FSC students pursue academic projects
LAKELAND, Fla. (June 27, 2006) — Florida Southern College students pursue extracurricular academic activities year-round, giving presentations, publishing articles, and attending conferences. The following summarizes some of their recent activities and recognitions.
Christoph Barnett, a senior accounting major from Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, presented his paper “Identity Fraud Protection Intentions of College Students and Faculty” at the Southeast American Accounting Association conference in Knoxville, Tenn., April 1. The paper was the result of his work in Honors in Accounting, taught by Lynn Clements, associate professor of accounting.
Lauren Brown, a senior psychology major from Orlando, Fla., was accepted for a summer 2006 internship at the Dolphin Conservation Center at Marineland in St. Augustine, Fla. This competitive appointment places Brown in the company of six other interns from such schools as Texas State University, Michigan State University, and the University of San Diego.
Susan Hinds, RN BSN, a master of nursing candidate from Zephyrhills, Fla., and infusion nurse specialist at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, won the Graduate Educational Scholarship from the Gardner Foundation Scholarship Fund of the Infusion Nurses Society.
Elia Moridon, a junior graphic design major and Christina Parks, a senior computer science major from Nassau, Bahamas, developed a Web site for Camp Fire, USA.
Angela Munoz, a senior biology major from Tampa, Fla., was awarded the Grant C. and Ann H. Hansen Research Award, judged by Carmen Valdez Gauthier, associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Louis Saco, chairman and CEO of Watson Clinic LLP in Lakeland, Fla., adjunct FSC professor. Both Lou Saco and Ann Hansen serve as members of the FSC Board of Trustees. Angela will compete in the Tri-Beta National Competition in May.
Tori Sandbrook, a senior English major from Davie, Fla., is a summer intern at the Tennyson Research Centre in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. She is directed by Alex Bruce, FSC associate professor of English, and Grace Timmons, director of the Centre.
Bradley West, a senior chemistry major from Mulberry, Fla., won second place in the Undergraduate Research competition in Orlando, Fla., May 11, as part of the Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition. He presented research he conducted under the direction of Carmen Valdez Gauthier, associate professor of chemistry, on the design and synthesis of supramolecular compounds containing dicarboxylic acids and copper ions.
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