» Honors Achievements Archive

+ - 2014-2015

Chapman University Awards

Marissa Wong
Won the Cheverton Award (The highest award bestowed at Chapman University)

Samantha Cressey 
Nominated for the Cheverton Award

Marilyn Love
Nominated for the Cheverton Award, Religious Studies Department Award

Gabrielle Stetz 
Nominated for the Cheverton Award, Music Department Award

Conner Bogenreif
Music Department Awards – Conservatory of Music (highest COPA award), String Ensemble Award, Music History Award

Isabelle Grimm
Theatre Department Award

Nickolas Kaynor
Music Department Award - String Performance

Abigail Kim
History Department Honors

Daniel Levy
Best Undergraduate Paper Award: Europe by the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society,
Phi Alpha Theta, History Honors Society, Theta Alpha Kappa, Religious Studies Honors Society, and Mortar Board

Sten Olson
Nominated for Dodge's top undergraduate cinematography award ‘14
Selected for the ASC Heritage Award, which is the highest honor for student cinematography in the country

Megan Parish
Outstanding French Student Award/Departmental Honors in French
Departmental Honors in Theatre

Elise Pertusati
Art Department Award

Drew Richardson
Beta Gamma Sigma. BGS is the premier honor society recognizing business excellence and it’s the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive.

McKenzie Tavoda 
Top prize winner for the John and Margaret Class Student Book Collection Contest
Honorable Mention for the Leatherby Library's student undergraduate research prize

Cris Wilcoxon 
Beta Gamma Sigma. BGS is the premier honor society recognizing business excellence and it’s the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive.

University Honors Awards

Award for Academic Excellence (2014-2015)

 Isabell Grimm
Alexandra Jewett
Megan Parish
Marissa Wong
Jonathan Woo
 

University Honors Program Student of the Year (2014-2015)

Abbey Cavendish
Timothy Lee
Drew Richardson
Cristiana Wilcoxon

University Honors Conference

Chapman University
May 2, 2015

Fernando Amador
Gender in the Making: Sex and Gender in Catalina de Erauso's Early Modern Society

Connor Bogenreif
Write that Down! A Note-Worthy Look at the History and Evolution of Music Notation

Courtney Bramstedt
Hospice Workers and Their Relationship to Death and Dying

Abbey Cavendish
Schools Not Prisons

Javier Chacon Jr.
The Ramifications of Synesthesia

Samantha Cressey
The Gay Death Penalty

Rachel Deering
Feel the Sound: How Sound Design Influences Audiences in Theater and Film

Emily Ebbers
Imperialism Unearthed: Power and Representation in Colonial-era Egyptology

Nikolai Eiteneer
Lighting Design Concept for Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: Chapman University Spring 2015

Gianna Giusti
The Broken Mirror: Identification through Homeland and Travel in Salman Rushdie's Enchantress of Florence

Désirée Greenhouse
"Popular Science": Justifying Immorality By Co-opting the Validity of Science

Jennifer Grich
The Bridge Between Brand and Consumer: Properly Reaching the 2015 Hispanic American Market

Isabelle Grimm
Trojan Whores: Unsung Stories of Women in Theatres of War

Brian Halbur
How to Spend a Million Dollars: A Good Look at Income and Wealth in America

Tiffany Ho
The Conversion to Christianity in Asian American Immigrants

Alex Jewett
Ethics of Neuromarketing

Nickolas Kaynor
Hermeneutical Bartók: A Study of Interpretation in Bartók's Viola Concerto

Abigail Kim
Creating Identity: The Korean Third Space

Jennifer Kim
#justanotherdisaster

Timothy Lee
The Evolution of Morality

Daniel Levy
"For the Encouragement of Learned Men": Circular Trends in Copyright Law

Zohar Liebermensch
The Formula to Success

Marilyn Love
Seeing the Face of the Other: The Role of the Seductress in the Hebrew Bible

Savahna Malatesta
What Have the Millennials Brewed Up?

Shannen Mosqueda
Share Your Pain With Me: An Exploration of Fear, Worldedness, and the "Other" in Immigration Reform

Sten Olson
A Look into Darkness: The History and Science of the Illusion of Night in Film and Art

Emmabel Orendain
The Cinderella Stories: Cultural Transmission Through Storytelling

Megan Parish
Inside the Boudoir: Designing the World of Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel

Elise Pertusati
The Politics of Art at Fotainebleau

Anna Price
Eyre-headed Adaptations: Implications of Manipulation and Omission in Cinema

Haley Pucelik
Step by Step: A Guide to Stop Motion

Emily Ralston
Inequality Joe: "It's not what you buy, it's what you buy into. - Starbucks."

