College of Social and Behavioral Sciences awards student poster presentation winners
Posted: 04/12/2011
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Winners of the undergraduate and graduate student research poster presentations conducted during the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' fifth annual teaching and research conference held March 24-25 were presented with awards at a ceremony held April 5. Six faculty members representing the college's six primary disciplines-anthropology, criminal justice, political science, public administration, psychology, and sociology-judged the six undergraduate and five graduate student poster presentations. The winning student authors, who were mentored by CSBS faculty sponsors, received a $100 UTPA bookstore gift card and a recognition certificate. Pictured left to right at the award presentation are: Dr. Philip Gasquoine, Department of Anthropology and Psychology chair, associate professor of psychology and mentor to the graduate student poster winner; Dr. Kristin Croyle, CSBS interim dean; Christelle Garza, graduate student poster winner ("In-group Implicit Prejudice Against Mexican Americans in the Rio Grande Valley"); Isela Stephens (author), Valeria Rodriguez and Anthony Beltran (co-authors), undergraduate student poster winners ("Sexual Partners in Hispanic College Students Reporting Histories of Childhood Sexual Abuse"); Dr. Grant Benham, associate professor of psychology and CSBS interim assistant dean; and Dr. Gary Montgomery, professor of psychology and CSBS assistant dean. Not pictured is Dr. Fred Ernst, professor of psychology and faculty mentor to the undergraduate student poster winners.