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The first cohort of LMC MA students: Brandon Rogers & Chandler Batchelor

Last weekend, HHIVE celebrated the graduation of the first cohort of M.A. students: Chandler Batchelor and Brandon Rogers.

Under the direction of Jocelyn Chua (Anthropology), Chandler completed a capstone project entitled “Keys, Badge, and Grace of God: Crafting Professional Identity and Therapeutic Efficacy in the State Psychiatric Institution.” In the fall, she will begin the M.S. program in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health at the University of Memphis.

Brandon completed a capstone project under the direction of Barry Saunders (Social Medicine) entitled “Deadly Dice and Wooden Warriors: Towards A Cultural History of Health in Games.” He will begin a Ph.D. program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at North Carolina State University in the fall.

Multiple HHIVE students also graduated with bachelor’s degrees this spring.

Hallie French accepts her degree from English Department chair, Bland Simpson.

Hallie French earned a B.A. in English with a minor in Medicine, Literature, and Culture. Her honor’s thesis, “Haunted Houses, Haunted Memories: Embodiment, Reproduction, and Storytelling in Postmodern African American Women’s Literature,” was directed by GerShun Avilez. Hallie will be an intern at Scalawag Magazine in Durham this summer before spending a year as a college advisor with Carolina College Advising Corps in her home county, Pamlico County NC. In 2018, Hallie will spend six months traveling across Europe with the support of the Francis L. Phillips Travel Scholarship.

Sam Weeks, Jane Thrailkill, Lorena Millo, and Izzy Pinheiro following the English Department graduation ceremony.

Lorena Millo earned a B.S. in Business Administration and B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Medicine, Literature and Culture. She was awarded the James L. Whitfield Jr. Memorial Prize, the top prize given by the English Department, for her honor’s thesis entitled “Considering Counter-Narratives: An Exploration of Gothic Representations of Organ Transplantation in Literature” and directed by Jane Thrailkill. Lorena will begin a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Goucher College and hopes to return to Carolina for medical school.

Izzy Pinheiro earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Health Humanities, a self-designed major. In HHIVE, she developed a senior project in which she worked on photography with children at the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill.

Sam Weeks, who earned a B.A. in English and B.S. in Biology with a minor in chemistry, and Kaylyn Pogson, who earned a B.A. in English and B.S. in Biology with a minor in Literature, Medicine, and Culture, will both remain at Carolina to enroll in the M.A. program in English with a concentration in Medicine, Literature, and Culture.

The MSOT graduating class, including Molly Brewer (top right)

On the health side of campus, Molly Brewer completed her master’s capstone project, “Narrating a Fall: A Secondary Data Analysis of Older Adult’s Stories of Falling,” using data generated from the HHIVE Falls Study that she co-coordinated in 2016. She graduated with an M.S. in Occupational Therapy and will begin to practice OT after completing her Level II fieldwork this summer.

Congratulations to all of the 2017 HHIVE graduates!




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