Fall 2018 Honor Graduates

GWU Recognizes Fall Graduates for Exemplary Achievements

Fall Commencement 2018

Gardner-Webb University is pleased to recognize the following distinguished graduates who achieved academic honors in the Fall Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 15.

Those in the graduating class with a GPA of 3.8 or above are recognized. Those with a 3.8-3.89 receive cum laude. Those with a 3.9-3.94 receive magna cum laude. Those with a 3.95-4.0 receive summa cum laude.

Awards were also given to two students who achieved the highest cumulative grade point averages. Kimberly Munday Evans of Granite Falls, N.C., received the Academic Award for GOAL – The Degree Completion Program. Amanda Jo Sahm of Marion, Iowa, earned the Senior Scholastic Achievement Award.

The University congratulates these students on their exemplary academic achievements.

Earning Cum Laude

  • Laura Collins, BS, Accounting, Cana, Va.
  • Holden Cloer, BS, Business Administration, Statesville, N.C.
  • Brianna Dancy, BS, Business Administration, Elkin, N.C.
  • Brieanna Howell, BS, Accounting, Clyde, N.C.
  • Kelsey Tanner, BA, Graphic Design, Gastonia, N.C.
  • Angela Meade, BA, English as a Second Language, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Stephanie Lombardo, BS, Exercise Science, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Andrew Kinzer, BS, Psychology, Greenville, S.C.
  • Sarah Traylor, BA, Biblical Studies, Staunton, Va.
  • Adriana Velazquez, BS, Criminal Justice, Winston Salem, N.C.

Earning Magna Cum Laude

  • Brian Mowad, BS, Accounting, Lewisville, N.C.
  • Jenna Shackelford, BA, Journalism, Fayetteville, N.C.
  • Mallory Batchler, BS, Elementary Education, Lowell, N.C.
  • Abbey Smith, BS, Exercise Science, Oxford, N.C.
  • Sydney Davis, BS, Mathematics, Granite Falls, N.C.
  • Amanda Rymer, BS, Psychology, Orlando, Fla.
  • Anne Ellis, BS, Human Services, West Jefferson, N.C.

Earning Summa Cum Laude

  • Maryann Diamond, BS, Business Administration, Valdese, N.C.
  • Kimberly Evans, BS, Business Administration, Granite Falls, N.C.
  • Karl Riley, BS, Computer Information Systems, Spartanburg, S.C.
  • Sarah Moxley, BA, English, Wake Forest, N.C.
  • Amanda Sahm, BS, Exercise Science, Marion, Iowa