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Students Honored for Academic Achievements
BPC Students Honored for Academic
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At some point during the career of any college
student, in the midst of pulling “all
nighters” to complete papers, or studying for all of the tests that have
to be taken, this inevitable question more than likely rises to the surface.
“When will all of this hard work pay
For students at Brewton-Parker College, the answer not only comes at graduation
when diplomas are received, but for some the annual Honors Day ceremony is
a chance to be rewarded for efforts made throughout the academic year.
The biggest group of recipients at this
year’s ceremony was the Dean’s
Scholars. These students were named to the Dean’s List for five of the
last seven semesters. Those receiving the title of Dean’s Scholar were
Pamela T. Baird, Rebecca Barnes, Amy D. Blanton, Jill Brown, Charles Michael
Canup, Krista Stone Carter, Mary Angelia Davis, Stephanie Rebecca Estes, Keith
J. Flowers, Joshua E. Harrison, Vandowyn De’Mign, Wendy A. Johnson, Michelle
L. McRaven, Jayme Lynn Mehnert, Rachel Melita Milton, Malissa Kate Phillips,
Allen Micahel Rea, Shelly Elyse Rentz, Debra Lynn Richardson, John Edward Ryan,
Jhonda Ann Sparks, Kristan Marie Tillman, Nan M. Tillman, Jill L. Vinning,
April Sloan Warren, Kent D. Wilkinson and Michael Shane Womack.
The Conrad-Shelby Academic Achievement Award was presented by Dr. Ron Melton
to April Sloan Warren.
Michelle McRaven was presented with the Athletic Award by BPC Athletic Director
Dr. Dean Williamson presented two business awards; one for management and
one for information systems. The Business Award for Management was presented
to Zachary Petee while Heather Purvis received the Business Award for Information
The Communications Award was presented to Andrew G. Garner by Dr. Don Wallace.
Professor Mark Stokes presented the Drama Award to Jacob Knighton.
The Sigma Tau Delta English Language Award was presented to Jeremy Gore by
Dr. Ruth Ellen Porter.
Vicky Conner received the Foreign Language Award from Professor James Bell.
The History Award was presented by Dr. Larry Toll to April Sloan Warren.
Dr. Don Wallace presented the International Student Award to Avianne Tobias.
Sherrie Helms, Dean of Students at Brewton-Parker, presented two awards for
leadership; one in Student Affairs and the other for Student Service to the
College. The Leadership in Student Affairs Award was presented to Jeffrey Tinsley.
Andrew Garner received the Leadership in Student Service to the College Award.
Ashley Brown-Little was presented with the Math Award by Dr. Marvin McClendon.
Dr. Glenn Eernisse presented the Music Award to Theresa Beverly.
The Outstanding Future Teacher Award was presented to Jill Brown by Dr. Bowman
The Pi Gamma Mu Award was presented by Professor Vance Rhoades to Jared Morris.
Lindsey Bankston received the Political Science Award from Dr. Lee Cheek.
Professor Vance Rhoades presented the Psychology Award to Gary Michael Clements.
Three awards for religious studies were presented by Dr. Hal Ostrander. April
Sloan Warren received the Outstanding Ministry/Christianity Student Award.
There was a tie for
the Religious Leadership Award as Michael Brown and Jason Jones both were recipients. The Religious Service Award was presented to Kara
The Richard B. Russell Award, which is sponsored by the General Richard Montgomery
Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists, was presented by Dr. Larry
Toll to Courtney Payne.
Dr. Jon Shuman presented the Science Award to Sandra Hall.
The Brewton-Parker College Student Government
Association presented two awards honoring a member of the faculty and an
academic division within the college.
Newly inducted SGA President
Luther Caraway presented the Outstanding Teacher
Award to Dr. Lee Cheek. The Outstanding College Division Award this year was
presented to Religion & Philosophy.
Josh Hartley, Assistant to the Dean of Students, presented the Organizational
Service Award to the BPC Film Society.
Rick Jordan, representing the Mount Vernon Bank, presented the first ever
Mount Vernon Bank Writing Fellowship Award to Regina Wood.
The final award of the ceremony, the Jordan Teaching Excellence Award, was
presented by Dr. Ron Melton to Dr. Larry Toll.