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Graduate Student Accomplishments

Graduate Students have a variety of opportunities to showcase the knowledge gained in their respective graduate programs.  What follows are examples of students' recent accomplishments (from 2004-present), either through conference presentations, articles published, art exhibits and musical performances, as well as awards they received. We believe these demonstrate two of the Graduate School Tenets: Community of Scholars and Scholarly Inquiry

     
Biology

Awards and Accomplishments
Karlo Zvonarek, a CCSU graduate, began studying for his doctoral program at the University of Connecticut in late- August, 2012. He is concentrating on the study of probable climate change effects for this century in the southern New England region.


Biomolecular Sciences

Awards and Acccomplishments

Jason McCormick, a recent graduate of CCSU, Fall 2012, was hired as a full time instructor of Microbiology at Capitol Community College.

Jerod Brammer, a recent graduate of CCSU, Fall 2011, is the Chief of Microbiology in the Pathology Department at Fort Bragg.

Publications

Badal, Romina; Haughton, Richard A.; Khan, Izaz M.; King, Thomas R.; Magnan, David R.; Paul, Emily L.; Soucy, Francis M.  and Thompson, David S., The mouse frizzy mutation (fr) maps between D7Csu5 and D7Mit165. In review at the Journal of Experimental Dermatology. 

Presentations
Pagliaruli, T; Mulrooney, J and Watson C., The role of cofilin in migration of F9 parietal endoderm cells Experimental Biology Conference; April 27-May 2, 2007; Washington, DC.

Bannock, Jason and Hoopengardner, B.M., RNA editing in the cacophony and slowpoke ion channels  Experimental Biology Conference; April 27-May 2, 2007; Washington, DC.

Watson, C.L. and Ferrazzoli, Alexander, Serotonin regulation by primary culture neonatal rat astrocytes  Experimental Biology Conference; April 27-May 2, 2007; Washington, DC.

Jarombek M.; Padua, Roberto  and Davis, M.A., Isolation and characterization of antibacterial compounds from soil microorganisms with activity against Mycobacteria 107th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, April 21-25, 2007; Toronto, Canada.

Slomski, Davis; Damiano, Jeff and Mulrooney, J.  The role of cell-cell interactions in parietal yolk sac formation.

Pagliaruli, Thomas  and Mulrooney, J.  The role of cofilin in migration of F9 parietal endoderm cells.

Ryznar, Rebecca  and Watson, C.L. Calcium regulation in cardiac muscle of the Southern Kingfish.

Grove, Owen; Goralnik, Justin  and Watson, C.L.  Isolation of calcium-tolerant cardiac myocytes.

Ferrazzoli, Alex  and Watson, C.L. Vesicular packaging follows serotonin uptake in primary culture rat astrocytes.

Ferranti, Katelynn;  Dugo, Michael; Fisher, Annie;  Gomes, Jesse;  Ton, Lisa and C.L. Watson
Expression of connexin 43 gap junctional protein in rat cardiac fibroblasts.

Bannock, Jason and Hoopengardner, B.M.  RNA editing in voltage-gated ion channels.

Jarombek, Max; Padua, Roberto and Davis, M.A. Characterization of an anti-mycobacterial compound secreted by a bacterial isolate from soil

Azeredo, Stacy and Davis, M.A. Bacteriophage Therapy: Isolation and identification of lysogenic bacteria of Propionibacterium acnes


Business

Awards
Rebecca Salerni (2004), who earned her Masters Degree in International Business Administration, won a financial reporting achievement award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. As the city's manager of accounting, she also helped New Britain earn a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial reporting.  Lisa Carver, Mayor Timothy Stewart's chief of staff, told The New Britain Herald, "We're fortunate to have her working for us." 


Communication

Publications
Stiles, M. & Tyson, B. (2008). Marketing Civility: Improving a School's Communication Climate. American School Board Journal (March).
 

Data Mining

Awards and other Accomplishments

Philip Hickey and George DeVarennes were awarded a $1000 scholarship each from Larose / Fuller Data Mining Scholarship for Spring 2013

Eric Flores-Acosta and Jill Willie were awarded a $1000 scholarship each from Larose / Fuller Data Mining Scholarship for Fall 2012

Jeffrey Richardson and Rick Rountree were awarded a $1000 scholarship each from Larose / Fuller Data Mining Scholarship for Spring 2012 

Rajiv Sambisavan and Thomas Wilk were awarded a $1000 scholarship each from Larose / Fuller Data Mining Scholarship for Fall 2011

Jeffrey Allard and Malcolm Houtz were each awarded a $1000 scholarship from the Larose Scholarship Committee for Spring 2011.


