Students Honored During Recognition Day Program

Potomac State College of West Virginia University recently honored many of their students, faculty and staff with awards and recognition during its annual Weekend of Honors.  Pictured below are those who received awards.

Instructor Nicklaus Goff receives Safety Award

Goff 

Nicklaus Goff (right), who serves as an instructor in criminal justice, was the recipient of the Safety Awardwhich was presented by Chemistry Professor Henry Falkowski. The Excellence in Safety Award is given to a faculty or staff member who has aided the College in making the campus community a safer place in which to work and study.  Additionally, this individual contributes an abundance of personal time to the betterment and safety of the campus community.  This award is chosen by the Campus Chemical Hygiene Officer and is mandated by the Federal Government.

 

Todd Welch receives Morris Organic Chemistry Award

 Welch

Todd Welch (left), a sophomore from Clear Spring, Md. who is majoring in pre-veterinary medicine, was presented with the Morris Organic Chemistry Award by Chemistry Professor Henry Falkowski.  This award is named for Professor Jasper Morris, former professor of chemistry and physics at the College.  The student receiving this award must have the highest average in organic chemistry, both in lecture and laboratory, for the two-semester sequence.

 

Cheyenne Earle receives Powell General Chemistry Award

Earle

Cheyenne Earle, a freshman biology major from Petersburg, was presented with the Powell General Chemistry Award.  This award is named for Maurice Powell, who served for many years as chairman of the College’s chemistry department.  The student receiving this award must have the highest average in both lecture and laboratory for the complete two- semester sequence of Chemistry 115 and 116.  Chemistry Professor Henry Falkowski presented the award. 

 

Travis Ferrell and Jeffrey Swick receive History Award

Ferrell and Swick  

Two students received the Mauzy-Harris History Award, which was created by Pittsburgh Businessman Sydney Harris in honor of former history professor and dean of Potomac State College, Frank Mauzy.  Travis Ferrell (l-r), a sophomore journalism major from Burlington, W.Va. and Jeffrey Swick, a general studies major from Ft. Ashby, W.Va., were presented with the award by History Instructor Cassandra Pritts. 

 

Shannon Harman Kerr receives Human Anatomy and Physiology Award

Kerr 

Shannon Harman Kerr, a freshman biology major from Davis, W.Va., was the recipient of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Award which is given by the Biology Department to a student with the highest cumulative grade for Anatomy and Physiology I and II at the end of the academic year.  The award was presented by Biology Professor Dr. Gerald Wilcox. Also receiving the award but not pictured was Kaitlyn Martin, a freshman student from Maysville, W.Va.

 

Tyler Bradfield receives The Outstanding Sophomore Agriculture Award

 Bradfield

Tyler Bradfield (left), a sophomore resource management major from Baker, W.Va. and a graduate of East Hardy High School, was the recipient of the Outstanding Sophomore Agriculture Award which was presented by Assistant Professor of Forestry Jeff Jones. 

 

Jaclyn Cleaver receives The Don S. Starcher Award

 Jaclyn Cleaver

Receiving the Don S. Starcher Outstanding Agriculture and Forestry Freshman Award was Jaclyn Cleaver, an animal science major from Mathias, W.Va. and a graduate of East Hardy High School.  Assistant Professor of Forestry Jeff Jones presented the award. 

 

 

Emily Ashcraft receives Outstanding Forestry Sophomore Student Award

 Ashcraft

TheOutstanding Forestry Sophomore Student Awardwas presented to Emily Ashcraft, a wildlife resources major from Castleton, Va. and a graduate of Montrose Area Jr. Sr. High School.  Assistant Professor of Forestry Jeff Jones presented the award.

 

Norma Hart receives Business Award

Hart

Norma Hart (left), a sophomore from Burlington, W.Va. and majoring in business management, was presented with the Outstanding Business Management Award by Instructor Jayne Gilbert

 

Elizabeth Moore receives the W.E. Michael Biology Award

Moore 

Elizabeth Moore, a sophomore biology major from Davis, W.Va., was the recipient of the W.E. Michael Biology Award which was presented by Biology Professor Gerald Wilcox, Ph.D.  Moore is a graduate of Tucker County High School.

 

Powell, Ferebee and Ferrell receive Journalism Awards

 Journalism

Journalism Professor Fred Jacoby (far right), who also serves as theadvisor to the College’s newspaper, the “Pasquino” presented awards to the following sophomore journalism majors

(l-r): Damian Powell (Campus News Editor) from Paw Paw, W.Va.; Isaac Ferebee (Sports Editor) from Laurel, Md.; and Travis Ferrell (Editor) from Burlington, W.Va.

 

Chad Walker receives ‘Service Above Self’ Award

 Walker

Chad Walker, a business technology major from Inwood, W.Va., was the recipient of The Keyser Rotary Club’s “Service Above Self”Award which was presented by Dinah Courrier, Keyser Rotary Club Member and Professor Emerita of Office Systems Technology at the College. 

 

Josh Myers presented with Criminal Justice Award

Myers 

Joshua Myers (center), who received his bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in criminal justice in May, was presented with the Outstanding Criminal Justice Award by Assistant Professor Heidi Samuels and Instructor Nicklaus Goff. 

 

Students inducted into Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society

Sigma Phi Omega

 

New members were recently inducted into the Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society during the College’s Weekend of Honors.  Sigma Phi Omega was founded in 1923 by faculty members as a way of recognizing the academic performance and campus participation of students.  In order for students to be admitted to the honor society, they must achieve a 3.0 grade point average, have no failing grades and participate with on-campus clubs, committees or athletic teams.  Pictured are 2014-2015 Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society members along with the newly inducted members for 2015-2016. Also pictured is Vicki Huffman, second row, second from left, Sigma Phi Omega co-advisor and associate professor of biology. Not pictured is Sheri Chisholm, the other co-advisor and assistant professor of biology.