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Whitworth University Honors Class of 2020 Award Winners

May 19, 2020
Whitworth University is proud to honor this year’s seniors who have excelled in academics and leadership. These students are typically recognized at commencement, but with commencement postponed until October this year, the university elected to notify the students the week of their originally scheduled commencement ceremony in May.

Seven graduates earned the President’s Cup this year. The President’s Cup is awarded to students who have earned a 4.0 GPA and completed 126 credits in residence at Whitworth by the end of their final Jan Term. The honorees are:
  • Jude Battista, computer science & mathematics
  • Julia Haley, history/social studies, secondary education
  • Amanda Llorens, Spanish language & literature, theology
  • Stephanie Melton, French & francophone studies
  • Krystal Roberts, elementary education
  • Isaac Santos, political science
  • Rachel Wofford, mathematics
The Whitworth Servant Leadership Award honors a graduating senior who has exhibited an extraordinary commitment to serving the campus and the larger community. The Class of 2020 recipient of this award is:
  • Daniel Roberts, theology
The Distinguished Collegiate Achievement Award is given by vote of the faculty to two graduating seniors whose academic and extracurricular achievement demonstrates the fulfillment of the university’s educational goals, whose general potential promises to translate the university’s mission into a life of continuing leadership, and who may be regarded as models of the type of graduate the faculty desires to send out from the university. This year’s winners are:
  • Nadia Sarfraz, chemistry   
  • Lauren Taylor, chemistry, biophysics
The Whitworth Alumni Ideals Award recognizes students who have achieved academic excellence, have taken an active role in leadership through academic and extracurricular activities, exemplify the mission and goals of Whitworth, have attended Whitworth for at least two years, and have through their influence gained the respect of campus associates (students, faculty and staff). This year’s winners are:
  • Astrid LeRoy, psychology
  • Irman Toto Furume, political science
About Whitworth University:

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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