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Honors & Awards Chapel for 2014 Spring Semester

May 08, 2014

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Tabor College students gathered at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 8 for the Honors & Awards Chapel in the H.W. Lohrenz Building. The ceremony was held to honor those that achieved high success academically and athletically.

“Today we celebrated our best and brightest,” said Dr. Frank Johnson, vice president of academics at Tabor College. “At the same time, we were reminded of how God gifts each of us uniquely. I am so grateful to our students and faculty who exemplify our mission: preparing people for a life of learning, work and service for Christ and His Kingdom.

Below is a list of all criteria and awards given out to students for the 2014 spring semester at Tabor College:

Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

Honorees for this award are nominated by students and faculty and chosen by a committee with representatives from the student body, the faculty, and student development.

A cumulative grade point average of 3.3 and demonstrated leadership on campus are among the requirements for this award.

  • Andrea Acker
  • Scott Bauer
  • Cheyenne Derksen
  • Kendra Flaming
  • James Kawagoe
  • Krista Neifer
  • Drew Pankratz
  • Carly Wilhelm

NAIA All-America Scholar-Athletes

To be considered an NAIA Academic All-American, a student must meet these three criteria:

  • Student must have achieved junior academic status.
  • Student must have a 3.50 or above cumulative GPA.
  • Transfers must have completed at least one full year of attendance at the nominating institution and freshmen must have completed two full years of attendance at the nominating institution.
  • Baseball
    • Alex Cole
  • Basketball
    • Molly Moran
    • Janelle Rust
    • Marc Hopkinson
    • Cross Country
    • Jessica Vix
  • Football
    • Scott Bauer
    • Anthony Daniel
    • Jordan Moshier
    • Ryan Nelson
    • Zach Reed
  • Soccer
    • Molly Clark
    • Molly Coppadge
    • Brooke Eitzen
    • Jessica Renzelman
    • Robert Escobar
    • Nathan Lawson
    • Adam Morley-Winston
  • Softball
    • Brittney Dymnioski
    • Sarah Massey
  • Tennis
    • Rebecca Faber
    • Yvonne Nachtigal
    • Tyler Dort
    • Jared Friesen
  • Track & Field
    • Kristen Harris
    • Makenzie King
    • Tyson Brockel
  • Volleyball
    • Kaitlyn Kaufman
    • Shelby Spencer
    • Jessica Vogts
    • Daniele Wendland
    • Hollister Wolf
  • Basketball and Track & Field
    • David Loewen
  • Cross Country and Track & Field
    • Hannah Holmes
    • Brielle Lund
    • Joel Allen
    • Garrett Daugherty
    • Nathan Vogel
    • Paul Williams
  • Soccer and Tennis
    • Anna Friesen

Dean’s Scholars

These awards are based solely on academic achievement, regardless of the field of study.

  • Both resident and transfer students are eligible for this award. Among the criteria is a resident grade point average of 3.9.

Dean’s Scholars

Andrea Acker, Ashley Kemling, Nicole Stevenson, Katherine Becker, Brooke Kirby, Jessica Vix, Alex Bumgarner, Elliott Money, Nathan Vogel, Cardy Cardarelle, Molly Moran, Hannah Vogt, Deidre Derksen, Krista Neifert, Jessica Vogts, Katelyn Duba, Kirsten Neufeld, Matthew Wiebe, Brooke Eitzen, Tara Neufeldt, Megan Wiebe, Joetta Ewert, Zach Neumann, Natalie Wiens, Rebecca Faber, Drew Pankratz, Paul Williams, Kendra Flaming, Silas Pederson, Hollister Wolf, Anna Friesen, Katherine Pritchard, Katelyn Graber, Cora Ruhl, Crystal Holmes, Sara Sagner, Hannah Holmes, Rebecca Spahr, Jared Janzen, Kaylyn Spencer, Jeremy Johnson, Shelby Spencer,

Education and Applied Arts Division Awards

Business

James Alex Cole – for academic achievement, leadership, and future success in the field of marketing.

