BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University students were recognized for their contributions
to their academic departments and colleges at Honors Chapel on May 2 in Pike Auditorium
on the Bolivar campus.
Spring 2018 graduates honored included:
- Outstanding Music Graduate – Karen Kelley, Jefferson City
- Outstanding Commercial Art Graduate – Bethany Russell, Viburnum
- Outstanding Studio Art Graduate – Erin Ashcraft, Monticello, Ark.
- Outstanding Art Education Graduate – Jessica Griffis, Eldon
- Outstanding Elementary Education Graduate – Brooke Miller, El Dorado Springs
- Outstanding Middle School Education Graduate – Tori Harbison, Glen Carbon, Ill.
- Outstanding Secondary Education Graduate – Josie Slump, Shawnee, Kan.
- Outstanding Behavioral Science Graduate (male) – Jordan Beck, Richmond
- Outstanding Behavioral Science Graduate (female) – Emma Richardson, Grain Valley
- Outstanding Social Science Education Graduate – Rebekah Hynes, Springfield
- Outstanding History Graduate – Cinasee Tapee, Jefferson City
- Outstanding Political Science Graduate – Jacob Saatmann, Forest City, Iowa
- Outstanding Accounting Graduate – Joseph Wagner, Joplin
- Outstanding Business Administration Graduate – Taylor Parrish, Blue Springs
- Outstanding Computer Science Graduate – Jordan Brown, Hermitage
- Outstanding College of Business & Computer Science Graduate and Computer Information
Science Graduate – Emily Munsell, Osceola
- Outstanding Web Systems & Design Graduate – Sami Cruse, Coffeyville, Kan.
- Outstanding Chemistry Graduate – Jacob Immel, Wooldridge
- Outstanding English/Writing Graduate – Amy Vitt, Raymore
- Outstanding Communication Arts Graduate – Tiana Brownen, Seneca
- Outstanding Communication Arts Graduate – Kensey Dressler, Alexandria, Ky.
- Outstanding Christian Ministry Graduate – Emily Jones, El Dorado Springs
- Outstanding Theology Graduate – Gary Bernhardt, Falmouth, Mass.
Other honorees and scholarship recipients were:
- J.A. Clark Biology Award recipient – Averi Walker, Ovilla, Texas
- Snellen Scholar & Service Award recipient – Allison Cormican, Sedalia
- James Frederick Hurst Memorial Mathematics Award recipient – Kemper Bash, West Plains
- James Frederick Hurst Memorial Mathematics Award recipient – Jordan Brown, Hermitage
- James Frederick Hurst Memorial Mathematics Award recipient – Josie Slump, Shawnee, Kan.
- Outstanding First-Year Chemistry Student – Kai Woodfall, Launceston, Australia
- Presser Scholarship recipient – Brittany Tarrant, Bolivar
- Baker Book Award recipient – Collin Campbell, Lebanon
- Autry & Irene Brown Scholarship recipient – Brenna Barber, Dixon
- Autry & Irene Brown Scholarship recipient – Kasidee Miller, Springfield, Mo.
- Joe B. Shelton Behavioral Sciences Award recipient – Kaytlynn Collins, Stockton
- Rose E. Ray Scholarship recipients – Addilyne Bresee, Springfield, Mo.; Haley Gill, Roseville, Calif.; Whitney Sands, Newburg; Mackenzie Steelman, Springfield, Mo.; Kimber Stout, Mansfield.
- Sara McGaha Memorial Scholarship recipient – Monica White, Eldon
- Virginia Hopper Scholarship recipient – Audri Detlor, Bolivar
SBU will hold three Spring commencement ceremonies. The Bolivar campus undergraduate
ceremony will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 19, on the Merrill Burnidge Memorial Forum;
the graduate degree commencement will be at 3 p.m. in the Jane and Ken Meyer Wellness
and Sports Center; and the Springfield campus commencement will be at 7 p.m., Thursday,
May 17, at Second Baptist Church, Springfield.