Bethel University’s College of Arts and Sciences held its annual Academic Awards ceremony on Monday, April 19 on the school’s McKenzie campus.
Award winners included: Kelsey Scarbrough of Dresden – Honors Program Distinguished Scholar; Audrey Cheatham of Clermont, Fla. – The Naomi Blanks English Award; Allie Boyd of Savannah – The Humanities Highest GPA Award; Courtney Lester of Brownsville – The Humanities Creative Project Award; Lauren Lay of Henderson, Audrey Cheatham of Clermont, Fla., Audra Wallace of Dover, and Joshua Haywood of Huntingdon – Stone’s Throw Creative Writing Contest Winners; Sarah Brawner of Huntingdon – Outstanding Business Student of the Year; Lauren Lay of Henderson – Distinguished Theatre Student; Sebastian Garcia of McKenzie – The Kathy Sacks Art Award; Madeline Fox of Brentwood and Joshua Lay of St. Louis, Mo. – The Bethel General Chemistry Award; Devin Lambert of Paris and Ethan Fields of Hendersonville – The Senior Biology Award; Naomi Biswas of Bangladesh, Bailey Compton of Paris, Ethan Fields of Hendersonville, Madeline Fox of Brentwood, Joshua Lay of St. Louis, Madeleine Morris of Paducah, Brittney Morrow of Jackson, Emily Patrick of Greenfield, Hannah Bridges of Trenton, Ryan Hawkins of Milan and Xinyan Yu of Somerset, Ky. – The Physics 200 Award; Hannah McBroom of Jackson – The Math Award; Martessia Williams of Hopkinsville, Ky. – The Senior Psychology Award; Sara Edenhofer of Hilton, N.Y. – Outstanding Psychology Minor; Cayla Farris of McEwen – Sociology Student of the Year; Chelsea Askew of Bradford – The Human Services Award; Armicia Pratt of Memphis – The Rowe Gene McMahen Service Award; Jacob Blanton of Hendersonville – The History Award; Dylan Lomax of Hohenwald – The Freshman Music Award; Beth Fleming of Germantown – The Music Achievement Award; Elizabeth Starnes of Munford – The Music Industry Studies Award; Kristen Lyons of Summertown – The Fall 2015 Outstanding Student Teacher (Exceptional Learning and Development); Billy Sampson of Palatka, Fla. – The Fall 2015 Outstanding Student Techer (Child Learning and Development); Alyssa Reid of Pittaburgh, Pa. – The Fall 2015 Outstanding Student Teacher (Secondary Education); Brian Dickens of Charlotte – The Spring 2016 Outstanding Student Teacher (Exceptional Learning and Development); Elizabeth Pratt of Trezevant – The Spring 2016 Outstanding Student Teacher (Child Learning and Development); Landon Hardison of Fairview – The Spring 2016 Outstanding Student Teacher (Secondary Education); Rachel Barnes of Parsons – The Education Servant Leadership Award; Jay Pope of McKenzie – The Florence Nightingale Model Student Nurse Award; Lucas Garcia of McKenzie – The Crucifer Scholarship; Andrea Marulanda of Colombia – The Outstanding Student in Christian Studies Award; Audra Wallace of Dover and William Atkins of Indian Mound – The Outstanding Tutor Award; Joshua Lay of St. Louis, Mo. – The NAIA Male Athlete Award; Summer Winters of Burns – The NAIA Female Athlete Award; Hannah Witten of McKenzie and William Glover of Stantonville – Mr. and Miss Greek; and Breanna Clayton of Paducah and Ethan Morgan of Winchester – Mr. and Miss Bethel.
Other Awards included: Dr. Christopher Burket, Associate Professor of Biology – The Roy & Mary Shelton Teaching Excellence & Campus Leadership Award; Men’s Golf – The NAIA Team with the Highest GPA; Larry Geraldi, Head Women’s Softball Coach – NAIA Coach of the Year Award; Inline Hockey – The Club Sport with the Highest GPA; Clay Boyd, Head Bowling Coach – Club Sport Coach of the Year Award; Women’s Soccer – The American Red Cross Blood Drive Community Service Engagement Award; The Bethel Renaissance Program – The American Red Cross Blood Drive Team Spirit & Participation Award; Lambda Sigma – The Sorority of the Year Award; Phi Mu Alpha – The Fraternity of the Year Award; Letters & Motion – The Student Organization of the Year Award; Gamma Beta Phi – The SGA Service Award; Nick Batey – Staff Member of the Year Award; and Steve Isbell – Faculty Member of the Year Award.