Annual Academic Awards Held


Bethel’s College of Arts and Sciences held its annual academic awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 22. Those receiving awards were as follows:


Student Marshal Scholarship- Caitlin Runions of Dyersburg & Brittney Guyer of Savannah


Naomi Blanks English Award- C.J. Cassell of Nashville


Humanities Highest GPA award- Devin Lambert of Paris


Humanities Creative Project award- Megan Parker of Jackson


Outstanding Business Student of the Year- Dao Thi Hong Nguyen of Ho Chi Minh


Distinguished Theater Student- Elena Spradlin of McKenzie & Cody Allen of Millington


Kathy Sacks Art Award- Samantha Evans of Paris


Senior Biology Award- Holly Pierce of Jackson


Physics 200 Award- Shelby Evans of Camden, Ramon Padilla of McKenzie & Holly Pierce of Jackson


Senior Psychology Award- Kenisha Dowell of Paris


Sociology Student of the year- Nikki Barnhill of Paris


Human Service Award- Lindsey Johnson of Jackson


Rowe Gene McMahen Service Award- Megan Parker of Jackson


History Award- Ashley Whitworth of Paris & Miranda Ornouski of Pine Grove, CA


Freshman Music Award- Erica Cuevas of Hohenwald


Music Achievement Award- Brad Ray of Selmer


Music Industry Studies Award- Cody Allen of Millington


Outstanding Criminal Justice Student- Katie Pope of Decaturville & David Ivy of Gleason


Fall 2013 Outstanding Student teacher- Joseph Dickinson of Dyer


Spring 2014 Outstanding Student teacher- Emily Maggard of Paris


Servant Leadership Award- Kayla Dyer of Dresden


Cumberland Presbyterian Women’s Ministries Award- Andrea Marulanda of Cali, Colombia


Florence Nightingale Model Student Nurse Award- Dawn Walker of McKenzie


Crucifer Scholarship- Jonah Lusk of Stantonville


Outstanding Tutor Award- Sarriah Johnson of Milan & Juan Hernandez of Madrid


Laddie H. Lollar Academic Award- Landon Hardison of Fairview


Roy and Mary Shelton Teaching Excellence & Campus Leadership Award- Dr. Jon Carlock, Professor of Religion; The Roy and Mary Shelton Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award was established in 1994 to honor a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding teaching and important leadership in the campus community during the academic year.


NAIA Team Highest GPA Award- Softball


NAIA Male Athlete Award- Jacob Reeves of Cedarhill


NAIA Female Athlete of the Year Award- Katie VanDyke of Puryear


NAIA Coach of the Year Award- Chris Nelson


Club Sport Team Highest GPA Award- Dance


Club Sport Coach of the Year- John Thompson


Sorority& Fraternity of the Year- Lambda Sigma and Phi Delta Sigma


Mr. & Miss. Greek- Mr. Dillon Cottrell of Trimble & Jenna Franklin of Paducah, Ky.


Mr.  & Miss. Bethel- Mr. Tyler West of Goodlettsville & Ms. Brooke Childers of Milan


Student Organization of the Year- Baptist Collegiate Ministry


SGA Service Award- Erin Swindle of Tampa, Fla., & Landon Hardison of Fairview


Staff Member of the Year- Mr. Cliff Bush


Faculty Member of the Year- Dr. Hector Tato, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice