Our Honors Graduates

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History of the Fulbright College Honors Program

During the Fall semester of 1954, Arts and Sciences Dean D.G. Nichols appointed a faculty committee to consider how our College might offer additional educational opportunities for "superior scholars." Events moved quickly, and the first students entered the newly formed honors program in the Fall of 1955. By May 1956, two students were graduated from what would become the Fulbright College Honors Program, and since that time, our program has taken its place as one of the oldest and most distinguished honors programs in the country.

Building on its early reputation for academic rigor, the Fulbright College Honors Program has continued to develop an innovative curriculum that provides our students with the extra attention and preparation required to succeed in the rapidly changing world that awaits them upon graduation. From the NEH-funded Honors Humanities Project, which offers students a broad grounding in humanities and the arts, to the tightly focused, small-group learning experiences of the honors colloquia, students who complete their degrees with honors are regularly admitted to the most prestigious professional and graduate schools both in our country and abroad.

Our growth and commitment to excellence was accelerated exponentially in April of 2002 when the University of Arkansas received over $100 million from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation to establish a university-wide Honors College. Not only did the gift attract talented students from around the country, but it also provided study-abroad funding that, when combined with our own program's Sturgis Study Abroad Scholarships, allowed us to send more students abroad than we had ever dreamed—a dream entirely in keeping with one of the lifelong passions of our namesake, Senator J. William Fulbright.

So, whether our students' goals include world-travel and language acquisition or a place in a campus laboratory whose research is having world-wide implications (or both!), the Fulbright College Honors Program will develop and sharpen their passions into the professional package that will allow them to take the next step in their careers.

Dr. Kirstin Erickson

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Director of Fulbright College Honors Program

Our Honors Graduates

This year we are celebrating the Class of 2020 from afar! Graduates will be listed by the department in which they completed their thesis. Each graduate's information will be formatted this way:

Name of Graduate

Type of Honors in Department: Level of Honors

Title of Honors Thesis

Thesis Advisor

 

Blossom Amechi      

Departmental Scholar of Anthropology: Cum Laude

Analysis Of Modern Human Variation with Respect to Craniofacial and Masticatory Function

Claire Terhune

 

Dylan Elkington-Stauss

College Scholar of Anthropology: Magna Cum Laude

Detection and Categorization of Erosive Tooth Wear (ETW) Lesions   

Peter Ungar

 

Summer El-Shahawy           

Departmental Scholar of Anthropology: Cum Laude

A Rendezvous with Revolution: How Contemporary Female Singers Have Transformed Egypt      

Ted Swedenburg

          

Rachel Handloser    

College Scholar of Anthropology: Magna Cum Laude

Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metal Pollution from Peruvian Anthropogenic 

Benjamin Vining

 

Logan Hearp

College Scholar of Anthropology: Summa Cum Laude           

Lions and Tigers and Bobcats, Oh My!: A Comparative Analysis of Felid Taphonomy on Bovid Remains 

Claire Terhune

 

Claire Marquis          

Departmental Scholar of Anthropology: Cum Laude  

Practicing Midwifery in Northwest Arkansas: A Person-Centered Ethnographic Case Study

Jonathan Marion

Alyssa Frazier           

Departmental Scholar of Graphic Design: Cum Laude

City Guides for Ethical Travel     

Marty Maxwell Lane

 

Haley Lawrence

College Scholar of Art History

Plastic Surgery and the Queer Performance of Self-Trans-formation

Lynn Jacobs

Summer 2020 Graduate

 

Meredith Locke       

Departmental Scholar of Art: Cum Laude

Inclusive Art Education Model for Community        

Angela La Porte

William Jasinski

Departmental Scholar of Asian Studies: Cum Laude

A Comparative Analysis of the American and Japanese Education Systems

Ka Zeng

Gabrielle Agcaoili

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude

Differences in learning and gene expression in brains of male and female Bicyclus anynana 

Erica Westerman

 

Fatima Alzufari

College Scholar of Biology: Summa Cum Laude

Linking Redox Imaging to a Known Marker of Apoptosis: Cytochrome c          

Timothy Muldoon

 

Evan Anderson

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Summa Cum Laude

Designing a System for Dynamic Fixation of Venous Valves  

Hanna Jensen

 

Zachary Angel

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude

Phylogeography of Snow Trout (Schizothorax spp.) in the Himalayan Mountains

Marlis Douglas

 

Anthony Bartels       

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude

Methanogens and their Ability to Grow on Illite Clay: A Possible Explanation for Methane on Mars

