Hiram College recently acknowledged students for their dedication to their studies, those that demonstrated admirable leadership, and those that contributed purposeful endeavors in bettering the campus community at the Spring Honors Convocation. 

Recipients include:

President’s Achievement Award

Satasha George and Rafah Hussain

This 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 to 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

Rachna Prasad

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, a 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

Akiya James

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

Phi Beta Kappa

Michael Dietzen
Emily Harris
Jacob Moncher
Mit Patel
Rachna Prasad
Jeffery Robb
Margaret Stehno

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

Chelsea Hixon

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

Dawn Schuh

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 Graduating Seniors

Elianna Antoon
Skye-Forest Baker
Jaret Barclay
Matthew Bruyere
Katelyn Crosby
Emily Daugherty
Riley Dearth
Michael Dietzen
Erin Felvus
Alysa Giudici
Emily Harris
Kaitlin Hope
Allyson Hosler
Anto Ivicevic
Hannah Lane
Katelyn Lenahan
Kaela McMullin
Jacob Moncher
Benjamin Moseley
Ryan Mount
Timothy Murton
Maya Pappas
Mit Patel
Rachna Prasad
Kelly Ratliff
Thomas Rink
Adam Risko
Jeffrey Robb
Chelsie Rocco
Charlotte Scherer
Dawn Schuh
Emerson Schwarz
Allison Slutz
Margaret Stehno
Riley Williams
Ashonti Wright

Alpha Society Underclassmen

Matthew Albano
Mahmood Al-Omeri
Laura Alspaugh
David Angarita
Logan Bailey
Dylan Baliker
Ethan Barnes
Kearan Barnett
Sarah Batista
Rocky Biancardi Jr
Jared Biller
Marisa Bolton
Baylee Bonnett
Julia Brooks
Allison Buckles
Madison Buckles
Donald Burton
Rem Callens
Isabella Cambareri
Kayla Campbell
Mason Cebulla
Lisha Ciani
Rebecca Cotterman
Isaac DeVault
Briana Edwards
Adam Ellis
Meghan Falkowski
Lauren Felvus
Jacob Fergis
Heidi Fife
Sydney Finley-Houston
Mackenzie Flaherty
Julia Frank
Halley Fritz
Isabella Galecki
Caleb Giesken
Grace Gill
Kaitlyn Goldan
Miya Gotto
Holly Grable
Elizabeth Grella
Meghan Griffin
Armani Hall
Patricia Harness
Lauren Hildum
Allison Hoffman
Skyler Huda
Samantha Humphrey
Rafah Hussain
Elizabeth Jaber
Victoria Jackson
Lyndsey Johns
Brett Johnson
Camden Kane
Fayth Kawamura
Jason King
Carlene Kopp
Jacob Kowal
Mary Landis
James Lane
Julianna-Marie LeQuay
Alexandra Lichner
Alyssa Maraia
Joslyn Marion
Marciano McCowan
Camdyn Miller
Daphney Miller
Jade Mongold
Holley Moore
Jillian Moore
Mackenzie Morrison
William Muirhead
Amanda Murphey
Julie Nalow
Joshua Peaco
Andrew Pemberton
Vincent Pernotto
Sarah Peshko
Dennis Pranjic
Tayleigh Price
Bryce Pruszynski
Hunter Reich
Morgan Rekstis
Kellie Ristau
Gerald Saunders
David Schmeider
Cailey Shew
Max Sloan
Grace Spehn
Sydney Spitler
Katherine Starr
Lyndsey Stocks
Ryan Streator
Jonathan Sturtz
Hallie Talbot
Briana Troyan
Emily Turk
Victoria Valetta
Dana Vetrano
Katherine Vogt-Shields
Linda Wasil
Katilyn Wilkes
Cole Witte
Bo Wen Ivan Yang
Maggie Yarcusko
Reece Zeigler

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.