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Bellarmine presents honors and awards to Class of 2007

May 11, 2007


Bellarmine University presented honors and awards to the Class of 2007 on Thursday, May 10 at an awards dinner held on campus. Among the highlights of the evening were addresses from the valedictorian, Raymond Burns, III, and the two salutatorians, Sarah Todd and John Escosa. EVENT PHOTOS

The top academic recognition, the Archbishop's Medal for Scholastic Achievement, was won by Burns, but the official awarwd will be presented at the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12. Finalists were also announced for the presitgious Wilson W. Wyatt Fellowship and for the In Veritatis Amore Award. The finalists for the Wyatt are Burns, Richard McBride and Laura Ward. In Veritatis Amore Award finalists include Joseph C. "Joey" Bazler, Burns and Escosa for the men, and Andrea L. Hasbrook, Jennifer Howard and Todd for the women.

A complete list of honors and awards follows:

Faculty Merit Awards: Andrew Porter (Arts & Sciences), Sarah Todd (Arts & Sciences), Joseph C. Bazler (Rubel School of Business), Sarah Driskell (Lansing School of Nursing & Health Sciences), Duane Williams (Frazier Thornton School of Education), Andrew Minor (Education)

Msgr. Raymond Treece Senior Merit Awards: Rayomond G. Burns (Arts & Sciences), John Escosa (Business), Andrea Hasbrook (Education), Kelly McKenna (Nursing & Health Sciences)

Honors Program graduates: Almir Banjanovic, David Michael Borman, Raymond G. Burns, John Escosa, Mandi Leigh Flatt, Katie Graff, Jennifer Marie Hoban, Jennifer M. Howard, Ben Lesousky, Jacqueline A. Melton, Melissa Metzler, Brad Micahel Neal, Janell Marie Oliver, Andrew Porter, Meghan Miranda Richard, Lauren Shemwell, Virgina Dee Smith, Sarah Todd, Laura Ward, and Jordan York.

Brown Scholars: Lisa Abell, Mary Bystrek, Jonathan Davis, Libby Giebel, Lauren Guetig, Katherine Hamilton, Christopher Luken, Kelly McKenna, Micah McNatt, Ted Miles, Nicholas Nilest, Amanda Pike, Samantha Schuler, Stephen Slough, Matthew Stauble, and Whitney Theis.

Kappa Gamma Pi Scholastic Honor Society: Elizabeth Ruth Ament, Nicole Ann Ashby, Almir Banjanovic, Joseph Carey Bazler, Anne Jeannette Bielefeld, David Michael Borman, Megan Kristine Brake, Raymond G. Burns, III, Mary Virginia Bystrek, Patricia Ann Haeussler Cooper, Bradley Aaron Cropper, Kathryn Ryan Davis, Daniel Merrill Dierfeldt, Joshua James Dotson, Drew Hagan Duerson, Crystal Lee Early, John Briscoe Escosa, III, Michelle Marie Esterle, Andrea L. Hasbrook, Jennifer Michele Howard, Daniel Harris Kelch, Benjamin James Lesousky, Milos Daniel Maldonado, Kelly Louise McKenna, Micah Patrick McNatt, Melissa Ann Metzler, Cheryl Lee Krebs Miller, Diane Nicole Miller, Sandra Leigh Neville, Kelly Ann Norman, Jonathan Willis Obert, Stephanie Rose Polio, Andrew J. Porter, Adrienne Michelle Price, Lauren Michelle, Shemwell, Tiffani Nicole Smith, Jennifer Lyn Talianko, Sarah Louise Todd

Silver Knight Awards, presented by the Bellarmine Alumni Association: Marcus A. Flynn and Jaime J. Halas

Spirit of St. Robert Bellarmine Award, presented by the Bellarmine Alumni Association: Anne J. Bielefeld

