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.