Marc Hopkinson – for academic achievement, leadership on the Business Department Advisory Council, and future success in the field of business.

Brooke Hughes – for academic achievement and future success in the field of business.

David Myers – for academic achievement, leadership, and outstanding work in the role of Student Director of Internships.

Jake Nachtigal – for academic achievement, leadership on the Business Department Advisory Council, and future success in the field of marketing.

Zach Reed – for academic achievement, leadership, and future success in the field of marketing.

Jessica Renzelman – for academic achievement and future success in the field of accounting.

Kaylyn Spencer – for academic achievement, leadership on the Business Department Advisory Council, future success in the field of accounting, and being named KSCPA John J. Killian Scholar.

Jessica Vogts – for academic achievement, leadership on the Business Department Advisory Council, dedication as an administrative assistant in the Business Department, and future success in the field of accounting.

Hollister Wolf – for academic achievement, leadership on the Business Department Advisory Council, dedication as an administrative assistant in the Business Department, and future success in the field of marketing.

Education

These students exemplify the goals of the Teacher Ed Program; commitment, Christian values, competence, compassion and collaboration. They serve Christ and His kingdom by showing a commitment to teaching and a genuine love for students. Each displays Christian values within the teaching profession – demonstrating competence in their knowledge and ability to perform high quality instruction, showing compassion and reliably accepting the responsibilities of collaboration.

Anna Friesen Megan Wiebe

Health/P.E.

Sarah Massey – for academic achievement, contributions to the Tabor athletic program, service as a teaching assistant and potential for success in the profession.

Molly Moran – for academic achievement, contributions to the Tabor athletic program through athletic training and potential for success in the profession.

Adam Morley-Winston – for academic achievement, contributions to the Tabor athletic program and potential for success in the profession.

Jordan Moshier – for academic achievement, contributions to the Tabor athletic program and potential for success as a health and physical educator and coach.

Robbie Samuel – for academic achievement, contributions to the Tabor athletic program and potential for success in the profession.

Paul Williams – for academic achievement, contributions to the Tabor athletic program and potential for success in the profession.

Dr. Karol Hunt Sport Management Scholarship

Joel Allen

Robert Watson Memorial Award

Matthew Wiebe

Humanities Division Awards

Bible, Religion & Philosophy

Terach Antoine – for campus leadership and potential for ministry.

Aaron Garza – for academic growth and intellectual curiosity.

Kylie Gilger – for academic growth and commitment to ministry.

Brandon Johnson – for intellectual curiosity and potential for ministry.

Ryan Loewen – for high academic achievement, campus ministry, and potential for pastoral ministry.

Silas Pederson – for high academic achievement and potential for ministry leadership.

Cotorey Seals – for dedication to active faith and commitment to ministry.

Kelyn Vix – for commitment to leadership in the church and potential for youth ministry.

Communications, Language and Literature

Sydney Coughlin – for making contributions to academic dialogues in communication courses and having a teachable spirit within and beyond the classroom.

Robert Howell – for intellectual curiosity, enthusiastic classroom participation, and scholarly achievement in the English discipline.

Tabor Bible Award

Each year the Tabor Bible professors confer the Tabor Bible Award upon a deserving student who best demonstrates the qualities of research, creativity and clear communication required to achieve excellence in the inductive Bible study projects known as FORRMALs.

Krista Neifert

Natural, Mathematical, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division Awards

Biology

Karly Lindroth-Yates – for outstanding service as a laboratory assistant in the biology and anatomy laboratories.

Dawson Newman – for outstanding service as a laboratory assistant in the biology and microbiology laboratories.

Cora Ruhl – for excellence in academics, Science Club service and acceptance to medical school.

Hannah Vogt – for excellence in academics, service as Science Club Co-President, service to the department and acceptance to medical school.

Chemistry

Tyler Dort – for service as a student assistant in chemistry labs, involvement in research and research presentation at a national conference.

Kristen Harris – for two years of chemical research, research presentation at a national conference and acceptance to optometry school.

Mathematics

Yvonne Nachtigal – for scholarship and service in the field of mathematics.

