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2021 Celebration of Excellence Award Recipients

2021 Honorees

Celebration of Excellence awards recipients are posted as they are made available from the bestowing department or organization. This section will be updated frequently during the months of April and May as winners are announced.

President’s Achievement Award

Rachna Prasad and Julien Wildenheim

The President’s Achievement Award is given annually to a woman and man in the junior class whose academic records, campus leadership and devotion to the ideals and objectives of Hiram College distinguish their performances as outstanding. Students selected for this award have demonstrated, during their years at Hiram College, marked growth in academic achievement and in personal development. They have displayed sensitivity to the needs of their fellow students, to those in the College community and of society in general, and they have made constructive contributions to the solutions of these problems. In sum, the President’s Achievement Award goes to those whose records best symbolize the educational goals of Hiram College.

Distinguished Student Leadership Award – Dively

Destiny Smith

The Distinguished Student Leadership Award is given annually by Hiram College in recognition of an outstanding senior student whose contributions to campus life have earned peer respect and admiration. The award recipient receives a gift of $1,000. Michael Dively, a former Hiram College Trustee, founder of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, three-term member of the Michigan House of Representatives and former faculty member at Albion College, is the founder of the award.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Michael Dietzen and Destiny Smith

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award is given annually by Hiram College to a student or students who, through the quality of his or her leadership and overall character, exemplifies a spirit of inclusiveness and an appreciation for multiculturalism and diversity. The value of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award is based on investment returns and typically exceeds $500.

Yuksel Ismail Scholarship in Humanities

Amanda Jordan

Established in 1986 by the Ismail family, colleagues, friends and former students, the Yuksel Ismail Scholarship honors the senior in humanities (humanities shall include classical studies, English, foreign languages, history, philosophy and religious studies) who best exemplifies the love of learning and high standards lived out at Hiram College by Yuksel Ismail, professor of languages and literature, until his death in 1986.

Phi Beta Kappa

Giselle Bahena, Brent Bentkowski, Megan Bockelman, Grace Lutat, Anthony W. Lyon and Brendan Niggemeyer

Phi Beta Kappa membership has long been recognized as the highest distinction an individual can receive for scholarly excellence in undergraduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences. Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest undergraduate honors society. The official induction ceremony into Phi Beta Kappa takes place during the week of commencement.

Hal Reichle Memorial Award

Margaret Stenho

The Hal Reichle Memorial Award is presented annually to an individual student who has demonstrated significant acts of kindness, generosity and compassion toward other human beings. The award recipient is chosen on the basis of humanitarian efforts, community involvement and volunteerism. The value of the Hal Reichle Memorial Award is based on investment returns and typically exceeds $5,000.

Nancy Moeller Award

Kelly Ratliff

Established in the memory of Nancy Moeller, this award is given to the Center for Adult studies student who has maintained high standards while achieving the goal of a college education and in doing so, earned the respect of faculty members and fellow students.

Alpha Society

Alpha Society is one of Hiram’s highest academic honors. Membership is limited to students who have completed 12 or more hours of graded coursework at Hiram College and whose cumulative grade point average is 3.75 or better.

Alpha Society Graduating Seniors

Abbey Anderson Giselle Bahena
Justin Barth Brett Bentkowski
Amber Berumen Baker Austin Blatt
Megan Bockelman Elizabeth Breen
Emma Chinn Stephanie Cipa
Kayla Cole Alainna Conroy
Olivia Detweiler Wendy Fennell
Zachary Fox Gina Gale
Sinegugu Gasa Anthony Gigante
Amelia Guevara Denise Hart
Angelique Holland Kiara Jeffrey
Jamie Jelenic Rachel Jerkins
Amanda Jordan Janis Lacy
Matthew Lee Caitlyn Lewis
Grace Lutat Anthony Lyon
Abagail McGuire Ashley Meier
Stacey Menzies Lauren Mlack
Brendan Niggemeyer Chelsey Orlando
Keegan Rankin Jasmine Rosiak
Angela Ross Nikkia Schady
Bailey Scheck Adam Schlaker
Matthew Schmidt Kathryn Slates
Destiny Smith Taryn Swick
Thomas Swope Journey Toole
Hannah Ward Katie Whisler
 David Yost  

