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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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Luis Delgado, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
Ankith Madasani, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Moritz Poswiat, Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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.
Chris Hicks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Cameron Sauro. Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Karu Sveinsson, Reykjavík, Iceland
Kendyl Baird, Boone, N.C.
Lindsey Curtis, Franklin, Tenn.
Tara Dakers, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Bailey Torrez, Reno, Nev.
Amy Kiningham, Maryville, Tenn.
Jordan Smith, Bristol, Tenn.
Amber Smith, Bristol, Tenn.
Ashton Beckner, Kingsport, Tenn.
Amy Van Deventer, Cary, N.C.
Student Leadership Award
Resident Assistant (RA) of the Year Award
Bristol’s Promise Community Service Award
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.
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.