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2004 Outstanding Student Poster Award
Ellen Ferris, a senior Human Development and Family Science major at Messiah College, received the Outstanding Student Poster Award from Dr. William Rose for her research and display, “Parenting During Cross-Cultural Transitions.”

Student Poster Session

Undergraduate and graduate students are cordially invited to display research or theoretical papers they have prepared on a family-related topic, in poster format. Independent judges will assess the posters and present monetary awards and ribbons for the top posters.

Interested students should review the Call for Proposals and submit the required information by the stated deadline of October 9, 2009.

Poster presentations are scheduled for 1:10 - 1:40 pm during the conference, Thursday, October 22, 2009.

If you require additional information or clarification, contact Dr. Michele Kozimor-King at

Educators: If you have students at this level, please encourage them to present their work!

Past Poster Winners

October 11, 2007 - Families and Health

First Place
Jessica Pettie and Mandy Martin
Mansfield University
Explorations of Pre-Marital Sexual Attitudes, Perceived Sexual Risks, and Perceived Peer Sex Norms of Heterosexual Undergraduate Students

Second Place
Hannah Serafini
Messiah College
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in US Soldiers Returning from Iraq; Implications from Family, Society, and Nursing

Third Place
Adam Parliman
Elizabethtown College
Ouch, Was That the Glass Ceiling?  Gender Perceptions of the Existence of a Glass Ceiling



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