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May 3, 2000
UNCA Students, Faculty and Staff Honored
The University of North Carolina at Asheville presented academic and leadership awards to UNCA students, faculty and staff members at a banquet ceremony May 3 at the Grove Park Inn. The annual presentation was sponsored by the Office of Student Development and the Student Government Association.
The following awards were presented:
The Julienne M. Winner Achievement Award for leadership and scholarship to Laura Patricia Adams.
Campuswide Leadership Awards: Alexandra Witt International Service Award to Dee James; Presidents Award to Niambi Hall-Campbell and Sisters of Spirit in Service; Outstanding Organization of the Year Awards to Active Students for a Healthy Environment and Sisters of Spirit in Service; Outstanding Leader of the Year Awards to Adrian Valdivia and Gina Fedock; Paul Jenson Leadership Scholarship to Joseph Hackett; Western North Carolina Leadership Scholar Awards to Sarah Blankenship, Bethany Bostrom, Larissa Clegg, Kinneil Coltman, Jeremy Deyton, Ben Erlandson, Ardie Hollifield, Dara Jones, Annie Liden, Macy Little, Laura Miller, Lauren Penix, Stephen Rice and Muriel Ring; and Leadership Service Certificates to Anna Boersma, Kinneil Coltman, Jennifer Fuller, Calley Stevens, Tuesda Roberts, Rita Martin, Ardie Hollifield, Liz Saxman, Beth Fogleman, Shanta Robinson, David Mahaffey, Jeannie Johnson, Katie Machalek, Bess Ann Newton, Jennifer Ernst, Christina Murray, Nayo Morgan, Nick McDevitt, Joseph Wilde-Ramsing, Sunshine Wilson, Aqeel Rasheed, Salewa Oyelaran, Lisa Thomes, Rebecca O'Bryon, Ryan Southern, Candace Carr, Jill Walker, Laura Miller, Bridgette Odom, Eric Larsen, Bethany Pearson and Chris Green.
Community Service Awards to Pi Lambda Phi, Avery Smart, Bethany Jewell, Joseph Hackett, Maia Remick and Ardie Hollifield; Emerging Leader of the Year Awards to Marasi Mwencha, Kate Wittman, Christy Scott, Jenny Ahler and Salewa Oyelaran; Carolyn Briggs Award for Diversity Leadership to Adrian Valdivia, Shanta Robinson, Rita Martin, Kinneil Coltman, African American Student Association and Underdog Productions.
Omicron Delta Kappa Honor and Leadership Society memberships to Holly Beveridge, Dave Black, Kimberly Cole, Rebecca Davis, Jennifer Ernst, Matthew Gamble, William Hall, Megan Hazelman, Landon Holland, Emma Jones, Kirstin Kiphardt, Tanisha Porreca, Kelly Ratterman, Cathy Nichole Rhoney, Gregory Rippin, Tuesda Roberts, Avery Smart, Cecelia Stamey, Dawn Stanford and Greg Varney.
Student Affairs Awards: Faculty Appreciation Award to Merritt Moseley and Staff Appreciation Award to Mike Honeycutt.
Art: Pencil Awards to Kyle Carpenter, Alicia Armstrong Chatham, Kara Strehle, Patricia Tait and Matt West.
Athletics: Scholar Athlete of the Year to Marc Villegas; Female Athlete of the Year to Christine Geske; and Male Athlete of the Year to Andre Smith.
Atmospheric Sciences: Departmental Service Award to Bryant Korzeniewski; Departmental Academic Award to James Raiford.
Biology: Harry Henry Johnston Awards for Excellence in Biology to William Hall and Susan Marie Starnes.
Chemistry: Western Carolina American Chemical Society Outstanding Senior Awards to Marion Kuehn and Rachel Sharpe; American Institute of Chemists Outstanding Chemistry Senior Award to Nathanael Peaty; Chemistry Department Award for Outstanding Performance in Organic Chemistry to Michael Roach; Chemistry Department Outstanding Performance in Analytical Chemistry Award to Charles Cox; Chemistry Department Outstanding Performance in General Chemistry Award to Kyoko Masutani and Jodi Shelton; Chemistry Department Outstanding American Chemical Society Student Affiliate Award to Marion Kuehn; and Chemistry Department Outstanding Accomplishments Award to Peter Huskey.
Classics: Guy Cooper Prize in Classics to Mardell Wood.
Computer Science: Outstanding Computer Science Student Award to Karl Hilaray Pierce; Outstanding Senior Project Award to Seth Buckley.
