Centre Showcase honors outstanding students
RELEASED: May 10, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—Centre College proudly honors student academic achievement during its annual spring showcase. Prizes and awards range from the highest rank in a subject area to the best-loved and most-respected. The following are this year's recipients:
Theodore Huels Jeckering: The Art Prize, presented to the student who makes the greatest progress in art.
Mary Catherine Starr: The Mildred and David Wood Art Prize, presented to the outstanding senior in art.
Brian Charles Grieb: The E. Wilbur Cook Biological Sciences Award, presented to the senior with the highest academic average who has been accepted for graduate study in the biological sciences.
George Swope Munday: The American Institute of Chemists Award, awarded by the American Institute of Chemists to a senior who has established an outstanding record as a major in chemistry.
Anthony Chase Palisch: The Analytical Chemistry Award, awarded to a student who displays an aptitude for a career in analytical chemistry.
Joseph Crider Yeager: The Preston Carter Chemistry Prize, awarded to the highest-ranking senior majoring in chemistry.
Jordon Taylor Feigerle: The Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award, sponsored by the Chemical Rubber Company, presented to the freshman showing the highest achievement in chemistry studies.
Benjamin Gregory Gowen: The Organic Chemistry Award, presented to the student who exhibits outstanding performance in the study of organic chemistry.
Nathaniel Charles Blank: The T. Hunton Rogers Memorial Scholarship Prize, presented to a junior who excels in physical science studies.
Sarah Conley Baird and Gera Marie de Villiers: The Henry Barrett Boyle Prize, awarded to the best student in Latin in the freshman or sophomore class.
Paige Elizabeth Ishmael and Eric Matthew Hack: The Graves Griffiths Prize, awarded to the best student in ancient languages in the senior class.
Aaron Charles White: The Robert Powell Jacobs Prize, awarded to the best student of Greek.
Peter Francis Burns: The Computer Science Prize, awarded to an outstanding senior computer science major.
Adam Taylor Brown: The West T. Hill Dramatic Arts Prize, presented to a graduating senior having strong concentration in dramatic arts and is judged to have contributed most to the dramatic arts program over a period of four years.
Karen Marie Biscopink: The Drama Program Acting Award, presented to a senior drama major who has consistently demonstrated excellence in acting.
Justin Byron Hurt: The Charles W. Campbell III Prize for Economics, awarded to a senior economics major who displays Professor Campbell's passion for economic analysis, critical thinking and high academic standards.
Sara Marie DeSanctis: The Harry Landreth Economics Prize, awarded to a well-rounded student of economics.
Matthew Wyn Lewis: Prescott Wheeler Hoffman Memorial Scholarship, awarded to an economics major competitively chosen on the basis of academic achievement and engagement in campus life.
Kelly Ann Bickel: The Wall Street Journal Award, awarded to a student majoring in economics who exemplifies outstanding academic achievement.
Mary Caroline Herring: The Doris Elaine Williams Cavnes Elementary Education Prize, awarded to a senior majoring in and planning a career in elementary education, who best exemplifies the academic and personal qualities necessary for teaching.
Elizabeth Louise Tipton: The Cantrell Poetry Prize, awarded to the best portfolio of poems submitted by a Centre undergraduate.
Elizabeth Louise Tipton: The Emily R. Cowan Memorial Prize, awarded to the sophomore, junior or senior student presenting the best paper in English.
Rachel Elizabeth Dawson and Hillary Leah Phan Eason: The Creative Writing Prize, presented for poetry and short fiction.
Taylor Seymour Pilkington: The Mason Knuckles English Prize, awarded to a worthy sophomore who has excelled in English.
Bethany Renee Neal: The John W. Redd English Prize, presented to the two freshmen submitting the best English papers to the English program committee.
Elisha James Sircy: The George C. Young English Literature Prize, awarded to the highest-ranking senior majoring in English.
2006 recipient, Virginia Dale Anderson: The James Ware Parrish II English Prize, awarded to the student submitting the best independent study in the field of British and/or American literature.
Virginia Leigh Ivey: The John W. Yerkes Prize, awarded to the highest-ranking junior majoring in English.
Rachel Silver Tapley: The Jeffery Scott and Ann Rose McBride French Prize, presented to the most outstanding senior French major.
Stephen Christian Ludlum and William Andrew Helmstetter: The Leibniz Prize, awarded to the student having demonstrated the greatest progress in the study of the German language and culture over the last two years.
Lauren Elizabeth Miller: The Samuel Robertson Cheek, Jr. Memorial Prize, awarded to an outstanding student of government who has displayed high achievement and promising potential in the study of political science.
Elizabeth Mae Woodson: The William A. Davis Memorial Prize, presented to the senior with the best record in American history.
Karen Elizabeth Ellestad and Shannon Leigh Eblen: The Frank Heck Prize, awarded to the highest ranking paper submitted by a freshman or a sophomore in HIS 120 in the previous academic year.
James Price Eberle: The Breckinridge Jones Prize, presented to the highest-ranking student of history.
Allison Elizabeth Wheeler: The Enos Swain History Award, presented to the junior selected as the outstanding student of American history.
Victoria Elizabeth Cann and Prajuna K.C.: The Shelley Rodes Holman Award to be presented each year to the graduating senior majoring in international relations judged by the program faculty to have shown the greatest enthusiasm for the ideals of international relations.
Lauren Elizabeth Miller and James Price Eberle: The John R.S. Brooking Prize, awarded to a junior or senior who plans to pursue a career in law or education and has at least a 3.0 grade point average.