Educational Leadership

Publications
Parisi, I. (2009, January 30). Mission and Profile. As featured on the Record Journal Newspaper website. Retrieved February 04, 2009, from http://www.myrecordjournal.com/site/tab1.cfm?newsid=20252853&BRD=2755&PAG=461&dept_id=596291&rfi=6

Parisi, I. (2008, December 1). A Rockstar Superintendent. As featured on the Record Journal Newspaper website. Retrieved February 04, 2009, from http://www.myrecordjournal.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=20210710&BRD=2755&PAG=461&dept_id=592754&rfi=8


English

Publications
Cherolis, Stephanie, Philip Roth’s Pornographic Elegy:  The Dying Animal as a Meditation on Loss in Contemporary Times.  Philip Roth Studies. 2.1 (Spring 2006): 13-24.

Cherolis, Stephanie, Co-Editor with Stuart Barnett and Aimee L. Pozorski, The Connecticut Review.  Trauma issue. 28.1 (Spring 2006).

Cherolis, Stephanie, When Language Fails: Witnessing Holocaust Testimony. The Connecticut Review. 28.1
(Spring 2006): 93-101.

Desrochers, Naomi, Coping through Collecting: Stamps as a Means of Facing Trauma. Ebsco/Salem volume. Critical Insights on Philip Roth (Spring 2013)

Presentations

Barreto, Eloise (2010). Adult ESL English Article Acquisition as Related to +/- Animate Nouns

Cherolis, Stephanie (2006).  Dickens, Dust, and Desire: Garbage as a Trope in Our Mutual Friend.  Dickens Society Symposium.  Queen’s University.  Belfast, Ireland.  11-13 August 2006.

Cherolis, Stephanie (2006). Failed Metaphors and Silence: Absence in Holocaust Testimony. NYCEA Conference, "Resistance to Tyranny: Representing the Struggle for Human Rights in Literature."  Tarrytown, NY.  28-29 April 2006.

Cherolis, Stephanie (2006). When Language Fails. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference.  Atlanta, GA.  12-16 April 2006.

Cherolis, Stephanie (2006). Failure of the Familiar: Film and the Crisis of Witnessing.  31st Annual Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film, “Documenting Trauma and Terror.”  Tallahassee, FL.  2-5 February 2006.

Cherolis, Stephanie (2005).  Consuela Castillo:  Pornographic Woman and Icon of Loss in Philip Roth's The Dying Animal. From Pornography to Politics Conference.  University of Newcastle.  Newcastle, U.K.  11 November 2005.    Paper accepted but conference not attended.

Cherolis, Stephanie (2005).  The Pornography of Jealousy': Philip Roth's The Dying Animal. American Literature Association.  Boston, MA.  26-29 May 2005.

Cherolis, Stephanie (2005).  Jack Sheppard and the Uncanny:  Criminality and Criticism.  Victorian Criminalities Conference.  University of Exeter.  Exeter, England.  18-19 April 2005.

Cherolis, Stephanie (2006). Philip Roth's Pornographic Elegy: The Dying Animal as a Contemporary Meditation on Loss. The Journal of Philip Roth Studies.

Cherolis, Stephanie (2006). When Language Fails: Witnessing Holocaust Testimony. The Connecticut Review.

DeMonte, Laura. Lexical-Derivational Choices of Second Language Learners of English.  Applied Linguistics Winter Conference; February 12, 2011; Columbia University, New York, New York.  Presentation accepted, but unable to attend conference.

Herold, Laura (2010). Vocabulary Learning Among Intermediate Adult L2 Learners of English

Hirth, Brittany (2007). Trauma and Gender Division in D.M. Thomas's Pictures at an Exhibition.

Howe-Ivain, Philippa.  Ultimate attainment of English phonology by speakers of Lebanese Arabic.  Applied Linguistics Winter Conference; February 12, 2011; Columbia University: New York, New York.

Joeckel, Nicola. "A study of Vocabulary Acquisition: Which Method is more Effective, Reading in Context or Learning Vocabulary in Isolation via Text Messages?  Applied Linguistics Winter Conference; February 12, 2011; Columbia University: New York, New York.

