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Rocky Mountain College academic awards presented at April banquet

BILLINGS, April 12, 2017 – Rocky Mountain College students were honored on April 11, 2017, for their academic and civic accomplishments at the 2017 RMC Academic Awards Banquet.

Presented with the prestigious President’s Cup were Makala McDonough and Kobi Hudson. This award is presented by RMC President Bob Wilmouth to two graduating seniors, one female and one male, based on scholarship, leadership, and contributions to RMC and the greater community. Faculty makes the selection.

Winning the Dean’s Cup were Justan Baker, Treve Icenoggle, Frida Svedberg, and Jesper Lindstrom. This award goes to the female and male seniors with the highest cumulative grade point average.

For the Ossie Abrams Faculty Excellence Awards, graduating seniors nominated teachers who “go beyond the call.” Four instructors receiving the highest number of nominations received the 2017 ­­­award: Dan Albrecht, Professor of Biology; Clete Knaub, Associate Professor of Business and Aviation; Mark Moak, Professor of Art; and Barbara Vail, Professor of Psychology.

The following RMC students received their major’s departmental award for academic success:

  • Master of Educational Leadership: Chantel Babcock
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies: Robert Hauptman
  • Accounting: Whitney Wollman
  • Art: Elyssa Leininger
  • Aviation Studies: Piotr Held
  • Biology: Andraya Hawks & Justan Baker
  • Business: Karel Kaiser
  • Communication Studies: Mira Cleveland
  • Bob Lyon Speech & Debate: Molly Davis
  • Civic Engagement: Cassandra Cook
  • Computer Science: Layne Britton & Ean McLaughlin
  • Education Elementary: Pam Arland
  • Education Secondary: Jack Shultz
  • English: Emily Skiles
  • Environmental Management & Policy: Cameron Woods
  • Environmental Science: April Wood & Noah Oloff
  • Equestrian Studies: Natalie Sheffer
  • Geology: Eirik Anderson, Alethea Shaules, & Taylor Bienvenue
  • Health & Human Performance: Tommy Little & Brandy Kumm
  • History: Larissa Sikel & Zoe Escarda
  • Mathematics: Austin Webber & Kobi Hudson
  • Music: Courage Louviere 
  • Political Science: Larissa Sikel & Molly Davis
  • Psychology: Amanda Ott
  • Services for Academic Success: Melvin Ware
  • Sociology: Larissa Sikel
  • Theatre Arts – Performance: Kaleb Price  
  • Theatre Arts – Technical: Marina Eshelman