Drew Richardson
Exploring the Ethics of Hunting

Kendra Rickard
The Politics of Food Insecurity: An Examination of Obesity in the United States

Alec Shumate
Film Production Design: Balancing Art and Vocation

Sarah Smith
"Make it a Women's World": The 1911 California Woman Suffrage Campaign

Gabrielle Stetz
This is Your Brain on Atonal Music

Alyssa Tapper
Music for Everyone, Money for No One? The Legal and Financial Implications of Digital Streaming

McKenzie Tavoda
"A Land You Could Not Escape From But Almost Didn't Want to Leave": Japanese American Identity in Manzanar Internment Camp Gardens

Alex Tomko
Hot Set! - An inside Look at a Film's Art Department

Amy Vanderlip
Now in Theaters: Immersive Post Processes in Cinema

Andrew Vo
The Power of Playing: Analyzing the Video Game Genre With the "Kingdom Hearts" Series

Allie Weber
Repaving Wall Street: The Political Legacy of the Great Recession

Cristiana Wilcoxon
Demanding Diversity: The Student-Driven Push for a Multicultural Center

Marissa Wong
The Politics of History and Memory: Implications for Peace Education in Rwanda

Jonothan Woo
The Future of Bioprosthetic Heart Valves: Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry

National Collegiate Honors Council Presentations
Denver, CO
November 2014

Brian Kmetz & Garrett Isaacs
“Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning”

Timothy Lee
“Analysis of Moral Dilemmas in Vocational Choice”

Daniel Levy
“Statute of Anne: The Invention of Copyright and Authorial Ownership”

Marilyn Love
“Patriarchy and the Male Gaze in Vodou”

Sohini Mukherjee
“Study of Socioeconomic, Sanitation, and Hygiene Factors as Determinants of Recurrent Diarrhea in Children Aged Five and Under in Sundarban Area”

Marissa Wong
“Not a Protected Ground: Gender-Based Asylum Claims and the Neglect of Refugee Women”

Cristiana Wilcoxon
“Be Careful What You Sign: The Destructive Power of the Unconscionable Contract”

Drew Richardson
“Why We Need Political Economists: Making the Case for a More Interdisciplinary Approach to Economics in Ecuador”

Western Regional Honors Council Presentations

Reno, NV
April 2015

Julye Bidmead, Ph.D., Marilyn Love, Shannen Mosqueda, Megan Parish
“Teaching the Sacred Text: Images of Gender, Race, and Religion in Disney”

Emily Ebbers
“Unearthing Imperialism: The Power Dynamics of the Production of Knowledge in Colonial-Era Egyptology”

Nikolai Eiteneer
“Lighting Design Proposal for Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: Chapman University Spring 2015”

Joshua Gotham
“Quantum Computers and their Applications in Pharmaceuticals”

Desiree Greenhouse
“Can You Hear Me? Do You Care? The Police as Agents of Social Control Against Black Women in the United States”

Tiffany Ho
“The Conversion to Christianity in Asian-American Immigrants”

Abigail Kim, Sarah Smith
“Shakespeare's Other: Postcolonial Identity in The Tempest”

Jennifer Kim
“#justanotherdisaster”

Brian Kmetz
“Data Mining Techniques for Use in Cancer Diagnosis/Treatment”

Anja Kruslin
“How Trade with the East Fueled the Economic Policies that Allowed Italy to Maintain its Competitive Advantage in the Pursuit of Mercantile Profit throughout the Renaissance”

Devin Marcus
“Strange, Far Places: The Interaction between Horror Media and the Internet”

Shannen Mosqueda
“Share Your Pain with Me: An Exploration of Fear, Worldedness, and the ‘Other’"

Sohini Mukherjee
“The Influence of Ethnicity Upon Attractiveness and Dating Desirability of Males in Online Dating”
&
“Educating the Masses: Do Illegal Immigrants have the Right to an Education?”

Emmabel “Tami” Orendain
“The Cinderella Stories: Storytelling and Cultural Transmission?

Megan Parish
“Inside the Boudoir: Designing the World of Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel”

Danielle Platt
“Democratization, the French Revolution and the Arab Spring: Timeless Trends in Evolutionary Egalitarian Protest Politics”
&
“A Future In Urban Planning: An Analysis of Urbanization, Population Growth, Environmental
Hazard and Collective Planning Solutions for our Growing Global Population”

Kendra Rickard
“The Politics of Food Insecurity: An Examination of Obesity in the U.S.”

Sarah Smith
"’Make it a Woman's World’: The 1911 California Woman Suffrage Campaign”

Andrew Vo, Kassidy Vo
“How Disney is "Kingdom Hearts?” A Comparison Between Disney Films and the Video Game”

Cristiana Wilcoxon
“Demanding Diversity: The Student-Driven Push for a Multicultural Center at Chapman
University”
&
“Be Careful What You Sign For: The Destructive Power of the Unconscionable Contract”

+ - 2013-2014

Chapman University Awards

Magna Cum Laude
Jasper Anderson
Andrea Boonyarungsrit
Thyra Brody
Kayla Camacho
Meganne Christensen
Megan Daugherty
LeeAnn Dowd
Kristen Fowler
Jason Goussak
Genna Palermo
Amy Sayers
Anne Weisenstein

Summa Cum Laude
Jared Celniker
Nicole Connolly
Matthew Earle
Lauren Fox
Adam Z. Kalawi
Emily Neis
Noreen Raja
Brandon Tracey

Cum Laude
Jason Anthony
Parambir Bhatti
Paulette Garcia
Ashley Moradipour
Charlie Nelson
Erin Wainwright
Aileen Yoon

