GLS Students - 2006 Final Projects

Fall 2006

All scheduled GLS final project defenses have been successfully defended.

Congratulations to all ! ! !

Dr. Mike Wentworth, Ray Mize, and Dean Ab-Hugh

Dean Ab-Hugh successfully defended his final project titled "U.S. Naval Power in Vietnam: One Man's Story" onMonday, November 6, 2006 at 5:15 pm in Morton Hall, Room 207. Pictured are Dr. Mike Wentworth (project director), Ray Mize (reader), and Dean.

Dean urges all those who are interested to visit http://www.virtualwall.org/.

Larry Ferrell, Brandon, and Steve Vernon

Brandon Boswell successfully defended his final project titled "My Personal Journey on the Road of Life: An Autobiography" onThursday, November 9, 2006 at 5:30 pm in the President's Board Room at Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC. Pictured are Larry Ferrell (project director), Brandon, and Steve Vernon (reader).

Susan Hance, Besa, and Dr. Beth Barton

Besa Tafilaj Pinchotti successfully defended her final project titled "One Girl, Two Lives: Growing Up Bi-Cultural" onMonday, November 13, 2006 at 10 am in the President's Board Room, Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC. Pictured are Susan Hance (project director), Besa, and Dr. Beth Barton (reader).

Dr. Mike Wentworth, Martha, and Dr. Herb Berg

Martha Poole successfully defended her final project titled "Journey's End: The Thousand-Year Journey of One English Family to America" onTuesday, November 14, 2006 at 10 am in the Randall Library Conference Room. Pictured are Dr. Mike Wentworth (reader), Martha, and Dr. Herb Berg (project director).

Dr. Donna King, Andrea Hiser, and Dr. Jenny Yates

Andrea Hiser successfully defended her final project titled "Gays and Lesbians: A Struggle to Adopt" onFriday, November 17, 2006 at 1 pm in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 215. Pictured are Dr. Donna King (project director), Andrea, and Dr. Jenny Yates (reader).

Dr. Parmila Turner and Tamara Brooks Barnes

Tamara Brooks-Barnes successfully defended her final project titled "Living Well: The Forming of Healthy Partnerships between Faith Communities and African-American Men" onFriday, November 17, 2006 at 1 pm in Leutze Hall, Room 127. Pictured are Dr. Parmila Turner (project director) and Tamara.

Dr. Elizabeth Hines, Sharon Bundick, Dr. Frank Ainsley

Sharon Bundick successfully defended her final project titled "An Ethnograpic Study of Homelessness in Wilmington, North Carolina" onMonday, November 20 at 2 pm in DeLoach Hall, Room 120. Pictured are Dr. Frank Ainsley (reader), Sharon, Dr. Elizabeth Hines (project director). Dr. Mike Wentworth (reader) had to depart before the photo session began.

Dave Monahan, Lisa Bertini, Dr. Mike Wentworth

Lisa Bertini successfully defended her final project defense with the debut of her documentary titled "The Lost Colony" onMonday, November 20 at 7 pm in UNCW's Lumina Theatre located in the Fisher Centre. A reception, sponsored by the Department of Creative Writing, followed the screening. Pictured are Dave Monahan (reader), Lisa, and Dr. Mike Wentworth (project director).

Larry Ferrell, Patty Burke, Susan Hance, Beth Barton

Patty Burke successfully defended her final project titled "Cultural Differences within Italy: A Regional Approach with Emphasis on Production" onMonday, November 27 at 2 pm in the President's Board Room, Administration Building, Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC. Pictured are Larry Ferrell (project director), Patty, Susan Hance (reader), and Dr. Beth Barton (UNCW Onslow County Extension Program Director).

Larry Ferrell, Stephen Sayko, Susan Hance

Stephen Sayko successfully defended his final project titled "A Simple Sailor: A Merchant Seaman in the Global War on Terror" onMonday, November 27 at 4 pm in the President's Board Room, Administration Building, Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC. Pictured are Larry Ferrell (project director), Stephen, and Susan Hance (reader).

Dr. Sam Murrell, Josh Padgett, Dr. George Zervos

Josh Padgett successfully defended his final project titled "The Origins of Gnosticism" onTuesday, November 28 at 11 am in Morton Hall, Room 209. Pictured are Dr. Sam Murrell (reader), Josh, and Dr. George Zervos (project director).

Dr. Mike Wentworth, Virginia Baysden, Dr. Frank Ainsley

Virginia Bayden successfully defended her final project titled "Bogue Banks: An Exploration by Car, Camera, Conversation and Collective Memories" onWednesday, November 29 at 1:30 pm in DeLoach Hall, Room 120. Pictured are Dr. Mike Wentworth (reader), Virginia, and Dr. Frank Ainsley (project director).

