Honors College Awards Outstanding Students
MURFREESBORO, NC – Five Honors College members and one faculty member received individual awards during the annual Honors College Student Association Awards Dinner held at John’s Seafood on November 20th.
The Honors College Scholar Award is given to a member in recognition of exemplary academic achievement. This year the award went to Crystal Sarnor of Concord, NC, Senior Biology Major.
The Student in Service Award recognizes an Honors College member who has demonstrated exceptional motivation, innovation, and involvement in service to the university and the wider community. This year Melissa Hernandez of Yonkers, NY, Senior History Major earned the award.
The Brown Lady Award recognizes an Honors College member who most embodies the spirit of pride and loyalty in the university. Trevor Marshall of Murfreesboro, NC, Senior Elementary Education Major was the recipient.
The 1848 Award was given to Zulay Romero of New Bern, NC, Senior Studio Art Major. This award recognizes an Honors College member who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the mission and vision of the university.
The Veritas Lux Mea Award recognizes exceptional contributions to the success of the Honors College Student Association. This was received by Calvin Bowe of Suffolk, VA, Senior Criminal Justice Major.
The Faculty Award recognizes a faculty member for exceptional dedication to Honors College members through teaching, advising, and mentoring. This year Timothy Hayes of Suffolk, VA, Assistant Professor of English was the recipient.
The Outstanding Honors College Awards were presented to members of each class in recognition of academic achievement, service to the university, and contribution to the Honors College Program and Honors College Student Association.
Outstanding Honors College Senior Award:
Calvin Bowe of Suffolk, VA
Suraya Chase of Bon Air West Arouca
Melissa Hernandez of Yonkers, NY
Elonga Manseka of Garner, NC
Trevor Marshall of Murfreesboro, NC
Zulay Romero of New Bern, NC
Crystal Sarnor of Concord, NC
Terrain Sharp of Williamsburg, VA
Outstanding Honors College Junior Award:
Victoria Baez- Quiroz of Pembroke Pines, FL
Kyle Davison of Durham, NC
Katrina Hodge of Wake Forest, NC
Rachel Judkins of Smithfield, VA
La’Quan Nixon of Robersonville, NC
Kimlin Sykes of Newport News, VA
Outstanding Honors College Sophomore Award:
Carrie Blowe of Murfreesboro, NC
James Conley of Virginia Beach, VA
Charles Donaldson of Winterville, NC
Melany Garcia Lopez of Clemmons, NC
Amber Smaltz of Norfolk, VA
Sean Timmons of Poquoson, VA
Outstanding Honors College Freshman Award:
Naiyhani Etheridge of Suffolk, VA
Loricia Martin of Henderson, NC
Kelly Smith of Murfreesboro, NC
The 2016-2017 Honors College Student Association Executive Committee members were presented with certificates of appreciation for their devoted service and faithful leadership.
Co-Presidents – Melissa Hernandez and Trevor Marshall
Vice President – Zulay Romero
Secretary – Victoria Baez-Quiroz
Public Relations Officer – Calvin Bowe
Co-Academic Programs Chair – Crystal Sarnor and Amber Smaltz
Service Projects Chair – Sean Timmons
Social Activities Chair – Kyle Davison
SGA Representative – Kimlin Sykes
Eighteen Honors College seniors were recognized during the Awards Dinner. Each was presented with a keychain with Chowan University and the Honors College Student Association engraved on it.
Calvin Bowe, Criminal Justice
Candace Brown, Criminal Justice
Suraya Chase, Health and Physical Education
Carolyn Goodman of Gatesville, NC, Graphic Design
Ryan Harris of Winterville, NC, Religion
Melissa Hernandez, History
Angelique’ Jackson of Murfreesboro, NC, English
Elonga Manseka, Criminal Justice
Trevor Marshall, Elementary Education
Christopher Rodgers of Suffolk, VA, Exercise Science
Zulay Romero, Studio Art
Crystal Sarnor, Biology
Terrain Sharp, Elementary Education
Andre Starks of Fayetteville, NC, Graphic Communications
Odell Tayloe of Burgaw, NC, Religion
DominiQue Weldon of Glen Allen, VA, English
Quanteria Wilson of Mooresville, NC, History
Danielle Young of Asheboro, NC, Elementary Education
The Honors College at Chowan University is designed to offer attractive and challenging opportunities for intellectual growth to well-prepared and highly motivated students. The college has both curricular and extracurricular components. Chowan honor students complete requirements which include honors-enriched courses. The emphasis in any course designated as honors is on teaching students to articulate an understanding of a given field, to relate that field of knowledge to others, to think independently, and to write and speak clearly and cogently. Honors classes are generally smaller than usual and provide opportunities for intensive class discussion and innovative teaching. Students who successfully complete the Honors College graduate with a special designation on their diplomas and transcripts. Members of the Honors College hold automatic membership in the Honors College Student Association.
Congratulations to all the Honors College award winners and graduating seniors!