PVAMU Education Doctoral Students Sweep RAMP Research Competition

February 17, 2016

Doctoral students from the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education swept the student research competition at the 35th Annual Conference of The Research Association of Minority Professors (RAMP).  Each year, RAMP hosts a research competition for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral student researchers.  This year’s conference was held February 4-6 in Houston, TX where PVAMU students took all three prizes.

First Prize:           Carlton Todd.  Research:  Perceptions of African American Males Participating in Mentoring Program in a Texas Rural School.  Advisor:  Pamela Barber-Freeman

Second Prize:      Xandelyn Wright.  Research:  Interfaith Dialogues at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Advisor:  Pamela Barber-Freeman

Rebecca Faison.  Research:  Commercialization of Research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Advisor:  Lucian Yates, III

Third Prize:         James R. Williams.  Research: The Effect of the first Year Experience Course on the Motivational Orientation of Students at a Historical Black University.   Advisor:  Lucian Yates, III

Students from Sam Houston, Howard, Xavier, Texas Southern and many other colleges and universities across the country competed for these coveted prizes.  A Vice-President from Tennessee State University remarked, “I was impressed with the poise, depth of knowledge and the confidence that these students exhibited throughout the competition.”

Monetary prizes were given to each student.

(PHOTO: l-r Carlton Todd, Xandelyn Wright, Rebecca Faison, and James Williams)