SoA student secures first place in the 14th Annual Research Symposium

Community Development students participate in the 14th Annual Research Symposium
Five research topics were accepted by community development graduate students to present at the 14th Annual Research Symposium. This was the first time the Community Development program participated in the campus-wide research event.
•       Stephen O. Aisabokhae presented “Mentoring as a Tool for Fostering Personal Development among Youths in Uganda with Emphasis on the Girl Child (Ages 11 -18) – Case Study: Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) – Mentorship program;
•       Gaati Warema and William Polley Jr. presented “The Power of Sport: Creating a Nation Committed to Equality and Social Justice”;
•       Michelle Johnson presented “Affordable Housing Challenges in Houston”;
•       Na’Shon Edwards presented “Innovative Perspectives in Agriculture: The Role of HBCU’s in Limited Resourced Communities.

Stephen O. Aisabokhae won first place for the student paper and received a $100.00 gift certificate and Tiffany D. Thomas; Assistant Professor served as research faculty advisor.

Mr. Aisabokhae is a Graduate student in Community Development. He researched on “Mentoring as a Tool for Fostering Personal Development among Youths in Uganda with Emphasis on the Girl Child (Ages 11 -18) – Case Study: Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) – Mentorship program. The research was conducted on-site during his study abroad in East Africa (Uganda and Rwanda) from August to December 2018.

The research paper is a working document currently implemented by the Ministry of Education and Sports as well as the Uganda Women’s Network for policy and decision making around Alternative Education in Uganda.