Academic Announcements – The Suffolk News-Herald
Local residents win award from WGU
The following local residents have won awards for excellence at Western Governors University. The award is given to students who perform at a higher level in their courses.
- Mary Stiles, of Suffolk, won an Award of Excellence from Western Governors University Teachers College.
- Charlie Wiseman, from Suffolk, won an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University College of Business.
Bridgewater College Alumni Association Awards Scholarships
The Bridgewater College Alumni Association recently recognized a number of students in the campus community with Alumni Legacy Scholarships, Citizenship Award and the Dr. Jacob S Outstanding Student Leadership Award. Huffman.
The Legacy of Alumni Scholarships are presented to juniors or rising seniors whose parents have graduated from Bridgewater College.
Meghan Bailey, sophomore health and exercise science student, daughter of Curtis and Kelly Bailey, from Suffolk.
Locals initiated into Phi Kappa Phi
Several local students were introduced to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the oldest and most selective academic honor society in the country.
Audrey Gboney-Leon, from Suffolk, was initiated at Oklahoma State University.
Usavadee Thompson, from Suffolk, was initiated at Framingham State University.
They are among the approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni who are introduced to Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires the nomination and approval of a chapter. Only 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership. Students graduating in the top 10% of the number of applicants for graduate degrees may also be eligible, as may faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved academic distinction.
Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognizes excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Society has branches on more than 325 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is “to recognize and promote academic excellence in all areas of higher education and to engage the academic community in the service of others.”
Shawn E. Walker Jr., of Suffolk, graduated from Tallahassee Community College in the early exercises on April 30.
Walker Jr. was among more than 3,000 graduate students.
Northcentral University announces scholarship winners
Christina Parker, from Suffolk, received the Achieving Your Dreams Fellowship from Northcentral University. This award supports Ms. Parker’s pursuit for a doctorate in technological innovation management.
Parker holds a BA from Old Dominion University, an MBA from Cambridge College and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell.
“This scholarship is truly a blessing,” Parker said. “This will help me achieve my long-term goals of re-establishing my IT consulting firm and deepening academic research in the area of information systems.”
Suffolk woman awarded in vocal competition
As they say in the theater world, “The show must go on,” and that was certainly the case with the 16th annual Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition. The event, which is typically held at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington, Kenya, was held virtually for the first time this year.
Talented singers competed for over $ 700,000 in scholarships and prizes and had the opportunity to attend the University of Kentucky and join the UK Opera Theater to pursue their musical dreams. During the virtual event, the international audience was treated to performances by 24 hopeful young singers representing 15 states and three countries.
Holly Romanelli, from Suffolk, won the KPMG third place undergraduate award.