June 23, 2021

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WKU recognizes 46 spring 2021 Scholars of the College

WKU recognized 46 spring 2021 graduates as Scholars of the College as part of Commencement ceremonies on May 1.

The Scholar of the College is the baccalaureate degree student in each undergraduate college with the highest cumulative overall grade-point average and a minimum of 60 semester hours earned in residence. (More: Fall 2020 Scholars of the College)

Gordon Ford College of Business

  • Kaylee Basham of Philpot is Scholar of the Gordon Ford College of Business with a major in Accounting. She is the daughter of Mike and Maria Shouse.
  • Jordan Cummings of Bowling Green is Scholar of the Gordon Ford College of Business with a major in Accounting. She is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the daughter of Melissa Green and David Cummings.
  • Lori A. Jenkins of Richmond is Scholar of the Gordon Ford College of Business with a major in Marketing. She is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the daughter of Gary and Beth Jenkins.
  • Kate Kaetzel of Santa Claus, Indiana, is Scholar of the Gordon Ford College of Business with a major in Accounting. She is the daughter of Ray and Denise Kaetzel.
  • Leah Martens of Bowling Green is Scholar of the Gordon Ford College of Business with a major in Finance. She is the daughter of Doug and Lisa Martens.
  • Kaleb Morgan is Scholar of the Gordon Ford College of Business with a major in Accounting. He is the son of Joey and Amanda Morgan.
  • Kasey Neuer of Nicholasville is Scholar of the Gordon Ford College of Business with a major in Marketing. She is the daughter of Dave Neuer and Stacia Neuer.
  • Seth Newby of Magnolia is Scholar of the Gordon Ford College of Business with a major in Finance. He is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the son of Freddie and Melissa Newby.
  • Natalie Stagoski of St. Louis, Missouri, is Scholar of the Gordon Ford College of Business with a major in Marketing. She is the daughter of Michael and Ann-Marie Stagoski.
  • Emma Warnecke of West Bloomfield, Michigan, is Scholar of two colleges, the Gordon Ford College of Business with a major in International Business and the Potter College of Arts & Letters with a major in Philosophy. She is the daughter of Jeff and Rachel Warnecke.
  • Noah Wilson of Mount Washington is Scholar of the Gordon Ford College of Business with a major in Accounting. He is the son of Greg Wilson and Patricia Lerding.
  • Frank Zheng of Quincy, Massachusetts, is Scholar of the Gordon Ford College of Business with majors in Accounting, Business Data Analytics and International Business. He is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the son of Wen Juan Chen and Yao Zheng.

College of Health and Human Services

  • Natalie Renae Grantz of Byrdstown, Tennessee, is Scholar of the College of Health and Human Services with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is the daughter of Robert and Sandra Grantz.
  • Kelsey Haller of Bowling Green is Scholar of the College of Health and Human Services with a major in Dental Hygiene. She is the daughter of Phil and Vicki Meredith.
  • Haleigh Harris of Central City is Scholar of the College of Health and Human Services with a major in Dental Hygiene. She is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the daughter of Deron and Lisa Harris.
  • Sam Lambert of Park Hills is Scholar of two colleges, the College of Health and Human Services with a major in Social Work and the Potter College of Arts & Letters with a major in Religious Studies. He is the son of Dianna Lambert, Vince Lambert and Elizabeth Lambert.
  • Elizabeth Loy of Jamestown is Scholar of the College of Health and Human Services with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is the daughter of John and Stacy Loy.
  • Gracie Perryman of Shelbyville, Tennessee, is Scholar of the College of Health and Human Services with a major in Dental Hygiene. She is the daughter of Michael and Traci Perryman.
  • Gabrielle Sledge of Bowling Green is Scholar of two colleges, the College of Health and Human Services with a major in Health Sciences and the Potter College of Arts & Letters with a major in Spanish. She is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the daughter of Lance and Gwen Sledge.
  • Anna-Claire Wright of Lexington is Scholar of two colleges, the College of Health and Human Services with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Potter College of Arts & Letters with a major in Spanish. She is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the daughter of John and Kenda Wright.