Timothy Kral

           

Caroline Baughn

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Summa Cum Laude

The Effect of Protein and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Regulation of Sleep and Mood in Postmenopausal Women

Jamie Baum

 

Austin Bell

College Scholar of Biology: Summa Cum Laude

Mitochondrial Deletions and Their Disease-Causing Effects

Shilpa Iyer

           

Harris Bethel

College Scholar of Biology: Summa Cum Laude

The Effect of Master regulators of Metabolism on Promoter Activity of the app Operon of Clostridioides difficile

Mack Ivey

           

Callie Cater

College Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude         

Studying the Effects of Lysine Acetylation on Aconitase in Escherichia coli         

Chenguang Fan

 

Winson Chee
College Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

Effect of Coinfection on Damselfly Immune Systems   

Adam Siepielski

 

Jared Collier

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude

Sleep Duration and its Effects on Cholesterol Levels in College Students

Erin Howie Hickey

           

Dylan Dominguez

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

Determining the Effectiveness of MOF Enzyme Activity and Stability of Alcohol Dehydrogenase Over Time

Hassan Beyzavi

 

Ethan Elkins

College Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude

Testing the Effects of Commercial Feed Activities on the Incidence of Bacterial Chondronecrosis with Osteomyelitis in Broiler Chickens   

Adnan Alrubaye

           

Avery Elliott

College Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

Genetics of Collard Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris) Populations in Arkansas

Marlis Douglas

 

Drake Enderlin

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Summa Cum Laude

The Effect of a Diet Higher in Protein on the Cardiovascular Health in Adults with Metabolic Syndrome

Jamie Baum

 

Macey Feimster

Departmental Scholar of Biology

Evaluation of Doped Hydroxyapatite Bioscaffold for Bone Regeneration

Ryan Tian

Summer 2020 Graduate

 

McKenzie Fellinger

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude

The Role of Higher Protein Diets in the Regulation of Mood and Sleep in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome

Jamie Baum

 

Jennie Finch

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Summa Cum Laude

Is the rag1 gene a suitable marker for assessing biogeographic trends in species of the catfish family Pangasiidae in the Lower Mekong River?        

Michael Ceballos

 

Mason Grimm          

College Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

HDX-ESI-MS and UV Absorption to study protein Folding Energies of Myoglobin and Hemoglobin      

Wesley Stites

 

Larkin Harris

College Scholar of Biology: Summa Cum Laude

The Synthesis and Evaluation of Fluconazole Derivatives for Antifungal Activity

David McNabb

 

Brooke Henry

College Scholar of Biology: Summa Cum Laude

Structural and Functional Characterization of Mitochondria with tRNA Mutations

Shilpa Iyer

 

Kendall Jackson

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

Effect of Fructose Consumption on Glomerular Filtration Rate During and Following Simulated Industrial Work in the Heat

Brendon P. McDermot

           

Arch Jones

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

Investigations in the Cnidarian species, Cassiopea sp.

Michael Ceballos

 

Kathryn Judy

College Scholar of Biology: Summa Cum Laude

Characterizing the short-term transcriptomic response of Skeletonema marinoi to salinity stress

Andrew Alverson

 

Alexander Kammien

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Summa Cum Laude

Utilizing Negative Pressure to Close Mitral Valves in Vitro

Morten Jensen

 

Savannah King

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Summa Cum Laude

Gill Na+, K+ -ATPase Kinetics in Euryhaline Tilapia       

Christian Tipsmark

 

Charles Houston Lamb

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

A Field Guide to Small Mammals of Arkansas     

Kristian Forbes

Summer 2020 Graduate

 

Alexis Landers

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude

The Root of the Problem

Lucas Delazene

 

Madison Martinez

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

Understanding the role of SufBC in biogenesis of iron-sulfur clusters in Methanosarcina acetivorans

Daniel Lessner

 

Shanta Mazumder

College Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

The Comparability and Presence of Protosteloid Amoebae in Different Habitats

Fredrick Spiegel

 

Paige McGuire

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

Studying the Lysine Acetylation of Type II Citrate Synthase in E. coli

Chenguang Fan

 

Earl Neel

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Summa Cum Laude

Regulation of electron transfer from cytochrome-c to cytochrome-c oxidase by phosphorylation of cc T28

Francis Millett

 

Abigail Nowell

College Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude

Modified Stent Design for a Coronary Bifurcation Lesion

Hanna Jensen

 

