Four from NCC Present at Regional Conference
Four students from Northampton Community College (NCC) recently gave presentations at the 2016 Beacon Conference, an annual event for scholars at two-year colleges in the mid-Atlantic region. Students are invited to submit scholarly work in a variety of subject areas. This year the conference was held at Bergen Community College, in Paramus, New Jersey.
Presenter Taylor Natiello, on the sociology panel, won Most Outstanding Paper and Presenter on her panel for her paper "Disclosure and Closeness of Relationship Partners: The Role of Technology, Disclosure Type, and Nonverbal Communication Methods." Her faculty mentor was Timothy Molchany, associate professor of communications. Natiello is a resident of East Stroudsburg.
Brenna Webb presented a paper "Best Beware My Sting," as part of the literature and identity panel. Her faculty mentor was Nancy Trautmann, professor of English. Webb is a resident of Easton.
AmberMae Krautter presented a paper "Time Versus Money" as part of the women and gender studies/LGBTQ panel. Her faculty mentor was Randy Boone, professor of English. Krautter is a resident of Newfoundland.
Lauren Clemente-LaRoche presented her poster "Cultural Appropriation: Are Minorities too Sensitive?" Her faculty mentor was Randy Boone, professor of English. Clemente-LaRoche is a resident of Stroudsburg.
Several NCC faculty and staff members served as readers for the conference. They included Dr. Matthew J. Connell, dean of NCC's Monroe Campus; Dr. Denise Francois-Seeney, dean of business and technology; Alison Diefenderfer, instructor of social sciences; Jacalyn Speicher, adjunct professor of biology; Sharon Trimble, adjunct professor of communication design; and Randy Boone, professor of English.