Making News – Kellie Etling and Caitlyn Johannes documentary

Recent Honors Program graduates, Kellie Etling and Caitlyn Johannes, submitted their short documentary, Queerly Beloved, to the Amazon Prime All Voices Film Festival and it was accepted. If you have Amazon Prime, you can watch the video here. The video explores gender, sexuality, and the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals.

Making News – Jessica Elson

The cover image for the story from the UT Journal on seahorses
The cover image for the story from the UT Journal
Honors student Jessica Elson was recently highlighted in a UT Journal story on the work being done on Sweetings Pond on Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas by UT professors Heather Masonjones and Emily Rose. The story noted Jessica’s important contributions and insights to the project as well as her own independent research she is conducting as part of the research team.

Making News – Bailey McQueen

John and Bailee McQueen prepare to scatter the ashes of a homeless person in the Gulf of Mexico last summer. John McQueen scatters the unclaimed indigent after 120 days when no one comes forward to say they were related to the deceased.

Honors student Bailey McQueen was recently featured in a Tampa Bay Times article on the homeless in Tampa Bay. She occasionally helps her father, John McQueen, dispose of the ashes of homeless individuals whose remains have not been claimed by family in the Gulf of Mexico.