University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Student Awards and Honors

Awards

The Mary Hardin-Baylor Loyalty Cup: Awarded at commencement to the senior student(s) who is most representative of the ideals, traditions, and spirit of the University both in the classroom and on the campus.

The President’s Award: Presented at commencement to a student(s) for meritorious service to the senior class and to the University. This award is not necessarily given every year.

Accounting Excellence Award: Presented annually to an outstanding fourth or fifth year Accounting major by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

American Institute of Chemists Award: Administered by the American Institute of Chemists to recognize outstanding seniors majoring in Chemistry. Given in recognition of a demonstrated record of ability, leadership, and professional promise.

Austin-Burks Award: Presented annually to the outstanding Art major. This award is sponsored by the Art Department and is selected by the Art faculty on the basis of academic performance and artistic ability. This award is given in honor of Dr. Ted Austin and Mrs. Maurine Burks who taught Art at UMHB for 25 and 21 years respectively.

Baylorian Award: Presented annually to the Managing Editor, Literary Editor, and Art Editor of the Baylorian.

The Evelyn McFatridge Brashears Award: These awards are given on behalf of Mr. Charles E. McFatridge in honor of his sister, Mrs. Evelyn M. Brashears, former English professors at UMBH: Vignette Award, All Literature Award, and Poetry Award.

Business Computer Information Systems Faculty Award: Presented annually to a senior pursuing a Business Computer Information Systems Department major that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance, exceptional character, successful practical work performance, and service to the computer departments are major considerations in recipient selections.

The Business Education Award: Presented to the graduating senior pursuing certification in business education who shows the greatest potential for becoming an outstanding teacher.

The Laura Cole Award: Presented to the senior Nursing student selected by the Nursing faculty as the outstanding member of the graduating class. The award is based on scholarship, leadership, and service. This award was established in honor of Miss Anna Laura Cole, Director Emeritus of Scott and White Memorial Hospital College of Nursing.

College of Business Dean’s Award: Presented annually to a senior pursuing a McLane College of Business major who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished business leader.

College of Business Faculty Award: Presented annually to a senior pursuing a McLane College of Business major who has best exemplified Christian ethical and moral standards, leadership, and scholarship.

Delta Psi Theta Award: Presented annually by Delta Psi Theta, UMHB Mathematics Society, to the student with the highest grade in Calculus I.

EXSS Major of the Year Award: The Exercise Sport Science “Major of the Year” award is presented annually to a senior pursuing an Exercise and Sport Science Department major who has demonstrated exceptional qualities of scholarship, leadership, integrity, and character throughout their academic career. Outstanding academic performance along with distinguished ethical and moral standards are major criteria in recipient selection.

The Freshman Science Award: Given annually to the freshman student who has the highest grade in General Chemistry.

Genetics Award: Presented annually to the most outstanding student in Genetics.  This award is sponsored by the UMHB Biology Department and the selection of awardees is made on the basis of combined academic performance in lecture and lab.

The Lillian Shelton Harral Speech Award: Given annually to an outstanding senior Speech Communication student.

The W. F. Hutmacher Scholarly Writing Award: Given annually to the winner of Sigma Tau Delta’s contest for literary scholarship in honor of Dr. W. F. Hutmacher, a faculty member in the UMHB English Department for 22 years.

Kappa Mu Epsilon Award: Presented annually by the Texas Kappa chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, National Mathematics Honor Society, to the student with the highest grade in Abstract Algebra.

Outstanding Graduating Senior in Christian Studies Award: This award is given to the graduating senior with the highest GPA in the College of Christian Studies who also demonstrates outstanding Christian character and ministry service.

Outstanding MBA Student Award: Presented annually to a Master of Business Administration student that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance and successful practical work performance are major considerations in recipient selection.

Outstanding MSIS Student Award: Presented annually to a Master of Science in Information Systems student that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance and successful practical work performance are major considerations in recipient selection.

Outstanding Senior Chemistry Major Award: Given to outstanding senior Chemistry majors. This award is sponsored by the UMHB Chemistry Department, and the selection of awardees is made by the Chemistry faculty on the basis of academic performance, professional involvement, and service to the department.

