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Recent University-Funded Scholarship Awards

2013-2014 Awards

White, John.  Geography & Geology. Magma Generation in the Strait of Sicily Rift Zone. 

Mills, Laurel. Health Promotion & Administration.  Young Adult Women's Perceptions of Indoor Tanning Risk and Warning Labels.  

Waikel, Rebekah.  Biological Sciences.  Characterizing Sex Differences in the Role of TGF-Beta Family Members During Cardiac Hypertrophy.

Bradley, Michael.  Recreation and Park Administration.  Identifying Levels of Environmental Ethics and Values of State Park Visitors - Pilot Study.                                                                                       

Nowak, Theresa.  Psychology. The Effectiveness of Play Therapy Versus Academic Tutoring on the Disruptive Behavior Levels of Preschool Children.         

Hughes, Charlie.  Special Education.  Graduate Student Preparation in Working with Stuttering: Examining the Impact of Using Student Actors in Clinical Stimulations.

Anyanwu, Ogechi.  History. With-Out their Consent: The Mbano Colonial Experience in Southeastern Nigeria, 1906-1960.

Ruhfel, Brad.  Biological Sciences.  Plastid Phylogenomics of Podostemaceae.                

Hayes, David.  Biological Sciences.  Determining the Feasibility of Using DNA-based Methods for Water Quality Assessment.

Hood, Karen. Management/Marketing/International Business. Accessing Academic Language: The Role of the Educational Interpreter.                                                                                                                

2012-2013 Awards 
Borowski, Walter.  Geography and Geology.  Geochemical, microbiological, and biological assessment of the water quality and ecosystem health of Otter Creek, Madison County, Kentucky.  

Braccia, Amy.  Biological Sciences.  Quantifying Macroinvertebrate Communities in a Recently Restored Stream in Eastern Kentucky.  
 
Chomentowski, Peter.  Exercise and Sports Science.  The Effects of Active Recovery During High Intensity Resistance Training.  
 
Koslow, Jennifer.  Biological Sciences.  Alternative Management Strategies for Running Buffalo Clover.
 
Marion, Jason.  Environmental Health Science.  Gastrointestinal Illness and Public Perceptions of Drinking Water Disinfection in Western Kenya.  
 
Peplaski, Camille and Custer, Melba.  Occupational Therapy.  Comparing Constraint-Induced & Occupation-Based Interventions for Optimal Stroke Recovery. 
 
Sharp, Ryan.  Recreation and Park Administration.  An Assessment of Attitudes Towards Kentucky Black Bear Populations and Management Among Key Stakeholders at Big South Fork National Recreation Area. 
 
Shepperson, Tara.  Educational Leadership.  Attributes of Early College High Schools in Kentucky.
 
Staddon, William.  Biological Sciences.  Incidence and Diversity of Antibiotic Reistant Genes in Waters and Sediments Affected by Wastewater Treatment Plants and Straight Pipes.  
 
Zwicker, Sally Ann.  American Sign Language and Interpreter Education.  Accessing Academic Language: The Role of the Educational Interpreter.
 
2011-2012 Awards
Farrar, Stewart.  Geography and Geology.  Field Mapping and Petrologic Studies to Differentiate Between Mesoproterozoic and Paleozoic Age of the Goochland Terrane, Virginia.
 
Fitch, John.  Communication.  Communication Apprehension Interventions.
 
Frost, Linda.  Honors Program.  Housing Honors: A Census of U.S. Honors Buildings and Physical Structures. 
 
Marken, Dory.  Occupational Therapy.  The Influence of Late-Life Parenting on Occupational Choice and Health.  
 
Pierce, Marcia.  Biological Sciences.  Assessment of Antimicrobial Resistance in Pathogens Responsible for Causing Bovine Mastitis.
 
Richter, Stephen.  Biological Sciences.  Effects of habitat loss and alteration on amphibian populations in eastern Kentucky streams and wetlands. 
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