In Honors Day ceremonies on Thursday, May 1, 2008,
the following awards were presented:
Student Leadership Award Christina Ruth Wingo
Residence Life Meritorious Service Award Shaun Hughes
Intramural Leadership Award Tristan James Hamilton
Outstanding Baptist Collegiate Ministries Servant Award Kelsey Elizabeth Smith
Outstanding Missions Leadership Award Stephanie Lee Ann Strong
Golden Gate Seminary Leadership Award Jennifer Meghan Lee
Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Award Jerry David St. Pierre
SunTrust Scholars Program Scholarship Award Nathan Gordon Pillsbury
Gary Lee Scholarship Award Patty Dennis
United Parcel Service Scholarship Award Fabiola Toussaint
Pearl Nix Education Scholarship Award Zoie Ann Cole
Outstanding Achievement Awards in Academic Departments
Business Justin Sean Farmer
Christian Studies  Alecia Joyce Chambers 
Education  Rebekah Denise Rhodes
English Sherry Benfield McEntire 
Health and Physical Education  Katherine Samantha Hughes 
History Christopher Allen Davidson 
Humanities  Kate Elyse Bushey 
Mathematics  Katherine Samantha Hughes
Music  John Michael Cathey 
Political Science  Lindsey Michelle Myers
Psychology  Julia Michelle Mashburn 
Spanish  Nina V. Blazheva 
Academic Excellence by Female Student-Athlete Katherine Leigh McClure
Academic Excellence by Male Student-Athlete Cory Louis Kirkland
Recognition of Members of Phi Theta Kappa    
Luis Barrientos
Cory Kirkland
Noel Marcus
Sherry McEntire
Raegan Rawls
Sophie Renaud
Rebekah Rhodes
Brittany Smith
Recognition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
Kate Elyse Bushey
Zoie Ann Cole
Shaun Patrick Hughes
Recognition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
Stephanie Lauren Cole
Erin Renee Gonzalez
Noel Amanda Marcus
Kevin Andrew Nowak
Jerry David St. Pierre
Rebekah Denise Rhodes
Ben Weldon Woodard
Recognition of Scholars
Dean’s List for Three Consecutive Semesters
Patty Melissa Dennis
Erin Renee Gonzalez
Kevin Andrew Nowak
Rebekah Denise Rhodes
President’s Club for Three Consecutive Semesters
Alecia Joyce Chambers
Stephanie Lauren Cole
Zoie Ann Cole
Katherine Samantha Hughes
Shaun Patrick Hughes
Cory Louis Kirkland
Noel Amanda Marcus
Sherry Benfield McEntire
Kelsey Elizabeth Smith
Dean’s List or President’s Club for Three Consecutive Semesters
Kate Elyse Bushey
Jennifer Meghan Lee
Raegan Blythe Rawls
Jerry David St. Pierre
Christine Nicole Wood
Vulcan Materials Award 2008 Janis Justus
Presidential Achievement Award 2008 Sandy Harris
Award for Faculty Excellence 2008 Dr. Susan Gannaway


  Three Truett-McConnell College faculty and staff members were honored in the college’s annual Honors Day program on May 1. 

   Dr. Robert Loffredo, interim Vice President for Academic Services, presented the 2008 Award for Faculty Excellence to Dr. Susan Gannaway, Professor and Chair of the Department of Education.   Formerly Chair of the Education Department at North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, Dr. Gannaway joined the Truett-McConnell faculty in 2005.  She has served as the principal architect of the bachelor’s degree program in early childhood education.  Dr. Gannaway holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University and Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees from the University of Georgia.  She resides in Gainesville.

   Mrs. Janis Justus, adjunct instructor in history and political science, received the 2008 Vulcan Materials Award from Dr. Loffredo.  Mrs. Justus has served on the adjunct faculty of Truett-McConnell since 2004.  She holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Florida.  She is married to Dr. Michael Justus; they have three children and live in Cleveland.

   Dr. Mike Simoneaux, interim President of Truett-McConnell, presented the 2008 Presidential Achievement Award to Mrs. Sandy Dilbeck Harris, Senior Software Engineer in the college’s Office of Information Technology.  Mrs. Harris is a 1994 graduate of Truett-McConnell and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Piedmont College and a Master of Business Administration from Brenau University.  She and her husband, Donald Harris, have two children and live in Cleveland.
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