Departamental Honors
LeeAnn Dowd 
Matthew Earle 
Jared Celniker – Psychology
Jason Goussak -
Cheyenne Greenwood - Communication Studies.
Jared Celniker - Psychology
Brandon Tracey - Communications
Erin Wainwright - working on Department Honors


Senior Leadership Awards
Zara Abraham - Nominated
Lauren Fox - Dean's Senior Leadership Award (Argyros School of Business)
Jared Celniker - Nominated for a campus leadership award
Mark Saatzer - Campus leadership award

Outstanding Senior Award
Rebeca Herrera
Erin Wainwright 

Miscellaneous

Connor Bogenreif
New Music Ensemble Award
String Ensemble Award
Edgar Sholund Scholarship Award

Joseph Dye
Published in Scribrendi, the printed magazine of the Western Regional Honors Conference.

Rebeca Herrera
Nominated for: - Outstanding Diversity Leadership Award
Ronald M. Huntington Outstanding Scholarship Award
Global Citizenship Award

Adam Z. Kalawi
Selected as a Cheverton Award Finalist
"Outstanding Graduating Senior" award from the American Chemical Society
Nominated for Huntington award

Nickolas Kaynor
String Ensemble Award

Emily Neis
Outstanding Achievement in Spanish Award
Best Paper in American History at the Southern California Regional Conference for Phi Alpha Theta

Charlie Nelson
received SURF prior to Senior year
Undergraduate Research Creative Grant

Noreen Raja
Wilkinson Humanities Academic Honors

National Collegiate Honors Council Presentations

New Oreleans, LA
November 2013

Professor Juyle Bidmead, Ph.D.
"Tarnishing Tiana's Tiara: Disney's 1920's New Orleans as a Corrective?"
Kayla Camacho
"Living Life in the In-Between: The Literature of Post-Colonial Nigeria"
Jared Celniker
"One Minute and a Rubber Bracelet: Fostering Heroic Behavior"
Nicole Connolly, Professor Kelli Fuery, Ph.D., Isabel Hsu, & Cristana Wilcoxon
"Restructuring Sapere Aude: How integrating Honors-style interdsciplinarity changed and elevated a student-run journal"
Desiree Greenhouse
"The Effects of the Contemporary Digital Archive: How Anonymity Influences the Memory of Gender"
Isabel Hsu & Andrew Vo
"Comic Books and the Presentation of the Other"
Cristiana Wilcoxon
"Harry Potter as a Global Business Phenomenon"
"Hometown Tourism: A How-To on Studying Abroad in Your State"

Western Regional Honors Council Presentations

Denver, Colorado
April , 2014

Joseph Dye
"Transhumanism: Why the Negativity"

Paulette Garcia
"Knowledge Worker Motivation: A Cross Sector Comparison"

Tiffany Ho, Jennifer Kim
"Business and Religious Affiliations"

Tim Lee
"Analysis of Moral Dilemmas in Vocational Choice"

Tim Lee; Abby Kim
"Societal Self Image in South Korean Media and Societal Health"

Daniel Levy
"Statue of Anne: The Invention of Copyright and Authorial Ownership"

Marilyn Love
"Patriarchy and the Male Gaze in Vodou"

Sohini Mukherjee
"India: On Trend and So In"
"Study of Socioeconomic, Sanitation and Hygiene Factors as Determinants of Recurrent Diarrhea in Children Aged Fiva and Under in Sundarban Area"

Tami Orendain
"Covers & Culture: An Examination of Pride and Prejudice Book Covers"

Tansu Phillip
"The Effect of Age on Political Efficacy and Voting Behavior"

Danielle Platt
"Investments in Agricultural Education and its Implications in Poverty Reduction in the Developing World"
"Sustainable Solutions and their Potential Economic Growth Effects"

Tanja Radic
"Gender in Opera as Performance Art"

Drew Richardson
"'You Haven't Carried a Foot in a Bowl': Conflict Between Collective and Autobiographical Accounts of Veteran Identity"

Joseph Dye, Cristiana Wilcoxon, Seth Yund
"Reconstructing Sapere Aude: How Intigrating Honors-Style Interdisciplinarity Changed and Elevated a Student-Run Journal"

Dr. Julye Bidmead, Daniel Levy, Christina Wilcoxon
"S.P.E.W: Students presenting Equality through Wizarding: Teaching Social Justice with Harry Potter"

University Honors Conference

Chapman University
May 5, 2012

Zara Abraham
“Creating the Illusion of Life”

Jason Anthony
“Old Dogs, New Tricks: Creativity Across the Intergenerational Gap”

Christina Bell     
“State of the Union”

Parambir Bhatti
“Why Bonding Matters: Oxytocin’s Role in the Development of Childhood Aggression”

Andrea Boonyarungsrit
“Work-Life Balance? How Significant is it in the Current Economy?”

