December Graduates' Recognition Ceremony and Reception More

Port Day Schedule, December 4, 2018

​9:00 - 10:45 a.m. Goode School of Arts and Humanities (Blocker Auditorium)

Monique Ayers ‘19 (English and Psychology) “Using My English Major in the Business World”
Course: ENG 483
Mentor: Prof. Sue Larkin


Melissa Fisher ’19 (English and Women’s & Gender Studies) “‘She Comes Apart’: Feminine Fascist Identity in Thomas Pynchon's V.”
Course: ENG 489
Mentor: Profs. Sue Larkin and Gavin Pate


Kerstin Holman ‘19 (English, Theatre, and Women’s & Gender Studies) “Re-Bildung a Genre: Nella Larsen's Subversion of the Bildungsroman Through Quicksand””
Course: ENG 489
Mentor: Profs. Sue Larkin and Gavin Pate


Caleb Mercer ‘19 (History and Religious Studies) “Understanding Shinto”
Course: INST 401
Mentor: Prof. Sara Sewell & Ms. Mandy Reinig


Hannah Misitis ‘19 (Latin) “Magic, Murder, Mayhem: Magic in Cases of Roman Homicide”
Course: CLAS 450
Mentor: Prof. Benjamin Haller


Simone Picou ‘19 (Classical Studies) “Propaganda as Seen in Margaret Atwood’s Republic of Gilead and 5th Century Athens: An Analysis of Dystopian Societies”
Course: CLAS 450
Mentor: Prof. Benjamin Haller


Mickella Rast ‘19 (Communication and English) “‘Adults Get Scared’: Parental Fears, Liminality, and the Symbolic Order in Neil Gaiman's Coreline”
Course: ENG 489
Mentor: Profs. Sue Larkin and Gavin Pate

​10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Break

​11:00 - 12:45 p.m. Brock School of Mathematics & Natural Sciences (Blocker Auditorium)

Ansley Adams ‘22 (Earth and Environmental Sciences) “Using NASA Satellite Data to Help the National Park Service Monitor Visibility in Intermountain Region National Parks”
Course: EES 470
Mentor: Prof. Elizabeth Malcolm


Megan Agee ‘20 (Earth and Environmental Sciences) “Interpreting Deglacial Multi-proxy Temperature Records from the Eastern Equatorial Pacific”
Course: EES 491
Mentor: Prof. Elizabeth Malcolm


Amanda Albert ‘19 (Biology) “Intraspecific variation in the secretion rates and morphology of the scent glands of a Neotropical harvestman”
Course: BIO 489
Mentor: Prof. Victor Townsend


Arika Marosi ‘19 (Chemistry) “ Nutrient Analysis in Stormwater ponds: Phosphate to Total-P”
Course: CHEM 489
Mentor: Prof. Maury Howard


Poonam Patel ‘19 (Chemistry) “HPLC Method Verification and Analysis of the Antibiotic, Cephalexin”
Course: CHEM 489
Mentor: Prof. Joyce Easter


Alyssa Taylor ‘19 (Biology and Mathematics) “Association of variant Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) alleles to decline in cognitive function with aging demonstrated through network modeling”
Course: BIO 489
Mentor: Prof. Eric Johnson


Sara Wiltshire ‘20 (Biology) “Frass happens: Determination of the diet of a Neotropical harvestman using SEM”
Course: BIO 489
Mentor: Prof. Victor Townsend

​11:00 - 12:45 p.m. Global Scholars (Pearce)

Brooke Adamchak ‘19 (Business) “Mi Nueva Familia”
Course: INST 401
Mentor: Prof. Sara Sewell & Ms. Mandy Reinig


Cecile Billings ‘19 (Recreation & Leisure Studies) “Be Your Perfect Paella: Immersing Myself in Spain's Culture”
Course: INST 401
Mentor: Prof. Sara Sewell & Ms. Mandy Reinig


Alex Cortright ‘19 (Business) “Strategies for Being a U.S. Citizen Abroad”
Course: INST 401
Mentor: Prof. Sara Sewell & Ms. Mandy Reinig


Julia Downing ‘19 (Political Science) “House at Holyrood”
Course: INST 401
Mentor: Prof. Sara Sewell & Ms. Mandy Reinig


