Nate Plageman (History), Beth Ann Williams, Susan Borwick (Music), Anna Walker, Bruce King (Chemistry), Allison Faig, David Tokarz, Carey Carpenter, Claudia Ospina (Romance Languages)

On April 26, ZSR held its second annual Senior Showcase, a program honoring exemplary senior research theses and projects completed by Wake Forest University undergraduates. Five outstanding students presented their research in the Allen Mandelbaum Reading Room to a large audience of students, faculty, staff and parents.

The 2011 honorees are:

  • Ms. Beth Ann Williams, History, “Faith: Education Reform in Post-Independence Kenya, 1963-1970.?
  • Ms. Carey Carpenter, Romance Languages, “En búsqueda de justicia en la novela sicaresca.” (Seeking Justice in the Sicaresque Novel.)
  • Ms. Anna Walker, Music, “Three Twenty-First-Century Perspectives of Music for Christian Worship.”
  • Mr. David Tokarz, Communication, “Accessing a Public: Enlightenment Rhetoric in First-wave Feminism.”
  • Ms. Allison Faig, Chemistry, “Nitrite Formation Through Reduction of Nitro-containing Antibiotics.”

Following the students’ presentations, honorees and attendees enjoyed a reception sponsored by the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Center.

The Senior Showcase began in 2010 upon the suggestion of a Wake Forest senior who desired a forum for his fellow classmates to share research from their senior theses and projects with the campus community. Faculty advisors submit nominations, and a jury of library faculty selects honorees based upon both the strength of the nominations and a review of the students’ works. Up to five students may be selected, one from each division of Wake Forest College.