About UReCA

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 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 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 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.

Meet the Editors (2018-2019)

Billy Clouse

Pursuing a Bachelors in Graphic Design at Southern Utah University

Bailey Coppedge

Pursuing a Bachelors in Entrepreneurship at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Tyler Danielson

Pursuing a Bachelors in Applied Exercise Science at Oklahoma State University

Logan Garrett

Pursing a Bachelors in Communications at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Joshua Freeman

Pursuing a Bachelors in Creative Writing and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Mujtaba Hameed

Pursing a Bachelors in Public Health at Wayne State University

Amanda Hawkins

Pursuing a Bachelors in English and English Education at Friends University

Thyme Hawkins

Pursuing a Bachelors in English: Film and Digital Media Studies and Philosophy: Pre-law at Loyola University New Orleans

Claire Johnson

Pursing a Bachelors in Creative Writing and Theological Studies at John Brown University

Grace McPherson

Pursing a Bachelors in Computer Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Alexandra Paleka

Pursuing a Bachelors in Communication and Media Studies at Norbert College

Renju Pun

Pursing a Bachelors in Biology and Chemistry at Northwestern College

Meghan Sadler

Pursuing a Bachelors in Biology at McDaniel College

Garrett Sager

Pursuing a Bachelors in Neuroscience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Victoria Sanseverino

Pursing a Bachelors in English and Mass Communications at Iona College

Jackson Schultz

Pursuing a Bachelors in Creative Writing and Geology at Ashland University

Elizabeth Sheridan

Pursuing a Bachelors in English at the University of Iowa with a minor in Mass Communication and Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies.

Maggie Sutton

Pursing a Bachelors in English with a concentration in Creative Writing at Ball State University

Madison Werner

Pursuing a Bachelors in Mathematics and Computer Science at Binghamton University

Kimberly Wilson

Pursing a Bachelors in Journalism at College of DuPage

Thomas Wiegand

Pursing a Bachelors in Environmental Science and French at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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