Forty-First Annual Honors Banquet Held at Concord

For Immediate Release: 
May 02 2002

Forty-First Annual Honors Banquet Held at Concord

Athens, W.Va. - The Cardinal Key and Blue Key Honor Societies of Concord College hosted the forty-first Annual Honors Banquet, Thursday, April 25, 6:00 p.m. in the State Room of the College Center. Billie Jean Crigger, from Raysal, WV, and president of Cardinal Key, served as emcee for the event.

Students received honors for excelling in their field of study and for high academic performance. Summa cum laude represents a GPA (grade point average) of 3.80 or higher, magna cum laude represents 3.60-3.79, and cum laude represents a GPA between 3.30-3.59.

Field of study awards included:

Bonner Scholars Academic Achievement Award-Sharad Garg, Calcutta India; Raymond Flores, Calcutta, India

Bruce Covey Mathematics Prize-Varun Gupta, Mumbai, India

Business Education Student of the Year-Candace Brown, Cool Ridge, WV

Communication Arts Award-Jatin Atre, Pune, India

Concord College Alumni Association Valedictorian Award-Jatin Atre, Pune, India, Sarah Bennett, Shady Spring, WV; Jessica Floyd, Oak Hill, WV; Varun Gupta, Mumbai, India; April Weikle, Alderson, WV

David S. Roth Memorial Award-Casie Hurt, Alderson, WV

David S. Roth Memorial Scholarship-Brandy Bagar, Bluefield, WV

DeNuzzo Award for Academic Excellence-Nancy Meade, Princeton, WV

Hawey A. Wells, Sr. Biology Award-Sarah Belcher, Princeton, WV

History-Philosophy Academic Achievement Award-Sarah Bennett, Shady Spring, WV

History Student of the Year Book Award-Susana Duarte, Dale City, VA

Honors Program Graduate Recognition-December 2001, Ravi Bhalotia, India; May 2002, Amanda Heather Bailey, Princeton, WV; Yanique Campbell, Jamaica; Cameo Lynn Clark, Beckley, WV; Billie Jean Crigger, Raysal, WV; Susana Duarte, Dale City, VA; Ramon Flores, Calcutta, India; Jessica Floyd, Beckley, WV; Sharad Garg, Calcutta, India; Varun Gupta, Mumbai, India; Shuvechha Khadka, Greensburg, PA; Emily Lauren Myers, Poca, WV; August 2002, Alicia Deri, Beckley, WV; Ashwin Mundra, India

James B. Shrewsbury, Jr. Award for Academic Excellence-Sarah Bennett, Shady Spring, WV; Jessica Eisenhard, St. Albans, WV; Jessica Renee Floyd, Oak Hill, WV

Jerry L. Blatt Scholarship Award-Amanda Bailey, Princeton, WV

Outstanding Business Student of the Year-Jennifer Burdette, Princeton, WV

2002 Outstanding Education Major Award-Amanda Justice, Oceana, WV; April Weikle, Alderson, WV

Outstanding Graduate in Geography Award-Sharad Garg, Calcutta, India

Outstanding Health and Physical Education Major of the Year-Tracy McCallister, Beckley, WV

Outstanding Psychology Major Award-Rebecca Ryan, Alderson, WV

Outstanding Social Work Senior-Melissa Elswick, Logan, WV; Suzanne Gunter, Rupert, WV; Jason McVey, Beckley, WV; Amanda Phillips, Lerona, WV; Ruschelle Smiroldo, Beaver, WV; Michelle Wimer, Hillsboro, WV

Studio Art/Crafts Award-Julie Midkiff, Beckley, WV

Presenters representing different departments and divisions on campus included: Ms. Kathy Ball, Dr. David Bard, Dr. Ron Burgher, Dr. Ron Canterbery, Dr. Sheila Chipley, Dr. Karen Griffee, Dr. Daniel Krider, Dr. Kathy Liptak, Dr. J. Douglas Machesney, Dr. Carol Manzione, Dr. Joseph Manzione, Dr. Bill Ofsa, Dr. Liz Roth, Dr. Beryle Santon, Dr. John David Smith, Ms. Gina Sturgill, Mr. Jan Westerik, Mr. Bob Whittinghill, and Dr. Darla Wise.

Academic sponsors for the honor societies are Mary Edna Beckett and Cecilia Fizer. Mary Edna Beckett and Dr. Joseph Marsh organized the first honors banquet in 1961, and Marsh was a special guest at this year’s banquet.

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