14th annual Ranger Research Day winners announced, Oklahoma Research Day set for March 6, 2020

November 26, 2019

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus played host to the 14th annual Ranger Research Day in the Student Center Ballroom where 28 projects were entered with 47 participants having the opportunity to display, share and discuss their research with peers, professors and the Alva community.

Graduate and undergraduate students created poster presentations of academic research papers conducted in one of their classes. All presenters are encouraged to attend Oklahoma Research Day on March 6, 2020, which Southwestern Oklahoma State University will play host to in Weatherford. Registration for Oklahoma Research Day opens Dec. 2. Students can register at www.oklahomaresearchday.com.

Student poster entries were critiqued and eligible for awards. Winners with classification, hometown, research project name and sponsor include:

Ranger Research Day Psychology Winner

Milissa Britt won first place in the Psychology category of poster presentations on her research topic, “Is Social Media Usage Redefining the Expression of Intimacy?”

Psychology category first place went to Milissa Britt, graduate student from Columbus, Kansas, for her project titled, “Is Social Media Usage Redefining the Expression of Intimacy?” Dr. Jason Ferrell, assistant professor of psychology and chair of the psychology department, was Britt’s sponsor.

Second place for psychology went to Cally Winburn, graduate student from Enid, for her project titled, “The Effects of Social Support on Individuals with Bipolar Disorder.” Ferrell was Winburn’s sponsor.

Third place for psychology went to Jerod Clark, senior psychology major from Enid, for his project titled, “‘Slow: Children at Play’ Traffic Signs & Effects on Driver’s Speed.” Taylor Randolph, instructor of psychology, was Clark’s sponsor.

Honorable mention for psychology went to Caitlin Jacobs, senior psychology major from Kiowa, Kansas, for her project titled, “Circadian Rhythm and Stress.” Randolph was Jacob’s sponsor.  

Ranger Research Day Nursing Winners

(Left to Right) Briana French, Kaitlin Jones and Jessellen Frantz won first place in the Nursing category of poster presentations for their project titled, “Spirituality in End-of-Life Care.”

Nursing category first place went to a group of nursing majors -- Jessellen Frantz, Pawnee senior; Briana French, Enid senior; and Kaitlin Jones, Winona, Minnesota, senior -- for their project titled, “Spirituality in End-of-Life Care.” Dr. Krista Tilley, assistant professor of nursing, was their sponsor.

Second place in nursing went to a second group of nursing majors -- Brooke Handke, Tulsa post-graduate; Amy Kleinvachter, West Salem, Wisconsin, post-graduate; Tasha Swallow, Alva senior; and Joni R. Welch, Sigler junior -- for their project titled, “Effect of Baccalaureate Degree Nurse vs. Associate Degree Nurse on Patient Outcomes.” Dr. Leslie Collins, assistant professor of nursing and assistant chair of the Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing, was their sponsor.  

Third place in nursing went to a third group of nursing majors -- Clarissa Coble, Ponca City senior; Krystyn Hawkes, Ponca City post-graduate; and Anabel Segovia, La Joya, Texas, senior -- for their project titled, “Art Therapy in Oncology Patients.” Dr. Nikole Hicks, associate professor of nursing, was their sponsor.

Honorable mention for nursing went to a fourth group of nursing majors -- Julia F. Buckingham, Alva senior; Carlie Edstrom, Wilmington senior; and Tiana Young-Mauchly, Pearl City, Hawaii, senior – for their project titled, “Visitation Restrictions in the Adult ICU.” Dr. Mary Brune, assistant professor of nursing, was their sponsor. 

Holliday said he believes students and community members who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree should participate in Ranger Research Day as well as Oklahoma Research Day because research is an integral part of graduate studies.

For more information on Ranger Research Day, visit www.nwosu.edu/ranger-research-day or contact Holliday at (580) 327-8589 or spholliday@nwosu.edu.

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