Honors Showcase Fall 2021


Lunch and Learn at Honors Showcase Week | Fall 2021

The Fall 2021 Honors Showcase took place virtually Tuesday, December 7 through Thursday, December 9, from noon to 1 p.m. each day.

Join our graduating Commonwealth Honors students as they proudly present their final Honors projects. With so many graduates this year, we again have changed our Showcase Day to a multi-day event! Each day, multiple students will share their work and guests will have a chance to interact with them.

See recordings of each day's presentations below.


Schedule of Presentations:

Tuesday, December 7, noon – 1:00 p.m.

Here, There, Both or Neither: Young Immigrants' Self Identity | Nadia Calderon

Understanding how first and second immigrant generations develop their sense of identity and belonging.

Effects of Storage on RBC Morphology | Michael Krawchuk 

Time-dependent assessment of morphological changes to red blood cells in storage and how it affects test results.

Burnout | Samantha Laffey

A look into the effects that “burnout” has on nurses and the nursing profession.

Who’s Training Who? | Ashley Meeks

Measuring the impacts of dog training programs on inmate handlers.

Wednesday, December 8, noon – 1:00 p.m.

Imagine a City | Michael Gould

A visual arts study into the process of designing fictional locations at various scales and perspectives for use in films, animations, books, and comics.

Multicultural Families: Reimagining the Family Tree for the Classroom | Shanna Marszalkowski-Krawitz

Discussion and learning plans for teaching multiculturalism in today’s elementary classroom through exploring what family means in the modern era.  

Decontextualized: Enduring Perspectives on American Immigration | Michael Perry

An original literary novella that investigates the historical echoes of American cultural values surrounding immigration. 

‘Inhuman’ | Kennedy White

Despite years of increasing awareness and acceptance of the LGBT+ community, one orientation still fights to be heard and understood.

Thursday, December 9, noon – 1:00 p.m.

Living with Bipolar in a Pandemic | Timothy Ferry

Discussing the unique challenges of the pandemic for people living with bipolar disorder. 

Neo-Nexus | Zachary Lucas

Animated short story set in a dystopian/cyberpunk-esque world using semiotics and filmography techniques.

A Place Called Home: Understanding the Impact of Adoption in Massachusetts | Jonathan Tonin

A deep dive into how the adoption process in the state of Massachusetts and the effects of adoption on the social and emotional well-being of children.


For more information:

Denise DiMarzio, Professor of English/Commonwealth Honors Coordinator
774.357.2692 | denise.dimarzio@bristolcc.edu