Six business students to present senior research theses May 2

Student members of Appalachian State University's Business Honors Program will present senior research theses on Thursday, May 2. The event, which is open to the public, will be held in Peacock Hall 3019.

 The presenters, topics and approximate presentation times are:

  • Finance and banking and economics double major Ivy Wagner, Sharing Economy Participation as a Function of Generational Cohort (10:00 a.m.)
  • Environmental economics major Kali Smith, Environmental Gentrification with Small Green Infrastructure Projects (10:30 a.m.)
  • Actuarial science major Catherine Lattimore, Flood in the U.S.: Restructuring the Systems for Risk Assessment and Financing  (11:00 a.m.)
  • Finance and banking major Alia Dahlan, The Environment for Directors’ and Officers’ Liability: Evidence from 2011 to Present (11:30 a.m.)
  • Accounting major Olivia Brettschneider, The Internal Control Climate of Secular and Faith-Based Non Profit Organizations and the Accompanying Relative Instance of Fraud (12:30 p.m.)
  • Computer Information Systems major Merton Chen, Empirical Analysis of Mobile Payment Acceptance (1:00 p.m.)

Presentations are allotted 25 minutes. Attendees who plan to hear just a portion of the presentations are asked to please enter and leave the room during the five-minute period between presentations rather than during a presentation. 

About Walker College of Business Honors Program at Appalachian State University

The Walker College of Business Honors Program is a selective program for students maintaining a minimum of a 3.4 GPA. Sophomores and first semester juniors who meet this qualification will be invited to apply. To graduate with honors, a student in the program must complete 9 hours of Walker College of Business honors courses and 3 hours of honors thesis coursework. For more information, visit

Nine business students to present senior research theses May 2
Published: May 1, 2019 4:22pm