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Students Recognized for Excellence during 2023 Academic Awards Day

Posted on: April 24, 2023
By Billy Cannada,

Tigerville, SC –More than 50 North Greenville University (NGU) students were recognized for excellence in academics during the university’s 2023 Academic Awards Day in Turner Chapel on Wednesday.

“This is an opportunity for us, as faculty, to give honor to whom honor is due,” NGU Provost Dr. Nathan A. Finn said. “We’re delighted to be here and to celebrate the accomplishments of these students.”

Following a welcome from Dr. Finn, awards were presented for excellence in education, communication and fine arts, humanities and science, Christian studies, business and entrepreneurship, scholar athletes, outstanding freshman, American Legion citizenship, and general excellence.

A complete list of award recipients is provided below.



College of Education


Excellence in Social Studies Education

Dylan Johnson


Excellence in Music Education

Caroline Nelms


Excellence in Mathematics Secondary Education

Ethan Lamont


Excellence in English Language Arts Education

Larissa Berger


Excellence in Elementary Education

Ragan Brown

Cora Land


Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Katelyn Hawthorne


Excellence in Spanish Education

Emma Carver



College of Communication and Fine Arts


Outstanding Media Ministry Student

Skylar Moed


Outstanding Broadcast Media Student

Klay Jacks


Outstanding Digital Media Student

Grace Myers


Outstanding Strategic Communication Student

Matthew Byrd


Outstanding Communication Student

Rhett Wilson


Theatre Student Leadership Award

Lydia Kytle


Excellence in Theatre Award

Abigail Dover Thomas


The Zachary B. Bishop Ars Excellentia Award

Margaret Nork


Cline School of Music Outstanding Senior in Music

Caroline Nelms



College of Humanities and Sciences


Health Science Exceptional Senior

Megan Tiddle

Braden Gravely


Physical Education Exceptional Senior Award

Anna Elise McGill


Outdoor Education Excellence Award

Madaline Bridges


Excellence in Psychology

Kaitlin Obrien

Sophia Thackston


Excellence in Biology

Lauren Bell

Lance Calcutt


Timothy Ross Excellence in Mathematics

Marylena Lindsey Street


French Academic Excellence

Meredith Greene


American Sign Language Academic Excellence

Zoe Character


Linguistics Academic Excellence

Zoe Character


Spanish Academic Excellence

Zechariah Johnson


Outstanding Mountain Laurel Editor

Caemon Ashworth

Karson Harsey

Kyle Jackson


The Veda B. Sprouse English Award

Alexander Case


Bielecki-Willard Interdisciplinary Studies Student of the Year Award

Austin Meyer

Karson Harsey


The Shirley A. Hickson History Award

Dylan Johnson


Behethland Butler Chapter of the DAR Award

Austin Meyer


Excellence in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies

William Zimmerman


Cybersecurity Service Award

Sarah Warren


Cybersecurity Academic Excellence Award

Pablo Diez Castro



College of Christian Studies


Excellence in Christian Studies

Rachel Lanter


Excellence in Intercultural Studies

Karly Wolford



College of Business and Entrepreneurship


Outstanding Academic Achievement in International Business

Carmen F. Diaz


Outstanding Academic Achievement in Marketing

Emilie J. Allen


Outstanding Academic Achievement in Management

K. Hunter Corzine


Outstanding Academic Achievement in Business Administration

Ciara Mace


Outstanding Academic Achievement in Accounting

McKenna Kees


Sport Management Outstanding Student Professionalism

Elizabeth Luzzi

Conner Dillard


COBE Servant Leadership Award

Avery Shope

Camden Howell



General Awards


Female Scholar Athlete

Ciara Mace


Male Scholar Athlete

Jake Gerardi


Student Employee of the Year

Sarah Warren


American Legion Citizenship Award

Karly Wolford

Collin McCarter


Outstanding Freshman Award

Jenna Hansard


General Excellence Award

Abigail Dover Thomas



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