Date of Defense


Date of Graduation




First Advisor

Becky Cooper

Second Advisor

Jennifer Townsend


The 21st Edition of The Laureate Journal details the ways in which humanity struggles in life. Finding peace and joy can be difficult, but the light is always there, if you can just stop to look for it. This year’s edition of The Laureate details this humane struggle through eighteen students and their own works of prose, poetry, photography, and painting. While the journal does delve into sensitive subject matter, it’s well worth delving into as a reader—because the journal itself moves out of this darkness and into the light of hope. Each of these students has something worth saying—going to show just how immensely talented the students at Western Michigan University truly are.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access