Wayland holds annual awards chapel
April 18, 2012
PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University recognized its award winning students Wednesday morning during its weekly chapel service in Harral Auditorium.
The top award given to students each year is the Citizenship Award recognizing one female and one male student who have exemplified strong character and the Body of Christ both in and out of the classroom.
The 2012 Citizenship Woman of the Year is Laura Higgs.
A native of Keller and the daughter of Joe Higgs and Regina Schvartz, Laura was born on September 20, 1989.
She enrolled at Wayland in 2008. While in school Laura has been involved in the Student Government Association, Student Senate, Student Alumni Council and Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society. She has vice president and president of Senate, president of the Student Alumni Council and vice president and president of KDP. She also served as president of the student body her senior year.
Laura will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies degree in elementary education.
The 2012 Citizenship Man of the Year is Lance Heinen.
A native of Plainview and the son of Leon and Patricia Heinen, Lance was born on August 14, 1989.
He enrolled at Wayland in 2006. While in school Lance has been involved in the Student Government Association, Student Foundation, Student Senate and Student Alumni Council. He has served as president of the Student Union Board and as the student representative for the technology committee. Lance has also served as one of Wayland’s President’s Ambassador.
Lance will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Recreation and Camp Management.
Wayland also recognized Christion Draper and Nicole Adams as Freshman Man and Woman of the year.
Other awards and recognition were given to outstanding students in academic disciplines as well as Spinning Wheels, Who’s Who and Pioneer Scholars. Award winners were:
Senator of the Year: Michael Holubik
Spinning Wheel Awards: Erin Bailey, Kayleen Cox, Krista Lennox, Angela Lichtie, Aubrey Pedigo, Jay R. Dunn, Angel Hernandez, Zachary Johnson, Caleb McLean, Laremy Simmons
Philosophy: Ross Harriman
Religion: Chase Aycock
Religious Education: Craig Woody
Recreation and Camp Management: Lance Heinen
Timothy Award: Kenny Lydick
English: Kristen Ditmore
Spanish: Victoria Herbert
French: Matthew Whitson
Biology: Corin Olivas
Chemistry: Trevor Burrow
Mathematics: Keenan Harris
Political Science: Michael Holubik
Justice Administration: Allie Miles
Sociology: Felicia Salinas
History: Richard Leal
Psychology: Chase Aycock
EC-6: Catherine Dunn
Secondary Education: Angela Lichtie
All-Level Physical Education: Katherine Duran
Special Education: Laura Higgs
Exercise and Sport Science Kinesiology: Brittany Anderle
Accounting: Tad Nixon
Business Administration: Sarah Wason
Management Information Systems: John Keith
Management: Bradley Sinnett
Marketing: Tiffany Williams
Economics: Ayne Magombe
Finance: Darren Ash
International Management: Silvia Zahn
Excellence in Art: Kate Trejos, Tatiana Gonzales
Piano: Damaris Rios
Vocal Music: Christal Patterson
Choral Music Education: Tiffany Mosier
Church Music: Morgan Metcalf
Instrumental Music Education: Katherine Word-Hon
Theory and Composition: Kayleen Cox
Excellence in Musical Theatre: Corinna Browning
Excellence in Theatre: Leslie Hoffman, Rachel Morrison
Excellence in Communication Studies: Elizabeth Miller
Excellence in Radio and TV: Tim Garner
Excellence in Journalism: Kristen Ditmore
Who’s Who Award: Chase Aycock, Corinna Browning, Kayleen Cox, Natalie Crawford, Diana Garcia, Laura Higgs, lance Heinen, Lesley Gatlin-Hoffman, Erick Kirby, Kenneth Lydick, Caleb McLean, Krystal McCune, Morgan Metcalf, Lindsey Mireles, Tiffany Mosier, Tad Nixon, Corin Olivas, Kendra Ortego-Nelson, Holly Owens, Jessica Poole, Rodrigo Silva, Bradi Simpson, Rachel Stanfield, ivy Sustaita, Joao Marcos da Silvera Terra, Corben Waters, Stephanie Whitaker, Matthew Whitson, Christopher Winegar, Katherine Word-Hon, Craig Woody
Pioneer Scholars: Chase Aycock, Kayleen Cox, Kenneth Harriman, Lance Heinen, Cody McClary, Allie Miles, Tiffany Mosier, Corin Olivas, Aaron Urlaub, Stephanie Whitaker, Craig Woody.