Awards Day Celebrates Student Achievement

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Rome, Ga. — Shorter University’s Awards Day included the presentation of awards of distinction to seniors who excelled in their major areas.

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Dr. Heath Hooper, dean of Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business, presented awards to the following seniors:

  • Hannah Lambert, of Stone Mountain, Ga., Accounting Award
  • Fiorella Gamarra, of Snellville, Ga., Economics Award
  • Oswaldo Franco, of Rome, Ga., General Business Award
  • Anderson Joiner, of Jonesboro, Ga., Management Award
  • Alexa Moore, of Canton, Ga., Marketing Award
  • Kelsi Jones, of Oakwood, Ga., Sport Management Award

Dr. Norma Harper, dean of Shorter’s School of Education, presented awards to the following seniors:

  • Ashley Keller, of Newnan, Ga., Early Childhood Education Award
  • Abi Valdes, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Middle Grades Education Award
  • Hannah Draper, of Trinity, Ala., Special Education Award

Dr. John Reams, dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, presented awards to the following seniors:

  • Gabby Williams, of Dallas, Ga., Art Award
  • Erin Dallmann, of Douglasville, Ga., Music Education Award
  • Avery Harris, of Rome, Ga., Music Performance Award
  • Abbey Poole, of Griffin, Ga., Musical Theatre Award

Roxanne Johnston, dean of Shorter’s Ben and Ollie Brady School of Nursing, presented the Nursing Award to Emily Venable, of Summerville, Ga.

Dr. Kathi Vosevich, associate provost and dean of Shorter’s College of Arts and Science, presented awards to the following students:

  • Kaitlin Tidmore, of Fort Payne, Ala., Biology Award
  • Nathan Gaydosik, of Fayetteville, Ga., Christian Studies Award
  • Colby Fisher, of Calhoun, Ga., Communication Arts Award
  • Cynthia Wanka, of Douglasville, Ga., Criminal Justice Award
  • Kayla Miller, of Kennesaw, Ga., Ecology and Field Biology Award
  • Hannah Cauthen, of Villa Rica, Ga., English Award
  • Mary Jayne Caum, of Warner Robins, Ga., History Award
  • Kayla Killingsworth, of Sharpsburg, Ga., Honors Academy Award
  • Isaiah Maddela, of Wailuku, Hawaii, Interdisciplinary Studies Award
  • Samantha Kirkland, of Jackson, Ga., Liberal Arts Award
  • Aaron Bryant, of Landrum, S.C., Natural Science Award
  • Ada Panni, of Birchwood, Tenn., Political Science Award
  • Kayla Killingsworth, of Sharpsburg, Ga., Psychology Award

News Release by Public Relations Intern Cecil Robinson

Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their lists of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, associate’s, and master’s programs.