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Brescia University Celebrates Students’ Academic Achievements

Brescia University held its annual Honors Convocation on Sunday to celebrate the academic achievements of its students and awarded a number of honors, scholarships and other recognition.

IMG_1517Brescia University alumna Kristiin Burden Reilein ’99 was the featured speaker and addressed the students on her advice to being successful; being all in in whatever you do, being willing to change your course when needed, valuing your education and thank your professors for what they have done for you and always working hard.

“Be bold, and take advantage of opportunities. Be the Brescia Difference,” Reilein said encouraging the honorees. “Value your education. I have firsthand knowledge of educational backgrounds, reading comprehensive, writing abilities and interview skills of potential employees and I am here to tell you that your education you received at Brescia is equal, and in many aspects, superior to any other educational institution.”

Reilein is an Intelligence Analyst for the FBI who has dedicated her career to protecting the national security of the United States. She earned a BA in history and professional writing from Brescia University, a JD from Thomas Cooley Law School, and an MA in national security from the University of Kentucky. She was also one of ten alumni recently inducted into Owensboro High School’s Hall of Achievement on April 22nd.

The following students received honors at the event: (pictures available upon request)

SCHOLARSHIPS                                                                                                         

Aaron Anderson, sophomore, Lewisport, KY  – Sr. Mary Jean Cotter Art Scholarship        

Leah Armstrong, sophomore, Bowling Green, KY – Sr. Mary Carmel Browning Scholarship          

Tonice Banks, sophomore, Radcliff, KY – Lincoln Service Business Scholarship      

Cheyenne Bennett, sophomore, Utica, KY – Sr. Mary Jean Cotter Art Scholarship 

John Bolin, freshman, Lewisport, KY – Margarite Hawkett Art Scholarship

Kayleigh Bowlds, senior, Utica, KY – Virginia Stout Fitzgerald Scholarship 

Olivia Conder, sophomore, Philpot, KY – Margarite Hawkett Art Scholarship

Haley Coons, sophomore, Owensboro, KY – William M. Elmer Business Scholarship

Larry Douglas, junior, Owensboro, KY – Suzetta Ebelhar Education Scholarship     

Antonio Figueroa-Martinez, freshman, Goodlettsville, TN – Robert McDowell Music Scholarship and Geoffrey Ferry Scholarship    

Hadley Fitzgerald, senior, Owensboro, KY – John D. & Anna Marie Byrne Family Education Scholarship

Shelby Franklin, junior, Franklin, KY – August C. Muckler Education Scholarship and Jack Keeney Civitan Education Scholarship

Kelly Gilmore, sophomore, Knottsville, KY – Mildred S. Field Scholarship   

Adam Hayden, freshman, Maceo, KY – Sr. Casimir Czurles Biology Scholarship and Gary Karr Music Scholarship     

Victoria King, junior, Radcliff, KY – Mary Jean Cotter Art Scholarship

Justin Maloney, sophomore, Lebanon, TN – J. B. Hocker Good Government Scholarship

Shelby Nelson, junior, Nolensville, TN – Delbert Murphy Alumni Scholarship

Lauren Reynolds, junior, Fordsville, KY – Sr. Robert Irene Golden Art Scholarship and Florence Henderson Music Scholarship

Justin Roberts, junior, Mayfield, KY – Charles E. Field Business Scholarship

Audrey Rock, graduate, Owensboro, KY – Gruelich Scholarship

Jennie Satterfield, sophomore, Owensboro, KY – Phillip Hayden Memorial Scholarship

Samantha Steckler, sophomore, Leopold, IN – Sr. Alberta Birkhead Memorial Business Scholarship

Stephanie Wall, junior, Owensboro, KY – Sr. Irene Hayden Music Scholarship and Delbert Murphy Alumni Scholarship     

Michael Warga, freshman, Cromwell, KY – Bill & Jacinta Garinger Scholarship     

 

