Mansfield Campus Celebrates Academic Awards and Student Research

Last week, we celebrated our students at the Annual Academic Awards Celebration. Students also presented their research and capstone projects. Over 40 students were featured for their hard work and dedication to education. See below for a full listing of all featured students and award recipients.

Presenters at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Forum

Arcelormittal's Line 11 Process Improvement  
Presenters: Kurtis Baker & Cody Boebel

Covert CNC Mill Process Improvement Project  
Presenters: Amanda Becker & Travis Fisher

Covert MFG MMC Assembly Line Improvement  
Presenter: Zachary Carroll

Edge Plastics Layout and Material Handling Improvements  
Presenters: Jerrod Kiser & Jay Swainhart

Weld Mill Process Improvement at Arcelor Mittal  
Presenters: Kendrea Ward & Joel Howard

False Narcissism Feedback and Performance on Executive Function Tasks  
Presenters: Laura Beckett & Bradley Wendland

The Impact of Point of View on Call-to-Action Statements  
Presenters: Autumn Meigs, Laura Beckett, & Montse Juarez

Influencing Opinions Toward Police Officers  
Presenters: Bradley Wendland, Donna Tomecko, Marcy Harper, & Colton Bryant

Right-of-Way Permitting Improvement Project  
Presenter: Blair McClenathan

Social Emotional Learning and Narcissism in Emerging Adulthood  
Presenter: Autumn Meigs

Texture Sorting  
Presenter: Charles McDonald

American Chemical Society Award 

Recognizes outstanding academic performance in chemistry.

Maya Samer Abubakr   
Presented by Faith Wyzgoski, Associate Professor, Chemistry

Outstanding Psychology Major Award 

Recognizes outstanding academic performance in psychology.

Laura Beckett  
Presented by Amy Brunell, Professor, Psychology

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Book Awards in Academic Disciplines

Outstanding students from several academic disciplines are chosen by faculty and honored with specially-selected books.

Art, Music, and Theatre – Monicka Ridgill 
Presented by Kate Shannon, Associate Professor, Art

Biological Sciences – Max Steinhauser 
Presented by Carol Landry,Associate Professor, Ecology

Business & Economics – Matthew Walter  
Presented by Fran Bowes, Academic Advisor

Criminology and Sociology – Kaylie Shinn 
Presented by Shelly Kowalski, Faculty, Sociology

Education, Child & Youth Studies – Lindsey Gies 
Presented by Ashley Smith. Faculty, Education 
On behalf of Terri Bucci,Associate Professor, Education

Education, Primary – Chandler Gunther 
Presented by Ashley Smith. Faculty, Education 
On behalf of Terri Bucci,Associate Professor, Education

Engineering – Alec Vanderbilt 
Presented by Amber Rader, Faculty, Engineering

English – Sophia Wood 
Presented by Cynthia Callahan, Associate Professor, English 

Foreign Language & Comparative Studies – Emily Koza 
Presented by Amy Brunell, Professor, Psychology  
On behalf of Lindy Camacho, Faculty, Spanish

History – Zander Perrigan 
Presented by Mary Cavender, Associate Professor, History

Mathematical and Physical Sciences – Ryan Chapman 
Presented by Faith Wyzgoski, Associate Professor, Chemistry

Philosophy – Charles McDonald 
Presented by Glenn Hartz, Professor, Philosophy

Psychology – Wanita Bailey 
Presented by Phil Mazzocco, Associate Professor, Psychology

Psychology – Montserrat Juarez 
Presented by Dennis Shaffer Professor, Psychology

Social Work – Victoria Pounds 
Presented by Michelle McGregor, Coordinator, Disability Services

Writing Across the Curriculum Awards

Essays and other writing projects, such as journals and lab reports, have been submitted by faculty (with student permission). The winner is the paper judged outstanding by a faculty panel from across the curriculum.

1st Place 
“Enslaved by Freedom”  
by Isis Davis 
Submitted for Introduction to the Black Atlantic (English 2398) 
Presented by Darlene Slack, Faculty, English  
on behalf of Jamison Kantor, Assistant Professor, English 

2nd Place 
“Criminalization of Hip Hop Music in Today’s Society”  
by Allen Horsey 
Submitted for Writing & Information Literacy (English 1110.01) 
Presented by Darlene Slack, Faculty, English

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Ohio State Mansfield Annual Student Art Exhibition 

Best of Photography Award

Kristopher Marshal 
Presented by Kate Shannon, Associate Professor, Art

Visual Arts Award

Cadence Russell  
Presented by John Thrasher, Professor, Art

Florence B. Allen Literary Awards

Recognizes outstanding works composed by Mansfield campus students. 
Presented by Darlene Slack, Faculty, English

Poetry (First Place) – “Monday Night”  
by Paige Collene

Poetry (Second Place) – “Petrichor”  
by Dawson Hale

Fiction – “Project Sundial”  
by Dawson Hale

Creative Non-Fiction (First Place) – “Chairs” 
by Dawson Hale

Creative Non-Fiction (Second Place) – “Mother Dearest”  
By Lacey Hall


Mansfield Faculty-Staff Scholarship

Award recognizes continuing students at Ohio State Mansfield chosen by a vote of faculty and staff as most outstanding in classroom performance.

Sophia Wood 
Presented by Cynthia Wood 
Director of Community Relations and Development

Makena Northcutt 
Presented by Shefali Shah, Admissions Counselor

David M. Scott Memorial Scholarship

Created in memory of David M. Scott, Professor of Physics, who taught on this campus from 1970 to 1986. Given to a student with high academic standing in science or engineering.

Sam Ratvasky 
Presented by Amber Rader, Faculty, Engineering

Andrew Redmond 
Presented by Amber Rader, Faculty, Engineering

Mansfield Campus Academic Excellence Award

Presented each year to outstanding seniors at Ohio State whose baccalaureate studies have been primarily at the Mansfield campus.

Mackenzie Martin 
Presented by Ashley Smith, Faculty, Education

a male student explaining his research poster to two other males