Our students are a bright and gifted group that Chowan is proud to have as members of our community. There are several annual academic awards available to students that encourage engagement in teaching, learning, service, and scholarship. On Wednesday, April 20, we gathered to celebrate and acknowledge the academic achievements of our students.
The Cheryl Joy Hobday McElheney Business Award is an annual award given to the outstanding graduating senior in the School of Business. This year the award is presented to Kinsey Modlin.
The Drs. Vaughn and Miles Outstanding Business Student Award is an annual award to recognize a student in the School of Business who will graduate within the next two years, have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or greater, and made significant contributions in service and citizenship. The recipient of this award is Christina Thomas.
The Dr. DeJesus Outstanding Student in Economics Award s presented annually to a student who has completed a minimum of two economics courses at Chowan with the highest average and has interest in the field of economics. The recipient of this year’s award is Kinsey Modlin.
Selection for the Outstanding Graduate in Graphic Communications is made on the basis of academic achievement, motivation, interest, and potential for further growth in the profession. This year’s recipient is Bethaney Tinto.
Selection for the Outstanding Junior in Graphic Communications Award is made on the basis of academic achievement, motivation, interest, and potential for further growth in the profession. This year’s recipient is Rebeccah Noll.
The Mary E. Wood Science Award is presented to an Outstanding Graduate whose major course of study has been science. The recipient this year is Crystal Sarnor.
The Garth D. Faile Biology and Physical Sciences Award is presented to a biology major who personifies the core mission of the university and the department. The recipient this year is Shalea Shaw.
The award for the Outstanding Freshman in English is presented by the Department of Language and Literature. This year’s recipient is Sean Timmons.
The award for Outstanding English Major is given by the Department of Language and Literature to an outstanding graduating English major who is judged by the English faculty to be the very best. This year’s recipient is Stephanie Peede.
The Excellence in Theatre Award is presented by Theatre@Chowan to an upper-class student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership onstage or behindthe-scenes in Theatre@Chowan productions. This year’s recipient is Jessica Vallejos.
The recipient of the Outstanding Graduate in Visual Art Award is selected by the visual art faculty. This year’s recipient is Ciara Person.
The recipient of the Outstanding Graduate in Graphic Design Award selected by the faculty of the Department of Visual Arts. This year’s recipient is Caleb Gorham.
The Doug Eubank Award is given to a rising sophomore, junior or senior majoring in art who has earned at least a “B” in all classes taken at Chowan, has an overall GPA of 3.0 or better, demonstrates a strong work ethic, produces high quality work in art classes, is active in departmental events and functions, and is a role model for fellow art students. This year’s recipient is Zulay Romero.
The Senior Mathematics Award is presented to the graduating senior with a major in mathematics who has the highest overall GPA. This year’s recipient is Waddell Cotterell.
The Acheson Harden Mathematics Award is made possible through the generosity of Mr. Acheson Harden, a former member of the mathematics faculty. The award is presented to a currently enrolled freshman or sophomore with the highest overall GPA who has completed at least six semester hours of mathematics toward the major, including at least one calculus course. This year’s recipient is Rafael Goncalves.
The James Monroe Chamblee Music Award is given annually to a music student who has shown outstanding achievement in music scholarship or musical performance and who has made a significant contribution to the Music Department, the University, and the community through such scholarship or performance. This year’s recipient is Kaymber Felton.
The Charles L. Paul History Award is presented annually to a candidate for graduation who is majoring in history and is adjudged by the history faculty to have demonstrated outstanding qualities of scholarship and leadership exemplified by a 3.5 GPA or higher in all history courses and an exceptional record of service to the college community and history program. The year’s recipient is Mackenzie Reid.
The Outstanding History Student Award is given annually to the student with a consistently superior record of academic achievement in history. This year’s recipient is Daniel Early.
The Psychology Award is presented to an outstanding psychology major based upon academic promise and interest in the discipline. This year’s award is presented to Carlondra Parson.
To be eligible for the Outstanding Criminal Justice Student Award, a student must be a Junior or Senior Criminal Justice major and have performed service to the program and University. This year’s Outstanding Male Criminal Justice Student is Zachary Cooper. This year’s Outstanding Female Criminal Justice Student is Anesha Hill.
The Department of Religion Honor Award is presented to a junior or senior religion major whom has performed academically, possesses good character, and participates in religious activities. This year’s recipient is Robert Barmer.
The “Ethics in Action” Award is an annual award to recognize a student who has excelled in promoting ethical values on campus and in the community. The recipient is a student who has demonstrated a record of exemplary moral character, who has been an advocate through writing, speech, and deeds for ethical practices and actions. This year’s award is presented to Crystal Sarnor.
The School of Education provides the Dr. Charles Bentley Outstanding Teacher Education Student Award. The criteria for selection includes scholarship as evidenced by GPA, personal attributes, educational dispositions, and professionalism. The outstanding student in Teacher Education is Leann Field.