Honors Graduates Highlight Fall Convocation


Ten students were featured as new Honors Scholars at this fall’s annual Graduation Convocation.  The graduates represent ten different majors from across the university, and fifty percent of the graduates n-uiMr9lvm-nUF7Ewu9Ut9iJr0y9Myw1FgVHdffYQ6Q,HzC_vn3NnzJGEZUVjvWcpldoN3f7UjwaKj5__xwvDIcare continuing on to graduate and professional schools.  Three of the students will move into mission fields — in Malaysia, Africa, and inner-city Houston.  Two graduates will begin their professional careers.  The ten graduates represent the largest cohort of fall graduates in the program’s history.


 Following the singing of the doxology, Honors Director Stacy Patty read the call of graduates, highlighting their favorite academic memories. Kendall McCullough noted the “Lord of the Rings Writing Carnival,” a centerpiece of

an annual fall university-wide Academic – Student Affairs experiential learning week.  Lauren Slaughter remember “playing with dry ice, magnesium, and fire in science education labs.”  Assistant Director Kregg Fehr completed the convocation with a charge to the graduates to face the future boldly and to continue to excel in all their endeavors.

The new Honors Scholars include the following:

Makalah Chadwick
Bachelor of Arts, Youth & Family Ministry
Summa Cum Laude

Joash Chong
Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude

Marissa Hale
Bachelor of Arts, English and Bachelor of Arts, Missions

Sarah Landers
Bachelor of Business Administration, Personal Financial Planning and Stewardship, Summa Cum Laude

Sarah Lobley
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Secondary Education, Magna Cum Laude

Kendall McCullough
Bachelor of Arts, English

Vincent Nieves
Bachelor of Arts, Children’s Ministry, Cum Laude

Renee Rhodes
Bachelor of Arts, English, Summa Cum Laude

Kimberly Silvia
Bachelor of Arts, Humanities

Lauren Slaughter
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Middle School Education, Summa Cum Laude

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