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WKU recognizes Ogden Foundation Scholar, other top students

WKU recognizes Ogden Foundation Scholar, other top students

WKU presented the Ogden Foundation Scholar award and recognized other top students Saturday during undergraduate ceremonies of its 181st Commencement.

McGavinn Brown of Franklin, who received a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science with a 4.0 grade-point average, was named the Ogden Foundation Scholar, WKU’s top undergraduate award. He is a graduate of the Mahurin Honors College.

Brown, the son of Kelly Brown and the late Mark Brown, has served as a WKU Spirit Master for two years and is the founder and president of Inklings Book/Humanities Club. His awards and honors include the History Department Graduating Senior of the Year Award, A.M. Stickles Award for Excellence in History, Carlton Jackson Award in American Social and Cultural History and the Lowell H. Harrison Award for Excellence in History.

He has more than 250 hours of service to WKU through ambassadorial work and helped organize a philanthropic event/fundraiser for the Bowling Green Boys and Girls Club.

Brown also was recognized as a scholar of the Potter College of Arts & Letters and was one of 44 Scholars of the College honored on Saturday. (More: Commencement photos)

Scholar of the College

The Scholar of the College is the baccalaureate degree student in each undergraduate college with the highest cumulative overall grade point average and a minimum of 60 semester hours earned in residence.

Potter College of Arts & Letters

  • Elon Justice of Pikeville, a Broadcasting major, Mahurin Honors College graduate and daughter of Linda and Rusty Justice. 
  • McGavinn Brown of Franklin, a double major in Political Science and History, Mahurin Honors College graduate and son of Kelly Brown and the late Mark D. Brown.                         
  • Sarah Burnett of Louisville, a Criminology major, Mahurin Honors College graduate, daughter of Selinda and Craig Burnett and fiancée of Elijah Essa. 
  • Andreanna Christopulou of Bowling Green, a double major in Criminology and Economics and daughter of Maria Bonita Bikaki and Dimitris Christopoulos. 
  • Andrea Gray of Hopkinsville, a Music major and daughter of Andrew Gray and the late Melissa Gray.
  • Taylor Hillard of Beaver Dam, a Communication Studies major, Mahurin Honors College graduate and daughter of Sandy and Greg Hillard. 
  • Megan Sampson of Highland Heights, an English for Secondary Teachers major, Mahurin Honors College graduate and daughter of Victoria and Joseph Sampson. 
  • Catherine Rice of Bowling Green, an Advertising major, Mahurin Honors College graduate and daughter of Dr. Nancy Caudill Rice and Lt. Col. Laurence Rice Jr. 
  • Grace Therrell of Collierville, Tennessee, an English major, Mahurin Honors College graduate and daughter of Peggy and Keith Therrell. 
  • Jordan Upton of Alvaton, a Broadcasting major, Mahurin Honors College graduate and son of Jennifer and John Upton.

University College

  • Lydia Copenhaver of Sammamish, Washington, an Interdisciplinary Studies major, daughter of Georgia and the late Stanley White and spouse of Steve Copenhaver.
  • Christina Link of Adairville, an Interdisciplinary Studies major and daughter of Gwen and Mike Link.

