Senior Awards Announced For Campbell Class Of 2020

Traditionally, Campbell hosts the Academic Banquet at the end of each year, honoring those receiving awards from their academic department and the University. In light of recent events, this virtual roster will recognize students whose contributions to their department were outstanding. Congratulations, graduates!

College of Arts and Sciences

Excellence in Biology

Maddison Baiotto, Hubert, NC

Accepted to ECU’s PhD Program in Anatomy & Cell Biology

Sarah Hashman, Gig Harbor, WA

Plans to take a “gap” year working as a Medical Scribe before attending Medical School

Excellence in Biological Research

Tsuehai Yang, Concord, NC

Plans to take a “gap” year and work as an EMT before applying to medical school with a preference to Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Edna Q. Proffit Award for Excellence in Chemistry Research

Peter Robbins, Davidson, NC

Faculty Award for Excellence in Biochemistry

Matthew Hutchens, Sanford, NC

James M. Jung Award for Excellence in Chemistry

Ryan Towey, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Zondervan Academic Award & Outstanding Christian Studies Major

Rachel Carol West, Newton Grove, NC

Plans to work within a church youth ministry program & return to Campbell to attend Divinity School in the coming years

High GPA/Academic Award & Biblical Studies Award

Parker Barnes, Apex, NC

Heading to Atlanta, GA, to work for “House of Cherith”

Don Keyser Church History Award

Charles Patrick Daniel Goldston, NC

Plans to attend the Southeastern Baptist Theology Seminary in Wake Forest, NC

Communication Media Senior of the Year

Zach Berly, Lillington, NC

Sports Communication Senior of the Year

Hannah McCravy, Murfreesboro, TN

Health Communication Senior of the Year

Amber Merklinger, Supply, NC

Public Relations Senior of the Year

Amber Merklinger, Supply, NC

Journalism Senior of the Year

Rebecca Passner, Raleigh, NC

Public and Interpersonal Communication Senior of the Year

Cameron Turlington, Willow Springs, NC

Communication Studies Senior of the Year

Leah Tripp, Bethel, NC

Doris Mary Christian Prize

Leah Tripp, Bethel, NC

Will begin graduate work at James Madison University in the Communicaiton and Advocacy Program

Mabel Powell Award of Excellence

Brenna Strickland, Dunn, NC

Plans to teach High School English

English Chair’s Award for Leadership & Service

Abigail Pore, Mebane, NC

Pursuing an MA in Faith and Leadership Formation at Campbell University’s Divinity School & an MS in Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill for a career as a theological librarian

Outstanding Exercise & Sport Science Major

Abigail Elizabeth Kroner, Wake Forest, NC

Outstanding Kinesiology Major

Megan D. Frick, Albemarle, NC

Outstanding Athletic Training Major

Morgan Elizabeth Garris, Powell, OH

Outstanding Fitness Wellness Management Major

Alissa B. Yaw, Wilmington, NC

Outstanding Sport Management Major

Hayley C. Barber, Summerfield, NC

Sara Virginia Hackney Award of Excellence in Political Science and History

Christine Lee Leonard, Wake Forest, NC

Attending Elon Law in the fall

Dr. Elmer L. Puryear Political Science Award

Ellen Parker Watson, Smithfield, NC

Attending Norman A. Wiggins School of Law to study Family Law

W. Conard Gass History Award

Sarah Elizabeth Lockamy, Willow Springs, NC

Plans to work on a PhD in both History and Psychology, and translating Ancient Greek Documents

J.P. Gardner Social Science Award

Janine Ana Lambeth, Wilmington, NC

Plans to save for graduate school and then pursue a Master’s in Library Science

Senator Robert Morgan Excellence in Pre-Law Award

Dontel Lamore Dunston, Raleigh, NC

Plans include saving for Law School, then studying to become an appeals lawyer to seek justice for human rights violations

Walter S. Barge History Book Award

Samantha Laura Nester, Ararat, VA

Plans to work towards a Master’s Degree in History and become a teacher

Criminal Justice Award

Connor David Knudsen, Stedman, NC

Plans to pursue a career with the NC Highway Patrol as a State Trooper

Homeland Security Award

Ryan William McAllister, Raleigh, NC

Plans to explore opportunities in federal law enforcement or intelligence operations

