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Spring Hill College Undergraduate Research Symposium


Friday, April 22, 2016


SHC Student Center, LeBlanc Ballroom


Click Here to View the Video of the Event Created by the SHC Communication Arts Department

Congratulations to the 2016 SHCURS Excellence in Presentation Award Recipients

Original Research

 Alexandra Moorehead & Hailey Owens

Honorable Mention: Ryan Bujol

Off-Campus Research

Taylor Gravolet

 Honorable Mention: Schaeffer Lersch

Class Projects

Brigit Reynolds

Honorable Mention: Brendan O’Malley


 Katherine Sergiovonni, Suzanne Monlezun, Erin Anderson, Alexis Nobles, & Alex Baalman

Honorable Mention: Kourtney Jones, Kirsten Thorn, Areona O’Cain, & Zsaree Morrissette


Chris Portie and Stephen Nash

 Honorable Mention: Lourdes Gomez de Cordova & Caroline McGraw


Audrey Sanchez

 Honorable Mention: EmilyThrush

Students will be presenting projects across many disciplines during the 2015-2016 Spring Hill College Undergraduate Research Symposium (SHCURS). The SHCURS provides students with the opportunity to present their research, internship and classroom projects to a larger audience. The symposium also provides a space for students, faculty, and the community to examine the connection between research and education. Student attendees who are not yet involved in research will discover that attending the symposium is a great way to learn about the broad range of opportunities available at the Spring Hill College. Attendees are welcome to stop by the Student Center in the LeBlanc Ballroom any time during the symposium on April 22, 2016. The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The Friends of the Library will sponsor two Charles Boyle Research Awards for student projects of exceptional quality: 1) Special Collections - $250: Awarded to research that demonstrates substantive utilization of the Burke Memorial Library’s special collections including Archives and federal depository materials, and 2) Print & Digital Collections - $250: Awarded to research that demonstrates substantive utilization of the Burke Memorial Library’s print or digital collections. Application due April 15, 2016

In addition to the Charles Boyle Friends of the Library Awards, there will be Excellence in Presentation awards in the following categories: Off-Campus Research, Service Projects, Class Projects, Original Research, Art, and Media.

Undergraduate Research Symposium Application 2016

SHC Undergraduate Research Symposium Application

Application due April 15, 2016

Photos of the 2012-2016 event are available at https://www.facebook.com/#!/SHCURS

For more information, please contact coordinators Jamie Franco-Zamudio at jfrancozamudio@shc.edu, Gentry Holbert at gholbert@shc.edu


We would like to thank the 2016 SHCURS Sponsors:


SHC Friends of the Library


Thank you for your generous support!


Event coordinators, Jamie Franco-Zamudio and Gentry Holbert, would like to thank the following individuals for donating their time and expertise in order to make this event possible:


Maura Mandyck, Mike Freyaldenhoven, Dr. Ani Biswas, Dr. Chelsea Greer, Dr. Meg Smith, Dr. Allyn Schoeffler, Dr. Daniel Massey, Dr. Victor DiFate, Jeremy Moore, Dr. Jeffrey Stoyanoff, Dr. Demetrius Semien, Ryan Noble, Dr. Ola Fox, Marty Gibson, Stephanie Steiert, Wanda Sullivan, Dr. Andrew Tumminia, Dr. Rebecca Fillmore, Dr. Meg Cole, Dr. Stephanie Callan, Dr. Margaret Davis, April Livingston, Dr. Leigh Ann Litwiller Berte, Dr. Sandra Rogers, Dr. Stuart Babington, Matthew Baugh, Dr. Shane Dillingham, Dr. Virgil Jackson, Dr. Christina Kotchemidova, Lavada Raouf, Dr. Carolyn Simmons,  Dr. Matthew Bagot, Dr. Catherine Swender, Dr. Stephen Wilson, Dr. Nathan Zuckerman, Pieter Favier, Beca Venter-Lombardo, Audrey Dortch, Melvin Lang, Julisa Kidd, Dorothy Brown, Lizzie Griffith, Lane Brunson, Hayden Pritchard, Johnny Stevens, Amarnee Broussard, Jasmin Alday, Alyssa Litton, Kenny Ross, Tripp Cobb, Audrey Nelson, Cam Moorer, Libby Crocker, Barry Murray, Jennifer Medlock, Wil Santiago, Maverick Latour, Chyanna Robinson, and Natalie Abraham.