Thyra Brody
“The Bikutsi”

Kayla Camacho
“The Music of Language:  The Effects of Jazz on the Literature of the Harlem Renaissance”

Jared Celniker
“The I in Psychology “

Stephen Cheesman
“Real Skiing: Myths, Gender, and Business”

Meganne Christensen
“Death, Dying, and Reanimation: Determining Quality of Life”

Megan Daugherty          
“Sabermetrics: How Performance Measures Have Affected America’s Pastime”

LeeAnn Dowd
“The Act, the Audience, and the Art: Theatre as Constructed Experience”

Matthew Earle
“Cancer and Consumer Products: Where Science Meets Advertising”

Kristen Fowler  
“How Conflict is the Result of Inflexibility of Approach”

Lauren Fox
“Putting the Humanity Back Into Human Resources: Psychological Assessments in the Hiring Process”

Paulette Garcia
“Psychology of Workplace Motivation: A Cross Sector Comparison”

Rebeca Gonzalez
“Herrera Human Trafficking: A Symptom to the Collapse of a System of Rapid Sociopolitical Change and Anomie”

Jason Goussak
“Musical Mormons and Dancing Deities: Cultural Influences of Modern Musical Theatre”

Cheyenne Greenwood
“Selling Happiness: Disney’s Effective Communicative Practices”

Adam Kalawi
“Conceptual Versus Strategic Interdisciplinarity in the Sciences”

Ashley Moriadpour
“Between the Cuts: A Critical Look at Documentary Editing”

Emily Neis
“San Francisco’s Refugee Camps: Conflicting Definitions of Relief”

Brynn Nelson    
“Theatrical Trans*formations: Using Theory to Analyze and Deconstruct Representations of Gender Identity in Theatre”

Genna Palermo
“Eye of the Beholder: The Cinematographer as Artist, Interpreter, and Technician”

Katey Phillips
Undressing Twelfth Night: Costuming, Character and Gender in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night”

Noreen Raja
“’Call This Number:’ A Social Justice Ethnodrama”

Lauren Sarazen
“Titles Suck and Other #WriterProblems”

Amy Sayers
“The Dilemma of Education”

Mark Schiller
Problematizing Monolithic Conceptions of Identity

Natalya Subbotina
“Deconstructing Chapman: Institutional Impact on Student Development”

Brandon Tracey
“The Role of Narrative Imagination in Effective Persuasion”

Erin Wainwright
“Losing Sleep for the Sake of Science”

Anne Weisenstein
“Why Sequels, Reboots, Gunfights, and Explosions Have Overtaken Hollywood Films”

Aileen Yoon
“The Evolution of the Music Festival Phenomena”

 

+ - 2012-2013

Chapman University Awards

Jasper Anderson
Cecil Awards: Nominee for Best Production Design

Almog Avidan Antonir
Cecil Awards: Nominee for Best Editor

Connor Bogenreif
Edgar Sholund Scholarship Award

Courtney Bramstedt
Outstanding Junior Award

Kayla Camacho
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Award for University Women's Choir

Samantha Cressey
Outstanding Sophomore Award

Daniel Fister
Outstanding Junior Award

Phoebe Gildea
3rd Place Undergraduate Research Prize
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Award in Music History 
Burghardt Award
Departmental Honors in Music

Nicole Goehring
Outstanding Sophomore Award

Rebeca Herrera
Outstanding Junior Award

Molly Iker
Departmental Honors in History
Departmental Honors in Music

Elizabeth Iverson
Cecil Awards: Nominee for Best Picture
Cecil Awards: Nominee for Best Director

Adam Kalawi
Outstanding Junior Award

Eli Kaynor
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Award in String Ensemble

Nicky Kaynor

Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Award in Orchestra

Phil McGuire

Cecil Awards: Nominee for Best Achievement in Visual Effects

Hazel Naylor

Outstanding Japanese Major Award

Megan Parish

Department of Theater Award for Quiet Excellence

Tansu Philip
Outstanding First Year Award

James Pratt
Cecil Awards: Nominee for Excellence in Producing

Michael Rushman
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Award in Music History
Conservatory of Music Award
Departmental Honors in Music
William James Award for Outstanding Student In Philosophy

Samuel Scheleier
Paul Delp Award in Peace Studies

Ryan Stathos
Outstanding Performance in a One-Act Award

Priya Shah
Cheverton Award
History Award for Academic Excellence
Departmental Honors in History
2nd Place Undergraduate Research Prize
Outstanding Spanish Major Award

Clay Thomas
Departmental Honors in Sociology
Outstanding French Major Award

Erin Wainright
Outstanding Junior Award

Aileen Yoon
Cecil Awards: Nominee for Best PR Campaign of the Year

Mary Young
Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Award in Wind Symphony

Seth Yund
Outstanding First Year Award

National Collegiate Honors Council Presentations

Boston, MA
November 2012

Cristiana Wilcoxon & Isabelle Hsu
"Honors Journals: For the Students, By the Students"

Molly Iker
"Hard Times in the Big Easy: The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1853"

Shannen Mosqueda, Jennifer Kim, Emmabel Orendan, & Tiffany Ho
"'Love' versus 'Facebook Official'"

Michael Rushman
"19th Century Fusion Music: Brahms's Fourth Symphony"

Rick Wysocki
"Pop-Mortality: Examining Modern Depictions of Death"

