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Photo submitted West Virginia Wesleyan Colege’s 2022 Outstanding Seniors include, left to right, Rebecca Osborne, Gray Caldwell, Sai Sakamoto, Daniel Morgret and Malaika Kimmons, honored by Acting President James Moore.

BUCKHANNON — On April 24, West Virginia Wesleyan College hosted the annual Academic and Leadership Awards Ceremony, where students, faculty, and staff were honored for their academic and leadership performance and efforts exceptional. The awards are given to honor students in the areas of teaching, athletics, campus life and more.

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Dr. Lynn M. Linder said: “We are very proud to honor our students for their academic achievement, as well as their significant contributions to campus life. We also sincerely thank their parents and all those who supported them in their efforts and played a key role in their success.

Here is a list of the awards announced at the ceremony.

The Sullivan Foundation Awards were presented to Gray Caldwell ’22, of Belington, West Virginia, Katherine Kell ’22, of Follansbee, West Virginia.

Alana Rennix ’22, of Valley Bend, West Virginia, and Malaika Kimmons ’22, of Apex, North Carolina, received the Wesleyan Values ​​Award.

Outstanding Seniors in Biology Hannah Coulson ’22, of Fairmont, WV, and Gray Caldwell ’22, of Belington, WV.

Outstanding Freshman Biology Kaef Rehman ’25, from Daniels, WV, Kyan Gillespie ’25, from Webster Springs, WV, Bryer Ketterman ’25, from Buckhannon, WV, and Charli Bolton ’25, of Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Outstanding Researcher in Biology Cameron Wilson ’22, of Buckhannon, West Virginia; Outstanding Junior in Environmental Science Nagyaleeya McMillan ’23, from Buckhannon, West Virginia.

Outstanding Business Administration student Christie Depoy ’22, of Rock Cave, West Virginia.

Outstanding Lab Assistant Abigail Bowe ’24, of Powell, Ohio, Kason Currence ’22, of Buckhannon, West Virginia.

Fisher Goodwin ’25 Academic Excellence Award, from Elkins, West Virginia.

Young sports training professional Brennon Weese ’23, of Beverly, West Virginia.

Outstanding Senior in Music Pippa McGinley ’22, of Morgantown, WV, Lauren Smith ’22, of Buckhannon, WV.

Music Department Awards Dominick Gray ’22, de Belle, WV, Taylor Armstrong ’22, de Sutton, WV, Evaleen Atha ’22, de Jane Lew, WV, Tyler Davis ’22 , from Harpers Ferry, WV, Pippa McGinley ’22, from Morgantown, WV, Giulia Parsons ’22, from Timonium, Md., Lauren Smith ’22, from Buckhannon, WV, Madelyn Brewer ’22, from Petersburg , West Virginia, Brycen Pearl ’22, of Boonsboro, Maryland,

The School of Nursing presented the following awards: Outstanding Senior Nursing Maddi Carpenter ’22, of Belington, WV; Colleen Hottinger ’22, of Franklin, WV; Outstanding Junior Nursing Mariah O’Hara ’23, of Buckhannon, WV, Emily Wilcox ’23, of Parkersburg, WV, Outstanding Sophomores In Nursing Kaitlynn Pena ’24, of Harlingen, Texas, Madison Wamsley ’24 , of Buckhannon, West Virginia.

Outstanding BA in Physics Jonas Branch ’25, of Fairmont, WV, Madisyn Fox ’23, of Caldwell, WV, Devon John ’25, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Pedro Parmezani ’25, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida , Alex Thompson ’25, of Philippi, West Virginia.

There were 15 students who were honored for their academic and leadership achievements: Evaleen Atha ’22, from Jane Lew, West Virginia, Orian Bar ’22, from Denver, North Carolina, Madelyn Brewer ’22, from Petersburg, West Virginia, Rayna Heckman ’22, from Randallstown, Maryland, Colleen Hottinger ’22, from Franklin, West Virginia, Ali Householder ’22, from Ranson, West Virginia, Katherine Kell ’22, from Follansbee, West Virginia, Pippa McGinley ’22, from Morgantown, West Virginia, Alana Rennix ’22, from Valley Bend, West Virginia, Baylee Senator ’22, from Chapmanville, West Virginia, Lauren Smith ’22, from Buckhannon, West Virginia, Jakob Spruce ’22, from Charleston, WV, Kobe Vinegar ’22, from Trotwood, Ohio, Allison Weiss ’22, from Hurricane, WV, Haley Zinn ’22, from Tunnelton, WV.

Acting President Dr. James Moore honored the following outstanding seniors: Rebecca Osborne ’22, of Hurricane, West Virginia; Malaika Kimmons ’22, of Apex, North Carolina, Sai Sakamoto ’22, of Tokyo, Japan, and Gray Caldwell ’22, of Belington, West Virginia.

In conclusion, Student Senate awarded Faculty Member of the Year to Dr. Coty Martin, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Staff Member of the Year to Aladdin Food Service employee Karen Leventry. .

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