The Academic Foundation Medal is awarded annually at the winter commencement to the graduate who has achieved the highest grade point average and exemplifies the highest scholarly achievement.
Candace Webb, of Cisco, Texas, graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a B.B.S. in speech pathology on December 15, 2012, with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. She has been named to the President’s List each semester she has attended HSU and has been honored with several academic scholarships, including the Christi Rogers Scholarship and the Elva Jones Scholarship. She is an active member of her church, First Baptist Church of Eastland.
Webb has participated in the HSU Summer Speech Camp, Western Heritage Day, Walk for Autism, Mission: Major, and Fall and Winter Previews. She belongs to the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Big Country Speech Language Hearing Association, the Holland School of Science and Mathematics Research Society, and Psi Chi National Honor Society.
She was also named the Speech-Language Pathology Department's Holland Medal winner for 2012, the highest honor given by the Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics.
Webb comes from a long line of distinguished HSU alumni including her mother, Cindy Millican Webb; her grandparents, Bill and Darlene Millican; her great-aunt, Melinda Yeary; and great-uncle, Dan Yeary, who received an honorary doctorate from HSU.
Candace plans to begin her advanced studies in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas this fall.