William Estes, graduate student, Lexington – A graduate of Lexington High School and the son of Vance and Donna Griffith of Columbia, William received the Preston Award in Secondary Education.
Sharon L. Givens, graduate student, Columbia – The daughter of Willie E. Givens and the late Juanita H. Givens, Sharon received the Lorin Anderson Award for Doctoral Research.
Ryan N. Goodwin, graduate student, Valparaiso, Ind. – A graduate of Valparaiso High School and the son of Joyce and Gary Goodwin, Ryan received the Dr. Patterson Wardlaw Memorial Fellowship for demonstrated professional potential and leadership skills.
Colleen Gordon, junior, Fort Mill – A graduate of Fort Mill High School and the daughter of Bill and Karen Gordon, Colleen received the Outstanding Member Award from Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in the field of education.
Victoria Grace Hahn, graduate student, Bardstown, Ky. – A graduate of Bardstown High School and the daughter of Tim and Vicki Hahn, Victoria received the Robert G. Thurber Award for outstanding promise and demonstrated leadership in higher-education administration.
Markesha Miller Hall, graduate student, Pageland – A graduate of Central High School and the daughter of Roosevelt and Minnie B. Miller, Markesha received the Outstanding Student Award from the department of educational studies. She also received the Johnnie McFadden Award for her outstanding contributions to diversity and transcultural counseling by a doctoral student.
Daniele Houghton, senior, Austin, Texas – A graduate of John B. Connally High School and the daughter of Maryellen Villareal and Graham E. Houghton, Daniele was recognized as a Diverse Pathways Transfer Fellow, which honors prospective teachers with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.
Angela Hughes, senior, Summerville – A graduate of Summerville High School and the daughter of Timothy Hughes, Angela received the Mary Carter Grant Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a prospective teacher of elementary art education.