2023 Honors College spring awards announced

an awards ceremony

May 26, 2023

Dozens of outstanding individuals were recently honored for their exceptional work in and for the University of Missouri Honors College at an awards ceremony at the State Historical Society of Missouri.

The honorees and categories were:

Outstanding Campus Partner Award
  • Carla Whitney, assistant registrar scheduling and catalog
Outstanding Faculty Award
  • Troy Hall, instructor, philosophy
Outstanding Senior Award
  • Rachel Sacharin, human development and family science
  • Sara Stiens, biochemistry
Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards
  • Mason Andrews, sophomore, history
  • Blake Arciga, freshman, biochemistry
  • Reiley Heffern, freshman, biological sciences
  • Rucha Kelkar, sophomore, health science
  • Quinn Sheppard, sophomore, history
  • Ethan Vanderwert, freshman, biochemistry
  • Kate Wexell, freshman, public administration and policy
Excellence in Honors Scholarship (freshman)
  • Laine Cibulskis, journalism/political science
  • Alexis Coleman, health science
  • Allison Collier, environmental sciences
  • Allison Trosky, pre-nursing
Excellence in Honors Scholarship (sophomore)
  • Nina Guarisco, public health
  • Kameron Hahn, biological sciences
  • Mackenna Rodgers, biochemistry
Excellence in Honors Scholarship (junior)
  • Ashleigh Cochran, English/journalism
  • Ryan Cohen, religious studies/theater
  • Madalyn Weber, human development and family science
Charles M. Hudson Scholarship
  • Hailey Gold, junior, psychology
  • Avery Rayle, junior, plant sciences
Elaine Hocks Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Elizabeth Busch, senior, English/romance languages
  • Abigail Klapatauskas, junior, journalism
  • Lily Williams, graduate student, journalism
Harry J. and Richard Hocks Endowed Fellowship
  • Sianna Madsen, sophomore, psychology
Hayden Scholarship
  • Faith Schilmoeller, junior, English/journalism
Rhodes Clay Scholarship
  • Luke Chevalier, sophomore, biological sciences
  • Asher Ferguson, junior, geography/romance languages
  • Virginia Zanella, sophomore, political science
W. Alton Jones Memorial Scholarship
  • Rianna Ellis, junior, linguistics/information technology
  • Erin Reynolds, junior, constitutional democracy/political science
  • Jaden Reed, junior, international studies
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