Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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2012 2017

This creative project represents the only creative writing that I have had the opportunity to create during my time at Barrett as a finance major. As such, I had to learn the story-telling process from scratch. My endeavors were further complicated by the fact that I desired to emulate the writing of Ernest Hemingway. He is a man whom I have come to admire, and I believe that even though it is impossible for most of us to live our lives with as much external vigor and daring, we would do well to internalize his appreciation of life as a ...

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Wilson, Thomas, Dalton, Kevin, Mokwa, Michael, et al.
Created Date
2012-04

Incidents relating to professional/collegiate athletes and their use of social media have been a prominent topic in the news for the last several years. For collegiate athletes, a distasteful, offensive post can have a substantial impact on the rest of their lives, as he/she can have scholarships revoked, legal action taken upon them, and professional offers cut. An athlete’s poor actions will affect their brand image and that of the school whose uniform they wear. Outcry over these incidents have caused teams, themselves, to compensate in a variety of ways. The following thesis is a narrative representation of these incidents, ...

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Bornhoft, Holly Marie, Eaton, John, Mokwa, Michael, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

Do more diverse teams create better outcomes, creatively and fiscally? Why do heterogeneous groups think more innovatively and create products that reach a wider audience? Diverse teams bring unique perspectives that force individuals to reimagine their world views and question what they know. This thesis focuses on the benefits of increased racial and gender diversity in the workplace. There is a dramatic difference in the number of women and people of color in tech companies generally, in STEM roles, and in leadership roles. The benefits of diverse teams (along all axis) is indisputable, yet companies still fight diversifying their employee ...

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Robinson, Sasha Raquel, Mokwa, Michael, Eaton, John, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

White Dove Thrift Shoppes, two stores in Phoenix run by Hospice of the Valley, serve a vital function in the city. These stores allow members of the community to donate and shop while furthering the Hospice cause. Many aspects of the stores run smoothly but there is always room for improvement. While no formal goals have been established, it seems likely that management is looking for ways to increase sales and improve brand awareness. To determine how this can be accomplished, I conducted an external audit interviewed White Dove personnel. To remain competitive, White Dove needs to emphasize its strengths. ...

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McLellan, Brittany Ann, Ostrom, Amy, Mokwa, Michael, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

This paper details my journey into children's publishing (as a Supply Chain major fairly unfamiliar with the industry) and culminates with my attempt at writing a picture book.

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Gillmore, Lauren Emily, Brooks, Dan, Gopalakrishnan, Mohan, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

REACH is an entrepreneurial community action program founded by Brett Fitzgerald and Kira Hoover. A third program partner, Mona Dixon, joined the team in May 2012. REACH enhances the potential success of high school teenagers in the Teen Center at the underserved Boys & Girls Club – Ladmo Branch in Tempe, Arizona. REACH strives to empower students to attend college, develop stronger leadership skills, and become more involved in their community. The program provides an opportunity for at-risk youth to engage in high caliber leadership discussions, receive college mentoring, organize and take on group designed and self-driven community action projects, ...

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Fitzgerald, Brett Patrick, Dixon, Mona, Hoover, Kira, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

ASU4Food’s objective is to increase the visibility of the statewide hunger crisis among Arizona State University’s campuses, and to raise monetary and food donations to alleviate this issue. By collaborating with a multitude of organizations both on and off-campus, we aim to become a well-known, powerful, and stable student organization. This thesis will cover the endeavors of Elana Niren, Theresa Reckamp, and Sidath Wijetunga regarding the maintenance, growth, and expansion of ASU4Food. ASu4Food has been striving to gain connections and the reputation that would allow it to become an “umbrella organization” with the ability to coordinate all of the food-raising ...

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Niren, Elana, Reckamp, Theresa, Wijetunga, Sidath, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

This honors project was born out of a desire to understand individuals who abandoned political glory in favor of serving other leaders. I wanted to study and know who can go head-to-head with – and command the respect of – the U.S. President on a daily basis. I limited my search to friends of the presidents who held powerful positions: I identified Harry Hopkins, Robert McNamara, and Condoleezza Rice. This thesis is broken into the following sections. To begin, we follow each official in their rise to prominence and discover how they captured the attention of their respective presidents. Next, ...

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Anhoury, Mitchell Alden, Mokwa, Michael, Eaton, John, et al.
Created Date
2017-05

The amount of professional athletes, who declare bankruptcy after retiring from the sport they love, is now occurring at an epidemic level. The amount of income athletes earn in America, the fame they achieve and the relationships they establish, should provide them with all the resources they need so this problem never plagues their lives. The single greatest influencer in an athlete’s life could be their agent. This presents the agent an opportunity to guide their client, and friend, to a future of financial security for the rest of their lives. Game (NOT) Over, will discuss what is required to ...

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Lofrisco, Jonathan, Eaton, John, Mokwa, Michael, et al.
Created Date
2013-12

Social media has grown into one of the most popular tools in the marketing industry. As social media continues to evolve, it allows for even greater transparency, communication, and relationships among users and businesses. There is no doubting that social media is an effective way to foster brand loyalty and a community of brand advocates, however successful social media marketing requires a depth of knowledge, understanding of the market, and an established strategy. Social media has been extremely effective in sports business as it allows organizations to create a community for their fans where they can find real-time news, promotions, ...

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Sherry, Jacqueline Faye, Eaton, John, Mokwa, Michael, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.