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U of M Recognizes Outstanding Students at Honors Assembly

For release: April 30, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901-678-2843

University of Memphis honor societies Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa hosted an Honors Assembly recognizing outstanding students from 12 different areas on Sunday, April 28.

Approximately 150 students received awards, honors, and scholarships, covering the period from summer 2012 through this spring.

Colleges and programs honored students for superior academic performance, creative achievement, research and service. Awards were presented from the Herff College of Engineering, the Fogelman College of Business & Economics, the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the University College, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, the Loewenberg School of Nursing, the Graduate School, the Departments of Aerospace Studies, Military Science and Naval Science, and the Helen Hardin Honors Program.

One of the Special Awards presented was the Donald K. Carson Leadership Scholarship, named for the University’s former longtime vice president for student affairs. It was presented to Benjamin Daniel, Jalen Griggs, Robert Marsico and Tauja Merriweather.

Melanie Sparks, a senior chemistry major, received three awards: The Chi Beta Phi Science Award, the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student, and the Helen Hardin Honors Program Director’s Award for Scholarship.

Awards for highest grade-point average for undergraduates went to: Sean McEvoy, August 2012; Margaret Hoyt, December 2012; Jennifer Borwick, Cody Fernandez, Brandon Harris, Bailey Pembroke, Gretchin Reich, Emily Simpson, Nicole Thornton and Melissa Warbritton, May 2013.

A complete list of award recipients is online at

For more information, contact Vanessa Muldrow at 901-678-5547.

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