Melissa Fisher ‘19 (English and Women’s & Gender Studies) “Breaking Barriers: Street-Level Political Engagement as a Means to Cultural Integration”
Course: INST 401
Mentor: Prof. Sara Sewell & Ms. Mandy Reinig


Caleb Mercer ‘19 (History and Religious Studies) “Understanding Shinto”
Course: INST 401
Mentor: Prof. Sara Sewell & Ms. Mandy Reinig


Anne Marie Moffett ‘19 (Criminal Justice) “U.K. vs. U.S.: Some Surprising Differences”
Course: INST 401
Mentor: Prof. Sara Sewell & Ms. Mandy Reinig


Emily Taylor ‘19 (Biology) “Parallels in the Treatment of Indigenous People”
Course: INST 401
Mentor: Prof. Sara Sewell & Ms. Mandy Reinig

​12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

​Lunch Break

​1:30 - 3:15 p.m.

Birdsong School of Social Science (Blocker Auditorium)

Hannah Allen ‘20 (Sustainability Management) “Internship with the Sierra Club”
Course: MBE 389
Mentor: Prof Robert Albertson


Kathryn Alvarado '19 (Recreation & Leisure Studies) "Combining Recreational Therapy and Psychology to Create a Recreation Therapy Intervention in a Deployed Environment: A Junior Internship Experience."
Course: REC 342
Mentor: Prof. Takeyra Collins


Faith Auad '19 (Business) "Cultivating and Connecting the Next Generation Through Internship Experience"
Course: MBE 389
Mentor: Prof. Robert Albertson


Arianna Diggs ‘19 (Business) “Milestone Financial Administrative Intern”
Course: MBE 389
Mentor: Prof. Robert Albertson


Julia Downing ‘19 (Political Science) “House at Holyrood”
Course: INST 401
Mentor: Prof. Sara Sewell & Ms. Mandy Reinig


Jordan Latvis ‘18 (Psychology) “The Relationship Between Perfectionism, Disordered Eating, and Vegetarianism"
Course: PSY 480
Mentor: Prof.  Craig Jackson


Caleb Mercer ’19 (History and Religious Studies) “From Peace to Rearmament: Japan Fitting in the American System”
Course: HIST 460
Mentor: Profs. Kathleen Casey and Daniel Margolies


Courtney Primero ‘18 (Psychology)“The Connection Between Breastfeeding and Mental Health”
Course: PSY 480
Mentor: Prof. Craig Jackson

​3:15 - 4:45 p.m.

Poster Session (C-MAC)

Hannah Allen ‘19 (Sustainability Management) “Internship with the Sierra Club”
Course: MBE 389
Mentor: Prof. Robert Albertson


Caimaya Ashton ‘19 (Communication) “It's Time to Turn Up!  Increasing the Volume: Silence and the Voice of Loud Black Women”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Faith Auad ‘19 (Business) “Cultivating and Connecting the Next Generation Through Internship Experience”
Course: MBE 389
Mentor: Prof. Robert Albertson


Terry Boasiako ‘19 (Communication) “Silence vs. Noise: Depictions of Athletic Preparation in Popular Films and Basketball”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Alexis Bowles ‘19 (Latin) “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi: Roman Decadence and the Modern U.S.”
Course: CLAS 450
Mentor: Prof. Benjamin Haller


Morgan Boyd ‘19 (Music) “Internship with Virginia Symphony Orchestra”
Course: MUS 391
Mentor: Prof. Bryson Mortenson


Emilee Caldbeck ‘19 (Psychology) “Internship with PAWS Wildlife Hospital”
Course: BIO 470
Mentor: Prof. Soraya Bartol


Cassandra Caldwell ‘19 (Chemistry) “The Use of Cornstarch as Catalysis Scaffolding in Organic Reactions”
Course: CHEM 489
Mentor: Prof. Kevin Kittredge


Warren Canady ‘19 (Earth & Environmental Sciences) “A Mesocosm Experiment to Evaluate Mercury Uptake by Freshwater Algae”
Course: EES 489
Mentor: Prof. Elizabeth Malcolm


