Outstanding students recognized at Honors Convocation

Mon, 04/30/2007 (All day)

The following Spring Hill students were recognized for outstanding academic achievements on April 25 at Honors Convocation:

The Matt Rice Service Award, founded in 1928 in memory of Matthew P. Rice, graduate of 1919, is awarded to the student who over the past four years has rendered the greatest service to the college. It is awarded by the class of 2007 to: Christopher E. Holcomb

Established by the student government association in 1980, in memory of Andrea La Pointe, graduate of the Class of 1979, the Andrea La Pointe Award is given to the graduating senior woman who has contributed the greatest service to the student body. It is awarded by the Class of 2007 to: Kathleen E. Parks

The Arrupe Award is for a senior who has displayed outstanding leadership and dedicated Christian service. This year's recipient is:
Christopher E. Holcomb & Catherine Karam

Founded by Mrs. E. E. Stewart in memory of her son, Edward D. Stewart, the Edward Day Stewart Award is presented to the member of the graduating class majoring in English who has attained the highest English average during four years at Spring Hill College. This year it is awarded to: Andrew J. Browning & Brianne M. Bordes

The Walsh Memorial Award, given to a senior for excellence in oratory, is presented to: Elizabeth D. Jackson

The J. Franklin Murray, S.J. Award, established in honor of the founder of the spring hill communication arts program is presented annually to the most promising senior in communication arts. This year's recipient is: Lindsey DeSeamus

Given to the outstanding senior in teacher education, and based on academic achievement, excellent performance as a pre-service teacher, and participation in the activities of the department, The Bro. Claver Thomas, S.C. Award is presented to: Cristen E. Conwell

The Kearley Chemistry Award is named in memory of Dr. Francis J. Kearley, a long-time professor of chemistry. This award is given annually, upon recommendation of the department faculty, to an outstanding senior in chemistry. This year's recipient is: Emily A. Jones

Given to a senior social science major, chosen by the faculty of the division, for academic excellence, for service to the division and to the college, and for professional promise, the Ralph McClain Social Science Award is presented to: Alicia K. Parker & John E. Bennett

Named in honor of Father J. Lambert Dorn, for many years the cornerstone of the Spring Hill College athletic program, this award is presented to the varsity athlete who has achieved the highest scholastic average over a four-year period. The J. Lambert Dorn, S.J. Award is presented to: Cristen E. Conwell

The Mercy Medical Nursing Award is given to a student with high academic standing and who exemplifies the Jesuit mission of caring. This year’s recipient is: Amber R. Benton

The Providence Hospital Clinical Achievement Award is given to a senior nursing student in recognition of outstanding achievement during clinical practice. This year’s recipient is: Mary E. Tracy

The Distinguished History Scholar Award is annually presented to the outstanding history senior who will make a significant contribution to a professional field. The recipient is: Dorsey H. Luther

The Shawn B. Allin Memorial Award is presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated extraordinary effort in the pursuit of the chemistry degree, and who holds great promise for a successful career in chemistry through work in higher education or industry. This year’s recipient is: Christopher R. Carey

The following are academic awards to graduate and undergraduate students.

The Outstanding MBA Graduate Award is given to the graduating master of business lhughesistration student who, in the judgment of the business and management faculty, best exhibits a commitment to effort, and excellence in the classroom, community and workplace. This year’s recipients are: Kevin F. Jordan

Presented to a junior or senior for the best essay on an assigned topic in social science, the Ralph McClain Essay Award is given to: Alicia K. Parker

The Houssiere Award for excellence in mathematics, established in 1936 by Charles, Ernest and Jules Houssiere is awarded to: Christopher E. Holcomb

The Merilh Award, established in 1927 by Edmond L. Merilh, class of 1917, is given for the best English essay. This year the Merilh award is presented to: Laura A. Pawlik

Founded In 1939 By Mrs. Louis A. Lange Of New Orleans, The Lange Accounting Award For Excellence In Accounting Is Presented To: Julia A. Vigneault

The Accounting Achievement Award is presented by the Alabama Society Of Certified Public Accountants for achievement in accounting. This year's recipient is: Patricia K. Archer

The E. Ward Faulk Award, founded in 1936 by Mr. E. Ward Faulk, is given to the student with the highest G.P.A. in business and management. This year's recipient is: William Garrett Weinzierl

