College of Social and Behavioral Sciences awards student poster presentation winners
By Gail Fagan, Public Affairs Representative
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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.