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Top five seniors recognized at Olivet College honors program
May 02, 2011

Olivet College recognized the best of its student body at the annual Honors Convocation Wednesday, April 20 in the college’s Mott Auditorium.

The Donald A. Morris Awards are presented each year to the top five graduating seniors with the highest grade point average, and the professor whom each student deems the most influential in his or her academic career.

The 2010-11 recipients are: Kellen Beckwith, of Farmington Hills; Michael Harden, of St. Johns; Morgan Heintz, of Eaton Rapids; Christine Moulton, of Royal Oak; and Ellen Schulz, of Freeland.

Beckwith, a mathematics secondary education major, chose to honor Jake Taber, head swimming and diving coach at Olivet. Harden, an environmental science major, selected Leah Knapp, D.V.M., professor of biology. Heintz, an actuarial science major, chose Clair Stevens, J.D., associate professor of insurance and risk management. Moulton, a journalism and mass communication major, selected Joanne Williams, assistant professor of journalism and theatre. Schulz, an elementary special education major, chose to honor Janine Peters, assistant professor of mathematics.

The Donald A. Morris Award was named after a former president of the college. Morris served Olivet from 1977-92.


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