Drama: Departmental Leadership Awards to Roberta Daniels, Samuel Flint, Lisa Kelder, Terry Summers, Kristen Emeola, Michelle Carello, Daniel Tauber, Jennifer Bowen, Suzanne Cresswell, Zachary Walker and Michael Armstrong.
Economics: Outstanding Service Award to Michelle Lassiter; Outstanding Performance Award to James Villegas; Keith and Kevin Davis Research Award to Stacey Hice; David Reiner Awards to Rebekah Dodd and Meredith Begley; and the Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Award for Excellence in Finance to Jay Pratt.
Education: Outstanding Service and Leadership Awards to Greg Davis, Karen Chapman, Beth Allison, Melody McGruder, Melissa Wireman, Kim Philbeck and Joshua Kumm; Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards to Kimberly Cole and Julie Lo.
Environmental Studies: Most Outstanding Graduating Seniors Awards to Elizabeth McCann and Carly Walker; Most Outstanding Junior-Level Student Award to Melinda Beaver.
Foreign Languages: Travis Bradley Book Award in French to Virginia Carter; Dan Edwards Book Award in German to Brigitte Batting; and Lawrence Little Book Award in Spanish to Elizabeth Harris.
History: Philip Walker Scholarship to Louise Bauso; Ruth Feldman Scholar Award to Sarah Young; Phi Alpha Theta Award to Richard Moss; and Mark Lawson Scholarship to Daniel Maddalena.
Literature: Gudger Freshman Writing Contest winners Amy Bruner, Craig Thieman, James Martin, Sarah McCoy, Emily Carter, Leah Chang, Rebecca Geldres, Brian Cain and Jeremy Shrader; William R. Comfort Award to Matthew McCorkle; and Virginia Bryan Award to Julia Kowal.
Management and Accountancy: Dr. Robert D. Williams Award in Recognition of Outstanding Leadership Service and Scholarship to David Knapp; Academic Excellence in Accounting Award to Robbie Holden; Academic Excellence in Management Award to Wendy Hardman; Mortan Stanley-Dean Witter Excellence in Financial Management Award to Amy Ellen; Witzel Outstanding Directed Research Award to Laura Thuotte; Western Carolina Industries Outstanding Internship Award to Timothy Goris; and Outstanding Senior Design Project to Jonathan Waddell.
Mathematics: Outstanding Mathematics Student Award to John Singler; Achievement in Mathematics Awards to Cynthia Grimsley, Lars Ingrao, John Singler, Lauren Wagener and Jason Zink.
Multimedia Arts and Sciences: Program Leadership Awards to Ryan Chittick and Chad Pry.
Music: Outstanding Technical Assistant Service Award to Greg Rippin; and Outstanding Music Department and Ensembles Service Award to Matthew Wygant.
Physics: Achievement Awards to Michelle Ballard, Charles Hudson, Tim Means, Patrick Ragsdale and Ted Rogers.
Political Science: Outstanding Student Scholar Awards to Jacquelyn Johnson and Holly Spencer; Gene Rainey Service Awards to Monica Jernigan and Avery Smart; and Chairís Awards to John Gaither Jr. and David Marshall.
Sociology: Anthropology Scholar Award to Lissa Juedemann; Anthropology Research Awards to Christina Murrey and Maia Remick; Anthropology Service Awards to Christina Murrey and Maia Remick; Sociology Research Awards to Tanisha Porreca and Berit Bjorklund; Sociology Scholar Awards to Tracie King, Shanta Robinson and Deborah Zemek; Sociology Service Awards to India McHale and Ardie Hollifield.
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges membership to Barbara Baggett, Louise Brooks, Crystal Byers, Denise Chandler, Sok Heang Cheng, Sarah Cleveland, Tandy Coltman, Danny Davis, Jennifer Ernst, Brandy Finley, Jennifer Fuller, Jody Gillard, Ryan Gilliam, Terese Gregoire, William Hall, Andrew Hammett, Helen Hannah, Ardie Hollifield, Jonathan House, Sarah Hutchinson, Hugh Kelly, David Knapp, Katherine Machalek, Nathan Mann, Brendan McGrane, Viviana Mourra, Shon Norris, Trisha Ramsey, Kelly Ratterman, Cathy Rhoney, Ann Roberts, Tuesda Roberts, Rachel Sharpe, Avery Smart Holly Spencer, Laura Thuotte, Jonathan Toberlin, Brandon Trollip, Amy Waldrep, Sunshine Wilson, and Melissa Wireman.
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