Esther G. Maynor Honors College

Senior Projects

Below is the bibliographic information for past senior projects completed by members of the Maynor Honors College. All of these citations may be referenced in hard copy in the Livermore Library (call number AS 36.N6 P458) or electronically via the University’s Institutional Repository: http://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncp/

 

Class of 2014

Christopher Hudson
Creative Project: Database and Interface Creative Project
Major: Computer Science
Faculty Mentor: Charles Lillie

Ricky Stone II
Thesis: Being a Sports Agent: Examining the Profession of Athlete Representation
Major: Exercise Science
Faculty Mentor: Jeff Bolles

Chelsey Parsons
Creative Project: Issues Series
Major: Art
Faculty Mentor: Brandon Sanderson

Ashlee Doughty
Community Service: The CARE Resource Center at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Major: Business Administration
Faculty Mentor: Keondra Mitchell

Rachel Brown
Thesis: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A Survey Study of College Students’ Knowledge of Health Care Reform in America
Major: Exercise Science
Faculty Mentor: Jeff Bolles

 

Class of 2013

 

Hillary Akers

Thesis: Fact or Fiction: Sifting through the falsehoods of the 2012 presidential campaigns

Major: Mass Communication

Faculty Mentor: Mr. Terence Dollard

 

Davita Nicole Brockington

Thesis: Bio-Mimicking Pyruvate to Inhibit Lactate Dehydrogenase

Major: Chemistry and Physics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Siva Mandijiny

 

Daniel B. Davis

Thesis: "Reinforcing the Continuum: Homoerotic Desire in Charles Dickens' Bleak House"

Major: English

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melissa Schaub

 

Cortney Graham

Thesis: Six Degrees of Separation

Major: Art Education

Faculty Mentor: Mr. Joseph Begnaud

 

Candace Langston

Thesis: Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis as Compared with the Gold Standard in Terms of Validity and Reproducibility

Major: Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeff Bolles

 

Ashley B. Peoples

Thesis: The Effects of Bullying

Major: Political Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Steven D. Bourquin

 

Courtney Stoker

Thesis: Citizen-Centric Report: Governmental Accounting for the Everyday Citizen

Major: Accounting

Faculty Mentor: Mrs. Sharon Bell

 

Lori Vignali

Thesis: Comparing Mathematic Abilities of Children with Autism in Middle School Self-Contained Setting and Inclusive Setting

Major: Special Education

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gretchen Robinson

 

Michelle S. Winfrey

Thesis: The Bystander Effect: Would you speak up?

Major: Nursing

Faculty Mentor: Ms. Jennifer L. Johnson

 

Sierra C. Edwards

Thesis: The Effects of Health Insurance on Health Care in the United States

Major: Chemistry

Faculty Mentor: Phil Hindson

 

Christopher R. Hudson

Thesis: A Future Projection of Hardware, Software, and Market Trends of Tablet Computers

Major: Computer Science

Faculty Mentor: Charles Lillie

 

Joey C. Dupree

Thesis: Creativity Enhancing Performance on Dual-Task Tests

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: William G. Collier

 

Anna Blue

Project: Diaper Drive Project

Major: Social Work

Faculty Mentor: Frederick H. Stephens

 

 

Class of 2012

 

Meghan Brady

Thesis: The Recovery of Dextromethorphan Using Solid-Phase Extraction and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

Major: Chemistry

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Meredith Storms

 

Christopher Fulkerson

Thesis: "Spratlys: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"

Major: Major: Political Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kevin Freeman

 

Pamela Hughes

Thesis: “Athletic Training Symposium for High School Students”

Major: Athletic Training

Faculty Mentor: Ms. Beverly Justice 

Faculty Mentor: Mrs. Susan Edkins 

 

 

Class of 2011

 

Cassandra Adams

Thesis: "Proof of a Problem"

Major: Mathematics and Computer Science

Faculty Mentor: Ms. Mary Klinikowski

 

Natasha Bacon

Thesis: "Comparative Analysis of Trace Soil Evidence by Infrared Spectrometry"

