Students, faculty recognized at LWC Honors Convocation

PICTURED: Lindsey Wilson College senior Mahalia Cain of Williamsburg, Kentucky, is presented the President’s Award by LWC President William T. Luckey Jr., during the Tuesday afternoon, April 19, 2022, Honors Convocation in Biggers Sports Center. The award is given to a graduating member of the senior class who in the estimation of the LWC president personifies the LWC spirit. Cain also received the award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Human Services and Counseling. 

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The Lindsey Wilson College community honored the academic accomplishments of the 2021-22 school year Tuesday afternoon at the college's annual Honors Convocation.honors convocation

Held in Biggers Sports Center, the event included more than four dozen departmental and college-wide awards. The top graduating senior was named, a new John B. Begley Scholar was awarded and the top professors of the year were recognized. 

LWC human services and counseling senior Mahalia Cain of Williamsburg, Kentucky, received the President's Award, which is presented to the graduating senior who in the opinion of the LWC president best embodies the LWC mission.

Erik Street, a recreation, tourism and sports management sophomore of Greenville, South Carolina, and a member of the LWC cycling team, was named the returning John B. Begley Scholar, which is the college's most prestigious undergraduate scholarship.

The Black Student Union was named the top student organization by the LWC Student Government Association.

Two faculty members were honored. Instructor of Accounting Katie Curry was named Teacher of the Year by LWC Student Government Association, and Assistant Professor of English Karolyn Steffens received the Exemplary Teacher Award from The United Methodist Church Division of Higher Education.

Several student groups and academic honor societies were also recognized. 

LWC's 115th commencement ceremony will be 10 a.m., CT, Saturday, April 30, in Parnell Family Stadium, Lindsey Wilson Sports Park, 828 Russell Road.

LWC 2022 Honors Convocation Award Recipients:

Outstanding Academic Achievement Accounting, Jordan Balz

Outstanding Academic Achievement - Management, Cade Estes

Outstanding Academic Achievement - Business Online, Amber Gilmer

Outstanding Academic Achievement Human Resources,  Kimberly Harden

Outstanding Academic Achievement Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management, Jordan Nelson

Outstanding Academic Achievement Communication, Chloe Thomas

Outstanding Achievement & Performance for Media Studies, Jared Turner

Outstanding Academic Achievement P-5 Elementary Education, Megan Hammock

Outstanding Academic Achievement Middle Grades, Hannah Brown

Outstanding Academic Achievement Secondary Education, Isaac Carter

Outstanding Academic Achievement PE/ Health, Tyler Maskill

Outstanding Academic Achievement Music Education, Brayden Yates

Outstanding Achievement & Performance for English, Anna Ford

Outstanding Achievement & Performance for Political Sciences, Richard Nichols

Outstanding Achievement & Performance for Social Sciences, Dawson Oliver

Outstanding Academic Achievement Biology, Joy Frith

Outstanding Achievement & Performance for Psychophysiology, Susanna Lindsey

Outstanding Achievement & Performance for Psychology, Hannah McCarty

Outstanding Achievement & Performance in Mathematics, Christian Coyt

Outstanding Achievement & Performance for Sustainability, Evan Mahanna

Outstanding BSN Student - Sophomore, Sean Smith

Outstanding BSN Student - Junior, Chelsea Griffin

Outstanding BSN Student - Senior, Payton Squires

Outstanding RNBSN Student, Jeff Corder

Outstanding Achievement Christian Ministries, Daniel Holder

Outstanding Academic Achievement Criminal Justice, Guinevere Mont-Eton

Outstanding Academic Achievement Human Services & Counseling, Mahalia Cain

Outstanding Academic Achievement Counseling & Human Development, Callie Bradford

Noma Dix Winston History Scholarship Award - Meritorious Academic Performance, Leadership & Service, Victoria Kennedy

Boyd-Lubker Scholarship Award, Samantha Maldonado

R.V. Bennett Scholarship for Leadership & Service to the Honors Program, Joy Frith

Emily Vickers Endowed Award - Art, Natalie Ewing

Alma Jones Wade Scholarship Award - Meritorious Academic Performance, Leadership & Service, Tristan Roy

Elizabeth Lowe Whitfield Nursing Professional Development Award - Exceptional Academic & Professional Competency, Haley Baugh

Outstanding Achievement & Performance in Academic Success Center-Peer Tutoring, Joy Frith

Outstanding Writing Consultant, McKenzie Pruitt

Outstanding Achievement & Performance in Math Center Peer Tutoring, Keaton Coomer

Outstanding Science Lab Assistant Award, Evan Mahanna

Orpheus Outstanding Team Member (Creative Writing), Erik Street

Orpheus Outstanding Team Member (Photography), June-Marie Gerhart

Orpheus Outstanding Team Member (Poetry), Tristan Roy

Alpha Psi Omega Outstanding Thespian Award, Timothy Gripshover

Begley Scholar Award - Outstanding Academic Performance, Leadership & Service, Erik Street

President's Award for Exemplary Academic Performance, Leadership & Service, Mahalia Cain

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