MALS Final Projects -- 2009

All 2009 final project defenses are complete. CONGRATULATIONS !


Fall 2009

Dr. Mika Elovaara, Stephanie Post, Ms. Kimi Faxon

Stephanie E. Post successfully defended her final project titled "The Hunter, The Hunted, and the Thief: A Novel" at 1:30 pm on Thursday, December 3, 2009 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (the GLS conference room). Pictured are Dr. Mika Elovaara (reader), Stephanie, and Ms. Kimi Faxon (project director).

Stephen Bullard, Dr. Mika Elovaara

Stephen F. Bullard successfully defended his final project titled "Pop Culture Titans" at 3 pm on Thursday, December 3, 2009 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (the GLS conference room). Pictured are Stephen and Dr. Mika Elovaara (project director).

Dr. Larry Ferrell, April Heath Clark, Rev.Dr. James Brewster

April P. Heath successfully defended her final project titled "Progress and Preservation for a Seaside Town" at 3:30 pm on Thursday, December 3, 2009 in the President's Boardroom, CCCC, 444 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC. Pictured are Dr. Larry Ferrell(reader), April, and Rev.Dr. James Brewster (project director).

Dr. Denise Ousley, Robert Futch, Dr. Mika Elovaara

Robert S. Futch successfully defended his final project titled "Avery Mann Can't Be a Hero" at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 in Bear Hall, Room 106 (across from the GLS office). Pictured are Dr. Denise Ousley (reader), Robert, and Dr. Mika Elovaara (project director).

Dr. Mike Wentworth, Deborah Jones, Ms. Kimi Faxon

Deborah L. Jones successfully defended her final project titled "1977: A Year in My Life" at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (the GLS conference room). Pictured are Dr. Mike Wentworth (reader), Deborah, and Ms. Kimi Faxon (project director).

Rev.Dr. James Brewster, Amanda Miller, Dr. Larry Ferrell

Amanda A. Miller successfully defended her final project titled "The Impact of the Vietnam War on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina"at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 in the President's Boardroom, CCCC, 444 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC. Pictured are Rev.Dr. James Brewster (reader), Amanda, and Dr. Larry Ferrell (project director)..

Dr. Herb Berg, Erin Sullivan, Dr. Mika Elovaara

Erin D. Sullivan successfully defended her final project titled "The Evolution of American Sign Language and its Effects on Filipino Sign Language" at 2 pm on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (the GLS conference room). Pictured are Dr. Herb Berg (reader), Erin, and Dr. Mika Elovaara (project director).

Dr. Anthony James, Brian Flynn, Dr. Larry Ferrell

Brian J. Flynn successfully defended his final project titled "War, Consumerism, and Agitation: The African American Press during the Early Civil Rights Movement" at 3 pm on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 in the President's Boardroom, CCCC, 444 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC. Pictured are Dr. Anthony James (project director), Brian, and Dr. Larry Ferrell (reader).

Bill DiNome, Andrew Moore, Dr. Mika Elovaara

Andrew L. Moore successfully defended his final project titled " An Original Screenplay: The Sins that Bind" at 10 am on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 in Bear Hall, Room 110. Pictured are Bill DiNome (project director), Andrew, and Dr. Elovaara (reader).

Dr. Barbara Michael, Stephanie Austin, Dr. Larry Ferrell

Stephanie M. Austin successfully defended her final project titled "Facebook: The Issues, Impact, and Controversial Nature of the World's Most Popular Social Networking Website" at 3 pm, Friday, November 20, 2009 in the President's Boardroom, CCCC, 444 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC. Pictured are Dr. Michael (reader), Stephanie, and Dr. Ferrell (project director).

Dr. Mika Elovaara, Deborah Chatkoff, Dr. Herb Berg

Deborah Chatkoff successfully defended her final project titled "Gender Lessons I Learned from My Mother " at 10 am on Monday, October 26, 2009 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Dr. Elovaara (reader), Deborah, and Dr. Berg (standin for Kindra Steenerson (project director)).

Dr. Ashe, Amanda Gonzalez-Moreno, Dr. Berg

Amanda Gonzalez-Moreno successfully defended her final project titled "The Plastic Baby Bottle Dilemma: Oral Histories" at 10 am on Friday, October 2, 2009 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Dr. Dianna Ashe (project director), Amanda, and Dr. Herb Berg (reader).


All Summer 2009 final project defenses are complete. CONGRATULATIONS !

Rev.Dr. James Brewster, Sandra Arnold, Dr. Barbara Michael

Sandra Arnold successfully defended her final project titled "The Gold Cigarette Case" at 12 pm on Friday, July 10, 2009 in the President's Board Room, CCCC, Jacksonville, NC. Pictured are Rev.Dr. James Brewster (project director), Sandra, and Dr. Barbara Michael (reader)

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Carmen Meade, Dr. Mika Elovaara

Carmen Meade successfully defended her final project titled "I'm Not Domincan, I Don't Speak Spanish: An Ethnographic Study of My Dominican Bloodline" at 3 pm on Friday, June 5, 2009 in Leutze Hall, Room 103. Pictured are Carmen and Dr. Mika Elovaara (project director). Dr. Wentworth (reader) could not attend the defense.


