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Students Recognized for Exceptional Commitment to Academics and Community at Honors Day

Posted on April 17, 2014.

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 17, 2014 – High Point University students go above and beyond to make a difference in their community. Every year, HPU takes one night to recognize them and their work during the annual Honors Day Awards ceremony.

This year, the four students receiving the top university awards excel in the classroom, are leaders in multiple organizations around campus and have found time to work with philanthropic organizations outside of the university such as Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, Hand to Hand Food Pantry, United Way of Greater High Point and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Pictured from left to right are Dr. Dennis Carroll, provost; award recipients Matt Jakubowski, Ashley Prindle, Jenny Silk and Tyler Steelman; and Gail Tuttle, vice president for Student Life.

Pictured from left to right are Dr. Dennis Carroll, provost; award recipients Matt Jakubowski, Ashley Prindle, Jenny Silk and Tyler Steelman; and Gail Tuttle, vice president for Student Life.

The awards included:

  • The University Award for Leadership: Tyler Steelman, senior and SGA president, from Thomasville, N.C.
  • The University Award for Achievement: Matt Jakubowski, senior, from Woodbridge, N.J.
  • The University Award for Service: Jenny Silk, senior, from Aurora, Ohio.
  • The University Award for Citizenship: Ashley Prindle, senior, from Litchfield, N.H.

During the ceremony, each academic department also honored students’ academic achievements.

Students inducted into the Order of the Lighted Lamp for 2014 include: Kathryn Hensley, Christopher Hiers, Brittanie Joyner, John Marsicano, Alyssa McFarland, Zoey Miller, Tyler Mumford, Alexander Nelson, Ashley Prindle, Colleen Quinn, Catherine Ruvulo, Amy Sanborn, Jennifer Silk and Rachel Smedley.

The Order of the Lighted Lamp recognizes leadership abilities and excellent character as well as academic achievement and service to the university. Established in 1935, the Order of the Lighted Lamp is HPU’s oldest honor society.

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