Fortieth Annual Honors Banquet Held at Concord

For Immediate Release: 
May 08 2001

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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