The Lindsey Wilson College community honored the academic accomplishments of the 2021-22 school year Tuesday afternoon at the college’s annual Honors Convocation.
Held in Biggers Sports Center, the event included more than four dozen departmental and college-wide awards. The top graduating senior was named, a new John B. Begley Scholar was awarded and the top professors of the year were recognized.
LWC human services and counseling senior Mahalia Cain of Williamsburg, Kentucky, received the President’s Award, which is presented to the graduating senior who in the opinion of the LWC president best embodies the LWC mission.
Erik Street, a recreation, tourism and sports management sophomore of Greenville, South Carolina, and a member of the LWC cycling team, was named the returning John B. Begley Scholar, which is the college’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship.
The Black Student Union was named the top student organization by the LWC Student Government Association.
Two faculty members were honored. Instructor of Accounting Katie Curry was named Teacher of the Year by LWC Student Government Association, and Assistant Professor of English Karolyn Steffens received the Exemplary Teacher Award from The United Methodist Church Division of Higher Education.
Several student groups and academic honor societies were also recognized.
LWC’s 114th commencement ceremony will be 10 a.m., CT, Saturday, April 30, in Parnell Family Stadium, Lindsey Wilson Sports Park, 828 Russell Road.