Joplin, MO (SNS) – The annual Academic Achievement Recognition ceremony was held Wednesday, April 27, in the Mills Anderson Justice Center Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University. The ceremony included introductions by Dr. Paula Phillips Carson, Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost.

Department Awards were presented by the Deans of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Robert W. Plaster School of Business, the School of Education and the School of Health Sciences.

The Spencer-Bartlett Respect Awards were presented by Darren Fullerton, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management.

Individual Awards

Outstanding Graduate Award
Saif Farag
Alexandra Starks

Melanie Cox Memorial Award for the Outstanding Honors Student
Justin Tomlinson

Missouri League of Nursing Award
Jasmin O’Connell

Robert J. Greef Award
Anna Barr

Spencer-Bartlett Respect Award
First Place:
Taylor Jo Williams
Josh Turner

Second Place:
Jasmin O’Connell
Benjamin Starkey

School of Arts and Sciences Awards
Presented by Dr. Richard Miller, Dean

Art
Kayla Monteleone (Graphic Design)
Taylor Kubicek (Studio)

Biochemistry
Kurt Housh

Biology
Neha Bang
Michael Spurrier
Justin Tomlinson

Chemistry
Philip Kovach

Criminal Justice
Joshua Beerbower
Cinnamon Feezell
Holly Ratliff

English
Joshua Horton

Environmental Health & Safety
Victoria Miller

History
Nathan See

Law Enforcement
Lauren Delgado
Alana Hester

Mass Communication
Kristen Hanna

Mathematics
Andrew Stokes

Medical Laboratory Sciences
Caitlin Martin

Music
Alex Mauser

Physics
Benjamin Starkey

Political Science
Jay O’Donnell
Molly Greer

Sociology
Kelly Wright
Kia Yang

Speech Communication
Jacob Harp

Theatre
Kyle Jacobs

Institute of International Studies Awards
Presented by Dr. Richard Miller, Dean

International Studies

Alexandra Starks

Robert W. Plaster School of Business Awards
Presented by Dr. John Groesbeck, Dean

Accounting
Melina Bandy
Renzhu Li
Sarah O’Neal

Computer Information Science

Jessica Heston
Nathan McGuire
Holly Ratliff

Economics
Haley Waack

Finance
Katelyn Thompson

General Business
Jennifer Hall

International Business
Holly Loncarich

Industrial Engineering Technology
Ben Olson

Logistics
Kyle Selvey

Management
Hailey Heikkila
Stephen Holman

Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Caleb Erwin

Marketing
Megan Neely
Alyssa Thomas

School of Education
Presented by Dr. Deb Brown, Interim Dean

Art Education
Taylor Williams

Elementary Education
Mary Black
Gabrielle Martin
Aaron Wilcox

English Education

Anna Barr

Foreign Language Education
Rachel Gonzalez

Health Promotion & Wellness
Leah Gagnon

Mathematics Education
Courtney Wosoba

Middle School Education
Katelyn Brewster

Music Education
Bethany Mullins

Physical Education
Kanon Hoover

Psychology
Angelina Boyd
Amber Clark

Social Science Education
Jeffery Crawford

School of Health Sciences Awards
Presented by Dr. Tia Strait, Dean

Dental Hygiene
Shelby Roberts
Bayley Strella

Health Science
Anthony Randall
Shelby Roberts
Bayley Strella

Nursing
Natalie Fox
Erin Leesman

Radiology
Heather McCarthy

Respiratory Therapy
Robbin Robertson

Honors Program Graduates
Presented by Dr. Michael Howarth, Director of Honors Program

Fall 2015
Aubrey Cooley
Kristen Hanna
Justin Malone
Holly Ratliff
Claire Roarty
Alexandra Starks
Dillon Walker

Spring 2016
Michaela Altvater
Neha Bang
Joshua Beerbower
Ceirra Cristy
Alyssa Farney
Jacob Harp
Jayce Hylton
Viktoryia Johnson
Holly Loncarich
Gabrielle Martin
Jacob Messer
Lindsey Quattlebaum
Lindsey Scott
Andrew Stokes
Justin Tomlinson

Alpha Chi – Seniors ’15-‘16
Presented by Dr. Paula Carson
Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost

Ashley Abeyta

Callie Aleshire

Cathryn Anderson

Elisabeth Anderson

Timothy Arr

Morgan August

Melina Bandy

Kayla Bartelsmeyer

Evan Bass

Emily Brewer

Brecklyn Brouwer

Andrew Buckner

Forrest Bunter

Coby Clark
Lindsey Conner

Kimberly Dodson

Megan Dotson

Kandace Eck

Cinnamon Feezell

Blair Freed

Rachel Gonzalez

Benjamin Grant

Tamara Harp

Angela Heston

David Ingham

Rokey Jammeh

Allison Kean

Cory Kerbs
Brittany Larery Lane

Travis Lewis

Ashleigh Long

Jacqueline Lopez

Samantha Mahurin

Heidi Migliori

John Nguyen

Carlene Nichols

Rachel Nutt

Tori Page

Courtney Paxton

Ashley Pearce

Danae Randol

Mattison Reed
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