Alpha Society Underclassmen

Kelly Ables Alberto Artrez Alexander Sophia Alexandrou
Laura Alspaugh David Angarita Elianna Antoon
Logan Bailey Dylan Baliker Jaret Barclay
Kearan Barnett Marisa Bolton Julia Brooks
Matthew Bruyere Allison Buckles Madison Buckles
Mason Cebulla Andrew Church Lisha Ciani
Taylor Cornell Katelyn Crosby Emily Daugherty
Amber Davis Riley Dearth Michael Dietzen
Benjamin Erman Meghan Falkowski Sydney Finley-Houston
Amber Fox Julia Frank Kelly Funaro
Kaitlyn Goldan Meghan Griffin Benjamin Gustely
Emily Harris Helena Hart Ashley Hennen
Kaela Hollrigel Kaitlin Hope Skyler Huda
Rafah Hussain Elizabeth Jaber Victoria Jackson
Lyndsey Johns Brett Johnson Ian Johnson
Camden Kane Jason King Carlene Kopp
John Kovich Jacob Kowal Phoenix Ladow
Hannah Lane Katelyn Lenahan Julianna-Marie LeQuay
Alexandra Lichner Christopher Lyle Alyssa Maraia
Kaela McMullin Camdyn Miller Duje Milos
Mikayla Mitterling Jacob Moncher Aidan Moneypenny
Jade Mongold Jamie Morrow Benjamin Moseley
Ryan Mount William Muirhead Amanda Murphey
Maya Pappas Mit Patel Joshua Peaco
Andrew Pemberton Vincent Pernotta Stephany Pirkle
Amanda Pittman Rachna Prasad Tayleigh Price
Alicia Ralston Kelly Ratliff Abigail Ries
Thomas Rink Adam Risko Kellie Ristau
Jeffrey Robb Chelsie Rocco Karyn Sanders
Gerald Saunders Zachary Scalf Charlotte Scherer
Allison Slutz Kirea Snell Sydney Spitler
Katherine Starr Margaret Stenho Nathaniel Stumph
Jonathan Sturtz Hallie Talbot Samantha Thomas
Nicole Ulogar Victoria Valetta Selena Vargas
David Warner Ryleigh Webb Kacey Whistler
Emma Williams Riley Williams Mia Wood
Ashonti Wright Maggie Yarcusko Reece Zeigler

Eclectic Scholars Graduating with Honors

Abigail Anderson, Giselle Bahena, Brett Bentkowski, Mallory Best, Elizabeth Breen, Stephanie Cipa, Zachary Fox, Denise Hart, Rachel Jerkins, Amanda Jordan, Jacob Kollman, Andrew Lang, Jake Lininger, Grace Lutat, Anthony Lyon, Kelsey Morgan, Madyson Morris, Miranda Mordue, Brendan Niggemeyer, Ashley Redman, Hunter Rock and Destiny Smith

An Eclectic Scholar is a student who has spent their time at Hiram College following a course of honors classes and has met high academic standards throughout the Hiram career.  Criteria includes maintaining a GPA of 3.3 or above, completion of the honors program course requirements, and engagement in the campus community as demonstrated through active membership and taking on leadership roles in campus organizations.

Academic Program Awards 

These awards were presented, or will be presented, at individual departmental celebrations and ceremonies. They are listed here so all may partake in the celebration and recognition of excellence.

