Fortieth Annual Honors Banquet Held at Concord
Athens, W.Va. - The Concord College Annual Honors Banquet was held Thursday, April 26, 2001, to honor students who achieved a 3.0 grade point average (or higher), and to honor students who excelled in their field. Those who graduated with honors in August 2000 and December 2000, or will be graduating with honors in May 2001 were honored at a banquet hosted by Cardinal Key and Blue Key Honor Societies.
Those who received honors included:
A.H. Montgomery Chemistry Prize - Judith N. Mwamuka, Zimbabwe
Bonner Scholars Academic Achievement Award - Maria Savelieva, Russia; Vishal Badiani, India
Bruce Covey Mathematics Prize - Suvda Myagmar, Mongolia; Vishal Badiani, India
Business Education Student of the Year - Karla Gunnoe, Hinton
Communication Arts Award - Jatin Atre, India
Concord College Alumni Association Valedictorian Awards - Sunda Myagmar, Mongolia; Maria Savelieva, Russia; Keisha Riley, Northfork; Jennifer Goad, Hico; Gergana Ivanova, Bulgaria; Zornitsa Umlenska, Bulgaria; Vishal Badiani, India
David S. Roth Memorial Award - Heather M. Sowards, Princeton
David S. Roth Memorial Scholarship - Debra Pugh, Union
DeNuzzo Award for Academic Excellence - Monica Beth Taylor, Kegley
Ella Holroyd Music Scholarship - Christy Elwell, Shady Spring
Hawey A. Wells, Sr. Biology Award - Kathleen June Martin, Athens
Outstanding History-Philosophy Student of the Year - Sarah Bennett, Shady Spring
Honors Program Graduate Recognition - April Dawn Wall, Cool Ridge; Dimitar Michailov, Bulgaria; Vishal Badiani, India; Robert Deakins, Beaver
James B. Shrewsbury, Jr. Award - Dustin Hannum, Crawfordsville, Ind.
Jerry L. Blatt Scholarship Award - Christopher Parrish, Princeton
Outstanding Business Student of the Year - Maria Savelieva, Russia
Outstanding Education Major Award-2001 - Darlene Selby, Cool Ridge
Outstanding Education Major Award-2001 - Amy Coleman, Princeton
Outstanding Graduate in Geography Award - Jennifer Lynne Goad, Hico; Bobby Joe Gumm, Beaver; Joseph Lee Jenkins, Shady Spring
Outstanding Health and Physical Education Major of the Year - Derek Belcher, Princeton; David Bass, Ridgeway, Va.
Outstanding Psychology Major Award - Robert Deakins, Beaver
Outstanding Social Work Senior - Chedella Ware, Centralia
Phi Beta Lambda - Lucinda Fields, Kegley, W.Va.
Studio Art Award - Jamie Biggs, Summersville; John Nelson, Princeton
Concord President Jerry Beasley provided a humorous moment for the banquet attendees when he quoted Robert Frost with the assistance of Dr. Elizabeth Roth, assistant professor of English. He then stated, “Many of the honors and awards do not have a monetary value. I promise that I will look for ways that the College can provide financial awards where none exist.”
Academic sponsors for the honor societies are Mary Edna Beckett and Cecilia Fizer. Mary Edna Beckett and Dr. Joseph Marsh first organized the honors banquet in 1961, and Marsh was a special guest at this year’s banquet.
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