Students feted at TC awards convo

Tabor College gathered for its annual Honors Convocat­ion May 11.

Students and faculty received recognition for the work done throughout the school year. Several special awards as well as the Dean’s List are named at the event that takes place in the campus chapel.

Frank Johnson, vice president for academics, praised the students for their classroom achievements through the spring semester.

“Our students have shown an outstanding commitment to academic excellence,” he said. “Tabor’s faculty is especially proud of those who earned honors this semester through their hard work and dedication to their education. I look forward to their continued success.”

One of the highest student awards given out at the ceremony was the Hiebert Outstanding Student Merit Award. Maryn Robson, a senior from Sterling, and Braden Vix, a junior from Sawyer, N.D, are this year’s award recipients.

Honorees for this award are nominated by students and faculty and chosen by a committee with representatives from the student body, the faculty and student development.

Recipients must hold a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 and demonstrate leadership on campus. Recognition and monetary scholarship are endowed by the descendants of Kor­nelius Hiebert, who was the first chair of the Tabor College Board of Directors.

Similarly, one faculty member is chosen to receive the Clarence R. Hiebert Excellence in Teaching Award. This award is given annually to the faculty member who best exemplifies the qualities of excellent teaching at Tabor College.

This year’s recipient was Rick Bartlett, director of theological education, at Tabor College Wichita.

“Rick’s teaching and spirit of humility have been recognized by students and faculty alike,” Johnson said. “He has a way of taking students out of their comfort zone so they are stretched and grown while showing guidance and support.”

Qualities evaluated for the award include a strong Christian commitment, record of excellence in teaching, as shown by peer and student reviews, evidence of integrating faith and learning, and commitment to Tabor College as an institution, as shown in support of departments beyond the classroom..

Bartlett said he was completely surprised to be the recipient of the award.

“I didn’t expect the honor and was frankly, a bit stunned,” he said. “It’s such a joy to learn alongside our adult students and to see them achieve their educational goals. Tabor College is a special place where learning, work and service are all honored and appreciated.”

Tabor College

Honors ConvOCATION

The following awards were announced at the Tabor College annual Honors Convocation May 11. Students and faculty received recognition for the work done during the school year.

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• Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities: Melissa Cairns, Heidi Klaassen, Ruth Springer, Jessica Emoto, Benjamin Loewen, Braden Vix, Casey Guthals, Laura Pankratz, Molly Wiebe Faber, Kianna Hinerman, Maryn Robson, Benjamyn Wieler, Brooke Holloway, Kari Schmidt, Annaliese Wiens.

• NAIA All-America Scholar-Athletes. Baseball: Jaxson Hooge, Caleb Richert, Graham Wiebe. Basket­ball: Amber Bonham, Jordan Horstick, Kyle Huxman, Sierra Sanchez, Kaleigh Troxell. Cross country: Katey White­sell. Football: Michael Andrews, Spencer Baalman, Michael Griffin. Soccer: Bransyn Felty, Thomas Gaskell, Drew Janzen, Josie Patterson, Kaitlyn Regier, Carly Rowan, Jordan Walters. Softball: Brianna Quiroz. Swimming & diving: Kianna Hinerman, Sarah Schulte, Kelly Smith, Angela Smith. Tennis: Jessica Emoto, Heidi Klaassen, Celeste Worthy. Track & field: Sarah Hagen, Ashton Kroeker, Daniel Quiring. Volleyball: Kimberly Hockley, Brooke Holloway, Sydney Peitz, Megan Voth. Basketball / Cross country: Maggie Ramirez. Basket­ball / Soccer: Nicole Decker. Basket­ball / Volleyball: Tena Loewen. Track & field / Cross country: Thomas Bacon, Avery Franz. Track & field / Soccer: Cole Younger. Track & field / Volleyball: Amy Horner.

• Dean’s Scholars (GPA of 3.9): Alyssa Abbott, Stacie Bell, Melissa Cairns, Austin Calam, Alisa Ediger, Morgan Ediger, Philip Ediger, Jessica Emoto, Lauren Fox, Brandon Garcia, Ashlynn Hamm, Miranda Hiett, Jordan Horstick, Tiffany Huxman, Alex Jan­zen, Drew Janzen, Zachary Krehbiel, Ashton Kroeker, Benjamin Loewen, Juli­anne Loewen, Tena Loewen, Shan­non Martens, Taryn McReynolds, Matthew Molden, Rachael Morris, Oscar Moyano, Laurie Nafe, Alison Nikkel, Lydia Quiring, Timothy Regier, Caleb Richert, Maryn Robson, Sierra Sanchez, Courtney Schmidt, Ruth Springer, Kaleigh Troxell, Timothy Vinduska, Molly Wiebe Faber, Annaliese Wiens.

