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  • Outstanding Students, Faculty Recognized During Honors Ceremony

April 20, 2023

The annual Joy Edwards Hembree Honors Program at Midway University was held April 13 to recognize students, faculty members, and campus organizations for their achievements in the classroom and extra-curricular activities.

“The annual Honors event is an important reminder of our purpose and a celebration of our Midway students’ academic and service achievements,” said Dr. Carrie Christensen, Vice President, Academic Affairs (Interim), Midway University.

Award recipients:

  • Gavin Washington, Faculty of the Year
  • Colton Marsh, Outstanding Biology Student Award
  • Elisma Stoltz, Outstanding Math Student Award
  • Emma Gutman, Outstanding Psychology Student Award
  • Darianna Lane, Outstanding Teacher Education Student Award
  • Katherine Buszek, Outstanding Master of Education Award
  • Caroline Osteen, Outstanding English Student Award
  • Christopher King, Associate Degree in Nursing Award for Professional Excellence
  • Jocelyn Spaulding, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Award for Professional Excellence Award
  • Benjamin Howard, Master of Science in Nursing Educational Track Student Award
  • Heather Herndon, Master of Science in Nursing Leadership Student Award
  • Hailey Allen, Outstanding Health Care Administration Student Award
  • Spencer Counts, Outstanding Business Student Award
  • Andrew Stefaniak-Smith, Outstanding Marketing Student Award
  • Jacob Kocis, Outstanding Sport Management Award
  • Mary Andres, Outstanding MBA Student Award
  • Brandi Clark, Outstanding Equine Management Student Award
  • Maddie Matz, Outstanding Equine Rehabilitation Student Award
  • Lindsey Richards, Outstanding Equine Science Student Award
  • Women’s Volleyball, Athletic Team Impact Award
  • Tri Beta, Student Organization Impact Award
  • Tate Gill, Midway University Freshman Leadership Award
  • Daniel Cogo, Midway University Eagle Leadership Award
  • Jocelyn Spaulding, Student Alumni Award
  • Lauren Livingston, Excellence in Community Service Award
  • Sadie Tullock, Ruth Slack Roach Junior Scholar

The following students were inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society. To be invited to join ALD, full-time students must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher in their first semester of college.

  • Brandi Clark
  • Zackery Halstead
  • Jacob Paul Kocis IV
  • Andrea Lovins
  • Erin Taylor McQueen

Beta Beta Beta, or Tri-Beta, Biological Honor Society, is a society for students, particularly for undergraduates. It seeks to encourage scholarly attainment in this field of learning by reserving its membership for those who achieve superior academic records and who indicate special aptitude for and major interest in the life sciences. Students inducted into Tri-Beta include:

  •  Alexa Arredondo-Razo
  • Amber Bost
  • Marti Hood
  • Taylor Lewis
  • Colton Marsh
  • Katie Noel
  • Nahia Urturi Ortiz

Finally, Gamma Beta Phi is a national honor and service society. With a mission of service, scholarship, and character, we aim to broaden our members’ academic and philanthropic lives so that they may graduate ready to make a difference in the world. Students inducted into Gamma Beta Phi include:

  •  Sarah Jo Calhoun
  • Sydney Coffey
  • Pilar Daugherty
  • Kateri Higgins
  • Lantana Hight
  • Taylor Lewis
  • Andrew McAnelly
  • Madison Ludwig
  • Erin McQueen
  • Kathryn Noel
  • Lillian Radzikinas
  • Cassidy Schrecongost
  • Kaylee Tingle
  • Alex Vorhaus
  • Lakyn Wilson

The event is named for the late Joy Edwards Hembree, a long-time Midway University Trustee who advocated for women and children.

The full Honors Night program can be viewed on the Midway University YouTube channel.