2015 Awards and Honors Named at Commencement

We were thrilled to have Senator Burr with us as we announced the following honors:

Brown and Beasley

Alumni Emeritus status has been awarded to 2014-2015 Faculty Senate Chair Matt Brown. Emeritus status is an honor and distinction, conferred by the Board of Trustees and reserved for retiring faculty. Deserving faculty are chosen for Emerti status by one of the following criteria: retirement from the Louisburg College Faculty with twenty years or more of full-time, distinguished service; retirement from the Louisburg College Faculty with fifteen years of full-time, distinguished service when intended as final retirement from the profession; or the discretion and recommendation of the President.

Assistant Registrar Sandra Beasley will enjoy Staff Emeritus status. This status is an honor and distinction, conferred by the Board of Trustees, reserved for retiring staff. Deserving staff are chosen at the discretion and recommendation of the President.

Hoffler

The Naomi Dickens Shaw Award for Faculty Teaching Excellence was given to Kris Hoffler, Assistant Professor of English. This award is given each year to a member of the faculty who demonstrates teaching excellence. The Reverend and Mrs. Caswell Shaw established the endowment that funds the award in memory of Mr. Shaw's mother, the late Naomi Dickens Shaw, Class of 1928. The recipient of this award is selected by a committee known only to the President of the College.

The Allen P. Brantley Award, is presented to the male and female candidates for graduation with the highest full-time two-year scholastic average. It was established by the late Reverend Allen P. Brantley, a member of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and a former trustee of the College. This year's Brantley Award winners are Samantha Mikaela Calvery, Jocelyn Jaimes, Deshaun Markiss Faltz, Ty Alexander Kobylinski and Frank Douglas Sturek. This exemplary group of students graduated Summa Cum Laude with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Deneysha Goods and Nicholas Skerpon received the Isaac D. Moon award, which is given to the most outstanding male and female candidates for graduation in the fields of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship. It was established by the Sophomore Class of 1961 in honor of Professor Moon, member of the faculty from 1936 to 1970. The recipients of this award are selected by a vote of faculty and staff.

Natalie Manning, Cassidy Osgood and Jacob Proulx have been awarded the 2015 Alumni Appreciation Scholarship Award. The award was established in 1990 by the Louisburg College Alumni Association Board of Directors to recognize an outstanding rising second year student. Qualifications are based on academic record, school involvement, personal character, and aspirations. Monies for the scholarship are provided through alumni contributions.

2015 Commencement Photos Available Online