Bluefield University in the News


by | May 6, 2011

Bluefield College recognized dozens of outstanding students for academic excellence during an Honors Convocation in April.

Each spring, the college recognizes academic achievement among its students through the year-end awards program. In welcoming students to this year’s ceremony, President David Olive spoke about the significance of the day.

“This is a special day in the life of Bluefield College, because we celebrate the many talents of our students,” Dr. Olive said. “We’re here to honor you and recognize the superlatives of your work.”

Among the students honored and the awards presented in 2011:

– Lyndsey Barton, Vinton, VA: Teachers of Promise Award

– Jennifer Bliss, Gainsville, VA: Marketing Communications Award

– Jennifer Bohannan, Merrimack, NH: English Achievement Award

– Hannah Brooks, Bristol, VA: Heather Smith Student Teacher Award

– Alexandria Carter, Alderson, WV: Criminal Justice Award

– Ashley Clampitt, Chilhowie, VA: Teachers of Promise Award and Jason Elswick Student Teacher Award

– Erica Coleman, Vansant, VA: Teachers of Promise Award

– Allison Deel, North Tazewell, VA: Teachers of Promise Award

– LeAnn Deel, Maxie, VA: English Achievement Award

– Shannon Denton, Tazewell, VA: General Chemistry Award

– Lydia Freeman, Bristol, VA: Beazley Scholar Award, Communications Award, and Colley Rampage Award

– Marland Funk, Ivanhoe, VA: English Achievement Award

– Jordan Griffith, Richlands, VA: John W. Tresch History Award

– Stephanie Helbert, Tazewell, VA: Outstanding Art Student Award

– Jacob Johnson, Tazewell, VA: Accounting Award

– Celia Jones, Brookneal, VA: Graphic Communications Award

– Keri Joyce, Ceder Bluff, VA: Teachers of Promise Award and Music Outstanding Student Award

– Amber MacDonald, Beckley, WV: Virginia Colleguim Scholar Award and Exercise and Sport Science Award

– Emily Minter, King George, VA: Virginia Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Award

– Jordan Owens of Gate City, VA: Beazley Scholar Award

– Hannah Parobek, Lower Burrell, PA: Virginia Colleguim Scholar Award, Judaica Studies Hebrew Award and Theta Alpha Kappa Honor Society Award

– Katie Peters, Mathews, VA: Zondervan Biblical Greek Award

– Rachel Price, Bluefield, VA: Biology Award

– Katelin Powell of Smithfield, VA: Virginia Colleguim Scholar Award

– James Shelton of Pounding Mill, VA: Gerald E. Clay Scholar Award

– Evan Sherman, Dillsburg, PA: Frank S. Easley Business Award

– Benjamin Shumate of Bluefield, WV: Beazley Scholar Award

– Yvonne Sigman, Bastian, VA: Teachers of Promise Award and Delta Kappa Gamma Education Award

– Kelsee Smith, Saltville, VA: Biology Award

– Samantha Sturgill, Chilhowie, VA: Teachers of Promise Award

– Elizabeth Tinsley, Montross, VA: Music Academic Achievement Award

– Stefany Turner, Bland, VA: Teachers of Promise Award

– Katie Warren, Princeton, WV: Ronald Hedrick Behavioral Science Award

– Brian Wikle, Princeton, WV: Music Outstanding Service Award

– Marianne Williams, Evington, VA: Student Virginia Education Association Award and Teachers of Promise Award

– Emily Wingfield, Gloucester, VA: Ronald Hedrick Behavioral Science Award

– Derek Wright, North Tazewell, VA: Teachers of Promise Award

– Sheena Young, Stafford, VA: English Achievement Award.

Eleven additional students were recognized as a group for their 2011 induction into the school’s Alph Chi National Honor Society. Twenty-one business students were acknowledged as a group for induction into the Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society. Eight social science students were recognized as a group for their induction into the Psi Chi Honor Society. Seven fine arts students were acknowledged as a group for their induction into the BC chapter of Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity. And, four English students were named as a group for their inclusion in the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society.

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