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BRISTOL, Tenn., April 20, 2015 – King University held its annual honors convocation
on Monday, April 20 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
Luis Alonso, Sugar Hill, Ga.
Bradley Baker, Bluff City, Tenn.
Jessany Bowman, Kingsport, Tenn.
Kelsey Collins, Bluff City, Tenn.
Megan Dickens, Laurel Bloomery, Tenn.
Sara Fox, Bristol, Tenn.
Erin Graybeal, Piney Flats, Tenn.
Hillary Griffin, Johnson City, Tenn.
Randi (Michelle) Hall, Bristol, Tenn.
Chelsea Herron, Knoxville, Tenn.
Megan Jenkins, Maryville, Tenn.
Madeline Long, Castlewood, Va.
Lauren Miller, Bluff City, Tenn.
Elizabeth Owens, Grundy, Va.
Bo Pogoloff, Boone, N.C.
Brooke Widner, Marion, Va.
The Frederick Buechner Institute Award
SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Outstanding Graduate in Communication Studies Award
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Religious Studies Award
Trevor Wentt, Virginia Beach, Va.
Foundations of Christian Thought And Practice Award
Fall 2014 – Maggie Edwards, Clinchco, Va.
Spring 2015 – Erin Jennings, Smyrna, Tenn.
Jonathan Owens, Grundy, Va.
Geneva King Memorial Scholarship Fund
Rachel Arrowood, Hampton, Tenn.
Evelyn W. Snider English Scholarship
Olivia Underwood, Pearland, Texas
French Language Award
Sarah Ruth Collins, Fall Branch, Tenn.
Advanced Studies in French Award
Lindsey Danielle Osborne, Abingdon, Va.
Spanish Language Award
Marina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif.
Advanced Studies in Spanish Award
American Choral Directors Association National Student Award
Michelle Hall, Bristol, Tenn.
Evelyn W. Snider Applied Music Scholar
Rebekah Triska, Bristol, Tenn.
Allen Trousdale Guild Players Awards
Philip Mueller, Bristol, Tenn.
Wayne Thomas, Bristol, Tenn.
Bob Dotson, Blountville, Tenn.
Robin Dotson, Blountville, Tenn.
Jarred McKinney. Maylene, Ala.
Women’s History Club Award
Rocky Graybeal, Blountville, Tenn.
John W. Burgess Award in Political Science
Luis Alonzo, Sugar Hill, Ga.
Howard and Pearl Weaver Award in Organic Chemistry
Rebekah Frye, Chihowie, Va.
Arthur W. King Memorial Scholarship in Physics
Shuler Hopkins, Blountville, Tenn.
Sarah Katherine Stamper Award in Biology
Morgan Greene, Blountville, Tenn.
Eula Cosby Coffey Awards in the Basic Sciences
Victoria Cox, Bristol, Tenn.
Regina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif.
Rebekah Frye, Chilhowie, Va.
Natural Science and Mathematics Award
William E. Torbert Memorial Scholarship
SCHOOL OF BEHAVIORAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Security Student Award
Ben Briscoe, Black Mountain, N.C.
Intelligence Scholar Award
Information Technology Award
Joshua Thornburg, Bristol, Tenn.
Mary Richmond Social Work Student of The Year
Catherine “Catie” Horne, Bristol, Va.
Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology 2015 Inductees
Caroline Hunter Bowman, Piney Flats, Tenn.
Mackie Carr, Bristol, Tenn.
Rebekah Gross, Bristol, Tenn.
Andrea Hill, Gray, Tenn.
Deeanna Luchini, Bristol, Va.
Katelyn Morrell, Piney Flats, Tenn.
Hanna Smyth, Arlington, Tenn.
Grace Underwood, Pearland, Texas
Outstanding Student in Athletic Training Award
Chelsea Bowling, Elizabethton, Tenn.
Brittney Faust, Butler, Penn.
Iota Tau Alpha - The National Honor Society for Athletic Training 2015 Inductees
Kendyl Baird, Boone, N.C.