Art & Design Program Awards

Alex and Tamara Brady Pendleton Best in Show Award:

Kathryn Slates, Pair of Paintings

Paul A. Rochford Award for Excellence:

Michael Dietzen, Composite Drawing

Ellen Jagow Award for Painting:

Abby Semick, Pair of Paintings

Abigail Flint Award for Photography:

Janine Hartory, Photograph

Abigail Flint Award for Photography:

Janine Hartory, Photograph

Award for Design:

Isabella Galecki, Photograph

Award for Outstanding Work by Freshman or Sophomore:

Laura Alspaugh, Video Installation

Juror’s Mention:

Jada Corbin – Composite Drawing, Haylee Huffman – Photograph, Chelsey Orlando – Photograph and Danielle Tuttle – Photograph

Biology Program Awards

James H. Barrow Scholarship in Biology:

Miranda Mordue

Established by the friends and students of James H. Barrow, professor of biology at Hiram College from 1957 until 1987 and founder of the James H. Barrow Biology Field Station. Awarded annually to a deserving student majoring in field biology.

Dwight H. and Trudy Berg Award:

Kiara Jeffrey

Established and endowed by Dwight H. Berg, professor emeritus in biology, and his wife Trudy. To be awarded to a deserving junior or senior biology major who has emphasis in botany and who is planning to attend graduate school in botany.

Eastman Kodak Company Awards:

Carah Katzendorn, Madyson Morris, Grant Phelan, Keegan Rankin, Jaiya Smith, Curtis Swearingen and Emily Toich

Established by the Eastman Kodak Company to honor employees who are graduates of Hiram College. Awarded on the basis of merit to students majoring in biology.

Paul Smey Award in Biology:

Giselle Bahena

Awarded to an outstanding biology major with an interest in medicine, the Paul Smey Award in biology was established by family and friends in memory of Paul Smey ’69, a distinguished pediatric urologist.

Thomas E. Lingafelter Memorial Award:

Stephanie Cipa

Established and endowed by Constance Rullestad Lingafelter ’59, and friends, in memory of her husband, Thomas E. Lingafelter ’60, a devoted alumnus. Awarded to the student who makes the most significant contribution to the work at the field station.

The Kyna Barber Endowed Scholarship:

Brett Bentkowski

Established with gifts provided by Tom and Ling Barber along with gifts from family and friends of Kyna Barber.  The scholarship shall be awarded to a senior student who has been admitted to a graduate program at an accredited college or university in a medical related field.  The medical related field shall be any graduate study, including but not limited to medical school, dental school, graduate nursing programs, medical research, or medical related microbiology, biotechnology, or biology/chemistry.

Grace Pickford Scholarship:

Carlene Kopp

Kelton Scott McMurray Memorial Scholarship:

Rachel Jerkins

Biomedical Humanities Program Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Senior Seminar:

Abbey Anderson

Outstanding Achievement in Senior Seminar by a Minor:

Kiara Jeffrey

Carol Donley Scholarship Award Winner:

Trey Saunders and Allison Slutz

Chemistry Program Awards

Outstanding General Chemistry Student:

Amanda Murphey

Outstanding Organic Student:

Kendall Belcher

Outstanding Inorganic Student:

Jake Lininger

Outstanding Analytical Student:

Kelsey Morgan

Outstanding PChem Student:

Graham Rubin

Outstanding Biochemistry Student:

Andrew Pemberton and Rachna Prasad

Outstanding Senior Biochemistry Student:

Ashley Redman

Lubrizol Chemistry Scholarship:

Kayla Cole

Jody Modarelli Scholarship: 

Brent Bentkowski and Ashley Redman

Paul Fall Scholarship:

Kelsey Morgan, Rachna Prasad and Meaghan Stafford

American Chemical Society – Akron Section Outstanding Junior Chemistry Major:

Alysa Guidici

Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship Awards

Fall ideablitz! Idea Competition: 

  • 1st Place: Aaron Broja, Matt Crane, Tyler McMillion, Carter Smith
  • 2nd Place: Kaela McMullin
  • 3rd Place: Ryan Brown, Jalen Glass, Brendan Niggemeyer, Lindsey Walker

Spring ideabuild! Idea Competition: 

