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Students Honored With 2022 Academic Awards

Posted on: April 20, 2022
By LaVerne Howell,

NGU Students Honored With 2022 Academic AwardsTigerville, SC (April 21, 2022) More than 65 academic awards were presented to North Greenville University (NGU) students on Wednesday, April 13, during the 2022 Academic Awards Day in Turner Chapel on campus.

After a welcome from Provost and Dean of the University Faculty Dr. Nathan A. Finn, awards were presented for excellence in education, communication and fine arts, humanities and science, Christian studies, business and entrepreneurship, honors scholars, scholar athletes, outstanding freshman, American Legion citizenship, and general excellence.

College of Education


Excellence in Social Studies Education

Whitley Kahler


Excellence in Music Education   

Elizabeth McDonald


Excellence in Mathematics Secondary Education    

Dakota Mathis


Excellence in English Language Arts Education        

Kailey Revels


Excellence in Elementary Education

Kayla Cruse


Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Carrie Ann Compton


Excellence in Spanish Education

Abigail Thayer
Lillian Woolbright

College of Communication and Fine Arts


Outstanding Media Ministry Student  

Morgan Sick Hudson


Outstanding Broadcast Media Student          

Adrianna Austin


Outstanding Digital Media Student     

Anna Claire Massey


Outstanding Communication Student

Morgan Hatchell
Jacob Hogg


Theatre Student Leadership Award     

Veronica Rogers


Excellence in Theatre Award     

Veronica Rogers


The Zachary B. Bishop Ars Excellentia Award

Leah Buffalino


Cline School of Music Outstanding Senior in Music

Elizabeth McDonald

College of Humanities and Sciences


Health Science Exceptional Senior

Nathan Fischer


Health Science Exceptional Senior

Mackenzie Neff


Physical Education Exceptional Senior Award

Samuel “Lex” Tuten
Malery Ward


Outdoor Education Excellence Award 

Madison Trump


Outstanding Ambassadorship of Outdoor Leadership

Seth Vaughn


Excellence in Psychology

Alexandra Nicole Haber


Excellence in Biology

Allison Ware
Hannah Ross


French Academic Excellence

John Barham
Valeria Scurry


American Sign Language Academic Excellence        

Rebecca Moore


Linguistics Academic Excellence

Drew Golden


Spanish Academic Excellence    

Robert Nickles


Excellence in Teaching English as a Second Language       

Adelaide Dickens


The Mountain Laurel Editorial Excellence Award    

Taylor Rose Elliot


The Veda B. Sprouse English Award    

Faith Bentley


Bielecki-Willard Interdisciplinary Studies Student of the Year Award    

Elizabeth Davis
Adelaide Dickens


The Shirley A. Hickson History Award

Micah Stevens


Behethland Butler Chapter of the DAR Award

Whitley Kahler


Excellence in Political Science

Catherine Lant


Excellence in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies       

Madison Crymes

College of Christian Studies


Excellence in Christian Studies   

Riley Kinard


Excellence in Hebrew

Matthew Swier


Excellence in Intercultural Studies

Levie Land


Excellence in Greek

Aaron Radford


Excellence in Youth Ministry 

Abigale Loner


Excellence in Youth Ministry 

Shianne Parsons Bujtor

College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Outstanding Academic Achievement in International Business

Kira Hearns


Outstanding Academic Achievement in Management

Emily A. Hill


Outstanding Academic Achievement in Management

Zachary N. McDermid


Outstanding Academic Achievement in Business Administration

Emma C. Shearer


Outstanding Academic Achievement in Accounting

Sarah K. Cline


Outstanding Academic Achievement in Marketing

Samuel J. Streit


Sport Management Professional Excellence Award

Jhovana Brena


Sport Management Professional Excellence Award

Joshua L. Thomas

 General Awards


Honors Scholar Award

Christina Rafferty
Keith Epps
Rylee Jones
Makenzie Swearingen
Andrew Parnow
Caroline Helms
Caitlyn Mathis
Catherine Lant


Female Scholar Athlete 2021-22

Whitley Kahler


Male Scholar Athlete 2021-22

Nathan Fischer


American Legion Citizenship Award

Emily Felton
Andy Parnow


Outstanding Freshman Award

Carson Woodham


General Excellence Award

Elizabeth McDonald


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