Campbellsville University students recognized during annual honors and awards day

Campbellsville University students recognized during annual honors and awards day

May 13, 2010
For Immediate Release

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s annual Honors and Awards Day presented students, faculty and staff awards recognizing them for their academics and service to the university and community.


Mr. and Miss Campbellsville University are revealed during the annual Honors and Awards Day ceremony and are André Tomaz of Brazil and Kristi Ensminger of Kingston Springs. Also pictured are Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. Michael V. Carter, president. (CU Photo by Ashley Zsedenyi)

Awards were given in the following categories: special awards, academic awards, Servant Leadership Awards, Tenured Faculty Award, honor graduates, Alpha Chi, “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges,” Champions of Character and those students who made the President’s List and Dean’s List.

The Tenured Faculty Award was presented to Stan McKinney, assistant professor of journalism at CU. He received the Distinguished Professor stole and a check for $3,000.

Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music, played the processional, “The Prince of Denmark’s March.” Dr. Mark Bradley, professor of music and chair of the Faculty Forum, gave the invocation.

André Silva Pereira Tomaz of Brazil was named Mr. Campbellsville University, and Kristi Diane Ensminger of Kingston Springs, Tenn., was named Miss Campbellsville University. The Rotary Award was presented to Christina Louise Miller of Danville, Ky.

 

SGA president Christina Miller of Danville receives the Rotary Award from Chuck Vaughn, director of the Big Maroon Club, and rotarian. (CU Photo by Ashley Zsedenyi


Student Government Association Special Awards went to: Robert Morgan Bender of Campbellsville, Ky. for Extra Mile/Student; Jackie Emerson, custodian, Extra Mile/Faculty/Staff; and Dr. Jarvis Williams, assistant professor of New Testament and Greek, Challenger (Faculty) Award.

The Alumni Association Awards were presented to the following: DeMarcus Steven Compton of Greensburg, Ky., Talent; André Silva Pereira Tomaz of Brazil, Leadership; Kristi Diane Ensminger of Kingston Springs, Tenn., Double “A” for athletics and academics;

Rachel Marie Crenshaw of Shepherdsville, Ky., Don Doyle Spirit Award; Christina Louise Miller of Danville, Ky., Outstanding Senior; Sherman Williams of Louisville, Ky., Achievement; and Shabree Marcel Hunter Lynch of Lake Worth, Fla., Athletic.

Co-valedictorians for the December 2009 graduating class were Sarah Ellen Adkins of Somerset, Ky., and Joshua Ryan Petrey of Eubank, Ky.; while Christa Miriam Hatfield of Willisburg, Ky., was salutatorian for December 2009.

Co-valedictorians for May 2010 were: Jessica Kathleen Boggs of Whitesburg, Ky., Melody Renee Hall of Rockfield, Ky., Jessica Gaile Johnson of Murray, Ky., Joshua David Mears of Owenton, Ky., Christina Louise Miller of Danville, Ky., Robert Lee Myers of Campbellsville, Ky., and Amber Renee Wimsatt of Elizabethtown, Ky. Salutatorian for May 2010 was Esther Catherine Middlekauff of Barnegat, N.J.

 

Dr. Jarvis Williams, assistant professor of New Testament and Greek, receives the Challenger Award from SGA president Christina Miller. (CU Photo by Ashley Zsedenyi)

 

Academic Awards were given to the following: Art – Miranda Kay Meeks of Princeton, Ky., and Sally Emmeline Womble Essler of Bowling Green, Ky.; Biology – Jordan Edward Kelsey of Stanford, Ky.; Environmental Biology – Joanna Beth Isaacs of Campbellsville, Ky.;

Dr. Thomas V. Jeffries Chemistry – Allison Nicole Horton of Corydon, Ind.; Health Professions – Holly Lynn Sabo of Campbellsville, Ky.; Mathematics – Deidra Leanne Bastin of Yosemite, Ky.; Accounting – Tina Kaye Corbin of Campbellsville, Ky.; Administrative Technology – Amelia Lynn Spaulding Spurling of Campbellsville, Ky.;

Business Administration – Robert Morgan Bender of Campbellsville, Ky.; Computer Information Systems – Joshua Hagan Evans of Lebanon, Ky.; Economics – Richard Emmett Manning of Campbellsville, Ky., and Matthew Scott Rigsby of Campbellsville, Ky.;

Healthcare Management – Joseph Anthony Huddleston of Campbellsville, Ky., and Sharon Renee Johnson of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Management – Jessica Renee Medlin of Elk Horn, Ky.; Marketing – Jovana Koprivica of Belgrade, Serbia; Organizational Management – Jennifer Annette Baldwin Graham of Campbellsville, Ky.; Outstanding Undergraduate Music Student – Carmen Danielle Drake of Sonora, Ky.; Outstanding Graduate Music Student, Zhiwei Zheng of China;

