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King University Students Honored for Accomplishments and Service

BRISTOL, Tenn., April 18, 2016 – King University held its annual Honors Convocation on Monday, April 18 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

Sami Austin, Bristol, Tenn.

Lydia Beverly, Bluff City, Tenn.

Caleb Corona, Blountville, Tenn.

Caleb Green, Blountville, Tenn.

Holden Herrell, Powell, Tenn.

Mackenzie Lemay, Pfafftown, N.C.

Nicole Neilson, Johnson City, Tenn.

Andrew Smith, Knoxville, Tenn.

 

The King Institute for Faith and Culture Award

Rachel Arrowood, Hampton, Tenn.

 

THE COLLEGE of ARTS and SCIENCES

Religious Studies Award

Rebekah Heacock, Bristol, Tenn.

Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice Award

Fall 2015 – Alesha Roberson, Elizabethton, Tenn.

Spring 2016 – Kelsey March, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England

Philosophy Award

Bryant (Brant) Barnes, Cleveland, Tenn.

Geneva King Memorial Scholarship Fund

Sarah Megan Rogers, Soddy Daisy, Tenn.

Graham Landrum Memorial Scholarship Fund

Joshua Taylor Schlichting, Lebanon, Va.

French Language Award

Erin Jennings, Smyrna, Tenn.

Spanish Language Award

Erin Almond, Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Advanced Studies in Spanish Award

Aldonza Olivo, Abingdon, Va.

American Choral Directors National Student Award

Rebekah Triska, Bristol, Tenn,

Evelyn W. Snider Applied Music Scholar

Nathan Jones, Norton, Va.

Allen Trousdale Guild Players Award

Natasha Trombly, Jonesborough, Tenn.

Richard Curtis, Fall Branch, Tenn.

History Award

Bob Dotson, Blountville, Tenn.

Women’s History Club Award

Anna Pollard, Johnson City, Tenn.

Victoria Osburn, Morristown, Tenn.

John W. Burgess Award in Political Science

Lindsay Kihnel, Maggie Valley, N.C.

Howard and Pearl Weaver Award in Organic Chemistry

Morgan Greene, Blountville, Tenn.

Arthur W. King Memorial Scholarship in Physics

Tequania Lake, The Valley, Anguilla, United Kingdom

Sarah Katherine Stamper Award in Biology

Erin Jennings, Smyrna, Tenn.

Eula Cosby Coffey Awards in the Basic Sciences

General Biology:      Marina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif.

                                 Regina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif.

General Chemistry   Erisa Joyce, Piney Flats, Tenn.

General Physics       Victoria Cox, Bristol, Tenn.

Natural Science and Mathematics Award

Elizabeth Swallow, Kintbury, Hungerford, Berkshire, United Kingdom

William E. Torbert Memorial Scholarship

Sam Barker, Bristol, Tenn.

Security and Intelligence Scholar Award

Jon Carrier, Bristol, Tenn.

 

SCHOOL of BEHAVIORAL and HEALTH SCIENCES

PSI CHI National Honor Society in Psychology

Wayne Bell, Jr., Bristol, Tenn.

Keely Easterling, Bristol, Tenn.

Kara Garrett, Abingdon, Va.

Breonnah Neal, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Alexa Taylor, Bristol, Va.

 

SCHOOL of BUSINESS and ECONOMICS

Outstanding Business and Economics Graduate Award

Mark Hencken, Eureka, Mo.

Outstanding Bachelor of Business Administration Graduate Award

James Sircy, Knoxville, Tenn.

Outstanding Master of Business Administration Graduate Award

Edgar Bub, Mount Olive, N.C.

Enactus Leadership Award

Desmond Darko, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

 

SCHOOL of COMMUNICATION, INFORMATION, and DESIGN

Outstanding Graduate in Communication Studies Award

Hanna Smyth, Arlington, Tenn.

Information Technology Award

David Ray Kilgore, Kingsport, Tenn.

 

SCHOOL of EDUCATION

Excellence in Teaching Award for

Elementary - Erin Graybeal, Piney Flats, Tenn.

Secondary - Rachel Arrowood, Hampton, Tenn.

Outstanding Master of Education Graduate Award

Olivia Henley, Lebanon, Va.

 

SCHOOL of NURSING

Commitment Pillar Award

Ashley Millsap, Kingsport, Tenn.

Jennifer Eaves, Jonesborough, Tenn.

 

PEEKE SCHOOL of CHRISTIAN MISSION

Catherine Peeke Award

Olivia Underwood, Pearland, Texas

 

TORNADO ATHLETICS

Senior Academic Athlete of the Year

Hannah Smith, Bristol, Tenn.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Female Student of the Year

Victoria Gates, Fitchburg, Mass.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Male Student of the Year

Eli Carrasco, Suwanee, Ga.

Team Academic Award

Women’s Volleyball Team

 

Chi Alpha Sigma National Collegiate Honor Society for Student Athletes

Baseball:

Brandon Barbour, Union Hall, Va.

Braden Cook, Luray, Va.

Austin Dayton, Kingsport, Tenn.

Joe Ganger, Jonesborough, Tenn.

Nathan Helke, Troy, Ohio

Matt Jackson, Johnson City, Tenn.

Stephen Loyd, Johnson City, Tenn.

Ryan O’Neil, Cedar Hill, Tenn.

Andrew Phemister, Lynchburg, Va.

Dylan Sligh, Lynchburg, Va.

Josh Stephens, Summerfield, N.C.

Ryan Whitt, Brentwood, Tenn.

Men’s Tennis

Luis Delgado, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain

Ankith Madasani, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Moritz Poswiat, Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Women’s Tennis

Marianne Hull, Florencia, Costa Rica

Men’s Cross Country

Tanner Cook, Abingdon, Va.

Acrobatics and Tumbling

Cassidy Davis. Blue Ridge, Ga.

Emily Powers, Rome, Ga.

Stephanie Rhea, Bristol, Va.

Men’s Soccer

Chris Hicks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

Cameron Sauro. Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

Karu Sveinsson, Reykjavík, Iceland

Women’s Soccer

Kendyl Baird, Boone, N.C.

Lindsey Curtis, Franklin, Tenn.

Tara Dakers, Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Bailey Torrez, Reno, Nev.

Cheer

Amy Kiningham, Maryville, Tenn.

Nicole Neilson, Johnson City, Tenn.

Jordan Smith, Bristol, Tenn.

Amber Smith, Bristol, Tenn.

Women’s Volleyball

Ashton Beckner, Kingsport, Tenn.

Women’s Basketball

Amy Van Deventer, Cary, N.C.

 

STUDENT AFFAIRS

Student Leadership Award

Elizabeth Swallow, Kintbury, Hungerford, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Resident Assistant (RA) of the Year Award

Nicole Neilson, Johnson City, Tenn.

Bristol’s Promise Community Service Award

Richard Curtis, Fall Branch, Tenn.

2016/2017 Student Government Association Leadership

President – Aaron Hitefield, Bristol, Tenn.

Vice President – Tyler Pierce, Chilhowie, Va.

 

2016/2017 Faculty and Student Lecturers

Faculty:     Martin Dotterweich, associate professor of History

                  Scott Robinson, assistant professor of Political Science

Student:     Josias Gomez, Bristol, Tenn.

                  Victoria Osburn, Morristown, Tenn.

 

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King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, 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 is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.