Meredith Ott

College Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

Characterizational Studies of Cell Division Cycle Protein (Cdc42) in the Presence of the Small Molecule A2A197      

Paul Adams

 

Jordan Pilkington

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude

Benthic Macroinvertebrate Bioassessment of the Mulberry River in Arkansas and Its Tributaries

Michelle Evans-White

 

Ryan Pohlkamp

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Summa Cum Laude

A Biological Explanation for the Presence of Methane on Mars: Methanogens and their Ability to Grow on Montmorillonite Clay

Timothy Kral

 

Genna Potter

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

Structure Determination of Acidothermus cellulolyticus Xyloglucanase

Josh Sakon

 

Mackenzie Reed

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude

Phylogeography of Campostoma anomalum, C. oligolepis, and Notropis boops in the White River Drainage System

Marlis Douglas

           

Katie Schupbach

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude

Investigation into Intestinal Helminth Infections of Chickens    

Jiangchao Zhao

 

Braden Shipman

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude

Differential Gene Expression in an Invasive Ascidian as a Response to Temperature        

Erica Westerman

 

Sangeetha Sonney

College Scholar of Biology: Summa Cum Laude

Expression of CD73 and Pancreatic Cancer Cell Invasiveness

Yuchun Du

 

Blake Spilker

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude

Acute Citrulline-Malate Supplementation During Strength and Endurance Exercise:  The Effects of Gender and Menstrual Status

Michelle Gray

 

Madison Stoudt

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude

Generation of Lipin Phosphosite Mutants Using CRISPR/Cas9 Methodology

Michael Lehmann

 

Hudson Surber

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Summa Cum Laude

High Resolution Imaging of the Mitral Valve in vitro: Optimization of Micro-CT Scanning Procedure

Hanna Jensen

 

Terah Trail

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude

The Growth of Methanogens in a Mars Soil Simulant

Timothy Kral

 

Sara Venier

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

An in vivo Study of the Effects of Multiple Closed-Head Traumatic Brain Injuries in Mice

Kartik Balachandran

 

Patric Waymire

College Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

Physiological and Perceptual Stress Compared Between Hydration Beverages During and Following Work in the Heat

Brendon P. McDermot

 

Katjana Wiederkehr

College Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

Phylogenomic analysis of carbon concentration genes across diatoms

Andrew Alverson

 

Matthew Wieters

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

Exploring the Effects of Referral Source on Anxiety in Concussion Patients

Robert Elbin

 

Blake Wojciechowski

College Scholar of Biology: Magna Cum Laude

Understanding Cytochrome c Maturation in Anaerobic Archaea

Dan Lessner

 

Remington Zella

Departmental Scholar of Biology: Cum Laude

Consequences of fish predator density on damselfly activity rates 

Adam Siepielski

Tara Bates

College Scholar of Chemistry: Cum Laude

The Effect of Fructose Consumption on Levels of Kidney Injury Molecule-1 as an Indicator of Renal Stress

Brendon P. McDermot

 

Julia Bielanin

Departmental Scholar of Chemistry, Biochemistry emphasis: Summa Cum Laude

The Development and Evaluation of Alginate Nanofibers as a Neuroprotective Nano-scaffold for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Ryan Tian

 

Faizan Cheema

Departmental Scholar of Chemistry: Cum Laude

Growing Layer-by-Layer MOFs to Enhance Caner Imaging and Diagnosis      

Hassan Beyzavi

 

Connor Donovan

College Scholar of Chemistry: Summa Cum Laude

Enzyme Encapsulation Using Metal-Organic Frameworks to Create a Stable, Reusable, and Environmentally Friendly Catalyst for Biofuel Production 

Hassan Beyzavi

 

Tyler Elmendorf

College Scholar of Chemistry: Summa Cum Laude

Determination of the Binding Mechanism Between Mitochondrial Electron Transport Chain Proteins Cytochromc c and Cytochrome c Oxidase

Francis Millett

           

Sawyer Esch

Departmental Scholar of Chemistry: Magna Cum Laude

The Effect of Lidocaine Hydrochloride on the Temperature Sensitivity of Methanogens

Timothy Kral

 

Gabie Gauthier

Departmental Scholar of Chemistry: Cum Laude

Investigation of the Unfolded State of Carbonic Anhydrase

T.K.S. Kumar

                   

Yumi Ha

College Scholar of Chemistry: Cum Laude

Tetragonal Covalent Organic Frameworks Synthesis Using Fluorinated Porphyrinoids

Hassan Beyzavi

 

