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Students Recognized During Honors & Scholars Banquet


April 4, 2013



Averett University held its annual Honors & Scholars Banquet on Tuesday, April 2 at its E. Stuart James Grant Convocation and Athletic Center. The banquet recognizes students for their academic accomplishments during the year.

The following are the 2012-13 award winners.

The enactus Outstanding Leadership Award was presented to Mette Scheiman and Erika Weyner. A senior, Scheiman is pursuing a degree in business administration: marketing management. Weyner is a senior pursuing a double major in business administration: management science and business administration: marketing management.

Daniel Knight received the Eagle Award for aeronautics. He is a senior pursuing a degree in aerospace management: flight operations.

The Outstanding Aviation Alumni Award for aeronautics was awarded to alumnus Bernie Morrell '88.

Callie Burnett received the Russell C. Brachman Biology Award. She is a senior majoring in biology: biomedical science.

The Outstanding Business Student Award was presented to Pernilla Milton. Milton is a senior majoring in business administration: marketing management.

Brian Daniels was named the Outstanding Communications Studies/Journalism Student. Daniels is a senior pursing a degree in communications: journalism.

Katherine Sweeney received several awards and recognitions. She received the Delta Kappa Gamma Virginia Scholars Award for Education, was named a Teacher of Promise and was recognized as an Outstanding English Student. She is majoring in English with teaching certification for grades 6-12.

The Evelyn Miller Scholarship for education was awarded to Katelyn Dockery, Tiffany Hicks, Carllnisha Johnson and Sarah Sparks. Dockery and Johnson are seniors pursuing degrees in liberal studies. Hicks is a sophomore pursuing a degree in liberal studies. Sparks is a junior pursuing a degree in mathematics with teaching certification for grades 6-12.

Allison Sparks received the Mary C. Fugate Scholarship Award for education. She is a junior pursuing a degree in liberal studies.

Paige Aaron was recognized as a Teacher of Promise and received the Outstanding Mathematics Award. Aaron is a senior pursuing a degree in mathematics with teaching certification for grades 6-12 and a minor in history.

Savanna Butts, Akrista Harris and Jessica Schiel were named Teachers of Promise. Butts is a senior pursuing a degree in liberal studies and a minor in art studio. Harris is pursuing a master of education degree. Schiel is a senior and is pursuing a degree in liberal studies.

Shanequa Sanders-West received the Outstanding English Student Award and the Outstanding Student in Sociology Award. She is a senior pursuing a double major in English and sociology.

Noelle Hill received the Outstanding Equestrian Studies Award. A senior, Hill is pursuing a degree in equestrian studies: management.

Joseph Compton received the Outstanding Mathematics Award. He is a senior pursuing a degree in mathematics with teaching certification for grades 6-12.

Angela Marie Dawson was awarded the Alexander & Violet Allen Choral Award. A senior, she is pursuing a degree in sociology and a minor in music.

Brentt Simmons received the Rita S. Porterfield Music Award. He is a senior pursuing a degree in music.

Lynn Murphy received the Norma Roady Senior Academic Excellence Award for physical education. Murphy is a senior pursuing a degree in health/physical education with teaching certification.

Jessie Henderson received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychology. Henderson is a senior pursuing a degree in psychology: counseling and clinical and a minor in equestrian studies: equine assisted psychotherapy.

Erica Turner received the award for Outstanding Student in Criminal Justice. She is a senior pursuing a degree in sociology/criminal justice.

Andrew Tickle and Marie Vernon received the Virginia Collegium Scholar Award. A junior, Tickle is a member of the Honors Program. He is pursuing a degree in biology/chemistry and a minor in mathematics. Vernon is a junior and also in the Honors Program. She is pursuing a degree in English.