Western Regional Honors Council Presentations

Flagstaff, AZ
April, 2013 

Elizabeth Berrigan
"Schwinger’s Finite Quantum Kinematics and Aharonov’s Dynamical Non-locality Concept"

Kayla Camacho
"Living Life in the In-Between: The Literature of Post-Colonial Nigeria"

Nicole Connoly
"Dumb, Expensive Kids: The Failures of the U.S. Public Education System and What It Can Learn From Finland"

Phoebe Gildea
 "
Death, Resurrection, and the Power of Music"

Rebeca Herrera & Diego Romero
"Conceiving Political Participation Among Indigenous People: The Achí and Ixil of Guatemala"

Hazel Naylor & Clay Thomas
"Interdisciplinarity Beyond the Classroom"

Cristiana Wilcoxon
"Hometown Tourism: A Photographical How-To on Studying Abroad in Your State"
and
"Harry Potter as a Global Business Phenomenon"

Rick Wysocki
"Direct Action: Taking Responsibility for your Education"

University Honors Awards 

Award for Academic Excellence 

 Almog Avidan-Antonir
Elizabeth Berrigan
Kristen Blacklock
Phoebe Gildea
Megan Grenata
Elizabeth Iverson
Hazel Naylor
Diego Romero
Michael Rushman
Sam Schleier
Priya Shah
Clay Thomas
Kathryn Virk

University Honors Program Student of the Year

Molly Iker
Diego Romero
Clay Thomas

University Honors Conference

Chapman University 
May 4, 2013

Almog Avidan-Antonir
"When Life Gives you Music, Make Story-ade: The Psychology of Music in the Short Film "Proverbia""

Elizabeth Berrigan
"Schwinger's Finite Quantum Kinematics and Aharonov's Dynamical Nonlocality Concept"

Kristin Blacklock
"Saving Lives With Mathematics: A look Into the Mathematical Models Behind Atheroschlerosis"

Emma Castor
"Globalized Marketing and its Implications"

Felicia Chanco
"Pop-up! An Unconventional Approach to an Unconventional Business for Unconventional People"

Emily Denker
"Cutting to the Chase: The Invisible Craft of Film Editing"

Phoebe Gildea
"Death, Resurrection and the Power of Music"

Megan Granata
"When Disability Goes Viral: Digital Storytelling and the Online Disabled Community"

Jacqueline Hudspeth
"The Time I Told My Parents I was Joining the Circus...and other masochistic tales of assistant directing"

Molly Iker
"There's No Place Like Home: Philosophies of Historic Preservation in Orange, CA"

Elizabeth Iverson
"The Art of Building Worlds"

Anthony Jacobsmeyer
"Strengths n' Stuff: Psychological Testing and Its Implication on Leadership Training, Team Cohesion, and Productivity"

Britt Keller
"Acting as Empathy: An Argument for the Requirement of Theatre in Early Education"

Ben Kepner
"The Collective Psychology of Horror"

Philip McGuire
"Hollywood Rethought: Methods for a Film School"

Hazel Naylor
"Objectification and Cultural Fantasies in Murakami Haruki's Kafka on the Shore"

Brandon Padveen
"Career, Self and Society: On the business of Hollywood, the road to the top, and the responsibilities of being there"

James Pratt
"The Construction of Process"

Diego Romero
"A Todo Vapor: The Politics of Inflation in Argentina"

Michael Rushman
"Where Music Meets Philosophy: Aesthetics, Teleology and the Music of Charles Ives"

Sam Schleier
"Constructing and Maintaining the Ghetto: A Collision of Colonial Domination and Capitalistic Exploitation"

Priya Shah
"Language, Discipline and Power: The Extirpation of Idolatry and Indigenous Resistance in Colonial Peru"

Clayton Thomas
"Disc Golfing: Identify and the Social Process of Sport Legitimation"

Rick Wysocki
""Savage by Command:" The Discourse of Violence in the Literature of the Spanish Civil War"

Robin Yokel
"Giving Us a Voice"

Mary Young
"How Use of Self Affects One's Performance: A Study on Alexander Technique"
 

+ - 2011-2012

Chapman University Awards

Hannah Carsen
Art Department: Honors Award

Megan Demshki
Peace Studies Program: Departmental Honors for Academic Achievement
Political Science Department: Departmental Honors for Academic Achievement
Political Science Citizen-Scholar Award
All Campus Leadership: Peterson Award

Elizabeth Fiacco
IEEE GameSig Intercollegiate Game Competition - First Place

Katelyn Friesen
Language Department: Outstanding Achievement in French

Ania Hodges
 Political Science Department: Departmental Honors for Academic Achievement

Whitney Kofford
Department of Dance: Quiet Excellence Award
Department of Dance: Departmental Honors
Department of Dance: Outstanding Choreographer in Concert Intime 

Katherine Landberg
Peace Studies Program: Departmental Honors for Academic Achievement

Eileen Regullano
Conservatory of Music: Edgar Sholund Scholarship Award
Conservatory of Music: Departmental Honors

Kelly Self
Conservatory of Music: Music Education, Choral Area Award
Conservatory of Music: Departmental Honors 

