2012 standout grads honored

Posted May 10, 2012

Fifteen students will be honored for their Christian character and collegiate achievements at ACU's commencement ceremonies this Saturday.

The Honor Man and Honor Woman awards are given to one male and one female from the graduating class who exemplify Christian character and academic achievement. This year's Honor Man is Connor Best, political science major from Sacramento, Calif., and the Honor Woman is Emily Privett, communication science and disorder major from Lubbock, Texas.

The B Sherrod Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded for overall contribution to the university. This year's recipients include Wade Casey, biblical text major from Fort Collins, Colo.; Erin Daugherty, English major from Stephenville; Keri Gray, political science and communication science major from Longview; Carson Henley, biochemistry major from Colleyville; and Noemi Palomares, biblical text major from Elsa, Texas.

The Dean Adams Achievement Award is presented to students displaying extraordinary character and the ability to overcome obstacles. The recipients are Jessica Backfisch, international studies major from Perkasie, Penn.; Bethany Hunter, family studies and gerontology major from Robinson, Texas; Camila Robles, biochemistry major from Abilene; and Anne Weaver, psychology and missions major from Raleigh, N.C.

Lastly, the university will give Trustees Awards to four students for their exemplary character and academic achievements. Trustee recipients include Amy Archer, nursing major from Austin; Jeffrey Craig, journalism major from Granbury; Stephanie Frakes, vocal music education major from McAllen; and Peter Hargrave, theater major from Amarillo.

Learn more about ACU's commencement ceremonies or watch the live broadcast online.