Lee, Yunjeong.  Exploring Two Methods for Acquiring Vocabulary.  Applied Linguistics Winter Conference; February 12, 2011; Columbia University: New York, New York.

Meraay, Maha (2007).  When Text and Image Collide: Generating Chaos in Penelope Lively’s The Photograph and W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants.

Minga, Elvis (2010). Albanian Immigrants’ Attitudes Toward Native Language and Factors that Help Language Maintenance. Are they doing enough for their children?

Saadeh, Karen.  Acquisition of the Definite Article by Polish L2 Learners.  Applied Linguistics Winter Conference; February 12, 2011; Columbia University: New York, New York.

Sienko, Klaudia.  The Use of English Articles by Native Polish Speakers.  Applied Linguistics Winter Conference; February 12, 2011; Columbia University: New York, New York.  Presentation accepted, but unable to attend conference.

Vita, Barbara (2007). Ekphrasis in Peter Ackroyd's English Music.

Awards

Deborah Durant (2011) a TESOL student at CCSU was awarded a faculty-student research grant of $500.00.  Deborah's topic is "Pronunciation vs. Prosody in Listeners' Perceptions of Accent."  The faculty advisor is Seunghun Lee, Ph.D.

James Lee (2011) a TESOL student at CCSU was awarded a faculty-student research grant of $500.00.  James Lee's topic is "Investigation of Nasalization of L2 English Stops (p, t, k) by L1 Korean and Japanese Speakers."  The faculty advisor is Seunghun Lee, Ph.D.

Kathleen Siddons, a 1993 CCSU Graduate Student Association Distinction Award-winner for Academic Excellence, in May 2006 received an award from the National Network of Early Language Learning (NNELL) for her excellence in teaching, mentoring, and use of technology as a Spanish teacher in grades 2,3,4,5 in the public schools of Mansfield, CT

TESOL

Pinette, Richelle (2012 paper presentation) a TESOL graduate student will present their work from LING 598 at the NYS TESOL the 33rd Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference to be Held at Columbia University on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012.

Moser, Erin (2012 paper presentation) a TESOL graduate student will present their work from LING 598 at the NYS TESOL the 33rd Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference to be Held at Columbia University on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012.

Durant, Deborah (2012 paper presentation) a TESOL graduate student will present their work from LING 598 at the NYS TESOL the 33rd Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference to be held at Columbia University on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012.

Welch, Kelly (2012 paper presentation) a TESOL graduate student will present their work from LING 598 at the NYS TESOL the 33rd Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference to be held at Columbia University on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012.

Lenge, Paula (2012 paper presentation) a TESOL graduate student will present their work from LING 598 at the NYS TESOL the 33rd Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference to be held at Columbia University on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012.

Morin, Patti (2012 paper presentation) a TESOL graduate student will present their work from LING 598 at the NYS TESOL the 33rd Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference to be held at Columbia University on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012.

Albertson, Brendon (2012 paper presentation) a TESOL graduate student will present their from LING 598 at the NYS TESOL the 33rd Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference to be held at Columbia University on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012.

Prigodich, Katherine (2012, poster presentation), a TESOL graduate student will present their work from LING 598 at the NYS TESOL, the 33rd Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference to be held at Columbia University on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.

Azim Khan (2012, poster presentation), a TESOL graduate student will present their work from LING 598 at the NYS TESOL, the 33rd Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference to be held at Columbia University on Saturday, Feb 11, 2012.

Hambrecht, Dawn: Dawn's abstract of the Research project for Research in TESOL and Applied Linguistics entitled 'Is Early Reading Intervention Beneficial to Early Elementary English Language Learners?' was accepted by the NYS TESOL 34th Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference and she presented her project on March 2, 2013 

Hryniewicz, Renee: Renee's abstract of the Research project for Research in TESOL and Applied Linguistics entitled, 'Phonemic Awareness:  Non-standard pronunciation of English by non-native speakers' was accepted by the NYS TESOL 34th Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference and she presented her project on March 2, 2013

Manwaring, Brad: Brad's abstract of Research project for Research in TESOL and Applied Linguistics entitled. 'The Effect of Test Format on ESL Student Achievement' was accepted by the NYS TESOL 34th Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference and he presented his project on March 2, 2013.

