ATI Student Paper Receives First-Place Award

Submitted by Nathan Crook, crook.55@osu.edu

At the 2019 AURCO Conference on April 6, Jessica Crook received the first-place award for a student paper presentation:

E. Ted Bunn Student Excellence Award - Papers

1st: Jessica Lauren Crook, OSU ATI

The Changing Role of the Royal Drummer in the Traditional Leadership Structure of the Ewe of Ghana

This paper was based upon original ethnographic field research conducted with Francis Dzormeku, Royal Drummer of the Asogli State in Ghana. Jessica spent numerous hours interviewing and working with Dzormeku to gain an in-depth and nuanced knowledge of the historic and contemporary roles and practices of the Ewe Royal Drummer. Her major professors for this research were Dr. D. Rose Elder, Dr. Nathan Crook, and Ms. Janice Baxstrom. 

Jessica completed her AS in Community Leadership from Ohio State ATI in December 2018 and will participate in the 2019 commencement. She will continue a BS in Community Leadership starting in Columbus in August 2019.