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Domonique Palmer, one of two Honors students receiving the prestigious Glenn A. Niemeyer Award
In April 2020, the Provost's office announced this year's student award winners, and the Honors College is proud to say that over 30 of its students were recognized, most of them graduating seniors. Domonique Palmer (Integrative Studies) and Matt Smith (Nursing) were the two undergraduate winners of the prestigious Glenn A. Niemeyer Award, which recognizes well-rounded students who demonstrate excellence in both the classroom and extra-curricular activities that enrich their lives and the lives of others. Jessica Fillmore (Marketing) was one of five seniors across the university receiving the Thomas M. Seykoya Award for Outstanding Contribution, given each year to those who make significant and outstanding contributions to the campus community.
Domonique Palmer, Integrative Studies
Matt Smith, Nursing
Jessica Fillmore, Marketing
Each year, every department and program on campus names its single most outstanding student. Of the 88 undergraduate program awardees, 28 are Honors College students. And three of our students were so honored at the graduate level.
Jarod Collier, Honors College
In Brooks College, Jarod Collier, a Computer Science major with a Mathematics minor, was named the outstanding student by the Frederik Meijer Honors College. In Honors, Jarod took the Alliance and Conflict first-year sequence with Professors Jeremiah Cataldo and Dwayne Tunstall, the "Live.Learn.Lead" class with Professor Jane Toot, the Human Body in Motion science sequence from Professor Brad Ambrose, Honors Microeconomics with Professor Aaron Lowen, and the Islamophobia junior seminar with Professor Coeli Fitzpatrick. In Fall 2019, Jarod completed his Honors Senior Project, in which he developed a computer game to improve memory, with Professor Ira Woodring of Computer Science. Jarod also served on the Honors mentor Council. Congratulations, Jarod!
Mary Hoeve, Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.)
Two Honors students from the College of Health Professions were honored as the outstanding students in their programs:
Eighteen Honors students were named by their CLAS department faculty as this year's "Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award" winners:
We don't have photos of everyone, but here are many of the honorees:
Alex Phillips, Biomedical Sciences
Kathryn Latack, Biostatistics (M.S.)
Alexis Ellis, Cell and Molecular Biology
Jenna Weatherwax, Classics
Anisa Everett, English
Ealeanore Larson, Geology
Julia Jesko, History
Faith Kuzma, Natural Resources Management
Mallory Wietrzykowski, Philosophy
Kasey Johns, Social Studies
Stephanie Nauta, Spanish
Annie Cunningham, Writing
The undergraduate award from the College of Nursing belongs to Honors student Kayeleigh Eder.
Kayeleigh Eder, Nursing
The College of Engineering named four Honors students as their outstanding students in a discipline:
Reuben Nyenhuis, Computer Engineering
Luke Bassett, Computer Science
Nigel Armstrong, Electrical Engineering
Annelise Trout, Information Technology
Two Honors students from the College of Business have been named the outstanding students of their respective programs:
Trevor McMahon, Entrepreneurship
Joe VanArendonk, HR Management