Emory & Henry College holds annual Awards Day on Sunday, May 3

Posted by Allison Galloway
The event honors the students whose achievements and hard work in their academic departments earned them awards in a virtual ceremony.

The Awards Day Convocation on Sunday, May 3 honored students in their majors who achieved outstanding work and have maintained a high GPA. Each academic department chose students based on their merit and dedication to their field of study. 

Each department gave out at least two awards: the Outstanding Senior Award and the Academic Excellence/Highest GPA Award. The Outstanding Senior Award was presented to students who showed their love of their major through increased involvement in the department’s activities and exemplary projects and research. The Academic Excellence/Highest GPA Award was given to seniors who maintained a high GPA in all of their department’s required courses. Many departments gave out additional, pre-established awards that seniors earned by completing the specific requirements, such as the Buchanan Memorial Endowed Award for the biology department.

Below is a full list of award winners. 

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Art - Ellen Hicks

Outstanding Senior in Art - Hannah Muller

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Athletic Training - Catherine Martin

Outstanding Senior in Athletic Training - Catherine Martin

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Biology - Chelsea Snead

Outstanding Senior in Biology - Madison McKinsey and Liberty Sheppard

The Buchanan Memorial Endowed Award for Biology - Madison McKinsey and Liberty Sheppard

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Business - Mitchell Walters

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Accounting - Cameron Lilly

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Chemistry - Corey Davis

Outstanding Senior in Chemistry - Connor Selecman

The Buchanan Memorial Endowed Award for Chemistry - Ian Graham

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Civic Innovation - Kara Stewart

Outstanding Senior in Civic Innovation - Caroline Mosteller

Civic Innovation Excellence in Writing and Reflection - Tatiana Boelen

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Economics - Corbin Hockensmith

Outstanding Senior in Economics - Caleb Wallace

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Education - Taylor Campbell

Outstanding Senior in Education - Staymon Johnson

Excellence in Graduate Educational Research - Connor Stevenson

The Edgar H. Thompson Memorial Award for Exceptional Student Teaching at the Secondary Level - Jacob Hess

The Edgar H. Thompson Memorial Award for Exceptional Student Teaching at the PK-12 Level - Aria Asbury

The Edgar H. Thompson Memorial Award for Exceptional Student Teaching at the Elementary Level - Holly Britt

Delta Kappa Gamma, Virginia Scholars Award - Morgan Doss

Thomas Graybeal Mathematics Award - Kari Walker

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Human & Health Performance - Mitchell Walters

Outstanding Senior in Human & Health Performance - Bransen Brewer

Exceptional Student Teaching in Physical Education - Chris Roberts

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in English - Claire Hogg

Outstanding Senior in English - Amy Jaramillo

Marius Blesi Reading Award - Cloey Edwards, Cobain Edwards, Cody Hubbard, Olivia Strouth

Charles Collins Award in Writing - Toni-Jo Zeigler

Marius Blesi Senior English Award - Claire Hogg

Turner N. Clinard English Award - Rachel Hatcher

William A. Stuart Prize in English - Cassandra Dumas

Lucille Webb English Award - Amy Jaramillo

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Environmental Studies - Henry Dalby

Outstanding Senior in Environmental Studies - Blake Logan

The Nature Conservancy Award in Environmental Studies - Chloe Yates

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Foreign Language - Taylor Simmons

Outstanding Senior in Foreign Languages, French - Samuel Mungai

Outstanding Senior in Foreign Languages, Spanish - Nathaniel Tager

Honaker Achievement Award - Ellen Hicks

Blue Key/Fred Selfe Memorial Award - Dr. Michael Lane

Emily Williams English Speaking Union Scholarship - Liam Besneatte-Cullinane and Madison Jackson

Paul Adrian Powell III Award - Emma Wampler and Camille Gray

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Geography - Evan Rasnake

Outstanding Senior in Geography - Colt Pierce

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in History - Amy Jaramillo

Outstanding Senior in History - Layne Hubble

Eugene L. Rasor Award in Global Studies - Bryce Jessee

Global Citizenship Award - MacKenzie Bellimam

Outstanding Senior in International Studies - Kira Boerst

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Mass Communications - Ellen Hicks

Outstanding Senior in Mass Communications - Allison Hamilton

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Mathematics - Staymon Johnson

Outstanding Senior in Mathematics - Caleb Wallace

Outstanding First Year Mathematics Award - Diego Zamarripa

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Music - Taylor Campbell

Outstanding Senior in Music - Parker Kitts and Jonathan Griffin

Outstanding Senior in Political Science - Landie Maness and Claire Hogg

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Philosophy - Colton Van Deest

Outstanding Senior In Philosophy - Colton Van Deest

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Psychology - Cassandra Oliver

Outstanding Senior in Psychology - Austin Crabtree

Bruce C. Carruth Citation for Departmental Service - Martha Nimmo

Psychology Award for Excellence in Research - Nicholas Abel

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Religion - Landie Maness

Outstanding Student in Religion - Landie Maness

Friends of The Sciences Summer Honors Research Fellowship in Science - Emily Hill and Mikayla Titsworth

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Sociology - Evan Rasnake

Outstanding Senior in Sociology - Sydney Breiner

2019-20 Outstanding Senior - Landie Maness and Layne Hubble

Senior Service - Chloe Yates

Excellence in Teaching Award 2020 - Krystin Krause

Student Government Organization Award - Calliopean Society, rep. Earl Settle

Dr. Jack Roper Senator of the Year - Morgan Kinder

Academic Excellence/Highest GPA in Theatre - Abigail Bell

Outstanding Senior in Theatre - Hannah Rivette and Madison Rudolph

 

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