Honors Day 2010
On March 17, Marymount Manhattan College celebrated outstanding student and faculty achievement at Honors Day 2010. The College's Academic Honors Committee and the New York Iota Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society co-sponsored the event. Each year at Honors Day, students are selected from each College division to present academic research projects. Faculty members present Awards for Excellence and induct students into various honor societies. Marymount Manhattan also recognized MMC faculty members for their work and dedication. The 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to Associate Professor of International Studies Ghassan Shabaneh, Ph.D.
Other Honors Day award recipients included Susan (Bobbi) Cobaugh, a student in the Bedford Hills College Program (Writing I Award); Erica Jackson '13, an art history major (Writing II Award); Chair of the Division of the Sciences Ann Jablon, Ph.D., and Jasmina Bogdanovic '11, a biology major (Student/Faculty Collaboration Award); Rebecca Steckler '10, a communication arts and sociology major (Alpha Chi Award); Rachel Balma '10, a B.A. theatre major, and George Iliopoulos '13, a B.F.A. acting major (Dean's Award for Excellence, Honorable Mention); and Ming Yan Angela Poh '10, a philosophy and religious studies major (Dean's Award for Excellence).
Jasmina Bogdanovich presents her project, "Structural Insights into DNA Polymerase X from African Swine Fever Virus in the Presence of OXOG Lesions," sponsored by Associate Professor of Chemistry Benedetta Sampoli-Benitez, Ph.D.
MMC Student Government Association Vice President Madalyn Mattsey '11, a B.F.A. acting major, and President Zach Harrell '10, a B.A. theatre major, present opening remarks.
Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning Peter Baker, M.A., reads off the scheduled student presentations.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Marguerita Grecco, Ph.D., presents the Dean's Award for Excellence, Honorable Mention, to George Iliopoulos.
Members of the MMC community including students, parents, faculty and staff attended the Honors Day Awards Brunch.
Assistant Professor of Education Twila Liggett, Ph.D., presents honorary ropes to one of five MMC students inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society.
Speech pathology major Catrina Hughes '12 presented her project "The Relationship Between Communication & Movement in Two Parts," sponsored by Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders Susan Behrens, Ph.D. (left).
B.A. psychology major Liz Ball '12 presents "The Typology of Serial Murder," sponsored by Associate Professor of Psychology Cheryl Paradis, Psy.D.
President Judson R. Shaver, Ph.D., welcomes guests during the
Honors Day opening ceremony.
Writing Seminar Program Acting Director Dr. Martha Sledge presents a Writing Program Award to Erica Jackson.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty David Podell, Ph.D., presents the Dean's Award for Excellence Ming Yan Angela Poh.
Ming Yan Angela Poh presented her project "Mongolian Music in Post-Secular China," sponsored by Associate Professor of History and International Studies Yu-Yin Cheng, Ph.D.
B.F.A. dance major Olivia Warren '11 choreographed the piece "Groundless," sponsored by Adjunct Professor of Dance Sue Bernhard, B.F.A.
B.F.A. dance major Audra Bailey '10 was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. Performing the ceremony are biology major Zachary Barbati '10 (foreground) and Zach Harrell.
B.A. dance and English major Amanda DiLodovico '11 with Assistant Professor of Dance Jens Giersdorf, Ph.D., after she presented "The Wedded Body: Defining Movement in the United States of America."