Ouachita Baptist University students recently were honored at the university’s 2018 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.
Hannah Hines, a musical theatre and mass communications double major from Russellville, Ark., was awarded Ouachita’s highest academic honor as the university’s Overall Academic Achiever and also was named top academic achiever in the School of Fine Arts. She also was honored with the William D. Downs Outstanding Mass Communications Graduate Award and was recognized as a Carl Goodson Honors Program Blue Ribbon Finisher.
Ouachita’s Senior Outstanding Man is Matt Savage, a biomedical sciences major from Arkadelphia, Ark. Ouachita’s Senior Outstanding Woman is Hannah Bunch, a history and political science double major from Paragould, Ark. These honors are selected by Ouachita’s faculty and staff.
••• Hannah Hines (at left) was named Ouachita’s Overall Academic Achiever for 2017-2018, and Hannah Bunch (center) and Matt Savage (right) were named Senior Outstanding Woman and Man, respectively. •••
Other top academic achievers in each school include:
The Mrs. J.R. Grant Endowed Award for freshman and senior female students went to Reagan Pyle and Lindsey (Johnson) Edwards, respectively. Pyle is a freshman communications and media and graphic design double major from Argyle, Texas, and Edwards is a senior Christian studies/Biblical studies major from Sherman, Texas. Edwards also received the Outstanding Student in Biblical Studies award and the Old Testament Hebrew Award.
Mrs. Betty Oliver Grant Endowed Awards for sophomore and junior female students went to Seigen Nichols and Julia Williams, respectively. Nichols is a sophomore Christian studies/Christian ministries and business administration/entrepreneurship double major from Forest Hill, La., and Williams is a junior mass communications and political science double major from Arkadelphia, Ark. Williams also received the Matt Turner Outstanding Junior Mass Communications Major Award.
Dr. Rachel Pool, assistant professor of education, was named by students as the Lavell Cole Most Inspirational Professor.
The Rotary Club Service-Above-Self Award was presented to Teresa Workman, a sophomore elementary education major from Fort Worth, 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
May 14, 2018