For immediate release
May 7, 2005
Abilene Christian University awarded 583 degrees during two ceremonies Saturday.
Several awards were presented at Commencement, including the Board of Trustees awards for the honor and recognition the recipients have brought ACU through their achievements, character and devotion. Recipients were Larry Isenhower graduate from Abilene; Michael Miller, theatre graduate from Lubbock; Elizabeth Alvarez, political science graduate from McAllen; and Layne Rouse, communication graduate from Midland.
The Dean Adams Achievement awards were presented to students who overcame some type of obstacle to achieve their ACU education. Recipients were Annick Kanyamuneza, nursing and exercise science graduate from Burundi, Africa; Kate Eason, theatre graduate from McKinney; and Brittany Jones, animal science graduate from Arlington.
Twenty-three seniors were honored with Alpha Chi awards for perfect 4.0 grade point averages:
Nichole Brezel, communication disorders
Rebecca Brown, Spanish
Rachael Campbell, integrated marketing communication
Elizabeth Ann Canarsky, communication
Matthew Copeland, accounting
Casey Crosby, Biblical text
Maggie Ehrke, communication disorders
Nathan Gray, molecular biochemistry
Jennifer Hanner, elementary education
Brittany Haws, psychology
Angela Heiderich, Spanish and international studies
Conrad Hester, psychology
Megan Holmes, political science
Laura Malene Irons, history
Nathan Jerkins, theatre
Adriane Jewett, integrated marketing communication
Darin Love, accounting
Brenna McWilliams, marketing
Kimberly Molleur, elementary education
Kristen Parker, psychology
Bethany Powell, chemistry
Lauren Smith, communication
Jennifer Voiles, industrial psychology
Tracy Harper, elementary education graduate, received the award for next highest GPA with a 3.99.
Graduating students and their families attended the annual Senior Dinner Friday night, where several other awards were presented.
Honor Man and Honor Woman Awards were given to students who exhibited exemplary character, outstanding academic achievements and behavior epitomizing the ideal student. Recipients were Nathan Gray, molecular biochemistry graduate from Collierville, Tenn.; and Bethany Powell, chemistry graduate from Abilene.
The B Sherrod Scholarships were awarded to students for their overall contribution to the university and will each receive a $500 scholarship to be used for graduate school. Recipients were Jamie Marr, molecular biochemistry graduate from Plano, and Kelsie Wylie, Bible major from Baton Rouge, La.
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