Dr. Frank Ainsley, Harvey Tate, Dr. Mike Wentworth

Harvey Tate successfully defended his final project titled "The Social and Economic Impact of I-40 on the Small Towns of Duplin and Pender Counties, NC" onWednesday, November 29 at 3 pm in DeLoach Hall, Room 120. Pictured are Dr. Frank Ainsley (project director), Harvey, and Dr. Mike Wentworth (reader).

Kim Proukou

Kim Proukou, pictured here, successfully defended her final project titled "How Do I Know Thee? -- Understanding a Realization Acquired Through Image, Archetype and Association" onThursday, November 30 at 4 pm in Leutze Hall, Room 127.

Dr. Amy Kirschke, Anne Sinclaire, Dr. John Rice

Anne Sinclaire successfully defended her final project titled "The Woman Behind the Nude" onThursday, November 30 at 5:30 pm in Leutze Hall, Room 131. Pictured are Dr. Amy Kirschke (reader), Anne, and Dr. John Rice (project director).

Dr. Dave Shuster, Jennifer Brandenburg-Smith, Dr. Mike Wentworth

Jennifer Brandenburg-Smith successfully defended her final project titled "Perfect Process, Imperfect Product: Learning Digital Photography" onFriday, December 1 at 10:30 am in Leutze Hall, Room 108. Pictured are Dr. Dave Shuster (reader), Jennifer, and Dr. Mike Wentworth (project director).

Dr. Elizabeth Hines, Travis Corpening, Dr. Steve McNamee

Travis Corpening successfully defended his final project titled "Where Two Worlds Grey" onMonday, December 4 at 12:30 pm in DeLoach Hall, Room 120. Pictured are Dr. Elizabeth Hines (reader), Travis, and Dr. Steve McNamee (project director).

Summer 2006

Kelly Braun and Ray Mize

Kelly Braun successfully defended her final project titled "The Bush Administration's Effect on the Environment in Brunswick County, North Carolina Over the Last Five Years" onMonday,June 12, 2006 at 3:30 pm in Leutze Hall, Room 131.Pictured are Kelly and Ray Mize (project director). Dr. Rod Hagley (reader) was unable to attend.

Dr. Sam Murrell, William Freeman, and Dr. Jenny Yates

William Freeman successfully defended his final project titled "The Structural Organization and Executive Production of a Record Label" onTuesday,June 13, 2006 at 9 am in Bear Hall, Room 102. Pictured are Dr. Sam Murrell (reader), William, and Dr. Jenny Yates (project director).

Gerald Parnell, Tania Urbinati, John Osinski, and Paula Haller

Tania Urbinati successfully defended her final project titled "Linda Darnell: The Making of a Star" onFriday,June 16, 2006 at 11 am inRandall Library's Special Collections and Archives. Pictured are Gerald Parnell (reader), Tania, John Osinski, and Paula Haller (project director).

Dr. Herb Berg, Chandler Madray, and Dr. Mike Wentworth

Chandler Madray successully defended his final project titled "The Expansion of a River Town" on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 10 am in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 216. Pictured are Dr. Herb Berg (reader), Chandler, and Dr. Mike Wentworth (project director).

Spring 2006

All final project defenses have been completed for this semester. Congratulations to all ! ! !

Dr. Berg, Lisa, and Dr. Wentworth

Lisa Trippsuccessfully defended her final project titled "Her Fateful Passage: The History of the Ghost Ship Mary Celeste" onFriday,February 24, 2006 at 10 am inLeutze Hall, Room 108. Pictured are Dr. Herb Berg (reader), Lisa, and Dr. Wentworth (project director).

Dr. McDaniel, Regina, and Ray Mize

Regina Fennell successfully defended her final project titled "Growing Up and Surviving In a Dysfunctional Family" onThursday, March 16, 2006 at 1 pm inLeutze Hall, Room 103. Pictured are Dr. Clyde McDaniel (reader), Regina, and Ray Mize (project director).

Amy, Dr. Wentworth, and Paula Haller

Amy Jerome successfully defended her final project titled "Metamorphis: The Changing Views of Motherhood and Feminism" onThursday, March 23, 2006 at 10 am inLeutze Hall, Room 103. Pictured are Amy, Dr. Wentworth (project director), and Paula Haller (reader).

Dr. Wentworth, Caroline, and Ray Mize

Caroline Cropp successfully defended her final project titled "Words, Babies, and Longing: The Poetry of Caroline Cropp" onThursday, March 23, 2006 at 1 pm inLeutze Hall, Room 103. Pictured are Dr. Wentworth (reader), Caroline, and Ray Mize (project director).

