Fall 2015 Eagle Scholars Recognized by Center for Undergraduate Research

Fall 2015 Eagle Scholars Recognized by Center for Undergraduate Research

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Center for Undergraduate Research at The University of Southern Mississippi hosted a reception Aug. 21 recognizing the fall 2015 class of Eagle Scholars. The faculty recipients of the 2015 Donald Drapeau Undergraduate Mentorship Award were also honored.

During the fall semester, the Eagle Scholars will undertake an independent project involving original research or creative activity under the guidance of a faculty mentor. In a competition held last spring the students, who represent four colleges and both campuses, were chosen to receive up to $1,000 to help support their work.

The fall 2015 Eagle Scholars, their major and their faculty mentors include the following:

*Rebecca Aucoin, anthropology - Amy Young
*Sheila Bullock, psychology - Hans Stadthagen/Michael Mong
*Lauren Bush, speech pathology – Kimberly Ward
*Shaquiile Hayes, dance – Elizabeth Lentz-Hill
*Samuel Hendry, microbiology – Dmitri Mavrodi
*Nichola Kreis, chemistry – Julie Pigza
*Brenna Landis, political science – Ngoc Phan
*Kelly Liles, international studies – Rebecca Tuuri
*Meredith McPhail, English/human rights – Tim Rehner
*Christopher Mullins, biochemistry – Vijay Rangachari
*Samantha Phillips psychology - Hans Stadthagen/Michael Mong
*Anna Rawls, elementary education – Danielle Forest
*Maya Rex, psychology – Elena Stepanova
*Jordan Rice, biology – Shiao Wang
*Nikki Stackhouse, English – Jonathan Barron
*Susan Walley, polymer science, Derek Patton
*Anthony Woods, philosophy – Sam Bruton

Also recognized at the reception were Dr. Grant Harley (Geography and Geology), Dr. Douglas Masterson (College of Science and Technology/Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. Donald Yee (Biological Sciences) for their mentorship of Eagle Scholars during the past academic year.  Each received a plaque and monetary award.

For information about the Eagle Scholars and the Southern Miss Center for Undergraduate Research, visit http://www.usm.edu/research/center-overview.