University Scholars honoredPosted 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:
Stephanie McClellan Herrington
Emily A. McCallum
Jaimie R. Patterson
Joanna Shaffer Robertson
Janille Wood Stephens
Katie Beth Ware