Dr. C.J. Vires, FHU vice president for academics and provost, presented the Faculty Scholarship-Leadership Medal to Isabel Harris at commencement exercises May 18. She graduated summa cum laude, earning a Bachelor of Science in mathematics. Multiple faculty members described her as “one of the finest students they have had the opportunity to teach,” Vires said
This spring, Harris was named the outstanding mathematics graduate. Harris presented her undergraduate research at the University’s annual Scholars Day.
“In addition to her academic excellence, her wide-ranging service to others as a teaching assistant and academic tutor, a counselor and teacher of young people at camp, in mission work, and in student devotionals and other aspects of FHU student life, reflect personal values consistent with the highest ideals of the University,” Vires said.
Harris learned last week that she had been awarded an H.Y. Benedict fellowship by the national college honor society Alpha Chi, one of only 10 such fellowships nationwide. She will use the fellowship this fall to pursue a doctorate in mathematics at Auburn University.
The Freed-Hardeman faculty began awarding the Faculty Scholarship-Leadership Medal in 1938 to the student in the graduating class who possesses to the highest degree the attributes of ability, quality of work, accuracy, love of knowledge and leadership. The selection is made by vote of the entire university faculty and is the highest honor the faculty bestows.
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