As the 2013-14 academic year at Hastings College draws to a close, the community gathered for its annual Honors Convocation. Students, faculty and friends of the College alike were honored for their achievements throughout the year.
Dr. Jim Dugan, Professor of Physics, received the Distinguished Senior Faculty Award. He has served on the Hastings College faculty since 1995.
The Don and Nancy Seaton Faculty Achievement Award was given to Dr. Mark Hall, Professor of Math and Computer Science, while Dr. Amy Black, Professor of Economics, received the Vondrak Outstanding Advisor Award.
Dr. William Locke, Professor Emeritus of Teacher Education, received the President’s Award for outstanding and meritorious service to Hastings College. The 1961 Hastings College alumnus continues to serve as an adjunct at Hastings College and volunteers with the Hastings College Arboretum.
Dr. Ingrid Bego, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Michella Marino, Assistant Professor of History, were selected by a vote of the students to present the 2014-13 Artist Lecture Series Invited Faculty Lectures on the subject of their choice.
The members of Alpha Chi, the academic honorary, selected Dr. Dwayne Strasheim as the Alpha Chi Outstanding Honorary Member. Dr. Strasheim, who is retiring from Hastings College after 49 years of service, is Professor of English and Linguistics and Dean Emeritus.
Students receiving recognition are listed below, separated by state and city.
Louise C. Walter Merit Award Scholarship – Kaylee Anderson
Evans-Storer Lecture in Political Science – Makayla Wendland
Madgett Physics Scholarship – Kyle Ehlers
Lambda Pi Eta Outstanding Communicator Award – Kyle Chesterman
Birchler/Rininger Scholarship – Logan Ellis
Student Education Association Outstanding Senior – Ryan Garder
Arnold A. Alberts Outstanding Chemist Award – Emily Wright
Alpha Chi Outstanding Sophomores –Aaron Pierce
Gilbert Adrian Scholarship – Garth Walbridge
Jim Kokesh Communication Scholarship – Sarah Mindrup
Omicron Delta Kappa Leader of the Year – Emily Meyer
Virginia Holyoke-McKeag Memorial Scholarship – Jennifer Zarek
Dr. Harry R. James Physics Award – Marcus Brown, Matthew Brown and Cody Newlun
Alpha Chi Outstanding First-Year Students – Nathan Jensen
Outstanding Senior Theatre Arts Student – John C. Johnson
Louise C. Walter Merit Award Scholarship – Madeline Thurston
Pi Kappa Delta Speaker of the Year – Jared Buskirk
The Stephen Lingwall Senior English Award – Jared Buskirk
Dr. Sara Jane Gardner Phi Alpha Theta Memorial Scholarship – Trey Giesenhagen
The Reverend Joseph Kyle Memorial Scholarship – Trey Giesenhagen
Aabel Accounting Scholarship – Isaac Mertens
Most Promising Art Student – Katherine Arias
Outstanding Student Association Senator – Shane Davidson
The Robert L. and Susan K. Schalock Endowed Scholarship – Casey Molifua
Kevin Heineman Outstanding First Year Student – Kathryn Edwards
Mabel Gray Newburn Communication Scholarship – Teal Timperley
Dr. Lorrie E. Bryant Psi Chi Scholarship – Mirae Nakouzi
The Wendell V. Showalter Scholarship in Biology – Brooke Snyder
The Clara Altman Award for Foreign Languages – Ethan Bennett
Alpha Chi Outstanding Sophomores – Laura Hurley
The Outstanding Senior in Music – Zachary Peterson
The Outstanding Senior in Mathematics and Computer Science – Cami Bruckman
Duane Freeman Scholarship – Chris Bartels
Outstanding Achievement in Art – Evan Seeling
Alpha Chi Outstanding First-Year Students – Laurel Teal
Kevin Heineman Outstanding First Year Student – Laurel Teal
Frederick H. Mattes Chemistry Achievement Award – Julia Thibault
Madgett Physics Scholarship – Justin Pflug
Carroll G. Patterson Scholarship for the Outstanding Junior in Mathematics and Computer Science – Becca Brandt
Madgett Physics Scholarship – Eric Anttila
Dr. Denny Storer Political Science Award – Nicole Delphia
Outstanding Senior in Business and Economics – Erin Vanderpool
Hal Shiffler Memorial Scholarship – Tyler Donovan
The Art and Eunice Langvardt Scholarship in English – Emma Parrish
Alpha Psi Omega Dr. Hal Shiffler Award – James Bachman
Dr. Clement Bridenhagen Memorial Scholarship – Kaylee Greening
Outstanding Achievement in Art – Emily Baudouin
Outstanding Student Association Executive Council Member – Creighton Leif