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SE graduate Hannah Hudson published in Alpha Chi undergraduate research journal

October 16, 2023

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University psychology graduate Hannah Hudson’s senior thesis on “Vaccine Hesitancy Among Rural College Students” has been published in Volume 8 of Aletheia, Alpha Chi’s journal of undergraduate research.

Alpha Chi National College Honor Society membership is available to the top 10% of junior, seniors, and graduate students at Southeastern, which is home to the Oklahoma Theta chapter. Aletheia is one of the nation’s few peer-reviewed journals for undergraduate scholarship.

“I am thrilled to see my research on ‘Vaccine Hesitancy Among Rural College Students’ featured in Aletheia, Alpha Chi’s esteemed journal of undergraduate research,” Hudson said. “It has been an honor to work under the guidance of Dr. Madewell, whose mentorship has played a pivotal role in this achievement.

“This publication underscores the profound commitment of Southeastern Oklahoma State University to excellence in scholarship and highlights the importance of supporting and celebrating undergraduate research. I encourage everyone to explore the work showcased in Aletheia, as it exemplifies the depth and diversity of undergraduate research.” 

Hudson, from Antlers, Okla., and Dr. Amy Madewell, associate professor of behavioral sciences and psychology, conducted the research for this article in the spring and fall semesters of 2022 on the Southeastern campus through anonymous surveys. Hudson graduated from Southeastern in the fall of 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

“Hannah Hudson is an outstanding student who attended Southeastern during the peak of the pandemic. When the pandemic began, she instantly became a remote student and she thrived, she did not seem to struggle at all,” said Madewell. “As a professor at SE, I am so proud of her accomplishments and look forward to seeing her continue to be a successful role model for other Southeastern students and the greater community.”

Hudson’s article and the entire Volume 8 of Aletheia can be found online at https://alphachihonor.org/aletheia-vol-8.