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FLORENCE, S.C. – At Francis Marion University’s 1999 Academic Awards Day program in April,  the 1998-99 President’s Cups were awarded to Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.  The award denotes the sorority and fraternity with the highest cummulative grade point average for the year.

 Other awards given by various FMU organizations or disciplines to those students judged to have the most promise of success in their academic studies were:

 The Pee Dee Electric Cooperative Scholars Award to Mary Rebecca Sparks, an elementary education major from Timmonsville; the Ars Medica Academic Achievement Award to Jennifer Ryan Smith, a biology major from Florence; the Freshman Chemistry Award to Wilhelmenia Miesha Hamilton, a biology major from Florence; and the Percy Adams Award to Kelly M. Duke, a history major from Hartsville.

 The American Institute of Chemists Foundation Student Award and the Chemistry Award to Hamilton David Dickson, a mathematics and chemistry major from Florence; the Analytical Chemistry Award and the Organic Chemisty Award to William Stephen McCall, a chemistry major from Florence; and the Engineering Technology Award to Bryan Kelly Collins, a civil engineering technology major from Florence.

 The Health Physics Award to Billy Brice Tedder, a health physics major from Scranton; the Physics Award to James Hiram Stanley, a physics major from Florence; the English Award to Buffy Michelle Boatwright, an English teacher certification major from Florence; and the Freshman Writing Award to Lisa Chalian, a visual arts major from Florence.

 The Drama Award was presented to Bernard Joseph Cadden, a mass communication major from Columbia (29223); the Fiction Award to John Aston Davis, an English major from Chesterfield; the Poetry Award to Douglas Henry Reese, a mass communication major from Florence.

 The Modern Language Award to Marcos Ismael Manriquez, a Spanish major from Johnsonville; the Peggy Love McLaughlin Art Award to Margaret Elizabeth Hobbs, a visual arts major from Darlington; and the Mathematics Award to Brad Eugene Lear, a mathematics major from McBee, and to Kyle Cooper Pifer, a mathematics major from Antioch, Tenn.

 Also, the Accounting Award to Sandra J. Harrold, an accounting major from Hartsville; the Computer Information Systems Management Award to Sheldon Larsen Floyd, a CISM major from Lynchburg; the Economics Award to Patricia Anne Melton, a political science and economics major from Effingham; the General Business Administration Award to Rebecca Merrill Culbertson, a business administration major from Florence; and the Management Award to Cynthia Ruth Brown, a business management major from Florence.

 The Marketing Award was presented to Eric Mason Belk, a marketing major from Florence; the Computer Science Award to Linda Rooks Bauer, a computer science major from Florence; the Financial Executive Institute Medallion Award to Peggy Hobbs Jones, a finance major from Florence; and the Wall Street Journal Award in Finance to Christine Lynn Kunkle, a finance major from Florence.

Also, the Early Childhood Education Award to Marci Gayle Gatewood, an early childhood major from Florence; the Elementary Education Award to Jana Michele Bauknight, an elementary education major from Turbeville; the Secondary Education Award to Kasey Miles Feagin, a sociology major from Lake City; the Student Teaching Award to Charlene Elaine McDonnough, an elementary education major from Florence; and the History Award to Danny Laverne Poston, a history and English major from Timmonsville, and to Robin Shawn Matthews, a history major from Effingham.

The Political Science Award to Robin Janice Shelton Moseley, a political science and history major from Florence; the Douglas A. Mandra Memorial Award in Applied Psychology to Harriett Alma Fore, a psychology major from Florence; the L.A. Hoff Psychology Research Award and the President’s Undergraduate Research Award to to Matthew Gerard Rhodes, a psychology major from Charleston; the Psychology Award to Robin Renee Welling, a psychology major from Florence; and the Sociology Award to Chaneka Shantice Linton, a sociology major from Hartsville.

The following awards were also presented: the Linda M. Summer Social Work Award to Glenn Dale McLellan, a sociology major from Dillon; the Lewis E. Beasley Americanism Award to Matthew Anthony Perron, a biology major from Florence; the FMU/MUSC Nursing Award to Joyce Gardner Sanderson; the Honors Award to Patrick Heath Stokes, a history major from Timmonsville, and to Robin Renee Welling, a psychology major from Florence; and the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Candidate Award to Danny Lavern Poston, a history and English major from Timmonsville.


Last Published: June 24, 2004 5:32 AM
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