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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College recognized academic, leadership, service and citizenship on Thursday, May 3, 2007, as students received awards for their achievements during the annual Honors Convocation.

Vanessa Juliet Lauber, a rising senior from Taylors, S.C., was named the 23rd Presidential International Scholar.  She will spend the 2007-08 academic year traveling to developing countries on a self-designed independent project.

These Academic Departmental Awards were presented:

Accounting / The Harold W. Green Award – Eric Joel Lance and Michael Lee Crocker
Art History – Katherine Lee AulBiology / The R.A. Patterson Award – Jessica Scheel Connett and Krupa Dilip Desai
Chemistry / The C.B. Waller Award – Christopher John GillamComputer Science / The Dan W. Olds Computer Science Award – Heidi Elizabeth BosticEconomics / The Matthew A Stephenson Award – Lauren Nicole Harris
English / The L. Harris Chewning Award – Hannah Rebecca Levister and Wilson Earle PedenFinance – Andrew Augustyn Powell and Elizabeth Burns Wilson

Foreign Languages:
French / The George C.S. Adams Award – Janet Lynn Adams
German / The James A. Chiles Award – Patrick HobiSpanish / The John L. Salmon Award – Marc Alexander Sutton

Government – Loren Ashley Hyatt and Matthew Hydrick StablerHistory / The David Duncan Wallace Award – Joshua Tate Thompson
Intercultural Studies for Business – Logan Elizabeth Stout
Mathematics / The John Q. Hill Mathematics Award – Elom Komi Abalo and Christopher John GillamPhilosophy – Lauren Elizabeth GasquePhysics – Elom Komi AbaloPsychology / The James E. Seegars Psychology Award – Leandra Nicole Parris
Religion / The Charles F. Nesbitt Award – Lauren Jennifer Bayne
Sociology – Sharon Maria Rawls
Theatre / The James R. Gross Award – Matthew David Giles
Music / The George A. Carlisle Award – Matias Mariani
The Global Citizen Award – Janet Adams
The Walter E. Hudgins Award – Wilson PedenThe Benjamin Wofford Prize – Lauren Stephenson

These leadership, service and citizenship awards and recognitions were presented:

Campus Union Recognitions:
Herbert Hucks Jr. Memorial Award – Dr. Douglas Wood ’90
Faculty Member of the Year – Dr. Charlie Bass
Resolution passed by Campus Union in honor of Ellen Fowler
Sandra L. Casey Memorial Award – Cathy Young

The John Bruce Memorial Award – Josh Gardner and Emily Scales
The Henry Freeman Service Award – Lianne Moore and Melissa Hayes
The Currie B. Spivey Award – Lauren Bayne

The "Heart of a Terrier" Leadership Awards:
Martin Daniel Bauer
Courtney Manntrel Chaplin
Brian Lanning Fast
Tanya Chevette George
Hannah Rebecca LevisterJohn Phillips Linton Jr.
Samuel Lewis Lovett
Eric Leon Marshall
Jason Carlisle McElveenJeffrey Paul MuthigJames Stuart Rawls
Katherine Elizabeth RuthsatzBernadette Marie Sikes
Joshua Tate Thompson
Lincoln Terrance Ware
LaRon Kashod Washington

The American Legion Award – Lianne Marie Elizabeth Moore and Hunter Leslie Miller
The Outstanding Citizen Award – Stephanie Elizabeth Johnson
The William James McLeod Award – Loren Ashley Hyatt
The Arthur B. and Ida Maie S. Rivers Award – Sharon Maria Rawls