Amrit Kannan           

College Scholar of Chemistry: Summa Cum Laude

Elucidation of the Structure-Activity Relationship of a Novel Heterodimer Consisting of Human Acidic and Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)

T.K.S. Kumar

 

Gabriel Kupovics

College Scholar of Chemistry, Biochemistry emphasis: Summa Cum Laude

Formation of Higher-ordered Structures by Natural Aromatic Amino Acids and their Physiological Implication(s)   

T.K.S. Kumar

 

Patricia Lambe

Departmental Scholar of Chemistry

Biometric Hydrogen-Bonding Organocatalysis within Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) as Porous Nanomaterials

Hassan Beyzavi

Summer 2020 Graduate

 

Kelsey Marr

College Scholar of Chemistry, Biochemistry emphasis: Summa Cum Laude

Effect of pH and lipid composition on membrane-spanning helices with glutamic acid examined by solid-state NMR

Roger Koeppe

 

Blakely Moore

College Scholar of Chemistry: Magna Cum Laude

Reduction Efficiency of Enzymes and Heat Shock Proteins with Mobile Enzyme Sequestration Platforms on Forestry Waste and Rice Straw

Michael Ceballos

           

Sydney Morgan

Departmental Scholar of Chemistry: Cum Laude

Environmental Effects on Enzyme Encapsulation of Alcohol Dehydrogenase (ADH) in the Cage Type Metal-Organic Framework PCN-333

Hassan Beyzavi

 

Brooke Nunn

College Scholar of Chemistry: Summa Cum Laude

Effect of charged lipids on the ionization behavior of glutamic acid containing transmembrane helices

Roger Koeppe

 

Clayre Parson

College Scholar of Chemistry, Biochemistry emphasis: Summa Cum Laude

The Effect of Multiple Phosphorylations on the Interaction Between Cytochrome c and Cytochrome c Oxidase

Francis Millett

 

Abigail Pickhardt

Departmental Scholar of Chemistry, Biochemistry emphasis

Role of the Conserved Cysteine - 131 on the Thermal Stability and Cell Proliferation Activity of the Human Acidic Fibroblast Growth Factor (hFGF-1)

T.K.S. Kumar

Summer 2020 Graduate

 

Jake Price

Departmental Scholar of Chemistry, Biochemistry emphasis: Summa Cum Laude

Attempted “Rescue” of Glutamic Acid by Arginine in a Transmembrane Helix

Roger Koeppe

           

Bobbie Jean Sandidge

Departmental Scholar of Chemistry: Summa Cum Laude

The Development of Novel, Naturally-Derived Polysaccharide Nanofibers for Drug Delivery for TBI         

Ryan Tian

 

Sarah Spence

College Scholar of Chemistry: Summa Cum Laude

Electrode Molecular Covalent Bonds Generated from Electrochemically Reduced Diazonium Species

Stefan Kilyanek

 

Miu Tsuji

Departmental Scholar of Chemistry, Biochemistry emphasis: Magna Cum Laude

Maltotriose Conjugated Metal–Organic Frameworks for Selective Targeting and Photodynamic Therapy of Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells

Hassan Beyzavi

 

Rachel Ward

College Scholar of Chemistry: Cum Laude

Alginate, Chitosan, and Nanowire Hydrogel Composites for pH Sensitive Drug Delivery

Ryan Tian

 

Olivia Watson

Departmental Scholar of Chemistry, Biochemistry emphasis: Summa Cum Laude

Preparation of a Biofunctionalized Metal-Organic Framework for Photodynamic Therapy

Hassan Beyzavi

Zachary Johnson

College Scholar of Communication: Cum Laude

White Appetites: The Politics of Racial Digestion, Racial Violence, and Public Memory in Downtown Montgomery

Ryan Neville-Shepard

 

Amanda Magusiak

Departmental Scholar of Communication: Cum Laude

Femvertising: The Influence of Sex, Ad Evaluation, and Emotional Connection on Product Purchase Intention

Lindsey Aloia

Alexander Johnson

Departmental Scholar of Economics: Summa Cum Laude

Cultivating alternative subsistence farming practices in Dangriga, Belize

Amy Farmer

Josie Bates

College Scholar of English: Cum Laude

The Children v. Rape Culture: An Analysis of Rape Culture in Children’s Television Shows       

Mohja Kahf

 

Kendra Grant

Departmental Scholar of English, Creative Writing emphasis: Cum Laude

Lone Wolfe

Toni Jensen

 

