Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

We are all so proud of our graduating FCHP students! Congratulations to you ALL for making it to this point. Through research, studying abroad, internships, and more, YOU have truly gone above and beyond in your college experience. This is only the beginning and we can’t wait to see where you go from here.

 

Please help us in celebrating our spring and summer graduates and for more information on each student, click on the departments below.

 

Sophia Gibson

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title:  Moral Distress, Burnout, and Moral Injury in Healthcare Professionals

Nikki Gross

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Living Reproductive Politics: Legislating the Female Body in the Modern and Historical United States

Syndey Nichols

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Functions of Feeling: Affect and Photography in the American South, 1950s-70s

Thomas Long

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Forever

Justin Nogy

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Tattoo Ritual: Significance and Stigmatization in Ancient and Modern Tattoo Practice

Jessie Agcaoili

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Effects of the Deletion of the Cytoplasmic Domain of the  Robo3 Gene in Drosophila

Walker Bartels

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title:  Multi-Electrode Arrays of In Vitro Neuronal Cultures Infected with Human Herpesvirus 6

Sadie Beeman

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Identifying Middle Molecules in Urine Using Capillary Electrophoresis

Adriana Beruvides

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Effect of larval rearing environment on female Bicyclus mate choice

Phoebe Bruffett

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Examining the Invasion of Brush Honeysuckle Through a  Phylogenetic Analysis

Mallory Caldwell

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Role of a predicted flavodoxin (MA1799) in the transfer of electrons to Nitrogenase

Rylee Cook

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Exploring Nitrogen Fixation in Methanosarcina acetivorans

Zoe Dean

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Effect of the Obese Tumor Microenvironment on the Metastic Potential of ANGPTL4-overexpressing Xenografts from Black and White Women

Elizabeth Dominguez

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Identifying and Quantifying Cytopatmic effects from Human Herpesvirus 6 Infections on Differentiated Human Neural Stem Cells

Duru Erkan

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Quantification of Dental Fissures Through Occlusal Topography Analysis

Kristen Gates

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Advancing the Chemical Characterization of the Secreted Fraction of Pseudomonas Protegens PBL3 to Enable Biopesticide Development

Jaren Hernandez

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Evaluation of Selected Feed Additives for Protection Against Lameness and Improving the Wellbeing of Broilers in a Lameness Challenge Model

Salem Jackson

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Determining the Shelf Life of Peptide Seed Treatment

Madison Jennings

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Synchronization of Nocturnal Pollinator Behavior and Apple Flower Nectar Production

Caroline Johnson

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Examining Differences in Social Perceptions Between Women Using Hormonal Contraceptives and Naturally Cycling Women

Ashton Jones

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Effects of Hormonal Contraceptive Use on Perceptions of Social Stress in Women

Gopi Lukhi

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Design and Characterization of a Novel Fibroblast Growth Factor Dimer Variant

Kristen Malir

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Investigating the Potential Role for the Nervous system in Controlling Regeneration in Nematostella vectensis

Brooke Martin

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Effects of Time Restricted Feeding on Glucose and Insulin Levels for Reducing Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Regan Massey

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Elevated Levels of External Cysteine Inhibit Nitrogen Fixation by the Methanogenic Archaeon Methanosarcine acetivorans

Davin Means

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Label-free and quantitative monitoring of cellular metabolism in glioblastoma using optical metabolic imaging

Sophie Meyers

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Comorbidities Associated with Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Diease:  A Claims-Data Analysis

Conor Moriarty

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Examining Moth relationships between frequency of visits using AI to examine the relationship between nocturnal moth pollination with flowering apple trees; the role of moth behavior, family classification, time and frequency of visits to apple tree pollination

John Odom

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Utilization of the Fundamental Attribution Error with Increased Immune System Inflammation

Morgan Pelley

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Influence of temperature and body size on food consumption in prairie lizards (Sceloporus consobrinus)

Anna Richardson

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: How Flow Regimes Affect Predator-Prey Relationships in Stream Darter Species

