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Award and Prizes


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Ann MacPherson Weaver Award This award is given to a rising junior who exemplifies the courage, sense of humor and self-effacing qualities that were characteristics of Ann Weaver. This student is known for facilitating harmonious relationships within the Salem College community and maintains high academic standards. Established to honor Ann MacPherson Weaver.

Anne Woodward Student-Athlete of the Year This award is presented to the Salem College athlete who has achieved team and individual greatness during the academic year. The person is nominated by coaches and voted on by the athletic department staff.

Athletic Academic Achievement Award This award is given yearly to the athletic team with the highest cumulative G.P.A.

Carroll Lennon Residential Life Award This award is given to a student who exemplifies the spirit, enthusiasm and concern for fellow students that was characteristic of Carroll Lennon C’69. The award recipient is selected by a committee of student government officers, the dean of students and representatives of her staff.

Clark A. Thompson Community Service Award Established to honor the late Dr. Clark A. Thompson for his years of dedicated service to the College and to the larger community, this award recognizes a Salem student who has made a substantial commitment to volunteer community service beyond course requirements.

H.A. Pfohl Awards Established by the children and grandchildren of a long-time trustee of Salem Academy and College, the H.A. Pfohl Awards are given annually to: (1) a senior who exemplifies strong campus citizenship, Christian character, loyalty and effective service to the College; and (2) a faculty member who has demonstrated sound service, loyalty, Christian influence and effective teaching.

Inzer Byers History Award Sponsored by the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, this award recognizes excellence in an emerging scholar in history, political science or international relations and is given to a junior or senior showing outstanding potential in the skills of the historical discipline, including careful examination of evidence, analytical thinking and effective communication of ideas.

Jess Byrd Scholar-Athlete Award This award is presented to a graduating senior who for four years has attained a strong academic record and exhibited qualities of sportsmanship, athletic ability and leadership. The award is named in honor of Jess Byrd ‘27, a distinguished Lehman Professor of English (1937-1967) and a strong advocate for the academic advancement of women.

Katherine B. Rondthaler Awards The Alumnae Association of Salem College presents awards to students each year for the best creative work in art, literature and music.

Lovin History Award The Lovin History Award, established in honor of Cynthia Lovin McArthur, ‘75, is presented annually at honors convocation to the senior majoring/minoring in history, American studies, or art history who throughout her year at Salem College, has: maintained at least a 3.6 average overall; demonstrated, through independent study or honors work, her promise as a history scholar; and demonstrated a significant contribution to the Salem community through involvement in campus organizations.

Lucy Bramlette Patterson Award for Creative Writing Established in 2002 to honor a distinguished Salem Alumna whose life interests included a passion for creative writing, this award recognizes a Salem student in creative writing who has submitted an outstanding portfolio of work.

Mary Ann Campbell Davis Education Fund The Mary Ann Campbell Davis Education Fund (prize) is an wards of $500, to be given yearly, beginning in spring 2007, at the annual Honors Convocation. Mary Ann Campbell Davis (C’74) established this fund to be given to a senior undergraduate student who is seeking teaching licensure with preference given to an elementary education teacher candidate. The student should maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above, have strong teaching evaluations, and have demonstrated commitment to the teaching profession.

Penelope Niven Creative Writing Award Established in 1998 with a gift from Pauline Sims Medlin, a member of the Center for Women Writers board, this award honors Penelope Niven, writer-in-residence at Salem College, and recognizes outstanding work by a Salem College junior or senior in creative writing.

Nan Tilley Athletic Department Service Award Presented to an individual for exemplary service, selfless dedication and commitment to the athletic department’s philosophy and mission. This award is not given every year and is not necessarily awarded to an athlete.

President’s Prizes Established by the Alumnae Association of Salem College in 1958, the awards are made to recognize high academic achievement at the College. An award is also given to the first-year and to the junior with the highest G.P.A., provided she returns for the academic year immediately following.

Sarah Covington Fulcher Leadership Award Established in 1988 by Sarah Fulcher this award is given to an upper-class student displaying outstanding qualities of leadership. The recipient will have impacted the College or wider community and demonstrated tenacity and determination; the ability to make decisions and implement them; the ability to communicate clearly and effectively; and integrity, loyalty and dedication.

Scholar Athlete of the Year Award This award recognizes a sophomore, junior or senior athlete letter-winner who has the highest cumulative G.P.A.

Sophisteia Award The Sophisteia Award for students is a gift to Salem College from the Class of 1978, in conjunction with the Class of 1973. Established in 1978, it is presented to the senior graduate with the highest G.P.A. over four years. The Sophisteia Award, established by the Prime Times Alumnae Club, honors the adult graduate who has achieved the highest G.P.A. with full time enrollment over a minimum of two full years of study at Salem, the high standards and requirements that Salem College holds for its students.

Winnie Warlick Simpson Awards Established by the children of Winnie Warlick Simpson, a Salem College alumna. Awards are given to students who excel in music theory and music composition.

Women in Science and Mathematics Program Prize Awarded to a junior or senior majoring in one of the four disciplines in the science division, who has achieved as G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher and who has exemplified citizenship and scholarship by participating in the activities sponsored by the Women in Science and Mathematics program, tutoring and the honor societies. The recipient must show strong scholarship in the classroom and in research.