Kelsey Hobbs

College Scholar of English: Magna Cum Laude

Witch Wave Feminism: the Portrayal of Witches in Popular Culture

Keith Booker

 

Laura Hurst

College Scholar of English: Magna Cum Laude

The Modernization of the Shakespearean Sonnet

Lora Walsh 

 

Anna Beth Lane

Departmental Scholar of English, Creative Writing emphasis: Summa Cum Laude

Shouting into the Void— and it's a Tough Crowd: Essays

Sidney Burris

 

Elizabeth Muscari

Departmental Scholar of English: Cum Laude 

Among Beasts

Geffrey Davis

 

Emma Richardson

Departmental Scholar of English: Magna Cum Laude

Midnight in Albuquerque

Geffrey Davis

 

William Zachary Turner

College Scholar of English: Magna Cum Laude

Monsters in Our Memory: Exploring the Intersections of Gender in 1980s Horror Franchises

Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis

 

Emily Walker

College Scholar of English: Cum Laude

Make Atwood Fiction Again: Comparing Medieval Romance and Modern Speculative Fiction on the Basis of Body Ownership

Mary Beth Long

 

William J. Zurborg

College Scholar of English: Magna Cum Laude

Christianity in King Lear: Allusions and Interpretations

Joseph Candido 

Elizabeth Cobb

Departmental Scholar of Geology: Cum Laude

Analyzing Kaolinite Clay Inhibitory Characteristics: Kaolinite as a Possible Substrate for Methanogens on Mars

Timothy Kral

 

Maureen Mantooth

Departmental Scholar of Geography: Cum Laude

Arkansas' Historic Maps from 1713 to 1924: A Cartographer's Perspective

Thomas Paradise

Elizabeth Cooper

College Scholar of History

Religiously Promiscuous:  Exploring the Interaction of Class, Race, and Gender in Lessle Stringfellow Read's Fayetteville

John Treat

Summer 2020 Graduate

 

Jacobs Gilbert          

Departmental Scholar of History: Magna Cum Laude

The Cutting Room Floor: Forgotten Impressions of the New Hollywood and the Cinema of the 1960s and 1970s

Patrick Williams

 

Carson Henderson

Departmental Scholar of History: Magna Cum Laude

South Africa's Culture War: A Cultural Analysis of Film and Comic Book Propaganda in the Waning Years of Apartheid

Todd Cleveland

 

Rachel Hutchings

College Scholar of History: Magna Cum Laude

Non-Muslim Integration Into the Early Islamic Caliphate Through the Use of Surrender Agreements

Nikolay Antov

 

Jonathan Hutter

Departmental Scholar of History: Cum Laude

South Carolina, Stono, Slavery, and the Law

James Gigantino

 

William Klaviter

College Scholar of History: Cum Laude

Rise of the Lederhosen: Creating Bavarian Identity in Bismarckian Germany

Laurence Hare

 

Eamon Lauster

College Scholar of History: Magna Cum Laude

It Lacks Garlic: Nomads, Slave Soldiers, and State Building in the Seljuk Empire (c.1030-1162)

Nikolay Antov

           

Sarah Lowe

College Scholar of History: Cum Laude

Born Free?: An Examination of Women's Rights Since Apartheid

Todd Cleveland

 

Kayla Maupin

Departmental Scholar of History: Magna Cum Laude

The Phoenix Program: The Efficacy of Human Intelligence and Counterterror Operations in the Vietnam War

Randall Woods

 

Cayla McGrail

Departmental Scholar of History: Cum Laude

Female Futurity: Utopian Impulses and Feminist Alternatives

Laurence Hare

 

Eric McLain

Departmental Scholar of History: Summa Cum Laude

The Longhorn and the Llama: LBJ, Barrientos, and US-Bolivian Relations 1964-1969

Randall Woods

 

John Meckfessel

College Scholar of History: Magna Cum Laude

Twin Relics: Southern Slavery and Mormon Polygamy           

Sarah Rodriguez

 

Dennis Mitchell

College Scholar of History: Magna Cum Laude

Occult Forces:  Anti-masony and the Masonic Peril in France 1934-1944

Richard Sonn

 

Emily Rosenau

College Scholar of History: Magna Cum Laude

The Comfort Women:  How Collaboration and Betrayal Led to Shame in 20th Century Asia

Kelly Anne Hammond

 

Darci Walton

College Scholar of History

The Architecture of Power

Lynda Coon

Summer 2020 Graduate

 

Michael Webster

Departmental Scholar of History: Magna Cum Laude

“Fest” Exploring the Cultural Influence of German Celebrations in America

Laurence Hare

Ashlyn Barnes

Departmental Scholar of International Studies: Cum Laude

The Camp David Accords and Early Arab-Israeli Conflict: Was the famed framework created to implement and encourage positive peace?

