ACU departments present year-end awards to students
For immediate release
May 7, 1999
A plethora of awards were recently presented to Abilene
Christian University students throughout various departments
at end-of-year dinners, receptions and presentations.
"We believe recognizing and rewarding students for their
accomplishments is of high importance," Dr. Royce Money, ACU
president, said. "We are extremely proud of the many
students who have proven themselves worthy of the numerous
departmental honors. Of those graduating, we look forward
to hearing of their future successes in their fields."
Award recipients are listed by department:
Department of Agriculture and Environment
- Willard Paine Award - Jessica Biggerstaff of Alturas,
Calif.; Misty Swain of Salinas, Calif.; and Terri Beth
Teaschner of Dimmitt
- Texas Section of the Society for Range Management
Outstanding Range and Agronomy Student - Biggerstaff
- Servant Leaders - Aimee Bunting of Abilene,
Biggerstaff, Frank Emsoff of Seymour, Swain and
Department of Art
- 21st Annual Student Competition Merit Awards - Joshua
Hinson of Abilene; Chad Fiebiger of Scottsdale, Ariz.;
Benjamin Crain of Choctaw, Okla.; David Martin of Owosso,
Mich.; and Michelle McCorkle of Lamar, Colo.
- First Year Art Major Award - Schalee Lewis of
- Faculty Award - Hinson
- Graphic Design Award - McCorkle
Department of Chemistry
- Paul C. Witt Award - Derek Thurman of Arlington, Paul
Pasarilla of De Soto, and Tracy Clyne of Edmond,
- Roy Willingham Award - Matt Bower of Abilene, Carey
Sharp of Abilene and Pasarilla
- Tommy J. McCord Endowed Scholarship - Thurman
Department of Computer Science
- The Dean Walling Award for the Department of Computer
Science - Rajpaul Singh Bagga, of Grand Junction, Colo.
Department of Exercise Science and Health
- Outstanding Major in Exercise Science - Maria Helia
Marrs of Dell City
- Outstanding Major in Exercise and Sport Science -
Shelley Michna of Magnolia
- Outstanding Major in Health Education - Julie Monroe
Benson of Fort Worth
- Initiative and Leadership Award - Katie Reasons of
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
- Lylian Arledge Scholarship - Heather Martin of Friona
and Brianna St.John of Tulsa, Okla.
- Earl and Sallie Day Scholarship - Kristy Covert of
- Lucille Dill Scholarship - Camille Verdugo of
- Home Economics/Family Studies Scholarship - Regina
Lachance of Tye
- Alma Adams Morlan Scholarship - Laurie Dromgoole of
Abilene and Tiffany Shanks of Cookeville, Calif.
- Gail Strickland Noll Scholarship - Michalle Wootton
of Woodinville, Wash.
- Bernice McClellan Pyeatt Scholarship - Rebecca Bubert
- Jean Sanders Scholarship - Andrea Georgacakis of San
Antonio and Norma Toledo of San Antonio
- Marie Wilmeth Scholarship - Katherine Hailey of El
Paso; Kathy Horner of Abilene; Tracy Major of Cincinnati,
Ohio; Lisa Morris of Garland; and Amber Neece of Redding,
- Interior Design Student Competition - Sarah Smallwood
of Abilene, 1st in residential category; Allison Mangold
of Lockney, 1st in residential category; Rozlynn Rinn of
Magnolia, Book Award; Karissa Mischke of Maple Grove,
Minn., 1st in commercial category; and Neece, 2nd in
- Marie Wilmeth Outstanding Achievement Award - Janet
Chowning of Wichita, Kan.; Mallory Pope of Oklahoma City,
Okla.; and Julie Ratcliff of Garland
Department of Mathematics
- Marcus E. Mullings Award - Anthony Todd of Casper,
Department of Physics
- Fred J. Barton Departmental Award - Jeremy Huddleston
Undergraduate Department of Bible and Ministry
- Caring - Jeremy Harrison of Huntsville, Ala. and
Rhesa Higgins of Longview
- Sharing - Staci Lemons of Amarillo and Jason Lyda of
- Excelling - Julie Mavity of Katy, Summer Thompson of
Mesquite and Allen Carr of Burkburnett
Department of Missions
- Elisa Hoffmaster of Crockett received a book and
certificate of recognition for outstanding academic
achievement, noteworthy personal growth and devotion to
the mission of God.
- Hugo Monroy of Colombia received a book and
certificate of achievement for surmounting the challenges
of graduate studies, encouraging missions involvement
among students and exemplifying the spirit of Christ
among us all.
- Richard Rono of Kenya, E. Africa received a book and
certificate of achievement for tackling a degree program
while separated from his family, persevering in his work,
and exemplifying the spirit of Christ.
Department of Marriage and Family Therapy
Outstanding Academic Achievement and
Contribution - David Dotson of Abilene; Amanda Flaming of
Abilene; Marianne McInnes of Abilene; Lori McKinney of
Whites Creek, Tenn.; and Trisha Regis of Abilene
College of Business Administration
The College of Business Administration honored the top 10
percent of its graduates who had grade point averages of
3.86 or higher:
- Samuel S. Maroney of San Marcos
- Angie L. Meister of Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Clinton M. Phillips of Lewistown, Mont.
- Joyce Ann Parker of Vidor
- Matthew E. Sessions of Issaquah, Wash.
- Scott J. Schlegel of Mesquite
- Steven T. Schlegel of Mesquite
- Jennifer S. Lee of Ripon, Calif.
- Julie A. Thigpen of Temple
- Krill B. Cunningham of North Richland Hills
- Brad Stewart of Montalba
- Amy K. Crouch of Plano
- Brian M. Thomason of Thousand Oaks, Calif.
- Kevin A. Nelson of Sulphur Springs
- Jill M. Schiavone of Sherman
- Angela J. Scott of Justin
Margaret L. Teague Spirit of ACU Award
The Margaret L. Teague Spirit of ACU Award is
presented to students who have demonstrated an energetic
commitment to the historic values of ACU. Among those
values are those of caring, serving, excelling and
loyalty to the university. The recipients are Bethany
Hejl , sophomore art major from Abilene, and Shanae
Stanford, junior business major from Dallas.
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