Grace College 2011-2012 Awards Chapel

At Awards Chapel on May 4 the following awards were given:

Dean of Students Award
Brienne E. Cremean and Jordan J. Gillette were awarded the Dean of Students award for 2012 by the Department of Student Affairs for unique and significant leadership on campus, excellence in Christ-like character, sacrificial service, impact as a leader on campus, and a consistent example of the biblical values embraced by Grace College. Brienne is the daughter of James and Cindy Cremean of Sandusky, OH and is a 2008 graduate of Sandusky High School. Jordan is the son of Jordan and Lois Gillette of Covington, VA.

Greatest Contribution to Campus Life
Nicole E. Barlow and Genevieve L. Benson were awarded the Greatest Contribution to Campus Life award by the Department of Student Affairs at Grace College in recognition of their varied and significant contributions to campus life and to the spiritual atmosphere of the college community. Through their faithful service during their time at Grace, they had a wide range of influence, and their leadership and dedication to the campus made a significant impact on the entire student body. Nicole is the daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann Barlow of Birmingham, England and is a 2008 graduate of Marylebone High School. Genevieve is the daughter of Drew and Judy Benson of Egg Harbor City, NJ and is a 2008 graduate of homeschool education.

Student Service Merit Award
Matt Abbitt and Brittany Smith were awarded the 2012 Student Service Merit Award for demonstrating Christian character and maturity, and making a positive contribution to student life through involvement in spiritual, academic and co-curricular activities. Matt is the son of Tom and Cathy Abbitt of Warsaw, IN, and is a 2008 graduate of Warsaw Community High School.

Student Affairs Merit Award
Krystle Hendrick was chosen by the Student Affairs staff to receive the Student Affairs Merit Award, recognizing her involvement in the Grace College community through campus ministries, and example of Godly leadership and service.

Biblical Studies Award
Jordan J. Gillette was awarded the Biblical Studies awards for 2012 by the School of Ministry Studies for demonstrating above average academic achievement in the Biblical Studies major, and having a reputation among the faculty as a competent student of the Scriptures and Theology. This award recognizes evidence of a high and consistent level of spiritual and moral maturity and integrity and involvement in Christian service activities. Jordan is the son of Jordan and Lois Gillette of Covington, VA.

Intercultural Studies Award
Caitlin Park was awarded the Intercultural Studies Award for 2012 by the School of Ministry Studies for demonstrating above average academic achievement in the Intercultural Studies major. Park shines through her hard work, integrity, and personal interactions. Her strong heart and clear thinking for intercultural missions came through in many ways through her time at Grace. Caitlin is the daughter of Patrick and Gail Park of Syracuse, IN, and is a 2008 graduate of homeschool education.

Outstanding Youth Ministry Award
Kati Hock was elected the Outstanding Youth Ministry student for excellence in the classroom as well as in hand-on ministry with the next generation.  This award is given by The National Institute for the Development of Ministries to Youth, a joint venture between Grace College and CE National in conjunction with the Association for Youth Ministry Educators. Kati is the daughter of Douglas and Michelle Hock of Hilliard, OH, and is a 2008 graduate of Hilliard Darby High.

First Year Biology Award
Jason Boyle was the recipient of the First Year Biology Award at Grace College for the 2011-2012 school year. This award is given annually to a freshman biology major who excels in the area of biology in recognition of potential in the field of medicine. Jason is the son of Steven and Susan Boyle of Auburn, IN, and is a graduate of Eastside High School.

First Year Chemistry Award
Jason Boyle, Abigail Miller, Danielle Olson, and Rachel Shebek were the recipients of the First Year Chemistry Award at Grace College for the 2011-2012 school year. This award is given annually to freshman biology majors who excel in the area of chemistry in recognition of potential in the field of medicine. Jason is the son of Steven and Susan Boyle of Auburn, IN, and is a graduate of Eastside High School. Abigail is the daughter of Jeffery and Janine Miller of South Charleston, OH, and is a graduate of Ohio Virtual Academy.  Danielle is the daughter of Robert and Theresa Olson of Gaylord, MI, and is a graduate of Gaylord High School.

Second Year Chemistry Award
Kristen Shoemaker was the recipient of the Second Year Chemistry Award at Grace College for the 2011-2012 school year. This award is given annually to a sophomore biology major who excels in the areas of chemistry in recognition of potential in the field of medicine.

Outstanding Biology Award
Hannah Harmsen and Jonathyn Zapf were the recipients of the Outstanding Biology Award at Grace College for the 2011-2012 school year. This award is given annually to the senior biology major(s) who has the highest GPA. The winner must also be of good character and pass the muster of the faculty. Hannah is the daughter of Larry and Linda Harmsen of Middleville, MI, and is a 2007 graduate of Bob Jones Academy of Home Educators. Jonathyn is the son of Him and Kellie Zapf of Findlay, OH.

