April 11, 2013 (Jackson) - Belhaven University's Honors Convocation awarded some of the highest academic honors to the year's top performing students on April 9, 2013 at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

Many academic awards were presented to students who not only achieved scholastic success, but also showed character, service and spiritual growth. Faculty presenters praised the accomplishments of students and proudly announced the award winners.

Congratulations to the following award recipients for 2013:

Achievement in Accounting Award - Jason Hicks
Senior Outstanding Accounting Award - Lisa Levine
Art Spirit Award - Samara Thomas
Freshman Art Major Award - Mary Chitwood
Biblical Studies Award - Luke Bert
Biology Service Award - Robert Wright
Most Outstanding Biology Student Award - Ethan Semrad
Achievement in Business Award - Syed Jaffery
James W. Park Academic Excellence Award - Courtney Fairley
Nehemiah Graduate Studies Award - Salita Esteves
Athletic Studies Scholar Service Award - Terence Stringfellow
Sports Medicine and Exercise Science Award - Kara Bland
Mark A. Belcher Memorial Scholarship Award - Samantha Massoth
General Chemistry Award - Genevieve Dunn
Communication Achievement Award - Javante Ingram
Communication Achievement Award - Chukwuebuka Ifiegbu
Dance Daniel Award - Joanna Carter
Education Servant Leader Award - Rebeka Larson
Excellence in Education Award - Allison Kalehoff
Senior English Award - Elizabeth Borst
Elizabeth Spencer Creative Writing Award - Joy Patterson
Music Excellence Award - Kaitlin Rowan
Kingdom Transformation Music Award - Roddrick Merritt
Professor Wynn Kenyon Award - Luke Bert
Psychology Award - Monica Armes
Social Work Award - Brittany Bayless
Theatre Barnabas Award - Ethan Polson
Theatre Priscilla Award - Rachel Anderson
International Student of the Year Award - Sebastian Bjernegard
Belhaven Leadership Council Faculty Award - Tracy Ford
HEADWAE Honorees (Faculty) - Rose Mary Foncree
HEADWAE Honorees (Student) - Allison Kalehoff
Bess Caldwell Memorial Award - Carleigh Chitwood

In case you missed it, here is a video and photos of the 2013 Honors Convocation.