Business college SIFE team wins regional competition
Freshman piano major takes Memphis Beethoven competition
|The winning SIFE presentation team along with faculty advisors and
Sam Walton Fellows Bill and Crissy Fredenberger to the far right.
- Lumination’s managing editor Hunter Patterson, a junior journalism major from Waverly, Tenn., was awarded second place in the category of Best Multimedia Journalist.
- Rachel Carden, a junior multimedia production and journalism double-major from Smyrna, Tenn., placed ninth in the News Reporter portion of the competition.
- Ryan Malone, junior multimedia production major and multimedia manager for Lumination, from Wellington, Fla., snagged fifth place in the College Journalist of the Year category.
- McKinley, a sophomore public communications and leadership major from McMinnville, Tenn., won first place in Television Breaking News Reportingfor her “Flooding in Nashville” footage.
- Lumination’s Editor-in-Chief Kate Keith, a senior double-major in public relations and Spanish from Nashville, also won first place in Online News Reporting for her story “Flooding in Nashville affects campus and students.”
- Whitney Jarreld, sophomore journalism major from Lebanon, Tenn. and Lumination’s photo editor, won second place in Breaking News Photography for her photo “Dairy King during May flood.”
- Lumination was awarded first place overall asBest Independent Student Online Publication.
- BJ Waters, class of 2013, under the mentorship of Dr. Randy Blakely of Vanderbilt, researching neurotransmitter transporter structure, function, and regulation.
- Andrew Jacob, class of 2013, under the mentorship of Dr. Joe Deweese and Dr. Susan Mercer, both of Lipscomb, researching synthesis and analysis of topoisomerase II poisons.
- Manjula Jayabalan, class 2014, under the mentorship of Dr. Gregg Stanwood of Vanderbilt, researching formation of brain circuits that control cognition, emotion and addiction.
- Lisa Yinger, class of 2014, under the mentorship of Deweese of Lipscomb, researching topoisomerase II purification and activity analysis.
- Charles Yates, class of 2014, under the mentorship of Dr. Eva Harth of Vanderbilt, researching nanoparticle drug delivery of siRNA, peptides, and proteins.
- Rachel Stephens Crouch, of the pharmacy class of 2012, will participate in an advanced pharmacy practice research experience, under the mentorship of Dr. Scott Daniels of Vanderbilt and Dr. Scott Akers of Lipscomb, researching high throughput in vitro drug metabolism assays.
- Rachel Saylor, a senior, will participate in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience, under the mentorship of Mercer of Lipscomb, researching opioid and P-glycoprotein structure activity relationships.
Rachel Crouch named Walmart Scholar by AACP
In addition student pharmacist Rachel Stephens Crouch was named a 2011 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Walmart Scholar. She and her faculty sponsor, Dr. Susan Mercer, were one of seventy-five student-faculty pairs selected for this honor from AACP member institutions nationwide. The program provides $1,000 travel scholarships to attend the AACP Annual Meeting and the AACP Teachers Seminar in San Antonio, TX from July 9-13, 2011.
Science students honored
Science students inducted into Sigma Xi
- Rachel Saylor
- Jonathan Clinger
- Chris Lamb
- Alex Patterson
Four biology students won honors at the Tennessee Academy of Science annual meeting in November 2010 at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tenn.
- Alex Patterson won first place for oral presentation in the cell and molecular biology division.
- Porter W. Maerz won second place in poster presentation in the cell and molecular biology division.
- Ben Kellum won third place in the poster presentation category.
- Caitlyn Anderson won second place in poster presentation in the microbiology division.