Centre Showcase honors outstanding students
RELEASED: May 8, 2008
Allaire Whitney Ryan and Christanna Rae Schuman: The Art Prize, presented to the student who makes the greatest progress in art.
Katherine Anne Webster: The Mildred and David Wood Art Prize, presented to the outstanding senior in art.
Emily Kathleen Anderson: 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.
Laura Marilyn Steffen: 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.
Sarah Ann Steele: The Analytical Chemistry Award, awarded to a student who displays an aptitude for a career in analytical chemistry.
Nathaniel Charles Blank: The Preston Carter Chemistry Prize, awarded to the highest-ranking senior majoring in chemistry.
Heather M. Walls: The Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award, sponsored by the Chemical Rubber Company, presented to the freshman showing the highest achievement in chemistry studies.
Jeffrey Andrew SoRelle: The Organic Chemistry Award, presented to the student who exhibits outstanding performance in the study of organic chemistry.
Chase Landon Wilson: The T. Hunton Rogers Memorial Scholarship Prize, presented to a junior who excels in physical science studies.
Elizabeth Ann Priest: The Henry Barrett Boyle Prize, awarded to the best student in Latin in the freshman or sophomore class.
Ashley Nicole Forns and Jesse Werth Johnson: The Graves Griffiths Prize, awarded to the best student in ancient languages in the senior class.
Neil Evan Murphy: The Robert Powell Jacobs Prize, awarded to the best student of Greek.
Jacqueline Lois Soenneker: The Computer Science Prize, awarded to an outstanding senior computer science major.
Kathryn Elizabeth Pfohl and Lauren Elizabeth Marx: 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.
David Michael Brown: The Drama Program Acting Award, presented to a senior drama major who has consistently demonstrated excellence in acting.
Nikki Ann Cammack: The Drama Program Production Award, presented to the graduating senior drama major who has displayed excellence in production over the course of the recipient's four years.
Katherine Rose Luking and Matthew Ryan Nestheide: 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.
Kelly Ann Bickel: The Harry Landreth Economics Prize, awarded to a well-rounded student of economics.
Brock Charles Klein: Prescott Wheeler Hoffman Memorial Scholarship, awarded to an economics major competitively chosen on the basis of academic achievement and engagement in campus life.
Maggie Vo: The Wall Street Journal Award, awarded to a student majoring in economics who exemplifies outstanding academic achievement.
Michelle Elizabeth Mattingly: 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.
Ali Marie Hamilton and Anne Elizabeth Maggard: The Cantrell Poetry Prize, awarded to the best portfolio of poems submitted by a Centre undergraduate.
Elizabeth Elise Dunston: The Emily R. Cowan Memorial Prize, awarded to the sophomore, junior or senior student presenting the best paper in English.
Christopher E. Frederick and Chelsea Nichole Apple: The Creative Writing Prize, presented for poetry and short fiction.
Ashley Elizabeth Dickens: The George Handy Ensminger English Prize, awarded to a high-ranking senior in English who preferably but not necessarily plans to enter the teaching profession.
Elisabeth Louise Randall: The Mason Knuckles English prize, awarded to the student submitting the best essay in a sophomore-level survey course.
Elisabeth Louise Randall and Whitney Lee Brown: The John W. Redd English Prize, presented to the two freshmen submitting the best English papers to the English program committee.
Virginia Leigh Ivey: The George C. Young English Literature Prize, awarded to the highest-ranking senior majoring in English.
2007 recipient, Wilson Montague Garrett: 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.
Sarah Alisabeth Humphrey: The John W. Yerkes Prize, awarded to the highest-ranking junior majoring in English.
Kate Lisbeth Everett: The Jeffery Scott and Ann Rose McBride French Prize, presented to the most outstanding senior French major.
Darcy Jeannette Wheaton: Voltaire Scholars Fund, awarded for advanced study in France.
Caitlin Mary Harper: 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.
Ben Elliott Stewart: 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.
Jeanne Marie Macksoud: The William A. Davis Memorial Prize, presented to the senior with the best record in American history.
