MC recognizes students at awards ceremony

Awards Convo 2022 - Who's Who Students

For the first time since 2019, McPherson College came together in person to recognize the academic and leadership achievements of students, faculty, and staff at the annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 11 at Brown Auditorium. .

The recipients were:


  • Female Researcher-Athlete of the Year – Emma Singleton
  • Male Student-Athlete of the Year – Dan Connel

Department of Technology – Automotive Restoration

  • Julian “Pop Rice” Award – Jonathan Hoffman
  • Paul Russell Excellence Award – Cedric Brown


  • KSCPA John J. Killian Accounting Scholarship – Meghan Smith
  • Outstanding Business Student – Polina Khoroshevskaya

Curriculum and Teaching

  • Model Educator Award – Ryan Bosque, Alexandra Gipson
  • Professor of Promise Award – Colby Swift, Kaden Tichenor

History & Politics

  • Leland L. Lengel Memorial Scholarship – Kurtis Ebling, Anthony DeVries
  • Marvin and Doreen Will Memorial Scholarship – Kurtis Ebling, Tavian Gray

Natural Sciences

  • Senior Fellowship in Natural Sciences – Bionnah Fessler, Erica Paradise, Emma Singleton
  • Chemistry Freshman of the Year – Arianna Lathrop
  • Freshman Biology Student of the Year – Maggie Brown
  • Presented undergraduate research at the Kansas Academy of Sciences – Brionnah Fessler (2n/a location, oral presentations), Emma Singleton (3rd venue, oral presentations), Erica Paradise, Madison Hall

Behavioral sciences

  • Outstanding Psychology Students – Jadin Fleming, Hannah McKay
  • Outstanding Sociology Students – Kollin Goering, Shyanne Henkis
  • Behavioral Science Senior Thesis Award – Anika Jobe, Vanessa Cisneros


  • Editor-in-chief of Inscribe – Alexis Grattan, Jacqueline Gullion
  • Inscribe Editor-in-Chief – Lola Hipp

art design

McPherson College Annual Student Art Competition Winners:

  • Best in Studio Arts – Madison Mullen
  • Best in Graphic Design – Junior Silva
  • Best in Cinematography – Abigail Briscoe

Five States Photo Contest and Exhibit

  • Matt Mahan for Veyron & Mini
  • Madison Mullen for Tysana and in my bed
  • Xavier Powel for The Other Side
  • Junior Silva for Bison & Hands
  • Cameron Wright for Frame in Frame

AIGA Wichita Student Portfolio Forum

Physical education

  • Physical Education and Health Award for Academic Excellence – Nicholas Turner
  • Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Award for Academic Excellence – Jake Pearson

Who’s Who in the McPherson College Class of 2022

  • Thane Barta, Molly Booker, Cedric Brown, Kourtney Brumley, Vanessa Cisneros, Jadin Fleming, Theodore Flint, Alexandra Gipson, Sierra Grow, Shyanne Henkis, Polina Khoroshevskaya, Hannah McKay, Kody Scholl, Emma Singleton, Kaden Tichenor

teacher of the year – Dr. Stephen Hoyer, behavioral sciences

Staff of the Year – Registrar’s Office Staff – Tricia Hartshorn, Rhianna Reed and Jerod Corbus

Student Government Association

  • Shayanne Henkis, President of the SGA
  • Olivia Smith, President-elect of the SGA

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