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Student from Cape makes presentation at conference

May 19, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

A delegation of students from the Gardner-Webb University Honors Program recently attended the Southern Regional Honors Council in Asheville, N.C. The theme for the conference was "Diving Into Diversity: Opportunities and Obligations in Honors Education." They were accompanied by biology professor Dr. Tom Jones, Associate Dean of the Honors Program.

More than 720 registered for the event, and more than 400 participants presented posters or speeches.

Marissa Richardson, a senior American Sign Language major from Anderson, S.C., gave an oral presentation, "More Than Just Pictures in the Air: A Linguistic Analysis of Signed Languages."

Posters were presented by:

* Brittney Jones, a senior psychology major from Charlotte, N.C. Positive Effects of Video Game Play on Depression.

* Rachel Sedota, a senior nursing student from Mooresville, N.C. The Nursing Shortage in the United States: Past, Present, and Future.

* Chelsea Sydnor, a senior journalism major from Cary, N.C. Back in Time: Marty McFly's Character Journey.

* Tyler Hemingway, a senior chemistry major from Cape Coral, Fla., and Jessica Ferguson, a senior chemistry major from Lawrence, Kan. The Effects of Unmodified Lemon Peels on Extraction of Lead Ions and Methylene Blue Dye from Water.

n A.J. Horner, a senior business administration major from Moravian Falls, N.C. A Feuding House: An Examination of the Causes and Effects of the Decline of Bipartisanship in the United States Congress.

Located in the North Carolina foothills, Gardner-Webb University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university that prepares students to become critical thinkers, effective leaders and compassionate servants in the global community. Emphasizing a strong student-centered experience and rigorous academics, Gardner-Webb ignites learning and service opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

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