Austin Dayton, Kingsport, Tenn.
Chris Hicks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Bailey Torrez, Reno, Nev.
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Outstanding Business and Economics Graduate Award
Brandon Patterson, Nashville, Tenn.
Outstanding Bachelor of Business Administration Graduate Award
Stephanie Fry-Thomas, Knoxville, Tenn.
Outstanding Master of Business Administration Graduate Award
Jade Schroeder, Cocoa Beach, Fla.
Enactus Leadership Award
Blake Quesenberry, Bristol, Va.
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Excellence in Teaching Award
Kristin Proffitt, Blountville, Tenn.
Outstanding Master of Education Graduate
Sarah Lamb, Kingsport, Tenn.
SCHOOL OF NURSING
Service Professional Pillar Award
Darrell Hull, Andersonville, Tenn.
Integrity Professional Pillar Award
Ambery Arrigo, Knoxville, Tenn.
Commitment Professional Pillar Award
Robin Cole, Bristol, Tenn.
PEEKE SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN MISSION
Catherine Peeke Award
Laura Mickensie Neely, Bristol, Va.
Academic Athlete of the Year
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Female Student Athlete of the Year Awards
Maegan Henry, Bluefield, Va.
Payton Tipton, Cleveland, Tenn.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Male Student Athlete of the Year Awards
Jonathan Dunn, Bland, Va.
Team Academic Award
Chi Alpha Sigma - The National Collegiate Honor Society
Joe Ganger, Jonesborough, Tenn.
Nate Helke, Troy, Ohio
Mark Hencken, Eureka, Mo.
Matt Jackson, Johnson City, Tenn.
Heath Loyd, Johnson City, Tenn.
Alex Martin, Kingston, Tenn.
Josh Merrill, Wichita, Kan.
Josh Stephens, Summerfield, N.C.
Eric Stapleton, Defiance, Ohio
Kendale Liburd, St. Kitts, West Indies
Kaitlin Robinson, Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Kayli Moore, Bristol, Va.
Casey Shanklin, Knoxville, Tenn.
Men’s And Women’s Golf
Anna Walker, Marion, Va.
Cortnee Young, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Elizabeth Swallow, Kintbury, Hungerford, Berkshire, England
John Scott, Glasgow, Scotland
Sam Hobday, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Jake Stone, Holly Springs, N.C.
William Mehta, Hindhead, Surrey, England
M’lisa Burrow, Elizabethton, Tenn.
Lauren Carrier, Bluff City, Tenn.
Kayla Garland, Erwin, Tenn.
Amy Kiningham, Maryville, Tenn.
Nicole Neilson, Johnson City, Tenn.
Chandler Wellmann, Brenham, Texas
Jordan Baty, Wilmington, N.C.
Summer Kremer, Orlando, Fla.
Lauren Willoughby, Cary, N.C.
Casey Williams, Bristol, Tenn.
Ashleigh Manke, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Bonnie Durrett, West Paducah, Ky.
Alley Sprouse, Parrottsville, Tenn.
Tia Keitt, Dallas, Ga.
Drew Standifer, Knoxville, Tenn.
Student Leadership Award
RA of the Year Award
Bristol’s Promise Community Service Award
Claire Digman, Charleston, W.V.
Kyle Huffman, Charleston, W.V.
Faculty / Staff Appreciation Award
Faculty – Scott Robinson, assistant professor of Political Science
Staff – Michael Webb, director of Alumni Services
2014/2015 Student Government Association Leadership
President – Jonathan Carrier, Bristol, Tenn.
Vice President – Tallas Snodgrass, Blountville, Tenn.
2014/2015 Faculty and Student Lecturers
Faculty: Brandon Story, assistant professor of English
Joshua Rudd, instructor of Biology
Student: Rachel Arrowood, Hampton, Tenn.
Elizabeth Swallow, Kintbury, Hungerford, Berkshire, England
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, contact
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Richlands, VA 24641.