Hannah Ringgold

Summer Graduate
Thesis Title: Viral Production and Transmission Rates - A Comparison between Sulfolobus Spindle-Shaped Viruses (SSV):  SSV8 and SSV9

Amy Schexnayder

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Seasonality of Orthohantavirus seroprevalence in Northwest Arkansas

Rachel Siebenmorgen

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Structural formation and functionality of the Linker Region of SpoIIE protein in Clostridium difficile

Swetha Sirigineedi

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Effect of a Health Educational Program on Sleep Related Health Outcomes

Taryn Tibbs

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Effect of larval experience on learning mate preference in Bicyclus anynana

Jarrod Varnell

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: CRISPR-Cas9 identification of a gene influencing Innate female mate-choice in Bicyclus anynana

Mary Claire Walker

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Monkeypox Virus Hosts and Transmission Pathways: A Systematic Review of a Zoonotic Pathogen

Troy Warfield

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Life after Death: Does Carcass Biodiversity Scale with Carcass Body Size?

Breanna Williams

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Effects of a Leucine Supplementation on Mitochondrial Markers in Pre-Cachectic Female Mice

Kathleen Woods

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Temperature and LPS dependent modulation of cytokine expression in murine macrophages

Liam Alderson

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Purification and Characterization of a Cysteine-free Hyperstable Human Fibroblast Growth Factor

Mia Alshami

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and in vitro Biological Assessment of trans-Platinum (II) Thionate Complexes as Potent Anticancer Agents

Josie Carson

Summer Graduate
Thesis Title: Determining the Full-Length Structure of Collagenase H using Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering 

Meghana Chithirala

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Identifying Cellular Proteins that Determine the Activation State of the Proapoptotic Protein Bax

Samantha Doehring

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Identifying Cellular Proteins that Determine the Activation State of the Proapoptotic Protein Bax

Brett Haley

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Characterization of FGF1/2 Heterodimer with Mutation R136E

Chloe Hutchison

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Characterization of a Protein-Small Molecule Interaction Between Microtubvies and Novel Ruthenium-Polypyridyl Complexes

Mandeep Kaur

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Design for the Efficient Production and Purification of Fibroblast Growth Factor 2

Suraj Kolluru

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Overexpression and Purification of Anginex:  An Inhibitor of Tumor Metastisis

Olivia Mayer

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Use of Proline as Cryoprotectant

Bilal Momand

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Synthesis and Electrochemical Deposition of Ruthenium-Terpyridine Compounds

Matthew Nelson

Summer Graduate
Thesis Title: An Examination of Quantum Mechanics in Biochemistry and their Effects in the Thermodynamics of Photosynthesis

Anders Nowell

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Regulation of the Reaction Between Cytochrome c and Cytochrome c Oxidase in the Mitochondria

Sara Ottinger

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Studying the Lysine Acetylation of Aconitase Isozymes in E. coli

Dania Rahal

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Translation of HDAC6 PET Imaging using [18F]EKZ-001-CGMP Production and Measurement of HDAC6 Torget Occupancy in NHPS - O Review

Devin Sha

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Characterizing Small Molecule Effects on Effector Protein-Protein Interactions

Madison Shields

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Hyper Stable Variants of FGF-1-FGF-2 Dimer

William Strickland

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Spike Protein Structural Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Studied Using Molecular Dynamics

Amanda Tomanek

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Investigation of the Binding Domain Interfaces of the C-terminus of the Albino3 Insertase and the 43kDa Chloroplast Signal Recognition Particle Subunit via Single Molecule Förster Resonance Energy Transfer

Lily Arbuckle

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Future is Female?  Evaluating the Utility of Female Professional Networking Organizations

Sarah Boll

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: College Students Utilizing Dating Apps During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tyler Ford

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Can Violent Political Rhetoric Influence Hate Crime Rates?  Analyzing the Trump Effect

