More than 60 student awards and group recognitions were presented during the annual Davis & Elkins College Academic Awards and Recognition Convocation Tuesday in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium. The honors highlighted students’ academic achievement in each program as well as leadership on campus.
The top student honor, Dean’s Award, was presented to Barbara Bernal of Davie, Florida. The annual award is given to a senior selected by the Office of Academic Affairs.
Selected for the Junior Marshal Awards were Travis Scala of Rockville, Maryland, and Inza Pacella of Thomas.
The Jan P. Chadwick Scholarship Award was presented to Charles Hunter of Birch River. The endowed scholarship established in 2006 by the D&E Social Club and the family of Jan P. Chadwick is awarded annually to a non-traditional D&E student from West Virginia pursuing an associate’s degree.
The Faculty Senior Award was presented to Angie N. Scott of Helvetia. The honor is granted to a senior student who has achieved excellence in a wide range of academic areas and exhibited both personal and intellectual leadership. It recognizes students who have fostered a climate of intellectual excitement throughout their years at Davis & Elkins College. The Faculty Assembly Executive Committee selects a recipient from seniors with a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average.
Special Achievement Awards presented were: Charles H. Potter II Scholarship Award, Andrew Shand of Napier, New Zealand; Outstanding Junior awards, Carlee Burnside of Weston and Hussain Hamide of San Antonio, Texas; Outstanding Senior awards, Reagan Sharp of Morgantown and Tycen Allan of Alberta, Canada.
The Office of Public Safety received the Campus Impact Award, an honor that recognizes good works that have made the campus a better place. The team was lauded for going above and beyond in helping students, faculty and staff with day-to-day needs as well as in emergency situations.
The annual Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards that recognize a senior male and female who exemplify love of and service to humankind were presented to Eliana McCutcheon of Elkins and Alessandro Trujillo of Woodbridge, Virginia.
Departmental Achievement Awards presented during the ceremony were:
Biology and Environmental Science, Theresa Canfield of Elkins; Tessa Chenoweth of Elkins; Aurora Davis of Ramstien, Germany; Inza Pacell of Thomas; and and The Robert E. Urban Memorial Award, Kacey Shiflett of Buckhannon.
Business and Entrepreneurship, Madeline Donoghue of Hedgesville; Connor Fahey of Moorefiled; Elizabeth Finney of Valparaiso, Indiana; Taylour Newman of Simi Valley, California; Bradley Sisler of Arthurdale; and Noah Tarr of Blairsville, Pennsylvania.
Chemistry, Gabriele Pealer of Elkins who also received the American Chemical Society Junior Award; and Zoe Van Dijk of Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
Education, Vanessa Collette of Beverly; Kaitlin Dixon of Solon, Maine; Allyson Green of Philippi; and Haley Grindstaff of Norfolk, Virginia.
Communication, English, Foreign Language, Religion and Philosophy, Mollee Akers of Matheny; Barbara Bernal of Davie, Florida; and the Tatiana Jardetzky Scholarship in Foreign Languages and Cultures, Casey King of Wrightstown, New Jersey.
Creative Arts, Elysia Cain of Salem; Natasha MacKey of Rock Cave; and Kyia McGill of Buckhannon.
History, Bryanna Gollmer of Erie, Pennsylvania; Courtney Roth of Oakland, Maryland; and the James H. Swanton Prize in History, Amanda Cummins of Elkins.
Mathematics, Product Design and Physics, Nicole Bonnett of Sparks, Nevada; Jack Coleman of Milton Keynes, United Kingdom; and Shelbe Craig of Meridian, Idaho.
Nursing, first year Associate in Science, Maryssa McKisic of Jane Lew; second year Associate in Science, Kylee Knight of Ridgeley; first year Bachelor of Science, Rebekah Durham of Roseville, California; and second year Bachelor of Science, Nikita Collins of Pennsboro and Katelyn Zirkle of Elkins.
Psychology and Human Services, Sociology and Criminology, Tylyn Asterino of Fairmont; Samantha Bykofsky of Davis; and Dominique Meadows of Parsons.
Political Science, Barbara Bernal of Davie, Florida; and the Dorothy F. Roberts Achievement Prize, Michael Utt of Clarksburg.
Criminology, Calista Chewning of Elkins; Thijs Terlouw of Hardenberg, Netherlands; and Justin Wisniewski of Cheektowaga, New York.
Sport Science, Daniel Cerezo of Madrid, Spain; Brilane Manchego of Pueblo, Colorado; Madison Michels of Liberty; Dorothy Romanek of Wheeling; Jiwh Santos of Cagaydan de Oro, Philippines; Allie Taylor of Parkersburg; and the Minnick-McCoy Award, Reagan Sharp of Morgantown.
Students also were recognized for inclusion on the fall president’s list and dean’s list, and membership in honorary fraternities.