The Economics Award, founded in 1949 by Mrs. Ellen M. Betty, for the best essay in economics, is awarded to: William Garrett Weinzierl

The Wall Street Journal Award is presented by the faculty of business and management to: Kathleen E. Parks

Founded in 1968 by the Department Of English, and donated by a member of the class of 1968, the Richard S. Lynch Award is given for excellence in creative writing, and is awarded to: Melissa S. Garland

Named in honor of the distinguished professor of English and former president of Spring Hill College, sponsored by the American Academy of Poets, and endowed by Lawrence P. Lannan, Jr., graduate of the class of 1976, the Andrew C. Smith Poetry Prize is presented to: Elizabeth E. Desimone

The Catholic Poetry Society Of America Award, founded in 1963, is granted for excellence in poetry and is presented to: Brandon S. McLeod

The Hutchinson Award, for the highest achievement in philosophy, is presented to: Herman Finn Cox

In 1986 Mrs. Jean D. Goodwin established an award in memory of her daughter, robin. Given to the junior majoring in communication arts who displays the most comprehensive knowledge and skill in communication arts, the Robin Goodwin Memorial Award is presented this year to: Adam J. Ganucheau

The Catholic Press Award is presented by the Communication Arts Department to: Jolie L. Pollard

The Autry D. Greer Award is given in honor of Autry D. Greer, an alumnus, an outstanding journalist and public relations specialist. The award is for community service in the media and is presented to: Megan A. Hill

Given to the outstanding history major in the junior class, this year the Howard Smith Award is presented to: Andrew N. Wegmann

The Ron Drago Award is presented to the outstanding history major most likely to make important contributions in post-baccalaureate studies. This year’s recipient is: Alicia K. Parker

The Mark A. Brady Award was established by a request from Mr. Mark Brady, a devoted alumnus of Spring Hill College. It is intended to encourage the study and appreciation of the United States constitution. This year’s recipient is: Julia G. Prosch

The Providence Hospital Nursing Scholarship is awarded (annually) to a rising senior nursing major with a high GPA who consistently displays the value of catholic healthcare. This year’s award is presented to: Meghan S. Kaiser

The Marilyn Spafford Award is made to the sorority with the highest cumulative grade point average. This year that sorority is: Phi Mu

The following awards, open to both seniors and undergraduates, honor extracurricular service and leadership.

The Outreach Service Award, given for outstanding leadership, dedication and service to the college, and especially to the civic community of Mobile, is presented to: Rheagan Fernandez

The Denise Cowan Award for exemplary and faithful community service is given in memory of Denise Cowan, class of 2003, and a dedicated tutor at Brazier Elementary School who was killed in the spring of 2002. In recognition of excellent and patient work in tutoring middle school students, the award is presented to: Linda N. Ho

The Alpha Sigma Nu Scholarship is awarded to a member of Alpha Sigma Nu in the junior class who exemplifies the ideals of academic excellence, service, and commitment to Christian ideals. The Alpha Sigma Nu scholarship for the 2007-2008 academic year is awarded to: Sarah L. Jordan

The Hacker J. Fagot, S.J., Award, established by student government in 1967, is designed to honor a member of the faculty who has rendered, over and above classroom performance, the greatest service to the student body. Members of the student government make the award to: Dr. Darrell A. Hamlin

Alpha Sigma Nu – Received medallions

Timberly A. Ackels
Sarah C. Ampleman
Lauren C. Austin
John E. Bennett
Bradley P. Bergan
Eugene Bartley Booth
Brianne M. Bordes
Kathryn Megan Brooks
Cristen E. Conwell
Christopher R. Giveans
Bradley E. Hentschel
Megan A. Hill
Christopher E. Holcomb
Elizabeth D. Jackson
Leigh C. Jacobsen
Emily A. Jones
Casey L. McAtee
Edith Nicole Melvin
Alison D. Mullin
Kathryn M. Noletto
Mary M. Owens
Alicia K. Parker
Kathleen E. Parks
Eric F. Pierce
Jolie L. Pollard
Zachary O. Rickard
Margaret A. Sanders
Jennifer J. Toulon

Dean’s Roll of Honor

Cum Laude

The following seniors have maintained an average of 3.5 or 3.6 during their entire course of studies at Spring Hill College, an average sufficient to merit citation with honors, “Cum Laude.”

