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Senior Capstone

science student Keisha England

Overview

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.

2020 Senior Projects

Art & Design

Seniors present a virtual layout of their show with links to individual pieces:

Micah Gilbert
Moneshya Green
Tristan Hawkinson
Killian Millner
Lillian Oeding
Dorian Paige
Amber Shuey
Chandler Tisby
Italia Venegas

Behavioral Sciences

Senior thesis:

Charity Davis The Impact of Parental Divorce on a Child’s Later Life Relationships.
Erik Espinoza Social Loafing
Linda Flores Broad Perception of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Help Seeking Behavior
Elle Gillen Social Media Usage and Its Effect on Adolescent Depression and Anxiety
Alicia Hall Siblings and Peer Groups’ Social Development
Kaitlyn Heinis Homesickness and Personality
Krystal D. Huerta White Discrimination
Codi-Lane L Jones Sexual Education and Sexual Communication
Jessica Jones Gun Attitudes and Opinions
Cierra Lee Comparing Sources of Stress in College Student Athletes and traditional College Students
Lual Magot College Student’s Attitude Toward Adoption
McKenzie Stalnaker Noise and Distraction: The Effects of Noise on Comprehension Performance
Ali Smith Athletics and Its Relationship to Self-Esteem and Depression
Marissa Zamora Does Gender and Age Affect Someone’s Self Perception of Happiness?

Communication

Garrett Connor – Communication
Ben Falconer – Automotive Communication
Cali Godwin – Communication
Joseph Isaacson – Digital Media: communication
Dewayne Lykes – Communication
Kylee Martin – Communication
Bradley Tastove – Automotive Communication

English

Christie Betker Aravind Adiga’s Selection Day: Breaking Away from Traditional Indian Values

Health, Physical Education & Recreation

Practicum experiences:

Patrick Calip  Exploring the Careers of Health Professionals in a Hospital Environment
Jordynn Corea  Exploring the Career of a Physical Therapist Assistant
Ed Crouch Jr.  Exploring the Career of an Athletic Trainer
Jasmine Curiel  Exploring the Career of a Chiropractor
Desmond Grayson  Exploring the Career of an Assistant Athletic Director
Brittni Harlow  Exploring the Career of a Chiropractor
Daija Isley  Exploring the Career of a Dental Hygienist
Thomas Kleywegt  Exploring the Career of a YMCA Program Director
Stefan Krsmanovic  Exploring the Career of a Public Health Nurse Director
Jarrod Manick  Exploring the Career of an Athletic Trainer
Taylor Osborn  Exploring the Career of a Physical Therapist Assistant
Brianna Kay Wallace  Exploring the Career of an Athletic Trainer

History

Orly Guzman
Gray Irwin
Gage Maccoy
Reed MacDougall
Matthew Tyler Dela Miller-Wells
Carly Tomlin
Diamond Marshall
Kortney Jones

Natural Sciences

Research Forum projects:

Dina Der Vartanian The effects of alcohol toxicity on seed germination
Amari Heisser Effect of exercise and L-citrulline on heart rate in rats
Sebia Kalambayi Kabedi Antibacterial activity of six essential oils on gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria
LeaAnn Myers Antibacterial properties of aqueous extract of Curcuma longa on Streptococcus pyogenes and Escherichia coli
Garrett Owen Effectiveness of essential oils from Citrus sinensis and Calendula officinalis and organic extract from fruits of Maclura pomifera as repellants against the wolf spider Rabidosa punctulata
Angel Salmeron Rattana Activity of mouthwash against beneficial and demineralizing bacteria
Miaya Sample The effect of Roundup® (glyphosate) on wolf spider Rabidosa punctulata communication
Meklit Tilahun  The effect of developmental environment on choice of egg deposition in Drosophila melanogaster
Kaitlyn van Asselt The effect of audible sound on the kinetics of an inorganic and an enzyme catalyzed reaction

Theatre

Liz Thornton Daddy Long Legs
Dani Wilcock

Philosophy & Religion

J. Tanner Trigg Microcosm for the Argument

Teacher Education

Morgan Sechler 1st/ELED Washington ES, USD 418, McPherson, KS
Lillie Porter Kindergarten/ELED Heusner ES, USD 305, Salina, KS
Stevie Stockham Kindergarten/ELED Lincoln ES, USD 418, McPherson, KS; SPED Washington ES, USD 418, McPherson, KS
Tina Payne English, McPherson HS, USD 418, McPherson, KS
Ashley Burch 4th/ELED Inman ES, USD 448, Inman, KS
Juliana Munoz 2nd/ELED Washington ES, USD 418, McPherson, KS
Alissa Hofmann Kindergarten/ELED Canton-Galva ES, USD 419, Galva, KS
Nelly Rodriguez 4th/ELED Lincoln ES, USD 418, McPherson, KS
Naomi Cartmell 4th/ELED McCandless ES, USD 308, Hutchinson, KS
Victoria Gonzalez 4th/ELED Washington ES, USD 418, McPherson, KS
Aryana Archuleta 2nd/ELED Eisenhower ES, USD 418, McPherson, KS
Ryan Swiggart Elementary PE Lincoln ES, USD 418, McPherson, KS; Secondary PE Smoky Valley HS, USD 400, Lindsborg, KS
Brittany Zipf Elementary PE Soderstrom ES, USD 400, Lindsborg, KS; Secondary PE McPherson HS, USD 418, McPherson, KS
Hunter Dreiling Elementary PE Soderstrom ES, USD 400, Lindsborg, KS; Secondary PE Prairie Hills MS, USD 313, Hutchinson, KS
Danielle Holt Elementary PE Lincoln ES, USD 418, McPherson, KS; Secondary PE McPherson HS, USD 418, McPherson, KS
Grant Newton History, Little River HS, USD 444, Little River, KS
Max Tucker English, Little River HS, USD 444, Little River, KS