The senior capstone is a rite of passage at McPherson College. Whether through a thesis or presentation, exhibit or performance, our seniors showcase their knowledge and talents as the culmination of their experiences at MC.

2018 Seniors
Capstone projects and presentation dates for our 2018 seniors will be listed here in Spring 2018. Some events will be available for viewing on our Livestream channel.

Senior Show Reception: May 18, 2018 from 7:00 – 8:30pm
Exhibition runs April 30 – May 20, 2018
Friendship Hall

Lisa Koehn
Luke Robichaud
Shelby Augustine
Morgan Strnad
Jennifer Jacobitz
Chelsie Whittier

Senior Presentations:
Templeton Hall, room 5B

April 24, 2018  4:00 p.m.
Bobby Robertson: 1929 Model A Sedan Delivery

April 26, 2018  4:00 p.m.
Alex Heikamp & Chris Hughes: 1971 Corvette Chassis

May 1, 2018  4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
David Phillips: 1967 Chrysler Imperial Interior
Matt Joseph & Adam Whelan: 1937 Ford Flathead Engine
Austin Dowler & Echo Ruiz: Brake Demonstration Bench

May 3, 2018  4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Nick Eggleston & Winston Stauffer: 1926 Dodge Brother Engine
Skyler Deviney: 1930 Model A Roadster Interior
Jacob San Martín: 1929 Blackhawk Machining

Behavioral Sciences Senior Symposium: May 3, 2018  12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Melhorn Science Hall, Rm 112

Jaelon W. Barnes:  The Benefits of Sports
Brian Cano Sixto:  Disease of More
Brooklyn K. Coe:  On Campus vs. Off Campus
Haven Renae Cordova:  The Effects of Probiotics on Mood
Jonathan Dominguez:  Pop Tart Psychology: Analyzing Taste Differences in Toasted Pastry Desserts
Ana S. Guerrero:  Sports Improvement
Isaiah Hill:  The Feeling of Music
Danielle E. Kakebeen:  Cognitive Ability Among College Students
Rhiannon J. Kuhn:  Mobile Phone Dependency
Morgan L. McIntosh:  Parental Influence on Children
Ryan P. O’Hara:  Public Perception of Police
Kaonnye J. Opazo:  Music Listening and Perception of Performance Among Student-Athletes
Roberto Z. Reyes:  Lucid Dreaming: The Unknown World
Wesley D. Stevenson:  Fan Aggression
Madison K. Whaley:  Activity and Moods

Watch online on our Livestream channel.

Marketing Research Projects: May 15, 2018  10:30 a.m.
Melhorn 124

“How can Noffy’s Sandwich Shop & Pub attract more college students?”
Victoria Broers
Madison Hoffman
Micah Waugh
Rhea Vale

“How can The Fieldhouse Sports Grill & Taps attract more customers in the McPherson community?”
Treyton DeVore
Taylor Ellison (junior)
Valentin Ramirez Laborde (junior)

Senior Oral History Project: May 2, 2018  2:30 p.m.
Cedar Conference Center
Presenting the life stories of Lois Neher, Corine and Monroe Hughbanks, and Carolyn and Roger Schrock.

Kody Bowden
Deiah Curtis
Taylor Hires-Caulk
Madison Hoffman
Andrew Tanner

Watch online on our Livestream channel.

English Senior Presentation: May 10, 2018  6 p.m.
Mohler Hall, Rm 231

Shaelah White: If I Was Your Girl: Using LGBTQ Literature to Teach Acceptance

Watch online on our Livestream channel.

Thesis Presentations: April 25, 2018   7 p.m.
Mohler 212

Felix Cervantes: “The Civilizations that Ruled Over Mesoamèrica”
Kendahl Kelly: “Normalizing the Lives of Syrian Refugees”
Ashton Serpas: “World War I and Women: The Beginning of a New Era”

Watch online on our Livestream channel.

The 35th Annual Science Research Forum: April 20, 2018
Melhorn Science Hall, Rm 112

1:00-1:05pm   Dr. Jonathan Frye, Introduction and Welcome
1:05-1:20  Nora Grosbach, Mycoplasma pulmonus in Rattus norvegicus: isolation and microbial diversity
1:20-1:35  Andrea Kadeba, The effects of stress-induced mutation using EMS on ethanol tolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
1:35-1:50  Yann Kadeba, The Synthesis of an oxytetracycline derivative
2:05-2:20  Amy Makovec, Epigenetic effects of stress on survival in Caenorhabditis elegans
2:20-2:35  Chantelle Theron, Colorimetric determination of acetaminophen degradation in blood samples stored at 24°C and 40°C
2:35-2:50  Evan Willow, Efficacy of intravenous aspirin on blood clotting times after Vipera russelli venom injection

Watch online on our Livestream channel.

Senior Voice Recital May 5, 2018 at 7:00pm
McPherson Church of the Brethren

Aubrey Hollinger – Music Education Major

Senior Thesis: Dec 1, 2017 7:00pm
Mohler Hall, Rm 212

Grant Tuttle: Homosexuality in Christianity

Watch online on our Livestream channel.

Student teaching placements:

Ivanna Moyer, 2nd/ELED Eisenhower ES, USD 418

Sadie Atkins, Elementary PE Pray-Woodman ES, USD 266; Secondary PE Maize South HS, USD 266

Chandler Dohe, Elementary/Secondary Music Inman, USD 448

Ramon Martinez, Spanish Hutchinson HS, USD 308

Ane Archuleta, 4th/ELED Lincoln ES, USD 418

Bradley Campbell, Secondary Science/Biology Benito Juarez Community Academy HS, Chicago Public Schools

Nicole Cheek, Elementary PE Lincoln ES, USD 418; Secondary PE McPherson HS, USD 418

Lacy Fry, Elementary PE Moundridge ES, USD 423; Secondary PE Moundridge HS, USD 423

Heather Haxton, Kindergarten/ELED Faris ES, USD 308

Whitney Murray, Elementary Spanish Scott Dual Language Magnet School, USD 501; Secondary Spanish Topeka West HS, USD 501

Judith Salazar, Kindergarten/ELED Canton-Galva ES, USD 419

Ashley Unruh, 2nd/ELED Eisenhower ES, USD 418

Shaelah White, English McPherson MS, USD 418


Also see: 2017 Senior Projects | 2016 Senior Projects | 2015 Senior Projects