Scholars Symposium

Scholars Symposium

GCC students and faculty accomplish great things throughout the year and on Thursday, March 29, 2018 we invite the entire college community to recognize our best work and brightest minds at the third annual Scholars Symposium – a celebration of inquiry and scholarship. Students, faculty, staff, community leaders and friends, some from afar, will be sharing and demonstrating scholarly achievements in all disciplines through presentations, poster exhibits and performances. The Scholars Symposium is the opportunity to expand horizons, hone presentation skills and engage in our collective brain power for all to enjoy and to appreciate.

2018 Keynote Speaker: Deborah Nawoczenski PT, PhD

Headshot of Debbie Nawaczenski“Debbie” Nawoczenski received her BS in Physical Therapy and Master’s in Education from Temple University in Philadelphia. She completed her PhD work at the University of Iowa (Go Hawkeyes!), with a specialization in Exercise Science and Biomechanics. Dr. Nawoczenski was a full time faculty member in Department of Physical Therapy at Ithaca College’s Rochester Center for 21 years. She co-founded (with Dr. Judy Baumhauer from the University of Rochester) the Center for Foot and Ankle Research at Ithaca’s Rochester Center, and also was co-director of the Movement Analysis Laboratory.

Throughout her career, Dr. Nawoczenski’s research focus was directed to the study of foot and ankle pathologies, and to the analysis of shoulder pain in people with spinal cord injury. This work was funded through a number of different organizations including the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the National Institutes of Health, the Arthritis Foundation and the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, and has led to more than 60 publications in major peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Nawoczenski also has been privileged to volunteer as a Physical Therapist in this country as well as in Jamaica and Poland. She recently served as a visiting professor in Kenya, India and Brazil.

Pictures from last year:

Guy presentingWoman presenting2016 Symposium Winners