McPherson College recognized the outstanding students of the 2015-2016 academic year at its annual Celebration and Awards Convocation on April 29. Faculty and staff presented the awards and recognitions.
Recipients were as follows:
Technology Department-Auto Restoration Program
- “Pop” Rice Award – Coye Savell, senior, McPherson, Kan.
- Jay Leno/Popular Mechanics Scholarship – Adam Mashiach, sophomore, Encino, Calif.
- Paul Russell Award for Excellence – Zane Luekenga, freshman, Glenwood, Ark.
- Outstanding Business Student Award– Daniel May, senior, Caracas, Venezuela
Curriculum & Instruction
- Model Educators for 2013-2014– Kayla Burke, senior, Derby, Kan., and Cami Engelbert, senior, Belioit, Kan.
- Teachers of Promise– Lisa Goering, senior, McPherson, Kan; Brooke Vorhees, senior, Riverside, Calif.
History & Politics
- Leland L. Lengel Memorial Scholarship in History – Kendall Kelly, freshman, Svendborg, Denmark
- History & Politics Best Senior Thesis Award – James Covel, senior, Wichita, Kan.
- Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society – Matthew Edmonds, junior, Flagstaff, Ariz., and Christian Johnston, senior, Lyons, Kan.
- CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award – Keisha England, freshman, Sand Springs, Okla., and Parkes Wolters, freshman, Osborne, Kan.
- Merit Research Award – Alia Khalidi, senior, Augusta, Kan.; Kaley Kinnamon, senior, McPherson, Kan.
- Burkholder Research Award – Tiffany Fraser, senior, Georgetown, Texas; and Ashley Frankenbery Long, senior, McPherson, Kan.
- Outstanding Behavioral Science Students – Amanda Darrow, senior, Jasper, Mo.; Simone Donaldson, senior, Halstead, Kan.; Shannon Popp, senior, Galva, Kan.; Rea Samuels, senior, Williston, Fla.
- Conference Presentation Award – Carmen Carranza, senior, McPherson, Kan.
Lambda Pi Eta, Communication Honor Society
- Jo Hoffman, junior, Hillsboro, Kan., and Daniel May, senior, Caracas, Venezuela
Excellence in Competitive Exhibitions
- Wichita AIGA Student Portfolio Forum – Nathan Holthus, senior, McPherson, Kan.
- McPherson College Juried Student Exhibition – Scott Bullis, junior, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Chloë Cloud, freshman, Wichita, Kan.; Monica Ewy, junior, Halstead, Kan.; Melicia Foster-Evans, senior, McPherson, Kan.; Nora Grosbach, sophomore, Evergreen, Colo.; Dani Jacks, senior, Stafford, Kan.; Lisa Koehn, junior, Galva, Kan.; Kaleena Nelson, freshman, Spring Hill, Kan.; Ste’fon Walker, senior Mendenhall, Miss.
- 42nd Annual Prairie Art Exhibition – Melicia Foster-Evans, senior, McPherson, Kan.
- Competitive Exhibition – Chloë Cloud, freshman, Wichita, Kan.; Monica Ewy, junior, Halstead, Kan.; Arelyn Fallis, senior, McPherson, Kan.; Nora Grosbach, sophomore, Evergreen, Colo.; Dani Jacks, senior, Stafford, Kan.; Lisa Koehn, junior, Galva, Kan.; Nick Lechner, sophomore, Wichita, Kan.
- Female Athlete of the Year – Rea Samuels, senior, Williston, Fla.
- Male Athlete of the Year – Dixon Cooney, senior, Loveland, Calif.
- Outstanding Physical Education Major – Whitney Miller, senior, Valley Center, Kan.
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
- Miranda Clark Ulrich, Russell, Kan.; Tyler Henning, Sedgwick, Kan.; Ashley Frankenbery Long, McPherson, Kan.; Dixon Cooney, Loveland, Colo.; Austin Hiebert, Newton, Kan.; Daniel May, Caracas, Venezuela; James Covel, Wichita, Kan.; Addie Johnson, McPherson, Kan.; Crystal Osner, Conway Springs, Kan.; Lisa Goering, McPherson, Kan.; Alia Khalidi, Augusta, Kan.; Rea Samuels, Williston, Fla.
- Outstanding Achievement in Ministry – Tiffany Fraser, senior, Georgetown, Texas, and Alia Khalidi, senior, Augusta, Kan.
- Outstanding Achievement in Service – Liz Lindsey, senior, Kansas City, Kan.
Professor of the Year Award – David O’Dell, professor of accounting
Staff Person of the Year Award – Vicki Trimmell, admissions receptionist and office assistant