Providence University College students who excelled academically and provided exemplary leadership during the 2017-18 school year were recognized, Tuesday, at the sixth annual Faculty Awards Lunch.
Cameron McKenzie, Vice President for Providence University College, opened the event with a prayer, after which the students, families, faculty and other guests in attendance enjoyed a Greek-themed meal of chicken souvlaki, potatoes, flatbread, salad and baklava. Faculty then presented 14 awards in numerous academic and humanitarian categories.
The winners are as follows:
Student Life Leadership Award
Two Student Life Leadership awards are given each year to students who have displayed a positive influence on campus and who have exemplified strong Christian character and leadership. Each student should be involved in campus activities and support the mission statement of the College.
Laura Wiens; Joseph Hoogerdijk
The H.H. Janson Memorial Award
Given to a student who has exhibited stability spirituality, acceptable academic attainment and especially the potential as an expository preacher. This award is made possible by the bequest of Dr. H.H. Janson, who served on the faculty of Vancouver Bible College for 14 years and as President of Providence University College from 1947 to 1949.
The Shiel’s Memorial Award for Missions
Given to a student who has evidenced special interest and leadership in missions and who represents acceptable academic standing.
The Jesse F. Lynn Memorial Award
Awarded annually to a missionary who plans to return to the field.
The Charles & Irene Christian Memorial Award
Given to a returning student who will be spending at least two months of his or her summer in home or cross-cultural Christian ministry, who presents acceptable academic standards and who has demonstrated special interest in and aptitude for full-time Christian ministry at home or abroad.
The Mary Hiebert Memorial Award for Humanitarian Service
This award is given to a student who has displayed outstanding humanitarian service.
The Theatre Award
Given to the student who has displayed ability, leadership and promise in the area of theatre performance and/or production.
The Chris Derksen Memorial Award
Awarded annually to a student who demonstrates a special enthusiasm and aptitude for choral music and its integration with spirituality and worship, and so provides leadership to the choral program by example.
The Clyde Krant Memorial Business Award
Given annually to a student who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration major, who has shown academic and leadership ability, and who has exemplified the objectives of the college. This award can be given either to a graduating student or to one who is returning for further study in the area of Business Administration.
The Social Sciences Award
Given to a returning Social Science major who demonstrates outstanding scholarship and the potential to communicate and contribute to the Social Sciences, and who has an AGPA of 3.5 or higher.
The History Award
Given to a student who has shown excellence in scholarship in the area of History. Students who receive this award must have an AGPA of 3.5 or higher after completing a minimum of 30 credit hours at Providence University College.
The Philosophy Award
Given to a student who has shown excellence in scholarship in the area of Philosophy. Students who receive this award must have an AGPA of 3.5 or higher after completing a minimum of 30 credit hours at Providence University College.
Christian Fry; Ryan Wirch
The Freshman Class Award
Given annually to a student in the upper quarter of the Freshman Class who has shown promise and leadership ability, has exemplified the objectives of the college and is continuing in a college program.
The Sophomore/Juniors Class Award
Given annually to a student in the upper quarter of the Junior and Sophomore Classes who has shown promise and leadership ability, has exemplified the objectives of the college and is continuing in the college program.
Providence congratulates all the winners and looks forward to presenting more awards at upcoming graduation banquets and ceremonies.