Buena Vista University’s eighth annual Scholars Day was held on April 30. The day provided students from all disciplines the opportunity to present original research and other academic work in an interactive and intellectually engaging environment. This year, approximately 157 students participated in the program with a total of 117 presentations.
The keynote speaker for the event was Jason Hillman, Class of 2006, who is a U.S. Army sergeant based in Fort Lewis, Wash. At BVU, Jason majored in history and studied abroad in The Netherlands in the fall of 2004. Jason earned his master’s degree in Middle Eastern history at Tel Aviv University in Israel in 2009. Upon his return to the United States in 2009, Jason joined the Army.