William K. Pennebaker Education – P-5, Cheris Lynn Evans Young of Inez, Ky.; 5-9, Esther Catherine Middlekauff of Barnegat, N.J.; 8-12, Deidra Leanne Bastin of Yosemite, Ky.; L.M. Hamilton Scholarship – Adlee Faith Manion of Leitchfield, Ky.; Ruby Curry English – Robert Lee Myers of Campbellsville, Ky.; Beth Kemper Memorial Scholarship – Rachel Elizabeth Sherron of West Paducah, Ky.;

 

Jackie Emerson, custodian, receives the SGA Extra Mile Award for faculty/staff from Christina Miller, SGA president. (CU Photo by Ashley Zsedenyi)

 

 

Cinema/Television – Rachel Diane Szabo of Florence, Ky.; Journalism – Hillary Camille Wright of Springfield, Ky., and Christina Louise Miller of Danville, Ky.; Public Relations – Drew Douglas Tucker of Campbellsville, Ky., and Madison Ronald Pohl of Lexington, Ky.; Theater – Amber Renee Wimsatt of Elizabethtown, Ky.;

Nursing – Award of Excellence, Melinda L. Coppock Bess of Corbin, Ky., and Academic Award, Diana Lynn Butler of Campbellsville, Ky.; Biblical Studies – Kelly Dee Dillard of Campbellsville, Ky.; Educational Ministries – Joshua Ryan Petrey of Eubank, Ky.; Pastoral Ministries – Garett Keith Lowery of Mt. Washington, Ky.; Sports Ministry – David William Lee of Monroeville, Ala.;

Dr. William E. Bennett Political Science – Whitney Claire Tingle of Springfield, Ky.; Criminal Justice – Aaron Marcus LaFollette of Hodgenville, Ky.; History – Jessica Kathleen Boggs of Whitesburg, Ky.; Psychology – DeMarcus Steven Compton of Summersville, Ky.; Sociology – Michael Austin Beal of Highland Heights, Ky.;

Social Studies – Megan Ashley Parker of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Honors – Adlee Faith Manion of Leitchfield, Ky., and Lindsey Alise Skaggs of Cecilia, Ky.;

International Education – Rachel Diane Szabo of Florence, Ky.; Carver School of Social Work – Diana Kathleen Gardiner of Erwin, Tenn., and Lauren Denise Toadvine of Hustonville, Ky.;

Exercise Science/Sports Medicine – David Michael Kays of Bardstown, Ky.; Health and Physical Education – Whitney Jo Haynes of Louisville, Ky.; and June Winslow Carter Scholarship – Leslie Anne Carver of Alexandria, Ky.


Robert Bender receives the SGA Student Extra Mile Award from Christina Miller, SGA president. (CU Photo by Ashley Zsedenyi)

Servant Leadership Awards were given to: Faculty – Dr. David Carlson, chair of the division of social sciences and professor of sociology; Staff – Sharon Gowin, assistant to the director of admissions; and Student – Brittany Marie Asbury of Louisville, Ky., and Courtney Alicia Danis of Mt. Sterling, Ky.

Honor graduates, those who received summa cum laude with a grade point average of 3.85 to 4.0 were: Sarah Ellen Eads Adkins of Somerset, Ky., Jessica Kathleen Boggs of Whitesburg, Ky., Melody Renee Hall of Rockfield, Ky., Jessica Gaile Johnson of Murray, Ky., Joshua David Mears of Owenton, Ky., Christina Louise Miller of Danville, Ky.,

Robert Lee Myers of Campbellsville, Ky., Joshua Ryan Petrey of Eubank, Ky., Amber Renee Wimsatt of Elizabethtown, Ky., Esther Catherine Middlekauff of Barnegat, N.J., Rachel Diane Szabo of Florence, Ky., Deidra Leanne Bastin of Yosemite, Ky., Cameron Gene Raulston of LaGrange, Ky., Lauren Denise Toadvine of Hustonville, Ky.,

Elizabeth Leigh Harris of Russellville, Ky., Christa Miriam Hatfield of Willisburg, Ky., Kimberly Lynn Davis of Campbellsville, Ky., Whitney Marlene Curry of Greensburg, Ky., Cheris Lynn Evans Young of Inez, Ky., Ashley Brooke Boyd of Simpsonville, Ky., Garett Keith Lowery of Mt. Washington, Ky.,

Brian Corey Isaacs of Lancaster, Ky., Kristi Diane Ensminger of Kingston Springs, Tenn., Rachel Marie Crenshaw of Shepherdsville, Ky., Laura Michelle Clark of Bowling Green, Ky., and Mardena Ray Compton of Summersville, Ky.

