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Alex Gannuscio ’16

Philosophy and Modern Languages and Cultures–Spanish

Under the guidance of philosophy professor Marcia Moen, PhD, Alex is completing his honors thesis entitled Ethical Reconstruction: Transitioning from Postmodernism to American Pragmatism. Gannuscio, who is graduating summa cum laude, presented his work at the Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC) conference. Next fall, Alex will be attending the University of Oxford to study modern languages.

“More than anything else, the interest that faculty such as Dr. Moen of the Philosophy Department and Dr. Senk of the English Department have taken in helping me develop my work has challenged me to evolve intellectually, and inspired me to produce work that I have become genuinely proud of.”




Emily Meachon ’16

Psychology and Modern Languages and Cultures–Spanish

Since her first year in the College of Arts and Sciences, Emily has engaged in undergraduate research in psychology under the guidance of her advisor, Jessica Nicklin, PhD. Meachon is a Dorothy Goodwin Scholar, has presented her research at both the Eastern Psychological Association conference and the University of Hartford’s Honors Colloquium. She has also presented research at the Northeastern Regional Honors Council (NRHC) conference. Next fall, Emily will be attending the University of Oxford for an MSc in Psychological Research.

“My experience in the College of Arts and Sciences has been incredibly positive and has helped me to discover my passion for research in psychology. Dr. Nicklin’s mentorship and support throughout my undergraduate career has had a significant impact on my academic and professional development.”