WPU Community Celebrates #MyWPUShowcase 2019

Apr 18, 2019


William Peace University recently hosted its 15th annual #MyWPUShowcase, celebrating its largest attendance in event history. This year’s Showcase featured 221 students who presented their work in art, research, internships and contributions to the academic experience of the University through 28 different panels and performances. 

Showcase is an annual campus-wide event that highlights the academic work done by students across every major throughout the academic year.

To cap off the event, the Office of Academic Affairs hosted its annual Academic Awards ceremony in Dinwiddie Chapel to recognize outstanding academic achievement by students. Winners were selected by faculty in their respective discipline, recognizing each student’s development and achievement in their time here at WPU. Additionally, students were inducted into several honors societies.

“For each name called today there are, no doubt, countless stories of hard work, of struggle, of passion, of emerging confidence, of great highs and perhaps some challenging lows,” said Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “The significance, of course, is that today’s award recipients persevered in their pursuits and, in doing so, made Peace a better place.”

“The significance, of course, is that today’s award recipients persevered in their pursuits and, in doing so, made Peace a better place.”

Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D., President of William Peace University

Award Winners

  • Anthropology Student of the Year Award, Abigail Mederos
  • Bios Award in Biological Science, D’Leah Epps
  • Celeste Penny English Award, Sabrina Misinec
  • Celeste Penny Poetry Award, Rachael Thomas
  • Communication Outstanding Graduate Award, Mary Kubeny
  • Elizabeth Gibson Taylor Prose Award, Taylor Burton
  • Exemplary Future Educator Award, Ron Thompson
  • Exercise and Sport Science Outstanding Graduate Award, Hayden Dean
  • Ida Withers Currie Business Award, Dayana Parra
  • Laura Vick Award in Anthropology, Katherine Bobbitt
  • Mabel Pugh Art Award, Damian Perry
  • Mary Pate Currie Humanities Award, Lydia Granholm
  • Nancy J. Frazier Student Service Award, Breanna Cary
  • Peace Times Award, Breanna Cary
  • Phoenix Award for Child Development (Internship), Spencer Nunn ‘19; Benjamin Carranza-Argueto
  • Psi Chi Outstanding Student in Psychology, Samuel Arnold
  • Schwertman Award for Excellence in English, Erik Moss
  • Simulation and Game Design Outstanding Graduate Award, Augusto Batista
  • Theatre/Musical Theatre Outstanding Graduate Award, Cheyenne Morris
  • Tyner-Crossno Award in History and Political Science, William Walker
  • W. Robert Everett Business Achievement Award, Kelsey Harrison

Beta Beta Beta Inductees

  • Katelyn Bouthillier
  • Austin Chase Herndon
  • Joseph Joyce
  • Lauren Lane
  • Christian Malone
  • Destinee Parson
  • Mikayla Ray

Psi Chi inductees

  • Taylor Byrd
  • Jessica Gosney
  • Michael McHale
  • Erik Moss
  • Bryanna Owens

Sigma Tau Delta Inductees

  • Lydia Granholm
  • Ron Thompson
  • Taylor “Kassie” Burton
  • Matthew Hutzenbuhler
  • Maya Alexander
  • Victoria Horton
  • Jenna Rouse
  • Rachael Thomas
  • Mary Bobbitt

Sigma Beta Delta Inductees

  • Mikayla Brown
  • Erick Click
  • Jason D’Amico
  • Kathryn McCaley Gebhardt
  • Kelsey Harrison
  • Maxwell Grayson Owens
  • Scott Strong
  • Patrick O’Neal Williams

Alpha Chi Inductees

  • Natalie Arthur
  • Eva Benton
  • Mary Bobbitt
  • Kayla Bray
  • Mikayla Brown
  • Taylor Byrd
  • Eric Clack
  • Thomas Cole
  • Marie Ann Del Valle Coppin
  • Kelsey Durham
  • Deja Gainey
  • Thomas Galligan
  • Angela Gamble
  • Ashley Glen
  • Kathryn Goodman
  • Jessica Gosney
  • Lydia Granholm
  • Kelsey Harrison
  • Caylan Harrison
  • Ashley Healey
  • Summer Jacobs
  • David Jo
  • Joseph Joyce
  • William Lewis
  • Brittiney Lynch
  • Kelly McCauley
  • Michael McHale
  • Audrey Moore
  • Dayana Parra
  • Alyssa Rabel
  • Alexandra Sciacca
  • Sarah Scott
  • Charles Slate
  • Sheridan Stanley
  • Scott Strong
  • Rachael Thomas
  • Nesha Turner
  • Reginald Waldon

For more news and feature stories, visit www.peace.edu/news.


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