faculty and administrators, there was an absence of student-focused publications within the NCHC community. Inspired by the experiential education model used by Partners in the Parks, Johnny and Brian saw another opportunity for honors students to engage in experiential learning. Their vision: an international undergraduate journal, peer reviewed and produced for the web by an interdisciplinary community of honors students.
Our mission is to curate relevant, progressive and academic content that appeals to the undergraduate student. We, the creators, are also the audience, and therefore are attuned to the interests of our peers; we commit ourselves to becoming the number one undergraduate journal in the nation. UReCA: The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity is sponsored by the National Collegiate Honors Council, and is currently managed, edited and produced by a team of twenty-one undergraduate students from each of the NCHC regions and a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Though diverse, we share a common goal: the production of a prestigious national journal, for students, by students.
Pursuing a Bachelors in Graphic Design at Southern Utah University
Pursuing a Bachelors in Entrepreneurship at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Pursuing a Bachelors in Applied Exercise Science at Oklahoma State University
Pursing a Bachelors in Communications at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Pursuing a Bachelors in Creative Writing and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Pursing a Bachelors in Public Health at Wayne State University
Pursuing a Bachelors in English and English Education at Friends University
Pursuing a Bachelors in English: Film and Digital Media Studies and Philosophy: Pre-law at Loyola University New Orleans
Pursing a Bachelors in Creative Writing and Theological Studies at John Brown University
Pursing a Bachelors in Computer Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Pursuing a Bachelors in Communication and Media Studies at Norbert College
Pursing a Bachelors in Biology and Chemistry at Northwestern College
Pursuing a Bachelors in Biology at McDaniel College
Pursuing a Bachelors in Neuroscience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Pursing a Bachelors in English and Mass Communications at Iona College
Pursuing a Bachelors in Creative Writing and Geology at Ashland University
Pursuing a Bachelors in English at the University of Iowa with a minor in Mass Communication and Gender, Woman's and Sexuality Studies.
Pursing a Bachelors in English with a concentration in Creative Writing at Ball State University
Pursuing a Bachelors in Mathematics and Computer Science at Binghamton University
Pursing a Bachelors in Journalism at the College of DuPage
Pursing a Bachelors in Environmental Science and French at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) is the professional association of undergraduate Honors programs and colleges; Honors directors and deans; and Honors faculty, staff, and students. NCHC provides support for institutions and individuals developing, implementing, and expanding Honors education through curriculum development, program assessment, teaching innovation, national and international study opportunities, internships, service and leadership development, and mentored research.