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Sandra Baptista

A note from the Honors Program: Sandra Baptista’s third Honors Project has been submitted for consideration to be included at the Undergraduate Research Conference at UMass Amherst on April 25, 2014. Sandra is an experienced presenter whose local research on Michelle Alexander’s key claims featured in The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness places Roxbury Community College within the scholarly discourse regarding the legal system’s role in furthering a racially segregated society. To read the abstract for the Honors project, please click here.

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April Andrew

A note from the Honors Program: April is a self-taught artist whose first formal instruction in painting took place during the fall 2013 offering of Painting I led by Prof. Vasilki Belezos for which she has earned Honors credit. Based on the body of work April produced for Painting I, she has a very promising career as an artist which also includes experience in musical theatre and poetry. April is continuing on an Honors track during the spring 2014 semester as a student in Prof. Mark Kjellman's Honors Colloquium, an interdisciplinary course focusing on Myths and Global Cinema. Her creative talents will be featured in an equaling compelling honors project for Prof. Kjellman's course that will be shared during Honors Presentations Day on May 5, 2014.

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Shaoyu Chang

A note from the Honors Program: Shaoyu Chang distinguished himself as the only student who delivered two Honors Presentations at the recent Honors Presentations Day event in December 2013: SCI 207 Biomanufacturing II (SCI 207) and Microeconomics (SSI 221). His drive to excel academically was realized through RCC’s Honors Program whereas his earlier experience at a community College in North Carolina did not provide a platform for his scholarship to be featured. We are glad that he seized the opportunity to showcase his intellectual abilities at RCC!

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Share-Leigh Arneaud-Bernard Shines

Share-Leigh Arneaud-Bernard, a Biological Sciences major at RCC, joined 28 other students from each of the Massachusetts Public Higher Education institutions for the Third Annual 29 Who Shine event on May 2 at the State House. The students from each of the state’s community colleges, state universities, and UMass campuses, like Share-Leigh, were selected for their academic excellence, participation in campus activities, and community service work. In addition to the 29 Who Shine Award, Share-Leigh won first place in the 2013 Ruth and William Silen, MD Awards which “recognize participants who deliver outstanding oral presentations and who create exceptional scientific posters.” Share-Leigh was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and will graduate this year with Highest Honors.

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