Akpinar, Pinar: Pinar's Research project for Research in TESOL and Applied Linguistics entitled, '(In) effective use of the English (in) definite articles by Turkish Second Language Learners' was presented at the 7th CCSU Conference for Language Teachers: "People in Contact Through Real-World Languages From the Classroom to the Neighborhood."

Lofland, Valerie: Valerie's Research project for Research in TESOL and Applied Linguistics entitled, 'An Analysis of World Language Teachers' Openness to Implementing Alternative Methodologies and Strategies in Their Classes to Enable Students with Learning Disabilities to Succeed.' presented at the 7th CCSU Conference for Language Teachers: "People in Contact Through Real-World Languages From the Classroom to the Neighborhood."

Cichowlaz, Kaja: Kaja’s abstract of the Research project for Research in TESOL and Applied Linguistics entitled ‘What are the Effects of Graphic Organizers on L2 Students’ Open-ended Responses?' was accepted by the NYS TESOL 34th Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference and she presented her project on March 2, 2013

Cummings, Philip: Philip’s abstract of the Research project for Research in TESOL and Applied Linguistics entitled 'Hispanic English Language Learners’ Perceptions of L1 Use in the ESL Classroom' was accepted by the NYS TESOL 34th Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference and she presented her project on March 2, 2013

Ryba, Lynda: Lynda’s abstract of the Research project for Research in TESOL and Applied Linguistics entitled 'Is there a difference in Attitude and Motivation to Learn English as a Second Language between Native Spanish speakers of Puerto Rican origin and those of other languages?' was accepted by the NYS TESOL 34th Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference and she presented her project on March 2, 2013


Geography

Awards
Thomas Brodnitzki, M.S. in Geography (2007), has been awarded a Milken Family Foundation National Educator award.  Brodnitzki also received a M.S. in Educational Foundations from CCSU in 2003 and now teaches at Northwestern Community College in Winsted, CT.


History

Awards

Bosso, David -  A social studies teacher at Berlin High School and graduate who earned a Masters in Art Degree from CCSU was named 2012 Teacher of the Year.  Just two years ago he received the Excellence in Social Studies Education Award from the Connecticut Council of the Social Studies.  See website for more information.  http://www.cournat.com/news/education/hc-statewide-teacher-of-the-year-1019-20111018,0,1332297.story  and http://newbritainherald.com/articles/2011/10/19/opinion/doc4e9f7de87ec93142364841.txt


International Studies

Presentations
Saporia-King, Jennifer, M.S. in International Studies with a concentration on the Middle East, returned to C.C.S.U in Spring 2007 to share her experiences as a Foreign Affairs Officer.

Awards
Megan Alubicki, M.S. in International Studies (2007), has been awarded a research grant from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to conduct research in Sweden and Belgium for 10 months (5 months at Vakjo University, one of CCSU's overseas partner institutions; 5 months at Vesalius) during the 2007-2008 academic year.  Megan's research topic is "Speaking European: Promoting Linguistic Diversity through Public Education in Sweden and Belgium."

Clifford Moore, M.S. in International Studies, has earned 2nd place in the master's level competition for his paper on Small Arms Light Weapons (SALW): Human Security in Brazil and Puerto Rico at the 23rd annual National Black Graduate Student conference, held in mid-March (2011) in Columbia, South Carolina.


Modern Languages

Awards
Juan José Vázquez Caballero, a student in our MA Modern Languages with Spanish Specialization has been recognized by CT-COLT (Connecticut Council of Language Teachers) for being selected as the District Teacher of the Year in Haddam Killingworth- Region 17 Schools.

Brian McCarthy, M.A. in Modern Languages (2007), has had his paper titled, "Medusa como farmakon de salvacion en dos dramas de Calderon," accepted for presentation at the Association for Hispanic Classical Theater conference in El Paso, Texas.  This is one of the most prestigious meetings for scholars in Hispanic theater.

Michaela Volovsek, a Modern Languages M.A. alumni, is the current president of CT-COLT (Connecticut Council of Language Teachers), an organization of language professionals in the state, encompassing both school and higher education faculty.


Music

Publications
Beaven, Allison Harbeck. Quality Repertoire Selection:  Forgotten Essential Resources. Choral Journal, August 2006.

Glory, Douglass. Chorus:  No Longer Just a Performance Ensemble. Vermont Music Educator, March 2007.

