Students Win First and Second Places at Research Symposium
April 2, 2014 – Evelyn Witting, a
senior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Anita Ilonze, a
senior majoring in psychology, won first and second places respectively at the
Clark Atlanta University Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development’s
10th Annual National Symposium on Prostate Cancer. Witting and Ilonze presented
posters at the symposium held March 16-19, 2014 in Atlanta.
native of Durham, NC, presented "Correlates Of Prostate Cancer Knowledge Of
Jamaican Men Age 40 Or Older Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer" and received $300
for her first place award in the undergraduate category. Ilonze, a native of
Knightdale, NC, presented "Examining The Relationship Between Knowledge And
Quality Of Life Of Jamaican Men With Prostate Cancer," and received $200 for
her second place award, also in the undergraduate category.
Paulette Dillard, acting chair of Shaw University’s department of Natural
Sciences and Mathematics, and Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy, Shaw’s special assistant
to the president for process optimization, accompanied the students to the
symposium. Dillard noted that both of the students worked diligently on their
research. "It was their commitment, confidence and compassion that was
ultimately a winning formula," said Dillard. "We are so proud of Evelyn’s and
Anita’s accomplishments and we are confident they will continue to succeed now
and in the future."