Gannon University Students Showcase Their Accomplishments at University’s Annual Event

Posted: April 30, 2015

Gannon University undergraduate and graduate students showcased their scholarly and creative work during the University's annual "Celebrate Gannon" event on April 14 in the Yehl Ballroom of Gannon's Waldron Campus Center.

The annual event is the culmination of a year's worth of scholarship and research and a day for the University to celebrate students' hard work, excellence and accomplishments. At Celebrate Gannon, students presented their work in four categories: undergraduate research and graduate research, undergraduate scholarship, creativity and engagement.

The creativity category includes performance, visual arts and creative writing. Engagement includes experiential projects that demonstrate learning outside the classroom, including service/volunteerism and mission programs.

Students honored for their work were:


Kyle Martin, "Transition" (visual) and Cassie Bielecki, "Cry Me a River" (performance).

Graduate Research

Platform Presentation, first place: Liz Miller, "The Effect of Carbon Composite Dynamic Response Ankle Foot Orthothics On Collegiate Athlete Spring Performance"

Platform Presentation, second place: Brianna Kingston, Hannah Carlson, Mallory Deuink, Erika Fain and Breanna Currie, "Benefits of Visual Skills Resulting from the Implementation of the Sanet Visual Integrator with Traditional Treatment Methods vs. Stand Alone Conventional Treatment Methods."

Poster Presentation (tie): Elizabeth Gormont, Jamie Markwell, Nicole Pack and Brittany Potensky, "What Qualities and Characteristics are Specific to Adolescent Females Who Self-Select into an After-School Fitness and Nutrition Intervention?" Jacob Katz "Residential Life Challenge"

Undergraduate Research

Platform Presentation, first place: Haley Hallowell, "Factors affecting the sex-determination mechanism of the soil bacteria Lysinibacillus xylanilyticus on the homosporous fern Ceratopteris richardii"

Poster Presentation (tie): Miranda Thompson, "The Role of SCAMP3 in trans-Golgi Network (TGN) to Lysosomal Trafficking," Alexander MacFarlane, Robert Ramirez, "Examination of the role of the trans-Golgi Network in cell survival during acute cellular stress," Jason N. Brandl, Stephen E. Hart, "The Relationship Between Spatial Memory and Cholinergic Signaling in the Rat Striatum," L. Moukoro, B. Lawrence, C. Wasser, D. Winge, R. Mong, L. Saunders, D. Starks, K. Babiarz, J. Hu, "Gannon University's Cosmic-Ray Calorimeter (GU-CRC) Project"

Undergraduate Scholarship

Platform Presentation: Alyssa Wowk-Kennedy, "Disability Humor: Sustaining or Stigmatizing" Poster Presentation: Baker Jabir, "A Survey of Undergraduate Anatomy Education in Pennsylvania" Engagement
Platform Presentation: Meredith Gursky, "Enacting Social Change: My Journey with the 7 C's" Poster Presentation: Cory Lee Pius, "Improving Commuter Engagement" 


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