Outstanding Mathematics Education Award
Anthony Burkholder was awarded the Outstanding Mathematics Education Award for the 2011-2012 academic year for being the most outstanding senior in the Mathematics Major. Anthony is the son of Wade and Miriam Burkholder of Nappanee, IN.

Outstanding Prospective Elementary Teacher
Alyssa Brumbaugh was named as the Outstanding Prospective Elementary Teacher of the Year by the School of Education at Grace College. Alyssa is the daughter of Eric and Patti Taylor of Warsaw, IN, and is a 2008 graduate of Warsaw Community High School.

The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, is an approved program of the Association of Christian Schools International, and is approved by the Indiana State Department of Education.

Outstanding Prospective Secondary Teacher
Elizabeth Heuss was named as the Outstanding Prospective Secondary Teacher of the Year by the School of Education at Grace College. Elizabeth is the daughter of Matthew and Judy Heuss of Indianapolis, IN, and a 2008 graduate of Covenant Christian High School.

The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, is an approved program of the Association of Christian Schools International, and is approved by the Indiana State Department of Education.

Outstanding Prospective Special Education Teacher
Rachel Bult was named as the Outstanding Prospective Special Education Teacher of the Year by the School of Education at Grace College. Rachel is the daughter of Paul and Nancy Bult of Cedar Lake, IN, and is a 2008 graduate of Lowell High School.

The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, is an approved program of the Association of Christian Schools International, and is approved by the Indiana State Department of Education.

Journalism Award
Octavia Lehman was awarded the Journalism Award for 2012 by the Journalism Department for demonstrating excellence in her position as editor of the school newspaper, the Sounding Board, over the past two years. She has consistently used all of her journalistic and organizational skills to put together a quality newspaper week after week. Octavia is the daughter of Clarence and Christina Lehman of LaGrange, In, and is a 2008 graduate of Lakeland High School.

Social Studies Award
Corey Grandstaff was awarded the Social Studies Award for the 2011-2012 academic year for being the most outstanding senior Social Studies major.  Grandstaff was noted for his outstanding contribution to the department and for his outstanding scholastic abilities. He is an excellent critical thinker, very street smart, and he presents his ideas with confidence. Any challenge that he encounters he immediately views as an opportunity. This fall he was presented with the Dennis Beadles outstanding future social studies teacher award at the Indiana Conference for Social Studies held in Indianapolis. Corey is the son of Benjamin and Tamie Grandstaff of Marengo, OH, and is a 2007 graduate of Ohio State School for the Blind.

History Award
Carrie Halquist and Natalie Huebner were awarded the History Award for the 2010-2011 academic year for being the most outstanding senior History majors. Carrie is the daughter of Daniel and Dorothy Halquist of Fort Wayne, IN, and is a 2008 graduate of North Side High School. Natalie is the daughter of Jeanette Huebner of West Jefferson, OH, and is a 2008 graduate of Grove City Christian School.

English Award
Noelle Haynie was the recipient of the English Award at Grace College for the 2011-2012 academic year in recognition of  her academic achievements and service to the English Department as a teaching assistant.  Noelle brought a personal awareness of cross-cultural concerns to her classes, having grown up in Chile and choosing to complete the second half of her student teaching experience in Turkey. Noelle is the daughter of Shawn and Tina Haynie of flowery Branch, GA, and is a 2008 graduate of Faith Christian High School.

Norman Uphouse Teacher Education Memorial Award

Taylor Golding was the recipient of the Norman Uphouse Teacher Education Memorial Award by the School of Education at Grace College. Taylor is the son of Ken and Connie Golding of Petoskey, MI.

The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, is an approved program of the Association of Christian Schools International, and is approved by the Indiana State Department of Education.

Henry Memorial Award

Natalie Borzeniatow was the recipient of the Henry Memorial Award by the School of Education at Grace College. Natalie is the daughter of Dick Borzeniatow of Goshen, IN, and Mary Rogers of Elkhart, IN.

The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, is an approved program of the Association of Christian Schools International, and is approved by the Indiana State Department of Education.

Micah 6:8 Award

Nathan VanDuyne was the recipient of the Micah 6:8 Award by the School of Education at Grace College.

The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, is an approved program of the Association of Christian Schools International, and is approved by the Indiana State Department of Education.

Art Department Chair Award for Excellence
Natalie Huebner was the recipient of the Art Department Chair Award for Excellence for the 2011-2012 academic year. This award is given in recognition to the senior who shows outstanding achievement in the synthesis of knowledge, skills, and combined capabilities in studio, analysis, history, and technology. Huebner is double majoring in Drawing/Painting and History and while her artwork is grounded in scholarship and faith integration, she excels in a wide variety of creative arts including drawing, painting, ceramics, and design. Natalie is the daughter of Jeanette Huebner of West Jefferson, OH, and is a 2008 graduate of Grove City Christian School.

