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Union honors students, faculty, staff during Awards Day service

Union honors students, faculty, staff during Awards Day service

Union honors students, faculty, staff during Awards Day service

JACKSON, Tenn. – May 3, 2019 – Union University presented more than 60 awards to students, faculty and staff May 3 at the annual Awards Day chapel service.

The Carla D. Sanderson Faculty of the Year Award went to Jason Crawford, associate professor of English. Josh Simmons, director for eLearning success and media services, was awarded with the Gary L. Carter Staff of the Year Award.

Other award recipients:

The Barnabas Leadership Award promotes the ideals of servant leadership in the Union community. This year’s recipients were Mikayla Simpson and Christopher Hearn.

The Bettye and Kermit Whiteaker Freshman Biology Award, which is presented to a freshman biology major or minor with outstanding scholastic achievement, was presented to Amanda Paige Gilbert and Anders Hallman Rider.

The Bettye and Kermit Whiteaker Freshman Chemistry Award, which is presented to a freshman chemistry major or minor with outstanding scholastic achievement, was presented to Paige Danielle Bogard.

The Bill Truex Award in Computer Science was presented to Matthew James Mathis.

The Broadman and Holman Award, given annually to a graduating senior who is deemed to have the greatest potential for significant contribution to the field of ministry, was presented to Briley Nathanael Ray.

The Dr. Bill Bouchillon Psychology Excellence Award, given to an outstanding graduating senior with a grade point average of 3.5 or greater in psychology and selected by the psychology faculty, was presented to Emily Diane Summers.

The Kyle L. Hathcox Memorial Physics Award, given to a junior or senior either majoring or minoring in physics, was presented to Christian Ross Brown.

The Curtiss E. Scott Business Excellence Award, which is presented to the outstanding senior business major as chosen by the faculty of the McAfee School of Business and the members of the Business Club based on both academic and leadership achievement, was presented to Jackson Carlyle Crockarell.

The Kina S. Mallard Communication Arts Student of the Year Award was presented to Trevor James Fox.

The Georgia Wilson Memorial Award for Clinical Nursing, which is presented to the member of the graduating class who is deemed by the nursing faculty to have been the most outstanding in clinical nursing, was presented to Rachel Eliza Bernui.

The Helen Blythe Creative Writing Award, which is presented by an endowment of Union University’s Women’s Club to the graduating English major who has demonstrated outstanding originality in writing during his or her Union University career, was presented to Joshua Clark Hubbard.

The Dr. James Alex Baggett History Research Paper Award, which recognizes the best original research papers presented in regularly scheduled history courses for the current academic year, was presented to Katlyn Lorraine Allison.

The Dorothy Woodard Myatt Intern of the Year Award, named in honor of Dottie Myatt, Union’s assistant dean for teacher education and accreditation, was presented to Marylee Barker for Elementary Intern of the Year, to Hope Magee for Secondary Intern of the Year and to Joanna Claire Cumbie for Special Education Intern of the Year.

The Wolfram Award in Computational Science award, including a lifetime copy of Mathematica, was presented to Lisa Michele Reed.

The Fred DeLay Memorial Award, for a senior who is an outstanding athlete, a person of high academic standing, unquestionable loyalty and good character, was presented to Haley Michelle Barnette.

The Intramural Female Athlete of the Year was Holly Chumney. The Intramural Male Athlete of the Year was Tyler Garrott.

The Servant Leadership Program Supervisor of the Year was Fran Thomas.

The Greek Scholarship Cups, which are awarded annually to the two social fraternities with the highest average, were presented to the men of Lambda Chi Alpha and the women of Chi Omega (for the 72nd consecutive year).

The Howard Newell Innovative Teaching Award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated creativity and innovation in classroom teaching. Selections are made by a faculty committee. The award was presented to Janna Chance, associate professor of English.

Academic Excellence Medals were presented by Union to the graduating senior in each major, as selected by the faculty members of the department. The following students received medals for academic excellence:

Major in Art – Yoo Lim Moon

Major in Studio Art - Maria Kathleen Stewart

Major in Biology - Jacob James Lemon

Major in Cell and Molecular Biology - Lance Allen Miller

Major in Chemistry - Colin Matthew Coleman

Major in Digital Media Communications - Trevor James Fox

Major in Journalism - Trenton Alexander Northcut

Major in Public Relations - Corinne Olund

Major in Theatre - Crista Lauren Wilhite

Major in Computer Science - Matthew James Mathis

Major in Engineering - Gabriel Jean-Francois Garneau

Major in English - Kaitlyn Ann Chappell

Major in History - Lauren Elizabeth Butler

Major in Applied Linguistics - Jonathan Daniel Hall

Major in French - Jonathan Daniel Hall

Major in Teaching English as a Second Language - Jordan Elizabeth Hussey

Major in Mathematics - Matthew Morgan Owen

Major in Church Music - Hannah Elizabeth Carroll

Major in Music - Joy Moss Moore

Major in Music Performance - Brooklyn Alexandra Croom

Major in Political Science - Josiah Cameron McGee

Major in Psychology - Megan Adrianna Barnes

Major in Sociology - Abby Christine Wren

Major in Accounting - Dakota Bruce Pope

Major in Business Administration - Kristen Nicole Chance

Major in Economics - Ian Lee Maupin

Major in Interdisciplinary Studies - Cayley Lane Williams

Major in Teaching and Learning - Emily Ann Craft

Major in Special Education - Carly Nicole Knight

Major in Exercise Science and Wellness - Liam Munshi

Major in Physical Education and Health - Emerick Lee-Winston Lester

Major in Sport Management - Blake David Karnes

Major in Nursing - Sarah Lynn Lemon

Major in Biblical Studies-Languages - Briley Nathanael Ray

Major in Christian Ministry and Missions - Cooper Thompson

Major in Philosophy - Briley Nathanael Ray

Major in Social Work - Kaitlyn McKenzie Stutz

Major in Professional Studies - Kayla Joyce Andrews

Major in Organizational Leadership - Javier Garcia

By Nathan Handley

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