Jared Phillips

 

Carly Byrd

College Scholar of International Studies

Global Migratory Processes in the Performance of Cheap Labor as Agents of Social Stratification in the United States and France

Alessandro Brogi

Summer 2020 Graduate

 

Layne Coleman

Departmental Scholar of International Studies: Cum Laude

A Glimpse into Africa Migration Patterns: The Case of Post-Apartheid South Africa

Todd Cleveland      

 

Travis Cumming

College Scholar of International Studies: Cum Laude

Responsibility to Protect: An Exploration of International Relations and Humanitarian Duty

Najib Ghadbian

 

Tenley Getschman

Departmental Scholar of International Studies: Cum Laude

The Monopoly of Iraq: The Consequences of Foreign-Owned Oil on Iraq's Development During the 20th Century

Fiona Davidson

 

Gillian Gullett

Departmental Scholar of International Studies: Cum Laude

Seismic Solidarity: How the 1985 Mexico City Earthquake Harnesses Cultural Memory to Delegitimize the PRI

Kathy Sloan

 

Katherine Litaker

College Scholar of International Studies: Cum Laude

Examining "Human": Universal Human Rights Through the Lense [sic] of Nation-State Membership

Jared Phillips

 

Maeve Mitchell

Departmental Scholar of International Studies: Cum Laude

Counting on Catalonia: Using Catalonia to Understand European Nationalism

Fiona Davidson

 

Maya Ungar

College Scholar of International Studies: Summa Cum Laude

Working Through Trauma: The Role of Female Stakeholder-Led Organizations in Post-Conflict Aid

Laurence Hare

Ryan Deloney

College Scholar of Journalism, News/Editorial emphasis: Summa Cum Laude

Diversity in Popular 21st Century Cinema

Kara Gould

Alycia Jameson

Departmental Scholar of Latin American & Latino Studies: Cum Laude

Ambiguity in U.S. Asylum Law: The Need for Concrete Protections for Victims of Gender-Based Violence

Yajaira Padilla

 

Yolanda Chavez

College Scholar of Latin American & Latino Studies: Magna Cum Laude

Constructing a Mainstream Reality: How the Latinx Student and Family Integrates into Higher Education

Juan Bustamante

Noah Torgerson

College Scholar of Mathematics: Cum Laude

Bounds on the Growth Function of Nilpotent Truncations of the Free Group over Two Generators

Matthew Day

 

Dillon Trinh

College Scholar of Mathematics: Summa Cum Laude

Hydrodynamic Instability Simulations Using Front-Tracking with Higher-Order Splitting Methods

Tulin Kaman

 

Veronica Waidner

Departmental Scholar of Mathematics

Upper Half Plane Model Representations of Asymptotic Line Parameterizations of Negatively Curved Surfaces

Chaim Goodman-Strauss

Summer 2020 Graduate

Kaitlyn Craven

Departmental Scholar of Music Education: Cum Laude

An exploration of the music produced by the Walt Disney Company and its potential for use in the American music classroom

Daniel Abrahams

Jackson Allen

Departmental Scholar of Philosophy: Cum Laude

The Philosophy of Law and How It Helps Prove that Capital Punishment Should Be Abolished

Jacob Adler 

Tyler Bishop

College Scholar of Physics, Astronomy emphasis: Summa Cum Laude

Structural degeneracies in 2D materials: quantum paraelasticity in SnO monolayers

Salvador Barraza Lopez

 

Jack Freeland

Departmental Scholar of Physics, Biophysics emphasis: Cum Laude

Mechanical-Energy-Based DNA Bows as Amplifiers and Biosensors for Detecting DNA-Interacting Molecules

Yong Wang

Erin Bartels

College Scholar of Political Science: Cum Laude

Exploring the Use of Forecasting Models in Predicting the Presidential Nominee: The 2020 Democratic Primary

Andrew Dowdle

 

Hailey Collett

Departmental Scholar of Political Science: Magna Cum Laude

The Expert Knowledge Gap: an Analysis of Expert Knowledge, News Media, and Public Discourse in Public Policy

William Schreckhise

 

Anna Cunningham

College Scholar of Political Science: Magna Cum Laude

Southern Realignment: A Closer Look at Changes in Party Control

Janine Parry

Summer 2020 Graduate

 

