Hardin-Simmons University senior Kendall Jones is one of three students chosen to receive a Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc. scholarship for the 2013/2014 school year.
Dr. Jaynne Middleton, professor of voice and associate dean for HSU’s College of Fine Arts, says, “Kendall was chosen based on her leadership, scholarship, and musicianship.”
Kendall is a violist and plays in the HSU orchestra as well as being involved in several other ensembles. She has served Sigma Alpha Iota as president; vice president of membership; she was the co-director of the ALL SCHOOL SING!; and won the Collegiate Honor Award and the Scholarship Award from SAI National.
Kathi Bower Peterson, director of undergraduate scholarships for Sigma Alpha Iota, said in a letter to the dean of the College of Fine Arts, “There were many outstanding applicants for the undergraduate scholarships, and we see Kendall as an excellent representative of HSU’s music program.”
Middleton says, “Kendall was chosen from many girls from all over the country. She really represents the quality of our students at the HSU School of Music.”
The monetary award, one of three national awards given to an undergraduate by the organization, is in honor of Phyllis Dobbins Holt.
Sigma Alpha Iota is an international music fraternity.