Student Awards

We celebrate the academic accomplishments of our outstanding students in many ways. Some students are recognized by their academic departments, others by the University at large. We also applaud our students who receive prestigious awards, fellowships, and scholarships from organizations beyond McKendree. Key awards and recent winners are listed below:


Lincoln Laureate Award


2016-2017: Acadia Reynolds

2015-2016: Kenneth O'Dell

2014-2015: Lindsay Hansard

2013-2014: Anthony Rhoads

2012-2013: Matthew Ernst


Spirit of Kentucky Awards


2016-2017: Paul Baker & Lia Murphy

2015-2016: Howard Gleason & Charlotte Eldridge


Technos International Prize


2016-2017: Maximilian Aviles

2015-2016: Christin Austin

2014-2015: Victoria Cook

2013-2014: Nykhala Coston

2012-2013: Andrea Jenkins


Newman Civic Fellow


2016-2017: Jessica Lirios

2015-2016: Shaquille Armstrong

2014-2015: Acadia Reynolds

2013-2014: Jennifer Stroot

2012-2013: Jessica Tieman


MLK Humanitarian Award


2016-2017: Diana Nevarez

2015-2016: Shaquille Armstrong

2014-2015: Jeremiah Wilkens

2013-2014: Ariel Collins

2012-2013: Lance Allen


Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship


2016-2017: Maximilian Aviles

Fulbright Research Award (Alternate)


2016-2017: Jackson MacLean (Bulgaria)

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship


2014-2015: Lauren Craft (Spain)

2013-2014: Victoria Cook (Costa Rica)

Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship


2013-2014: Anthony Rhoades

2012-2013: Jessica Tieman

2011-2012: Michael Anderson


Phi Eta Sigma Scholarship


2016-2017: Maximilian Aviles (graduate scholarship)

2016-2017: Ciara Jones (undergraduate scholarship)

2016-2017: Himani Patel (undergraduate scholarship)

2017 Honors Convocation Academic Awards