Major: Chemistry

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rachel Smith

 

Kimberly Brassard

Thesis: "Catalyzing the Reaction: High School Seniors => College Chemists"

Major: Chemistry

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brian Postek

 

Jennifer Cooper

Thesis: "The Quest: The History of the Pentecostal Fire Baptized Holiness Church"

Major: History

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Scott Billingsly

 

Nick Faulkner

Thesis: "The Interference of Microsomal Triglyceride Transfer Protein through the use of RNAi for the use of Downregulating Apolipophorin II/I in the S2 Drosophila Melanogaster Cell Line"

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeremy Sellers

 

Nathaniel Kingsbury

Thesis: "Synthesis of Biodiesel Using Liquid Morpholines: A Homogeneous Basic Catalyst"

Major: Chemistry

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cornelia Tirla

 

Grant Merritt

Thesis: "The Effects of Humor and Non-Humor Techniques in Television Commercials Placed In Different Program Environments: An Experiment with Car Insurance Commercials"

Major: Mass Communications

Faculty Mentor: Dr. DanDan Liu

 

Nina Oviedo

Thesis: "Consumer Perception on Genetically Modified Salmon"

Major: Economics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cliff Mensah

 

Sara Pack

Thesis: "Constructions of Innocence in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials"

Major: English

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Cannata

 

Anna Queen

Creative Project: "Beyond the Beakers"

Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Bonds-Raacke (Psychology)

Thesis: "Mutational Analysis of HTZ1 in Transcription Elongation"

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maria Santisteban

 

Ed Ricker

Thesis: "Seeing is Not Always Believing: Photo Manipulation in Photo Journalism"

Major: Mass Communications

Faculty Mentor: Mr. Terrance Dollard

 

Hannah Simpson

Thesis: "The Effects of Governance on Development: Access to Economic and Social Opportunities in Post-Communist Rural Mongolia"

Major: Political Science and Mass Communications

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kevin Freeman

 

Class of 2010

 

Whitney Hanlin

Thesis: “International Marketing: Panera Bread in Italy”

Major: Marketing, Management, and International Business

Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Spillan

 

Samantha Kinder

Thesis: “Bridging the Gap”

Major: Mass Communication

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Cannata

 

Kelly Niccum

Thesis: “Coaches and Professors: Who has More Authority?”

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Raacke

 

Ashley Pabst

Thesis: “An Integrative Approach to Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language”

Major: Spanish

Mentor: Dr. Liliana Wendorff

 

Jorge Piocuda

Thesis: “The Interaction between Music and Task Performance: The Tower of Hanoi & Missionaries and Cannibals”

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentors: Dr. John Raacke

Creative Project: What Do You See?: The Psychology Behind Optical Art

Mentor: Dr. John Labadie (Art)

 

Tiffany Schmidt

Thesis: “Agenda Setting: the Media’s Role in Abolishing the Death Penalty in New Jersey ”

Major: Mass Communication

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tony Curtis & Dr. Jenifer Bonds-Raacke (Psychology)

 

Anitra Williams

Thesis: “National Health Insurance: Truly Taking Care of a Nation”

Major: Health, PE, and Recreation

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sonia Tinsley

 

 

Class of 2009

 

Alyssa Johnson

Thesis: “Fun=Learning: Teaching Strategies for the Early Elementary Curriculum”

Major: Education

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Suwanee Dixon & Ms. Genemma Lowery (Union Chapel Elementary)

 

Ashley Bowman

Thesis: “Cloning and Characterization of the Amino Terminal 30% of Retinoid and Fatty Acid Binding Glycoprotein in Schneider's S2 Cells”

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeremy Sellers

 

Sean Kelly

Thesis: “International Implications of Revolution”

Major: Political Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kevin Freeman

 

Amanda Swinton

Thesis: “Knights and their Ladies Fair': Comparing Courtship from the Seventeenth Century to Today”

Major: History

Mentor: Dr. Rose Stremlau

 