Silas Pederson – for scholarship in the field of mathematics.

Megan Wiebe – for scholarship and service in the field of mathematics.

American Chemical Society Freshman Award

Nathaniel Burnham

American Chemical Society Senior Award

Tyler Dort

Outstanding Oral Research Presentation

Dawson Newman Hannah Vogt

Outstanding Research Poster Presentation

Tyler Dort

William J. Johnson Scholarships

James Kawagoe Diane Krehbiel

Solomon L. Loewen Scholarship

Zach Willems

Richard Wall Memorial Scholarship

Kendra Goertzen Rebecca King Kirsten Neufeld

Outstanding Environmental Biologist

Jeremy Davidson

Don C. and Frieda K. Peters Scholarship

Jennifer Crist

First Year Calculus Award

Tim Regier Macy Root

David B. Wiens Memorial Scholarship

Natalie Wiens

Jane Addams Award of Excellence

Daniel Brodell

Performing and Visual Arts Division Awards

Music

Tyson Brockel – in recognition of three years of contributions to the Concert Choir.

Kaitlyn Brown – in recognition of four years of contributions to and leadership in Concert Choir.

Jessica Coldwell – in recognition of contributions to Concert Choir and musical theater, and for promise as a music educator.

Sydney Coughlin – in recognition of four years of contributions to and leadership in Concert Choir.

Deidre Derksen – in recognition of participation and leadership in Symphonic Band.

Daniel Dick – in recognition of four years of contribution to the Concert Choir.

Aaron Garza – in recognition of participation and leadership in Symphonic Band.

Robert Howell – in recognition of contributions to and leadership in Concert Choir, and in recognition as a soloist for Messiah performances.

Liz Janssen – in recognition of participation and leadership in Symphonic Band, and for contributions to musical theater as a member of the pit orchestra.

Amy Janzen – in recognition of participation and leadership in Symphonic Band.

Tyler Jones – in recognition of two years of contributions to the Concert Choir.

Ryan Loewen – in recognition of performance in Concert Choir and Chamber Strings and for contributions to musical theater as a guitarist for the pit orchestra.

Colton Olsen – in recognition of participation and leadership in Symphonic Band.

Cora Ruhl – in recognition of contributions and leadership to Concerto Bella Voce and to voice students as a reliable accompanist.

Janelle Rust – in recognition of contributions to Concerto Bella Voce and Concert Choir as both a singer and accompanist, and to voice students as a reliable accompanist.

Kelyn Vix – in recognition of four years of contributions to and leadership in Concert Choir.

Nathan Vogel – in recognition of four years in contributions to and leadership in Concert Choir, and in recognition as a soloist for Messiah performances.

Cassie Whiteneck – in recognition of participation and leadership in Symphonic Band.

Megan Wiebe – in recognition of contributions to Concert Choir as both a singer and accompanist, and to voice students as a reliable accompanist.

Benjamin Wiens – in recognition of leadership and contributions to Concert Choir as both a singer and oboe soloist, to Symphonic Band and as a member of the pit orchestra for musical theater.

Dayna Wohlgemuth – in recognition of four years of contributions to the Concert Choir.

Luke Zielke – in recognition of four years of contributions to the Concert Choir.

Theater

Jessica Coldwell – for leadership and overall contributions as an invaluable member of casts and crews.

Cheyenne Derksen – for exceptional achievement in academic theater on the regional and national levels, and commitment to production, both onstage and behind the scenes.

Hannah Evans – for leadership and contribution to productions as an excellent cast member.

Robert Howell – for leadership and contribution to productions as an excellent cast member.

Kyvie Lahman – for service to productions in several capacities.

Micah Leake – for continuous involvement and support of productions, both onstage and behind the scenes.

Mallory Nelson – for outstanding service to productions through stage management.

Silas Pederson – for continuous involvement and support of productions, both onstage and behind the scenes.

Cora Ruhl – for exceptional commitment and exemplary service to productions in countless capacities.

Kelyn Vix – for leadership and contribution to productions as an excellent cast member.