Matthew Shaffer
Math Department: Program Honors in Computer Science
Math Department: Outstanding Senior Award for Computer Science

Alexander Winkle
Political Science Department: Departmental Honors for Academic Achievement

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University Honors Awards

Award for Academic Excellence (2012)

Katelyn Friesen
Keith Funkhouser
Ania Hodges
Sam Price-Waldman
Matthew Shaffer 
University Honors Program Student of the Year (2011-2012)

Elizabeth Fiacco
Sam Price-Waldman 
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National Collegiate Honors Council Presentations

Phoenix, Arizona
October 2011

Michael Rushman
"What is Wisdom? A Two-Part Definition of Humanity's Worthiest Desire"

Elizabeth Fiacco
"Publication in the Internet Age"

Keith Funkhouser
"An Eye on Film"

Ania Hodges
"Gender Socialization: Not an Issue to Toy With"

Winnie Khaw
"Chinese Supernatural Tales: Poetry Master Class"

Michael Rushman, Emma Castor, Collin Pointon
"When Students Teach: The Honors Preceptorial"

Sam Price-Waldman
"The Modern Documentary Film"

Eileen Regullano
"Spatial Analysis of Japanese American Population Trends" 

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Western Regional Honors Council Presentations

Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 2012 

Molly Balzano
"An Argument Against Emotionalism"

Elizabeth Berrigan
"Ware: An Abomination by Man, or an Illness: An Existential Analysis of Les Chemins de la Liberte"

 Kristin Blacklock
"Morera's Theorem and Hyperfunctions in a Hyperbolic Setting"

Nicole Connolly
"Zombies, Bad Robots and Leprosy: How the Uncanny Valley Shapes Thought"

Keith Funkhouser
"Stuck in the Alamo"

Phoebe Gildea
"Aphrodite, Hera and Athena: Goddesses as Women in Art"

Ania Hodges
"Occupy Wall Street or Tea Party Rally: Where Would Jesus Be in Contemporary American Politics"

Jackie Hudspeth
"It Started with a Mouse but Ended with a Sequel: How Disney 'Fights Back' in a Plummeting Economy"

Molly Iker
"Hard Times in the Big Easy: The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1853"

Cristiana Wilcoxon
"Visual Manipulation: An Examination of How Photography and Graphic Design Distort Our Perceptions"

Rick Wysocki
"The Culture of Death in the Westen World" 

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University Honors Conference

Chapman University
May 5, 2012

Megan Demshki
"Rushin' to Make Friends: An Interdisciplinary Examination of U.S.-Russian Relations"

Alexia Fedail
"Eldritch: From Inspiration to Script"

Elizabeth Fiacco
"The Game of Life"

Megan Fobar
"Nutrition in the News: Are you eating Pink Slime?"

Katelyn Friesen
"The Penguin Paradigm: Transatlantic Paperback Design, 1939-1948"

Keith Funkhouser
"Creating Electric Euphoria: The Function of Film Editing"

Jocelyn Havel
"Biochemical Pathways Affected by Cholera Toxin"

Ania Hodges
"Occupy Wall Street or Tea Party Rally: Where Would Jesus be in Contemporary American Politics?"

Hannah Karsen
"The Spatial Potential of Line in the Art Practice of Alexander Rodchenko"

John Elias Kaynor
"The Psychology of Music: an Experience in Musical Humanism" 

Winnie Khaw
"A Summit of Tumultuous Worlds"

Emmeline Kim
"Attaining Unity of Impression"

Melody Kleiman
"Entering Adulthood with Autism, iPad in Hand"

Whitney Kofford
"Math and Dance: Infinity Intertwining"

Katherine Landberg
"Transitional Justice: Lessons to be Learned by North Ireland from South Africa"

Edward Leer
"Racing to the Finish: A Screenwriter's Bloody and Savage Chronicle of Self-Annihilation"

Annamarie Orsi
"A Reflection of Societal and Cultural Constructs of Chapman University: University Workers"

Kjellrun Owens
"Journalism's New Age: Print-Internet-Tablet" 

Jane Pittluck
"Tiffany at the Met: The Role of Museum as an Intermediary between Viewer and Object"

Jennifer Preda
"Special Education Inside and Out"

Sam Price-Waldman
"Tailings" - A Short Documentary

Eileen Regullano
"The Role of Music in Filipino Identity"

Kelly Self
"Music in the Classroom: Interdisciplinary Implications of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences"

Matthew Shaffer
"Story Telling within the Rules - The Effects of Gameplay Rules on Story Telling in Video Games"

Alexander Winkle
"They Have the Right to Remain Relevant" 

+ - 2010-2011

Chapman University Awards

Matthew Baker
Psychology Department: Outstanding Research Project
Psychology Department: Departmental Honors
Summa Cum Laude

Sarah Booher
Summa Cum Laude

Daniel Bulone
Mel Watson Award for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
Magna Cum Laude

Kelly Dona
Peace Studies Department: Departmental Honors

Konish Dutta
Magna Cum Laude

Jessica Green
Psychology Department: Departmental Honors
Mortar Board 
Campus Leadership Award
Magna Cum Laude