Teacher of the Year: Dr. Steven Wilt

Part-time Teacher of the Year: Maggie Meloy

BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY HONOR GRADUATES FOR 2007

Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors, GPA of 3.85 – 4.0)
Joseph Carey Bazler
Anne Jeanette Bielefeld
David Michael Borman
Raymond G. Burns, III
Abigail Ryan Cocanougher
Patricia Haeussler Cooper
Joshua James Dotson
Drew Hagan Duerson
Crystal Lee Early
John Briscoe Escosa, III
Andrea L. Hasbrook
Jennifer Michele Howard
Daniel Harris Kelch
Benjamin James Lesousky
Milos Daniel Maldonado
Melissa Ann Metzler
Colin Albert Neumann
Sandra Leigh Neville
Monica Penon-Portmann
Andrew J. Porter
Alexandra Darlene Schatz
Lindsay Margaret Scheer
Lauren Michelle Shemwell
Tiffani Nicole Smith
Sarah Louise Todd

Graduating Magna Cum Laude (with high Honors GPA of 3.70 – 3.84)
Elizabeth Ruth Ament
Almir Banjanovic
Megan Kristine Brake
Kevin Scott Cashman
Theresa Anne Cripe
Bradley Aaron Cropper
Daniel Merrill Dierfeldt
Daniel B. Elliott
Michelle Marie Esterle
Deanna Marie Fetter
Suraj Kiritkumar Gathani
Katie Megan Graff
Wesley Ryne Hall
Abigail Joan Hardy
Holly Josephine Hellyer
Michael Brandon Johnson
Tara Marie Jones
Kathleen Brooke Kelty
Brittany Lane Kittel
Samuel Kyle Lamar
Jenna Leigh Lillpop
Christopher Mark Luken
Richard Linihan McBride
Michah Patick McNatt
Diane Nicole Miller
Brad Michael Neal
Jonathan Willis Obert
Janell Marie Oliver
Michelle Renae Osbourne
Jessica Lynn Pratt
Allerie Marie Schneider
Stephen Robert Slough
Christopher Henry Sohl
Christy Marie Steele
Matthew David Stauble
Allerie Marie Schneider
Jennifer Lyn Talianko
Krista Jeannette Thomas
Paula Sue Warden
Warren William White
Keith Daneil Yaeger

Graduating Cum Laude (with honors, GPA of 3.50 – 3.69)
Claire Julia Amlung
Maria Joy Arlinghaus
Nicole Ann Ashby
Chad Louis Bader
Ashley Marie Berlin
Jonathan Davd Beyer
Sarah Kathryn Biller
Julia Ann Broaddus
Mary Virginia Bystrek
Colleen Erin Casey
Samantha Khristen Childress
Maureen Terese Clubb
Jonathan Berkley Davis
Kathryn Ryan Davis
John Robert Esterle
Stephen Matthew Fowler
Stacey Lynn Gillette
Mary Gwyn Goodman
Kelsy Faye Grizzle
Katherine Byerly Hamilton
Julia Elizabeth Harrison
Jessica Hemmer
Leslie M. Hurak
Jonathan Christopher Kapp
Brittany Abigail Hall Kirchner
Thomas Matthew Kupper
Robert Cole Lambert
Heather Marie Lewis
Jessica Erin McGill
Kelly Louise McKenna
Jacqueline Ashley Melton
James Andrew Minor
Jennifer Lauren Padgett
Amanda Lee Pike
Stephanie Rose Polio
Mary Kathryn Potts
Adrienne Michelle Price
John Daniel Quinn
Erica Lynn Simrall
Stephen Robert Slough
Danielle Nicole Smith
Emily Jean Snyder
Mathew David Stauble
Lauren Rose Sullivan
Lamija Tabak-Didic
Krista Jeannette Thomas
Kyle Norman Thrasher
Laura R. Ward
Jana Marie Wermuth
Katrina Anne Whitehair
Derek Dwayne Wilcher
Tara Lemae Winemiller
Charles Michael Wright
Jordan Michael York

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