Oustanding Senior in Information Security

Jarrin Sacayanan, Waikoloa, HI

Plans to continue working in the field of Information Security Compliance while gaining more skills to get the dream job of being an Ethical Hacker

Outstanding Senior in Information Technology Management

Faris Ghazal, Morehead City, NC

Plans to reside in Raleigh and work in the Information Techonology Field

Outstanding Senior in Mathematics

Alexis Owens, Arnold, MD

Working as a Risk Analysist for Credit Suisse

Outstanding Senior in Mathematics with Teacher Licensure

Ellen Jones, Clinton, NC

Searching for a job at a local High School to teach mathematics with plans to complete a Master’s in Education and become National Board Certified

Outstanding Senior in Mathematics and ITS

Kristen Powell, Mebane, NC

Moving to Washington, DC to work for the Department of Defense

College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Oustanding Academic Performance

Samantha Rozier, Wade, NC

Outstanding Leadership

Dana Wang, Raleigh, NC

Advocacy Award

Samantha Clark, Philadelphia, PA

Has accepted a position at WakeMed North as a Clinical Nurse II in the Operating Room

Dr. Sandra L. Goings Duty, Honor and Integrity Award

Leslie Webster, Sanford, NC

Dr. Nancy Duffy Leadership Award

Jenson Norris, Wallace, NC

Has accepted a contingent job at the ER at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC

Academic Excellence

Madison Rose Franklin, Clermont, FL

Plans to continue to work at her senior internship site with Glycan Therapeutics, working in protein purification

Mennear Research Award

Emily Jayne Jones, Wilson, NC

Plans to pursue work in the pharmaceutical industry

Student Leadership Award

Caroline Marie Carew, Cary, NC

Plans to pursue work in the pharmaceutical industry


Outstanding Senior, Chemical/Pharmaceutical Concentration

William Strader, Reidsville, NC

Outstanding Senior, Mechanical Concentration

Michael Williams, Raleigh, NC

Anna Elise Bolton, La Plata, MD

Accepted a Mechanical Engineering position at Jacobs in Arlington, VA

Daniel Taylor, Roxboro, NC

School of Business

Outstanding Seniors

William Knabe, Garner, NC

Graduating December 2020

Ashton Hayes, Franklinton, NC

Plans to continue career with Coastal Credit Union in Raleigh, NC as a Community Engagement Officer

William “Sam” Godwin, Dunn, NC

Plans to attend Law School

Alexis Owens, Arnold, MD

Pursuing career as a Risk Analyst for Credit Suisse

Mackenzie Kolesar, Sanford, NC

Plans to pursue MBA in Business Administration and enter a field that allows me to improve the quality of care in nursing homes

Alexandra Nicoara Hateg, Transylvania, Romania

Beginning work as a Global Sales Strategy & Operations Analyst at HIS Markit in Raleigh (a global information provider)

Collin Jack Cooper, Scranton, PA

Relocating to Raleigh to start a career at Acquire as part of their Marketing and Sales Team

George A Rauh, IV, Flanders, NJ

Plans to earn BBA/MBA degrees and use his knowledge and skills to grow the game of golf

Norman A. Wiggins Award for Excellence

Caroline Bowns, Cumming, GA

Pursuing career at Wells Fargo, Winston Salem

School of Education

Outstanding Seniors

Savannah Presley, Kannapolis, NC

Samantha Martin, Mayodan, NC

Special Education Award

Angel Searcy, Willow Springs, NC

Plans to remain in Harnett County teaching students with exceptionalities

Elementary Education Awards

Hannah Dalton, Roxboro, NC

Plans to secure a teaching position in an elementary classroom where she can share her love for teaching & learning

Mary-Rosalyn Naylor, Angier, NC

Plans to obtain a teaching position where she can leverage her knowledge of classroom management, lesson planning and assessment to further develop each child’s strengths

Secondary Education Award

Sue Jones, Clinton, NC

Hopes to secure a teaching position in a local school district

Middle Grades Award

Stephany Gonzalez Torres, Dunn, NC

Hopes to teach in a local school district

Student Teacher of the Year

Brenna Strickland, Dunn, NC

Hopes to secure a High School English Teaching position in one of the surrounding school districts

Campbell University’s Community Impact Student Award Winner

Jaden Grimes, New Bern, NC