Brevard College Bestows 2013 Honors and Awards
Brevard College recently recognized outstanding student, faculty and staff achievement in academics and leadership for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Award winners were recognized at a campus-wide honors and awards luncheon, students were also recognized during special events hosted by each of the College’s academic divisions.
This year’s awards recipients are listed below. Click here to view a photo gallery of the event.
Outstanding Student Awards were presented to freshman Kelsi Pratt, sophomore Athea Dunn, junior Josh Mower and senior Elise Labus.
The Richard A. Adams Outstanding Ambassador Award was presented to Carolina Anderson. The Mary Elizabeth and G. Scott Francis Community Service Award was presented to Sarah Mundhenke.
Student Government Association
The Brevard College Student Government Association (SGA) presented awards for:
Faculty Member of the Year: Assistant Professor of Psychology Steve Martin;
Staff Member of the Year: Director of Student Engagement Alessandra Tavoloni;
Outstanding Club/Organization of the Year: Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Psychology Club
Fine Arts Division
Earning individual recognition in the Fine Arts Division were Chris Lockhart, Outstanding Art Major; Blake Ellege, Outstanding Music Performer; and Joshua Runkles, Outstanding Theatre Major.
Outstanding Art Awards were presented to Katie Barron, Graphic Design; Cameron Kahill, Chris Lockhart, Ariel Muiselaar Painting; Callie O’Shaughnessy, Art History; Bennett Anderson, Sculpture; Rachel Coates,Photography; Sam Moss, Foundations Year; and Julie Kuykendall, Advancement.
Rachel Coates was recognized for outstanding contributions to the College’s Art Department.
Highest Grade Point Average in Art honors were presented to freshman Camille Cameron, sophomore Rachel Anthony, junior Elizabeth Williams and senior Chris Lockhart.
Earning individual recognition in the Music Department were Carl Stanfield; The Music Theory Achievement Award; Olivia Willie, Excellence in Music History Award; Olivia Willie, M. Thomas Cousins Award in Music Education; Blake Ellege, Outstanding Music Performer.
Highest Grade Point Average in Music honors were presented to freshman Alayna Brehm, sophomore Steven Heebner and Carl Stanfield, junior Olivia Willie and senior Joshua Hutchins.
Earning individual recognition in the Theatre Studies Department were Bethany Shaw, Newcomer's Award Addison Dent, Best Performance by Theatre Studies Major Actor (Sylvia); Therman Elkins, Best Performance by a Non Theatre Studies Major Actor (Anatomy of Gray); Hannah Leonard, Best Performance by Theatre Studies Major Actress (Sylvia); Molly Ledford, Best Performance by a Non Theatre Studies Major Actress (Anatomy of Gray); Raquan Edwards, Best Supporting Actor (Anatomy of Gray); Karen Bennett, Best Supporting Actress (Anatomy of Gray); Liz Ramsay, Achievement in Design/Tech (Costuming, Anatomy of Gray); Jessica Wright and Kyle Jackola Achievement in Playwriting; Mallory Ringenbach, No Small Parts Award for Excellence in Collaboration
Highest Grade Point Average in Theatre Studies honors were presented to freshman Hannah Leonard, sophomore Brooke Pearson, junior Jordan Kahill and senior Christina Nelson
Earning individual recognition in the Humanities Division were Kara Fohner, Outstanding English Major; Patrick Veilleux, Outstanding History Major; Chantel Azevedo, Outstanding Integreated Studies Major.
Academic Excellence Awards were presented to Kortney Conner, Brandon McMillan, Dalton Johnson and Jeffrey Thomas, History; Rachel Coates, Language Studies; Riina Lugus, Excellence and Dedication in Honors English; Kyle Jackola, Thea Dunn, Steven Heebner, and Lindsey Carscaddon Existential Literature; Stephanie McGuire and Amber Heck Environmental Literature and Theology; Christina Furr and Julia Russo in Ethics; Julie Kuykendall, Excellence in World Religions.
Burton Hodges was recognized as Outstanding Sophomore in Existential Literature and Gabrielle Smith received an Outstanding First-Year Student in Existential Literature.
Outstanding Service Awards were presented to Patrick Veilleux, Thea Dunn, Kara Fohner, Melissa Sullebarger, Ashlee Greene, Kyle Jackola, Matt Johnson, Erica Zaveta, Andrew Gunnin, and Emily de Castrique for The Clarion student newspaper; Melissa Sullebarger, for the Pastimes History Club; and Elise Labus and Chantel Azevedo for the Debate Society; Lee Carver and Jacob Crisp to the Writing Lab; Kellee Tuttle for Research Assistance; Kara Fohner, Kyle Jackola, Riina Lugus, and Jessica Stewart for Poetikes.
