As the 2012-13 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.
Robert Nedderman, Director of Libraries and Professor of Library Sciences, received the Distinguished Senior Faculty Award. He has served on the Hastings College faculty since 1990.
The J. Kent and Normalee Stadler Faculty Achievement Award was given to Dr. Moses Dogbevia, Associate Professor of Chemistry, while Barb Sunderman, Associate Professor of Teacher, received the Vondrak Outstanding Advisor Award.
The Rev. Dr. William Nottage-Tacey, the Senior Pastor/Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings, Neb., received the President’s Award for outstanding and meritorious service to Hastings College. The 1972 Hastings College alumnus is an honorary member of the College’s Board of Trustees.
Dr. Jeri Thompson, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Dr. Rob Babcock, Professor of history, were selected by a vote of the students to present the 2013-14 Artist Lecture Series Invited Faculty Lectures on the subject of their choice.
The members of Alpha Chi, the academic honorary, selected Dr. Carter Aikin as the Alpha Chi Outstanding Honorary Member. Dr. Aikin serves as Director of the Center for Vocation, Faith & Service and Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy.
Students receiving recognition are listed below, separated by state and city.
Dr. Clement Bridenhagen Scholarship – Jacqueline Lemmer
Dorothy Reed Steen Armstrong Scholarship – Danielle Thyfault
Birchler/Rininger Scholarship – Logan Ellis
Most Promising Art Student – Lindsey Pfender
The Outstanding Senior in Mathematics and Computer Science – Emily Lovejoy
The Reverend Kenneth and Alice Locke Family Scholarship – Ryan Garder
Carroll G. Patterson Scholarship for the Outstanding Junior in Mathematics and Computer Science – Ryan Garder
Einspahr Accounting Excellence Award – Todd Stithem
The Art and Eunice Langvardt Scholarship in English – Elizabeth Case
Dr. Denny Storer Political Science Award – Sierra Walker
Virginia Holyoke-McKeag Memorial Scholarship – Jennifer Zarek
Dr. Lorrie E. Bryant Psi Chi Scholarship – Emily Meyer
Alpha Chi Outstanding First-Year Students – Kelli Poplau
Dr. Harry R. James Physics Award – Brendon Bramman
Duane Freeman Scholarship – Jacob Hamburger
Frederick H. Mattes Chemistry Achievement Award – Kelli Poplau
The Stephen Lingwall Senior English Award – Laura Bonnett-Murphy
Outstanding Achievement in Art – Jeremy Hansen
The Reverend Joseph Kyle Memorial Scholarship – Trey Geisenhagen
Dr. Sara Jane Gardner Phi Alpha Theta Memorial Scholarship – Kaitlyn Karr
Dorothy Reed Steen Armstrong Scholarship – Jessica Bliven
Outstanding Student Association Executive Council Member – Ellie Clinch
Pi Kappa Delta Speaker of the Year – Trevor Brass
Outstanding Business Economics Senior – Jake Marvin
Udlock-Wachob Memorial Christian Education Scholarship – Adam Neely
The Clara Altman Award for Foreign Languages – Madeleine Michalek
Outstanding Senior Theatre Student – Elizabeth Wilkins
Evans-Storer Lecture in Political Science – Ethan Bennett
The Stephen Lingwall Senior English Award – Elizabeth Wilkins
Madgett Physics Scholarship – Conner Thomas
Kevin Heineman Outstanding First Year Student – Aaron Pierce
Louise C. Walter Merit Award Scholarship – Hannah Luebs
Alpha Chi Outstanding Sophomores – Theresa Droege
Alice and Jack Marvel Endowed Scholarship – Jocelyn Delgado
Alpha Chi Outstanding Sophomore – Alex Eisele
Alpha Chi Outstanding First-Year Student – Ian Tyler Tuttle
Dr. Harry R. James Physics Award – Ian Tyler Tuttle
Louise C. Walter Merit Award Scholarship – Tyler Mogilefsky
Dr. Harry R. James Physics Award – Justin Pflug
Madgett Physics Scholarship – Michael O’Neal
Student Education Association Outstanding Senior – Dylann Barbee
Madgett Physics Scholarship – Ellie Meisinger
Madgett Physics Scholarship – Eric Anttila
The Wendell V. Showalter Scholarship in Biology – Zach Heard
Arnold A. Alberts Outstanding Chemist Award – Shelby Follett
Dr. Denny Storer Political Science Award – Riley Johnson
Dr. Sara Jane Gardner Memorial Scholarship in English/History – Emma Parrish
The Outstanding Senior in Music – Deann Duncan Nicolaus
Alpha Psi Omega Dr. Hal Shiffler Award – Tyler Donovan
Mabel Gray Newburn Communication Scholarship – Nicole Sherrill
Student Education Association Outstanding Senior – Malori Wright
Outstanding Student Association Senator – Grant Hunter
Founded in 1882, Hastings College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in Hastings, Nebraska, that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. With 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs, Hastings College has been 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 Hastings.edu for more.