School of Professional Studies
 

School of Professional Studies
Master's Papers Collection

The School of Professional Studies Capstone is the culminating experience calling upon the graduate student’s ability to analyze an organization’s issues and apply the competencies developed through one of three programs of study:

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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The Mental Health of Black Men: Stabilizing Trauma with Emotional Intelligence, Davis Brandford

Interdepartmental Collaboration: A Case Study, Leah Breiss

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Elder Isolation in Immigrant Communities, Jessica Da Silva

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Crisis Communication and Executive Leadership: Ethical Shortcomings in Government, Daniel Davidoff

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Dallas, TX: The Staggering Wealth Gap, Macy Golman

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Managing Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress in Human Service Organizations, Naomi Ingram

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace; Benefits, Challenges and Strategies for Success, Margaret Leone

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Young People, Social Media, and Impacts on Well-being, Andreana Nop

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Rest Homes: Their Value on Massachusetts Healthcare Continuum, Ronald Pawelski

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A Case Study on the Best Practices of the Facilitating Organization for Peer Recovery Support Services in the State of New Hampshire, Maggie Ringey

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Becoming a Trauma Informed Care Organization, Katie Robery

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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For One Child, Zion Bereket, Xin Huang, Yitong Lin, Ruobing Pei, Rachel White, and Ziyuan Li

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HIV/AIDS in the Latino Community of San Francisco: Past and Present, Jessica Da Silva

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Worcester Chamber of Commerce: Recruiting Minority Business Owners, Ryan DiMaria, Alexander Hull, Xikun Lu, Haopeng Wang, Jiacheng Hou, and Danning Zhao

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Changing the Current Perception of Affordable Housing in Worcester, Simone McGuinness, William Roberts, Vaske Gjino, Tong Zhou, Mengxin Ma, and Sarawadee Sonpuak

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“Greening” Worcester: Municipal Best Practices for Sustainability, Erin McKeon, Charline Kirongozi, Jared Duval, Antannia Greene, Qianshu Sun, and Zewei Yao

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Service Now: CMDB Research, Monika Patel, Smita Patil, Katerina Tzanavara, Manish Chauhan, Yuhao Wang, Houmin Xie, and Lei Shi

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Graduate Admissions Recruitment Project, Kevin Anderson, Chiemela Dike, Yixin Du, Arvinder Kaur, Amanda Popp, and Huizhong Yang

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Clear the Air: Moving towards a more supportive, welcoming, Tobacco-free Clark University, Edward Aroko, Simon Elliot, Jackson Espe, Donovan Smith, and Michael Spanos

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Inbound Marketing, Hasini Assiriyage, Isabelle Zoeckler, Emmanuel Aghado, Kefu Bu, Xiouyu Jiang, Rajesh Kamble, and Yan Wang

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Adult Learners: A Targeted Marketing Approach, Sarah Baldelli, Camilo Botero, Camille Ferreol, Caleb Horton, Xinyue Ma, and Stefan Sprinkmoller

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Audubon Data Project Final Report, Askhat Beygenov, Valinur Kutlambetov, Shrikant Patel, Phoebe Roberts, Ulfat Sayyed, and Shriram Sivaraman

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Leicester Public Schools Information and Data Portal: Research and Recommendations, Yue Cen, Natalie Bonetti, Rashida Buchanan, Sathark Jain, and Yuwei Wong

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A Guide for Hiring Mature Employees at Ascentria, Binghe Change, Calleigh Leach, Elsie Lu, Hongquiang You, Mengge Wang, and Nina Mariotti

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Leicester Research A Study in Effective Technology in Education, Jimeshkumar Chauhan, Anna Lakomy, Li Liu, Christina McCarthy, Scott McCarthy, Roman Pena, and Emilie Smiley

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A Social Media Plan for the Changemakers’ Playground, Meng Cong, Ciara Kilian, Xinling Wang, Sumanth Wilson, and Chenyu Yan

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Water in Worcester A Campaign for Public Fluoridation, Ryan Early, Xiao Gu, Yajing Huang, Lauren Meininger, Emma Phillips, and Yao Su

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Worcester Center for Crafts: A Transition to Online Sales, Monica Gow, Carly Branconnier, Srilatha Prodduturi, Ekaterina Shusharina, and Alberta Yamoah

