VALDOSTA — Kimberly Christine Fromkin of Thomasville is the receiver of the Spring 2021 President’s Award for Academic Excellence for the University of Humanities and Social Sciences at Valdosta State College.
The President’s Award for Academic Excellence is presented to the graduating student with the optimum quality level ordinary in each of VSU’s 6 colleges – Harley Langdale Jr. Higher education of Enterprise Administration, School of Nursing and Wellness Sciences, School of the Arts, James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar School of Instruction and Human Expert services, Higher education of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Faculty of Science and Arithmetic.
Fromkin will be identified during VSU’s 231st Commencement at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May possibly 8, at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. She will graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religious Research and a concentration in Women’s and Gender Reports.
“Being named the top graduate of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has been rather overpowering and surreal,” she explained. “When I began this journey four years ago, after raising most of my youngsters, I did not established out to be the top rated of anything at all. I took my time and planned to graduate in six decades, not 4. I strove to be the very best me that I could be.
“Every semester came with its worries. I looked at each endeavor as a new journey. I have surprised myself, actually. I exceeded my individual anticipations and limits. I enrolled in lessons that I did not even assume I could move, much fewer make an A. I took each and every assignment significantly, I questioned lots of thoughts, I received to know my professors, and I listened to their wisdom. I took the time to learn, and I worked pretty tough at it.
“My VSU knowledge has been remarkable. I can only hope that as I continue on my academic route I will encounter professors as great as the types I have experienced at VSU. I feel as however I have stumbled across a treasure chest entire of gems. My professors have not only been fantastic supporters, but I am also convinced they know almost everything about their fields and then some. The library was stacked entire of content at my fingertips, and if a little something I desired was not there, the staff helped me get it promptly. Nevertheless I am a nontraditional university student, I in shape ideal in with my course and even built relationships with learners that are my children’s ages.
“I am grateful for my school experience and for my spouse and children and pals who cheered me on each phase of the way.”
Fromkin’s supportive family members involves partner Michael J. Fromkin little ones Charles J. Fromkin, Christian M. Fromkin, Jacob D. Fromkin, Hannah R. Fromkin, John I. Fromkin, and Joel N. Fromkin daughters-in-legislation Amanda Fromkin and Megan Fromkin and grandchildren C.J. Fromkin and Carson Fromkin.
As a college student at VSU, Fromkin approved invites to be a part of Phi Sigma Tau: The Intercontinental Honor Society for Philosophers and Theta Alpha Kappa: The Countrywide Honor Society for Spiritual Experiments and Theology, and she served as a community organizer for VSU’s Undergraduate Research Council. Providing again to her local community was a precedence, and she built guaranteed to obtain time to aid individuals and families in need, particularly the homeless and the incarcerated.
Fromkin took entire gain of analysis and experiential finding out opportunities made available by faculty at VSU. She offered “Native American Training: In advance of and Following the Boarding Faculty Paradigm” at the 2021 Countrywide Conference on Undergraduate Investigation and the 2020 Georgia Undergraduate Study Meeting.
She also presented study at VSU’s Undergraduate Investigation Symposium – “Mary, The Mother of God: A Knight of Religion in Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling” (2021), “Symbolism of God the Mother” (2020), and “Rewriting Jesus as the ‘Son’ and ‘Chosen’ of God: A Textual Criticism of John 1:34” (2020). The latter two ended up printed in the VSU Omnino Undergraduate Investigation Journal.
Fromkin’s innovative composing — poetry, fiction, and nonfiction — was revealed 12 times around a 3-calendar year period in Southern Regional Complex College’s The Inkwell Literary Journal and VSU’s Odradek Literary Journal. She served as editor-in-chief, specialist and contributor, and assistant editor of The Inkwell Journal during her freshman, sophomore, and junior a long time.
Fromkin’s motivation to academic, study, leadership, and provider excellence resulted in her earning repeated Dean’s Listing honors, the 2021 American Affiliation of College Women Award, the 2021 and 2020 Fantastic College student in Religious Research Award, the 2021 Outstanding College student in Philosophy and Religious Scientific tests Award, and a Most effective Paper Award at VSU’s 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium.
“After graduation I plan to continue on my education and learning with a master’s diploma and then a doctorate in the area of philosophy and spiritual studies,” she stated. “I am making use of to Harvard, Vanderbilt, and Arizona Condition College. My occupation target is to grow to be a professor.”
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