College of Liberal Arts Academic Awards Announced


Members of Arete Service Organization accept the Student Organization of the Year Award on behalf of their group.


Bethel University’s College of Liberal Arts held its annual academic awards ceremony on April 23.

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     Named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges were: Morgan Ruth Berry of Bartlett; Amanda Jean Boyd of Dresden; Kenneth Wesley Brockman of Milan’ Amanda Danielle Carson of Finger; Chaz Raymond Dachenhaus of Leesville, S.C.; Toby S. Dressel of Dawson, Ala.; Brittany Jean Fowler of Atwood; Anna Maria Pierce Gregory of Huntingdon; Ellen Christine Hudson of Gleason; Alexia Kristen Kapeller of McKenzie; Morgan Kate Keitel of Winnepeg, Manitoba; Deslyn Marren Langaigne of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Kaci Rae Lentz of Southaven, Miss.; Nhung Thi Hong Nguyen of Vietnam; Colby Lynne Prosser of Henry; Ashley Camille Roark of Henning; Dana Marie Sanders of Henry; Matthew Lawson Scott of Henry; Anna Michelle Sweet of Powell; Hoang Thi Minh Ta of Vietnam; Mario Duerte Vila Boa of South Africa; and Brittney Rae Wixon of McKenzie.

     Other awards and winners included:

     The Naomi Blanks English Award: Sasha Arnold of Henning; The Humanities Highest GPA: Rebecca Meals of Cedar Grove; The Humanities Creative Project Award: Kristian Takac of Serbia; the Distinguished Theater Award: Ellen Hudson of Gleason; The Senior Biology Award: Chaz Dachenhaus of Leesville, S.C.; The Florence Nightingale Model Student Nurse Award: Roberta Swisher of Huntingdon; The Physics 200 Award: Caleb Crocker of Huntingdon and Chaz Dachenhaus of Leesville, S.C.; The Criminal Justice Award: Trae Vaughn of Gleason; The Senior Psychology Award: Lizzy Sharpe of Bartlett: The Sociology Student of the Year Award: Kimberly Jeffries of Dyersburg; The Human Services Award: Bretta Gore of Hurricane Mills; The Rowe Gene McMahen Service Award: Kaneeshia Wade of Memphis and Carol Harris of Milan; The History Award: Marisa Knight of Houston, Texas; The Student Marshal Scholarship: Kimberly Ferguson of Clarksville and Ashton Carnahan of Waverly; The Outstanding Business Student of the Year Award: Nhung Nguyen of Vietnam; The Outstanding Accounting Student Award: Hoang Ta of Vietnam; The Freshman Music Award: Anna Woodall of Wasilla, Alaska; The Music Achievement Award: Wesley Brockman of Milan; The Music Industry Studies Award: Daniel Killian of Linden; The Stobbe Mathematics Scholarship: Kimberly Ferguson of Clarksville and Lauren Sims of Dyer; The Christian Ministries Award: Anna Sweet of Powell; The Crucifer Scholarship: C.J. Cassell of Nashville; The Outstanding Student Teacher for Fall 2011: Josh Kelly of Ft. Mitchell, Ky.; The Outstanding Student Teacher for Spring 2012: Brittany Fowler of Atwood; The Service Learning Award: Brittney Wixon of McKenzie; The Work Study of the Year: Cassandra Ray of Huntingdon; The Laddie H. Lollar Academic Award: Sam Pyron of Brownville; The Roy and Mary Shelton Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award: Dr. Sarah Kidd; The Female Athlete of the Year – Team Sport: Jana Roney of Union City and Thaise Vieira of Brazil; The Male Athlete of the Year – Team Sport: DeWayne Smith of Jamaica; Coach of the Year – Team Sport: Starla Cupples; Coach of the Year – Club Sport: Matt Swinea; Female Athlete of the Year – Club Sport: Ashleigh Hafley and Sarah Hafley, both of Paris; Male Athlete of the Year – Club Sport: Abel Spire of Cushing, Okla.; Sorority of the Year: Lambda Sigma; Fraternity of the Year: Phi Delta Sigma; Mr. & Miss Greek: Nick Batey of Charlotte and Lauren Murray of Covington; Student Organization of the Year: Arete; Mr. & Ms. Bethel: Daniel Willis of Antioch and Anna Sweet of Powell; Staff Member of the Year: Peggy Carter; and Teacher of the Year: Teresa Rose.