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 Alumni Spotlight:  Jeff Jarina (2011)

Department News

Congratulations to our majors, who were recognized at the Annual Student Recognition Day on Tuesday, April 18th. Honorees included:

⋅ Best English Major:  Julia Athey
⋅ Best Spanish Major:  Neal Crosson
⋅ Vera Malton Award:  Madison Ingram
⋅ Nellie Gantt Owens Award:  Olivia Barrett
⋅ Elizabeth T. Brown Award:  Claudia McCarron

And the Department of Education Outstanding Student Teacher Award—Secondary Education went to English Education student Carissa Snider.

Congratulations to our own Dr. Timothy K. Nixon, winner of the inaugural Sally Mentzer Blair Award for Inspirational Teaching, a student-chosen award for a faculty member who has made a significant difference in the lives of students. Dr. Nixon was nominated by Allex Benedict, who wrote in her letter, “Dr. Nixon is a wonderful teacher; every day, he educates with unmatched passion, poise, and precision. . . . In the classroom and out, he makes time to support the academic, professional, and even personal lives of his students if they need him. His style of teaching allows students to feel almost like peers. All opinions and comments are considered, and each individual is treated with respect and professionalism. Dr. Nixon inspires all of us, every semester, every class, every day, to be better, more informed people and more precise and careful academics. His effect on my life is undeniable; I am sure any student of his would have to say the same.”

On Wednesday, April 12th, Dr. Denis Berenschot and Dr. Eva-María Suárez Büdenbender inducted four Spanish majors into Shepherd University’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi (ΣΔΠ), the national collegiate Hispanic honor society. The spring 2017 inductees include Holly Fridley, Keira Cale, Shirley Haimes, and Neal Crosson. The ceremony is celebrated annually, and eligible students are selected for membership by the faculty.

Congratulations to the 21 English and English Education majors who presented their capstone projects on Sunday, April 9th. They make us very proud! From left to right: Meaghan Papeika, Daisy Thomas, David Bennett, Kristi Veach, Chace Jones, Maggie Cohee Nevin, Kyla Thomas, Emily Womeldorff, Rachel Bearry-Sandstrom, Julia Athey, Katie Quinnelly, Mike Sandy, Tiana Davis, and Christopher Bonar. Not pictured: Hannah Badley, Rebecca Barb, Michael Barbour, Allex Benedict, Leah Jenkins, Allie Showman, and Carissa Snider.

Congratulations to the newly initiated members of Shepherd University’s Sigma Tau Delta chapter: Olivia Barrett, Gabby Hersey, Sarah Markle, Claudia McCarron, and Casey Otto, and Charlie Reckner (not pictured). They were inducted into the honor society during a brief ceremony on Sunday, April 9th.