The 43rd annual Academic Achievement Recognition Ceremony was held April 24 at Missouri Southern State University.
The ceremony included the presentation of departmental awards by deans of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Robert W. Plaster School of Business, the School of Education and the School of Health Sciences. Also announced were the recipients of the Outstanding Graduate Award and the Spencer-Bartlett Respect Awards.
The full list of award recipients is below.
Outstanding Graduate Award
Present Troy Richards, President, Alumni Board
Ryan Drendel, Naperville, Ill.
Melanie Cox Memorial Award for the Outstanding Honors Student
Presented by Rachel Stanley, Assistant Director of Honors
Ryan Drendel, Naperville, Ill.
Robert J. Greef Award
Presented by Dr. Paula Carson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Abigail Clark, Joplin
Spencer-Bartlett Respect Award
Presented by Darren Fullerton, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
First Place: Joseph Blank, Joplin; Brooklynn Freed, Joplin
Second Place: Jayse Henderson, Purdy; Peyton Powell, Springdale, Ark.
Third Place: Haley Henry, Monett; Adam Hajeh, Lee’s Summit
Outstanding Student Awards
School of Arts & Sciences
Presented by Dr. Marsi Archer, Dean
Art (Graphic Design): Jaclyn Kidd, Neosho
Art (Studio): Lydia Humphreys, Joplin
Art Education: Jessica Elliott, Greenwood
Biochemistry: Patrick Corn, Baxter Springs, Kan.
Biology: Jenny Kaiser, Joplin; Dominic Maiuro, Joplin; Haroldo Hernandez, Joplin
Chemistry (Bachelor of Science): Jeremy Raymond, Lockwood
Chemistry Education: Oundre-A Smith, Joplin
Criminal Justice: Keaton Barnes, Carl Junction; Zoe Rosenthal, Golden City; Kelsie Walbrecht, Joplin
English: Ryan Drendel, Naperville, Ill.
English Education: Abigail Clark, Joplin
Environmental Health & Safety: Kendahl Camblin, Webb City
History (Bachelor of Arts): Daniel Tyler Masters, Webb City
Law Enforcement: Abby Parsons, Purdy; Matteo Lavite, Anderson
Mass Communication: Abigail West, Joplin; Madison West, Joplin
Computational Math: Jaired Collins, Joplin; Alen Viray, Joplin
Mathematics: Steven Stokes, Joplin
Modern Language: Dillon Henson, Cassville
Modern Language Education: Alexandra Johnson, Rockville
Music: Oliver Smith, Carthage
Music Education: Adam Hajeh, Lee’s Summit
Physics: Toby Pederson, Webb City
Public Relations: Dayanaira Davenport, Tulsa, Okla.
Social Science Education: Deanna Smith, Republic
Sociology: Garrett Pekarek, Joplin; Leslie Wright, Neosho
Social Work: Victori Wright, Joplin
Theatre: Jahayla Overton, Neosho
Institute of International Studies
International Studies: Martika Stafford, Eldon
Robert W. Plaster School of Business
Presented by Dr. Jeff Zimmerman, Dean
Accounting: Alec Fehring, Carthage; Chelsie Marion, Neosho; Tori Covert, Webb City
Computer Information Science (Bachelor of Science): Caitlin Brock, Diamond; Jaired Collins, Joplin
Computer Information Science (Associate of Science): Kahlie Jones, Carthage
Economics: Steven Stokes, Joplin
Finance: Melissa Ruiz, Monett
General Business: Kathrine Markley, Weir, Kan.; Kelsey Bartlett, Lockwood
International Business: Cuy Yang, Neosho
Industrial Engineering Technology: Syleris Martinez, Joplin
Logistics: Kyle Adkins, Carl Junction
Management: Hope Campbell, Rich Hill; Oscar Romero, Joplin
Manufacturing Engineering Technology: Frank Rodriguez, Joplin
Marketing: Angelica Badalamenti, Foristell; Leah Bradshaw, Monett
School of Education
Presented by Lorinda Hackett, Interim Dean
Elementary Education: Kara Kammermeyer, Joplin; Christian McCaulley, Joplin; Mendy Roth, Gravette, Ark.
Health Promotion & Wellness: Rachel Roy, Nevada
Middle School Education: Craig Fox, Carl Junction
Physical Education: Kaleb Cason, Springfield
Psychology: America Maxwell, Webb City; Jamie Sullivan, Webb City
School of Health Sciences
Presented by Dr. Rick Schooler, Dean
Dental Hygiene: Jaqueline Hernandez, Webb City; Loren Lay, Bartlett, Kan.
Health Science: Jordan Blythe, Grove, Okla.; Loren Lay; Jalayne Osborn, Carthage
Nursing: Desaray Green, Joplin
Radiology: Regan Smith, Jasper
Respiratory Therapy: Chasten Mitchell, Branson