Sara Jones ’08 with the family of the late Janet Harvey Trivette ’78
75 awards and scholarships were announced along with recognition of those inducted into honor societies. This year, two newly created awards were presented for the first time. The R-MC Board of Associates Leadership Scholarship was awarded to Tia Bryant ’10. It is awarded annually to promote and recognize student leadership.
The second was The Janet Harvey Trivette ’78 Student Award which was presented to Sara Jones ’08. The recipient must be a graduating senior who is a woman and possess characteristics such as generosity of spirit, compassion for others, and a love of life. The award is in memory of Janet Harvey Trivette, a 1978 graduate, who passed away last year after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Three faculty members and one administrator were honored for their dedication to education and the students at R-MC. The Thomas Branch Award for Excellence in Teaching is decided annually by students. This year, Dr. Hal Breitenberg (religious studies) and Dr. Scott London (sociology) were presented with this very special award. Dr. Mike Fenster (environmental studies) was awarded The United Methodist Church Exemplary Teaching Award and Dr. Marilyn Gibbs (registrar) was named The Samuel Nelson Gray Distinguished Professor Award.