  • 1st Place: Kaela McMullin
  • 2nd Place: Alainna Conroy, Dylan McDaniel, Allen Stevens, Isaiah Taborn
  • 3rd Place: Brennan Cain, Skyler Huda, Camdyn Miller, Daniel Wimsett

Ronald W. and Thomas E. Lingafelter Memorial Endowed Scholarship:

Jaret Barclay

This scholarship is given in honor of Ronald W. and Thomas E Lingfelter, graduates of Hiram College.  The award shall be given to an outstanding student demonstrating participation in entrepreneurship studies, expressing interest in entrepreneurship, and demonstrating high achievement in scholarship, leadership and citizenship.

Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award:

Kaela McMullin

This award is given to students, chosen by the faculty, for outstanding achievements in the field of Entrepreneurship.

Communication Program Awards

Lambda Pi Eta President Award:

Andrew Lang

This award is given to a student(s) who has diligently served as the President of the Zeta Lambda chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta, the official communications studies honor society of the National Communication Association. The student must prove to be reliable, organized and enthusiastic about the organization as well as the Communication program.

Computer Science Program Awards

Irina Lomonosov Award:

Matthew Lee

Presented to an outstanding senior computer science major.

Angela Guercio Award:

Anto Ivicevic

Presented to a senior computer science or applied computer science major who has shown outstanding dedication to computer science and service to the department.

Economics, Management & Accounting Program Awards

Claude Henry Crafts Achievement Award: 

Aidan Jantz

This monetary award is given in honor of Claude Henry Crafts, a graduate of Hiram College. The award shall be given to an outstanding male with a B or better GPA at the end of his junior year. He should be majoring in the field of business or a related business field. He should be athletic, outgoing, friendly, and helpful. The recipient should be of upstanding good moral character and returning to finish his senior year at Hiram.

Ohio Society of CPAs’ Ambassador Award:

Andrew Church

An accounting student is chosen by the faculty to serve a one-year term as the Ohio Society of CPA’s ambassador. This student is expected to communicate to high school and college-age students the advantages and exciting opportunities available in the accounting profession.

Outstanding CAS Accounting Student:

Caitlyn Lewis

This monetary award is given to a student, chosen by the faculty in the department, who is majoring in Accounting & Financial Management through the Professional & Graduate Studies program. The student should exhibit enthusiasm for the accounting profession and excellence in the classroom.

Outstanding Financial Accounting Student: 

Camden Kline

This monetary award is given to a student, chosen by the faculty, who has taken the financial accounting course during the current academic year. The student exhibits excellence in the classroom and a potential for further study in Accounting.

Allyn A. Young Memorial Prize: 

Jaret Barclay

This monetary award is given to an Economics major chosen by the department who has demonstrated worthiness in his or her performance in Economics coursework.  It is awarded to students studying economics who show the most promise in handling analytical or quantitative techniques in economic analysis.

Ferguson Award:

Thomas Rink

This scholarship is given to a Management major chosen by the department who has demonstrated worthiness in his or her performance in Management coursework.

Tax Executive Institute Award:

Adam Risko

This monetary award is given to a student who has excelled in the Federal Taxation course, has completed a tax-related internship or is going on to graduate school with an interest in taxes.

Financial Executive Institute “Rising Junior” Award:

Mike Corsillo

This monetary award is given to a student at the end of his/her sophomore year who is majoring in Accounting and Financial Management.  The recipients are chosen by the faculty and must exhibit exceptional performance in the accounting coursework.  This student has already been formally recognized at an event held by the Financial Executive Institute.

Ronald W. and Thomas E. Lingafelter Memorial Endowed Scholarship:

Jaret Barclay

This scholarship is given in honor of Ronald W. and Thomas E. Lingafelter, graduates of Hiram College.  The award shall be given to an outstanding student demonstrating participation in entrepreneurship studies, expressing interest in entrepreneurship, and demonstrating high achievement in scholarship, leadership and citizenship.

Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award:

Kaela McMullin

This award is given to student(s), chosen by the faculty, for outstanding achievements in the field of Entrepreneurship.

English Program Awards

Grace J. Chamberlain Prize in Creative Writing:

Quinn Tucker and Nora Vinson

Established in 2007 by Joyce, Robert and Dylan Chamberlain, the parents and brother of Grace J. Chamberlain, who died tragically in an automobile accident in 2006, this prize is awarded annually by the English department to a student who shows great promise in creative writing. This prize is funded annually by a Cleveland Foundation Donor Advised Fund.

English Department Book Award:

Kerry Hamilton, Klara Keuroghlian-Eaton, Sophie McCurdy and Jiayre Moody

Awarded to a student who contributes to the intellectual life of the English department in creative and often unrecognized ways.

Hiram College Writing Center Award:

Emma Bene, Amanda Jordan, Kelsey Morgan and Sierra (Cas) Watson

This award goes to the seniors who have made the greatest contributions to the Writing Center and the writing program at Hiram College. Both exceptional service to the institution and an extraordinary personal commitment to the study of writing are required.

John S. Kenyon Memorial Award in English:

Katie Whisler

Awarded to honor the graduating senior student in English who best exemplifies the creative and scholarly spirit associated with John Samuel Kenyon, class of 1898, professor of English, 1916-1944 and emeritus professor of English, 1944-1959.

The Richard C. and Jo Ann Murphy Underwood Endowed Memorial Scholarship:

Elana Pitts

Student who, in the judgment of the English Department, is a promising candidate for a career in journalism.

Howard Seymour Bissell Scholarship:

Lauren Hildum

A scholarship to be awarded each year to an outstanding Hiram student of English in recognition of excellence, based on merit, talent, achievement, and promise.

Carl Brown Memorial Scholarship:

Sierra (Cas) Watson

For the purpose of establishing an endowed scholarship awarded on the basis of good character, scholastic ability, and literary achievement with first preference given to an English major who gives evidence of a distinguished career in this field.

The Lee and Irma Cannon Memorial Scholarship:

Maya Pappas

The Lee and Irma Cannon Memorial Scholarship was established and endowed by Mrs. Charity Cannon Willard, friends and faculties of the English and Foreign Language Departments, in memory of Lee and Irma Cannon, longtime and devoted members of the faculty who taught at Hiram from 1916 until their retirements in 1956 and 1954 respectively.  It is awarded to an outstanding junior, alternating each year between a student from the English Department and the Foreign Language Department, nominated by faculty members of these respective departments.

The Jonathan Estrin Annual Award in Creative Writing:

Yidiayah Box

Selected by Creative Writing faculty, this award is given annually to a student who shows significant promise in the field of creative writing.  First preference for this award goes to a junior or senior creative writing major.

Environmental Studies Program Awards

Lubrizol Foundation Awardees:

Henry Schwendler, Eli Skaggs and Zachary Fox

These awards are made possible through the generous support of the Lubrizol Foundation to selected academic programs at Hiram College. Awardees in the Environmental Studies major are students who have demonstrated academic achievement, academic potential, or active engagement in the environmental field.

The David A. Cornicelli Memorial Scholarship:

Margaret Stenho

This scholarship was established to celebrate the life of David A. Cornicelli, a graduate from Hiram College who was very active in the environmental field. The scholarship is awarded annually to a junior student(s) majoring in Environmental Studies. Preference is given to students from Trumbull County, Ohio; however, if there is no eligible student from Trumbull County in any year, the scholarship may be awarded to an otherwise eligible student.

History Program Awards

The Russell L Caldwell Memorial Research Award:

Bailey Scheck

Established and endowed by former Wooster High School speech students of Russell L. Caldwell, 1929.  Awarded to either a history or communication major at the beginning of the senior year for research in the major field under the direction of a Hiram College faculty member.  The recipient will be chosen on the basis of character, creativity and scholastic achievement.

