Wayland presents student awards at chapel

April 28, 2010

PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University held its annual recognition and awards chapel on Wednesday, recognizing those students who have made the most of their time in the classroom and on campus.

The top award given to the students each year is the Citizenship Award, recognizing on male and one female student who has exemplified the Body of Christ in and out of the classroom.

The 2010 Female Citizenship Award was given to Kiana Bullard. Voted on by the faculty and students, Bullard, a senior from Borger, is the 54th woman to receive the award that was established in 1957. The daughter of Garry and Betty Bullard, she came to Wayland in 2006 to major in Spanish. While at Wayland she has served as a member of student foundation and on the Baptist Student Ministry’s leadership team. She has worked as a resident assistant in Ferguson Hall dormitory and led dorm Bible studies. Bullard is a member of the Spanish club, Sigma Tau Delta English honor society and the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society, and has served on mission trips to Mexico and Louisville, Kentucky, where she will return upon graduation and spend a year working at the Jefferson Street Baptist Center, a shelter for the homeless and urban poor.

The 2010 Male Citizenship Award was given to Kevin Burrow, a senior religion major from Tulia. The 54th man to receive this award, Burrow is a member of the 2009-2010 President’s Ambassadors. He is also a member of ministerial fellowship, has been an active participant in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has served as a resident assistant in Caprock Hall. Burrow has been on mission trips to Macedonia and Kosovo. Upon graduation from Wayland, Burrow plans to attend Truett Seminary at Baylor University where he has received a full scholarship.

The Association of Former Students presented the Freshman Man and Woman of the Year awards to Jonathan Topp and Marisabelle Trevino. Nominated and voted on by the faculty and staff, Topp is a religion major from Lubbock and Trevino, undecided on her major, is from Plainview.

The Wayland administration also recognized numerous other award and scholarship recipients, including the Janice Davis Scholarship recipient, Dana Gose. The Janis Davis Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior who is committed to Wayland and has been an active participant in student life.

The Patsy Davis Scholarship, awarded to a student who demonstrates academic excellence and involvement in Campus activities went to Ayne Magombe, a sophomore from Tanzania.

The Owen Leech award, a cash award given to ministerial students who have demonstrated a calling and commitment to discipleship and evangelism, was given to Jordan Nelson.

The Timothy Award, a cash award made possible by donations from the late Mrs. and Dr. A. Hope Owen, is given to the senior ministerial student with the highest four-year academic average and who expresses an interest to pursue a preaching ministry. This year’s Timothy Award recipient is Kevin Burrow.

The Amelia Bishop Women’s Ministerial Scholarship, a cash award given to the outstanding senior female ministerial student, was given to Khrystyne Eckerd, of Ruidoso, N.M.

The Arthur E. Boyd Memorial Award, a cash award given to deserving young ministers at Wayland, was awarded to Bradley Sell from Clarendon.

Audrey Hemminger, from Melrose, N.M., received the L.C. Wayland Medical Award, a cash award given to a graduating senior from the School of Mathematics and Sciences who has been accepted to a professional program in the general field of medicine or health sciences and has excelled in his or her academic studies.

The Harold and Audrey Temple Scholarship, awarded to the outstanding sophomore chemistry major was given to Stephanie Whitaker from Chico, TX.

The Cecil and Kathleen Turner music scholarship was given to Victoria Wiley of Irving.

Two art awards were handed out, including the Ted Bell Memorial Award given to a student who exemplifies hard work and dedication to the visual arts. This year’s award went to Jonathan Davis of Lamesa. The Michael and Candace Keller Visual Art Award, established by Dr. Keller, professor of art at Wayland, and her husband, Michael, is given annually in recognition and support of a student who has shown excellence in their art studies, exemplary creativity and artistic ability and dedication to the art profession. This year’s award recipient was Hyla Merrifield.

The Sanders Memorial Mathematics Scholarship and Award went to Jarrod Alford from Littlefield, and the Joe W. and Mildred McFerrin Sanders Education Scholarship and Award went to Bradi Simpson from Hobbs, N.M.

The Roy C. McClung Award and Scholarship, set up to encourage future generations of educators, was given to Mary Beth Arnold of Waxahachie, and the Helen Barnhart Reese Memorial Scholarship and Award, given to a student with career goals in the field of education, went to Haley Hill of San Angelo.

The Senator of the Year Award, presented by the Student Government Association to the senator who has made the most significant contribution to the work of the senate, was given to Jake Miser from Clarendon.

Awards were also given out for outstanding students in academic areas of study.

School of Behavioral and Social Sciences: Lauren Davis, history; Bethany Netherton, psychology; Melissa Knight, social studies composite; Jackie Guerrero, sociology; Sean Ditmore, political science.

School of Business: Rose Ouma, accounting; Kirby Dunn, business administration; Brad Wall, economics; Brett Swett, finance; Lucie Arellano, management; Kevin Stinson, marketing; Michael Loppnow, management information systems; Russell Daniel international management.

School of Education: Kristen Blakely, elementary education; Timmy McCune, middle school education; Alayna Siebman, high school education; Shaney Brewer, special education; Kydia Echols, all level education; Sarah Dillon, TACTE; Andrew Pruitt, exercise and sports science.

School of Fine Arts: Tim Barnes, Jonathan Davis and Machelle Cardin, art; Jessica Thornton, communication media; Rachel Morgan Williams, theatre.

School of Languages and Literature: Vincent Robles, English; Devin De Loe, French; Meredith Hardy, Spanish.

School of Mathematics and Sciences: Alissa Mitchell, biology; Tonia Perez, chemistry; Jarrod Lindsey, mathematics; Kasandra Hughes, senior chemistry award.

School of Music: Matthew Anderson, instrumental music; Jon Michael Clifton, instrumental music education; Julia Franklin, piano; Rebecca Ballinger, vocal music; Leslie Delgado, vocal music education.

School of Religion and Philosophy: Kyle Adams, religion; Amber Hamilton, religious education.

Other academic award recipients included:

Pioneer Scholars: Rebecca Ballinger, Hailey Clark, Jon Michael Clifton, Bobby Curtis, Lauren Davis, Sean Ditmore, Allen Duncan, Kirby Dunn, Daurie Harris, Aaron Highsmith, Robert Hon, Sarah Langford, Jarrod Lindsey, Daryl Lowry, Meredith Maddux, Jennifer McClure, Caleb McLean, Andrew Pruitt, Vincent Robles, Alayna Siebman, Kevin Weller and Rachel Morgan Williams.

Who’s Who: Matthew Anderson, Rebecca Ballinger, Tim Barnes, Kristen Blakely, Kiana Bullard, Kevin Burrow, Markose Chenthitta, Hailey Clark, Jon Michael Clifton, Russell Daniel, Lauren Davis, Devin De Loe, Sarah Dillon, Joel Duarte, Kirby Dunn, Khyrstyne Eckerd, Julia Franklin, Heather Gerszewski, A.J. Haney, Aaron Highsmith, D’Anna Kellum, Dean Kellum, Melissa Knight, Timmy McCune, Bethany Netherton, Kendra Ortego, Shyla Ott, Jodi Patterson, Andrew Pruitt, Jessica Riemersma, Vincent Robles, Alayna Siebman, Kevin Stinson and Rachel Morgan Williams.

Spinning Wheel: Mary Beth Arnold, Chase Aycock, Tim Barned, Kiana Bullard, Kevin Burrow, Russell Daniel, Caleb McLean, Bradley Sell and Johnny Terra.