Stillman students recognized at Annual Honors Convocation

STILLMAN COLLEGE Office of Marketing & Public Relations


 Mary Sood

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APRIL 4, 2013

TUSCALOOSA, AL—Stillman College recognized more than 250 students for their academic achievements at its annual honors convocation on April 4th, 2013.

Dr. Ernest McNealey, President of the College, presented plaques to 2013 Presidential Scholars, all of whom have a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher.  Presidential Scholars include Samuel Acton (Trussville, AL.), Christian Battiste (Daphne, AL.), Lawrence Brown (Helena, AL.), Michael Cromartie (McDonough, GA.), Trevor Englade (Paulina, LA.), Felipe Farias Quijano (Caracas, Venezuela), Asia Hart (Dothan, AL.), Ashley Irby (Birmingham, AL.), Franchesca Jefferson (Corona, CA.), Jangeun Lee (South Korea), Monae McBride (Hayneville, AL.), Rosana Medeiros (Caxias do Sul, Brazil), Tamba Mondeh (Tuscaloosa, AL.), Obiamaka Obi (Los Angeles, CA.), Erik Schmich (Davie, FL.), Shalyn Smith (Rancho Cucamonga, CA.), Joshua Straughan (Colton, WA.), Brandon Thrasher (Gallion, AL.), Erica Watts (Selma, AL.), Josiah Yance (Dothan, AL.) and Aleksandar Zobec (Belgrade, Serbia).

In addition, the highest-ranking student in each class was acknowledged.  Shalyn Smith, Felipe Farias Quijano and Erik Schmich tied for Highest Ranking Senior.   Jangeun Lee was named Highest Ranking Junior.  Monae McBride was named Highest Ranking Sophomore. The highest-ranking members of the freshman class were Ashley Irby, Samuel Acton, Christian Battiste, Michael Cromartie, Trevor Englade,  Franchesca Jefferson, Joshua Straughan, Tamba Mondeh and Brandon Thrasher.

One faculty member, Dr. Askhari Hodari, was awarded the Joseph A. Gore Award for Teaching Excellence.  She received an apple, a plaque, and a check from President McNealey.  The individual selected for the award must document that their teaching is facilitative, innovative and action-oriented.

Founded in 1876, Stillman is a private, liberal arts institution located in Tuscaloosa, AL. Stillman provides an intellectually elite, high-quality education.. The College enlists a dedicated faculty with 92% holding terminal degrees. Additionally, a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1 guarantees that students receive the very best in instruction and preparation. Leading the way in the acquisition and use of technology, Stillman offers 20th century tradition with 21st century instruction.

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