College of Health and Human Services

  • Megan Bruner of London, a Communication Disorders major, Mahurin Honors College graduate and daughter of Melissa Bruner.
  • Elexia Campbell of Shepherdsville, a Dental Hygiene major, daughter of Kimberly Curry and Matthew Campbell and spouse of Francisco Arcos Jaramillo.
  • Chloe Carr of Harrisburg, Illinois, a Recreation Administration major and daughter of James Carr.
  • Samantha Coyle of Pepperell, Massachusetts, a Communication Disorders major and daughter of Laura and Steven Coyle.
  • Sierra Fields of Morgantown, a Communication Disorders major, Mahurin Honors College graduate and daughter of Michelle and Greg Fields.
  • Keagan Keen of Elizabethtown, an Exercise Science major and daughter of Shannon and Gary Keen. 
  • Miranda Kittinger of Versailles, a Communication Disorders major, Mahurin Honors College graduate, daughter of Vickie and Kurt Kittinger and fiancée of Jacob Booher. 
  • Kennedy McAlpin of Somerset, a Communication Disorders major, daughter of Gayla and Bob McAlpin and fiancée of Aaron Hall.
  • Kayleigh McQuerry of Elizabethtown, a Nursing major and daughter of Alicia and David McQuerry. 
  • Madelyn Murrell of Columbia, a Communication Disorders major and daughter of Jamie and Randal Murrell. 
  • Kelsay Scott of Greensburg, a Communication Disorders major and daughter of Amanda and Daniel Scott. 
  • Madison Trent of Irvington, a Nursing major and daughter of Rebecca and Jonathan Curry and Jeff Jones. 
  • Nicky Williams of Cox’s Creek, a Communication Disorders major, Mahurin Honors College graduate and daughter of Jamie and Tony Williams. 
  • Abby Watkins of Bowling Green, a Hospitality and Dietetics major, Mahurin Honors College graduate and daughter of Renee and Brian Watkins.

Gordon Ford College of Business

  • Titus Carter of Lafayette, Tennessee, a Management major and son of Cynthia and Joe Carter.
  • Elijah Essa of Louisville, a Finance major, Mahurin Honors College graduate, son of Susan and David Essa and fiancé of Sarah Burnett.

Ogden College of Science and Engineering

  • Christina Bozarth of Owensboro, a Biology major, Mahurin Honors College graduate and daughter of Tammy and Mark Bozarth.
  • Adrianne Buckles of Elizabethtown, a Biology major and daughter of Kathy and Adrian Buckles.
  • Christine Burkeen of Bowling Green, a Middle Grades Mathematics major and daughter of Trudy and Phil Burkeen.
  • Morgan Cash of Union, a Biology major and daughter of Darlene and Daniel Cash.
  • Jasen Davis of Shepherdsville, a Biology major, Mahurin Honors College graduate, son of Cynthia Davis and grandson of Jean Lewis.
  • Michael Goedde of Owensboro, a scholar of two colleges receiving concurrent degrees with a major in Biochemistry and a major in Spanish and son of Carol and Dan Goedde. He also is a scholar of the Potter College of Arts & Letters.      
  • Brent Harney of Lexington, a Biology major, Mahurin Honors College graduate and son of Diane and Bruce Harney. 
  • Catherine Luna of Bowling Green, a double major in Psychological Science and Music, Mahurin Honors College graduate, daughter of Donna and Kevin Woosley and spouse of Brian Luna
  • Erica Plummer of Paris, a double major in Biology and Chemistry, Mahurin Honors College graduate and daughter of Beth and Mark Plummer.
  • Brooke Simmons of Fountain Run, a Biology major, Mahurin Honors College graduate and daughter of Carla Turner and Billy Simmons. 
  • Cory Smith of Whitesville, a Civil Engineering major, Mahurin Honors College graduate, son of Pam and Donny Smith and fiancé of Brianna Johnson.
  • Shelby Wade of Clarkson, a Biology major, Mahurin Honors College graduate and daughter of Stacy Bibelhauser and Steve Wade.
  • Franklyn Wallace of Georgetown, who is receiving concurrent degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry, Mahurin Honors College graduate and son of Jennifer and Keith Wallace.
  • William White of Scottsville, a Mechanical Engineering major, Mahurin Honors College graduate and son of Robin and Todd White.

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

  • Lizetta Cornwell of Peewee Valley, an Elementary Education major, Mahurin Honors College graduate daughter of Diane Cornwell.
  • Amber Smith of Leitchfield, an Elementary Education major, daughter of Mary and Doug Smith and fiancée of Rance Whobrey.

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