Students receive honors at the 2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 9:30am
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MOBILE, Ala. – Students presented projects across many disciplines on April 25 at the Spring Hill College Undergraduate Research Symposium (SHCURS).

The SCHURS provides a platform for students to showcase their classroom and internship projects and research to a larger audience. It also offers students, faculty and staff, and the community the opportunity to come together to observe the connection between education and research. The symposium exposes student attendees to the wide range of opportunities that Spring Hill College has to offer.

This year’s award recipients:

Original Research
Amy Lyons and Kirsten Bordis: “Associations Between Adult Attachment Style and Texting Communication in Romantic Relationships”
Honorable Mention: Lorenza Croom: “The Role of Social Identity on Musical Preference”
Off-Campus Research
Jacob Files: “Determining the Role of Linker Histones in DNA Damage Repair”
Honorable Mention: James Kizziah: “Introduction of Tryptophan Mutants into WT 3 M26I DJ-1 to Probe Differences in Protein Behavior”
Class Project
Mary Catherine McKinley: “Development of CAE Website”
Honorable Mention: Tempey Hamilton: “Scandal: Sternberg’s Love Triangle”
Service Project
Lesliey Garza: “A Dog Wash for ARF: Helping Strays One Pooch at a Time”
Honorable Mention: Michael Short and Erin Claxton: “Light of the Village Service Project”
Marie Booth: “Perception: The lens Through Which We See the World”
Honorable Mention: Jolene Bruard: “Untitled”
Emily Hill and Kevin Smith: “The Effectiveness of Social Media and Web-Based Marketing on a Local Non-Profit”
Honorable Mention: Alicia Candela: “An Examination of a Blog’s Influence on Youth Music Programs”

For more information on the SHC Undergraduate Research Symposium, visit