John E. Denton

John won first place (tie) for his oral presentation in the social sciences section of the UA Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) Summit on April 13, 2017. The title of his presentation was: “Accept or Decline?” Deciding Factors in a Voluntary HIV Testing Program at the Parole Office.”  He won the Dr. Laura Busenlehner Award for his first place (tie) win, as well as a certificate and a cash award from the Dean of Arts & Sciences.  John was also a session winner (4th place) at the social science section of the UA Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference (URCA) on March 26, 2018. He was mentored by Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein.

John is in his senior year at UA, taking a major in Spanish and minors in Sociology, Chemistry, and Social Innovation and Leadership. John will undertake a graduate degree in Spanish at UA in the fall of 2018, and then plans to attend medical school where he will specialize in infectious diseases. He is employed as a medical scribe at the University Medical Center and as an HIV educator at the Tuscaloosa County Probation and Parole Office. He has volunteered his time at the Southern Poverty Law Center, Los estudiantes de Alabama sin fronteras, and Seeds of Hope in Perry County, Alabama.

Kylie Hopkins

Kylie won first place (tie) for her oral presentation in the social sciences section of the UA Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) Summit on April 13, 2017. The title of her presentation was: “Is Divorce Fair? The Gender Dynamics of Property Division.” She won the Dr. Laura Busenlehner Award for her first place (tie) win, as well as a certificate and a cash award from the Dean of Arts & Sciences.  Kylie was also a session winner (5th place) at the social science section of the UA Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference (URCA) on March, 26 2018. She was mentored by Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein.

Kylie is in her sophomore year at UA, taking a double major in Biology and Psychology, and a minor in Criminal Justice. Kylie hopes to attend medical school where she will specialize in obstetrics and gynecology. She volunteers her time at the UA Center for Service Leadership, is an honors student in psychology, and engages in animal research in the Department of Biology.