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.
For the 2022-2023 academic year, 18 seniors were recognized as Distinguished Scholars:
- Accounting: Allyson Mahoney, St. Peters, Mo.
- American Sign Language: Kelsey Hammack, Braddock Heights, Md.
- Art: Jack Brix, Jefferson City, Mo.
- Biology: Logan Blumhagen, St. Albert, Ontario, Canada
- Business Administration: Isaiah Buse, Florissant, Mo.
- Business Administration-Online: Kristal Michell, O’Fallon, Mo.
- Cyber Security: Elyse Lavender, Delray Beach, Fla.
- Elementary Education: Sarah Kasubke, Mexico, Mo.
- Equestrian Science: Jolie Miner, Overland Park, Kan.
- Equine Administration: Cassandra Ruhlen, Belle Plaine, Kan.
- Equine General Studies: Elizabeth Pemberton, Lake St. Louis, Mo.
- English: Abigail Wilson, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
- Exercise Science: Brock Glavey, Wauconda, Ill.
- Physical Education: Katie French, Fulton, Mo.
- Psychology: Taylor Bell, Wentzville, Mo.
- Social Work: Hope Ratliff, Nelson, Mo.
- Secondary Education (English): Abigail Wilson, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
- Sport Management: Emilio Beltran-Ruiz, Huelva, Spain