Southern students awarded
recognition at honors convocation
(April 23, 2003) - The annual Honors Convocation at Florida Southern
College brought recognition to numerous students in a variety of
categories. Recognitions given included the following honors and
Order of Omega
- Greek Man of the Year - James Admire, a member of Lambda Chi Alpha
and senior accounting major. He is the son of Burton and Linda Admire
of Cape Coral, Fla.
Order of Omega
- Greek Woman of the Year - Melissa Barker, a member of Zeta Tau
Alpha and senior business administration major. She is the daughter
of Wayne and Vickie Barker of Clearwater, Fla.
Purcell Scholarships (3) - Nicole Kita, a junior art major and daughter
of Gary and Karen Kita of Lakeland, Fla.; Katie Bates, a sophomore
music education major and daughter of Timothy and Carol Bates of
Lakeland, Fla.; and Heather Ross, a junior education major and daughter
of Kenneth and Debbie Ross of Lakeland, Fla.
The Pat McFadden
Female Scholar Athlete of the Year - Erin Pixton, a senior athletic
training major and daughter of John and Catherine Pixton of Odessa,
The Pat McFadden
Male Scholar Athlete of the Year - Ryan Dunne, a senior biology
major and son of James and Cynthia Dunne of Lakeland, Fla.
of the Year - Diana Placzkowski, a senior music education major.
She is the daughter of John and Michelle Placzkowski of Middleburg,
Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Award - Andrew Scott MacDonald,
a senior biology major. He is the son of Bruce and Sharon MacDonald
of Wilbraham, Mass.
of the Year Award - Kristy Hedrick, a freshman chemistry major.
She is the daughter of Kenneth and Carol Hedrick of Rome, N.Y.
of the Year - Gina Alioto, a sophomore business administration major.
She is the daughter of Glenn and Betty Alioto of Milwaukee, Wis.
(9) - April Lee Avery, a sophomore journalism major and daughter
of Lester and Mary Avery of Ft. Myers, Fla.; Joy Beurrier, a sophomore
English major and daughter of Jim and Paulette Beurrier of Stuart,
Fla.; Joseph Ryan Cahalan, a sophomore and son of Joseph and Barb
Cahalan of Lakeland, Fla.; Lindsay Lea Deuster, a sophomore chemistry
major and daughter of Michael and Jane Deuster of Green Bay, Wis.;
Kristina Haselier, a senior biology and philosophy major and daughter
of Robert Haselier and Mary Haselier of Lakeland, Fla.; Melissa
Piloto, a senior education major and daughter of Larry and Debra
Piloto of Rotonda West, Fla.; Diana Placzkowski, a senior music
education major and daughter of John and Michelle Placzkowski of
Middleburg, Fla.; Jennifer Louise Stuart, a senior elementary education
and psychology major and daughter of Gary Turner of Springfield,
Mass. and Theresa Chinchilla; and Cathalain Marie Tobin, a sophomore
physics major and daughter of Richard and Deborah Tobin of Peoria,
Robert Lee Zimmerman
Award for Excellence - A. Elizabeth Waller, senior a music and religion
major. She is the daughter of Richard and Avonel Waller of Lakeland,
Phi Eta Sigma
Freshman Honor Award - Jennifer Kirkpatrick, a freshman education
major. She is the daughter of John and Lucy Kirkpatrick of Ft. Lauderdale,
Kappa Chandler Outstanding Sophomore Award - Cathalain Marie Tobin,
a sophomore physics major and daughter of Richard and Deborah Tobin
of Peoria, Ariz.
Kappa Burnette-Gilbert Outstanding Junior Award - Brian Curry, a
junior business administration major. He is the son of Jay and Diane
Curry of Lakeland, Fla.
Kappa Salutes - Adam Spafford, a senior business administration
major. He is the son of Sidney and Sheila Spafford of Kissimmee,
Rowe (2) and The James C. Rogers Recognitions - Heidi Peterson,
a senior biology major, and Kathryn Thomas, a senior economics and
business administration major, have won the Agnes Johnson Rowe award.
Peterson is the daughter of William and Arlette Peterson of West
Boulston, Mass.; Thomas is the daughter of Michael and Patricia
Thomas of Strongsville, Ohio. Derrien Bonney, a senior business
administration major, has won the James C. Rogers Recognition. He
is the son of William and Charlotte Bonney of Bartow, Fla.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.