Every spring, students of various schools and colleges are honored
for outstanding achievement in their field of study. Hardin-Simmons is proud to
recognize our students’ academic excellence with awards and scholarships.
Kelley College of
The Kelley College of Business Queen’s Awards Program was
held on April 5. The Texas Society of CPA’s Outstanding Junior Scholarship in
Accounting Award was presented to Jenna Van’t Land. The Texas Society of CPA’s
Accounting Excellence Award was awarded to Kristina Stasser. Chandler
Livingston won the Manual Flores, Jr. Business Policy Award.
Joseph Warrix was awarded the John Wood Award in Business
Ethics. Kylen Williams was given the W. Willard Pratt Endowed Scholarship in
Business and Leadership. Roy Slade Cupps and Chris Patao won the Dean’s Award,
and Kristina Stasser won the Koreen and Lee Hemphill Outstanding Service Award.
The Delta Mu Delta Outstanding Educator of the Year Award was presented to Dr.
Doug McIntyre. The Ruby A. and Jesse N. Fletcher Award for Outstanding School
of Business Student went to Chase Crenwelge.
Psychology and Counseling students were recognized on April
10. The Wilson Scholarship recipient was Hanna Anaya. The Debra M. Pearson
Scholarship was awarded to Jenny Shaw, Emma Tidwell, and Madison Wommack.
Cassandra Robertson was given the James & Bobbie Dean Duncan Duck
The Undergraduate Service Award was given to Tori Williford,
and the Research Award was given to Samuel Rosenblad. The Graduate Research
Award went to Zachary Cave, and the Service Award to Rachel Schalk. The Ray
& Pat Johnson Scholarship was awarded to Mynista Burnett-Bradley, Alysssa
Sucrese, and Samuel Gomora.
College of Fine Arts
The College of Fine Arts Honors and Awards Celebration was
held on April 17. Honors music students performed pieces before the awards were
given. Miranda Zepada was given the Music Business Award. Emily Caporale was
given the Presser Scholar Award. The Best of Show winner of the 2018 Student
Art Compeititon was Jinghan Ma. Numerous endowed music scholarships were awarded.
HSU Theatre students who participated in the Kennedy Center
American College Theatre Festival were also recognized. The Irene Ryan Nominees
for Excellence in Acting were Kristen Pickop and Michael Kelly for their
performance in Godspell. Dakota Medlin and Tia Brown advanced to the Semifinal
round with their performance from The Wedding Singer.
The English Department Awards Reception was held on April 19
followed by a poetry reading by the English faculty and the Advanced Creative
Writing students. The Ruth Ann Burton Memorial Scholarship was given to Haley
Boatright, Kandace Donald, Grace Mitchell, and Daniel Ooi. The Fairy Orr
Memorial English Scholarship was awarded to Jasmine Sauceda. Paige Lesley was
awarded the E. A. & V. Endowed Presidential Scholarship.
Irvin School of
Education Scholarship Reception
The College of Human Sciences and Educational Studies (Irvin
School of Education, School of Kinesiology, Health and Recreation, and the
department of Counseling and Human Development) awarded 71 scholarships to 120
students on April 23rd. The scholarship amounts totaled
Three awards announced at the end of the reception honored
student teachers. Shelby Barton received the Education Deans of Independent
Colleges and Universities of Texas Educator of the Year Award. Conlan
Aguirre received the W.B. Irvin Outstanding Secondary Student Teacher of the
Year. Hannah Feinsod received the W.B. Irvin Outstanding Elementary
Student Teacher of the Year.
Holland School of
Science and Mathematics
The HSSM Awards Ceremony recognized outstanding math and
science students on April 18. Holland
Medals were given to seniors Darby Thorton for Biology, Kelsie Guinn for
Communication Sciences and Disorders, Aaron Barker for Geology, and David
Offner for Mathematics.
David Scott Holland
Scholarships were awarded to Biology students Connor Iacomini, Lucas Lopez,
and Morgan McAdams; Chemistry students Stephen Davies and Jackson Rogers; Communication
Sciences and Disorders students Natalie Roye and Autumn Senteney; and Geology
student Julie Deen. The David Scott
Holland, Jr. Scholarship in Mathematicswas awarded to Jeremy
Bowen, and the Terrence Hunter Holland
Scholarship in Geology was given to Arturo Garcia.
The Social Work Awards were held on April 26. The Everett E.
& Orabeth K. Woods Endowed Social Work Scholarship was
presented to Chantal Rugagaza, and the Everett E. & Orabeth K. Woods
Foundation Endowed Scholarship was given to Hannah Minchew. Mary Robinson was
awarded the J.L. Cole Social Work Scholarship, and Emily Gurley was given the Dan
Cooper Research Excellence Award. The Doris S. Thornton Alumni Award recipient
was Hannah VanHousen. The James B. Simmons Advocacy Award for Human & Civil
Rights, Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice was given to Morgan
Logsdon School of
The 2018 Logsdon Awards were held on April 27. John Brattvet
received the Ray and Nancy Ellis New Testament Greek Scholarship. Madison
Boboltz was given the Judge Zollie Steakley & Ruth Butler Steakley Endowed
Memorial Scholarship. Katlynn Nichols & Claire Shuler were given the Dr. and
Mrs. W. B. Irvin Endowed Missionary Grant. The Gordon Clinard Endowed Memorial
Scholarship recipient was Nathan McEndree. McEndree was also awarded the
Hancock-Potter Vocational Ministry Award.
Jackson Sanford received the Ben and Anne Bentley Endowed
Scholarship in Ministerial Studies. Zach Dean received the Kelly Pigott Endowed
Scholarships in Church History/Theology. Bryson Hill received the Dr. Lindell
and Connie Harris Award, and David Herbst received the Werdna Williford
Ministerial Award. The Publishers Book Award went to Adam Kovach, and the Mary
Kay Day Memorial Award for Biblical Studies or Religion went to Masyn Evans.
The Logsdon School of Theology Award recipients were Katie Earles and Carlo
Serna. Serna also received the Dean’s Scholarship, and Earles received the
Baugh Scholarship for Women in Ministry.
The Logsdon Seminary Graduate Student Achievement Award
recipients were Raul Elizondo and Primitivo Pagayon. The Prevost Ministry Award
went to Alena Vaughn. The Dan Oglesby, Jr. Memorial Award recipients were
Krystin Jurries-Colgrove, Michael Moore, Brian Odom, and Clint Salmon. Thomas
Estes won the Aubrey W. Smith Award, and Elizabeth Terry won The Logsdon
Seminary Merit Scholarship. The Bratton Family Award went to Jonathan Davis and
Eric Whitmore. The Dr. Herbert R. Howard Doctoral Fellowship recipients were
Caren Goodman and Ryan Busby.
Patty Hanks Shelton
School of Nursing
The Patty Hanks Shelton 35th Annual Pinning
Ceremony was on May 10. The Barnabus Award was given to Jennifer Rodriguez. The
Melissa Chavez Cheerful Giver award went to JoBeth Hocking. Cynthia Acock won
the Head, Heart, and Hands Award. Jonathan Cadle was given the Jerry Ritter
Legacy of Love Award.
These graduates and 16 other HSU students were given their
official pins: Lauren Ahart, Katie Barefield, Audrey Barlowe, Andrea Coleman,
Vanesa Dusabe, Kaitlyn Eastep, Kimberlynn Ellis, Shelby Gonzales, Brandy Gwinn,
RheaShannon Harris, Attie Jackson, Corie Liggett, Kami McWilliams, Jordan
Oldenburgh, William Roberts, and Courtney Stanfield.
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