3/11/09

HONORS CANDIDATES PRESENT PROJECTS AND PROMISE

Tyler McCambridge, a biology major heading for medical school, discusses his research on dietary selenium as a protector of dopamine levels. President Thomforde was on hand to congratulate the Honors candidates who presented posters.
Perry Freifeld, a business management major, presented "Achieving Success Through Trust-Based Relationships: Investigation of Transactional versus Relational Selling." Gary Kaskowitz, associate professor economics and business, was his advisor.
Cliff Jackson explored "Contradictory Voice in Wharton’s The Age of Innocence;" advisor Annette Benert, English Studies director, Comenius Center

If the 2009 Moravian Honors candidates are an indication, we have much to look forward to when the next generation of scholars and leaders enters the workforce. A cure for Parkinson's Disease, better understanding of drug addiction, more ethical and effective business methods—these and many other advancements are well within reach, judging by the candidates' impressive research.

Several candidates presented posters at the H. Paty Eiffe Gallery on February 26. Projects ranged from the use of dietary selenium to protect dopamine levels, with potential impact on Parkinson's Disease (Tyler McCambridge; advisor Cecilia Fox, associate professor of biology) to the role archetypes play in marketing (Amanda King; advisor Gary Kaskowitz, associate professor of economics and business).

Honors is a year-long research experience for seniors that concludes with the submission of a thesis, which the candidate defends in an oral examination. Seventeen students are candidates in the Fall 2008 - Spring 2009 Honors Program. The Honors Committee is chaired by Dennis Glew, professor of classics and history. Next year, 2010, marks the program's fiftieth anniversary. Click here for a list of the 2008-09 Honors Program candidates and their projects.