2010 Honors
Four Honors students completed their Honors Capstone and graduated with University Honors in May 2010. Their research studies ranged from impact of culture on gender identity, comparisons of ligament injuries on turf and natural fields, discovery of a missing gap on a chromosome in a mystifying case of a rare genetic disorder, and family history of sterilization in Germany.
Colleen Caverly
Psychology, B.A.
Hometown: Royal Oak, MI
University Capstone Thesis: "Cultural Impacts on Gender Identity: The Deaf Perspective"

Faculty Committee:
Dr. Deborah McCaw and Dr. Lillie Ransom

Thomas McKnight
Physical Education, B.S.
Hometown: Shirley, MA
University Capstone Thesis: "Turf of Grass: A Comparison of Rates and Causes of Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries on Field Turf and Natural Grass Fields"

Faculty Committee:
Dr. Ann Graziadei and Jon Vaughn

Taiyabah Naeem
Biology and Chemistry, B.S.
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
University Capstone Thesis: "Molecular Analysis of B3GALTL in a Patient with Peters' Plus Syndrome"

Faculty Committee:
Dr. Kathleen Arnos and Dr. Charlene Sorensen

History, B.A.
Hometown: Olathe, KS
University Capstone Thesis: "Die Geschichte Meiner Familie"

Faculty Committee:
Dr. Donna Ryan and Dr. Shirley Shultz-Myers