All Spring 2009 final project defenses are complete. CONGRATULATIONS !

Dr. Cecil Willis, Ike Jenkins, Rev.Dr. James Brewster

Ike Jenkins successfully defended his final project titled "Predators of Society: A Personal and Academic View of Gangs" at 2 pm on Monday, April 20, 2009 in Conference Room 41 at CCCC, Jacksonville, NC. Pictured are Dr. Cecil Willis (project director), Ike, and Rev.Dr. James Brewster (reader).

Dr. Herb Berg, Laura Gentry, Dr. Mika Elovaara

Laura Gentry successfully defended her final project titled "The Rock, Iron Mike, and Golden Boy: Three Boxing Heroes and the Influences They've Had" at 2 pm on Monday, April 20, 2009 in the GLS Conference Room, Bear Hall, Room 110. Pictured are Dr. Berg (reader), Laura, and Dr. Elovaara (project director).

Dr. J. Kreul, Adrian Varnam, Dr. John Rice

Adrian Varnam successfully defended his final project titled "The Art Farm Organization: Making a Case for Change in the Arts" at 3:30 pm on Thursday, April 23, 2009 in the GLS Conference Room, Bear Hall, Room 110. Pictured are Dr. J. Kreul (reader), Adrian, and Dr. John Rice (project director).

Dr. Mike Wentworth, David Caldwell, Dr. Mika Elovaara

David Caldwell successfully defended his final project titled "Heroism at 200 mph: A Study of Athletic Heroes in Formula 1 Racing" at 10 am on Friday, April 24, 2009 in the GLS Conference Room, Bear Hall, Room 110. Pictured are Dr. Mike Wentworth (reader), David, and Dr. Mika Elovaara (project director).

Dr. Mika Elovaara, Dr. Antonio Puente, Justin Szymik, Dr. Noral Noel

Justin Szymik successfully defended his final project titled "A Student's Perspective of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Internationality" at 7 pm on Friday, April 24, 2009 in the Social and Behaviors Building, Room 107. Pictured are Dr. Mika Elovaara (project director), Dr. Antonio Puente (evaluator), Justin, and Dr. Nora Noel (reader).

Dr. Eleanor Covan, Carolyn Franch, Dr. Mika Elovaara

Carol Franch successfully defended her final project titled "Remembering the Geraniums" at 10 am on Monday, April 27, 2009 in the GLS Conference Room, Bear Hall, Room 110. Pictured are Dr. Eleanor Covan (project director), Carol, and Dr. Mika Elovaara (reader).

Dr. Beth Barton, Thomas Frith, Dr. Anthony James

Thomas Frith successfully defended his final project titled "Creating Oral Histories: From the Lower Palatinate to Virginia - A Family History" at 1 pm on Monday, April 27, 2009 in the President's Board Room in CCCC's Admin Building, Jacksonville, NC. Pictured are Dr. Beth Barton (reader), Thomas, and Dr. Anthony James (project director).

Dr. Mike Wentworth, Vicki Hartsfield, Dr. M. Elizabeth Hines

Vicki Hartsfield successfully defended her final project titled "Far Away from Home: Undocumented Hispanics Living and Working in Southeastern North Carolina" at Noon on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 in the GLS Conference Room, Bear Hall, Room 110. Pictured are Dr. Mike Wentworth (project director), Vicki, and Dr. Liz Hines (reader).

Dr. Mika Elovaara, Julia Deaton, Dr. Donna King

Julia Deaton successfully defended her final project titled "The Role High School Athletics Plays in Closing the Achievement Gap for Underprivileged Males" at 2 pm on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 in the GLS Conference Room, Bear Hall, Room 110. Pictured are Dr. Mika Elovaara (project director), Julia, and Dr. Donna King (reader).

Dr. Diana Ashe, Sandra McClammy, Dr. Mike Wentworth

Sandra McClammy successfully defended her final project titled "Choosing to Make the Right Choice: The Social and Psychological Effects of Copia in America"at 4 pm on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 in the GLS Conference Room, Bear Hall, Room 110. Pictured are Dr. Diana Ashe (reader), Sandra, and Dr. Mike Wentworth (project director).

Dr. Mike Wentworth, Dana Fasanella, Dr. Tim Ballard

Dana Fasanella successfully defended her final project titled "Medicare Part D Outreach" at 9 am on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 in the GLS Conference Room, Bear Hall, Room 110. Pictured are Dr. Mike Wentworth (project director), Dana, and Dr. Tim Ballard (reader).

Last Update: May 14, 2010


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