Potter College of Arts & Letters

  • Turki Sultan Alghaithi of Oman, Sohar, is Scholar of the Potter College of Arts & Letters with a major in Criminology. He is the son of Sultan Alghaithi and Moza Albalushi.
  • Harper Anderson of Morehead is Scholar of the Potter College of Arts & Letters with majors in Political Science, Criminology and Sociology. She is the daughter of Joe and Jennifer Anderson.
  • Amanda Beavin of Louisville is Scholar of two colleges, the Potter College of Arts & Letters with a major in Sociology and the Ogden College of Science and Engineering with a major in Geography and Environmental Studies. She is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the daughter of Andrea Beavin and Chris Beavin.
  • Ethan Berg of Crestwood is Scholar of the Potter College of Arts & Letters with majors in History and Political Science. He is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the son of Lance and Kristin Berg.
  • Ann-Meguiar Bouldin of Russellville is Scholar of the Potter College of Arts & Letters with a major in English for Secondary Teachers. She is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the daughter of Thomas and Lori Bouldin.
  • Joseph Carter of Bowling Green is Scholar of the Potter College of Arts & Letters with a major in Advertising. He is the son of Catherine Huffman and Landon Carter.
  • Max Chambers of Elizabethtown is Scholar of the Potter College of Arts & Letters with a major in English. Max is the child of Del and Lesia Chambers and partner of Nico Fitzpatrick.
  • Emma Cox of Nashville, Tennessee, is Scholar of the Potter College of Arts & Letters with a major in Performing Arts. She is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the daughter of Susan and Kevin Cox.
  • Haley Doerr of Louisville is Scholar of two colleges, the Potter College of Arts & Letters with a major in Performing Arts and the College of Health and Human Services with a major in Communication Sciences & Disorders. She is the daughter of Marilyn Doerr and James Jeffrey Doerr.
  • Isabel Eliassen of Edgewood is Scholar of the Potter College of Arts & Letters with majors in International Affairs, Chinese, and a self-designed major in Linguistics. She is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the daughter of James Eliassen and Ruth Hemmer.
  • Melissa Garner of Morgantown is Scholar of the Potter College of Arts & Letters with a major in Spanish. She is the daughter of Raymond and Lesa Garner.
  • Sydney Jones of Erlanger is Scholar of the Potter College of Arts & Letters with majors in Public Relations and Spanish. She is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the daughter of Judy Jones and Tom Jones.
  • Rylee McKee of Bowling Green is Scholar of the Potter College of Arts & Letters with a major in Advertising. She is the daughter of Holly Elmore and Darrell McKee.
  • Emma Ward of Bowling Green is Scholar of the Potter College of Arts & Letters with a major in History. She is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the daughter of David and Andrea Ward.
  • Kallyn Weingart of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is Scholar of the Potter College of Arts & Letters with majors in Religious Studies and Asian Religions and Cultures. She is the daughter of Amy and Joel Weingart.
  • Coleton Wood of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, is Scholar of the Potter College of Arts & Letters with a major in Performing Arts. He is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the son of Kyra and Greg Wood.

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

  • Madison McKee of Bowling Green is Scholar of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences with a major in Special Education: LBD and Elementary Education. She is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the daughter of Allen and Cathy McKee.
  • Courtney Mudd of Louisville is Scholar of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences with a major in Special Education: LBD and Elementary Education. She is the daughter of Tracy Mudd and Joey Mudd.
  • Rachel Thomas of Utica is Scholar of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences with a major in Middle Level Education in Social Studies and Language Arts. She is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the daughter of Charles and Kimberly Thomas.

