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HPU recognizes 69 students for academic achievements

BROWNWOOD – May 7, 2020 – Howard Payne University recently honored 69 students for their academic achievements in the 2019-20 school year. Award recipients represent majors, minors and other programs from the university’s seven schools and the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy.

For the first time, the Mrs. Dallas B. Sherman and Dr. Othal Brand Award for Scholarship and Citizenship was combined and awarded to all five students in the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy graduating cohort of May 2020, in recognition of their unprecedented scholastic excellence and continued service to HPU and their local communities in the face of unprecedented circumstances.

Receiving awards were:

Abbott
Kylie Johnson, Outstanding Student in Cross-Cultural Studies

Alleyton
Olivia Catlett, Honor Award in Spanish

Bangs
Landon James, Outstanding Student in Youth Ministry

Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Xavier Haines, Outstanding Student in Christian Education and ASC Medal of Honor

Bedford
Daniel (Chase) Patterson, Outstanding Music Major (Instrumental) Lower Division

Boerne
Charles Lewis, Outstanding Model United Nations Student

Brady
Jeffrey Gilseth, Outstanding Upper Division Student in Chemistry

Brownfield
Conner Faught, Outstanding Student in Bible

Brownwood
Skyler Andrews, Outstanding Graduate in Computer Information Systems
Hanna Crow, Outstanding Academic Achievement in Nursing
Talen Davis-Rentfro, Outstanding Upper Division Student in Engineering Science
Josie McClung, Outstanding Academic Achievement in Nursing
Simone Morris, Outstanding Spanish Minor
Marleyna Murray, Honor Award in Criminal Justice
Kory Owen, Outstanding Kinesiology Graduate
Suzanne Schad, Outstanding Music Major (Instrumental) Upper Division and Outstanding Music Major (Piano)
Ashley Strong, Outstanding Academic Achievement in Nursing
Andreahnna Rosenquist, Outstanding Music Major (Vocal)
Brienna Williams, Outstanding Upper Division Student in Communication

Bulverde
Madelyn Deviney, Mrs. Dallas B. Sherman and Dr. Othal Brand Award for Scholarship and Citizenship

Burnet

Jordan Hahn, Academic Excellence Award in English, Outstanding Moot Court Student, Mrs. Dallas B. Sherman and Dr. Othal Brand Award for Scholarship and Citizenship, and Guy D. Newman Honors Academy Outstanding Thesis award

Cisco
Camille Webb, HPU Education Deans of Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Preservice Educator of the Year

Conroe
Beatrix Nance, Outstanding Lower Division Student in Biology

Corpus Christi
Ethan Cerna, Outstanding Graduate in Biology

Early
Hunter Coffee, Outstanding Student in the School of Business
MaKayla De Leon, Outstanding Student in Mathematics
James Douglas Turner, Outstanding Student in the School of Business

Fort Worth
Ty Wright, Outstanding Student in Accounting

Frisco
Madison Marzullo, Outstanding Student in General Biology
Reagan Ridlehuber, Athletic Training Education Outstanding Student

Grand Prairie
Gabriella Diaz De Leon, Outstanding Yellow Jacket Newspaper Staff Member and Honor Awards in Spanish

Haslet
Kailey Doering, Outstanding New Elementary Teacher

Heartland
Ciara Chappell, Outstanding Lower Division Student in Chemistry

Howe
Lindsey Krueger, Outstanding Music Service

Huntsville
Kathleen Cravey, Outstanding Academic Achievement in Communication

Kerrville
Brandy Bratton, Outstanding Lower Division Student in Chemistry
Morgan Patterson, Outstanding Upper Division Student in Biology

Lake Jackson
Mackenzie Langham, Outstanding Lower Division Student in Communication

Lewisville
Adrien Barrientos, Outstanding Academic Achievement in Nursing

Little Elm
Danielle Ketter, Honor Award in Psychology and Honor Award in Criminal Justice
Brady Wade, Outstanding Scholar-Athlete and American Kinesiology Association Undergraduate

Live Oak
Brad Ward, Outstanding History Student

Llano
Justin Hughes, Outstanding Graduate in Engineering Science

Lockhart
Madison Zardiackas, Glenn Hopp Outstanding Writing Award

May
Sarah (Abi) Brown, Outstanding New All-level Teacher
Taylor Cox, Outstanding Student in Christian Education
Donna Jo (Deejay) Moses, Outstanding Achievement in Theatre
Hannah Williams Potter, Outstanding New Elementary Teacher

Midland
Britt Boler, Paul J. Cunningham Memorial Award

Midway, Arkansas
David Manolof, Honor Award in Social Work
Jessica Swonger, Outstanding Government Student, ASC Medal of Honor and Mrs. Dallas B. Sherman and Dr. Othal Brand Award for Scholarship and Citizenship

Mount Pleasant
Paul Chandler, Outstanding Student in Christian Studies

New Braunfels
Kenneth McKenzie, Outstanding Nontraditional Student

Odessa
Trey Potter, Outstanding New Secondary Teacher

Pearland
Melinda Mendoza, Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Rockdale
Brian Blanchard, Distinguished Music Major Achievement

Round Rock
Penny Stehlik, Outstanding Government Student and Mrs. Dallas B. Sherman and Dr. Othal Brand Award for Scholarship and Citizenship

Rowlett
Rachel Carpenter, Outstanding Student in Biblical Languages, Outstanding Student in Christian Studies and Mrs. Dallas B. Sherman and Dr. Othal Brand Award for Scholarship and Citizenship

San Antonio
Jake Bowren, Servant Artist Award
Devin Schurman, Outstanding Student Speaker Bureau Member
Kira Teel, Outstanding Academic Achievement in Nursing

Sherman
Kayla Anderson, Outstanding Upper Division Student in Chemistry, Highest GPA Kinesiology Major, and Outstanding Scholar-Athlete

Stephenville
Shadd Cole, American Kinesiology Association Graduate

Topeka, Kansas
Jayde Miyamoto, Outstanding Student in the School of Business

Tucson, Arizona
Karissa Dusek, Outstanding Music Minor

Tuscola
Lillie McDonald, Outstanding Student in Practical Theology

Waxahachie
Kayla Hill, Tami Pattillo Memorial Award

Weatherford
Mackinzey Boyer, Outstanding Upper Division Student in Chemistry
Sidney Ganus, Mattie Anderson Hale Scholarship

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Cutline: HPU recently recognized 69 students for academic achievements in the 2019-20 school year.

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