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Optical Heritage Museum: An Interactive Touch, Connor Guerin, Ankur Halwai, Jinzhao Liu, Qi Liu, Yangjing Wang, and Yashaswini Bharti

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Canine for Disabled Kids Awareness Campaign Research and Implementation Plan, Jiamin Gu, Kendall Harcourt, Chang Liu, Kiamu Liu, and Jemmie Tejada

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Life Can Change in the Blink of an Eye Capstone, Christopher Rutigliano, Jillian Elalaoui, Kristin Humphrey, Phillip Gates, Mohamed Ndjikam, Highness Meena, Adam Menard, and Spencer Pickney

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EPOCA House: The Implementation Strategy, Courtney Thomas, Yaffa Fain, Shuxiao Teng, and Mingjun Xie

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Project Renew Worcester, Danni Yue, Amy Zhang, Jing Han, Omid Ashrafi, and Yiming Xu

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My Choice Greens, Alina Zulfikarova, Amelia Mohr, Hesi Zhang, Ruiqi Huang, Sean Tatar, Yuhao Zhou, and Zijun Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Somali National University, Sharmarke Abdulla, Nikala Pieroni, Jenna Caskie, Sergii Odnodvorets, Tanyue Gong, and Lahari Dasari

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A Learning Framework for the YWCA Central Massachusetts, Dayna Ankermann, Manjushree Burdekar, Priyanka Joshi, Ying Song, YuMeng Chen, and Xing Xie

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Human Services Management (HSM) Certificate Program Expansion to Western Massachusetts Feasibility Study, Paul Campbell, Patrick Deschenes, Maria Pacheco, Bradley Paul, Elizabeth Vittum, and Jing Zhang

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Canines for Disabled Kids, Erin Jerrett, Margarita Mnatsakanyan, Colleen Reynolds, and Yin Wang

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Marketing Strategy of School of Professional Studies in China, Jiahui Liu, Jing Wang, Shuo An, Wengxing Wang, and Yiwei Wang

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UMASS Memorial Healthcare Information System Job Ladder, Matthew Simoncini, Vamsi Kavuru, Antariksh Nanda, Tahaseen Mahaboob Basha, and Vikram Patil

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Information Technology Proposal for the Town of Spencer, Vijay Basava, Corey Kenyon, and Mahdi Soltani

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Developing an online database of experts for the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Zikan Chen, Douglas Grey, and Pranjal Shah

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Cybersecurity Awareness Shrewsbury Public Schools, Brittany Crompton, David Thompson, Manuel Reyes, Xueyan Zhao, and Xueke Zou

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Best Practices to Increase Efficacy of Graduate School Admissions Communications at Clark University, Diana Curran, Nikki Feinberg, Mitchell Kelley, Ruiqi Li, and Anning Zhou

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Alternatives Unlimited Inc. Property Service Application, Jalpa Dave, Pennie Nataliya, and Neelakshi Bali

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Analysis of the Point of Sales System at Tower Hill Botanical Garden and Suggested Courses of Action, Brian Dunn, Keerthi Bandi, Chantal Kopwa Epse Kassa, and F.N.U Shelly

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Analyzing Shared Value and Social Business Principles: A Case Study of Honeydrop Beverages and Seven Hills Foundation, Sarah Dys, Maya Grevatt, and Brianna Mirabile

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The Transition Experiences of International Graduate Students in Clark University School of Professional Studies, Xuesong Huang, Mingyang Lian, Dang Trung, Jay Sheth, Yuwei Yang, and Irina Klimenko

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A Nonprofit Model in a For-Profit World: A Closer Look at Sheltered Workshops and Sustainability as an Employee Run Business, Bing Jang, Mitchell Perry, Nikolin Vangjeli, and Laura Ducharme

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Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc. Capstone Project Youth Employment and Mentoring, Bongani T. Jeranyama, Zhengjun Liu, and Sarah Parsons

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Charlton Fire Department Resident Expectations: Survey and Analysis, Natalie Omary, Jingxin Wen, Junchen Chen, and Denis Kornev

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Capstone Revival, Mary Mesele, Ruochen Lu, and Quilin Jiang

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Nollywood: The emergence of the Nigerian videofilm industry and its representation of Nigerian culture, Uchenna Onuzulike