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BRISTOL, Tenn., April 23, 2014 – King University held its annual honors convocation
on Monday, April 21 to honor students for their academic and athletic accomplishments
as well as their commitment to community service. The following students were presented
awards in recognition of their achievements.
Jack E. Snider Honors Fellows Graduates
Kayla Bartosch – Triangle, Va.
Coretta Holmes – Hixson, Tenn.
Rachel Donaldson – Greeneville, Tenn.
Katelyn Hodges – Franklinville, N.J.
Sawan Jadav - Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Brittany Linkous – Bristol, Tenn.
Tinsley Long – Pulaski, Va.
Danielle Matherly – Johnson City, Tenn.
Jason Thead – Sevierville, Tenn.
Candace Whitner – Fort Collins, Colo.
The Frederick Buechner Institute Award
Hanna Burnett – Knoxville, Tenn.
SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Outstanding Graduate in Communication Studies Award
Andre Latimore – Jonesborough, Tenn.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Religious Studies Award
Claire Marie Smith – Johnson City, Tenn.
Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice Award
Fall 2013 – Anna Christine Morrell – Bristol, Tenn.
Spring 2014 – Matthew Henry Miller – Bluff City, Tenn.
Elizabeth Clay – Meadowview, Va.
French Language Award
Kelsey Collins – Bluff City, Tenn.
Advanced Studies in French Award
Guiherme Muller – Bristol, Tenn.
Spanish Language Award
Taylor Nicole Smith – Jewell Ridge, Va.
Advanced Studies in Spanish Award
Brittani Molina – Bristol, Va.
American Choral Directors Association National Student Award
Allen Trousdale Guild Players Award
Tinsley Long – Pulaski, Va.
Tammy Denton – Bristol, Va.
Women’s History Club Award
Alexander (Bo) Pogoloff – Boone, N.C.
John W. Burgess Award in Political Science
Lauren Gibson – Abingdon, Va.
Howard and Pearl Weaver Award in Organic Chemistry
Caleb Green – Blountville, Tenn.
Arthur W. King Memorial Scholarship in Physics
William Boyce - Nesles-la-Vallée, France
Sarah Katherine Stamper Award in Biology
Caleb Corona – Blountville, Tenn.
Eula Cosby Coffey Awards in the Basic Sciences
General Biology – Rebekah Frye – Chilhowie, Va.
General Chemistry – Rebekah Frye – Chilhowie, Va.
General Physics – Danielle Brook Widner – Marion, Va.
Natural Science and Mathematics Award
Jose Rodrigo Avila - Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
William E. Torbert Memorial Scholarship
Rhianna Fillers – Greeneville, Tenn.
SCHOOL OF BEHAVIORAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Security Student Award
Intelligence Scholar Award
Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology
Hillary Griffin – Newton, N.C.
Ellen Osborne – Bristol, Va.
Outstanding Student in Athletic Training Award
Tiffany Brooke Baines – Bristol, Tenn.
The King University Chapter of Iota Tau Alpha, Gamma Theta, Inaugural Inductees
Seniors: Tiffany Baines – Bristol, Tenn.
Jeremiah Funk – Washington Boro, Penn.
Juniors: Chelsea Bowling – Elizabethton, Tenn.
Tyler Martin – Bristol, Tenn.
Eliza Parker – Oswego, N.Y.
Sarah Wilson – Blountville, Tenn.
Juniors: Brittany Faust – Butler, Penn.
Megan Hyatt – Elizabethton, Tenn.
Sophomores: Emily Davidson – Kingsport, Tenn.
Blair Fields – Bluff City, Tenn.
Ashley Iliff – Newton, N.J.
Jeremy Stamper – Marion, Va.
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Outstanding Business and Economics Graduate Award
Pablo Jose Vidal Bermudez De Castro – Madrid, Spain
Outstanding Bachelor of Business Administration Graduate Award
Carolyn McConnell – Abingdon, Va.
Outstanding Master of Business Administration Graduate Award
Derek Evans – Newport, Tenn.
Enactus Leadership Award
Shirley Langford – Cape Coral, Fla.
