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GSC 2nd Annual Pioneer Showcase a Success

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2012

Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV
(304) 462-6391

Glenville, WV – The second annual Glenville State College Pioneer Showcase took place on Tuesday, April 10th. The showcase is a competition where GSC students present research and creative arts abstracts in a formal setting. The judges are made up of GSC faculty.

(L-R) Marilynn Burkowski, Johnny King, Holly Wright, and Harmonia Rosales.

“The projects presented in the showcase were excellent and a good reflection of the quality and talent of the students at Glenville State College. There were twelve student entries, and we hope to have even more next year,” said GSC Department of Science and Mathematics Chair and Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Gary Morris, a facilitator of the event.

Johnny King won first place with his research on the ‘Effect of Silvicultural Techniques and Rainfall on Diameter Growth Increment of Yellow Poplar.’ King is a junior Forest Technology major from Frametown, West Virginia in Braxton County. He was awarded $250.

Marilynn Burkowski won second place and $100 with her research on the ‘Spatial Distribution of Plant Invasives in West Virginia.’ Burkowski is a senior Forest Technology major from Glenville, West Virginia (Gilmer County). Earlier in the year, Burkowski presented her research with other GSC students at the ninth annual Undergraduate Research Day held at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia in Kanawha County.

Harmonia Rosales won first place and $250 for her oil painting, ‘Emerald’s Café.’ Rosales is a senior English major from Champaign, Illinois.

Holly Wright won second place and $100 for her sculpture ‘Good Enough For You.’ Wright is a senior Education major from Parkersburg, West Virginia in Wood County.

For more information on the GSC Pioneer Showcase, contact the event’s coordinator Liza Brenner at or (304) 462-6346.

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