Apr 10, 2012

CNU Honors Students Receive Stipends and Grants

(Newport News, Va.) - The following students were selected to receive a CNU Honors Program summer research stipend or travel grant. These stipends and grants allow students to travel as they conduct undergraduate research. The selected students received recognition at the annual Honors Celebration on Sunday, April 1, 2012. Congratulations to the following students:

Last Name First Name Hometown Project Title
Albiges Marie Oley, PA Bath Preservation Trust
Amos Peter  Orange, VA "Studying Jazz Guitar in New York City"
Blanton Virginia Midlothian, VA "The Dynamics of Being A Change Maker: Shaping the 'Good Society'"
Burden Kelsey  Haymarket, VA "Cultural Differences Between American Social Norms and Dutch Social Norms"
Burks Melanie Midlothian, VA "Archaeological Instruction and Experience through the Binchester Roman Town Excavation Project"
Corey Jeanette Norfolk, VA Concert Choir European Tour 2012
Ellison Laura Suffolk, VA "Reactions of Rwandan Women to Spiritual and Humanistic Guidance"
Farrow Jessica Fredericksburg, VA CNU Scholar, Juniper Institute at University of Massachusetts Amherst
Hildebrand Olivia Fredericksburg, VA "Cross-Cultural Human Development and Social Policy Comparison Between United States and New Zealand"
Martin Gabrielle Suffolk, VA "The Characteristics of Undergraduate Voters and Predicting Voting Behavior"
Pierce Abigail Lebanon, NJ "Keeping the Peace?: U.S. Relations with the Middle East in an Age of Human Rights"
Rocamontes Rachel Virginia Beach, VA "The Nicaraguan Social Structure and its effect on women's and children's rights"
Selden Scott Richmond, VA CNU Scholar, Juniper Institute at University of Massachusetts Amherst
Selick-Bottos Annaliesa Ashburn, VA "The German Economy Since 1989, Its Relation to the European Union, and Its Social Impact in Modern Day Germany"
Strickland Ward Richmond, VA "Analysis of Bulk Oils and Their Fractions by Mass Spectometry"
Thorne Jimmy Mechanicsville, VA "An Investigation Into the Principle of Ion Propulsion"
Umberger Laura Springfield, VA "The Role of Executive Skills and Metalinguistic Awareness in Adults with Reading Comprehension Deficits"
Walkup Taylor Chesapeake, VA Westminster Abbey Choral Festival
Ware Matthew Doylestown, PA Potential Climate Change Impacts on Coral Reef Development in the Western Atlantic

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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