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NGU recognizes academic achievement

NGU Recognizes Academic AchievementTigerville, SC (May 3, 2021) North Greenville University (NGU) has released award recipients for the 2020-21 academic year recognizing students’ academic achievements. NGU pays tribute to its gifted scholars and those who supported the students through their academic journey. The university wants to thank the parents, family members, mentors, and friends who have supported these students in so many ways during this challenging academic year. Without sacrifices and determination from their support system, these students could not be successful.

 “We are blessed with so many brilliant, gifted students at North Greenville University. It is a joy every to be able to recognize these students with these academic awards,” said NGU Provost and Dean of the University Faculty Dr. Nathan A. Finn. “We are proud of them for their accomplishments and look forward to seeing how the Lord continues to shape them into transformational leaders for church and society.”

The American Legion Citizenship Awards, presented to a female and male from the senior class, best exemplifies the qualities of good citizenship. The NGU faculty make selections based on Christian attitude, acceptable academic record, loyalty to American ideals, personal integrity, and wholesome and helpful embodiments. This year’s recipients are Ashleigh Moore from Palmetto, GA, and Jonah Losh from Taylors.

The Behethland Butler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Award, whose mission is to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism, is an award given annually to an outstanding American history student. This year’s recipient is Victoria Morris from Pickens.

The Zachary B. Bishop Ars Excellentia Award is given to an outstanding senior in the art department who displays an exemplary Christian artist’s spiritual, artistic, and academic skills. The award is named in memory of Zack Bishop, a former NGU art student who would have graduated in 2011.  Bishop passed away in March 2011 from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS type IV), which is a genetic disorder that affects the collagen found in human connective tissue. The recipient of this award is Abigail Moore from Simpsonville.

The Wade H. Hale Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) Award is given to a student, and a member of the NGU faculty and staff honors recipients for their unsung service to BCM and the NGU community. This award is named in memory of Dr. Wade H. Hale, a former NGU Christian studies professor and former BSU Director, who passed away in 2011. This year’s recipients are Dru Reilly from Greenville and Chely Dickert from Easley.  

The Shirley A. Hickson History Award, chosen by the History faculty in memory of a former professor of history, is based on the student’s academic record and achievements. This year’s recipient is Derenda Ropp from Greenville.

The Veda B. Sprouse English Award, presented to a student based on academic performance and command of written and spoken English, is awarded to Charissa Garcia from Taylors.  

The university offers the General Excellence Award to a member of the graduating senior class.  It was initially known as the Baptist Student Union (BSU) award and awarded by the organization.  The NGU faculty choose the recipient of the recognition based on Christian character, personal integrity, leadership ability, outstanding academic record, and participation in college activities. This year’s recipient is Samuel Lawson from Liberty.

Other award recipients

Excellence in Social Studies Education – Julia Schoeffer Basha – Blairsville, GA

Excellence in Music Education – Ethan Moulden – Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Excellence in Mathematics Secondary Education – Amaris McKown – Duncan, SC
  • Excellence in Secondary Education ELA  – Karissa Garzony – Taylors, SC
  • Excellence in Elementary Education  – Madison Osteen – Easley, SC
  • Excellence in Early Childhood Education  – Emily Fleming – Rutherfordton, NC
  • Outstanding Broadcast Media Student of the Year – Bethany Fowler – Cowpens, SC
  • Outstanding Digital Media Student of the Year – Taylor Loughry – Lancaster, SC
  • Theatre Student Leadership Award – Veronica Rogers – Taylors, SC
  • Excellence in Theatre Award  – Benjamin Duncan – Reidsville, NC
  • Cline School of Music Outstanding Senior in Music  – Ashleigh Moore – Palmetto, GA
  • Outstanding Achievement Award for Music Worship Studies – Samuel Lawson – Liberty, SC
  • Health Science Exceptional Senior – Leah Fraley – Greer, SC
  • Health Science Exceptional Senior – Eli Buckley – Rock Hill, SC
  • Outstanding Ambassadorship of Outdoor Leadership – Keaton Henry – Easley, SC
  • Excellence in Psychology – Breanna Stoddard – Sumter, SC
  • Excellence in Psychology  – Lauren Pittman – Piedmont, SC
  • Excellence in Christian Studies – Ethan Pettigrew – Florence, SC
  • Excellence in Intercultural Studies – Nicholas Olson – Boiling Springs, SC
  • Excellence in Youth Ministry – Jacob Bonetti – Greenville SC
  • French Academic Excellence – Isaac Stargel – Barbourville, KY
  • American Sign Language Academic Excellence – Simon McConnell – Marietta, SC

Linguistics Academic Excellence – Mikayla Kuckel – Inman, SC

  • German Academic Excellence – Michael Thomas – Angleton, TX
  • Spanish/ Spanish Education  Academic Excellence – Abigail Thayer – Fort Mill, SC
  • Timothy Ross Excellence in Mathematics  – Rebekah Farmer – Clemson, SC
  • Excellence in Biology  – Hayden Katherine Warren – Travelers Rest, SC
  • Excellence in Biology – Katelin Mackenzie Hanna – Anderson, SC
  • Bielecki-Willard Interdisciplinary Studies Student of the Year Award – Davis Lisk – Fort Mill, SC
  • Excellence in Political Science – Charlsey Marcus – Memphis, TN
  • Excellence in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies – Joshua Moseley – Travelers Rest, SC
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in International Business – Lydia Ritter – Piedmont, SC
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Business Administration – Kobie Morton – Greenwood, SC
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Business Administration – Calli Richards – Boiling Springs, SC
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in  Marketing – Joshua Byram – Florence, SC
  • Outstanding  Academic Academic Achievement in Accounting – Sarah Grace Kelley – Landrum, SC
  • Outstanding Student Professionalism in Accounting – Amanda Strahl – Prince Frederick, MD
  • Sport Management Professional Excellence Award – Kristen Emery – Greer, SC
  • Sport Management Professional Excellence Award – Braydn Dover – Liberty, SC
  • Outstanding Female Resident Assistant – Lauren Hawthorne – Chesnee, SC
  • Outstanding Male Resident Assistant – Drew Golden – Travelers Rest, SC
  • The Mountain Laurel Editorial Excellence Award – Davis Lisk – Fort Mill, SC
  • The Mountain Laurel Editorial Excellence Award – Kimberly Rhyne – Taylors, SC
  • Female Scholar-Athlete 2020-21 – Jadyn Slaughter – Anderson, SC
  • Male Scholar-Athlete 2020-21 – Austin Duncan – York, SC
  • Outstanding Freshman Award – Silas Losh – Taylors, SC

Honors Scholars Award

  • Kathryn Barns – Travelers Rest, SC
  • Jonathan Michael Gillespite – Honea Path, SC
  • Katelin Hanna – Anderson, SC
  • Christina Rafferty – Greenville, SC
  • Kayla Ward – Jonesville, SC
  • Hayden Warren – Travelers Rest, SC
  • Lauren Dibble – Hartsville, SC
  • Rebecca Holmes – Woodruff, SC
  • Leah Fraley – Greer, SC
  • Jadyn Slaughter – Anderson, SC
  • Elizabeth Myers – Fort Mill, SC
  • Bryant Jacobs – Cheraw, SC
  • Charlsey Marcus – Memphis, TN
  • Claire Smith – Columbia, SC

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