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Awards ceremony honors Milligan students

Colin Blowers received the Ivor Jones Outstanding Senior Award

Colin Blowers received the Ivor Jones Outstanding Senior Award

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (April 25, 2013) — Milligan College’s Awards Convocation on Thursday, April 25, was a special day for many Milligan students who were honored for their accomplishments this past year. More than 60 awards and scholarships were announced by the faculty and administration during the annual ceremony.

Colin Blowers, a senior from Elizabethton, Tenn., received the year’s most distinguished award, the Ivor Jones Outstanding Senior Award. Blowers also received the Political Science Award and was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

The Ivor Jones Outstanding Senior Award recipient is nominated by the faculty. The award is presented each year to a graduating senior who demonstrates outstanding performance in service to the college, potential for continuing the objectives of the college, academic record, and participation in college life. Blowers is the second member of his family to receive this award; his sister, Leslie, earned the Ivor Jones Outstanding Senior Award in 2009.

Blowers will graduate May 11 with a degree in humanities and political science.

Other local students receiving awards include:

The Board of Trustees/Board of Advisors Award for Outstanding Female Athlete was presented to Johneshia Good of Johnson City.

In the Bible area, Alison Jeffreys of Johnson City earned the Award for Outstanding Promise in Christian Education. Elizabeth Gentry of Johnson City was presented with the Fred and Esther Meding Honorary Award for Preaching. Kaitlyn Harville of Morristown earned the Outstanding Student Scholarship Award for Biblical Learning.

In the business area, Anna McLeod of Jonesborough was presented with the Bill Rhoades Outstanding Accounting Student Scholarship. Sarah Blessing of Kingsport earned the Business Administration Award and the Richard Philips Legal Studies Scholarship.

In the communications area, Lindsey Campbell of Mountain City earned the Outstanding Student Scholarship Award for Communication.  Tiffany Weinbender of Elizabethton earned The Buffalo Award. Weinbender was also named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Mickey Brown of Kingsport  was presented  the Senior Fine Arts Award and was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Kathryn Hartman of Elizabethton earned the Delta Kappa Gamma Outstanding Teacher Award, while the Outstanding Student Scholarship Award in Education was presented to Lindsey Kyker of Jonesborough.

In the human performance and exercise science area, Emily Biggs earned the Exercise Science Award and Joshua Boone earned the PE Award. Both students are from Johnson City.

Stephanie Davis White of Jonesborough earned the English Award.

Stephen Joiner of Mountain City earned the German Award, the Outstanding Student Scholarship Award in Social Learning and the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Project award.

Jordan Kinser of Butler earned the History Award and the Service-Learning Student Award. In addition, Kinser is one of two students selected nationwide for the Jessie Ball duPont Fund Fellows Program.

In the music area, Ben Davenport of Rogersville was recognized with the National Association for Music Education Collegiate Chapter Award. Emily May of Elizabethton was presented with the Women’s Chorale Award.

Lauren Ashley Tapp of Johnson City earned the Senior Nursing Award.

In the science area, Christian Potter of Elizabethton earned the Dick Lura Honorary Pre-Med Award. The Lone L. Sisk Award was presented to Wade Tugman of Mountain City. Josh Holt of Gray earned the Mathematics Award. Richard Thomas Wampler of Elizabethton was presented with the Outstanding Student Scholarship Award in Scientific Learning.

Ashlee Graham of Unicoi received the Child Life Award, while Holly English of Kingsport earned the Sociology Award. Natalia Rivas-Lopez received the Psychology Award and was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Sterling Herron of Butler received the Gabrielle R. Jones Memorial Scholarship.

Eeva Clark of Johnson City was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Other award recipients include:

Receiving awards from Milligan’s Board of Trustees/Board of Advisors were Gretchen Allie of Charlotte, N.C., who was named Outstanding Academic Student, and Evan Alfano of Chattanooga, Tenn., who was named Outstanding Male Athlete. Allie also was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Taylor Ross of Fallston, Md., earned the Earl R. Stuckenbruck Award for Excellence in Greek and was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Rebecca Miller of Smyrna, Del., received the Stone-Campbell Journal Promising Scholar Award and was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

In the business area, the Computer Information Systems Award was presented to Dale Giblin of Avon, Ind. (traditional) and Robert Parker of Collierville, Tenn. (mobile). Dag Sebastian Jonsson of Lysekil, Sweden, earned the Eugene P. Price Excellence in Business Studies Award, while Nate Andrew of Pittsburgh, Pa., was presented with the Outstanding Student Scholarship Award in Business. Adam Coto of Vale, N.C., was presented with the Legal Studies Award.

Communications award recipients include Mary Hannah Austin of Newbern, Tenn. (Johnson City Press Tom Hodge Journalism Scholarship); Sydney Bickers of Savoy, Ill. (The Stampede Award); and Sydney Franklin of Louisville, Ky. (Tri-Cities Society of Professional Journalists Scholarship).

Darcie DeLong of Indianapolis earned the Outstanding Student Scholarship Award in Performing and Visual Arts.

Taylor Speciale of Evansville, Ind. earned the Paul Clark Teacher Education Award and was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

The Undergraduate Student Teaching Award was presented to Catherine McMahon of Lanoka Harbor, N.J.

Humanities area award recipients include Keara Palpant of Elburn, Ill., (French Award); Elena Baker of Joppa, Md. (German Award); Hillary Hughes of Savannah, Ga., (Humanities Award); Christianna Anneke Snyder of Olmito, Texas (Outstanding Student Scholarship Award in Humane Learning); and Luke Skeirik of Knoxville, Tenn. (Spanish Award).

Erin Raines of Mechanicsville, Va., received the Concert Choir Award and was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Amanda Eversole of Lexington, Ky., earned the Outstanding Student Scholarship Award in Music.

Amanda Karen Critcher of Deep Gap, N.C., was presented with the Outstanding Student Scholarship Award in Nursing.

In the science area, awards were presented to Bryan McDowell of Evansville, Ind. (Biology Award andWho’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges) and Aaron Hudnall of Centerville, Ind. (Chemistry Award).

Jessie B. Williams of McCoy, Va., earned the Student Government Association’s Distinguished Service Award, while Katie Cachiaras of Rochester, Minn., earned the Student Development Leadership Award. Cachiaras also was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Alex Glaize of Fairburn, Ga., earned the Public Leadership and Service Award and was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

In addition, the following students received scholarships: Emilee Rogers of New Port Richey, Fla. (Wendy I. Walstrom Memorial Scholarship); Ashton Whitley of Polkton, N.C. (Jeremy S. Duncan Memorial Scholarship); Brittany Branker of Trabuco Canyon, Calif. (Guy and Rhea Oakes Scholarship Grant); and Brittany Shaffer of Knoxville, Tenn. (Greer-Mahan Scholarship).

Other students named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges include Helen Biard of Asheville, N.C.; Chris Dove of Derwood, Md.; Ryan Evans of Owensboro, Ky.; Krista Jackson of Clarksburg, Ind.; and Jackie Orange of Bagdad, Ky.

To learn more about Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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