Distinguished Scholars at William Woods University

William Woods students named Distinguished Scholars

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 at William Woods, identifying and honoring the top student in each discipline,” said Dr. Aimee Sapp, University Provost and Dean of the undergraduate college.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, 21 seniors were recognized as Distinguished Scholars:

  • Accounting: Samantha Riley, Hermann, Mo.
  • American Sign Language: Courtney Lawson, Foristell, Mo.
  • Art: Madison Crosswhite, O’Fallon, Mo.
  • Art Education: Rosemary Lenz, Prairie Home, Mo.
  • Biology: Alexandra Gueck, Defiance, Mo.
  • Business Administration: Andrew Fyffe, O’Fallon, Mo.
  • Cyber Security: Anthony Dickey, Dixon, Mo.
  • Elementary Education: Breanna Aldridge, Columbia, Mo.
  • Equestrian Science: Yari Rivera Nunez, St. Charles, Mo.
  • Equine Administration: Hannah Kuehl, Germantown, Wis.
  • Equine General Studies: Molly O’Connell, Overland Park, Kan.
  • English: Alex Keller, Antioch, Ill.
  • English Education: Breanna Aldridge, Columbia, Mo.
  • Exercise Science: Paige Hawkins, Macon, Mo.
  • Interpretation Studies in ASL-English: Katy Brumbaugh, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Management and Leadership: Caecey Killian, Huntsville, Mo.
  • Political/Legal Studies: Nathan Maulding, Farmington, Mo.
  • Psychology: Hanna Knipp, Auxvasse, Mo.
  • Social Work: Baylee Eckles, Columbia, Mo.
  • Secondary Education (English): Abigail Bennett, Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Workforce Development: Matthew Wolarik, North Hills, Calif.