The Dorothy Garrett Martin Award in History:

Elena Cittadino

Established and endowed by Frederick W. Martin ’64 and James K. Martin ’65 in honor of their mother. Awarded annually to a junior woman majoring in history as chosen by the History Department faculty.

The Thomas Mark Pytel Memorial Award:

Riley Williams

Established and endowed by friends and his wife, Gail Meyer Pytel ’66, in memory of Thomas Mark Pytel ’66. Awarded to an outstanding junior, alternating each year between a student from the Political Science Department and the History Department, nominated by the faculty members of these respective departments.

Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature Awards

Lindsay-Crane Creative Nonfiction Contest:

  • 1st Place: “Drowning Episodes” by Amir Riddle
  • 2nd Place: “Transparency” by Jordyn Parks
  • 3rd Place: “Mr. Arbery” by Grace Lutat
  • Honorable Mention: “Tulips” by Kritika Bhau

Vachel Lindsay Poetry Prize:

  • 1st Place: “Tugging on every thread in my sweater” by Kerry Hamilton
  • 2nd Place: “International City” by Maya Pappas
  • 3rd Place: “Put My Fist Up In The Air So Black Love!” by Jiayre Moody
  • Honorable Mention: “The Crazed Ecologist I” by Zachary Fox

Barbara Thompson Award for Short Fiction:

  • 1st Place: “Dead Wax” by Kathryn Slates
  • 2nd Place: “Out of the Depths” by Nora Vinson
  • 3rd Place: “The River” by Emma Chinn
  • Honorable Mention: “A Promised Man” by Kat Starr
  • Honorable Mention: “The Art of Vanishing” by Katie Whisler

ECHO Student Literary Regional Competition: 


  • 1st Place: Kathryn Slates, Hiram College, for “I Will Tell You In Plain Terms If I Couldn’t Romanticize This I Wouldn’t Be Here,” “Define ‘it’ x 20,” and “Vulture Decaying Gracefully”
  • 2nd Place: Katie Whisler, Hiram College, for “victor frankenstein’s monster,” the birth of venus by sandro botticelli; alleged painting of simonetta vespucci,” and “houses of parliament, sunlight effect”
  • 3rd Place: Akiya James, Hiram College, for “Colonial Revival Cape Cod” and “5am EST”

Creative Nonfiction

  • 1st place: Katie Whisler, Hiram College, for “Beware of Orcs”
  • 2nd place: Chelsey Orlando, Hiram College, for “Home”
  • 3rd place: Faith Swartz, Muskingum University, for “Corporate Sucks”


  • 1st place: Zachary Fox, Hiram College, for “On the land where the river ran”
  • 2nd place: Nina Hahn, Marietta College, for “Pulls and Gives”
  • 3rd place: Jordyn Parks, Hiram College, for “Trust and Move On”

The annual Echo Contest is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled at Bethany College, Heidelberg University, Hiram College, Marietta College, University of Mount Union and Muskingum University.  A panel of faculty from the partner schools judges the entries. Judges do not know the identity of the entrants, and judges do not read or evaluate the entries of students from the colleges or universities where they teach.

Nursing Program Awards

Department Honors:

Leah Iannini and Kimberly Parham

Davina J. Gosnell Award for Service and Leadership in Nursing:

Victoria Bryant

Academic Excellence in Nursing Award:

Leah Iannini

Given to a graduating senior who has achieved the highest overall and nursing GPA.

Service & Leadership in Nursing Award: 

Aryana Lewis

Given to a graduating senior who has made outstanding leadership and service contributions during his or her time at Hiram College.

Summit/Portage District Ohio Nurses Association Award: 

Miracle Iromuanya

Given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated organizational leadership and service.

Hiram College Nursing Nightingale Nobel: 

Kimberly Parham

The Terrier Talent Athletic Award: 

Lindsey Walker

The recipient of this award is determined by the nursing faculty and goes to a senior nursing student who participated in a Hiram College sponsored athletic sport for four years and maintained academic excellence.

