By Grace Usher

Soon to be graduates of ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City  are wrapping up studies with the Pitchfork awards and by presenting senior capstone projects.

Friday evening, students were awarded the Pitchfork awards at London Bridge Resort.

Here are the winners of the 2018 Pitchfork Awards:

“Salute to Service” Award
William Hnakto (Majority Winner)

The “Emerging Sun Devil” Award
Sam Miller

The “ Sun Devil Innovation” Award
Cortez Fields

The “Community Sun Devil” Award
Thomas Bolluck (Majority Winner)

The “Sun Devil Spirit” Award
Dolores Baca (Majority Winner)

The “Most Influential Student Organization”
Game Club (Majority Winner)

The “Sun Devil MVP” award
Cortez Fields (Majority Winner)

The “Sun Devil Mentor” Award
Dolores Baca

Faculty Award
Christen Mann (Majority Winner)

Students, family and faculty gathered in Santiago Hall to present their Capstone Projects.

Each student spent their final year at the university integrating their major study with community issues and innovation ideas. The projects included extensive research on  atopic of choice that was made into a written and oral presentation.

Here are the 2018 graduates who presented their Capstone Projects:

Biology

  • Kristin Noval, Developing a Teaching Lab: Extracellular Vesicle-Mediated Gene Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance in E. coli
  • Ashley Gagnon, Epclusa and Hepatitis C: A Clinical Snapshot
  • Thomas Bullock, Pediatric Dental Outreach
  • Paoho Moua, Alternative Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease

Business Communication

  • Jessica Mader, A Business Plan to Revitalize a Community Flea Market, Farmers Market, Swap Meet or Artisan Market
  • Christopher Millett, Protecting Your Business: Assets, People, and Information Technology

Criminal Justice

  • Winson Ma,   White-Collar Crime: The Inconspicuous Crime of Privilege
  • Joshua Ryerse, Kuklos Theory, “Wheel of Misfortune”
  • Lacey Olsen, Privatization of Death, an Assessment of Medical Examiners and Coroners

Communication

  • Clayton Callen, There’s Nothing to Fear: An Exploration into the Process of Turning Fear into Enjoyment

Organizational Leadership

  • Alicia Napier, Inside the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce: Event Coordination
  • Anthony Park, Havasu Youth Soccer: A Study of the Performance of Lake Havasu Soccer
  • Ashley Gerich, Corporate Trade Secrets: A Benefit or Risk for the U.S. Economy

Psychology

  • Ryan Hernon, Developing a Peer Support Group at ASU Lake Havasu
  • Alberta Abram, Will Cosmetic Dentistry Increase Your Salary?

Winson Ma presents his Capstone project at ASU Friday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Joshua Ryerse, AA, presents his Capstone project at ASU Friday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Tom Bullock presents his Capstone project at ASU Friday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Dr. Daniel Pirtle, PH.D, talks to crowd at ASU Friday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Justin Harrison talks to the crowd at ASU Friday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Clayton Cullen presents his Capstone project at ASU Friday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Kristin Noval presents her Capstone project at ASU Friday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Christopher Millet presents his Capstone project at ASU Friday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene


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