SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Dozens of Wofford College students were recognized for academic excellence, leadership and citizenship Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the college's annual Honors Convocation held in Leonard Auditorium in Main Building.
President Nayef Samhat named sophomore Kendall Weaver as Wofford’s 36th Presidential International Scholar. The international affairs major and sociology and anthropology minor from Lexington, S.C., will travel beginning in the fall to developing countries to conduct independent research on Western aid in Middle Eastern countries.
Academic departments also recognized their outstanding students and a variety of other leadership and citizenship awards were presented during the event.
These are the honors and recipients:
Presidential International Scholar – Kendal Weaver, Lexington, S.C.
Accounting: The Harold W. Green Award – Robert Mason Barrett, Spartanburg, S.C.
Art History – Emma Kate Fletcher, Omaha, Neb.
Biology: The W. Ray Leonard Award – John Ryan Allen, Kingstree, S.C., and Rachel Ann Gresko, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Business Economics – Ole Martin Davanger, Eiksmarka, Norway
Chemistry: The Coleman B. Waller Award – James Reynolds West, Roebuck, S.C.
Chinese – Samuel Bennet Alford, Columbia, S.C.
Computer Science: The Dan W. Olds Award – Jacey Cameron Sohm, Holly Hill, S.C.
Economics: The Matthew A. Stephenson Award – Michael Chadwick Anderson, Clover, S.C., and Patricia Brooke Baird, Knoxville, Tenn.
English: The L. Harris Chewning Award – Curran Allen Carver, Columbia, S.C., and Kathleen Hollins Hughes, Greenwood, S.C.
Environmental Studies: The John W. Harrington Award – Sheridan Kate Murray, Candler, N.C.
Finance: The James Edwin Proctor Award – Jarrett McKee Bond, Louisville, Ky.
French: The George C.S. Adams Award – Margaret Anne Curran, Savannah, Ga., and Helen Grace Davidson, Decatur, Ga.
German: The James A. Chiles Award – Elizabeth Trimble Blackhall, Cartersville, Ga., and Helen Susan Seddelmeyer, Dallas, Texas
Government – Katherine Elizabeth McCorkle, Jacksonville, Fla.
History: The David Duncan Wallace Award – Florence Gregorie Sloan, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Humanities – Emma Kate Fletcher, Omaha, Neb.
International Affairs – Samuel Bennet Alford, Columbia, S.C., and Claire Elizabeth Scavone, Charlotte, N.C.
Mathematics: The John Q. Hill Mathematics Award – Caroline Susanne Traini, Frederick, Md., and Hunter Ray Wages, Columbia, S.C.
Philosophy – Kathleen Hollins Hughes, Greenwood, S.C.
Physics – David Pierce Aguillard, Baton Rouge, La.
Psychology: The James E. Seegars Psychology Award – Timothy Kirton Phillips, West Columbia, S.C.
Religion: The Charles F. Nesbitt Award – Carter Joseph Rief, Montgomery, Ala.
Sociology and Anthropology – Helen Susan Seddelmeyer, Dallas, Texas, and Jillian Shea Wiseman, Vienna, W.V.
Spanish: The John L. Salmon Award – Matthew Dylan Hooper, Simpsonville, S.C., Chinyere Victoria Nwankudu, Florence, S.C., and William Furtick Randall, Simpsonville, S.C.
Theatre: The James R. Gross Award – Kathryn Elizabeth Whilden, Myrtle Beach, S.C
The George A. Carlisle Award (Music Department) – Sara Sims Wilbanks, Knoxville, Tenn.
The Peter Allen Moore Award for Strings – Lindsey Taylor Goan, Chesapeake, Va.
The Global Citizen Award – Mary Bradley Cassada, Lynchburg, Va.
Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Moise Andreas Suri, Kennesaw, Ga.
The Walter E. Hudgins Award – Mahnoor J. Haq, Darien, III.
The Senior Order of Gnomes – Andrew Carson Brehmer, Irmo, S.C., Cassidy Marie Hicks, Hamilton, Ohio, Katherine Burgess Kingstree, Kingstree, S.C., and William Furtick Randall, Simpsonville, S.C.
Wofford Student Diversity and Inclusion Award – Matthew Brennan McQuilla, Columbia, S.C.
The John Bruce Memorial Award – Alexis Janae Eaton, Chattanooga, Tenn.
The Henry Freeman Service Award – Clara Brooke Albrittain, Faulkner, Md., Taylor Jane Bunge, Fort Mill, S.C., and Chandler Bray Graham, Poquoson, Va.
The “Heart of the Terrier” Leadership Awards – Abbey Elizabeth Brasington, Woodruff, S.C., Andrew Carson Brehmer, Irmo, S.C., Spenser Galloway Cheek, Orlando, Fla., Omar Khalil Elmore, Greenwood, S.C., Katherine Klemm Husselbee, Charlotte, N.C., Resharia Imani Keller, Greenwood, S.C., Mary Katherine Linn, Greenville, S.C., Savannah Morgan Lewis, High Point, N.C., Glenn Anthony Niles III, Irmo, S.C., Chinyere Victoria Nwankudu, Florence, S.C., Grant Cooper Page, Spartanburg, S.C., William Martin Stigall, Nashville, Tenn., and Mary Matthews Weldon, Florence, S.C.
The American Legion Award – Matthew Brennan McQuilla, Columbia, S.C., and Paige Gabrielle Swafford, Boiling Springs, S.C.
The Eric Marshall Award – Alexis Janae Eaton, Chattanooga, Tenn.
The Outstanding Citizen Award – George Leblanche Williams III, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The William James McLeod Award – Carter Joseph Rief, Montgomery, Ala.
The Arthur B. and Ida Maie S. Rivers Award – Margaret Anne Curran, Savannah, Ga.
Faculty and Staff Recognitions:
The Currie B. Spivey Award – Dr. R. Phillip Stone, archivist and adjunct professor
Campus Union Faculty Award – Diane S. Farley, assistant professor and coordinator of accounting program
Campus Union Staff Awards – Donald E. Green, physical plant
Wofford Faculty/Staff Diversity and Inclusion Award – Dr. Nancy Michelle Williams, assistant professor of philosophy