Assistant Professors Kate Gray and Tina Marks were honored for distinguished service in their respective departments during the annual Honors Convocation ceremony on Monday in the Kimball Ballroom.
Gray received the Dr. Michael Bowling Distinguished Advising Award, and Marks received the Distinguished Teaching Award. Honors Convocation recognizes students, faculty and staff for outstanding contributions to campus and individual schools.
Gray is an assistant professor of graphic design in the School of Organizational Leadership and Strategic Communication. Prior to coming to Stephens, she enjoyed a lengthy career in design that included owning her own award-winning firm.
Marks is an assistant professor in the School of Fashion and Design. Prior to coming to Stephens, she ran her own jewelry design business and owned an antique clothing and jewelry store in Hermann.
Lita Pistono, administrative assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, also was honored during the ceremony with the Stephens Star Award, bestowed by the student body on a staff member who contributes to student success.
Senior Michelle Niewald, an integrated marketing student, took the top student award, receiving the Stephens Student Leadership Award.
Following is a complete list of award recipients.
School of Fashion and Design Award for Academic Excellence (3.8 GPA or higher)FashionRachel BallewTaylor BarberOletha CrutcherNicole GagneKayla GibsonPaula GoldenbergCaley GustafsonHillary HenryZoe KorklanAllison LangleyAbreale LoveallKathryn McCarthyMonica NakamatsuJennifer NiewaldEmily ParkCourtney ParmenterMargaret ReasbeckKatherine RudderKathryn SingerVictoria VitaleEmily Wagner-DavisInterior DesignJessica Grenke
School of Humanities & SciencesEnglish/Creative WritingClark/Dillingham Critical Essay Award Taylor WetzelOutstanding Seniors in English and Creative Writing Alexi Scharbach, Chelsea Wherry First Year Essay Award Gabrielle ZajacLegal StudiesAward of Excellence Jennifer Hrebar-IhlerNatural SciencesBiology Underclass Peer Award Dana HeggemannBiology Upperclass Peer Award Dina KaissiOutstanding Underclass Biology Student Award Dana HeggemannOutstanding Upperclass Biology Student Award Rachel LightfootOutstanding Physical Science Student Award Dina KaissiPsychologyOutstanding Contribution to Psychology Jennifer Hrebar-IhlerOutstanding Junior Academic Achievement in Psychology Emily MendozaOutstanding Senior Academic Achievement in Psychology Erica Bonnot
SCHOOL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIESDigital FilmmakingCitizen Jane Award Emily ColletteEducationDistinguished Education Major Dawnavyn James
Promising Education Major Stephanie TaylorOutstanding Contribution to the Laboratory School Jennifer Griffin, Shelby HardtEquestrian Business Management/Equestrian ScienceEquestrian Outstanding Senior Lauren FitzpatrickPromising Equestrian Major Ashley Noltkamper, Margaret Sheldon
Outstanding Contributions to Equestrian Department Shelby McCoyEquestrian Academic High Honors Award Hannah Dritt, Megan HasemannEquestrian Leadership Award Erin Cummings, Rachel Cummings, Nicklette Ball
SCHOOL OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONSOLSC Shining Star Aubree SchelppSOLSC Rising Stars Brianna Jackson, Jenna Westra
Outstanding Business Student Michaela DanielsOutstanding Event & Convention Management Student Stephanie McHenryOutstanding Strategic Communication:
Integrated Marketing Student Michelle NiewaldOutstanding Strategic Communication: Design Student Gabrielle Martino
SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTSDanceOutstanding First Year Dance StudentShandrea-Charity McNeal-WhiteOutstanding Second Year Dance Students Carrie Collins-Whitfield, Kyla RanneyThe Dance Leadership Award Hannah Massey, Kramer PruittThe Heart of a Dancer Award Tiara SaddlerOutstanding Artistic Achievement in Choreography
for Excellence in the 2014 Senior Project Concert Samantha BennettLeeAnn DavisJordan JacksonSamari Jackson-PrestonElizabeth LamontagneKramer PruittStephanie ReynoldsTheatreSara Ann Fay Award Pauline “Polly” MytingerOutstanding Technical Student Award Halea CoulterSpirit Award Katie Pautler
Resident Life AwardsMary Omer AwardsOutstanding Resident Assistant Maile Wortham Outstanding Resident Director Emily Wagner-Davis
Alumnae Association Scholarship AwardsFreshman Scholarship Award Juliana HitchcockSophomore Scholarship Award Khyneesa EdwardsJunior Scholarship Award Sara BarnettSenior Scholarship Award Patrika Brown
Other AwardsH.E. Wilkerson Award
For Outstanding Service to Stephens College AdmissionsKathy VogtDorothy Martin Endowed Scholarship Kathy NguyenJames M. Shirky Endowed Scholarship Emily MendozaCentury Candle Award Courtney CothrenMortar Board Book Scholarship Melanie Bosely
Mortar Board New Members 2014-15Rachel Ballew Sara Barnett Nicole Bartels Melanie Bosley Cordy Brannan Michaela Daniels Hannah Dritt Jazmin Gac Alexandria Hagelston Andrea Jefferies Fiona Kerr Rachel Lightfoot Hannah Massey Shelby McCoy Kristen McCurdy Emily Mendoza Karina Palencia Rebecca Saunders Amy Shank Cheyenne Smith Carolyn Williams Danielle Wilson
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