Jordan Farris

Departmental Scholar of Political Science: Magna Cum Laude

Race, Police Violence, and Justice

Xavier Medina Vidal

 

Samuel Harper

College Scholar of Political Science: Magna Cum Laude

The Effect of Signing Ballot Petitions Turnout

Janine Parry

 

Mackenzie Hill

College Scholar of Political Science: Cum Laude

A Public's Reaction to Obergefell v. Hodges (2015): An Analysis of State Level Legislation as Signs of Subsequent Opposition

Angie Maxwell

 

Addison Horsey

College Scholar of Political Science: Magna Cum Laude

The Misinterpretation of the Gender Gap by the Media, 1980-1984

Angie Maxwell

 

Conner Rainey

Departmental Scholar of Political Science: Cum Laude

Reshaping the Local Food systems in France and England through the Revitalization of Organic Farms

Jared Phillips

 

Erin Rambo

College Scholar of Political Science: Magna Cum Laude

Women’s Underrepresentation and Underfunding in the U.S. House: The Fight for Open Seats

Karen Sebold

 

Kate Rideout

College Scholar of Political Science: Cum Laude

How Breakable is the Political Glass Ceiling? An Examination of the Impact of the Equal Rights Amendment in the Election of Women to the United States House of Representatives

Angie Maxwell

 

Kianna Sarvestani

Departmental Scholar of Political Science: Magna Cum Laude

The Effect Voter Disenfranchisement Has on Jury Source List 

Xavier Medina Vidal

 

Esmerelda Verdin Gomez

College Scholar of Political Science: Summa Cum Laude

What Are You? An Examination of Multiracial Latinos and Linked Fate

Xavier Medina Vidal

  

Ashley Wicks

Departmental Scholar of Political Science: Cum Laude

In God We Trust: The Use of the Word God in Republican Presidential Speeches

Angie Maxwell

Robert Brand

Departmental Scholar of Psychology: Cum Laude

Motivations for Seeking Information Prior to an Online Group Discussion

Denise Beike

 

Olivia Chambers

Departmental Scholar of Psychology: Magna Cum Laude

How to Teach Students to Better Interpret Literary Works to Construct Thematic Statements

William Levine

 

Lauren Gournay

Departmental Scholar of Psychology: Summa Cum Laude

"I'm too Ashamed to Tell": Examining the Mediating Role of Shame Reactivity in the Link between Dispositional Negative Affectivity and Disclosure of an Unwanted Sexual Advance

Ellen Leen-Feldner

 

Ally Heiland

Departmental Scholar of Psychology: Summa Cum Laude

Because You Had a Bad Day:  the Role of Negative Affect and Justification in Self-Control Failure

Jennifer Veilleux

 

Riley Hoogerwerf

Departmental Scholar of Psychology: Summa Cum Laude      

Tigers, Lions, and Small Cats, Oh My: An Exploratory and Comparative Study of the Effects of Cattle Bone Enrichment on Captive Felids

Kate Chapman

 

Alec Johnson

College Scholar of Psychology: Magna Cum Laude

Meat and Masculinity: An Implicit Link with Cultural Implications

Scott Eidleman

 

Savana Kuhn

College Scholar of Psychology: Summa Cum Laude

Does Tendency to Disclose Moderate the Relation Between Peer Victimization and Children's Internalizing Symptoms?

Tim Cavell

 

Lucero Martinez

College Scholar of Psychology: Magna Cum Laude

Children’s Beliefs about Bullying and Disclosing: Emotion as a Moderator

Tim Cavell

 

Kelly Parker

College Scholar of Psychology: Summa Cum Laude

Relationships Among Specific Types of Trait Mindfulness, Need for Cognitive Closure, and Affect

Denise Beike

 

Bailey Parsons

Departmental Scholar of Psychology: Cum Laude

The Influence of Background Music on Perceptions of Antiheroes in Film Clips

William Levine

 

Caroline Praestholm

College Scholar of Psychology: Magna Cum Laude

Anxiety and Cognitive Control as a Function of Cellular Phone Notifications

Darya Zabelina

           

Kylie Schultz

Departmental Scholar of Psychology: Cum Laude

Drinking to Cope as a Mediator of Social Anxiety and Alcohol Use Problems:  Do the Pathways Vary by Gender?

