WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., May 15, 2020 — Each and every spring, students are singled out for awards at Spring Convocation and this year was no different.
“Despite the pandemic and the nature of our virtual world, we want to honor our students with these annual awards even though we are unable to gather and present the awards in person. We applaud our students’ efforts and are proud to call them Hilltoppers. We especially want to thank them for their perseverance despite COVID-19,” said Vice President of Enrollment Services Scott Cook, who also serves as registrar.
The following students received awards based on their achievements. The name of the Department presenting the award, is followed by student names and hometowns:
- Ambassador of the Year Award, presented to Kyle Caruso, Moundsville, W.Va.
Learning and Student Development Center Peer Tutor of the Year Awards
- Makayla Schaefer, Powell, Ohio and Savanah Lilly, Pittsburgh.
Organization of the Year Award
- Club Lacrosse
College of Education and Human Performance, Dean Dr. Cathy Monteroso
- Outstanding Elementary Education Major, Mackenzie Sims, Davisville, W.Va.
- Outstanding Secondary Education Major, John Duff, Wheeling
- Outstanding Special Education Minor, Shyla Stroud, Colliers and Morgan Vickless, Pittsburgh
- Outstanding Community Education, Taylor Warren, Wheeling
- Health and Physical Education Student of the Year, Nicholas Nardone, Wheeling
- Exercise Physiology Student of the Year, Katlyn Seckman, Alma, W.Va.
- Athletic Training Student of the Year, Hanah Loughrie, Rowlesburg, W.Va.
College of Sciences, Dean Dr. Karen Kettler
- T.A.R. Award (Student Total Achievement Recognition Award), Alison Schumacher
- Golden Scaler Award, Quinetta Murphy Hayes
- Sigma Phi Alpha(National Dental Hygiene Honorary Society), Alison Schumacher, Hannah Phillips, and Priscilla Larson
- Pallottini Memorial Dental Hygiene Scholarship, Sierra Cunningham
- E.J. Joseph Dental Hygiene Scholarship, Maddison McPherson
- Catherine H. Dorer Dental Hygiene Scholarship, Madison Roadman
- Sargent Dental Hygiene Scholarship, Makenah Harrington
- Carol Frum Dental Hygiene Scholarship, Kathryn Metzler
- Peggy Lydick McCarroll Dental Hygiene Scholarship, Ashton Settle
- TriState Dental Hygiene Association MSDH Scholarship, Katherine Gill
Outstanding Biology Students
- Andrew McGlynn and Kailee Cunningham
Outstanding Mathematics Education Graduate
- Ridge Durbin and John Duff
- Dorothy Long Scholarship,Monica Minor, Wheeling
- Lula K. Collins Memorial Scholarship Fund, Amanda Drahos and Katelyn Skadra
- Ellen Riggs Neidermeyer Award for Excellence in Nursing, Bailey Lyons
- Scot Malson Nursing Scholarship, Bailey Lyons
- Nursing Scholarships, Amanda Drahos, Monica Minor, Katelyn Skadra, Taylor Heard, Hannah Burgess, Erin Edwards, Morgan Hicks, Stephanie Hughes, Briana Mills, Alexis Williams
College of Liberal Arts, Dean Dr. Gerard NeCastro
- Geography & Planning Student of the Year (Rollie Williams Award), Emily Clark, Glen Dale, W.Va.
- David T. Javersak Scholarship, Social Sciences, Max Fiedorczyk, Weirton, W.Va.
- English Literature Major of the Year, Kylee Carcione, Naples, Fla.
- English Education Major of the Year, Monica Bragg, Weirton, W.Va.
- English Writing Major of the Year, Jodie (Jo) Springer, New Matamoras, Ohio
- English Comics Studies Major of the Year, Veronica Schultz, Moundsville, W.Va.
- Excellence in Creative Writing, Charles Henry, Irondale, Ohio
- Excellence in Creative Writing (Poetry), Paige Wallace, Glen Dale, W.Va.
- Kent and Barbara Culler Robinson Writing Center Tutor of the Year, Summer Timbs, New Martinsville, W.Va.
- Outstanding Student in Modern Languages, Jaclyn Kitts, West Liberty, W.Va.
- David T. Javersak Scholarship, English, Destiny Brown, Wellsburg, W.Va.
- Raymond G. Hughes Memorial Scholarships, Taylor Koontz, Moundsville, W.Va. and Raeann Williams, Hedgesville, W.Va.
- John W. Hattman Scholarship, Jennifer (Jenni) Whitfield, Moundsville, W.Va.
- Criminal Justice Undergraduate Student of the Year Award, Kaelyn Oskin, Butler, Pa.
- Masters of Science in Criminology Graduate Student of the Year Award, James Dorsey, Morgantown, W.Va.
- David T. Javersak Scholarship (Criminal Justice), Katarina (Kat) Donzella, Wheeling, W.Va.
- Corey Hewitt Scholarship, Jayme Chittenden, Adena, Ohio
- Senior Recognition Award, Mikenzi Edwards, Cadiz, Ohio
- Junior Recognition Award, Sabrina Currie, New Martinsville, Ohio
- Passion Award, Madisson Perdue, Parkersburg, W.Va.
- David T. Javersak Scholarship (Social Work) Samantha Baker, Bridgeport, Ohio
- Child Welfare Training Grant, Randi Efaw, Proctor, W.Va., Melody Singer, Burgettstown, Pa., Jasmine Paxton, Bethany, W.Va. and Mikenzi Edwards, Cadiz, Ohio
- Phi Alpha Social Work Honorary, Samaria Oiler, Mt. Alto, W.Va., Jasmyn King, Wheeling, W.Va. and Madisson Perdue, Parkersburg, W.Va.
Gary E. West College of Business, Dean Dr. Greg Chase
The College of Business presented its awards and scholarships in a powerpoint presentation this year due to the pandemic. (Typically, it has its own awards banquet.) Below is the link to its 2020 virtual award ceremony.