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Chowan awards students

Chowan University students received individual awards at the Honors College Student Association annual awards dinner.

Graphic communications major Naiyhani Etheridge, of Suffolk, received the Veritas Lux Mea Award for exceptional contribution to the success of the Honors College Student Association.

The 1848 Award, presented to psychology major Loricia Martin, of Henderson, N.C., recognizes an Honors College member who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the mission and vision of the university.

The Brown Lady Award, presented to music major James Conley, of Virginia Beach, recognizes an Honors College member who most embodies the spirit of pride and loyalty in the university.

Business administration major Charles Donaldson, of Greenville, N.C., received the Student in Service Award, for his exceptional motivation, innovation, and involvement in service to the university and the wider community.

This year, two students received the Honors College Scholar Award — biology major Amber Smaltz, of Norfolk, and religion major Sean Timmons, of Poquoson. The award recognizes exemplary academic achievement.

The Faculty Award recognizes a faculty member for exceptional dedication to Honors College members through teaching, advising, and mentoring. This year, Dr. Corina Wack, of Murfreesboro, N.C., associate professor of biology, received the honor.

The Honors College offers attractive and challenging opportunities for intellectual growth to well-prepared and highly motivated students. The college has both curricular and extracurricular components. Chowan honors students complete requirements that include honors-enriched courses.

Honors courses emphasize teaching students to articulate an understanding of a given field, to relate that field of knowledge to others, to think independently and to write and speak clearly and cogently. Classes are generally smaller than usual and provide opportunities for intensive class discussion and innovative teaching. Honors College graduates earn a special designation on their diplomas and transcripts.

For more information about Chowan University, visit www.chowan.edu or call 1-888-4-CHOWAN.