Welcome to the Spring 2019 RC Academic Symposium

April 18, 2019 – A Celebration of the Liberal and Professional Arts

Academic Symposium began in 1999 when seniors were invited to Dr. Beth VanRheenan’s home to present their capstone projects and became institution-wide in 2003. Now, this event occurs twice a year and provides a variety of formats for all Rochester College seniors to present capstone projects. Conference-style presentations are reserved for senior capstone projects. During the poster session, both senior capstone projects and supplemental research is displayed on a 3’ x 4’ poster and the authors summarize their works to approaching viewers.

PRESENTATIONS

Concurrent Session A: 9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Business 1 – Auditorium East

  • Apple: Ciana Marie Begley, Casey Bowdell, Kim Charney, Micah Maria Crumes, Rikki Keystyne Scherdt

Nursing 1– Auditorium West

  • Akunna AguwaThe Effect of Cultural Competence Education on Nurses to Increase Knowledge
  • Natalie Catherine BoydCompassion Fatigue Among Nurses: Raising Awareness Through Education: An Evidenced Based Practice Approach
  • Andrea Shantice Bradley: Bundle Approach to Prevent Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD): An Evidence-Based Approach
  • Jacob C. BurfordImproving Mobilization Among Patients in the Acute Care Setting

Mass Communication 1 – Ham Library 112

Ministry 1 –Ham Library 113

Psychology 1—Ham 115

  • Malenda Renee Avery: Is Social Media Linked to Anxiety and Depression in the African-American Community?
  • Blake Spencer Brown: TBA

Natural Sciences 1– Richardson Center 117

 

Concurrent Session B: 10:25 – 11:40 a.m.

Business 2 – Auditorium East

  • Marriott: Cameron Joseph Campana, Alexis Marie Chung, Delaney Rae Goulait, Christopher Brooks Owen, Bailey Olivia Pellegrino, Sarah Bethany Stanko

Nursing 2– Auditorium West

  • Luai Husam Fakhoury:Enhancing Patient Discharge on a Cardiac Progressive Care Unit Using an Evidence Based Approach
  • Madison Marie Fox-Valko: Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) in the Acute Care Setting by Implementing an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Care Bundle
  • Angela H. Gress:Educating Registered Nurses on the Different Routes of Narcan Administration Using Pictorial Presentation
  • Megan Marie Juncaj: Decreasing Number of Preventable Falls by Increasing Nurses’ Knowledge on Fall Bundles

Mass Communication 2 – Ham Library 112

Ministry 2 –Ham Library 113

Psychology 2 – Ham Library 115

  • Sydney Harris: How Does Having a Depressed Parent in Childhood Impact Early Adult Life?
  • Jessica Lauren Kowalske: Association Between Obesity and Depression
  • Hannah Elizabeth Mills: Differences in Perspective on Female Genital Mutilation

Natural Sciences 2 – Richardson Center 117

 

Concurrent Session C: 12:15– 1:30 p.m.

Business 3 – Auditorium East

  • Ford Motor Company: Armand Laurent Cartwright, Allison B. Johnson, Geno Anthony Policicchio, Marco Antonio Solis, Franco Succurro, Moses Olaitan Toriola

Nursing 3 – Auditorium West

Ministry 3 – Ham Library 113

  • Ellis Alexander Rabb: Missional Church and Church Space
  • Cole Austin Graham Swensen: Gospel & Ecclesiology and How It Relates to Adaptive Change

Psychology 3 – Ham Library 115

  • Teevia Ciara Brown: How Do Male Caregivers Differ from Female Caregivers In Relation to Burnout Symptoms?
  • Katrina Marie Frary: The Relationship Between Marijuana Use and Short-Term Memory Impairment

Natural Sciences 3– Richardson Center 202

Theatre 1 & Interdisciplinary 1– Richardson Center 117

 

Poster Session I: 1:40– 2:15 p.m.

First authors A-M

Hallways of the Ham Library & Richardson Center

 

Poster Session II: 2:15– 2:50 p.m.

First authors N-Z

Hallways of the Ham Library & Richardson Center

 

Concurrent Session D: 2:50 – 4:05 p.m.

