Forty-Third Annual Honors Banquet Held at Concord
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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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