John Tyler Community College Social Sciences Research Expo to Feature Thought-provoking Topics
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Released on April 16, 2014
CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Gender and Autism. The Problem of Childhood Homelessness. Funeral Practices Throughout History. The Impact of Gender on Gifted Education. These are just a few of the topics that will presented by John Tyler Community College students during the College’s Social Sciences Research Expo on May 1, 2014. During the event, students will display, discuss and exchange ideas about the research they’ve conducted for a variety of classes. “John Tyler Community College is on a mission to provide quality educational opportunities that inspire student success,” says Michael Rutz, instructor of sociology at John Tyler and the organizer of the event. “The Social Sciences Research Expo offers an opportunity to our students that would typically be found at a four-year university – the opportunity to be honored and rewarded for exceptional work, outside of the classroom. I have personally graded many research papers that deserved not only an ‘A,’ but appreciation from others within our academic community. Participation at the Expo will foster a sense of pride and achievement in students' academic performance and earn them an additional accomplishment for their resumes or college applications.”
The community is invited to come to the Midlothian Campus, Hamel Hall, room H109, on May 1 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. to meet the students, review the research, ask questions, and join the discussion. Attendees will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorite project, and prizes will be awarded for first place, runner up and “fan favorite.” Light refreshments will also be served.
If you’d like to find out more about the Social Sciences Research Expo, contact Michael Rutz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-594-1467. For directions to John Tyler Community College’s Midlothian Campus, visit www.jtcc.edu/locations.
John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The College, which served more than 14,000 students during the 2012-13 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, seven certificates, and 34 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 15,000 non-credit students and more than 1,200 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The College also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for Hamel Hall on its Midlothian Campus, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition.
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