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May 9, 2008 - Students honored at Hastings College convocation
Students at Hastings College were recognized at the annual Honors Convocation, Friday, May 9, in French Memorial Chapel. Awards were presented by faculty and administrators for student achievements in academic and extracurricular activities.
Students receiving special honors and recognition were:
Alpha Chi Outstanding First-Year Student (academic honorary), April Christensen, freshman, Bruce/Cheryl Christensen, Hardy, Neb.
Alpha Chi Outstanding First-Year Student (academic honorary), John Swanhorst, freshman, Curtis/Cindy Swanhorst, McCook, Neb.
Alpha Chi Outstanding Sophomore (academic honorary), Corey Cook, Douglas/Kim Cook, Lincoln, Neb.
Alpha Chi Outstanding Sophomore, (academic honorary), Jessica Thompson, Jay/Leslie Thompson, Pine, Colo.
Alpha Psi Omega Dr. Hal Shiffler Award (theatre), Jill Haller, freshman, David/Darla Haller, Greybull, Wyo.
Outstanding Achievement in Art, Meghan Cochrane, junior, Douglas/Alisa Cochrane, Worland, Wyo.
Most Promising Art Student, Nicole Beck, freshman, Sue Beck, Hastings, Neb.
The Wendell V. Showalter Scholarship in Biology (outstanding biology major), Nicole Ciecior, junior, Martin/Diane Ciecior, Lincoln, Neb.
The Adrian Scholarship (for participation in a biology field trip), Jeffrey Hartman, junior, Douglas/Sharon Hartman, Columbus, Neb.
Mabel Gray Newburn Communication Scholarship, Heidi Hullinger, sophomore, Timothy/Lisa Hullinger, Westminster, Colo.
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award, Rochelle Finnigan, freshman, Leo/Stacey Finnigan, Omaha, Neb.
Louise C. Walter Merit Award Scholarship (for elementary education majors), Rebecca Hartline, junior, David/Susan Hartline, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Louise C. Walter Merit Award Scholarship (for elementary education majors), Lauren Williams, senior, David/Kimberly Williams, Superior, Neb.
Ruth Walter Meyer Scholarship (masters of arts in teaching student), Lloyd McIntyre, Hastings, Neb.
Student Education Association Outstanding Senior, Valerie Sweley, Roger/Debra Sweley, Grand Island, Neb.
The Stephen Lingwall Senior English Award, Neil Sorensen, Su Harvey, Eagle, Neb./Kurt Sorensen, Lincoln, Neb.
The Stephen Lingwall Senior English Award, Kimberly Nochi, Larry/Sandra Nochi, Gering, Neb.
The Arthur and Eunice Langvardt Scholarship in English, Jenna Buchli, senior, Ted/Kandy Buchli, Daykin, Neb.
Dr. Sara Jane Gardner Phi Alpha Theta Memorial Scholarship (awarded to a history major), Jennifer Strayer, Hastings, Neb.
Dr. Sara Jane Gardner Memorial Scholarship in History and English, Barry Graham, junior, Timothy/Terri Graham, Trumbull, Neb.
Dorothy Reed Steed Armstrong Scholarship (for a student pursuing a Christian ministry career), Nathan Tramp, junior, Kelly/Linda Tramp, Norfolk, Neb.
Clara Altman Award (foreign language scholarship), Sigrid Simpson, junior, Richard/Adalia Simpson, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Kevin Heineman Outstanding Freshman Scholarship (for a forensics student), Curt Casper, freshman, Terri Casper, Lexington, Neb.
Kevin Heineman Outstanding Freshman Scholarship (for a forensics student), Kelsi Potts, freshman, Richard/Carla Potts, Cambridge, Neb.
Pi Kappa Delta Speaker of the Year (forensics honorary), Jordan Palmer, senior, Todd/April Palmer, Omaha, Neb.
The Reverend Joseph Kyle Memorial Scholar (history), Matt Hilderbrand, senior, Michael/Connie Hilderbrand, Gothenburg, Neb.
The Clement Bridenhagen Memorial Scholar (for history majors), Ellen Jorgenson, junior, Mark/Mary Jorgenson, Shawnee, Kan.
The Outstanding Senior in Mathematics/Computer Science, Bobby Kempf, David/Susie Kempf, Shickley, Neb.
The Outstanding Junior in Mathematics/Computer Science, Thomas Mahoney, John/Susan Mahoney, Lakewood, Colo.
Outstanding Business Economics Senior, Kelly Hoff, senior, Joseph/Elaine Hoff, Greeley, Colo.
Outstanding Philosophy Student, Kaylee Messersmith, senior, Steve/Renee Messersmith, Hastings, Neb.
Outstanding Senior in Music, Rebecca Jamison, Mark/Ann Jamison, Arlington, Neb.
Birchler-Rininger Scholarship (religion), Joel Niemann, junior, Roger/Patricia Niemann, Lincoln, Neb.
Dr. Harry R. James Physics Award, Nate Reinick, junior, James/Lisa Reinick, Haigler, Neb.
Dr. Harry R. James Physics Award, Jake Doyle, freshman, Michael Doyle, Peyton, Colo./Lisa Downin, Calhan, Colo.
Dr. Harry R. James Physics Award, Stephen Cannon, freshman, Teri Cannon/Robert Cannon, Bow, N.H.
Dr. Harry R. James Physics Award, Chris Webber, freshman, EJ/Cheryl Webber, Kearney, Neb.
Madgett Physics Scholarship, Jordan Neuhart, junior, James/Ginger Neuhart, Waverly, Neb.
Madgett Physics Scholarship, Jason Gerritsen, junior, Debra Gerritsen/Steven Gerritsen, Hastings, Neb.
Dr. Denny Storer Political Science Award, Dennis Hinson, freshman, Hastings, Neb.
Outstanding Student Association Executive Council Member, Lauren Walker, senior, Steven/Anna Walker, Leawood, Kan.
Outstanding Student Association Senator, Jossy Newquist, senior, Ernest/Kristine Newquist, Aurora, Neb.
Outstanding Senior Theatre Arts Major, Sarah Vaughn, Richard/Delores Vaughn, Omaha, Neb.
Hal Shiffler Memorial Scholarship (theatre), Zachary Boyd, junior, Robert/Lisa Boyd, Hastings, Neb.
Virginia Holyoke-McKeag Memorial Scholarship (for an outstanding student in political science/economics, campus leader, plans to pursue a career in law or public service), Dennis Hinson, freshman, Hastings, Neb.
Jessica Madsen Memorial Scholarship (for a softball player), Sara Sidey, senior, Robert/Patricia Sidey, Trail, B.C.
Weyer Hall Award (outstanding resident of Weyer Hall), J. Adam Schwinn, sophomore, Mellissa Schwinn, Wray, Colo.
Dean Irene Moerer Honorary Service Scholarship (for a Taylor Hall resident), Krista Fager, junior, Don/Ginger Fager, Colorado Springs, Colo.