Graduate Liberal Studies Program

Student Projects and Final Project Defenses

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Final Project Defenses

Fall 2014

All Fall 2014 final project defenses are complete. Congratulations!

Kimi Hemingway, Dr. Mika Elovaara, Allison Ballard

Allison Ballard successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Places Set Aside: Essays" at 9 am on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Kimi Hemingway (director), Dr. Mika Elovaara (reader - on screen), and Allison.

Dr. Herb Berg, Johnathan Rice, Dr. Dan Masters, Dr. Cecil Willis

Johnathan Rice successfully defended his MALS final project titled "Zombieland: The Only Place Where Stigma Does Not Exist" at 8:30 am on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Dr. Herb Berg (director), Johnathan, Dr. Dan Masters (reader), and Dr. Cecil Willis (reader).

Dr. Jenny Yates, Diane Morgan, Ashley Hudson

Diane Morgan successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Troubled Waters" at 10:30 am on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Dr. Jenny Yates (reader), Diane, and Ashley Hudson (director).

Ashley Hudson, Linda Swarts, Dr. James Burke

Linda Swarts successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Long in the Tooth: A Glimpse at the Dental Department at Coastal Carolina Community College" at 11 am on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Ashley Hudson (director), Linda, and Dr. James Burke (reader).

Rev.Dr. James Brewster, John Dailey, Ashley Hudson

John Dailey successfully defended his MALS final project titled "Four Stories" at 4 pm on Monday, November 24, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Rev.Dr. James Brewster (reader), John, and Ashley Hudson (director).

J. Barfield, Crystal Best, Ashley Hudson

Crystal Best successfully defended her MALS final project titled "The War on Drugs, a Personal Memoir" at 1 pm on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are J. Barfield (reader), Crystal, and Ashley Hudson (director).

Dr. Mike Wentworth, Lynn Watson, Ashley Hudson, Kimi Hemingway (w/Baby Hemingway)

Lynn Watson will defend her MALS final project titled "Only One Wilmington" from 3 - 4:30 pm on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Dr. Mike Wentworth (reader), Lynn, Ashley Hudson (director), and Kimi Hemingway (reader w/Baby Hemingway).

Cameron White, Dr. Patricia Turrisi

Cameron White will defend his MALS final project titled "Fall to Rise: A Devotion to Success" from 4:30 - 6 pm on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Cameron and Dr. Patricia Turrisi (director). Dr. Jenny Yates (reader) was not available for the photo.

Summer 2014

There were no final project defenses during Summer 2014.

Spring 2014

All Spring 2014 final project defenses are complete. Congratulations!

Ashley Hudson, Michelle Bliss (on screen), Lisa Howard

Lisa Howard successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Driven: The Story of L. Paul Brayton" at 9:30 am on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Ashley Hudson (reader), Michelle Bliss (director - on screen), and Lisa.

Katja Huru, Ashley Hudson, Dr. Meghan Sweeney, Dr. Katherine Montweiler

Katja Huru successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Wild, Well-Behaved Women and the Power of Self-Sacrifice" at 10 am on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Katja, Ashley Hudson (director), Dr. Meghan Sweeney (reader), and Dr. Katherine Montwieler (reader).

Ashley Hudson and Sarah Bode I

Sarah Bode successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Tombs and Celebrations: Essays รก la Bode" at 4 pm on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Ashley Hudson (director) and Sarah. Dr. de Gramont (reader) could not remain for the photo session.

Ashley Hudson, Erin Sroka, Lauren Evans,

Lauren Evans successfully defended her MALS final project titled "'That's What She Said': Pillow Talk with Pop Culture" at 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Ashley Hudson (director), Erin Sroka (reader - on screen), and Lauren.

Dr. Patricia Turrisi, Kelcian Hinkle, Ashley Hudson

Kelcian Hinkle successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Here Be Dragons" at 1 pm on Monday, April 28, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Dr. Patricia Turrisi (director), Kelcian, and Ashley Hudson (reader).

Chrisey Holloway successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Novel Markets" at 11:30 am on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Photo pends..

Dr. Kelli Slaten, Rachel Smyer, Dr. Allison Toney

Rachel Smyer successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Women and STEM: Middle School Girls and Electronic Mentoring" at 9 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Dr. Kelli Slaten (director), Rachel, and Dr. Allison Toney (reader).

J. Inscoe, Brittany Fyall, Dr. Jennifer Mackenzie

Brittany Fyall successfully defended her MALS final project titled "MatteBerry" at 11 am on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are J. Inscoe (rreader), Brittany, and Dr. Jennifer Mackenzie (director)..

Kimi Hemingway, Sandra Campbell, Ashley Hudson

Sandra Campbell successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Cardboard Castles" at 2 pm on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Kimi Hemingway (reader), Sandra, and Ashley Hudson (director)..

Kurt Powers

Kurt Powers successfully defended his MALS final project titled "The Charity and Life in Autumn" at 3 pm on Friday, May 2, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Kurt and his reader, Johannes Lichtman, attended via WebEx. Pictured here is Kurt Powers. A picture of his committee is not available.

Candice Mathis successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Confessions of a Southern Diva" at 5 pm on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Photos pend.

John Sullivan, Joel Finsel, and Patricia Turrisi

Joel Finsel successfully defended his MALS final project titled "' Reason Has Moons' and Analysis" at 7 pm on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Dr. Turrisi's home. Pictured are John Sullivan (director), Joel, and Patricia Turrisi (reader).


Last Update: June 4, 2014