AWARDS                                                        

Sarah Ackerman, senior, Thorntown, IN – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Sarah Adams, junior, Henderson, KY – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Preye Agbana, junior, Port Harcourt, Nigeria – St. Sebastian Award for Scholar Athletes and Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Millicent Akere, senior, Port Harcourt Nigeria – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Jamie Alvey, senior, Munfordville, KY – Lucinda Clements Literature Honors Award; High Scholastic Achievement; Achievement in Original Fiction Writing       

Aaron Anderson, sophomore, Lewisport, KY – Theophilia Joan Oexmann Art Show Award for Painting and 3-D         

Jeribai Andrew-Jaja, junior, Port Harcourt, Nigeria – Theophilia Joan Oexmann Art Show Award for Drawing and Best of Show; Outstanding First Year Computer Science Student Award; Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Amber Banks, senior, Owensboro, KY – Outstanding Achievement in Speech Pathology and Audiology

Sara Barnard, senior, Princeton, KY – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society & Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Dakota Barron, sophomore, Manhattan, KS – Outstanding Achievement in Computer Science Award and Outstanding Student in Mathematics

Kaitlin Bash, senior, Owensboro, KY – Outstanding Social Work Student    

Cheyenne Bennett, sophomore, Utica, KY – Theophilia Joan Oexmann Art Show Award for Sculpture and Stained Glass  

John Bolin, freshman, Lewisport, KY – Theophilia Joan Oexmann Art Show Award for Watercolor           

Carleigh Bright, senior, Gilbertsville, KY – Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Sara Brown, graduate, Lewisport, KY – Outstanding Clinical Practice Candidate – Special Education

Eva Burelos, senior, Nashville, TN – Outstanding Service in the Biology Area

Deborah Castle, senior, Youngstown, OH – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Arielle Chesnovitz, senior, Hamilton, NJ – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Kayela Clark, senior, Hardinsburg, KY – Certification in Public Child Welfare in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Haley Coons, sophomore, Owensboro, KY – St. Catherine Award for Scholar Athletes

Georgiana Couden, senior, Roanoke Rapids, NC – High Scholastic Achievement and Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society and Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society 

Brent Crawford, sophomore, Clarkson, KY – St. Sebastian Award for Scholar Athletes      

Patricia Crespo, senior, Henderson, KY – Outstanding Achievement in Spanish & Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities          

Jill Darsie, senior, Ithaca, NY – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Veronica Duncan, freshman, Mt. Washington, KY – St. Catherine Award for Scholar Athletes

Catherine Dunn, freshman, Portland, IN – St. Catherine Award for Scholar Athletes

Julie Dunn, graduate, St. Paris, OH – High Scholastic Achievement

Cynthia Foote, junior, Montgomery, AL – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Katie Ford, senior, Philpot, KY – High Scholastic Achievement

Kelsey Fox, senior, Cub Run, KY – Outstanding Achievement in Spanish and Achievement in Original Poetry and Accepted into the Western Kentucky University English and Literature Program

Dillon Geralds, sophomore, Tompkinsville, KY – St. Sebastian Award for Scholar Athletes 

Lisa Gielow, senior, Medford, OR – High Scholastic Achievement and Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society           

Shelby Goff, senior, Beaver Dam, KY – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Ethan Hall, senior, Owensboro, KY – Outstanding Senior in Biology

Chandra Harry, senior, Owensboro, KY – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Jessica Head, senior, Louisville, KY – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Yo’Lauder Holt, junior, Springfield, VA – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Haley Hopper, junior, Central City, KY – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society and Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Kayleigh House, freshman, Almo, KY – St. Catherine Award for Scholar Athletes

Lesli Huerta, senior, Clemont, FL – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Nathan Huff, senior, Philpot, KY – Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Connor Hundley, senior, Owensboro, KY – Fred. J. Clements Science Honors Award and High Scholastic Achievement  

April Ivy, junior, Brooklyn, NY – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Kathleen Jurkiewicz, senior, Owensboro, KY – Outstanding Accounting Student Award and Alpha Chi National Scholarship Honor Society     

Jonathon Kamuf, senior, Owensboro, KY – St. Sebastian Award for Scholar Athletes

Victoria King, junior, Ratcliff, KY – Theophilia Joan Oexmann Art Show Award for Graphic Design