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Excellence in Teaching Award
Moseley King – Bristol, Tenn.
Outstanding Master of Education Graduate Award
Kristin Smith – Kingsport, Tenn.
SCHOOL OF NURSING
Nursing Honors Award
Nathan Heacock – Bristol, Tenn.
Zoe Cagle – Kingsport, Tenn.
PEEKE SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN MISSION
Catherine Peeke Award
Conference Carolinas Murphy Osborne Award
Academic Athlete of the Year Award
Spencer Frantom – Morristown, Tenn.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Female Student Athlete of the Year Award
Jade Schroeder –Cocoa, Fla.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Male Student Athlete of the Year Award
Hunter Smith – Bristol, Tenn.
Team Academic Award
Chi Alpha Sigma National Collegiate Honor Society Inductees
Men’s Tennis: Jose Rodrigo Avila - Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Pablo Jose Vidal Bermudez De Castro – Madrid,
Track and Field: Maegan Henry –Bluefield, Va.
Men’s Soccer: Peter Griffith – Ballyclare, Northern Ireland
Kendale Liburd – St. Kitts, West Indies
Luis Alonso – Sugar Hill, Ga.
Men’s Volleyball: Jeremiah Funk - Washington Boro, Penn.
Women’s Volleyball: Kelsey Griffitts – Bristol, Va.
Tiffany Baines – Bristol, Tenn.
Payton Tipton – Cleveland, Tenn.
Jordan Baty – Wilmington, N.C.
Brooke Calhoun – Jonesborough, Tenn.
Summer Kremer – Saluda, N.C.
Golf: Anna Walker – Marion, Va.
John Scott – Glascow, Tenn.
Women’s Soccer: Rebekah Ramstack – Wichita, Kan.
Anna Cozart – Knoxville, Tenn.
Casey Shanklin – Knoxville, Tenn.
Women’s Cross Country: Evan Ferrell – Cedar Bluff, Va.
Men’s Cross Country: Spenser Frantom – Morristown, Tenn.
Cycling: Julian Cabra – Gray, Tenn.
Swimming: Jade Schroeder – Cocoa, Fla.
Shirley Langford – Cape Coral, Fla.
Kelsey Wiese – Gallatin, Tenn.
Women’s Basketball: Chelsea Bowling – Elizabethton, Tenn.
Tia Keitt – Dallas, Ga.
Bonnie Durrett – West Paducah, Ky.
Kelly Jackson – Madison Heights, Va.
Men’s Basketball: Brandon Crompton, Hurricane, W.Va.
Logan Lyle – Unicoi, Tenn.
Baseball: Ryan Nichols – Dumfries, Va.
Reiss Stanley – Lenior City, Tenn.
Justin Trent – Kingsport, Tenn.
John Wallace – Maynardville, Tenn.
Landon Weitekamp – Farmersville, Ill.
Eric Stapleton – Defiance, Ohio
Women’s Wrestling: Lorrie-Ann Ramos – Orlando, Fla.
Softball: Cassie Ringstaff – Pounding Mill, Va.
Student Leadership Award
Trevor Emmanuel Wentt – Virginia Beach, Va.
Resident Assistant of the Year
Bristol’s Promise Community Service Award
Jeremiah Wayne Funk – Washington Boro, Penn.
Faculty / Staff Appreciation Award
Faculty: Dr. Craig McDonald, professor of English
Staff: Leona Jennings, executive assistant to the vice president for Student Affairs
2014/2015 Student Government Association Leadership
President – Lauren Nicole Miller – Bluff City, Tenn.
Vice President – Alexander (Bo) Pogoloff – Boone, N.C.
2014/2015 Faculty and Student Lecturers
Faculty: Dr. Han Chuan Ong, dean of King’s College of Arts and Sciences
Wendy L. Traynor, assistant professor of Mathematics
Student: Lauren Nicole Miller – Bluff City, Tenn.
Elizabeth Joyce Owens – Grundy, Va.
King University is a Presbyterian, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King
College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees
and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences,
pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration,
education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and
travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and
a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King
University, visit www.king.edu. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of
any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University
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Richlands, VA 24641.