Marshall, Pando, Webb Receive Master’s Thesis Honors

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Monday, November 28, 2022

Sylvia Marshall (far left), History, Alexandra Pando, Anthropology, and Eric Webb, Meteorology, each were selected for the Graduate School’s Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award for 2022.

Marshall’s thesis won in the Humanities and Fine Arts category. Her thesis, "Nourishing the Movement: Georgia Gilmore’s Club from Nowhere during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956," examines the impact of Georgia Gilmore and other Black domestic workers in sustaining the challenge to segregated seating.

Pando’s award was in the Non-Traditional thesis category. Her work, “Food Insecurity Among Adjunct Professors at UNC Charlotte” served as her MA capstone project in Applied Anthropology.

Webb’s award was in the Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering category where he examined the effects of The El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) on climate variability in “Reanalysis of The Extended Multivariate ENSO Index.”

The Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award is presented annually to recognize high quality work. Faculty may nominate a student whose thesis has been accepted in partial fulfillment of master’s degree requirements during the past two academic and/or summer sessions.

Recipients of the Master’s Thesis Award receive $500 plus an engraved plaque. All winners are entered in the regional CSGS Master’s Thesis Award competition and are eligible to win a honorarium of $1,000 award and award plaque.