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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.

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