Jewell to announce 2020 Faculty Award Winner in video Friday, April 24

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, William Jewell College’s Honors’ Convocation – set for this Friday, April 24 – was canceled. Student awards typically announced at the event will be published online Friday, April 24. The Faculty Award – one of Jewell’s most revered awards, which recognizes a senior student who embodies the values of a liberal arts education – will be announced in a video to be posted at 7 p.m. April 24. 

In the week leading up to the announcement, Jewell will feature and celebrate each of the Faculty Award finalists on social media. The finalists for 2020 are Sofia Arthurs-Schoppe, senior communication and chemistry major; Tate Cooper, senior Oxbridge Institutions and Policy major; Margo Evilsizor, senior international relations and Oxbridge Institutions and Policy major; Caeley Pittman, senior physics, Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry (ACT-In) and Oxbridge Literature and Theory major; and Elliott Yoakum, senior Oxbridge Literature and Theory major. More information about these finalists and the process of nomination can be found in this article.

Dr. David McCune, professor of mathematics and chair of the Faculty Award Committee, will record a video of the announcement to be released. Jewell will release a teaser of this video during the week, and the final announcement will be posted to Jewell’s Facebook 7 p.m. April 24.

In addition to the online announcement and publication of awards, the College will print Honors’ Convocation programs for all awardees and will mail each Faculty Award finalist a plaque recognizing their achievement.

Catherine Dema

Catherine Dema is the page editor for Features & Investigations on The Hilltop Monitor. She is a senior majoring in Oxbridge: History of Ideas and physics.

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