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Three Minute Thesis winners listed

The Pioneer Center for Student Excellence and the Graduate School have announced the winners of the 2022 Three Minute Thesis (3MT). The research communication competition challenges master and doctoral students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and/or dissertation topic and its significance in just three minutes.

First place in the TWU competition was awarded to Joseph Reyes for “A Phenomenological Investigation of the Experience of Graduate-Level Music Therapists with Dual Certification in Counseling.” As recipient of the first-place award, Reyes receives $750 and the opportunity to compete at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools, scheduled March 2-4, 2023, in Tampa, Florida.

Reyes’ advisor/major professor is Lauren DiMaio (Music, Denton).

Second place and $500 was awarded to Yismelle Duran for “‘I Used to Only Speak Spanish’: An Analysis of Heritage Language Maintenance Through the Languaging and Literacy Practices of Four Spanish Heritage Speakers.” Duran’s advisor/major professor is Mandy Stewart (Literacy & Learning, Denton).

Sasa Vann Rubino received the third-place award of $250 for “Liberated Pregnancy: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Black Feminist Thought Analysis.” The presentation also received the People’s Choice Award. Rubino’s advisor/major professor is Marlene G. Williams (Counseling Psychology, Denton).

Visit Three Minute Thesis (3MT) for more information on the program and links to the winning video presentations.