Ogden College of Science and Engineering

  • Max Benningfield of Bowling Green is Scholar of the Ogden College of Science and Engineering with a major in Biology. He is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the son of Randy and Jana Benningfield.
  • Allyson Copeland of Louisville is Scholar of two colleges, the Ogden College of Science and Engineering with a major in Psychological Sciences and the Potter College of Arts & Letters with a major in Philosophy. She is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the daughter of Amberly Jones.
  • Amanda Crutchfield of Russellville is Scholar of the Ogden College of Science and Engineering with a major in Biology. She is the daughter of Ed Crutchfield and Allyson Fields.
  • Sarah Lutz of Madisonville is Scholar of the Ogden College of Science and Engineering with a major in Biology. She is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the daughter of Alan Lutz and Cheryl Lutz.
  • Landon Owens of Bowling Green is Scholar of the Ogden College of Science and Engineering with a major in Electrical Engineering. He is the son of Marc Owens and Melanie Owens.
  • Leonardo Trinh of Bowling Green is Scholar of the Ogden College of Science and Engineering with majors in Chemistry and Biology. He is the son of Trung and Huong Trinh.
  • Zach Wriedt of Union is Scholar of the Ogden College of Science and Engineering with a major in Biology. He is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College and is the son of Jamos and Beverly Wriedt.

Additional recognitions

WKU also recognized top undergraduate and graduate award winners and doctoral degree recipients as part of Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies on May 1.

Gordon Ford College of Business

  • Ogden Foundation Scholar: Ashley Salmon, Mathematical Economics major, Fall 2020 recipient; Seth Newby, Finance major, Spring 2021 recipient
  • Outstanding Graduate Student: Dylan David Brown, Master of Business Administration

College of Health and Human Services

  • Outstanding Graduate Student: Cathryn Duchette, Master of Science, Kinesiology
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: Cynthia J. Alvey, Danny L. Anderson, Sarah P. Ashby, Elijah D. Carter, Haley C. Cavanah, Kristen L. Davis, Erin E. Deal, Deborah K. Enoch, Lura M. Farmer, Breanna E. Fuhrman, Caitlyn M. Gary, Tamara E. Graham, Jessica A. Kelley, Lisa Marcum, Heather D. Patterson, Samantha R. Polston, Kaitlyn A. Prince, Lauren E. Read, Jessica A. Riley, Amanda J. Seegmiller, Abbey L. Stone, Deanna E. Tarter, Leanne S. Tooley, Jessica N. Wallen, Tamarah D. Yardley, Sarah C. Webb (Note: Dissertation/project titles in Commencement program)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: Crystal Nicole Ramirez Adamos, Brian G. Arnold, Taylor Michelle Berglund, Anthony Dylan Boone, Madison Taylor Boone, Jacey Shaye Borden, Alexander Clay Bradley, Andrea Paige Carnes, Josh Dowden, Joshua Quinn Dunn, Katie Johnson Gray, Julie Beth Grimes, Emily Michelle Lizak, Alyssa M. Loshinskie, Samantha R. May, Chanda H. McLellan, Sabrina Kristine Moll, George Alexander Phelps, Margaret Katherine Raleigh, Madison Mckenzie Rich, Lauren Ashley Riddell, Brandon Lee Samuels, Jonathan G Ullrich, Martin Edward Urbaniak, Charli Alexandra Vaden, Logan Mitchell Wagler, Zachary D. Wilson, Anna T. Young (Note: Dissertation/project titles in Commencement program)        

Potter College of Arts & Letters

  • Outstanding Graduate Student: Georgia Ellie Dassler, Master of Arts, Folk Studies

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

  • Outstanding Graduate Student: Ayanna M. Peake, Doctor of Psychology, Applied Psychology
  • Educational Leadership Doctoral Program: Thomas Tyler Clark, Zeambo Dahnweih, Johnna Denning-Smith, Lara Donnelly, Kianoosh Ebrahimi, Robert Howard, Anthony Paganelli, Jessica Powers, Benjamin Pyle, Ebony Spencer-Muldrow, Hua Wang, Xiaoxue Xiang (Note: Dissertation/project titles in Commencement program)
  • Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Applied Psychology: James Bender, Rutuja Chinchankar, Brittany Dodds, Ayanna Peake, Rachel Severs, Colleen Marie Kirsch Hiltz White (Note: Dissertation/project titles in Commencement program)

Ogden College of Science & Engineering

  • John D. Minton Award and Outstanding Graduate Student: Shelby A. King, Master of Science, Psychological Sciences

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