Sydney Gaughan

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Print News Media and Prisoner Reentry:  An Exploratory Study of Local Newspapers in 2018

Megan Greenslade

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Impacts of Post-Incarceration Programming for Women's and Local Communities

Emory Kincaid

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Unemployment and the United States Incarcerated Population: Analyzing the Relationship Between Incarceration and Employment

Sophia Woods

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: An Exploration of Immigrant-Related Factors and the Likelihood of Victimization in the United States

Jillian Brugger

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Supporting Belizean Non-Profits through Grant Writing Proposals in the Agricultural and Educational Sectors

Griffin Fulton

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Risk Preferences, Time Preferences, and Vaping

Aura Comer

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: #MeToo:  The Literary and Social Impact of Sexual Violence Narratives

Madelyn Dumas

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Hounds of Eden

Meghan Fleming

Summer Graduate
Thesis Title: An Exploration of Mary Shelley and Jane Austen in the Political Romanticism Movement

Ellen Marie Gray

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Where are They Now?

Caroline Jennings

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Stop and Smell the Fractals:  An Exploration into Math, Poetry, and Everything in Between

Landon McKay

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Biting Time:  Stories Reflecting a Changing Horror Genre

Olivia Schaap

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: An Exploration of Personal Bias

Trevor Speight

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: On the Way Down

Katelynn Tyner

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Attention, Reflection, and Contemplation:  Approaching the Divine through Romantic Poiesis

Gabrielle Vatthanatham

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Memory Hunger:  An Analysis on the Existential Implications of the Glorification of Paris in the Works of Lost Generation Writers

William Hadley

Geography
Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Dust Bowl Wind Patterns in the US Great Plains -- a Potential Analog for Medieval Megadrought

Camden Rainwater

Geology
Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Demotechnic Index of Nations (1980-2018)

Mary Claire Durr

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Womanless Weddings and Beauty-less Pageants:  A History of Rural Drag in Arkansas

Alison Fong

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Disruptions and Continuity in the Singaporean Chinese Community:  Social Networks, Collaborationist, and the Black Market under the British and Japanese Administrations, 1819-1960

Michael Fuhrman

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Building with Stories:  Collecting Narratives and Understanding Cultural Realities for Vietnamese Buddhist Populations in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Georgiana Powell

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: A Tale of Two Libraries:  A History of the Public Library Systems of Atlanta, GA and Baltimore, MD and How LIbraries Across America Adapt to thier Communities

Emily Snyder

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Political Power of Museums: A Case Study on the Spanish Colonial Arts Society and Museum

Jack West

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Plastic Makes Perfect:  An Analysis of Plastic Surgery as a Rehabilitation In Early to Late 20th Century Prison Populations

Fernanda Alcantara

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Their Pain is Our Pain: The Intersectionality of Identity Formation, Socioeconomic Status and Transgenerational Trauma in Latine Youth

Josephine Drydale

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Work of La Via Campesina Regarding the Intersection of Land Occupation and Food Sovereignty

Henry Forteith

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The International Perception of the Irish Republican Army and Chechan Insurgency

Sydney Golding

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Last Leg:  A Social Sustainability Assessment of Ovine Agriculture

Sol Halle

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Reinventing our understanding of the Left-Right political dichotomy: the case of Argentina

Avery Hasten

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: International Actors: Investigating Celebrities as Human Rights Actors

Amy McCampbell

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Social Media’s Effect on Youth-Organized Political Activism and its Relation to International Organizations’ Involvements for Intergenerational Unity Initiatives

Cecily Monson

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Effects of the Francoist Dictatorship on Contemporary Spanish Society and Government and the Subsequent Effects on U.S.-Spain Diplomatic Relations from 1975-Present

Tylor Rea-Garibay

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Premature Assimilation of Hong Kong

Sara Rulli

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Two Sides to the Story: Mutual Aggression Post-Cold War

Mary Kathryn Strickland

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: A Single Family Working Together”: Evaluating Community Partnership Strategies within the Disaster Management Initiatives of Caritas Internationalis in Southeast Asia

Elizabeth Petrie

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The News and Social Media Algorithms: An Evaluation of Serendipity in the Infosphere

Rachel McCann

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: 3-Uniform 4-Path Decompositions of Complete 3-Uniform Hypergraphs

Christopher Mason Bennett

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Ethics of Masking During a Pandemic

Alex Siebenmorgen

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Down the Misinformation Rabbit Hole:  Falling or Jumping in?