Tanya and Dr. Wentworth

Tanya Szulak successfully defended her final project titled "Exploring the Western NC Mountains: A Travel Narrative" onFriday, March 31, 2006 at 5:15 pm in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 210. Pictured are Tanya and Dr. Wentworth (project director). Ray Mize (reader) was unable to attend.

Amy Shaffer

Amy Shaffer successfully defended her final project titled "Jon Blake: A Fictional Look at the Legacy of a Simple Man's Life" onThursday, April 6, 2006 at 1 pm inLeutze Hall, Room 103.

Dr. Maume, Dr. Russell and Angel

Angel Moore successfully defended her final project titled "In Pursuit of the American Dream-House" onFriday, April 7, 2006 at 2 pm inBear Hall, Room 102. Pictured are Dr. Maume (project director), Dr. Russell (reader), and Angel.

Dr. Frank Ainsley, Donna, and Dr. Elizabeth Hines

Donna Ray Mitchell successfully defended her final project titled "A Lightkeeper's Day: Old Baldy Lighthouse in the Year 1837" onWednesday, April 19, 2006 at 10 am inDeLoach Hall, Room 120. Pictured are Dr. Frank Ainsley (project director), Donna, and Dr. Elizabeth Hines (reader).

Susan Hance, Frank, and Dr. Rebecca Lee


Frank Howard successfully defended his final project titled "A Novel: 'Eating Jesus'" onFriday, April 21, 2006 at 4:30 inthe Morton Hall Faculty Lounge. Pictured are Susan Hance (reader), Frank, and Dr. Rebecca Lee (project director). Ray Mize (reader) was unable to attend.

Dr. Eleanor Covan, Preston, and Dr. Sue Lamb

Preston Craddock successfully defended his final project titled "My Spiral Dance: A Memoir on Experiential Aging" onTuesday, April 25, 2006 at 2 pm in the Randall Library conference room. Committee members pictured are Dr. Eleanor Covan (reader), Preston, and Dr. Sue Lamb (project director).

Suzie Bean with cast members in the background

Suzie Bean's rousing and entertaining rendition of her play, "The Golden Harp" served as her final project defense onTuesday, April 25, 2006 at 7:30 pm at the Scottish Rite Temple on S. 17th street. Suzie is pictured savoring her success with some of the cast in the background.

Mark Eyre performing

As his MALS final project, Mark Eyre presented a one-man show entitled, “The Play Is The Thing” –a pitch and performance of scenes and musical numbers from his upcoming hit play, “Go To The Light.” The presentation was in Morton Auditorium (room 100) on Sunday, April 30th at 6 PM. Pictured is Mark during the performance.

Dr. Brad Walker, Kay, and Dr. Herb Berg

Kay Warren successfully defended her final project titled (tentatively) "A Yen for Japan" onMonday, May 1, 2006 at 9 am in the Randall Library conference room. Pictured are Dr. Brad Walker (reader), Kay, and Dr. Herb Berg (project director).

Dr. Wentworth, Star, and Dr. Berg

Star Vaught successfully defended her final project titled "We've Come This Far by Faith: A Memoir" onMonday, May 1, 2006 at 11 am in Leutze Hall, Room 143.Pictured are Dr. Wentworth (project director), Star, and Dr. Berg (reader).

Dr. Randy Bobbitt, Mary, and Dr. Donna King

Mary Walsh successfully defended her final project titled "The Role of the Media in the Marginalization of Women's Sports" onWednesday, May 3, 2006 at 1 pm in the Social and Behaviorial Science Building, Room 212. Pictured are Dr. Randy Bobbitt (reader), Mary, and Dr. Donna King (project director).

Dr. Betty Brannon, Natalie, and Paula Haller

Natalie Laight successfully defended her final project titled "Writing a Book Manuscript: Come Visit El Zoologico" onThursday, May 4, 2006 at Noon in Friday Hall, Room 204 (Publishing Lab). Pictured are Dr. Barbara Brannon (reader), Natalie, and Paula Haller (project director).

Paula Haller, Gloria, and Dr. Betty Chancey

Gloria Jones successfully defended her final project titled "A Documentary of Frederick Douglass: A Man among Men" onMonday, May 8, 2006 at 3 pm in Leutze Hall, Room 134. Pictured are Paula Haller (reader), Gloria, and Dr. Betty Chancey (project director).

Dr. Norelius, Joanie, and Dr. Berg

Joanie Martin successfully defended her final roject titled "The Flight and Fight of Publishing" onTuesday, May 9, 2006 at 5:30 pm in Leutze Hall, Room 131. Pictured are Dr. Caroline Norelius (reader), Joanie, and Dr. Herb Berg (project director).

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