In 2013, the School collaborated with donors to recognize outstanding service of three graduating students to the School, to the University and to the community.
Jean H. Proffitt Student Service Award
Established in 1996 by the School of Continuing Studies and the SCS Student Government Association, this award is presented to a graduating senior recognized by his/her peers for outstanding service to the University community and/or the community at large. The award is given in honor of the service exemplified by long-time University College and SCS staff member Jean H. Proffitt, C’83.
- 2015: Chris S. Hall
- 2014: George B. Seicko
- 2013: John E. Butt
- 2012: Martha Pittaway, James Nickerson
- 2011: Trishawnna Murray
- 2010: Christopher C. Riddick
- 2009: Brenda Ann Neckvatal
- 2008: Francine A. Reynolds
- 2007: Dianne Foster St. John
- 2006: Marla Horsley
- 2005: Phil J. Edris
- 2004: Susan M. Hopfensperger, Susan D. Murphy
- 2003: Linda Greco Koch
- 2002: Jarita Taylor Fife
- 2001: Annette Lynn Ardler
- 2000: Bonnie Jean Davies
- 1999: Marcia Pitts Englert
- 1998: Donna Lee Wallain
- 1997: Vanessa Laverne Wilson
- 1996: Gilbert Franklin Logan, III
In 2013, this award was revised to recognize service to SPCS. The award was originally established to recognize service to the University community and/or the community at large.
Colonel (USA, Ret.) Porcher L. Taylor, Jr., Ph.D. Book Award for Community Leadership
Established in 2006, this award honors Dr. Porcher L. Taylor, Jr. and the servant leadership he has exemplified his entire life. Dr. Taylor, a Tuskegee Airman, Inc., served in World War II, Vietnam and the Korean Wars. Dr. Taylor also served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Virginia State University and has spent his entire life involving himself in civic, charitable, educational and religious activities and causes and serving as a role model for youth. This award is given to a graduating student who has provided leadership and involvement in the community.
- 2015: Lukas Toth
- 2014: Eric S. Cash
- 2013: Donald Knight
- 2010: Rebecca L. Siceloff
- 2009: Aleta Michelle Fonville
- 2008: Joseph R. Hill, Courtney P. Kendrick
- 2007: Clifford Middlebrook Jr.
- 2006: Marla R. Horsley
In 2013, this award was revised to recognize service to the community, including leadership. The award was originally established to recognize leadership.
Taylor Kie Cousins Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service to the University Community
Established in 2007, this award is given to a graduating student who exemplifies outstanding service and leadership to the University community. This award is in memory of Adjunct Professor Emeritus Taylor Cousins’ service and commitment to the School of Professional and Continuing Studies as a teacher and in recognition of his involvement in service to the community.
- 2015: Elizabeth “Beth Ann” Howard
- 2014: Russell O. Hunter
- 2013: Michelle Ruth Edgell
- 2012: James Nickerson
- 2011: Ivy Bullock
- 2010: Christopher C. Riddick
- 2009: Carleen L. Harris
- 2008: Francine A. Reynolds
- 2007: Joy D. Edwards
In 2013, this award was revised to recognize service to the University community. The award was originally established to recognize service to the School’s student government association.
Additional Honors & Awards
The School recognizes excellence in additional areas, including research, scholarship and examination results.
Elizabeth Spindler Scott Book Scholarship Award
Given by her children, her friends and her students, this award is presented to honor long-time adjunct professor Betty Scott and promote a scholarly interest in books. The award is used to purchase books during the student’s final year of study at the School of Professional & Continuing Studies.
- 2015: Matthew Hibbs
- 2014: Kathrina M. Slavey
- 2013: Ryan O’Rourke
- 2012: Margaret Dalton
- 2011: Jeanette Ruiz
- 2010: Susan W. Anderson
- 2009: Vincent C. West
- 2008: Betty J. Ownsbey, Johanna C. Merritt
- 2007: Margaret Hofheimer Lewis
- 2006: Jennifer Brown
Stratton and Peggy Almond Memorial Book Scholarship Award
Established this year, this award is presented annually to recognize a rising senior who has demonstrated academic success in the Weekend College program. The award is used to purchase books during the student’s final year of study at the School of Professional & Continuing Studies.
- 2015: Gloria Sadowski, Matthew Hibbs, Jeremy DaCosta
- 2014: Lynn Gaither, Jaclyn McConnell, Nina Wise
- 2013: Sarita D. Baker
- 2012: Christine Charley, Karen Hardy
- 2011: Martha Pittaway, Amanda McKenzie
- 2010: Kathryn DiPasqua, Heather M. Cassady, Jerry A. Stire
- 2009: Thomas G. Barth, Alaké D. Hinton, Crystal H. Jones
- 2008: Gregory C. Pulver, Larry V. Dumlao, Patricia D. White
Joanita Senoga Bbaale Book Award
Established in 2006, this award is given to the student with the highest undergraduate grade point average whose native language is not English. This award is named in honor of Joanita Senoga Bbaale. Ms. Bbaale, a refugee from Uganda, has overcome many hardships to earn her degree, including escaping persecution in her native land and then struggling to bring her family to the United States. Ms. Bbaale worked three simultaneous part-time jobs and raised a family all while attending classes full time.
- 2014: Maria B. Mokrzycka
- 2013: Delila Fazlic
- 2010: Gladys S. Shanklin
- 2009: Veronica Franco-Aguilar
- 2008: Tatsiana S. Sauneva
- 2007: Roberto Ricardo Marinho Riitano
- 2006: Joanita Senoga Bbaale
Education Department Distinction Awards
These awards are given to Master of Education candidates who pass with distinction their comprehensive examination. These are awarded, as applicable, in the Curriculum & Instruction program and the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program.
- 2015: Ashley Wilson, Grace Creasey, Jennifer Rhoden, Angela Stewart, Brooke Thompson
- 2014: Alison Ballard, Sarah Bottorff, Meghan Burgwyn, Michael Jarvis, Christina Neiswander, Brandon Poburka, Scott Rowe, Brittany Throckmorton
- 2013: Thomas Bishop, Sarah Hyslop, Jillian Mortimer, Melanie Phillips, Tracy Smith, Lauren Taylor, Caroline LaGow Walker, Collin Wilson
- 2012: Ashley Austin, Stephanie Norris, Katherine Peehler, Nora O. Wheeler
- 2011: Catherine Jackson, Brian Keiper, Elisha Magorian, Anne Starling, Christina D’Angelo, Emily Turner, Auburn N. Nabors
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