Chloe Benton

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Chandra Spectral Constraints of the Low-metallicity Collision Ring Cartwheel Galaxy

Sabrina Jones

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Scale-Free Behavioral Dynamics Directly Linked with Scale-Free Cortical Dynamics

Ashley Lieber

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Monitoring the M-dwarf Host Stars of TESS Exoplanet Candidates: Stellar Flares and Habitability

Luke Long

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Ongoing calculus in cerebral cortex

Alex Siebenmorgen

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Emergent Spectra of Young X-Ray Emitting Populations Across Environments

Cory Stephenson

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Synthesis, Characterization, and Functionality of Novel 2D Material SN3P2

Teia Anderson

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Police Use of Deadly Force:  An Examination of How Interactions Regarding Police as a Minor Affects Adult Opinion on Police Regulation Legislation

Frances Delacey

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The 2022 Arkansas Gubernatorial Election and the Impact of Gender Perceptions Towards High-Profile Conservative Women

Ramsey Ghaleb

Summer Graduate
Thesis Title: Framing the Science Behind the Headlines: Combatting Anti-Vaxxers through Narrative

Zachary Hogue

Summer Graduate
Thesis Title: The Unitary Executive Theory

Jason Neeley

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Determinants of Public Corruption in Arkansas and the Nation

Zoe Patrick

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Eradicating Global Poverty: Who is the answer?

Daniella Ruiz Cantu

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Black Occularity, the White Gaze, and Color-Blindness in Shonda Rhimes' Bridgerton

Emily Schlichtig

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: A Gateway to Housing Discrimination: A St. Louis Case Study to Identify Home Loan Denial Rates among Black and White Citizens

Mackenzie Selby

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Consequences of Partisan Monopolies in American Samoa

Jack Switzer

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: An Analysis of the Relationship Between COVID Policies and Student Growth in the Nine Largest Arkansas Public School Districts During the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Amelia Ver Woert

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Ideological Preferences of Supreme Court Justices: The Shift Throughout the Term

Beck Williams

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Understanding and Improving the System:  The Effects of Weighting on the Accuracy of Political Polling in Arkansas

Cara Bascom

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Prospective Person Memory in the Case of Missing Persons:  A Coffee Shop Study

Carroll Bentley

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Differential Neural Correlates Underlying Different Cognitive Control Strategies and Their Relationship With the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale

Jasmine Blake

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Association between Adolescent Dating Violence and Internalizing Symptoms: Insecure Attachment Style as a Moderator

Madelynn Fancher

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Influence of Facial Exposure Duration on Confidence in Eyewitness Identity

Hannah Frala

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Scrolling Through Instagram to Change How You Feel: How People Use Social Media to Regulate Their Emotions

Ryan Harra

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Effectiveness of a Peer-Based Mentorship Program in Reducing Anxiety and Depression Symptoms Among College Students

Katelynn Kallodaychsak

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Examining the Relations Among Stress, Depression, and Moral Descision-Making

Mallory MacDonald

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Effectiveness of Affective based Intervention depending on Personal Relevance to a Conspirancy Belief

Lucinda Prettyman

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: The Effect of Pet Ownership and Interaction on Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Noah Ross

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Relationship Between Pet and Human Separation Anxiety on Owners' Anxiety and Physical Health

Brynn Schuetter

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Diagnostic Featural Detection or Filler Siphoning: A Red Box Study

Danielle Shaver

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: It's Not You, It's Me:  Contextualizing Relationship Conflict, Self-Criticism, and Emotion Regulation

Whitney Skaggs

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Examining the Effects of Different Coping Styles on Dependent Stress Generation

Karli Spann

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Adolescent Dating Violence: Attachment Styles and Parents' Unhealthy Marital Relationship as Possible Predictors

Abigail Vance

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: An Experimental Analysis of the Effects of Acute Sleep Deprivation on Negative State Dependent Bias

Trinity Walker

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Theory of Mind: Temporary superpower or coincidence?

