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June 12, 2017 – King’s College students Tristin Milazzo and Elizabeth Novak have been awarded grants under the McGowan Center Student Research Program, which offers support for currently enrolled King's undergraduates to engage in faculty-mentored research on topics of ethical import. 

Tristin Milazzo’s project is entitled "Echoes from the Breaker Boys: Contemporary Ethical Implications from the Progressive Era Fight against Child Labor.” Her faculty mentor is Dr. Tom Mackaman, associate professor of history. Elizabeth Novak’s project is entitled "Corporate Social Responsibility: An International Perspective on the Interaction between Legal and Ethical Imperatives.”  Her faculty mentor is Dr. J.C. Blewitt, assistant professor of management.

As part of the McGowan Center Student Research Program, overseen by the center’s director Dr. Bernard Prusak, each student will produce a paper appropriate for presentation at an undergraduate conference during the next academic year. The research grants cover tuition for an independent study course at King’s, the cost of books and other materials needed for research, and registration, travel, and lodging at the student’s selected conference.

Milazzo of Hanover Twp. is a sophomore majoring in history and English literature with minors in professional writing and theology. She is a member of King’s Honors Program; Delta Epsilon Sigma, the national scholastic honor society for students of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition; and Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society. She is also part of group from King’s participating in a short-term study abroad experience this summer to Ireland and Scotland.

Novak of Portersville is a junior majoring in international business and marketing. She is a member of Epsilon Chi Omicron, an international honor society for international business; Campus Ministry Advisory Council; and the women’s cross country team. She studied abroad during the spring semester with the American Institute for Foreign Study at St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg, Russia. She also completed a faculty-led study abroad experience to Greece in summer of 2016.

Tristin Milazzo

Elizabeth Novak