All MALS students intending to complete their final project and final project defense during Summer 2012 or the Fall 2012 semester should closely review the "MALS Final Project Instructions" page (under Curriculum) noting especially the format requirements documented in the MALS Final Project Formatting Requirements Manual.

Student Projects and Final Project Defenses

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Final Project Defenses

Fall 2011

 

Adele Brewster, Mika Elovaara, Maura Sanders on screen, Jim Brewster at Maura's final project defense

Maura Sanders successfully defended her MALS final project titled "An Examination and Evaluation of the Transition of a Modern American Family, Both Psychologically and Physically, to a Sustainable Rural Lifestyle in this Progressive Era" at 8 am, Thursday, December 1, 2011. Skype was used to communicate with Maura as she is in Italy. Pictured are Adele Brewster (visitor), Dr. Mika Elovaara (reader), Maura (on screen), and Rev. Dr. James Brewster (project director).

Dr. Mike Wentworth, Amy Ramsey, and Dr. Mika Elovaara at Amy's final project defense

Amy Ramsey successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Amy, In Search of Self: A Blog" at 12:30 pm on Friday, December 2, 2011 in Alderman Hall, Room 215. Pictured are Dr. Mike Wentworth (reader), Amy, and Dr. Mika Elovaara (project director).

Dr. Mika Elovaara, Christine Hecktor, and Dr. Mark Gaskill at Christine's final project defense

Christine Hecktor successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Uncommitted" at 2 pm on Friday, December 2, 2011 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Dr. Mika Elovaara (reader), Christine, and Dr. Mark Gaskill (project director).

No photo is available for Jessica's final project defense.

Jessica Hall successfully defended her MALS final project titled "The Impact of Military Life on American Citizens since September 11th, 2011" at 9 am on Monday, December 5, 2011 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room).

No photo is available for Tara's final project defense.

Tara Franklin successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington: Their Lives, Families, and Influence on a Nation" at 9 am on Thursday, December 8, 2011 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Skype was used as Tara could not physically be present.

Dr. Mika Elovaara, Christine Feeney, and Dr. Jenny Yates at Christine's final project defense.

Christine Feeney successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Wrong Place Right Time, A Memoir" at 10 am on Thursday, December 8, 2011 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Dr. Mika Elovaara (project director), Christine, and Dr. Jenny Yates (reader).

Dr. Mika Elovaara using Skype to discuss the final project with Heather Pyland

Heather Pyland successfully defended her MALS final project titled "Jimi, Janis, Jim, and John: Four Musical Legends Who Helped Shape a Generation" at Noon on Thursday, December 8, 2011 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured is Dr. Mika Elovaara (project director) discussing a point with Heather via Skype. Dr. Patricia Turrisi (reader) is present but not in the picture.

Dr. Mika Elovaara, Barbara Biba, and Dr. Eleni Pappniheil at Barbara's final project defense

Barbara Biba successfully defended her MALS final project titled "ESL Instructors, ESL Students, the Public, and Research: Are They in Agreement Regarding Learning Another Language as an Adult" at 1:30 pm on Thursday, December 8, 2011 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Dr. Mika Elovaara (project director), Barbara, and Dr. Eleni Pappniheil (reader).


Summer 2011

Dr. Herb Berg, Maria Selin, Ms. Kimi Hemingway

Maria Selin successfully defended her final project titled "Coming Home--A Memoir " at 3 pm on Friday, July 29, 2011 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured are Dr. Herb Berg (reader), Maria, and Ms. Kimi Hemingway (project director).


Spring 2011

Amber Allen

Amber Allen successfully defended her final project titled "Steamer Trunk of Treasures: A Writer's Website."

Dr. Mika Elovaara, Amanda Lyman, Rev.Dr. James Brewster

Amanda Lyman successfully defended her final project titled "Carpe Diem: A Social Experiment" at 1 pm on Monday, April 11, 2011 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured above are Dr. Mika Elovaara (project director), Amanda, and Rev.Dr. Jim Brewster (reader).