Business 4 – Auditorium East

  • Dunkin’ Brands: Shawn Daniel Adam, Patrick Denis, Robert Wiant Meadows, Brian Christopher Hozian, Luke R. Zarzycki

Nursing 4 – Auditorium West

  • Johnny Ognjanowski: Preventing Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit by Implementing ABCDEF Interventions, An Evidence-Based Approach
  • Krista Marie Sabin: Implementing the Awakening and Breathing Coordination, Delirium Monitoring and Management, and Mobility (ABCDE) Bundle to Reduce ICU Delirium: An Evidence Based Approach
  • Brittany Anne-Marie Sovran: Identifying, Treating, and Referring Human Trafficking Victims in the Emergency Department: An Evidence-Based Approach
  • Samantha Clea Wojcik: Educational Strategies to Decrease the Incidence of Medication Errors in an Acute Care Setting

Psychology 4 – Ham Library 112

  • Toni Vernae Horton: Effects of Horoscopes on Anxiety in a Neurotic Personality
  • Nick A. Schuster: How Do the Confidence Levels Of Gracie University Students Differ from the General Population?
  • David Michael Velez: Success Rates Between Residential Vs. Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities

English 1 – Ham Library 113

Psychology 5 – Ham Library 115

  • Emily Kay Bemis: Empathy Toward Sexual Assault Victims
  • Darren Tyler Holcomb: The Effects of Cell Phone Addiction on Levels of Stress (Nomophobia) 
  • Hannah Joan Kaganac: Pets as Attachment Figures For Humans

Natural Sciences 4 – Richardson Center 202

 

Concurrent Session E: 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Business 5 – Auditorium East

  • Jet Blue: Benjamin Michael Bieszki, Troy W. Chin, Daniel Monear, Brendan William Osantowski, Scott Kenneth Trosen, Emma Elizabeth Walters

Psychology 6 – Ham Library 115

  • Jade Danae Smith: The Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries between Visuoperceptual, Working Memory, and Executive Control Abilities of Attention, Reaction Time, and Stress
  • Lainie Ann Stull: Sarcasm as a Factor of Negativity Bias in Memory
  • Lyndsey Alexsis Williams: Locus of Control and Happiness within College Students and their Major

POSTERS

Poster Session I: 1:40– 2:15 p.m.

First authors A-M

Hallways of the Ham Library & Richardson Center

 

Poster Session II: 2:15– 2:50 p.m.

First authors N-Z

Hallways of the Ham Library & Richardson Center

PRINTED POSTERS:

Christian Ministry

 

Interdisciplinary Studies

 

Psychology

  • Malenda Renee Avery: Is Social Media Linked to Anxiety and Depression in the African-American Community?
  • Emily Kay Bemis: Empathy Toward Sexual Assault Victims
  • Blake Spencer Brown: TBA
  • Katrina Marie Frary: How Reliable is Eyewitness Testimony?
  • Sydney Harris: How Does Having a Depressed Parent In Childhood Impact Early Adult Life?
  • Toni Vernae Horton: Effects of Horoscopes on Anxiety in a Neurotic Personality
  • Hannah Joan Kaganac: Pets as Attachment Figures for Humans
  • Jessica Lauren Kowalske: Association Between Obesity and Depression
  • Hannah Elizabeth Mills: Differences in Perspective on Female Genital Mutilation
  • Nick A. Schuster: How Do The Confidence Levels Of Gracie University Students Differ The General Population?
  • Jade Danae Smith: The Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Between Visuoperceptual, Working Memory, and Executive Control Abilities of Attention, Reaction Time and Stress
  • Lainie Ann Stull: Sarcasm as a Factor of Negativity Bias in Memory
  • Tia Robinson, Robyn Pruitt, Hannah Kaganac, Lena Jositas, Ethan Howard, Anna Green, Dharia Everett, Kyra Durrett, & Deitrich Cole: Optimistic explanatory style during competition and its relationship to stress and empathy in college students
  • Lainie A. Stull, Emily K. Bemis, Kyra Durrett, Anna G. Green, Lena Jositas*, Hannah J. Kaganac, Johnathan Lykins, Jade Smith: Neuropsychological Implications of Affective Stimuli through Electroencephalogram Measurements
  • Lainie Stull, Emily Bemis, Kyra Durrett, Anna G. Green, Lena Jositas, Hannah J. Kaganac, Johnathan Lykins, Jade Smith: Participating role of galvanic skin response and heart measures during stress assessment

 

Natural Sciences

  • Morgan Box: Artificial Limbs
  • Taylor Marie Leppek: Negative Effects of Concussions and the Need for Implementation of Education for Those Involved in Athletics

 

Nursing

 

Mass Communication

  • Brittany Contesti Butler: TBA
  • Michael Anthony-Paul Campo: Bumble’s Super Bowl Ad and Its Portrayal of Women
  • Matthew Clarke: Smile
  • Kevin Patrick Craft: TBA
  • Jacob Robert Rogers: Is It Ethical to Run a Story Without Getting Information from All Parties Involved?
  • Kaitlyn Phyllis Thompson: Is Reporting on Mass Shootings Invasive to Children’s Privacy?

 

ELECTRONIC POSTERS:

Early Childhood Education

 

Elementary and Secondary Education

 

Mass Communication

 

Strategic Leadership