More than 100 students from Ouachita Baptist University were recently honored at the university’s 2017 Academic Awards Banquet. The event recognized various academic and leadership achievements of the students throughout the past academic year. The annual banquet is sponsored by Ouachita’s Student Senate.
Jace Bradshaw, a senior biology, chemistry and applied physics triple major from Arkadelphia, Ark., was awarded Ouachita’s highest academic honor as the university’s Overall Academic Achiever and also was named Senior Outstanding Man, an honor selected by faculty and staff. He also was named top academic achiever in the Patterson School of Natural Sciences, and earned the Outstanding Graduate in Chemistry and Outstanding Senior in Biology awards.
Ouachita’s Senior Outstanding Woman was Abby Root, an education and speech/theatre arts double major from Arkadelphia, Ark. Root also was honored with the Mrs. J.R. Grant Endowed Award for a senior female student.
The Mrs. J.R. Grant Endowed Award for a freshman female student went to Addy Goodman, a freshman mass communications and English major from Arkadelphia, Ark., and the Mrs. Betty Oliver Grant Endowed Awards for sophomore and junior female students went to Katie Jo Henley and Amanda Abbud, respectively. Henley is a sophomore mass communications major from Conway, Ark., and Abbud is a junior finance and business administration/management double major from Searcy, Ark.
Top academic achievers in each school include:
David Stanley, instructor of music, was named by students as the Lavell Cole Most Inspirational Professor.
The Rotary Club Service-Above-Self Award was presented to Alex Holder, a junior accounting major from Sour Lake, Texas.
Individuals honored by the Carl Goodson Honors Program and Ouachita’s seven academic schools include:
CARL GOODSON HONORS PROGRAM
HICKINGBOTHAM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
PRUET SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN STUDIES
HUCKABEE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES
PATTERSON SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES
SUTTON SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Photo above: (From left) Jace Bradshaw, David Stanley and Abby Root were recognized with the three top awards at Ouachita Baptist University’s recent Academic Awards Banquet. Bradshaw won top Overall Academic Achiever and Senior Outstanding Man as well as additional awards within the Patterson School of Natural Sciences. Stanley was named Lavell Cole Most Inspirational Professor. Root won Senior Outstanding Woman and the Mrs. J.R. Grant Endowed Award for a senior female student. Photo by Stephanie Bell. Click to download full image.
May 9, 2017