Joni Challenor ‘19 (Comprehensive Liberal Studies) “Silence as the Reverent Illuminator: In the Mystical World of Gregorian Chant”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Madalyn Chevalier ‘19 (Communication and English) “Latchkey Kids: The Silence of Parents in Disney's Earlier Animated Films”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Luke Chiasson ‘19 (Communication) “Silent Strategies for Success: The Cinematic Depictions of Athletic Preparation”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Alexis Conway ‘19 (Communication) “Nature Speaks: Silent ‘Sign Language’ in Disney Films”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Marcos Davila-Banrey ‘21 (Biology) “Tracking the Success of Remediation in Temperate Lakes using Biological and Geochemical Proxies”
Course: CHEM 489
Mentor: Prof. Maury Howard


Austin Davis ‘19 (Biology) “Investigating the Hydrocarbon Biodegradability of Vermicompost”
Course: BIO 489
Mentor: Prof. Phillip Rock


Alizae Dollins ‘19 (Communication) “ Playing Against Silence:  A Story of Muzzled Female Athletes”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Anthony Gray ‘19 (Communication) “Cracking the Skull: Breaking the Silence of Concussions in Peter Landesman's Film”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Cynthia Griffin ‘19 (Communication) “Broken Silence: Restoring Health to Depictions of Cinematic Disability”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Hayley Heath ‘19 (Communication) “Selling Silence: The Marketing of a Mental State”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Keijon Honore ‘19 (Communication) “Silence in Sports: Breaking Down the Social Injustices that Led to Colin Kaepernick's Protest”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Carolina Jesse ‘18 (Biology) “Antimicrobial Resistance of Bacteria Isolated from Environmental Samples on the VWU Campus”
Course: BIO 489
Mentor: Prof. Phil Rock


Natalie Kendall ‘18 (Biology) “Hospice Internship”
Course: BIO 470
Mentor: Prof. Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson


Wilmer Lainez-Molina ‘18 (Computer Science) “UNIfied Virginia Beach: An online information system for student car enthusiasts”
Course: CS 489
Mentor: Prof. Zizhong Wang


Amber McDonald ‘19 (Psychology) “Not Just More Knowledge: Examining a Psychology of Eating Disorders Course as an Intervention Against Risk Factors for Disordered Eating”
Course: PSY 480
Mentor: Prof. Craig Jackson


Kevin Murray ‘19 (Computer Science) “Getting started with 3D Printing with online database”
Course: CS 489
Mentor: Prof. Zizhong Wang


Ana Dominique Nakagomi ‘19 (Communication) “The Loud Silence of Joyce Meyer: The Paradox of Preaching Silence and Practicing Noise”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Rebecca Norfleet ‘19 (Communication) “Silence in Ecopoetry: Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Kirsten Powell ‘19 (Communication) “Stages of Faith: Hollywood's Depiction of the Praying Woman”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Alexis Pulliam ‘19 (Criminal Justice) “A New Look At Juvenile Incarceration”
Course: CJ 484
Mentor: Prof. Scott Liverman


Mickella Rast ‘19 (Communication and English) “‘Born Sexy Yesterday.’ The Impact of Sexualization, Pedophilia, and Control on Consent in a Popular Science Fiction Tripe”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Kimberly Robillard ‘19 (Chemistry and German Studies) “Fiat Lux: Let there be light!”
Course: CHEM 489
Mentor: Prof. Kevin Kittredge


Gavin Steel ‘19 (Earth and Environmental Sciences) “How the U.S Army takes the environment into consideration during training events”
Course: EES 470
Mentor: Prof. Elizabeth Malcolm


Kristina Scott ‘19 (Communication) “The Silent Impression: Silence as Ironic Marketing Strategy”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Ashllee Spurlock ‘19 (Communication) “LOVE ME TO DEATH! Nurturing Love through the Silence of Dementia: Cinematic Models of Communicating with Memory Loss”
Course: COMM 411
Mentor: Prof. Terry Lindvall


Gwalthny Tosh ‘19 (Biology) “Medical Scribe: A Retrospective Insight for Future MDs”
Course: BIO 471
Mentor: Prof. Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson


Shelby Wright ‘20 (Biology) “Characterization of the composition of the exoskeleton of a Neotropical harvestman using EDS”
Course: BIO 489
Mentor: Prof. Victor Townsend