Recent University Honors Graduates

 

University Honors Recipients – Spring 2017

 

Viridiana Arellano


Major: Nursing & Fine Arts- French

Thesis: Compression Stockings & Relationship to Blood Clots

Advisor: Professor Cheryl Lombardi

 

Kristy Burchell


Major: Communication Disorders
Minor: Counseling and Educational Psychology
Thesis: Pause Duration and Supplemental Characteristics of Cochlear Implant Users’ Speech

Advisor: Dr. Heike Lehnert-LeHouiller

 

Katherine Deaven


Major: Philosophy & Mathematics
Minor: Political Theory
Thesis: Shortcomings in Shoemaker’s Defense: The Unresolved Korsgaard- Parfit Debate
Advisor: Dr. Jean-Paul Vesse

 

Alejandra Enriquez


Major: Biology
Minor: Biochemestry
Thesis: Monitoring the Effects if Temperature on Strains of Vibrio Fisheri from Different Geographic Locations
Advisor: Dr.Michele Nishiguchi

 

Jaqueline Figueroa


Major: Biochemistry
Minor: Chemistry
Thesis: Don’t Breath if You Want to Live: Activation of Nuroprotective Mechanisms in the Trichoplusia ni.Model
Advisor: Giancarlo Lopez-Martinez

 

Olivia Gonzales


Major: Psychology
Minor: Counseling and Education Psychology & Family and Child Science
Thesis: Graduate Research Seminar Paper

 

Erik Hoberg


Major: Arospace Engineering
Thesis: The Orbital Carrier Aircraft
Advisor: Dr. Terry W. Park

 

Alejandra Lerma


Major: Animal Science, Biology & Gender and Sexuality Studies
Minor: Biochemistry and Mathematics
Thesis: Intersecting Experiences of Women of Color and LGBTQ+ People in STEM
Advisor: Dr. Manal Hamzeh & Ryan Ashley

 

Raven Lopez


Major: English
Thesis: The Transformation of Vampire in Anne Rice’s The Vampire Lestat
Advisor: Dr. Tyson Stolte

 

Casey McKim


Major: English
Thesis: Carving Out a Niche: The Effects of Windsor and Obergefell
Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Schirmer
 

Distinction in University Honors Recipients – Spring 2017

 

Morgan Anne Beasley


Major: Psychology
Thesis: Deconstructing the Sexual Double Standard in Relation to Violence Against Women
Advisor: Dr. Manal Hamzeh

 

Larisa Estrada


Major: Animal Science
Minor: Chemistry & Spanish
Thesis: Evaluation of Techniques to Determine Pregnancy in Ramboiullet Ewes
Advisor: Dr. Steven Stochaj

 

Jorge Garza


Major: Electrical Engineering
Minor: Physics
Thesis: Chemistry Substation
Advisor: Dr. Steven Stochaj

 

Stacey Marquez


Major: Communication Disorders
Minor: Spanish
Thesis: Urgency for Multicultural Resources to Treat Communication Disorders
Advisor: Dr. MIriam Chaiken

 

William Peck


Major: Industrial Engineering & Applied Mathematics
Minor: Physics
Thesis: Schedule Optimization at Apache Point
Advisor: Dr. Edward Pines

 

Michelle Silber


Major: Communication Disorders
Thesis: Reflections on Multicultural Competencies While Volunteering Internationally for Childern with Disabilities
Advisor: Dr Amelia Rau

 

Michelle Smith


Major: Secondary Education- Social Studies
Minor: Educational Psychology
Thesis: Connecting the Pieces: Combining Culturally Relevant/ Responsiveness and Standards
Advisor: Dr. Jeanette Haynes Writer

 

Ismael Torres


Major: Economics & Government
Minor: Political Theory
Thesis: Forward Guidance Philosophies: The Bank of Japan vs. Federal Reserve
Advisor: Dr. Miriam Chaiken