Honors Program Announces 2015 Graduates

On Friday, May 8th, the Honors Program held its spring Cording Ceremony to honor the 2015 Honors Program graduates. Faculty capstone mentors spoke on behalf of the students or sent a speech to be read on their behalf.

Honors Program graduates proudly don their Honors cords after the Cording Ceremony. Pictured (from L to R): Alexis Berdine, Amanda Mayes, Jaclyn Horn, Alaina Berry, Mary Moeller, Zac Hoffman, Garrett Tresch, Mollie Jeck, Leslie Johnson, Will Horn, Emily Bosley. (not pictured: Joe "Scott" Glorioso)
Our impressive array of graduates completed their degrees in a wide range of subjects, from Psychology to Finance to Chemistry.  These students were also highly involved on campus as leaders in a variety or organizations, including the Ashbrook Scholar Program, the TKE fraternity, Eagle Investment Group, AU GIVS community service organization, the dance team, varsity cheerleading, Alpha Phi and Delta Zeta sororities, Marching Band, math club, academic tutoring, the American Chemical Society student chapter, and many others.

The Honors Program would like to proudly congratulate the following graduates for 2015:

Alexis Berdine
Capstone Title: Click for the Campus Store: Development of an Online Public Relations Campaign for the AU Campus Store
Major: Fashion Merchandising
Minor: Speech Communication

Alaina Berry
Capstone Title: The Effects of Code-switching: How the Novel Bless Me, Ultima Reinforces the Importance of the Chicano Culture
Majors: English and Spanish

Emily Bosley
Capstone Title: The Long-Term Viability of Equity Crowdfunding
Majors: Finance and Entrepreneurship

Joseph (Scott) Glorioso
Capstone Title: Constant Speed or Constant Effort: Which is the more efficient way to run?
Majors: Chemistry and Mathematics
Minors: Physics and Religion

Zachary Hoffman
Capstone Title: Not a Killer, Soldier, or Subject: Frederick Douglass and American Citizenship
Major: History
Minors: Political Science and Philosophy

Jaclyn Horn
Capstone Title:  Excellence and Envy: Plutarch on the Difficulties of Leading the People
Majors: History and Political Science
Minor: Economics

William Horn
Capstone Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Resorcinarene-Core Polylactide/Polyethylene Glycol Star Block Copolymers
Major: Chemistry
Minor: Mathematics

Mollie Jeck
Capstone Title: Smart Meets Social: Teachers' Perceptions of Interactive Whiteboards and Interactions
Major: Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Intervention Specialist with Reading Endorsement

Leslie Johnson
Capstone Title:  An Analysis of The Altman Z-Score: An Application to the Airline Industry
Major: Finance
Minors: Accounting and Mathematics

Amanda Mayes
Capstone Title: The Affective Forecasting Error: Predicting Negative Affect
Major: Psychology
Minor: Biology

Mary Moeller
Capstone Title: Factors that Influence Peer Grading
Major: Psychology
Minors: Creative Writing and Spanish

Garrett Tresch
Capstone Title: Sieve Bootstrap-Based Prediction Intervals within GARCH Processes
Majors: Mathematics and Actuarial Science

We wish you all the best of luck in your future pursuits!


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