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Graduating Interdisciplinary Studies, Humanities or Social Science students presenting their senior thesis projects are (front row from left) Laura Alexander, Katy Hanscomb and Whitney Davis, (back row) Antwon Jolly, Jerodd Blount, Michelle Manning, Lauren West, and Kimberly Duncan. Not pictured are Katey McClenny and Taylor Westbrook.


TU students present senior thesis projects

During final exam week each fall and spring semester, Thomas University graduating students with majors in Interdisciplinary Studies, Humanities or Social Science complete a senior thesis project. Seniors presented their thesis projects to the university community in Flowers Foods Executive Classroom inside Smith-Bonvillian Hall on May 7. 

The intent of the projects is for students to extend the knowledge and skills they gained in their coursework and develop a specific expertise in an area related to their future career interests. TU Professor Dr. Carolyn McClenny coordinates the process. Each student works independently with guidance of a faculty member to clarify a topic, research, create and present a researched paper or applied art project. 

This semester’s projects included:

  • Laura Alexander of Durham, United Kingdom, presented the film “Culture Shock.”Her faculty adviser was Lee Berger.
  • Jerodd Blount of Marianna, Florida, presented on 2-D artwork in “Graffiti and Art.” His faculty adviser was Rich Curtis.
  • Whitney Davis of Sale City, Georgia, presented the website creation “Educational Technology Products for Young Children.” Her faculty adviser was Robin DePaola.
  • Kimberly Duncan of Thomasville, Georgia, presented on 2-D artwork in “Fractured Perceptions.” Her faculty adviser was Rich Curtis.
  • Katy Hanscomb of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, presented “Emotional Responses to Directors’ Filmmaking Choices.” Her faculty adviser was Lee Berger.
  • Antwon Jolly of Cairo, Georgia, presented the voice recital “The Journey.” His faculty adviser was Karl Barton.
  • Michelle Manning of Thomasville, Georgia, presented the researched essay “Death Anxiety.” Her faculty adviser was Steve DePaola.
  • Katey McClenny of Tallahassee, Florida, presented the public relations project “The American Beef Industry: Dispelling the Myths.” Her faculty adviser was Mina Haretos.
  • Lauren West of Bartow, Florida, presented the graphic design project “Creating Brand Logos.” Her faculty adviser was Rich Curtis.
  • Taylor Westbrook of St. John’s, Florida, presented the researched essay “Coaching Styles in St. John's County.” Her faculty adviser was Terry Maul.


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