Avila Seniors recognized at 2019 Student Scholar Day
Several graduating Avila University seniors were recognized for their work in the classroom at the 2019 Student Scholar Day on April 11.
The 19th annual ceremony showcased the work of 20 students, who shared their scholarly achievements through oral, performance and poster presentations. The winners and runners up received a plaque and a monetary prize of $300 and $150, respectively. Assistant professor of history Kelly Watson, Ph.D., provided the keynote address, “’Things Which Seame Incredible’: Cannibalism in Jamestown, 1609-1610.”
Begun in 2001 by Avila faculty, it has developed into an all-day event celebrating students’ dedication to learning and the high level of scholarship at the University. For more information about past Student Scholar Days, please visit: https://www.avila.edu/student-scholar-day
2019 Student Scholar Day Winners
Best Oral Presentation
"A Child’s Story: A Conceptual Representation of a Child with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities"
Katherine Kashka – Special Education
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sue Ellen McCalley
"The Influence of Brew Method on Organic Acid Composition in Coffee"
Allie Roth – Biochemistry; Molecular Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joseph Roberts
Best Poster Presentation
"Delirium Prevention in Intensive Care Unit Patients"
Sarah Brabston – Nursing
Faculty Mentor: Tracy Koehler, MSN, RN
Expression of Neuronal Genes in Bhlhb9-deficient Mice
Allie Weber & Kaitlyn Long – Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine Burgess
Avila Spirit Award
"Anne Frank is Not History"
Jerry Mañon – Theatre
Faculty Mentor: Matt Schwader Harbor