University Scholars honored

Posted April 25, 2012

ACU has honored 50 members of this year's graduating class, naming them the 2012 University Scholars. The students represent a cross-section of departments and colleges across campus and illustrate the wide level of undergraduate scholarship taking place at ACU.

To be eligible for consideration, students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher and completed at least 90 hours by the end of the fall semester of their senior year, with plans to graduate in that same year. University Scholars excel in scholarly activity appropriate to their disciplines and are nominated by faculty members in their departments. A subcommittee of the Faculty Senate, representing the faculty as a whole, choose the final honorees.

The University Scholars were honored during a ceremony at Chapel on the Hill on Friday, April 20. During the ceremony, a faculty escort presented each student with a certificate and a medallion to wear during graduation ceremonies. Dr. Stephen Johnson, dean of the Honors College, spoke at the ceremony, and Dr. Greg Straughn, interim provost, described the scholarly activity of each awardee.

The honorees include:

Matt Anderson
Brittany Armenta
Elizabeth Bernhardt
Connor Best
Jennifer Binkley
Nigel Bosch
Brandon Bowen
Erin Boyd
Haley Buffington
Layken Cathey
Melanie Catteau
Mandi Crowder
Kyle Ferrell
Krystal Fogle
Stephanie Frakes
Meagan Freeman
Blaine Gilbert
Claire Hardin
Jordan Havens
Stephanie McClellan Herrington
Andrew Hester
Anne-Marie Houy
James Huddleston
Joni Hutcherson
Evan Jones
David Kempe
Mackenzie Kile
Joseph Loh
Kristen McBride
Emily A. McCallum
Elizabeth Milliken
Arielle Moncure
Andrew Morrison
Allison Oden
Noemi Palomares
Monica Parodi
Jaimie R. Patterson
Jared Perkins
Kristen Powell
Emily Privett
Joanna Shaffer Robertson
Morgan Sconiers
Sara Shoultz
Allison Songstad
Janille Wood Stephens
Samantha Sutherland
Katie Beth Ware
Kaitlyn Wilkins
Jada Yarbrough