Dr. William Cooper, Dr. Pamela Seaton, Bonnie Moneteleone, Michelle Britt

Bonnie Monteleone successfully defended her final project titled "The Plastic Ocean Project: An Exploration of Plastic Pollution in the Ocean's Subtropical Gyres and the Consequences" at 10 am on Friday, April 15, 2011 in Dobo Hall, Room 132. Pictured above are Dr. William Cooper (reader), Dr. Pamela Seaton (project director), Bonnie, and Michelle Britt (reader).

Dr. Mika Elovaara, Vivian Cook, Ashley Hudson

Vivian Cook successfully defended her final project titled "The View from Within, A Work of Fiction" at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured above are Dr. Mika Elovaara (project director), Vivian, and Ashley Hudson (reader).

Hannah Abrams, Joshua Thompson, Ashley Hudson

Joshua Thompson successfully defended his final project titled "Caregiver: A Memoir About a Relationship Between a Father and Son" at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured above are Hannah Abrams (project director, Joshua, and Ashley Hudson (reader).

Dave Monahan, Alexander Markowski

Alexander Markowski successfully defended his final project titled "Book Proposal Entitled Project Post Advanced Concepts in Post-Production Sound with Pro Tools" at 2 pm on Thursday, April 28, 2011 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured above are Dave Monahan (project director) and Alex. A. Lund (reader) was unable to attend the defense.

Dr. Eleanor Covan, Jennifer Rumbold, Dr. Mika Elovaara

Jennifer Rumbold successfully defended her final project titled "Social Facebooking and the Elderly: A Computer-Based Society Contributing to Various Health Benefits for the Aged" at 4 pm on Thursday, April 28, 2011 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured above are Dr. Eleanor Covan (project director), Jennifer, and Dr. Mika Elovaara (reader).

Dr. Stephen Ausband, Toni Gazda, Dr. Mika Elovaara

Toni Gazda successfully defended her final project titled " Paradise Found--and Lost Again: Melville and Twain on Western Colonization in the South Pacific" at 10 am on Monday, May 2, 2011 in Cameron Hall, Room 231. Pictured above are Dr. Stephen Ausband (project director), Toni, and Dr. Mika Elovaara (reader).

(No photo available of Ms. Beckwith's final project defense)

Dianne Beckwith successfully defended her final project titled "Roadside Religion: Salvation from the Seat of your Car" at 11 am on Monday, May 2, 2011 in the President's Board Room, Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC.

Ashley Hudson, Chad Locklear, Dr. Pat Lerch

Chad Locklear successfully defended his final project titled "Legends of the Dark River: A Collection of Short Stories" at 2:30 pm on Monday, May 2, 2011 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured above are Ashley Hudson (project director), Chad, and Dr. Pat Lerch (reader).

Dr. Larry Ferrell, Cynthia Schachter

Cynthia Schachter successfully defended her final project titled "They Came from Across the Water: Gullah Influence in American Culture" at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in the President's Board Room, Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC. Pictured above are Dr. Larry Ferrell (project director) and Cynthia. Dr. Murrell (reader) was unable to attend the defense.

Dr. Mike Wentworth, Crystal Hendricks, Dr. Mika Elovaara

Crystal (C.C.) Hendricks successfully defended her final project titled "Bang Your Head to the Beat of Non-Conformity" at 9:30 am on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured above are Dr. Mike Wentworth (reader), C.C., and Dr. Mika Elovaara (project director).

Dr. Mike Wentworth, John Ware, Dr. Mika Elovaara

John Ware successfully defended his final project titled "An Adventure for a Lifetime: A Website for Young Men" at 11 am on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured above are Dr. Mike Wentworth (reader), John, and Dr. Mika Elovaara (project director).

Dr. Herbert Berg, Ashley Myers, Dr. Mika Elovaara

Ashley Myers successfully defended her final project titled "Departing Neverland" at 1 pm on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in Bear Hall, Room 110 (GLS Conference Room). Pictured above are Dr. Herbert Berg (reader), Ashley, and Dr. Mika Elovaara (project director).

 

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