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May 9, 2017

Avila University Honors Students and Faculty At 31st Annual Honors Ceremony

(May 8, 2017) KANSAS CITY, MO – Seventy-seven Avila University students were honored on April 29 at the 31st Annual Honors Ceremony. Eight students were elected into Delta Epsilon Sigma, the national scholastic honor society for students of universities with Catholic traditions and seven students were elected into Kappa Gamma Pi, the national Catholic college graduate honor society exemplifying leadership, scholarship, faith and service. Twenty Avila students were listed as Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. One faculty member, Joe Roberts, Ph.D., was named Professor of the Year.

 

Individual Awards

  • Marcella Holloway Ward for Outstanding English Major … Kendall Burke

  • Theatre Seniors of the Year ……………… Ezekiel Bocklage and Katy Case

  • Martha Smith Award for History ……………………………… Jamie Good

  • The Jane Jordon Music Award ……………………………… Ezekiel Bocklage

  • Avila Advantage Undergraduate Student of the Year …… Richard Snedegar

  • Avila Advantage Graduate Student of the Year ………………… Jarrell Gatlin

  • Outstanding MBA Student ……………………………………….. Robert Gloria

  • Outstanding Student in Accounting ………………………………..… Fang Liu

  • Outstanding Student in Finance ……………………………….. Rachel Mears

  • Outstanding Student in Management ………………………….. Lauren Austin

  • William Randall Sowers Award …………………………………… Clay Driskill

  • Outstanding Student in Marketing ………………………………. Mario Curiale

  • Eschbacher Excellence in Education .. Wesley Page and Caroline Riesenberg

  • Laura Sloan Outstanding Student Teacher…Heather Chaszar and Rychinda Johnson

  • MSCP Promising Professional Award …………………..… Reshma Freeman

  • Psi Chi Distinguished Scholar Award ………………….…… Violetta Hamilton

  • Outstanding Student in Criminology ……………………………….. Jayne Molt

  • Dorothy Gallagher Award …………………………………….. Pedro Argumedo

  • Outstanding Social Work Student Award ………………. Amanda Eisenmann

  • School of Nursing Excellence in Leadership Award ……… Tomos Ridenhour

  • Most Outstanding Senior in Nursing Award …………………….. Arielle Berna

  • School of Nursing Excellence in Clinical Nursing Practice ..Clarisa Gonzalez

  • Outstanding Biology Student Award ……………………….. Michelle L. Pace

  • Cathy Mueller Memorial Trustee Scholar Award … Wilson Keungkhamphong

  • Outstanding Kinesiology Student Award … Joseph M. Grindstaff and James Richards

  • Carole Hillestad Award for Outstanding Student in Radiologic Science ..

Grace Miller and Joy Patel

  • Stephanie A. Whisler Award for Outstanding Clinical Achievement in

Radiologic Science …………………………………………….... Matt Meinen

  • Ann Dominic Mathematics Achievement Award …………… Allison Sirna

  • Dallavis Outstanding Leadership Award in Communication .. Erin Casey Lee

  • Dallavis Outstanding Leadership Award in Art + Design …. Rebecca (Becky) Mahurin

  • Student Scholar Day Best Oral/Performance Presentation Hanae Ishikawa

  • Student Scholar Day Best Poster ………………………………… Ashtyn Sills

  • Student Scholar Day Alumni Award for Outstanding Presentation …… Brian Murphy

  • Saint Catherine Medal ………………………………………….. Alison N. Roth

  • Saint Thomas More Medal …………………………………….. Keegun Selley

  • Teresa of Avila Medal ……………………...…..Victoria (Surdyke) Arcano

  • Jeanne Collins Thompson Ariston Award ………………….. Michelle L. Pace

 

Professor of the Year

  • Professor of the Year ………………………… Joe Roberts, Ph.D., Chemistry

 

Delta Epsilon Sigma

  • Wyatt T. Beebe

  • Violetta L. Hamilton

  • Brian L. Murphy

  • Anna Nguyen

  • Michelle L. Pace

  • Kyler A. Tusay

  • Bryan J. Zawada

  • Corey E. Cochran

 

Kappa Gamma Pi

  • Violetta L. Hamilton

  • Caroline J. Hayes

  • Brian L. Murphy

  • Michelle L. Pace

  • Erin J. Sheehy

  • Kyler A. Tusay

  • Corey E. Cochran

 

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

  • Arielle Berna

  • Ezekiel Bocklage

  • Jade Callaway

  • Corey Cochran

  • Violetta Hamilton

  • Monica Hudson

  • Theresa Klausmeyer

  • Erin Casey Lee

  • Mary Grace Miller

  • Zachary Mize

  • Brian Murphy

  • Michelle Pace

  • Tomos Ridenhour

  • Caroline Riesenberg

  • Dixie Robinson

  • Jerrold Russell

  • Erin Sheehy

  • Victoria (Surdyke) Arcano

  • Kyler Tusay

  • McKayla Wilbanks

 

 

Avila University, a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is a values-based community of learning providing liberal arts, professional, undergraduate and graduate education to prepare students for responsible, lifelong contributions to the global community. Our approach to education brings out the best in our students, so they can bring out the best in others.

 

 

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