Sami Jiryis Sweis and Bethany Renee Neal: 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.
Ryne Patrick Clos: The Breckinridge Jones Prize, presented to the highest-ranking student of history.
Virginia Estelle Reynolds: The Enos Swain History Award, presented to the junior selected as the outstanding student of American history.
Christopher Kyle Longton: 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.
Ashley Elizabeth Dickens: 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.
Morgan Jaye Smith: The Mathematics Program Prize, awarded to the most promising sophomore who has declared a mathematics major.
Kelly Ann Bickel: The Sallie Warfield Memorial Prize, awarded to the student with the highest standing in mathematics.
Jacob Anthony Raderer: The Myrtie C. Franklin and Imogene F. Bennett Music Prize, awarded to a junior music student.
Kerri Rachelle Howard: The E. Wilbur Cook Music Prize, awarded to the senior who has made the greatest progress in music studies.
Anna A. Capaldi and Corwyn Thomas Wyatt: 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.
Jordan Lee Perkins: The Harold Gale, Jr. Memorial Philosophy Prize, awarded to a senior of high moral character who has done outstanding work in philosophy courses.
Molly Eileen Lindle: The Marshall Wilt Physics Prize, awarded to an outstanding senior physics major.
Andrea Kelly Taulbee: The John Barbour Memorial Prize, awarded to the student receiving the highest grade in the study of the Bible or biblical literature.
Sami Jiryis Sweis: The Samuel Robertson Cheek Honor Scholarship, presented to a junior who is judged to be the most outstanding in required Bible courses.
Kerri Rachelle Howard: The Leonard And Vivian DiLillo Spanish Prize, awarded to the most outstanding senior Spanish major.
Tyler Daniel Moody: 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.
Neil Evan Murphy: 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.
Thomas Brian Britt, Ashley Elizabeth Distler and Matthew Ryan Nestheide: 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 later in the spring: 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.
Monica Lynn Vonderbrink: The Briscoe Inman Memorial Award, presented to a graduating senior who has the most varsity letters in all sports at Centre.
Daniel Alan Noll: 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.
Kappa Alpha Theta: 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.
Thomas Stone Gregory: The James D. Jobson Kentucky Alpha Delta Award, presented to the Phi Delta Theta senior who embodies the spirit of Phi Delta Theta.
Nathaniel Charles Blank: 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.
Joseph Glenn McGill and Cornelia Julianna Boleyn Gordon: 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.
Juan Antonio Landaverde: 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.
Carl Marvey Russell III and Sarah Katherine Fisher: 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.
Brock Charles Klein: The Alumnae Association Prize, awarded to a sophomore who clearly shows the academic and personal standards of Centre College.
Brian Richard Heyburn: The Richard Stanford Watson, Jr. Memorial Award, presented to a male sophomore who exemplifies campus citizenship of the highest order.
Anthony Chase Palisch: The John Howard Duff, Jr. Memorial Prize, presented to an outstanding junior exemplifying participation in all aspects of Centre College life.
Yanni Yang: The Amanda O. Rodes Alumnae Prize, awarded to an outstanding junior.
Alexander Monarch Brown: The Ormond Beatty Alumni Prize, awarded to a senior with a distinguished record.
Deysi Ofelia Hernandez: 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.
Christopher Kyle Longton: The Paula M. Crumbie Memorial Prize, presented to a junior or senior who exhibits excellence in character, leadership and academic achievement.
Jacob Anthony Raderer: The John Marshall Harlan Award, presented to the junior who most conspicuously displays the quality of leadership.
Christopher Kyle Longton: The James D. Jobson Memorial Prize, awarded to a junior or senior who has led the Student Government Association with warmth, wisdom and inclusiveness.
Roy Lee Wigginton II: The Owsley Rochester Award, presented to an outstanding junior or senior.
Nathaniel Charles Blank: The Fred M. Vinson Honors Award, presented to a senior who is the most outstanding in scholastic, athletic and extracurricular pursuits.
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:
Emily K. Anderson
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