Passion Leads to Accomplishment

Mariann Yip (PC ’14) drew upon the knowledge she gained in her psychology minor when she created her Capstone, “Researching Campaign Materials for Ellie Mia Boutique”. Mariann tested the public relations campaign materials created for the Marshall Street fashion boutique, Ellie Mia. Her advice to you echoes that of many other Honors alums: start early,…

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Uncommon Action in Brazil

​    In February 2013, Rachel Dentinger (VPM ’13) premiered her creative capstone project, “Uncommon Action,” an interdisciplinary arts performance in which instrumentalists move as they play, conveying a story through the music. The creative piece is based on a poem Rachel wrote about anti-bullying. The piece is first performed without movement, with the musicians seated,…

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Diaspora Times Two Photo Exhibition

Ben Cleeton (PC ’15) used his 2014 Crown-Wise funding to travel to China and Ghana. A photojournalism student completing a Capstone entitled, “Diaspora Times Two: A Photo Essay”, which will be comprised of a photographic study of Africans living in Guangzhou, China and Chinese living in Accra, Ghana. Ben left on his travels shortly after the…

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Capstone Profile: Ana Selby (AS ’15)

English and Textual Studies major, Ana Selby (A&S ’15) is using her Crown Wise so that she can work on her novel over the summer, editing the draft she wrote this past summer scene by scene, chapter by chapter, in order to make it the best book it can possibly be. And she has a…

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Erica Clapp (PC ’14)

Meet Crown Wise Award winner, Erica Clapp (PC ’14). Erica has monitored and researched the media coverage and legal ramifications of Colorado’s legalization of marijuana and has come up with quite an interesting Capstone project: “to create an all-encompassing marketing plan for recreational marijuana in the state of Colorado. To elaborate upon the ‘all-encompassing’ aspect,…

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Capstone Profile: Alison Joy (AS/PC ’14)

As a communications student with a special passion for writing and production management, Alison Joy (AS/PC ’14) has created a Capstone which will give her professional experience using both these specialties. Alison is creating a screenplay—a dramedy set in New York City. Once the screenplay is complete, Alison is creating a production plan including shooting…

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Capstone Profile: Amanda Catchings (AS ’14)

Biology major, Amanda Catchings (AS ’14), is conducting research which will contribute to a better understanding of cyst breakdown and oocyte development in mammalian organisms, which will, in turn, aid us in better understanding infertility and developing treatments for it. Amanda’s research will also contribute to her hands-on experience as an active member of the…

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Capstone Profile: Jamie Yavorsky (VPA ’14)

Want to teach someone about music (or learning something yourself), then try out the soon to be available app for the iPhone that Crown Wise Award winner, Jamie Yavorsky (VPA ’14) is creating. The app teaches literacy, diversity, and technology in the context of music education. This game-type app will allow users to choose a…

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Capstone Profile: Ellen Moore (AS ’14)

Wondering how you can incorporate your semester abroad experience with your Capstone project? Talk to Ellen Moore (AS ’14) who spent a semester in South Africa and has since won a Crown Wise Award which will fund a return trip during which she’ll complete her field work and data collection. Ellen is using focus groups…

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Capstone Profile: Michael Rogers

Hi Honors Community! Just in time for 499 day (tomorrow Oct 31st) it’s our next Capstone student profile!  This one is senior Michael Rogers, who is now so on top of his Capstone project that he is already taking care of his 499 form. Way to go Michael! And for what it’s worth, we think…

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