Academic Excellence Celebration
2021 Virtual Celebration
Each year, Georgian Court University celebrates the scholarship and creative works of GCU students and their faculty mentors. This annual event focuses on scholarly pursuits and research findings across disciplines like English, digital communication, history, mathematics, social work, and more. This year’s virtual celebration celebrates the following papers, posters, and recorded presentations on topics ranging from communication via TikTok, soil erosion in the Amazon, and the impact of Habitat for Humanity to examinations of historic groups and events like Ella Baker, Indira Ghandi, and the Boston Desegregation Busing Crisis.
This year, there were seven synchronous student presentations during the celebration on April 21, 2021. Check out this playlist of presentations by Kaitlyn Bragen, Alexa Curcio, Zyeira Mallory, Lauren Sodano and Hanna Thrainsdottir, Haylee Vitale, Emily Humphries, and Dakota Wright, followed by prerecorded presentations by Ciara Zdanowicz, Hannah Moran, and Toni Kauffman.
Academic Excellence Celebration Winners
First Place: Nicole Russo
Second Place: Dakota Wright
Third Place: Tinamarie Manning
First Place: Kaitlyn Bragen
Second Place: Erin White
Third Place: Lauren Sodano & Hanna Thrainsdottir
Recorded Presentation Competition
First Place: Zyeira Mallory
Second Place: Emily Humphries
Third Place: Hannah Moran
This award is given to the project that most exemplifies the Mercy core values.
Academic Excellence Presentations
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Whether you are working on your own project under the guidance of a faculty member or are individually mentored by a professor while assisting with his or her research, participating in research at GCU will enhance your personal and professional development. Student-faculty research projects are valuable collaborations and one of the many ways in which GCU enhances the student experience.