77th Annual Recognition Day Awards Spring 2017 held at Potomac State

WVU Potomac State College recently honored many of their students, faculty and staff with awards and recognition during its annual Weekend of Honors.  

   Daniel Lewis
Daniel Lewis (center), a sophomore pre-pharmacy major from Keyser, W.Va. was presented with the Morris Organic Chemistry Award by Chemistry Professors Henry Falkowski, Ph.D. (right) and Jay Badenhoop, Ph.D.  This award is named for Professor Jasper Morris, a 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.


 Zackary Sites
Zackary Sites (left), a sophomore biology major from Sugar Grove, W.Va., 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, Ph.D., presented the award. 


Andrew Day
 
Andrew Day (left), a history major from Fort Ashby, W.Va. was presented with the award by Assistant History Professor Cassandra Pritts.  The Mauzy-Harris History Award was created by Pittsburgh Businessman Sydney Harris in honor of former history professor and dean of Potomac State College, Frank Mauzy.   



Smith and Barrett
 
Visiting Journalism Instructor Amber Butcher (right), who also serves as the advisor to the College’s newspaper, the “Pasquino” presented Aaron Smith (left), a freshman journalism major from Romney, W.Va., with the Excellence in Journalism Award.  Receiving the Editor Award was Ali Barrett, a sophomore business administration major from Hedgesville, WV.

Rizer
 
William Rizer (left), a sophomore biology major from Ridgeley, W.Va. the recipient of the W.E. Michael Biology Award which is bestowed in memory of professor Emeritus W.E. Michael, who taught at and served Potomac State for 33 years.  This award is given to the student with the highest average in the complete biology major sequence and was presented by Biology Professor Gerald Wilcox, Ph.D. 

Hannah Dickson
 
Hannah Dickson (right), a sophomore with dual majors in animal science, and in business equine production and management from James Creek, Pa., was the recipient of the Outstanding Sophomore Agriculture Award which was presented by Associate Forestry Professor Jeff Jones. 

Alicia Loy
 
Alicia Loy (left), a bachelor of applied science major with an emphasis in criminal justice from Romney, W.Va., was presented with the Outstanding Senior Criminal Justice Student Award by Instructor Nicklaus Goff.  This award is presented annually to an outstanding student in the criminal justice program.  In order to be considered for the award, a student must show exceptional academic performance, participate in the Criminal Justice Club and volunteer their services to the campus and to the community. 

Hannah Raines
 
Hannah Raines (left), a sophomore elementary education major from Keyser, W.Va. and Megan Frazier (not pictured), a sophomore elementary education major from Burlington, W.Va., were presented with the Elementary Education Award by Elementary Education Professor Andrea Schafer.

Madison Martin
 
Madison Martin (center), a senior bachelor of applied science major with an emphasis in business technology from Maysville, W.Va., was presented with the Outstanding Business Technology Student Award by Visiting Instructors Katrina Westfall (right) and Amy Weaver.  This award is given to a student who exhibits academic excellence, leadership and character. 

Nicholas Moss      
 
Nicholas Moss (left), a senior bachelor of applied science major with an emphasis in business management from Petersburg, W.Va., was presented with the Outstanding Business Management Student Award by instructor Jayne Gilbert.  This award is presented to a student who exhibits academic excellence, leadership and character.  
  
Dylan Dunkle   
Dylan Dunkle (right), a sophomore wildlife resources major from Franklin, W.Va. was presented with the Outstanding Sophomore Forestry Student Awardby Associate Forestry Professor Jeff Jones.

Ali Barrett
 
Ali Barrett (left), of Hedgesville, W.Va., was named the ‘E. William Noland Outstanding Student’ at WVU Potomac State College.  She will graduate this spring with dual degrees in business administration and economics.  Campus President Jennifer Orlikoff, Ph.D., presented the award.
Samantha Hesse
 
Samantha Hesse (left), a criminal justice major from Maysville, W.Va., received the Keyser Rotary Club’s ‘Service Above Self’ Award, which was presented by Faculty Emerita Dinah W. Courrier.