Performing Arts Program Awards

Casey Award for Outstanding Senior Theater Student:

Carolyn Todd

Andrew Hopkins Prize – Outstanding Instrumentalist Award:

Amanda Jordan


Physics Program Awards

Arthur Wright Erskine Memorial Prize in Physics:

Elizabeth Breen and Thomas Swopes

The Arthur Wright Erskine Memorial Prize in Physics was established and endowed by a bequest of Betsy Smith Erskine in memory of her husband Arthur Wright Erskine, class of 1907.  First given in 1958, the prize goes to the senior student who shows the greatest promise in the science of physics.

Political Science Program Awards

Pi Sigma Alpha:

Brady Gunther, Grace Lutat, Anthony Lyon, Brendan Niggemeyer, Destiny Smith

Pi Sigma Alpha is the national honor society for Political Science.

Psychology Program Awards

Psi Chi, International Honor Society Inductees: 

Laura Alspaugh, Skye-Forest Baker, Marisa Bolton, Amber Davis, El Jaber, Alyssa Maraia, Quentin Moore, Nikkia Schady

Psi Chi gives national recognition for academic excellence and offers opportunities for networking, scholarships and leadership development in the field.

Psychology and Philosophy Program Awards

The Thomas Wayne Grant Prize: 

Skye-Forest Baker

Annual award given to an outstanding psychology and/or philosophy student.

Athletic Department Awards

Athletic are announced at the Student Athlete Appreciation event. The athletic department presents several named awards each year to individual student-athletes in recognition of their athletic accomplishments.


The Pam Smith/North Coast Athletic Conference Woman of the Year Award (Hiram NOMINEE to the NCAC):

Jaya Martin – Cheer & STUNT and Women’s Volleyball

Awarded annually to the outstanding graduating female student-athlete in the NCAC. The award recognizes a student-athlete who has distinguished herself throughout her collegiate career in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, service and leadership.


The Don Hunsinger/North Coast Athletic Conference Man of the Year Award (Hiram NOMINEE to the NCAC:

Jake Lininger – Men’s Golf and Volleyball

Awarded annually to the outstanding graduating male student-athlete in the NCAC.  The award recognizes a student-athlete who has distinguished himself throughout his collegiate career in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, service and leadership.


Donald M. Campbell Memorial Award: 

Tom Supan – Men’s Volleyball

Awarded each year to the College’s outstanding male student-athlete. It was established in 1961, as suggested by the then editor of the school newspaper, as an award to honor the outstanding male athlete of the year. Named after the newspaper, it was originally called the Terrier Award. In 1970, it was changed to the Donald M. Campbell, Jr. Award to honor one of our former athletes who lost his life in a house fire while attempting to save his parents’ lives.


Helen M. Petrosky Award: 

T.T. Wright – Women’s Basketball

Established by the Department of Physical Education in honor of a former faculty member and chair for 29 years, “Miss Pete.” Awarded each year to the College’s outstanding female student-athlete.

Herbert C. Matthew Award: 

Madison Branch – Women’s Basketball

Awarded to a student-athlete for extraordinary athletic achievement and overcoming significant obstacles to excel in intercollegiate competition during their career at Hiram College.


Charles A. Henry Award (Outstanding Junior Scholar Athlete): 

Carlee Lisser -Women’s Swimming & Diving

Established and endowed by family and friends in memory of Charles A. Henry, Class of 1920, this award recognizes an outstanding male or female scholar-athlete in the junior class.

Myrtis E. Herndon Award (Female Scholar Athlete):  

Giselle Bahena – Softball

Awarded annually to an outstanding graduating female student-athlete. This award is based on both academic excellence and athletic achievement


Bill Hollinger Award (Male Scholar Athlete):

Jake Lininger – Men’s Golf & Volleyball

Awarded annually to an outstanding graduating male student-athlete. This award is based on both academic excellence and athletic achievement.