Thea Dunn was recognized for her service to the campus literary magazine, The Chiaroscuro. Patrick Veilleux was honored for his work as editor-in-chief of The Clarion student newspaper.
Science and Mathematics Division
Earning individual recognition in the Science and Mathematics Division were David Caldwell, Outstanding Senior in Environmental Science; Candice Fritz, Outstanding Senior in Exercise Science; Katelynne Poole, Outstanding Senior in Health Science Studies; and Leslie Hylton, Outstanding Senior in Mathematics.
Highest Grade Point Average were presented to Brian Henion, Biology; Olivia Carlile, Environmental Studies; Tina Southerland, Exercise Science; Katelynne Poole, Health Science Studies: and Pauli Jussila, Mathematics.
Citizenship Award recipients were: Rory Northam, Environmental Science; Elise Labus, Exercise Science; Amber Heck, Health Science Studies; and Verntasia Finley, Mathematics.
Social Science Divisions
Earning individual recognition in the Social Science Division were Lauryn Whittler, Outstanding Student in Criminal Justice; Karen Howell, Outstanding Student in Psychology; and Kris Kolenut, Outstanding Senior in Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education; Jamie Atkinson and Leslie Hylton, Outstanding Teacher Education Graduate.
The Environmental Stewardship Award was presented to Brandon DeNully and Rory Northam. Devin Rudnick and Althea Dunn were recognized with certificates of appreciation for their environmental stewardship actions at Brevard College.
Business and Organizational Leadership
Joel Ville Erik Jalanne received the Highest Academic Achievement Award in Business and Organizational Leadership.
Sean Michael Stamper was presented the Mt. Pisgah Award in Business and Organizational Leadership for outstanding achievement and leadership his major, on campus and in the global community. Anthony Cestrone was recognized with the Business and Organizational Leadership Sustainability Leadership Award; and Alyssa Deanne Cutshaw received the Ray Fisher Leadership Award.
Individual awards were presented to Juan Carlos Mascaro, Patrick Edward Helmick, Pauli Johannes Jussila, and Braxton Wall for Outstanding Academic Performance; and Rory Grenville Northam, Andre Overholt, Filip Gujanicic, Johnathon Dwight Chaplain, Sean Michael Stamper, Aleksandar Valiljevic, Vontreece M. Hayes, Coty James Ferguson and Caleb Elias Welborn for Meritorious Academic Performance.
Highest Grade Point Average in Business and Organizational Leadership honors were presented to freshman Evan Furtado Lopes, sophomore Spencer Bonay Lowden and juniors Heidi Maria Kaartinen and Elyse Santorso.
Sigma Beta Delta national business, management and administration honor society recognitions were presented to Anthony Cestrone, Alyssa Deanne Cutshaw, Coty James Ferguson, Joel V.E. Jalanne, Sean Michael Stamper, Braxton Wall, Patrick Edward Helmick, Pauli Johannes Jussila, and Heidi Maria Kaartinen.
Honors Society Recognitions
Alpha Chi national honorary society for outstanding academic achievement recognitions were presented to Olivia Jordan Carlile, Katelynne Elizabeth Poole, Chantel Cristine Azevedo, Pauli Johannes Jussila, Bethany Joy Humberg, Emily Ann Boykin, Kortney Michelle Conner, Stephanie Renee McGuire, Leanna Jennings, and Joel Jalanne.
Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership society honors were presented to Chantel Azevedo, Elizabeth Birolin, Kortney Conner, Leighia Eggett, Olivia Katherine Fawcett, Candice June Fritz, Audrey Blasdel Hamilton, Melanie Heying, Leanna Jennings, Jean Martin, Ariel Muiselaar, Hunter Tuttle, and Blake Wall.
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges honors were presented to Jamie Atkinson, Chantel Azevedo, Tyler Biggs Elizabeth Birolin, Olivia Carlile, Addison Dent, Olivia Fawcett, Audrey Hamilton, Amber Heck, Joshua Hutchins, Leslie Hylton, Cameron Kahill, Elise Labus, Mark Moseley, Ariel Muiselaar, Teresa Musick, Katelynne Poole, Hunter Tuttle, Caleb Welborn, and Erica Zaveta.
A separate Brevard College Athletics Department Award Ceremony was held on April 25. Click here for a listing of those awards.