2022 Capstone Festival Keynote and Awards Ceremony

Congratulations, 2022 Award Winners

Stella Remigio

Best Paper Award: STEM
Stella Remigio

Title: Neuroendocrine Cell Conditioned Media Effect on Prostate Cancer Cell Migration: LNCaP and PC-3

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Paul Deeble

Corrina Hunter

Best Paper Award: Humanities
Corrina Hunter

Title: The Black Queer Neighbor

Faculty Sponsors:  Dr. Mary Hill Cole and Dr. Amy Tillerson-Brown

McKenna “McK” Mollner

Best Paper Award: Social Science
McKenna “McK” Mollner

Title: Cell Phones, Risk, and Day Hikers: An Analysis of the Potential Impact of Cellphones on Search and Rescue Trends in Shenandoah National Park

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Amy Diduch

Brionny Brown

Best Quantifiable Research Award
Brionny Brown

Title: The Effect of Caffeine on sAPPα and the Lifespan and Climbing Ability of Drosophila melanogaster Models for Alzheimer’s Disease

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Paul Deeble

Haley Schwarz

Best Science Poster Award
Haley Schwarz

Title: Abundance, Diversity and Growth Rates of Entomopathogenic Fungi Along an Elevational Gradient

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Mary Jane Epps

Mary Moran

Best High Impact Practice (HIP) Presentation Award
Mary Moran

Title: The Experience at the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Paige Reed

Marquis Brunson

Best Visual & Performing Art Award
Marquis Brunson

Title: Imitation of the “Sacred Art of the Ori”

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jim Sconyers

Senior Project Fellowships for Current Juniors

  • Abigail Adams (Biology: Dr. Paul Callo)
  • Jamie LaGrange (Biology: Dr. Rebecca Haberman)
  • Anna Burkholder (Exercise Science: Christopher Harnish)

2022 Capstone Festival: May 2-6

The annual Mary Baldwin University Capstone Festival celebrates the scholarly and creative achievements of graduating MBU seniors. All students, faculty, staff, and the greater Staunton community are invited to attend. The format of the 2022 Capstone Festival will be hybrid. Members of the MBU community can attend in person in Grafton Library. Friends and family members can attend virtually.

Questions? Please email capstone@marybaldwin.edu

2022 Capstone Festival Keynote and Awards Ceremony

Congratulations, 2022 Award Winners

Stella Remigio

Best Paper Award: STEM
Stella Remigio

Title: Neuroendocrine Cell Conditioned Media Effect on Prostate Cancer Cell Migration: LNCaP and PC-3

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Paul Deeble

Corrina Hunter

Best Paper Award: Humanities
Corrina Hunter

Title: The Black Queer Neighbor

Faculty Sponsors:  Dr. Mary Hill Cole and Dr. Amy Tillerson-Brown

McKenna “McK” Mollner

Best Paper Award: Social Science
McKenna “McK” Mollner

Title: Cell Phones, Risk, and Day Hikers: An Analysis of the Potential Impact of Cellphones on Search and Rescue Trends in Shenandoah National Park

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Amy Diduch

Brionny Brown

Best Quantifiable Research Award
Brionny Brown

Title: The Effect of Caffeine on sAPPα and the Lifespan and Climbing Ability of Drosophila melanogaster Models for Alzheimer’s Disease

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Paul Deeble

Haley Schwarz

Best Science Poster Award
Haley Schwarz

Title: Abundance, Diversity and Growth Rates of Entomopathogenic Fungi Along an Elevational Gradient

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Mary Jane Epps

Mary Moran

Best High Impact Practice (HIP) Presentation Award
Mary Moran

Title: The Experience at the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Paige Reed

Marquis Brunson

Best Visual & Performing Art Award
Marquis Brunson

Title: Imitation of the “Sacred Art of the Ori”

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jim Sconyers

Senior Project Fellowships for Current Juniors

  • Abigail Adams (Biology: Dr. Paul Callo)
  • Jamie LaGrange (Biology: Dr. Rebecca Haberman)
  • Anna Burkholder (Exercise Science: Christopher Harnish)

2022 Capstone Festival: May 2-6

The annual Mary Baldwin University Capstone Festival celebrates the scholarly and creative achievements of graduating MBU seniors. All students, faculty, staff, and the greater Staunton community are invited to attend. The format of the 2022 Capstone Festival will be hybrid. Members of the MBU community can attend in person in Grafton Library. Friends and family members can attend virtually.

Questions? Please email capstone@marybaldwin.edu

2021 Capstone Festival Winners

Top Honors

Papers I and Quantitative Award
Elyse Levens, A Mass Cytometry Application of a Community Structure Generating Algorithm Derived from a Combination of Leiden and Girvan-Newman Methods

Papers II
Kylie Stottlemyer, Understanding the Complexity of Community Policing and the Implementation when Assisting Victims

Posters
Jessa Balough, Photocatalytic Degradation of Bisphenol-F by Hydrogen Peroxide

Artistic Portfolio
Felicia Maziarz, There’s an Armadillo in my Living Room

ABV Fellowship Awardees for 2021-22
Haley Schwarz
Madison Kelly
Brionny Brown
Stella Maris Remigio
Katherine Keegan

2020 Capstone Festival Winners

Top Honors:

Extended Abstracts:

Rebecca Balzan, The Nullification Crisis: A Constitutional Battle or a Personal Feud?, Project Advisor: Clayton Brooks; Academic Advisor: Mary Hill Cole

Capstone Abstract PDF

Posters I and Art Portfolio:

Emileann Quick, The Abundance of Escherichia coli in Local, Organic Poultry vs Commercially Produced Brand
Project Advisor: Paul Deeble; Academic Advisor: Susie Schmeissing
Capstone Poster PDF
Capstone Abstract PDF

Posters II:

Victoria Moore, The Effect of Levonorgestrel on Breast Cancer Progression, Project Advisor: Melissa Scheiber; Academic Advisor: Paul Deeble
Capstone Poster PDF
Capstone Description PDF

Quantitative Award:

Elizabeth Fitzer, The Influence of the C5a Receptor on Ovarian Cancer Progression, Project Advisor: Melissa Scheiber; Academic Advisor: Paul Deeble
Capstone Poster PDF
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