Presentations
Bretthauer, Colleen Sprague, Over the past year, has presented 12 different seminars in Early Childhood Music Education for Head Start, St. Joseph School for Young Children, Central Connecticut State University, and Brandeis University.

Beaven, Allison Harbeck, Presented The Choral Repertoire Selection Dilemma:  A New Approach for the High School Director.  American Choral Directors Association National Conference, March 2007.

Awards
Glory, Douglass (2007). Received an award from The Vermont Alliance for Arts Education.

Pekar, Kristine (2007). Received an award for the Highest Scoring Chamber Choir at the North American Music Festivals.


Natural Sciences

Awards

Hutton, Douglas (2011) A physics teacher at Glastonbury High School and a graduate who earned a Master of Science Degree in Natural Sciences with emphasis in physics from CCSU, was awarded the Milken Educator of the Year award, a national award in education.  Read more about Hutton and his award here: http://www.courant.com/community/glastonbury/hc-glastonbury-milken-award-1021-20111020,0,1641539.story

Presentations

Troy Schinkel (2012 poster presentation) a Natural Sciences graduate will present their work on ‘Laboratory analyses of silicified layers within the volcaniclastic unit of the Oligocene Brian Head Formation, southwestern Utah’ at the Northeastern meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Hartford, CT (March, 2012)


Physical Education and Human Performance

Awards and Accomplishments

Bossi, Jennifer (2013) has been awarded the Research Consortium Graduate Student Research Award for 2013 at the National AAHPERD Meeting in Charlotte, N.C. for her abstract entitled "Effects of Menstrual Cycle on Exercise in Collegiate Female Athletes."  Her study will be presented in Charlotte, NC and published in one of Research Consortium's professional journals. Earlier this year, Jennifer was the recepient of the Mark Connolly Memorial Masters Scholarship Award which is given out annually to one outstanding Master Level Graduate Student in the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine in the areas of Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, or a related field.  Due to Jen's outstanding work here at Central she was chosen and received a $500 Scholarship on November 8, 2012 in Providence, Rhode Island. Jennifer is pursing a doctorate at Springfield College. 


Public History

Awards and Accomplishments

Mike Forino, 2013 Executive Assistant, Manchester Historical Society. Mike won the Graduate Student Honors and Outstanding Graduate Student awards.

Samantha Ozzone, 2013, Collections Assistant, New Britain Youth Museum.

Caitlin Phillips, 2012, Curator, Wells Fargo Museum.

Luke Boyd, 2013, Interpretive Media Team at National Park Service.
Danielle Johnson, 2012, Civil War Sesquicentennial Interpretive Media Team at National Park Service

Amy Gagnon, 2012, Research Historian at Connecticut Humanities

Todd Jones, Historic Preservation Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Owen Rogers, Veterans History Project, Library of Congress

McKinley Frey Albert, Director of Development, Camp Courant


Psychological Science

Awards
Rodriguez-Arauz, Gloriana (2007). Received a Fulbright Foreign Student grantee from Costa Rica.  She began her M.A. in Health Psychology in Fall 2007.  Gloria is the first graduate student to come to C.C.S.U on a Fulbright Scholarship.


Reading & Language Arts

Awards

Goss, Amity (2007). A reading Specialist at Colchester Elementary School and a 2002 graduate of the Master Degree in Reading and Language Arts, was recently awarded the Outstanding Reading Specialist Award from the Connecticut Reading Association.


Hurley, Joan (2007). Sixth Year Certificate in Reading and Language Arts, admitted to the program in Fall 2005, was named Connecticut Teacher of the Year 2007.
 

Lynch, Susan & Martinez, Mildred & Murratti, Elizabeth (2008). Master of Science in Reading and Language Arts received an award from the Connecticut Association for Reading Research (CARR)/International Reading Association Honor Council, Wirth-Santoro Scholarship for their research study on: Application of SIOP in a Non-ELL Social Studies Classroom. Mildred Martinez graduated in 2007; Elizabeth Murratti is graduating in 2008.

Mitchell, Kim (2008). A teacher at Whisconier Middle School in Brookfield, CT. and a 2008 graduate of the Sixth Year Degree in Reading and Language Arts recently received a Teacher of The Year award and is also one the district's finalists. 
 


Technology Management

Publications
Giampietro, C. and Emiliani, M.L. ( 2007). Coercion and reverse auctions. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2., pp. 75-84.



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