Keeley Kooken, senior, Monroe, GA – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Nicholas Krampe, senior, Owensboro, KY – Institute of Management Accountants Honors Award

Marketa Kreuzingerova, senior, Whitesville, KY – Outstanding Business Student Award and High Scholastic Achievement and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Lorel Lawrence, junior, Athens, GA – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Sarah Lawson, graduate, Owensboro, KY – Outstanding Field Practicum Student in Social Work  

Wyatt Locke, junior, Orlando, FL – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society and Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Dulce Lopez, senior, San Diego, CA – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Taylor Love, freshman, Hartford, KY – Theophilia Joan Oexmann Art Show Award for 2-D and Juror’s Choice           

Justin Maloney, sophomore, Lebanon, TN – Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Cleyardis McDonald-Amaker, senior, Sumter, SC – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Erica McFarland, senior, Owensboro, KY – Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities           

Caitlin Merritt, senior, Owensboro, KY – Achievement in Original Poetry Writing

Paige Mingus, senior, Hardinsburg, KY – Accepted into the Communication Sciences and Disorders Master’s Program at Murray State University 

Tami Moreno, senior, Ann Arbor, MI – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Shelby Nelson, junior, Nolensville, TN – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society, Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Ryan Oates, sophomore, Hazel, KY – Freshman Mathematics Award

Deborah Ogulu, junior, Port Harcourt, Nigeria – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Grace Omidiji, senior, Houston, TX – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Courtney Onwuzuruigbo, junior, Forestdale, MA – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Marie Owens, senior, Cohocton, NY – High Scholastic Achievement

Trent Patterson, sophomore, Franklin, KY – Outstanding First Year Advocate Award

Sarah Pierce, sophomore, Owensboro, KY – Theophilia Joan Oexmann Art Show Award for Photography

Kimberly Pierson-Hobart, senior, Virginia Beach, VA – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Christy Probus, senior, Owensboro, KY – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Shelby Radford, freshman, Owensboro, KY – St. Catherine Award for Scholar Athletes

Lauren Reynolds, junior, Fordsville, KY – Theophilia Joan Oexmann Art Show Award for Printmaking

Ratina Rich, graduate, Topeka, KS – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society Leadership

Andrew Roberts, junior, Utica, KY – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society

Justin Roberts, junior, Mayfield, KY – St. Sebastian Award for Scholar Athletes

Cameron Robinson, sophomore, White Plains, KY – Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities    

Deborah Sanchez, senior, Lindale, TX – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Jamie Seabolt, senior, Blairsville, GA – High Scholastic Achievement

Allison Simpson, senior, Belton, KY – Outstanding Achievement in Psychology; High Scholastic Achievement; Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society Leadership; and Accepted into the Doctor of Psychology Program in Clinical Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Chelsie Stewman, senior, Litchfield Park, AZ – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Savannah Stivers, senior, Marysville, IN – Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Leticia Stone, senior, Charlotte, MI – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Amber Taylor, junior, Brandon, MS – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Abigail Thomas, senior, Owensboro, KY – Sr. George Ann Cecil Leadership Award and Outstanding Clinical Practice Candidate – Middle School Education

Caleb Tisher, freshman, Scott AFB, IL – LaVega Clements History Honors Award

Benita Tobin, junior, Lawrenceville, GA – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Sr. Anh Tran, senior, Maple Mount, KY – Maggie Clements Religious Studies Award

Jessica Vanhouten, senior, Port Orchard, WA – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society and Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Stephanie Wall, junior, Owensboro, KY – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Taylor Wathen, freshman, Owensboro, KY – St. Catherine Award for Scholar Athletes

Josh Wetzel, senior, Metropolis, IL – St. Sebastian Award for Scholar Athletes

Margaret White, senior, Auburn, MI – Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Jacob Whitfill, senior, Hardinsburg, KY – Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Julie Whitfill, senior, Hardinsburg, KY – Special Recognition in the Biology Area and St. Catherine Award for Scholar Athletes and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities

Heather Wilkins, senior, Colorado Spring, CO – Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society and Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

Brenden Williams, sophomore, Clarksville, TN – Computer Science Sportsman Award