Laura Hantke
Magna Cum Laude

Kaitlin Hopkins
Summa Cum Laude

Amanda Jacobsen
Psychology Department: Departmental Honors
Psychobiology Department: Departmental Honors
Biology Department: Outstanding Leadership (Global Medical Brigades)
Mortar Board
Campus Leadership Award
Summa Cum Laude

Paul Jones
Magna Cum Laude

Chelsea Judy
History Department: Departmental Honors (Henley Award)
Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference: Best Undergraduate Paper (Third Prize)
Phi Alpha Theta: Nominated for the Nels Andrew Clevens Prize (National history undergraduate paper award)
Magna Cum Laude

Angela Kane
Summa Cum Laude

Samuel Knee
Mortar Board
Magna Cum Laude

Elizabeth Parker
History Department: Departmental Honors (Henley Award)
Mortar Board
Magna Cum Laude

Dana Quadri
Magna Cum Laude

Grant Reed
Cecil  Award: Best Director - Undergraduate (Incest! The Musical)
Cecil Award: Best Picture - Undergraduate (Incest! The Musical)
Summa Cum Laude

Michelle Roll
Chapman Ambassador
Summa Cum Laude

Devonie Royal-Gordon
Cecil Award: Best TV Show: Narrative - Creator/Executive Producer (Higher Education)

Laura Smith
Music Department: Choir Award
Music Department: Departmental Honors
Music Department: Burghardt Trophy
Language Department: Outstanding German Studies Award
Summa Cum Laude

Rachel Smith
Magna Cum Laude

Nathan Zencey
Political Science Department: Departmental Honors (Henley Award)
Magna Cum Laude

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University Honors Awards

Award for Academic Excellence (2011)
Matthew Baker
Sarah Booher
Kaitlin Hopkins
Amanda Jacobsen
Angela Kane
Grant Reed
Michelle Roll
Laura Smith

University Honors Program Student of the Year (2010-2011)
Class of 2011

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National Collegiate Honors Council Presentations

Kansas City, Missouri
October 2010 

Keith Funkhouser, Sam Price-Waldman
"Why We Like the Bad Guy: A Look into the American gangster Film"

 Paul Jones
"The Cooperative Colonial farm Experiment: Exploring Factors in Successful Commons Management"

Elizabeth Fiacco
"Cash and Cartoons: The Business of Animation"

Elizabeth Parker
"The Making of Modern Ireland"

Daniel Bulone, Brandon Padveen
"Writing Honors Culture: The Honors Novel and Community Building"

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Western Regional Honors Council Presentations

Park City, Utah
March 2011

Elizabeth Parker, Chelsea Judy
"Khrushchev and the Congo: An Investigation of Soviet Foreign Policy under Nikita Khrushchev"

Hazel Naylor, Clay Thomas
"Retweet, Reblog and Regurgitate: A Study of Mimicry in Internet Culture"

Paul Jones
"Rebuild, Reboot, Retrain - Exploring Job Fluidity Potential in American Employment"

Kelly Dona
"Globalization and its Effects on the Transnational Movements to End Human Trafficking"

Daniel Bulone
"Lincoln's Laser: An Examination of Alternate History"

Elliot Cooley
"Touching and Kissing: Tangent Lines and Osculating Circles before Calculus"

Kristin Blacklock
"A Contemporary Look at 'Ars Magna'"

Brandon Padveen
"The Sinful Messiah: On Writing the American Monster"

Winnie Khaw
"Chinese Supernatural Romantic Tales"

Keith Funkhouser
"An Eye on Film"

Liz Fiacco
"Publication in the Internet Age"

Molly Iker
"The Zimmerman Note: The Influence of the Media Upon a Nation"

Sam Price-Waldman
"The Modern Documentary Film"

Elizabeth Berrigan
"Nietzschean Influence in Women in Love: A Novel Tracing the Path of Nihilism"

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University Honors Conference

Chapman University
May 7, 2011

Matthew Baker
"The Effect of Magical Ideation on Creative Processes"

Molly Balzano
"College Education: What's the Point?" 

Sarah Booher
"Mission Intercultural: A Global Public Relations Education"

 Daniel Bulone
"Lincoln's Laser: An Examination of Alternative History"

Kelly Dona
"Human trafficking: Could You be the Next Victim?"

