Creative students explore meaningful topics. The Academic Partners Program supports academic faithfulness through one-on-one mentoring, development of an academic or fine arts project, and a capstone presentation opportunity celebrated during “Works of Our Hands Week.”
Past projects have included the design of a propeller drive train for Geneva’s Solar Splash competition boat, a presentation of The Theater of the Absurd: The Chairs, a biography of David Metheny, a history of the Bloomington, IN Reformed Presbyterian congregation, and Foundationalism and Christianity: How Christians Approach Knowledge. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view projects from the spring 2012 semester.
Requirements for Consideration
Complete an Academic Partners Program Application, available from the Honors Programs office on the third floor of Old Main.
For more information, contact Kara Lee Mantinaos, Director of Honors Programs, on the second floor of the Student Center or at 724-847-5565.
Leah Achor, Political Science: American Exceptionalism
Joshua Andre, Biochemistry: Composting at Geneva Arms
Abigail Bomgardner, History/Sociology: A History of Beaver Falls
Nathan Dinsmore, Accounting: Auditing as an Ethical Force in Business
Danial Favand, Sociology: College Major Choices of Homeschooled Students
Kylie Gardner, Political Science: Mandatory Sentencing: Justice or Manipulation?
Melissa Hershey, Accounting: The Audit Process and Ethics in Action
Hannah Keeler, Biblical Languages: Improving Intercultural Competencies in Geneva Students
Maura McLaughlin, Medical Technology: Geneva's "Adopted" Bacteria: pedobacter heparinus
Jill Miser, Mechanical Engineering: Smokestack Particle Pollution
Martha Adams, Business, and Caitlyn Mitchell, Political Science: The Shaping of Millenials' Work Ethic
Janell Owens, Elementary Education: Arts & Expression in Humanities 103
Molly Polka, Elementary Education: Teaching to Meet the Needs of the Digital Age
Allie Reefer, Writing: Women in the Criminal Justice System—Locally and Beyond
Kristen Rendulic, Psychology: Being Jesus' Hands and Feet: Community Need and the Church
Lydia Reyle, Writing: Examining Fairy Tale Discourse
Katie Roberts, Cell & Molecular Biology: Detection of Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis Virus Using PCR
Rebecca Shaw, Elementary Education: Equine Therapy: Networking Resources
Sarah Wilson, Writing: A Framework of Principles for Writing with Integrity
Geneva graduates pass the test for teacher certification in elementary education (Praxis II) at over a 99% rate in the first attempt–one of the highest pass rates in Pennsylvania.