Honors Presented To CMU Humanities Students
The close of the academic year at Central Methodist University is a time for celebration, including the presentation of student awards within the CMU Humanities division.
Both the religion and the English departments have announced their award recipients for the 2011-12 academic year, according to Daryl Jefferies, humanities division chair.
Four students received three different awards from the religion department. Senior Elizabeth Gayer, a religion major from Columbia, picked up two honors: induction into Theta Alpha Kappa national honor society for religious studies; and co-recipient of the T. Cecil Swackhamer Award for demonstrated promise in the ministry.
Hui Angie Vertz, a senior religion major from Columbia, shared the Swackhamer Award with Gayer. Kellie Handy, a senior psychology major from Columbia, also was inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa.
Kayla Kelly, a junior religion major from Pleasant Hill, received the Hern Award for Excellence in Religious Studies at CMU.
The CMU English department presented six awards to seven different students during an award ceremony this past week. Many are the result of written work that has been published in the CMU student literary journal, Inscape.
Brittney Blakemore, a senior English major from Harrisburg, was presented the Thomas F. Dillingham Award for Non-Fiction Prose. The Kilgore Trout Award for Fiction went to Brenna Wheeler, a junior middle school language arts major from Pleasant Hill.
Kate Kellner garnered the Gordon Hadfield Award for Poetry; she is a junior English major from Strafford. Ryan Mallady, a senior biology major from Salem, received the William L. Spencer Memorial Award for Foreign Language Poetry.
The Byrd Cooper Kirby Award was shared by a pair of freshman pre-major students, including Courtney Ohms (St. Charles) and Amber Sammet (Cuba). The Elizabeth Stapleton Award in Art Education was presented to Brad Dudenhofer, a senior chemistry major from Columbia.
Founded in 1854, Central Methodist programs range from undergraduate and graduate studies to high-school dual credit offerings. Serving more than 5,000 students on its historic main campus in Fayette, through collaborative programs at locations across Missouri, and online, the CMU mission emphasizes academic and professional excellence, ethical leadership, and social responsibility.
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