Hannah Baker

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Effects of Experiences on the Personal Reclamation of Slurs Within the College-Aged LGBTQ+ Community at the University of Arkansas

Rheanna Morgan

Summa Cum Laude
Thesis Title: A Retrospective Study of the Relationship Between Gender Perception and Female Students' Academic Success in STEM Majors

Claire Tiffin

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: A Mixed Method Research Study that Explores If and How Nonprofits are Successfully Using Social Media to Fundraise 

Ashley Jordan Smith

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: A Content Analysis of the Equal Rights Amendment

Chloe Hawkins

Summer Graduate
Thesis Title: The History of the Death Penalty and an Analysis on the Effectiveness of Capital Punishment

Christina Varghese

Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Perceived COVID-19 Threat Across the Intersections of Age, Race/Ethnicity, and Gender

Andrew Elkins

Magna Cum Laude
Thesis Title: Historical Underpinnings and Consequent Effects of Labor Exploitation of Mexican and Central Americans in the United States

Henry Aggus

Summer Graduate
Thesis Title: The Show Must Go On:  Repercussions of SARS-CoV-2 on Amateur and Professional Theaters in Northwest Arkansas

 

Spring 2022 Office Operations

The Fulbright College Honors Program is open for in-person visits this spring. In compliance with University policy, we recomend all visitors to wear a mask when in University buildings. You can also reach us remotely during our regular office hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday by email at arschnrs@uark.edu or by phone at (479) 575-2509. Please remember, all messages should include your full name, UA ID number, and a brief description of your question.

If your advisor is Mrs. Jill Geisler Wheeler you can schedule an appointmetn with her through UASuccess using the link below.

 

Make an appointment

 

See the COVID-19 Instructions section of our website for more information related to Fulbright Honors office operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information regarding the University of Arkansas response to COVID-19 is available on the University's COVID-19 site.

 

If you have other questions please call 479-575-2509 or email arschnrs@uark.edu.

 

 

Spring/Summer 2022 Deadlines and Important Dates

  • January 17 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 18 – First Day of Classes
  • January 24 – Last day to add a full-semester class
  • January 31 – Last day to drop a full-semester class without a "W"
  • February 1 – Sturgis Study Abroad Grant application deadline
  • February 2 – Form C & Transcript deadline for Spring/Summer 2022 graduates*; Spring Thesis Meeting for 2023 graduates at 4:00 pm, location to be announced
  • March 1 – Fall graduation application deadline; Sturgis International Fellowship application deadline
  • March 2 – Form A & Proposal deadline for Spring/Summer 2023 graduates*
  • March 21-25 – Spring Break
  • April 4-22 – Priority Registration
  • April 6 – Form B deadline for Fall 2022 graduates*
  • April 22  Last day to drop a full-semester class with a "W"
  • April 27 – Thesis defense deadline for Spring 2022 graduates
  • May 5 – Last Day of Classes; Last day to withdraw from all classes
  • May 6 – Dead Day; Final Thesis copy deadline for Spring 2022 graduates*
  • May 9-13 – Final Exams
  • May 14 – Spring Commencement
  • July 27 – Thesis defense deadline for Summer 2022 graduates
  • August 5 – Final Thesis copy deadline for Summer 2022 graduates

*Thesis forms can be submitted either in-person or digitally. All digital thesis forms should be emailed directly to Mary Ellen Hartford at mhartfo@uark.edu.

A complete Academic Calendar can be found at the Office of the Registrar website.