Lindsay Ham

           

Chase Siner

College Scholar of Psychology: Magna Cum Laude

The Effects of Police Bias and Assumptions on Photo Lineup Administrations

James Lampinen

 

Kelly Walls

Departmental Scholar of Psychology: Magna Cum Laude

The Fear of Missing Out, Social Anxiety, and Their Effect on Hazardous Drinking Among College Students

Lindsay Ham

 

Rebeca Zapata

Departmental Scholar of Psychology: Cum Laude

(Not So) Hidden Motives: How Internal and External Motivations to Respond Without Prejudice Impact Interactions with Marginalized Groups

Ana Bridges

Ashly Aguilar

Departmental Scholar of Social Work: Magna Cum Laude

Exploring College Student Behaviors and Attitudes toward End-of-life Care Planning

Alishia Ferguson

 

Lyndsey Nyland

Departmental Scholar of Social Work: Cum Laude

Psychopharmacology and Social Work: A Study of the Importance of Providing Psychopharmacutical Education for Social Work Students

Kim Stauss

 

James Robinson II

Departmental Scholar of Social Work

The Importance of Mental Health Professionals when Dealing with the Coping Mechanisms of Collegiate Athletes

Alishia Ferguson

Summer 2020 Graduate

Taylor June

Departmental Scholar of Sociology

Paper Borders:  The Role of Legal Activism in Shaping Refugee Resettlement

Juan Jose Bustamante

Summer 2020 Graduate

 

Shay Longmate        

Departmental Scholar of Sociology: Cum Laude

An Analysis of Cycling Growth in the Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area

William Schwab

 

Rebecca Mader

College Scholar of Sociology: Magna Cum Laude

Impact of Technological Implementations in Police Agencies on Arrest Rates of Minority Populations

Rodney Engen

 

Alice Mutimer

Departmental Scholar of Criminology: Magna Cum Laude

From Near and Far:  Examining the Effect of Immigration on Community Rates of Crime by Region of Origin

Casey Harris

 

Megan Ramirez

College Scholar of Criminal Justice: Cum Laude

The Effects of School Disciplinary Systems on Future Incarceration of Children: The School to Prison Pipeline          

Rodney Engen

 

Abigail Thurstenson

Departmental Scholar of Sociology: Magna Cum Laude

Journeys to Motherhood: Challenges, Successes, and Social Support in Unintended Pregnancy

Lori Holyfield

 

Taylor Tilmon

Departmental Scholar of Criminology: Cum Laude

How Social Media Influences Perceptions of Human Trafficking in the United States

Christopher Shields

 

Joseph (Treyce) Williams

Departmental Scholar of Criminology: Cum Laude

A Broken Window a Day Brings the Criminals to Play: A Look into the Relationship between Broken Windows Theory and Property Crime in Rogers, Arkansas

Grant Drawve

 

Justyce Yuille

Departmental Scholar of Criminal Justice: Cum Laude

Race, Religion, and the Prosecution of Right-Wing Terrorism

Christopher Shields 

William Alex Larson

Departmental Scholar of Theatre, Performance emphasis: Cum Laude

[Circus Theatre]: My Exploration in the Storytelling Potential of Juggling

Michael Landman

 

Landan Stocker

Departmental Scholar of Theatre, Performance emphasis: Cum Laude

Flick: A Midwestern Play

Les Wade

Nina Andersen

College Scholar of Classical Studies: Magna Cum Laude

A Divine Identity Crisis: An Epigraphic Analysis of the Liber Cult in Roman Polytheism

Rhodora G. Vennarucci

 

Emmanuel Brondino Zavalla

Departmental Scholar of Classical Studies

Hermes' Transformation from Myth to a Legendary Philosophical Figure

Daniel Levine

Summer 2020 Graduate

 

Claire Gist

College Scholar of German: Magna Cum Laude

Women in Medicine: The Case of Germany from the Weimar Republic to the Third Reich

Kathleen Condray

 

Kelsey Myers

Departmental Scholar of Classical Studies: Summa Cum Laude

Commercializing Egypt: A Study of Aegyptiaca in Non-domestic Spaces in Pompeii

Rhodora G. Vennarucci

 

Dennis Chase Reavis

Departmental Scholar of Spanish: Cum Laude

The Mexican Rape Culture: Historical roots, modern implications, and representation

Erika Almenara

 

Catherine Stockalper

College Scholar of Classical Studies: Magna Cum Laude

Jewish and Greek Symposia: The Letter of Aristeas and Plutarch’s Dinner of the Seven Wise Men

Daniel Levine

 

Susan Tucker

Departmental Scholar of French: Cum Laude

Comparing French and American Healthcare

Hope Christiansen