Konish Dutta & Sarah Lawson
"I Am Love Itself"

Jessica Green
"Trauma Type and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder"

Laura Hantke
"Branded"

Kaitlyn Hopkins
"I Can't Do It: Stereotype Threat & Its Relevance"

Rebecca Hughes
"Flimsy Fairytales to Modern Media: A Timeline of Feminine Ideals"

Amanda Jacobsen
"Genetics: The Next Frontier of Medical Research"

Paul Jones
"Rebuild, Rebbot, Retrain: Exploring Job Fluidity Potential in American Employment"

Chelsea Judy
"'Unbroken Towards the Sea:' The National Trust and the Rise of Coastal Preservation in Late 19th and 20th Century Britain"

Ariel Lawrence
"Globalization: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

Elizabeth Parker
"'Ourselves Alone:' Irish History, Nationalism and the Nation, 1842-50"

Dana Quadri
"Designing Your Mind: The Social and Psychological Role of Graphic Design and Advertising"

Kailee Quinn
"Sustainable Design"

Grant Reed
"'Incest! The Musical' - Building a Musical Sequence"

Michelle Roll
"The Art of Memoir"

Devonie Royal-Gordon
"Gender Inequality in Hollywood"

Laura Smith
"More Than Just Music: The Art of the Song Recital"

Rachel Smith
"The Ties That Bind: Brain Chemistry's Role in Determining How We Mate and Marry"

Nathan Zencey
"Applying Market Principles to United States Federal Campaign Finance Systems" 

+ - 2009-2010

Chapman University Awards

Sasha Anderson
Henley Award: Political Science and Sociology
Language Department: Outstanding French Major Award
Campus Leadership Award

Tim Deisler
Communication Studies Department: Departmental Honors

Jesse Dietch
Psychology Department: Departmental Honors
Psychology Department: Outstanding Senior
Dodge College of Film and Media Arts: Cecil Award nomination for
Achievement in Cinematography

Sarah Ganderup
Language Department: Outstanding German minor
History Department: Academic Achievement
History Department: Award for Academic Excellence

Elizabeth Klehfoth
Wilkinson College: Outstanding Creative Writing Student Award
Mel Watson's Award - Scholarly and Creative Excellence

AJ Lepore
Music Department: 2010 Music Education Award
Music Department: Departmental Honors

Merideth Robinson
Psychology Department: Departmental Honors

Tim Sauer
Conservatory of Music: Music History Award
Conservatory of Music: Jazz Award
Recognition for graduating with a GPA higher than 3.7 (3.93)

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University Honors Award

Thomas Carpenter
University Honors Program Student of the Year, 2009 - 2010

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National Collegiate Honors Council Presentations

Washington, D.C.
October 2009

Elizabeth Kosearas, Daniel Bulone, Matt Baker, Liz Klehfoth, Melody Kleiman
"pWn'd! A Newbs Guide to the Interwebz"

Liz Fiacco, Sam Price-Waldman
"It's Alive! The Re-re-re-re-re-reanimation of Frankenstein"

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Western Regional Honors Council Presentations

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
March 2010

Daniel Bulone, Brandon Padveen
"Writing Honors Culture: The Honors Novel and Community-Building"

Joy Buchanan
"Copyrights and Social Norms"

Jessee Dietch
"To Sleep, Perchance to Dream: Treatments of 21st-Century Insomnia"

Liz Fiacco
"Extremes and In-Between"

Keith Funkhouser
"Why We Like the Bad Guy: A Look into the American Gangster Film"

Jessica Green, Matt Baker, Sam Price-Waldman
"Mental Music: A Brief Introduction to Music Therapy"

Paul Jones
"The Cooperative Colonial Farm Experiment: Exploring Factors in Successful Commons Management"

Elizabeth Kosearas
"Lyrical Breakdown"

Devonie Royal-Gordon, Elizabeth Klehfoth
"The Plot Thickens: Examining the Story Behind Stories"

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University Honors Conference

Chapman University
May 1, 2010

Sasha Anderson
"The Sociolinguistics of Power"

Jeff Black
"Going, Going, Gone. The Past, Present and Future of Sports Broadcasting and Reporting"

Thomas Carpenter
"Pun Intentional"

Grant Cushman
"Religion vs. Morality: An Analysis of Western Religion's Effect and Stance on Morality"

Dawn Datte
"The Effect of Comprehensive Sex Education on Students' Safe Sex Practices"

Tim Deisler
"More Than Just a Game"

Jesse Dietch
"To Sleep, Perchance to Dream: Treatments of 21st Century Insomnia"

Sarah Ganderup
"How White was the Wash?: Bloody Sunday, 1972, and Memory Creation in the Widgery Report"

Chandler Garbell
"It's All Greek To Me: An Exploration of Greek Mythology and Its Significance in Western Culture Throughout History"

Morgan Helme
"How to Save the News"

Megan Holmstedt
"The Blood Suckers: Capitalism and the Changing Future of the Vampire"

Kat Jacobs
"Graphic Novels in the Classroom"

Chelsea Judy
"Secrets in Stone: A Look at Hidden Symbols in European Architecture"

Elizabeth Klehfoth
"The Plot Thickens: A Revealing Look at the Meaning Behind Stories"

Sam Knee
"Like It, Love It, Greenlight It - How a Movie is Made Before the Camera Starts Rolling"

Andrew Lepore
"The Future of Music"

Jasmine Li
"Analysis of American Apparel: Internal and External Perspectives"

Courtney Long
"Media Credibility in Mass Communications"

Kat Parks
"Positivity"

Andrew Ritter
"Getting Your Foot in the Door" 

Merideth Robinson
"Emotional Intelligence and Its Relationship to Academic Success"

Tim Sauer
"American Indian Powwows in California"

Rachelle Yeung
"Shirts, Sex, a Social Phenomenon: The Story Behind American Apparel

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