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2022 Celebration of Academic Excellence at Salem College

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For over 250 years, Salem College has been committed to the tradition of academic excellence. For generations, Salem students have distinguished themselves in their undergraduate work in the creative and performing arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, professional programs, and teacher education. This event is a treasured addition to the many traditions we have enjoyed throughout Salem's history, representing the pride that Salem has in all of its students.

Our celebration begins with the Faculty Research Symposium, followed by concurrent sessions, representing scholarly academic research and creative expression of Salem's undergraduates. This year the closing session will offer a time of reflection and discussion facilitated by a multidisciplinary faculty panel. The day concludes with the College community gathering for the annual Leadership Banquet, which honors outstanding students for their leadership and service while at Salem.  

You can learn more about our presenters and their projects below. We are excited for you to join with us in celebrating and publicly acknowledging the academic and creative accomplishments of our students and faculty!

2022 Session I

8:30 am - 9:15 am

Opening Session - Faculty Symposium

2022 Session II

9:30 am - 10:45 am

Honors

The Effects of Childhood Trauma

Lauren Privette
Lauren Privette
Major(s)/Minor(s)

 

The research is designed to address the question of how different types of trauma in childhood (physical, sexual, and emotional) may affect the hippocampus...

P. aeruginosa Biofilms

Aaron Pugh
Aaron Pugh
Major(s)/Minor(s)

 

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a gram-negative bacterium that accounts for a significant number of hospital-acquired infections due to its ability to colonize medical equipment. P...

Multidisciplinary

The Act to Conceal a Literary Mother

Lisa Waynick
Lisa Waynick
Major(s)/Minor(s)

 

Twentieth-century American writer Thornton Wilder believed that “if you take up the complete letters…and if you are patient and watchful you will see another...

2022 Session III

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Creative Writing

A Collection of Poems

Katie San Filippo
Katie San Filippo
Major(s)/Minor(s)

 

This presentation is the culmination of my poetry work for my major in Creative Writing. This presentation includes five forms of poetry: a haiku...

Honors

Multidisciplinary

2022 Session IV

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Poster Session

MySalem Mind Retreat

Shannice Rae Collier
Shannice Rae Collier
Major(s)/Minor(s)

 

Dr. Noam Spencer once said, “Mental health is not a destination, but a process. It's about how you drive, not where you're going.” Our...

Local Harvest: A Mobile Food Pantry

Kristena Hendrix
Kristena Hendrix
Major(s)/Minor(s)

 

“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Value determines the future”.- Robert L. Peters

Winston-Salem (Forsyth County) has one of the highest child poverty...

The Art of deSign

Angela Roney
Angela Marie Roney
Major(s)/Minor(s)

 

“The future is entrusted to evolution; legacy must be built upon to ensure longevity and sustainability.”

While attending Salem College, and graduation drawing near...

Botanical Mind

Lainie Salinas
Lainie Salinas
Major(s)/Minor(s)

 

For my senior project, I created a casual wear clothing company called Botanical Mind. Its mission is to advocate and end the stigma on...

A New Brand for the Spirit

Isabel Snipes
Isabel Snipes
Major(s)/Minor(s)

 

“Art is a question to the problem. Design is a solution to the problem.” - John Maeda

As the Salem College athletics department evolves...

Let It Out, Yes, We Can!

John Wilkes
John Wilkes
Major(s)/Minor(s)

 

“Placing one foot in front of the other, I’ve climbed to higher lengths. Reaching beyond my own limitations, to show my inner strength. No...

Natural Sciences

Prions: How Will We Treat them?

Savanna Moya
Savannah Moya
Major(s)/Minor(s)

 

Prion diseases are a type of neurodegenerative disease that fall under the broader category of “Protein Misfolding Disorders.” These include Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease...

Honors

2022 Session V

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

English

Multidisciplinary

2022 Session VI

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Closing Session - Faculty Panel with Student Discussion

Reflecting on the Day

Spring Duvall
Diane Lipsett
Paula Young
Amy Zigler
Dr. Spring Duvall, Dr. Diane Lipsett, Dr. Paula Young, Dr. Amy Zigler

 

This closing session will offer a time of reflection and discussion facilitated by a multidisciplinary faculty panel featuring Professors Spring Duvall, Diane Lipsett, Paula...