Fulton, MO – At the end of every academic year, William Woods University recognizes a select group of its students with the Distinguished Scholar award. Faculty members designate one graduating senior from each program for the honor. While eligibility requires a minimum 3.4 grade point average, faculty also consider other relevant academic factors in the selection process.
“The Distinguished Scholar is a very prestigious award here at William Woods, identifying and honoring the top student in each discipline,” said Dr. Aimee Sapp, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the undergraduate college.
For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 seniors were recognized as Distinguished Scholars:
- Accounting: Jessica Schmidt, St. Charles, Mo.
- American Sign Language: Megan Brown, Warsaw, Mo.
- Athletic Training: Amanda Bouchey, Centralia, Mo.
- Biology: Arianne Arnold, Edwardsville, Ill.
- Business Administration: Harry Willsher, Bournemouth, England .
- Communication: Carla White, North Bay Ontario, Canada
- Criminal Justice: Anthony Davison, Goodyear, Ariz.
- Elementary Education: Ashlynn Girard, New Bloomfield, Mo.
- English: Ashley Pendleton, Willard, Mo.
- Equestrian Science: Emma Caruso, Lexington, Mass.
- Equine Administration: Jacqueline Grochowski, Fulton, Mo.
- Equine General Studies: Rachel Holsteen, Burlington, Iowa.
- Exercise Science and Human Performance: Allison Massey, Centralia, Mo.
- Interpretation Studies in ASL-English: Megan Brown, Warsaw, Mo.
- Management Information Systems: Nina McKee, Fulton, Mo.
- Mathematics: Briley Browning, Silex, Mo.
- Political/Legal Studies: Hanna Mitchell, Momence, Ill.
- Psychology: Emily Robinett, St. Charles, Mo.
- Social Work: Megan Rogers, Plainfield, Ill.
- Special Education: Emily Gast, St. Peters, Mo.
- Sports Management: Ethan O’Keefe, Ashland, Mo.
- Theatre: Olivia Davidson, Liberty, Mo.