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MacMurray honors top students

April 20, 2014

2014 Awards and Recipients


  • Lavern “Bud” Harbour Award. The Harbour Scholarship commemorates Lavern “Bud” Harbour’s fifty years of dedicated service to the MacMurray College Physical Plant Department -- Chance Bowen
  • Louise Sheppard Memorial Award. Best speech in Rhetoric 101  -- Elijah Bean
  • Clara Strubinger Sinclair Award. For Music Demonstrated excellence in music and outstanding musical qualities -- Ashley Butler


  • Art Department Award. Superior scholarship as a senior art major -- Shelby Woodward
  • Patricia Lanahan Schweiter Memorial Award. Outstanding achievement in the creative arts and contributions in art, music, and theatre -- Anastasia Morwell
  • Tillard Truscott Laurent Memorial Award. Outstanding creativity in graphic arts -- Ashley Schabacker
  • E.H. Foersterling Memorial Art Award. Dedication to intellectual and professional promise in art -- Anna Myszka
  • Martha Blackburn Glasgow Award for Music. Significant contributions to the College music program -- Anastasia Morwell
  • Rhetoric 103 Wesley Mathers Memorial Award. Accomplishments and Talent in Public Speaking -- Kaytlyn Worner
  • Cultural Studies Award. Best essay in IOCC 350 -- Kaytlyn Worner
  • Burmeister Award for Poetry. Best poem of the year -- Kate Hammock
  • Ruby Neville Berlin Memorial Award for English. Best paper -- Kate Hammock
  • Social Work Department Award. Superior scholarship as a senior Social Work major -- Taylor Littig
  • Jewell A. Mann Memorial Award. Special interest in and outstanding aptitude for working with the elderly -- Anna Ruppel
  • Psychology Department Award. Superior scholarship as a senior Psychology major -- Anastasia Morwell
  • Biology Department Award. Superior scholarship as a senior Biology major -- Rochelle McElroy
  • Della Blackburn Osvald Memorial Award. Superior scholarship in preparing to enter a field of medicine or an allied area -- Derek Crouch
  • Belinda D. Campbell Memorial Award. Superior scholarship as an Accounting major -- Brittany Winters
  • Roger William LaFavre Award for Business. Superior scholarship as a senior Business major -- Brittany Winters
  • Matt Milne Sport Management Award. Superior scholarship as a senior Sport Management major -- Anthony Willeford
  • Criminal Justice Award. Superior scholarship as a senior Criminal Justice major -- Jamie E. Ingram

           Nursing Department Awards

  • Highest grade point average in the graduating nurses’ class -- Kelsey Gass
  • Exemplary leadership and professionalism -- Tracey Hart
  • Grace Fitch Award for Elementary Education. Excellent scholarship, professional and social qualities -- Christopher Phillips
  • Grace Hasenstab Haskell Award for Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Excellent scholarship, professional and social qualities -- Briana Sevik
  • Award for Education of Children with Disabilities. Excellent scholarship, outstanding personal qualities and professional growth -- Mariah Butcher
  • Marjorie A. Howard Physical Education Award. Superior scholarship as a senior Physical Education major -- Jeffery Bolen
  • Elizabeth Rearick Sportsmanship Award. Outstanding qualities of good sportsmanship as a senior -- Derek Crouch
  • Athletic Department Award for Highest Academic Achievement. Superior scholarship as a graduating senior athlete -- Samantha Petefish, Anthony Willeford


  • Olive L. Austin Award for Exceptional Executive Ability. Exceptional executive ability as a senior woman and graduate -- Anastasia Morwell
  • Conlee-Kent Memorial Award. Superbly representing College ideals as a junior -- Elizabeth Harney
  • Richard Nesmith Leadership Award. Fine qualities of leadership and scholarship as an M.S.A. leader --Jacob Goodwin
  • Dean W. Reiter Memorial Award. Exemplifying a high sense of responsibility and leadership among peers -- Derek Crouch
  • John Austin Van Hook Prize for Outstanding Campus Leadership. Outstanding leadership qualities in the 2013-14 academic year -- Brooke Lovekamp



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