(April 26, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

College Announces Winners of 19th Annual Student Research Forum

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — Twelve students received first through third place awards in four separate divisions during the 19th Annual Student Research Forum held at Centenary College of Louisiana April 22-23. Divisional winners for oral/research project or presentation are:

Poster Session

Kelly Reed

First place — Kelly Reed - Thymoquinone(TQ) and Cisplatin(CDDP) in a Non-small Cell Lung Cancer(NSCLC) Xenograft Model

Dallas Krentzel

Second place — Dallas Krentzel - Investigation of the Conserved RD Pocket in the CK1 protein kinase family

Marco Rajo

Third place — Marco Rajo - Protein Kinase M Zeta (PKMζ) a Modulator of Light-Induced Phase Shifts

Natural Sciences

Kathryn Craigo

First place — Kathryn Craigo - Synthesis and In Vivo Testing of Perfluoroalkyl Analgesic Derivatives

David Moss

Second place — David Moss - Serration Variability of Teeth in Great White Shark Jaws

Jonathan Carrere

Third place — Jonathan Carrere - The Effects of Methylin and Diazepam on Temperature Tolerances in Gambusia affinis

Social Science

First place — Anne Zapczynski - Academic Dishonesty

Quinn Larwood

Second place — Quinn Larwood - Guilty As Charged: An Analysis of the Honor System at Centenary College

Kenneshea Allums

Third place — Kenneshea Allums - Beauty Perceptions Among African-American Women


Christene Paxton

First place — Christene PaxtonFreire and Cone: Developing a Liberation Theology Curriculuar Resource to Raise Critical Consciousness through a Not-For-Profit Agency

Second place — Rachel McConnell-Switzer - From Main Actor to Matron: How the Character Rebekah is Hellenized by Josephus in Antiquities of the Jews

Third place — Sarah Savage - Panic Behind the Mask: The Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918

The annual event allows students to present the results of their research before an audience of faculty and peers. Faculty judges evaluate presentations based on overall presentation, project; including objective, difficulty, evidence and results; significance and originality, and question and answers. Poster presentations are judged on display, content and oral presentation.

A total of 45 research papers and posters were presented during this year's forum. Download a description of this year's research projects.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.