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Several Hastings College students received recognition at annual Honors Convocation
Several Hastings College students were recognized for their outstanding achievement at the annual Hastings College Honors Convocation, at 10 a.m., Friday, May 13 in French Memorial Chapel.
Students are listed below by award and followed by their hometowns in bold.
Alpha Chi Outstanding First-Year Students – Hannah Jensen, Hastings, Neb., and Ben Reimer, Hastings, Neb.
Alpha Chi Outstanding Sophomores – Margaret Gregory, Grand Island, Neb., and Jeremy Murman, Glenvil, Neb.
Alpha Psi Omega Dr. Hal Shiffler Award – Emily Funkey, Hastings, Neb.
Arnold A. Alberts Outstanding Chemist Award – Joseph Shanle, Blue Hill, Neb.
Birchler-Rininger Scholarship – Taylor Miller, Lincoln, Neb.
CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award – Emily Wright, Bridgeport, Neb.
Dean Moerer Honorary Service Scholarship – Jessica Hazelton, Fremont, Neb.
Dorothy Reed Steen Armstrong Scholarship – Jessica Bliven, Lexington, Neb., Michelle Shavlik, Elkhorn, Neb., and Rubea Stouppe, Hutchinson, Kan.
Dr. Denny Storer Political Science Award – Thomas Olsen, Grand Island, Neb.
Dr. Harry R. James Physics Award – Lindsey Wickman, Aurora, Colo., and Jarrett Wise, Fowler, Kan.
Dr. Sara Jane Gardner Phi Alpha Theta Memorial Scholarship – Preston Peterson, Broken Bow, Neb.
Duane Freeman Scholarship – Callie Arnold, Broken Bow, Neb.
Evans-Storer Lecture in Political Science – Toby Flint, Brookings, S.D.
Hal Shiffler Memorial Scholarship – Myste Shryack, Worland, Wyo.
Jessica E. Madsen Memorial Scholarship – Mallory Suhr, Seward, Neb.
Kevin Heineman Outstanding First Year Student – Jared Buskirk, Holdrege, Neb.
LeRoy W. and Jean E. Thom Scholarship for Continuing Religious Education – Jon Randall Marx, Hastings, Neb., and Nathan Stepp, Seward, Neb.
Louise C. Walter Merit Award Scholarship – Sherri McCune, Hastings, Neb., and Drew Sothers, Courtland, Kan.
Mabel Gray Newburn Communication Scholarship – Chloe Ekberg, Omaha, Neb.
Madgett Physics Scholarship – Jordan Borrell, Hastings, Neb., Jake Braunberger, Dickinson, N.D., and Neil Sabata, David City, Neb.
Most Promising Art Student – Alyssa Karr, Juniata, Neb.
Omicron Delta Kappa Leader of the Year – April Christensen, Hardy, Neb.
Outstanding Achievement in Art – Micah Kamla, McCook, Neb.
Outstanding Business Economics Senior – Morgan Peters, St. Paul, Neb.
Outstanding Senior Theatre Student – Franny Myers, Thermopolis, Wyo., and Blake Holen, Oxford, Neb.
Outstanding Student Association Executive Council Member – Kevin Wright, Mansfield, Penn.
Outstanding Student Association Senator – Cassidy Pitkin, Callaway, Neb.
Pi Kappa Delta Speaker of the Year – Curt Casper, Lexington, Neb.
Reverend Kenneth and Alice Locke Family Scholarship – Taylor Miller, Lincoln, Neb.
Ruth Walter Meyer Scholarship – Miranda Nanfito, Hastings, Neb.
Student Education Association Outstanding Senior – Cassidy Pitkin, Callaway, Neb.
The Art and Eunice Langvardt Scholarship in English – Katy Gerwig, Greeley, Colo.
The Clara Altman Award for Foreign Languages – Nichole Kraus, Milburn, Neb.
The Clement Brindenhagen Memorial Scholar – Preston Peterson, Broken Bow, Neb.
The Gilbert Adrian Scholarship – Megan Rerucha, Omaha, Neb.
The Gregory L. Plock Memorial Scholarship in Investigational Neuroscience – Apollo Stack, Aurora, Neb.
The Outstanding Junior in Mathematics and Computer Science – Corey Reutlinger, Lexington, Neb.
The Outstanding Senior in Mathematics and Computer Science – Kyle Kalail, Atwater, Ohio
The Outstanding Senior in Music – Elizabeth Powers, Columbus, Neb.
The Reverend Joseph Kyle Memorial Scholarship – Hannah Witt, Hastings, Neb.
The Robert L. Schalock Psi Chi Scholarship – Kaitlin Wilson, Kimball, Neb.
The Stephen Lingwall Senior English Award – Beth Hartman, Columbus, Neb., and Lauren Lee, Windsor, Colo.
The Wendell V. Showalter Scholarship in Biology – Jake Wardyn, Weeping Water, Neb.
Udlock-Wachob Memorial Christian Education Scholarship – Kaitlin Wilson, Kimball, Neb., and Kathryn Cunningham, Grand Island, Neb.
Virginia Holyoke-McKeag Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Academics and Service – Andrew Huber, North Platte, Neb.
Weyer Hall Award – Anthony Kramer, Gillette, Wyo.
Hastings College, founded in 1882, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). A total of 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs are offered to more than 1,190 students. Hastings College was named among “America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review, and a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit www.hastings.edu for more information.
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