Hannah Woriax

Thesis: “A Study on Fractal Morphogenesis in Bacteria as an Adaptive Response to Environmental Stress”

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marilu Santos

 

 

Class of 2008

 

Dan Kelly

Thesis: Pembroke Pigskin: A Practical Application of Convergence

Major: Mass Communication

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anthony Curtis

 

Amy Averitt

Thesis: Solid-Phase Extraction and HPLC Determination of Dextromethorphan in Hair After Exposure to Cosmetic Treatment

Major: Chemistry

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Meredith Storms

 

Colleen Griffiths

Thesis: Recapturing the Past: Digitally Archiving UNCP's Student Newspaper

Major: Mass Communication

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Brown

 

Rachel Oke

Thesis: UNCP Train Kiln Construction 2007-2008

Major: Art

Faculty Mentor: Mr. Stephen Robison

 

Amanda Perrin

Thesis: Perceptions of Art: Man and Nature - A Study Through Collaboration

Major: Art

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Gay

 

Katie Smith

Thesis: Forming and Protecting the Middle Class Victorian Ideal: Holmes and Watson

Major: English

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Cannata 

 

Wesley Gibbs

Thesis: Philo: An Introduction to the Man and His Methods

Major: Philosophy

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffery Geller

 

 

Class of 2007

 

Megan Grimsley

Thesis: A War on the Home Front:  Would a National Health Plan Benefit Americans’ Health?

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bob Poage

 

Jessica Ortiz

Thesis: Transesterification of Waste Oil to Produce Biodiesel and Cost Efficient Removal of Residues

Major: Chemistry & Physics

Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Siva Mandjiny

 

Kelly Griffith

Thesis: Media and the Public: The New York Times Coverage of Weapons of Mass Destruction from 2002 to 2005 and Its Correlation with Public  Opinion

Major: Mass Communications

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anthony R. Curtis

 

Danielle Chavis

Thesis: High-Performance Liquid Chromatographic Determination of Metformin in Human Serum Using Solid-Phase Extraction

Major: Chemistry and Physics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Meredith Storms

 

Beth Butler

Thesis: Career Decision-Making

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor:  Dr. John Raacke

 

Rachel Loflin

Thesis: UNCP Tobacco Use

Major: Health, PE & Recreation

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sonia Tinsley

 

Christelle Lebeau

Thesis: Concretely: Working With Concrete Manipulatives in the Classroom

Major: Education

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carol Higy

 

Mary Gyves

Thesis: Ireland's Path to Freedom with Eamon de Valera and Michael Collins 1916-1923

Major: History

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Brown

 

 

Class of 2006

 

Lidsay Barthoff

Thesis: Obesity's Claim on America

Major: Health Promotion

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sandra Cross

 

Rachel Harbert

Thesis: Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: Does Capital Punishment Protect Us Or is Revenge to Fault?: Exposing the Real Debate Behind the Death Penalty

Major: Criminal Justice w/ minor in Social Welfare

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mario Paparozzi

 

Thomas Martin

Thesis:  Antietam a Failure to Achieve Victory

Majors:  History; Philosophy and Religion

Faculty Mentors:  Dr. Jeff Frederick, History;  Dr. Merril Miller, Religion 

 

Hong Tran

Thesis: Sorption Studies of Cu2+ Ion on Various Solid Matrices Such as Gel and Membranes

Major: Chemistry with a Biomedical concentration

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Siva Mandjiny

 

Michael Zimmermann

Thesis: Academic Achievement: The Interaction between Personality and Mental Health

Major: Psychology w/ minor in Philosophy and Religion

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shilpa Pai

 

Justin Hall

Thesis: CCD Astronomy

Major: Physics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jose D’Arruda

 

Jamie McCall

Thesis: The Changing Two-Part Political System: The Evolution of the Libertarian Party in the Context of Philosophy, History, & Politics

Major: Political Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carolyn Thompson

 

Blake Tyner (Graduated December 2005)

Thesis: Bridging the Generations: A Pictorial History of UNCP

Major: History w/ minor in Public Relations