Graduating magna cum laude, with a grade point average of 3.70 to 3.84, were: Kenneth Earl Jackson of Louisville, Ky., Skye Bren Gardner of Campbellsville, Ky., Whitney Lynn Smyser of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., DeMarcus Steven Compton of Summersville, Ky., Emily Jayne Stivers of Louisville, Ky., Whitney Claire Tingle of Springfield, Ky.,

MaryGrace Lee of Ponchatoula, La., Phillip Underwood of Campbellsville, Ky., Jairus Robert York Murton of Louisa, Ky., Tina Kaye Corbin of Campbellsville, Ky., Rachel Laudon Scott of Big Spring, Ky., Diana Kathleen Gardiner of Erwin, Tenn., Kelly Dee Dillard of Campbellsville, Ky., James Robert Garrett of Barbourville, Ky.,

Michael Austin Beal of Highland Heights, Ky., Cecilia Elaine Phelps of Yosemite, Ky., Matthew Scott Rigsby of Campbellsville, Ky., Joseph Anthony Huddleston of Campbellsville, Ky., Jovana Koprivica of Belgrade, Serbia, Richard Emmett Manning of Campbellsville, Ky., Vanessa L. Dicken of Greensburg, Ky., Jennifer Lynn DeLaughter of Ferguson, Ky.,

David Michael Kays of Bardstown, Ky., Sharon Renee Johnson of Elizabethtown, Ky., Amber Nicole Hall Wheatley of Louisville, Ky., Megan Ashley Parker of Elizabethtown, Ky., Amy May Busse of Elizabethtown, Ky., Ashley Dawn Melton of Kuttawa, Ky., and Aaron Marcus LaFollette of Hodgenville, Ky.

Cum laude graduates, those who maintained a 3.50 to 3.69 grade point average, include: Robert Morgan Bender of Campbellsville, Ky., Fumie Marie Probus of Lebanon, Ky., Laura Summers Swencki of Lebanon, Ky., Patrick Thomas Mattingly of Olathe, Kan., Emily Ann Bryant of Louisville, Ky., Adrienne Marie Butler of Harned, Ky.,

Sarah Elizabeth Cross of Wilmore, Ky., André Silva Pereira Tomaz of Brazil, Karl Henry Charles of Belle Glade, Fla., Holly Lynn Sabo of Campbellsville, Ky., John Rogers McDermond of Florence, Ky., Lawrence Eugene Shreiner of Ferguson, Ky., Curtis Wayne Payne of Philpot, Ky., Alice Ann Leffler of Louisville, Ky., Mina Mae Phillips of Campbellsville, Ky.,

Teri Lynn Scott of Louisville, Ky., Justin Allen Shartzer of Lodiburg, Ky., Jamie Marie Bruckert of Campbellsville, Ky., Daniel Robin Brown of Campbellsville, Ky., Sara E. Tramble Wallace of Cadiz, Ky., Erika Nicole Gordon Adams of Elk Horn, Ky., Lana Jill McCubbin of Campbellsville, Ky., Teresa Rosemary LoPiccolo of Campbellsville, Ky., Tuul Badamdorj of Mongolia,

Nina C. Lawrence of Elizabethtown, Ky., Jade MacKenzie Gupton of Campbellsville, Ky., Britt Marie Sherrard of Hodgenville, Ky., Sally Emmeline Womble Essler of Bowling Green, Ky., Amelia Lynn Spurling of Campbellsville, Ky., Munkhsaikhan Altangerel of Mongolia, Katelyn Nicole Daniel of Georgetown, Ky., and Miranda Kay Meeks of Princeton, Ky.

Alpha Chi 2009-10 inductees include: Victoria Sharee Baker of Junction City, Ky., Whitney LeAnn Davis Deitz of Campbellsville, Ky., Amanda Christina Edmondson of Morganfield, Ky., Carman Leigh Edwards of Columbia, S.C., Bilen Melles Ghirmay of Campbellsville, Ky., Brian Corey Isaacs of Lancaster, Ky., Lisa Diana Lash of Zeeland, Mich.,

Adlee Faith Manion of Leitchfield, Ky., Megan Theresa Milazzo of Campbellsville, Ky., Christina Louise Miller of Danville, Ky., Daniel Chase Padgett of Stanford, Ky., Kerri Shartzer of Hardinsburg, Ky., Micah Don Spicer of Wingo, Ky., and Leigh Ann Sweasy of Shelbyville, Ky.

