Student Academic Achievement Day
A day of celebration…a day of sharing…a day that opened the classroom doors to all. Held on April 11, 2012, the First Annual Academic Achievement Day had over 60 poster presentations, performances, lecture and panels ranging from the public health response to emerging infectious diseases, the Harvard Model United Nations to slam poetry, and musical prelude chamber music. It was a day of Bay Path academic pride!
Here is a sampling...
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Emerging Infectious Diseases
This presentation will address a variety of public health topics from the current outbreak of cholera in Haiti to new disease monitoring systems addressing the emerging worldwide threat of the return of polio. What public health actions are being taken in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas as an approach to public health emergencies and disease prevention? What are the views of the World Health Organization and the White House
National Security Staff on these world issues?
From Internship to Employment: How I Landed a Job Looking for Gang Members
Senior forensic psychology student Sara Roper was the very first intern that Roca accepted. Six weeks into her internship Sara was offered a full-time position as a Youth Worker. Roca means rock in Spanish. Roca’s mission is to help disengaged and disenfranchised young people move out of violence and poverty. Based upon the guiding principles of truth, trust, and transformation, Roca’s high-risk intervention model works to provide structure, support, and a sense of responsibility to at-risk youth. In order to qualify for services from Roca, an individual must be gang involved, have a felony record, no GED or high school diploma, no work history, and be court involved. Because these individuals typically do not seek help and lead an alternative lifestyle, Sara must find them in the community and recruit them into the program. Sara will discuss the rewards and challenges of walking the streets of Springfield in search of gang members to recruit into the program, and she will share her stories and experiences working with the most at-risk and violent youth offenders in the community.
Occupational Therapy in the Community
Adina Bourassa and Haley Swinney
The objective of this research study was to determine whether occupational therapy services could be useful and/or beneficial in community settings whom did not currently offer occupational therapy services. Various sites were interviewed in the community including community clinics, community educational and vocational centers, and transition programs to determine why these disciplines were under serviced by the occupational therapy profession. These researchers interviewed program directors to determine if there was a need for occupational therapy services with a variety of populations. For each facility/community program, individualized programs were created based on client needs identified during initial interview. After completing interviews with program directors, these researchers conducted group sessions with clients which were individualized for each facility based on client needs. With client consent, pre and post tests were administered based on skills addressed during group at all facilities to measure any changes in clients participating and to determine how beneficial the services were for the clients. This presentation will be a review of the programs created, significant data collected from the sites, and pending research to be further analyzed.
Honors Thesis: Auditor’s Independence
The subject of study for Puja’s thesis is the auditor’s independence. The purpose the study is to analyze the auditor-client relationships, different perceptions surrounding the auditor’s independence, and its role in preventing future accounting scandals and the weakening of financial markets. Auditor’s independence is truly the cornerstone of the auditing profession. The auditor’s role is to validate the truthfulness of the financial statements issued by a corporation which, in turn, helps investors, creditors, regulators, and the Securities Exchange and Commission (SEC) to evaluate the corporation. In order to achieve this role it is critical for the auditors to be independent of the client company. The role of accountants has evolved over the years, and auditing is one of the many dynamic and challenging roles played by accountants today. The enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley
Act (SOX) of 2002 in response to the high profile accounting scandals, such as Enron, WorldCom, and AIG, have highlighted auditor’s independence more than ever before. My future goal is to become a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and also pursue advanced studies in the field of accounting. Choosing a topic that is closely related to my ambition in life will be very helpful and valuable from a career point of view.