Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Apr 22 2004

Forty-Third Annual Honors Banquet Held at Concord

Note to Editor: All hometowns are West Virginia unless noted otherwise.

Athens, W.Va. - The Cardinal Key and Blue Key Honor Societies of Concord College hosted the forty-third annual Honors Banquet, Thursday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. in the State Room of the College Center.

Invited guests included those graduating with honors and those receiving special honors in their field, as well as Dr. Beryle Santon, president of the Concord College Alumni Association; Ms. Jean Beasley, wife of President Jerry Beasley; and Ms. Sherri Turner, wife of Dr. Dean Turner.

Dr. David K. Baxter, sponsor for the Blue Key Honor Society served as emcee for the event. “This is a form of recognition for outstanding achievements,” he noted.

Dr. Dean Turner, vice president and academic dean, said, “Bravo to all of you for the accomplishments we are celebrating.” He also noted that Dr. Beasley was attending meetings out-of-town and apologized for him not being able to attend.

Students received honors for excelling in their field of study and for high academic performance. Summa cum laude represents a GPA (grade point average) of 3.80 or higher, magna cum laude represents 3.60-3.79, and cum laude represents a GPA between 3.30-3.59.

Field of study awards included:

BRUCE COVEY MATHEMATICS PRIZE-Presented to Monika McMahan, Daniels, by Dr. Daniel Krider

BUSINESS EDUCATION STUDENT OF THE YEAR-Presented to Bethany Berkel, Glen Daniels, by Dr. Susan Robinett

2003-2004 BUSINESS STUDENT OF THE YEAR-Presented to Tonya Hazelwood, Lindside, by Dr. Susan Robinett

CONCORD COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION VALEDICTORIAN AWARD-Presented to: Michelle Lynn Anderson, Oak Hill; Derrick Shawnn Browning, Pineville; Stephen Jason Fraley, New Haven; Lori Leigh Gunno, St. Albans; Monika Beth McMahan, Daniels; and Angela Dawn Young, White Oak, by Dr. Beryle Santon

DAVID S. ROTH MEMORIAL AWARD-Presented to Brandy Bagar, Bluefield, by Dr. Elizabeth Roth

DAVID S. ROTH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP-Presented to Stephan Hill, Belle, by Dr. Elizabeth Roth

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD-Kathy Arenz, Pineville; John Davis, Sophia; Justin Jeffries, Hinton; Toni Muncy, Athens

DIVISION OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE ATHLETIC TRAINING AWARD-Presented to Sandra Smith, Athens, who was unable to attend, by Mr. Robert Whittinghill

DIVISION OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION AWARD-Presented to Debra Williamson, Bluefield, by Dr. Kathryn Liptak

DIVISION OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE SPORTS MANAGEMENT AWARD-Presented to Jesse Miller, Hinton, by Mr. Robert Whittinghill

DIVISION OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE PHYSICAL EDUCATION AWARD-Presented to Matthew Dixon, Union, who was unable to attend, by Mr. Robert Whittinghill

ELLA HOLROYD MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP-Presented to Jonathan Alvis, Princeton, by Dr. Andrew Necessary

HAWEY A. WELLS, SR. BIOLOGY AWARD-Presented to Toni Muncy, Athens, by Dr. Darla Wise

HONORS PROGRAM GRADUATE RECOGNITION-Brandy Bagar, Summa Cum Laude, Bluefield; Derrick Browning, Summa Cum Laude, Pineville; Stephen Jason Fraley, Summa Cum Laude, New Haven; Christopher Kast, Magna Cum Laude, Athens; Toni Muncy, Cum Laude, Princeton; Cheryl Lynn Stovall, Magna Cum Laude, Sophia; Miroslav Stoyanov, Magna Cum Laude, Bulgaria; and Nusrah Wali, Cum Laude, Nigeria

JAMES B. SHREWSBURY, JR. AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE-Presented to Christina Duncan, Delbarton, by Dr. William Ofsa

JERRY L. BLATT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD-Presented to Justin Jeffries, Hinton, by Dr. Darla Wise

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE IN GEOGRAPHY AWARD-Presented to Melissa Farmer, Princeton, by Mr. Jan Westerik

OUTSTANDING HISTORY/PHILOSOPHY STUDENT OF THE YEAR-Presented to Garrick Burdette, Princeton, by Dr. Carol Manzione

OUTSTANDING PRE-LAW STUDENT OF THE YEAR-Presented to Andrew Hunt, Buxton, and Nicole Thomas, Hamilton, Oh., (both were unable to attend) by Dr. Rodney Blackman

OUTSTANDING PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR AWARD-Presented to David Bumgarner, Beckley, by Dr. Karen Griffee

OUTSTANDING SOCIAL WORK SENIOR-Presented to Carol Jackson, Hinton, by Dr. John David Smith

OUTSTANDING SOCIOLOGY GRADUATE-Presented to Ian Lovejoy, Charleston, by Dr. John David Smith

Academic sponsors for the honor societies are Ms. Mary Edna Beckett, Ms. Cecilia Fizer, and Dr. David K. Baxter. Ms. Beckett and Dr. Joseph Marsh, president, emeritus, organized the first honors banquet in 1961.

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