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Student Awards 2017

April 11, 2017

Louisburg College honored 32 students and a faculty member with achievement awards for 2016-17, among them a National Science Foundation fellowship winner, a volleyball player who excelled in biology, an Honors student lauded in English classes who won a national competition for student business leaders, and a talented art student devoted to his faith.

Nehemiah Harris, a running back on Louisburg College’s football team, won the National Science Foundation award, a Mathematics award and was named an outstanding Student Ambassador. Phoenix Spivey took home the Student Government Association Award, the Biology Award and was also an outstanding Student Ambassador. Dajah Denis won two Humanities awards and a Phi Beta Lambda honor. And Julius Shumpert won the Sid Stafford Award for religion, a Chaplain’s Service Award and the Art Award.

Shumpert and Art Professor Will Hinton together received the Bessie Arrington Gupton Distinguished Service Award for their work last summer on a mural set in downtown Louisburg in 1936. Hung on the side of the Tar Banks Brewing Co., the work brought together Louisburg College, the town of Louisburg, the Neighborhood Historic District and the Franklin County Arts Council and has helped spark a renaissance in downtown Louisburg.

Other award winners announced April 11:

Visual and Performing Arts

Art Award: Julius Shumpert
Music Awards: Terence Little, Matthew Betts
Theatre Awards: Bowen Lester, Suzanna Lee


Sid Stafford Award: Julius Shumpert
Chaplain’s Service Awards: Dante White, Julius Shumpert


Malone Award: Dajah Denis
Speech Communications Award: Dajah Denis
Dorothy H. Sampson Creative Writing Award: Jasmine Harvey


Bunnell Award: Stephen Kronlage
Chemistry Award: Maribel Villa Rivera
Carlton Award in Biology: Phoenix Spivey
Felton Nease Awards: Jamie Clark, Courtney Senter
Non-Major Awards: Carson White, Jon-Luis MC Villamil
National Science Foundation Award: Nehemiah Harris


James H. Brown Award: Johnathon Maue
Grady Snyder Award: Nehemiah Harris
Elizabeth Johnson Award: Julian Cox

Outstanding Student Athletes

Larrell Murchison, Stephany Sislava

Outstanding Student Ambassadors

Sophomores Nehemiah Harris, Phoenix Spivey
Freshmen Charles Cameron Knight, Kamakshya Bhattarai

Business Studies and Social Sciences

Robert Butler Social and Behavioral Sciences Award: Eyricka Johnson
David Whitman Shearin Scholarship Award: Emily Best
Phi Beta Lambda Awards: Kathryn O’Leary, Koran Hodges, Dajah Denis
Ethics Bowl Awards: Bowen Lester, Molly Gettinger, Stephen Whitehead, Destiny Holley

Student Life Awards

Cortland V. Smith Award: Imani Stubbs
SGA Award: Phoenix Spivey
Sportsmanship Award: Congio Troy
Hurricane Productions: Bobbie Briggs
Nehemiah Harris receives award from Dr. Bruck

Nehemiah Harris receives the National Science Foundation Award from Dr. Bruck

Dajah Denis receives Malone Award

Dajah Denis receives the Malone Award

Phoenix Spivey receives the Biology Award

Phoenix Spivey receives the Biology Award

Julius Shumpert receives the Art Award

Julius Shumpert receives the Art Award