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Other Acknowledgements

We would also like to acknowledge the following people who have supported Bridges and should be
recognized for their ongoing efforts to foster undergraduate research and scholarship at Coastal Carolina
University. Without their continued commitment to this journal and their belief in the importance of
promoting undergraduate publications, producing Bridges each year would literally be impossible. Our
deep gratitude is given to:  

      • David DeCenzo, President
      • J. Ralph Byington, Provost and Senior Vice President
      • Robert Young, Director of Undergraduate Research
      • Erin Burge, Acting Director of Undergraduate Research (Fall 2013)
      • Michael Ruse, Director of the Honors Program

For Issue 8, a former editor of Bridges returned to offer his guidance and expertise at a critical moment. A
sincere thank you is extended to:

      • Scott Pleasant, Managing Editor, Writing Center Coordinator

We have wonderful website and administrative support as well, which is a testimony to the broader
community support Bridges receives. Special recognition goes to:

      • Debbie Hamm, Program Assistant of the Honors Program

In addition, we would also like to acknowledge the work of our faculty reviewers. These faculty members
agree to read and comment on articles that have been submitted for consideration. The faculty reviewers
serve as subject matter experts who comment on the value of the articles and offer suggestions for
improvement before the article is published. In order to be published, an article must first be nominated
by a faculty adviser and then reviewed positively by the entire Bridges Editorial Review Board. At that
point, the article is sent to a faculty reviewer. Only when an article has received a positive review from
the objective outsider can it be slated for publication.

It is essential for Bridges to have this kind of outside review process because almost all scholarly work
proceeds in this manner. Our student authors are experiencing this important process for the first time.
Without the unpaid work of these readers, this outside review process could not take place. We wish to
thank the following faculty members for serving as reviewers this year.

      • Erin Burge, Marine Science
      • Suheir Daoud, Politics and Geography
      • Wes Fondren, Communication, Languages, and Culture
      • Vladislav Gulis, Biology
      • Joe Oestreich, English
      • Holley Tankersley, Politics and Geography

The Editorial Review Board is composed of Coastal Carolina University faculty members who are
dedicated to strengthening our broadly defined research community. Their guidance of Bridges is


      • Sarah Banks, Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies
      • Jennifer Boyle, English
      • Sara Brallier, Psychology and Sociology
      • Brian Bunton, Chemistry and Physics
      • Paul Clark, Marketing and Resort Tourism


      • Steve Earnest, Theatre
      • Monica Fine, Marketing and Resort Tourism
      • Melanie James, Accounting, Finance, and Economics
      • Linda Martin, English
      • Paul Peterson, Politics and Geography
      • Philip Whalen, History