Chowan University Awards Student Research

The Chowan University Student Research Conference Awards of Excellence honor students for outstanding presentations in each one of the conference’s categories. By the quality of their participation, these students exemplify what is best in the intellectual and artistic life of Chowan University. The Awards of Excellence are as follows:


Best Humanities Paper

Samantha Jackson of Sedley, VA

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. David Ballew, Associate Professor of History


Best Social Sciences Paper

Reina Pozo of Huntersville, NC

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Cicely Cottrell, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice


Best Formal, Natural, and Behavioral Sciences Paper

Amber Smaltz of Norfolk, VA

Faculty Sponsors: Dr. Heather McGuire, Professor of Biology and Dr. Corina Wack, former Associate Professor of Biology


Best Professional Studies Paper

Lindsey Stigler of Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Teresa Santis, Assistant Professor of Education


Best Interdisciplinary Studies Paper

Isaiah Warren of Courtland, VA

Faculty Sponsor: Pamela Woodard, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice


Best Poster Display

Amber Smaltz of Norfolk, VA

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Brian Duffy, Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Best Communication Arts Display

Donald Bowman of Gastonia, NC

Faculty Sponsor: Amin Rudaina Khalil, Associate Professor of Graphic Design


Best Musical Performance

Margaret Sisco of Chesapeake, VA

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Lisa Lowry, Assistant Professor of Music


Best Literary Work

Tasia Hawks of Jacksonville, NC

Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Newhouse, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing


Best Graduate Paper

Fernando Zuniga of Murfreesboro, NC

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Ella Benson, Associate Professor of Education


Please join us as we celebrate these achievements.

University Relations | Stephanie Peede |

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