Nathan Vogel – for leadership and contribution to productions as an excellent cast member.

Hannah Vogt – for achievement in acting and contribution to productions as an excellent cast member.

Cassie Whiteneck – for outstanding contributions to technical aspects of production.

Benjamin Wiens – for leadership and contribution to productions as an excellent cast member and member of the pit orchestra.

Visual Arts

Jan Tschichold Award for Typography

Kaitlyn Brown For commitment to fine typographic form.

Paul Rand Award for Graphic Design

Molly Clark For producing an outstanding portfolio of graphic design.

Josef and Anni Albers Award for Most Promising Newcomers

Katelyn Duba, Mariah Kliewer For exceptional commitment to developing your God-given talent.

Käthe Kollwitz Award for Drawing

Natalie Hartzell For diligent effort and outstanding work in the drawing and printmaking studio.

Silver Pushpin Award

Liz Janssen For outstanding conceptual work and substantive contributions during critique.

Outstanding Visual Art Major

Taylor Janzen, Taylor Loewen, Becky Spahr and Dani Wendland For consistent and diligent effort in the studio and for being supportive and generous with classmates.

Rembrandt Award for Painting

David Loewen For diligent effort and outstanding work in the painting studio.

Herman and Louise Friesen Award

Trevor Morris

Jake and Selma Friesen Award

Krista Neifert, Sara Sagner

Hiebert Outstanding Student Merit Award

Honorees for this award are nominated by students and faculty, and chosen by a committee with representatives from the student body, the faculty and student development.

A cumulative grade point average of 3.3 and demonstrated leadership on campus are among the criteria required for this award.

Hiebert Family History

Kornelius Hiebert was the father of J. K. Hiebert, who was the first Chair of the Tabor College Board, and the father of P. C. Hiebert, who was the first Vice President of Tabor College. The Hiebert family all attended the Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church outside town. They were were strong supporters of MB education. Consequently, the family honored their father by establishing this scholarship award.

Award Criteria

This honor and monetary scholarship endowed by the descendants of Kornelius Hiebert are awarded each year to one male and one female student based on the following criteria:

“To perpetuate the scholarship, faith, leadership and desire to serve that characterized the founders of Tabor College.”

This year’s honorees are Andrea Acker and Drew Pankratz.

The Clarence R. Hiebert Excellence in Teaching Award

This award is given annually to the faculty member who best exemplifies the qualities of excellent teaching at Tabor College.

These qualities include:

  • A strong Christian commitment
  • Record of excellence in teaching, as shown by peer and student reviews. The faculty member will have completed at least one three-year evaluation at Tabor College.
  • Evidence of integrating faith and learning.
  • Commitment to Tabor College as an institution, as shown in support of departments outside one’s own area.

Award winner – Professor Jesse Schumacher

Quotes from Nominations –

The professor I am nominating is extremely humble and serves students. This professor uses very entertaining teaching methods and makes it a point to show genuine interest in the material as well as students.

This professor is an excellent instructor and relates very well with students in and out of class. They explain concepts well and are approachable when greater discussion is needed about a topic. The demands of their classes are reasonable and push me to excel as a student.

This professor is an excellent instructor. They receive outstanding evaluations from students and are unafraid of taking on new challenges in the classroom. They are innovative and creative, especially when it comes to the use of technology. They demonstrate a compassionate Christian faith when dealing with students. They would be a worthy recipient of this award. They care passionately about their students and their students’ success. They actively contribute to the department and provide a valuable voice in the division and the overall faculty.

I have had this professor many times over the last several years and each time it was a pleasure. They have a very good Christian heart and that is evident in the way they teach and interact with students. Anytime they are in the office, students are welcome to pop in and ask a question or get help on something.

This professor always has a contagious, positive attitude and teaches classes with passion for both students and the subject they are teaching. Whenever possible, they integrate a Christian worldview into their teaching and inspire students to become godly students of business so that they can someday be good stewards of what God has given them. This professor stands behind the values of Tabor College and exemplifies these values in both the classroom and private life, which is why I believe they should be selected for this award.