Students Present at Beacon Conference

June 12, 2013

On June 7, Northampton Community College (NCC) hosted the 21st Annual Beacon Conference forBeacon Conference Presenters Student Scholars at Two-Year Colleges. The conference was established to recognize, celebrate, and showcase the academic achievements of outstanding students at community colleges in the mid-Atlantic region.

NCC student Caitlyn Aricelis Colon, mentored by Margret Borene, was recognized as outstanding presenter for her paper "Carol Danvers:  Earth's Mightiest Hero."

Four other NCC students presented papers in panels at the Beacon Conference:

Emily March:  "Two American Poets, One American Dream"
Mentor: Jennifer Tabor

April S. McRae:  "The Color of Acceptance:  An Intellectual History of Racial Identity Among African Americans"
Mentor:  Sholomo Levy

Christian Ramos:  "From Fish to Philosophy"
Mentor:  Charles Rinehimer

Dalgia Reyes:  "Anthropological Views on Death Rites and Rituals"
Mentor:  Alison Diefenderfer

In addition, four NCC students presented posters:

Chymae Pickell:  "Sexism in the Gaming Culture"
Mentor:  Beth Wheeler

Susan Crawford:  "Beowulf's Three Monsters as Body, Mind and Spirit"
Mentor:  Cara McClintock-Walsh

Ramona Hierro:  "Junot Diaz's Dominican/American Brew"
Mentor:  Nancy Moreau

Eva Velez:  "Food For Thought"
Mentor:  Charles Rinehimer

The conference creates an opportunity for students to work with faculty mentors from their colleges to prepare and submit papers that demonstrate outstanding scholarship and originality. The Beacon Conference was established in 1993.



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