Honors Convocation celebrates academic excellence

May 3rd, 2013

Indiana University East celebrated the accomplishments of its students during the annual Honors Convocation held April 25.

Chancellor’s Scholar Awards are campus-wide awards, presented to the highest achieving seniors, by academic school. Chancellor’s awards were presented to:
Ronald Jarvis Jr., Richmond, Ind., School of Business and Economics
William Theising, Sunman, Ind., School of Education
Hillary Padgett,  Rushville, Ind., School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ryan Doughty, Richmond, Ind., School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Sherry West, New Point, Ind., School of Nursing
Whitney Wesley, Gaston, Ind., School of Social Work

Outstanding Student Awards were given to individuals in their degree programs who displayed outstanding academic achievement at IU East. Students receiving awards are the following:

School of Business and Economics
Margaret Bloom, Connersville, Ind., Outstanding Student in Accounting
Heather Beshears, Merrillville, Ind., Outstanding Student in Business Administration
Catherine Ward, Magnet, Ind., Outstanding Student in Finance
Ryan Frame, Centerville, Ind., Outstanding Student in Management Information Systems
Anna Harrison, Richmond, Ind., Outstanding Student in Informatics
Jeff Foglesong, Vevay, Ind., Outstanding Graduate Student in Business

School of Education
Abigail Fox, Rising Sun, Ind., Outstanding Student in Elementary Education
Brianne Simpson, New Paris, Ohio, Outstanding Student in Secondary Education
Rob Bailey, Richmond, Ind., Outstanding Graduate Student in Education
Jason Allen, Richmond, Ind., Indiana Association of College Teacher Educators Outstanding Student Teacher Award-Elementary
Deidra Purvis, New Madison, Ohio, Indiana Association of College Teacher Educators Outstanding Student Teacher Award-Secondary

General Studies Program
Lisa Thomas, Outstanding Student in General Studies

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
William Kelley, Brookville, Ind., Outstanding Student in Communication Studies
Kristin Waechter, Richmond, Ind., Outstanding Student in Criminal Justice
Patricia Finley, Dublin, Ind., Outstanding Student in English
Kraig Rose, Richmond, Ind., Outstanding Student in History
Chris Carr, Eaton, Ohio, Outstanding Student in Humanities
Clayton Haisley, Richmond, Ind., Outstanding Student in Political Science
Sophia Binkley, Union City, Ind., Outstanding Student in Psychology

School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Jessica Skinner, Richmond, Ind., Outstanding Student in Biochemistry
Brittany Phelps, Eaton, Ohio, Outstanding Student in Biology
Brenda Newman, Winchester, Ind., Outstanding Student in Mathematics

School of Nursing
Stacia Richardson, Richmond, Ind., Outstanding BSN Student
Kevin Reed, Brookville, Ohio, Outstanding RN to BSN Student

School of Social Work
Lee Ann Goeke, Richmond, Ind., Outstanding Student in Social Work

Purdue University College of Technology at Richmond
Justin Wymer, Lewisburg, Ohio, Outstanding Student in Computer Graphics and Engineering Technology
Joshua Sargent, Richmond, Ind., Outstanding Student in Technology Leadership and Innovation

IU East Honors Program Graduates
Leigh Anne Ernst, Richmond, Ind.
Patricia Finley, Dublin, Ind.
Kris Haines, New Castle, Ind.
Clayton Haisley, Richmond, Ind.
Mariah Mason, Centerville, Ind.,
Hillary Padgett, Rushville, Ind.
Deidra Purvis, New Madison, Ohio
Kraig Rose, Richmond, Ind.

Kelly Coffman is the Naomi Osborne Scholar. The award is given to the baccalaureate candidate with the highest grade point average.

Victoria Hicks is the Herbert Presidential Scholar graduate. The Herbert Presidential Scholar program is a prestigious Indiana University-wide scholarship program.

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