Students named to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” for 2009-10 were: Whitney Nicole Ballinger of Carrollton, Ky., Deidra Leanne Bastin of Yosemite, Ky., Michael Austin Beal of Highland Heights, Ky., Jordan Thomas Benock of Battletown, Ky., Emily Ann Bryant of Louisville, Ky., Amy May Busse of Elizabethtown, Ky., Raymond Alan Chelf of Kevil, Ky.,

Laura Michelle Clark of Bowling Green, Ky., David Alan Collie of Campbellsville, Ky., DeMarcus Steven Compton of Summersville, Ky., Sarah Elizabeth Cross of Wilmore, Ky., Courtney Alicia Danis of Mt. Sterling, Ky., Deborah Kay Dean of Rising Sun, Md., Whitney LeAnn Davis Deitz of Campbellsville, Ky., Willis Jay Deitz of Campbellsville, Ky.,

Daniel Lee Druen of Munfordville, Ky., Megan Marie Dudley of Greensburg, Ky., Emily Cathryn Dunston of Williamsburg, Ky., Amanda Christine Edmondson of Morganfield, Ky., Matthew William Egbert of Madisonville, Ky., Amy Rose Etherington of Versailles, Ky., Andrea Nicole Fielding of Liberty, Ky., Sharon Denise Gibson of Hodgenville, Ky.,

Maria Elisa Zamaorano Gomez of Madrid, Spain, Ashley Nicole Greer of Eubank, Ky., Logan Dean Hazelwood of Salvisa, Ky., Amber Nicole Jinnett of Hodgenville, Ky., Seth Allen Johnson of Leitchfield, Ky., Reyn Michael Judd of Greensburg, Ky., Kristen Paige Kilgore of Louisville, Ky., Laura Ashley Kirtley of Campbellsville, Ky.,

Jovana Koprivica of Belgrade, Serbia, Cassidy A. Kroeker of Manitoba, Canada, David William Lee of Monroeville, Ala., Jennifer Elizabeth Lilly of Grayson, Ky., Teresa Rosemary LoPiccolo of Campbellsville, Ky., Adlee Faith Manion of Leitchfield, Ky., Megan Michelle Massey of Science Hill, Ky.,

Ashley Dawn Melton of Kuttawa, Ky., Christina Louise Miller of Danville, Ky., Jessica Renee Miller of Rushville, Ind., Megan Ashley Parker of Elizabethtown, Ky., Nathan Dale Quesenberry of Elizabethtown, Ky., Tiffany Marie Ramos of Walton, Ky., Amy Elizabeth Schnellenberger of Louisville, Ky.,

Lauren Hall Shrader of West Chester, Ohio, Rachel Nichole Sibcy of Lebanon, Ohio, Caitlin Hilary Smith of Russell Springs, Ky., Tabitha Renee Stanley of Columbia, Ky., Rachel Diane Szabo of Florence, Ky., Melinda Renee Ward of Lexington, Ky., and Amber Renee Wimsatt of Elizabethtown, Ky.

Students who received Champions of Character designation were: Baseball – Jonathan Craig Edwards of Mt. Eden, Ky.; Men’s Basketball – Jordan Thomas Benock of Battletown, Ky.; Women’s Basketball – Courtney Alicia Danis of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; Men’s Bowling – Jericho Shane McCoy of Campbellsville, Ky.;

Women’s Bowling – Christian Anne D’Ordine of Hendersonville, Tenn.; Cheerleading – Rachael Nichole Sibcy of Lebanon, Ohio; Men’s Cross Country – Wesley Neil Colvin of Campbellsville, Ky.; Women’s Cross Country – Natasha Ann Janes of Louisville, Ky.; Football – Calvin Joseph Bini of Radcliff, Ky.;

Men’s Golf – David William Lee of Monroeville, Ala.; Women’s Golf – Lindsay Kathryn Jones of Stanford, Ky.; Men’s Soccer – Alex Kenneth Adams of Georgetown, Ind.; Women’s Soccer – Lauren Hall Shrader of West Chester, Ohio; Softball – Morgan B’Shea Bullock of Frankfort, Ky.; Swimming – Brenna Loraine Irwin of Louisville, Ky.;

Men’s Tennis – Daniel Chase Padgett of Stanford, Ky.; Women’s Tennis – Maria Elisa Zamarano Gomez of Madrid, Spain; Men’s Track – Detrick Anthony Briggs of Louisville, Ky.; Women’s Track – Katlin Nicole Pritchett of Clay, Ky.; Volleyball – Lilian Guidini Pereira DaSilva of Brazil; and Wrestling – Matthew Shane David of Pullman, Wash.

Champions of Character is an initiative of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and CU has been recognized as a Champions of Character institution for nine years in a row.

Students on the president’s academic honors list and the dean’s academic honors list for fall 2009 were also recognized.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.

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