Rebecca L. Barras
Jennifer V. Boutwell
Frank J. Bradshaw
Andrew J. Browning
Christopher R. Carey
Cristina M. Castillo
Danielle M. Clary
Catherine A. Elmore
Vanessa L. Gramm
Kathleen A. Hawkins
Elisabeth S. James
Victoria A. Manley
Mary E. McNinch
Jane B. Miller
Alexis L. Morvant
Bridget A. Mulroy
Jennifer B. Partridge
Erica L. Pate
Jolie L. Pollard
Catherine Courtney Pritchard
Casey T. Seraphin
Emily E. Sullivan
Timothy C. Ward
Jessica L. Wells
Megan M. Wientge
Ryan M. Willis

Magna Cum Laude

The following seniors have maintained an average of 3.7 or 3.8 during their entire course of studies at Spring Hill College, an average sufficient to merit citation with honors, “Magna Cum Laude.”

Sarah C. Ampleman
Michelle M. Barro
John E. Bennett
Bradley P. Bergan
Matthew B. Blythe
Eugene Bartley Booth
Brianne M. Bordes
Amanda J. Cannon
Nadine S. Dalati
Stephen P. Devall
Colleen M. Francis
Erin M. Gallivan
Christopher Randall Giveans
Robert T. Guntli
Jordan G. Haupt
Bradley E. Hentschel
Elizabeth D. Jackson
Leigh C. Jacobson
Emily A. Jones
Alisha M. Lacour
Paul N. Lee
Daniel F. Lord
Alexander S. Marthinsen
Edith Nicole Melvin
Ryan S. Mendez
Anna F. Moore
Frederick J. Moore
Allison D. Mullin
Mary M. Owens
Kathleen E. Parks
Frank B. Pearce
Kristen L. Phillips
Eric F. Pierce
Julia G. Prosch
Zachary O. Rickard
Alexandra N. Roberts
Laneshia N. Robinson
Justin R. Schreer
Julie M. Simpson
Jennifer J. Toulon
Julia A. Vigneault

Summa Cum Laude

The following seniors have maintained an average of 3.9 or 4.0 during their entire course of studies at Spring Hill College, an average sufficient to merit citation with honors, “Summa Cum Laude.”

Timberly A. Ackels
Lauren C. Austin
Kathryn Megan Brooks
Alison E. Conner
Cristen E. Conwell
Herman Finn Cox
Lauren Nibler Craddock
Brian P. Dupont
Christopher B. Hackmeyer
Megan A. Hill
Christopher E. Holcomb
Meghan S. Kaiser
Dorsey H. Luther
Casey L. McAtee
Jamie E. Mercurio
Lindsay S. Mott
Kathryn M. Noletto
Teresa I. Osinski
Denise C. Park
Alicia K. Parker
Margaret A. Sanders
Regina N. Smith
William Garrett Weinzierl

Finally, and most significantly, we will recognize the President’s Scholars. Upon nomination by the faculty of their disciplines, outstanding students are selected for special commendation by the President of the College. These Scholars, who have excelled in their areas of study, truly deserve recognition and congratulations.

The President’s Scholar in Accounting Is:
Sarah C. Ampleman

The President’s Scholar in Biology Is:
Lauren Nibler Craddock

The President’s Scholar in Business Administration Is:
Allison D. Mullin

The President’s Scholar in Chemistry Is:
Alexander S. Marthinsen

The President’s Scholar in Communication Arts Is:
Lindsay S. Mott

The President’s Scholar in Economics/Finance Is:
Christopher Randall Giveans

The President’s Scholar in English Is:
Brianne M. Bordes

The President’s Scholar in Fine & Performing Arts Is:
Denise C. Park

The President’s Scholar in Hispanic Studies Is:
Herman Finn Cox

The President’s Scholar in History Is:
Timberly A. Ackels

The President’s Scholar in International Studies Is:
Teresa I. Osinski

The President’s Scholar in Lifelong Learning Is:
Eugene Bartley Booth

The President’s Scholar in Mathematics Is:
Margaret A. Sanders

The President’s Scholar in Nursing Is:
Jennifer J. Toulon

The President’s Scholar in Philosophy Is:
Margaret A. Sanders

The President’s Scholar in Political Science And Law Is:
Kathryn Megan Brooks

The President’s Scholar in Psychology Is:
Alexandra N. Roberts

The President’s Scholar in Teacher Education Is:
Kathryn M. Noletto

The President’s Scholar in Theology Is:
Christopher E. Holcomb