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Citadel News Service
8 May 2017

The Citadel Graduate College honors exceptional students, faculty at awards ceremony

Commencement season is a time when The Citadel proudly recognizes student displays of academic excellence and faculty demonstrations of a commitment to teaching. The Citadel Graduate College honored distinguished evening undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty members at an awards ceremony for their academic achievements and outstanding leadership on May 4 at Johnson Hagood Stadium.

The list of award recipients included:

Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Graduate College
Kathryn Richardson-Jones, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Teacher Education Program Coordinator
The faculty award was created to recognize a distinguished faculty member that has made outstanding contributions to graduate education on campus.

Graduate Student Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership
Orianna Baham, Master of Arts in Social Science, Master of Arts in International Politics and Military Affairs
The graduate student award recognizes an exceptional student that has demonstrated academic excellence and leadership while at The Citadel.

Evening Undergraduate Studies Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership
Corey DeChant, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
The evening undergraduate student award recognizes an exceptional student that has demonstrated both academic excellence and leadership while at The Citadel.

The Office of Military and Veteran Affairs Academic Excellence and Leadership Award
Juan Campana, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
The veteran student award recognizes an exceptional student that has demonstrated both academic excellence and leadership while at The Citadel.

Outstanding Leadership and Contributions to Student Life through the Student Government Association
Executive Board:
Woodrow Wilson Watford III — President
Molly Frizelle — Secretary

Hirshey Awards
Andrew Brandt, Master of Education in Educational Leadership
Megan Campbell, Masters of Arts in Teaching
Amanda Mercer, Master of Education in Counselor Education
Kerry Sanders, Master of Education in Literacy Education
The Hirshey Awards are presented each spring to both graduate and cadet students exemplifying excellence in education in honor of Charles Hirshey, Ph.D., the head of The Citadel Department of Education from 1969 to 1979. Hirshey is a pioneer of graduate education in the Lowcountry and a founding member of what is now The Citadel Graduate College.

Aline Mahan Award
Kristin Terzo, Specialist in Education in School Psychology
The Aline M. Mahan Award is presented annually to graduates who have demonstrated an outstanding record of scholarship, technical skill and community service in the school psychology program at The Citadel.

J. Patrick Leverett Award
Whitney Griffin, Master of Arts in Psychology: Clinical Counseling
The J. Patrick Leverett Award is presented to the year's outstanding graduate of the Department of Psychology's master's degree program in clinical counseling. This award honors Professor Pat Leverett, who served as a faculty member in the department for 10 years.

MBA Outstanding Student of the Year Award
Jonathan Edwards, Master of Business Administration
The MBA Outstanding Student of the Year Award is determined by a vote of faculty members who teach in the MBA program. It is presented to a graduate who has demonstrated an exceptional record of academic achievement and principled leadership within the MBA program.

MBA Professor of the Year Award
Michael Barth, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance
The MBA Professor of the Year Award is determined by a vote of Citadel MBA students and is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the education of their students.

Business Evening Undergraduate Student of the Year Award
James Browning Jr., Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
The award is presented to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated an exceptional record of academic achievement and principled leadership within the program. The award is determined by a vote of faculty members who teach in the evening undergraduate program.

Business Evening Undergraduate Professor of the Year Award
Lancie Affonso, teaches management with a specialization in information technology and information management systems
Determined by a vote of the evening undergraduate students, The School of Business recognizes the accomplishments of one of our evening undergraduate professors with the award.

The Charles Lindbergh Award
Alex Overeem, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
This award honors Charles Lindbergh, Ph.D., Citadel Class of 1958. The Charles Lindbergh Award is presented annually to an undergraduate evening student in Civil and Environmental Engineering for outstanding achievement in Civil Engineering.

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