• Education & Applied Arts Division Awards

Business: Thomas Bacon, Thomas Gaskell, Jonathan Gibson, Kianna Hinerman, Kristen Martens, Matthew Molden, Rachael Morris, Caleb Richert, Matthew Robinson, Josh Wiebe, Celeste Worthy.

Education: Tena Loewen, Kaleigh Troxell, Bailey Burnett, Mikaelyn Dick, Jacob Jones, Laurie Nafe, Kaitlyn Regier, Katey Whitesell.

Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society. First team: Amber Bonham, Mikaelyn Dick, Laurie Nafe, Kaitlyn Regier, Jordan Walters. Second team: Bailey Burnett, Kendra Faul, Makayla Was­sen­berg. Honorable mention: Ruby-Anne Fines, Ashlynn Hamm, Shanae Strate.

Jenessa J. Hlad Memorial Scholar­ship: Ashlynn Hamm.

Dr. Karol Hunt Sport Management Scholarship: Tristen Leiszler.

Robert Watson Memorial Award: Philip Ediger.

• Humanities Division Awards

Bible, religion & philosophy: Alisa Ediger, Justin Goble, Alex Janzen, John Jedneak, Matthew Molden, Garrett Nikkel, Josh Wiebe.

Communications, language and literature: Bailey Kaufman, Maggie Ramirez, Kaitlyn Rempel.

History: MacKenzie Bilbrey, Ethan Reichmann, Mark Hodges, Joshua Davidson.

Tabor Bible Award: Alisa Ediger and Alex Janzen.

• Natural, mathematical, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division Awards

Biology: Drew Janzen, Daniel Quiring.

Chemistry: Amy Horner.

Mathematics: Kaleigh Troxell, Tim Regie, Macy Root, Alisa Ediger, Alex Janzen.

Social sciences: John Jedneak, Macy Root, Austin Conway, Zachary Krehbiel, Lori Mathies.

American Chemical Society Fresh­man Award: Ally Simpson. Outstan­ding Research Project: Alisa Ediger. Outstanding Oral Research: Alisa Ediger. William J. Johnson Scholar­ship: Ben Loewen. Solomon L. Loewen Scholar­ship: Jessica Emoto, Annaliese Wiens. Richard Wall Memorial Scholarship: Heidi Klaassen, Sydney Peitz. Outstanding Environ­mental Biologist: Brenna Cooper. Don C. and Frieda K. Peters Scholarship: Julianne Loewen. First Year Calculus Award: Abby Decker, Lindsay Crist. David B. Wiens Memorial Scholarship: Alisa Ediger. Jane Addams Award of Excellence: Michael Andrews.

• Performing and Visual Arts Division Awards

Music: Michael Beye, Elisha Cairns, Tyler Funk, Justin Goble, Alex Janzen, Ashton Kroeker, Kristen Martens, Matthew Molden, Rachael Morris, Kyndra Mullins, Daniel Quiring, Holly Reimer, Kait­lyn Rempel, Seth Shields, Rebecca Strobridge, Faith Tonne.

Theater: Michael Adamyk, Danielle Armstrong, Austin Calam, Katherine Coleman, Alisa Ediger, Anna Fruechting, Hannah Klaassen, Cody Kroeker, Reuven Isaac, Dominic Marotta, David Nelson, Megan Tschohl, Molly Wiebe Faber.

Visual arts: Jan Tschichold Award for Typography: Shannon Martens.

Paul Rand Award for Graphic Design: Mariah Kliewer, Laura Pankratz. Silver Pushpin Award: Micah Allen. Rembrandt Award for Painting: Kristyn Wedel. Käthe Kollwitz Award for Drawing: Seth Loyd, Shara Tanner. Sister Corita Kent Award for Attitude and Effort: Rebecca Strobridge, Austin Calam. Josef and Anni Albers Award for Most Promising New­comers: Riley Loewen, Marissa Graf. Seymour Chwast Award for Illustration: Braden Vix. Jonah C. Kliewer Choral Music Award: Casey Guthals. Jake and Selma Friesen Award: Ruth Springer.

Hiebert Outstanding Student Merit Award: Maryn Robson, Braden Vix.

The Clarence R. Hiebert Excellence in Teaching Award: Rick Bartlett, director of theological education at Tabor College Wichita.

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