2019 Connections Excellence Award Recipients

Cassie Woodard, a 2019 Connections Excellence Award recipient
Cassie Woodard's poster, "The Hula Girl's Impact on Hawaii", winner of a 2019 Connections Excellence Award
May 2, 2019

The 2019 Connections Project was a huge success, with more than 100 student participants! The event, held April 25 at College of Western Idaho’s Nampa Campus Academic Building, showcased a wide variety of student work including posters, art work, videos, websites, and presentations.

The following students were recipients of this year’s Connections Excellence Awards which included a cash prize:

Posters – Inspire Category
Posters that inspire others to learn more or take action.

  • 1st Place – Charity Watson, "Social Media Distractions Affect Traits Differently Across Generations"
  • 2nd Place – Jennifer Herrera, "Clostridioides Difficile"
  • 3rd Place – Ashley Bryant, "Hantavirus and You"

Posters – Connect Category
Posters that explore existing connections between or within communities, cultures, or disciplines.

  • 1st Place – Charity Watson, "Instagram's Global Impact on Pathology of Vulnerable Populations"
  • 2nd Place (tie) – Cassie Woodard, "The Hula Girl's Impact on Hawaii" and Timothy Lobb, "Nike Campaigns for Gender Equality Saudi Arabia"

Mini-talk Category

  • Brianna Tomaskovich-Valdez, "Selected Poems"
  • Elizabeth Carter, "Social Media and Its Effects on Mental Health"

Other Cool Stuff Category

  • Ashley Hughes, website and presentation "Let's Talk About Sex"

Congratulations to all of the participants on a job well done!