Art Department Studio Excellence Award
Emily Metcalf was the recipient of the Art Department Studio Excellence Award for the 2011-2012 academic year. This award is given in recognition of excellence in creative work produced utilizing studio-based skills in a variety of media including the fine and graphic arts. Double majoring in Graphic Design and Drawing/Painting, Metcalf’s accomplishments include advanced technology of digital design and illustration and traditional mediums of oil and watercolor painting. Emily is the daughter of Craig and Robin Metcalf of Kailua, HI, and is a 2008 graduate of homeschool education.

Mount Memorial Art Gallery Exhibition Award
Erick Anderson was the recipient of the Mount Memorial Art Gallery Exhibition Award for the 2011-2012 academic year. The Mount Memorial Art Gallery Exhibition Award is given in recognition for Best of Show in the Grace College 38th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit. The original oil painting entitled, Abandoned Interior, depicts outstanding achievement in a competitive exhibit. Anderson is majoring in Graphic Design and Drawing/Painting.

Drama Award
Allison Hagedon and Ian Stephenson were awarded the Drama Talent Award for the 2011-2012 academic year for skill in the theatre arts and making a significant contribution to the theatre program at Grace College. Allison is the daughter of William and Linda Hagedon of Englewood, OH, and is a 2008 graduate of Troy Christian High School. Ian is the son of Robert and Joyce Stephenson of Olney, IL, and is a 2008 graduate of homeschool education.

William P. Gordon Excellence in Business Award
Hannah Lengel and Jonathan Allan were the recipients of the William. P. Gordon Excellence in Business Award for the 2011-2012 academic year. Each year the School of Business gives a plaque and cash award to the students who best exemplifies principles esteemed by the School of Business and Grace College.  The mission of the School of Business is “Teaching others to pursue academic excellence, spiritual maturity, and vocational ministry”.  Under the leadership of Professor Bill Gordon, the School of Business embraced integrating Biblical principles into the business curriculum while pursuing academic excellence and spiritual maturity leading to vocational ministry.  Before retiring, Professor Gordon gave 30 years of his life to these pursuits becoming nationally recognized within Christian education for his unwavering stance on Biblical integration into the Business curriculum. Out of all the graduating business majors, the School of Business professors believe Hannah and Jonathan best exemplify academic excellence, spiritual maturity, and vocational ministry. Hannah is the daughter of Dewayne and Julia Lengel of Wabash, IN, and is a 2008 graduate of Southwood High School. Jonathan is the son of Daniel and Holly Allan of Ashland, OH, and is a 2008 graduate of Ashland High School.

Outstanding Sport Management Major Award
Genevieve Benson was the recipient of the Outstanding Sport Management Major Award for the 2011-2012 academic year. This award is given to the senior who shows outstanding achievement in all areas; the classroom, volunteering, internship, service, and great potential for a career in Sport Management. Genevieve is the daughter of Drew and Judy Benson of Egg Harbor City, NJ and is a 2008 graduate of homeschool education.

Foreign Language Award
Bailey Smith was awarded the Foreign Language Award for 2012 by the Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication for demonstrating outstanding academic performance, advanced language proficiency, aptitude in cultural competence, an eagerness to use her linguistic skills in service to others, and a character that reflects Christ. Bailey is the daughter of Rick and Cherry Smith of Indianapolis, IN, and is a 2008 graduate of Covenant Christian high School.

Foreign Language Education Award
Elizabeth Heuss was awarded the Foreign Language Education Award for 2012 by the Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication for demonstrating outstanding knowledge and command of the target language, an ability to engage and motivate her students to learn through her creativity and enthusiasm, and a genuine care for her students that reflects Christ’s love. Elizabeth is the daughter of Matthew and Judy Heuss of Indianapolis, IN, and a 2008 graduate of Covenant Christian High School.

Franchino Memorial Cheerleading Scholarship
Rachel Jensen was awarded the 2012 Franchino Memorial Cheerleading Scholarship at Grace College in the amount of $400. This scholarship is presented to a cheerleader who displays a balanced Christian attitude in all aspects of college and personal life.  She demonstrates excellent cheerleading skills and meets all academic requirements as stated in the college handbook.  Jensen upholds school spirit, unites the squad, and is highly dependable. Rachel is the daughter of  Jim and Mary Beth Jensen of Norton, OH.

Glenn C. Messner Award
Derek Zwier was awarded the Glenn C. Messner Award for 2012, having been selected by the athletic department as the most outstanding multi-sport male athlete who inspired excellence and Christian character on the field of athletic competition. Derek is the son of David and Debby Zwier of Lake Orion, MI, and is a 2008 graduate of Oakland Christian High School.

Yvonne Messner Award
Andrea Knight was awarded the Yvonne Messner Award for 2012, having been selected by the athletic department as the most outstanding multi-sport female athlete who inspired excellence and Christian character on the field of athletic competition. Andrea is the daughter of Thomas and Jonetta Knight of Nineveh, IN, and is a 2008 graduate of Indian Creek High School.

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