On April 20, 2017, the Beaver College of Health Sciences honored a total of 27 students for their leadership in their degree programs, their professionalism and academic achievement. These students represent the cornerstone of what the university is about: academic performance and scholarship. Of the award winners, seven recipients have maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average throughout all of their coursework while at Appalachian.
Undergraduate Academic Awards: These students were selected based on their cumulative grade point averages as well as their overall academic performance and scholarship. All of our Academic Award winners are not only to be commended for their academic performance, but for their academic integrity as well, which is more important than their final grade earned in a class.
The award recipients are: Sara Jane McGee (Athletic Training), Emily Fender (Communication Sciences & Disorders), Alyssa Horan (Exercise Science), Lakyn Rutledge (Health & Physical Education), Amanda Carly Johnson (Health Care Management), Lindsay Taylor Hicks (Health Promotion), Jennifer Holder (Nursing), Conner Wallace (Nutrition & Foods), Taylor Petty (Recreation Management) and Sheree Rodgers (Social Work).
Undergraduate Leadership Awards: Our Leadership award recipients have distinguished themselves through their service to their peers, to their degree program, to the university or to the community. They are recognized for their leadership either informally among their classmates, or in a formal capacity such as serving as an officer of a student club or other campus activities. Strong leadership is an important characteristic for future health professions and these students represent the type of leadership needed for the advancement of society.
The award recipients are: Hannah Nicole Miller (Athletic Training), Taylor Drummonds (Communication Sciences & Disorders), Madison Simmons (Exercise Science), Eric Watkins (Health & Physical Education), Samantha Jordan Wood (Health Care Management), Courtney Sweeney (Health Promotion), Hannah Brooke Brown (Nursing), Justin Parks (Nutrition & Foods), Morgan E. Baker (Recreation Management), Patterson Weaver (Social Work), Jaylyn Howard (BCHS) and Adrian Thompson (BCHS).
Graduate Student Awards: Our Graduate student award recipients are recognized for a combination of academics, professionalism and career potential. They have demonstrated commitment to their profession by pursuing a rigorous graduate degree, and faculty select recipients based on their academics, leadership, and service.
The award recipients are: Reed D. Gurchiek (Exercise Science), Dena Brown Webb (Health Administration), Nina Maria Brooks (Nutrition), EvaMarie Siegel (Social Work) and Emily K. Hutelmyer (Speech-Language Pathology).
Congratulations to all of our Student Award winners!