Monroe Library Student Research Competition Winners

Left to right: winners Tasnim Shah, Meredith Faulkner, Denise Powell, Laurel Taylor

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Monroe Library Student Research Competition! Winners were awarded in four categories:

Winner: Meredith Faulkner, “A Guide to Writing Dialogue”
Honorable Mention: Hayley Risse, “Poisoned Beef”

Winner: Denise Powell, “Drug War or Race War? The Effects of Illegal Drug Distribution on Violence in and against the African-American community”
Honorable Mention: Yunuen Cacique-Borja, “Role of CD45RO Signaling in Modulation of HIV Infection”

Senior Capstone/Thesis Project
Winner: Laurel Taylor, “Making Monsters of Men; or, The Stigma of Incarceration in Eighteenth Century Gothic Novels”
Honorable Mention: Mara Steven, “Woody Guthrie: Instrument of Change”

Winner: Tasnim Shah, “Thecla and the Rejection of the Acts of Paul”

The Monroe Library Student Research Competition recognizes and rewards students who make exemplary use of the collections, resources, and services of the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library throughout the research process in order to produce an academic or creative work. Information about the competition criteria and awards is available at Once again, congratulations to the winners!

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