Diamond Allen '18
Diamond Allen completed her Master’s in Social Work at North Carolina State University in May of 2021. She is also completing additional requirements to become a Licensed Addiction Specialist. In addition, Diamond Allen was recently accepted to the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at East Tennessee State University. She will begin that program during the fall semester of 2021.
Jessica Brabble '19
Jessica Brabble was the winner of the 2020-2021 Outstanding Graduate Student (Masters) in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech. Jessica was also recently accepted into the Ph.D. program in history at the College of William and Mary
Alyssa Brookhart was selected as one of the recipients of the 2021 North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Undergraduate Research Program awards. Included in the award was a $500 stipend for Alyssa to use on her research, which she will be conducting with the support of her faculty mentor, Dr. Daniel Elias.
Ali Cucinotta '21
Alexandra “Ali” Cucinotta received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan award at the May 2021 Commencement, which honors a senior who best exemplifies excellence in character, leadership and service to the community. Cucinotta obtained Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Communication and Entertainment Arts.
Mary Cat Davis '21
Mary Cat Davis presented the paper “Generation Attitudes Toward Digital Feminism: Is Social Media the Path to True Intersectionality?” at the 21st Annual Undergraduate Honors Symposium at UNC Greensboro in March 2021.
Madison Gill '21
Madison Gill won second place in the undergraduate student research award competition at the 2021 annual meeting of the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine. Her scientific presentation was titled, “Physical Activity and Depressive Symptoms During the Covid-19 Stay at Home Order in North Carolina.” Madison’s mentor was Dr. Shannon Crowley.
Blaise Gourley '21
Blaise Gourley was awarded the President’s Cup, an award that recognizes the attainment of the highest standards of academic performance as demonstrated by the overall grade point average, at the May 2021 Commencement. He earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Liberal Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.
Sierra Joyner presented the paper “Not for Entertainment: The Importance of the Animal Rights Movement for Big Cats” at the 21st Annual Undergraduate Honors Symposium at UNC Greensboro in March 2021. She won second place.
Victoria Thompson '21
Victoria Thompson was accepted into the School Psychology Master’s program at North Carolina State University. She plans to begin her graduate studies during the fall semester of 2021.