Qianyu Yang: The Mathematics Program Prize, awarded to the most promising sophomore who has declared a mathematics major.
Joseph Crider Yeager: The Sallie Warfield Memorial Prize, awarded to the student with the highest standing in mathematics.
Shannon Bailey and Kerri Howard: The Myrtie C. Franklin and Imogene F. Bennett Music Prize, awarded to a junior music student.
James Bennett Durham and Wesley Andrew Young: The E. Wilbur Cook Music Prize, awarded to the senior who has made the greatest progress in music studies.
Jacob Anthony Raderer: The Marie and Andrew DiMartino Music Prize, awarded to a freshman or sophomore music student who exemplifies participation and achievement in applied and ensemble music courses.
Elisha James Sircy: The Harold Gale, Jr. Memorial Philosophy Prize, awarded to a senior of high moral character who has done outstanding work in philosophy courses.
Joshua David Qualls: The Marshall Wilt Physics Prize, awarded to an outstanding senior physics major.
Rachel Silver Tapley and Neil Evan Murphy: The John Barbour Memorial Prize, awarded to the student receiving the highest grade in the study of the Bible or biblical literature.
Virginia Leigh Ivey: The Samuel Robertson Cheek Honor Scholarship, presented to a junior who is judged to be the most outstanding in required Bible courses.
Shelly Marie Hines: The Leonard And Vivian DiLillo Spanish Prize, awarded to the most outstanding senior Spanish major.
William Michael Tribble: The Fred E. Arnicar Prize, awarded to a senior student who, as a football player, has shown during his four years at Centre, high moral character and outstanding ability and sportsmanship.
Christopher Chad Riney: The Tom Bartlett Memorial Prize Award, presented to the non-graduating student who achieves the highest grade point average during the school year while serving as a member of the "first string" football team.
David James Horne, Eric Thomas Moore and Eileen Brockman Schilling: The Centre College Male and Female Student Athlete of the Year, awarded to a male and female student athlete who is outstanding in all areas and best exemplifies a balanced commitment to academics, athletics, service and leadership.
To be announced in early summer: CoSIDA Academic All-American Student Athletes Award, presented to a scholar-athlete who must be a sophomore, junior or senior and has a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better.
Sara Marie DeSanctis: The Briscoe Inman Memorial Award, presented to a graduating senior who has the most varsity letters in all sports at Centre.
Lindsay Kathryn Maurer: The Mitchell Young Chamberlain Prize, presented to the sophomore who letters in a sport, with the highest academic standing for his or her first two years.
Alpha Delta Pi: The Ruby Moss Cheek Scholarship Award, presented to the sorority having the highest academic average for the preceding year.
Phi Kappa Tau: The John W. Yerkes Scholarship Cup, awarded each fall to the fraternity having the highest academic average for the preceding year.
William Donald Dorman: The James D. Jobson Kentucky Alpha Delta Award, presented to the Phi Delta Theta senior who embodies the spirit of Phi Delta Theta.
Caroline Williams Stone: The Mason Knuckes Award, presented to an outstanding student in the graduating class. Consideration shall be given to scholarship, moral character and promise of leadership.
Anthony Chase Palisch, Sarah Alisabeth Humphrey and Lindsay Kathryn Maurer: The Max P. Cavnes Freshman Book Prize, awarded to the sophomore man and woman with the highest academic average at the end of their freshman year.
Genifer Anne Snipes: The Robert Dale Holmes Memorial Prize, presented to the freshman who, by the improvement of his or her work, diligence and character, reveals most clearly the value of college training and the spirit of the College.
Samantha Jo Bottom and Sam Powell Lewis: The Monnie McChord Scholarship Prize, awarded annually and separately to the man and woman who have shown the greatest improvement in scholarship during the year.
Danielle Kristen Dodson: The Alumnae Association Prize, awarded to a sophomore who clearly shows the academic and personal standards of Centre College.
Anthony Chase Palisch: The Richard Stanford Watson, Jr. Memorial Award, presented to a male sophomore who exemplifies campus citizenship of the highest order.
Atif Newaz Chowdury: The John Howard Duff, Jr. Memorial Prize, presented to an outstanding junior exemplifying participation in all aspects of Centre College life.
Alison Shea Lindon: The Amanda O. Rodes Alumnae Prize, awarded to an outstanding junior.
Brian Charles Grieb: The Ormond Beatty Alumni Prize, awarded to a senior with a distinguished record.
Kerri Rachelle Howard: The Leslie Randolph Boyd Civic Service Award, presented to a junior student who has shown the most serious interest, concern and activity in furthering the philanthropic, cultural or civic development in Danville and Boyle County.
Prajuna K.C.: The Paula M. Crumbie Memorial Prize, presented to a junior or senior who exhibits excellence in character, leadership and academic achievement.
Alexander Monarch Brown: The John Marshall Harlan Award, presented to the junior who most conspicuously displays the quality of leadership.
Kevin Noel Duke: The James D. Jobson Memorial Prize, awarded to a junior or senior who has led the Student Government Association with warmth, wisdom and inclusiveness.
Jay Christopher Carnes: The Owsley Rochester Award, presented to an outstanding junior or senior.
Ines Kevric: The Fred M. Vinson Honors Award, presented to a senior who is the most outstanding in scholastic, athletic and extracurricular pursuits.
Mary Jane Saunier and Jay Christopher Carnes: The Max P. Cavnes Prize, awarded to the best-loved and most-respected senior man and woman.
Also recognized were the new inductees to Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honors organization in the United States. Those honored for overall achievement include:
Natalie E. Armstrong
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