Outstanding Student in Biology Award: Presented each spring to the most outstanding senior majoring in Biology with either a Cell Biology or Organismal Biology emphasis. The selection of the awardee is made by the Biology faculty based on scholarship, integrity, professionalism, and potential for success in the field of biology.

Outstanding Student in Business Computer Information Systems Award: Presented annually to a Business Computer Information Systems senior that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance and successful practical work performance are major considerations in recipient selection.

Outstanding Student in Business Systems Award: Presented annually to a Business Systems senior that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance and successful practical work performance are major considerations in recipient selection.

Outstanding Student in Distributed Operating Systems Award: Presented annually to a Computer Science major with a specialization in Distributed Operating Systems that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance and successful practical work performance are major considerations in recipient selection.

Outstanding Student in Economics Award: Presented annually to an Economics senior that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance and successful practical work performance are major considerations in recipient selection. 

Outstanding Student in Entrepreneurship Award: Presented annually to an Entrepreneurship senior that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance and successful practical work performance are major considerations in recipient selection.

Outstanding Student in Finance Award: Presented annually to a Finance senior that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance and successful practical work performance are major considerations in recipient selection.

Outstanding Student in International Business Award: Presented annually to an International Business senior that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance and successful practical work performance are major considerations in recipient selection.

Outstanding Student in Investment Management Award: Presented annually to an Investment Management senior that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance and successful practical work performance are major considerations in recipient selection.

Outstanding Student in Management Award: Presented annually to a Management senior that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance and successful practical work performance are major considerations in recipient selection.

Outstanding Student in Marketing Award: Presented annually to a Marketing senior that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance and successful practical work performance are major considerations in recipient selection.

Outstanding Student in Multimedia and Information Technology Award: Presented annually to a Multimedia and Information Technology senior that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance and successful practical work performance are major considerations in recipient selection.

Outstanding Student in Network Security Award: Presented annually to a Computer Science major with a specialization in Network Security that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance and successful practical work performance are major considerations in recipient selection.

Outstanding Student in Object-Oriented Systems Award: Presented annually to a Computer Science major with a specialization in Object-Oriented Systems that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance and successful practical work performance are major considerations in recipient selection.

Outstanding Student in Technology & Training Award: Presented annually to a Multimedia and Information Technology senior that has demonstrated exceptional leadership, scholarship, integrity, and potential for becoming a distinguished leader in his/her profession. High academic performance and successful practical work performance are major considerations in recipient selection.

Pi Gamma Mu Award: Given to a senior Social Science major who has demonstrated scholarship, leadership, and service.

Presser Foundation Award: Awarded annually by the Presser Foundation to institutions with recognized quality Music programs. The award is to be given, based on selection by the Music Faculty, to an outstanding Music major at the end of his/her junior year.

Sigma Tau Delta Short Story Award: Presented annually by Sigma Tau Delta, National Honorary English Fraternity, for the best short story of the year.

Teacher Education Committee Award: Presented to the student who has demonstrated scholastic ability (top fifteen percent in grade point average of those students graduating and certified to the Texas Education Agency for a Teaching Certificate) and, in the opinion of the Teacher Education Committee, possesses the traits and demonstrates the attitudes most representative of the teaching profession.

The UMHB McLane College of Business Bloomberg Business Week Writing Awards: These awards, sponsored by the international business publication company, Bloomberg L.P., are awarded to three McLane College of Business students on the basis of a research paper competition. Winning papers are chosen by the McLane College of Business faculty on the basis of writing excellence and the papers’ contribution to Business Academic Scholarship.

Zondervan-UMHB Award for Excellence in Biblical Greek: The biblical languages faculty awards the Zondervan-UMHB Award for Excellence in Biblical Greek to the student with the most hours in biblical Greek and who attains the highest grade point average in biblical Greek.

Zondervan-UMHB Award for Excellence in Biblical Hebrew: The biblical languages faculty awards the Zondervan-UMHB Award for Excellence in Biblical Hebrew to the student with the most hours in biblical Hebrew, who attains the highest grade point average in biblical Hebrew, and who participates in Eta Beta Rho (the National Scholastic Honor Society for Students of Hebrew Language and Culture).

Medals

The Provost’s Medal: Given at commencement to the senior(s) with the highest overall grade point average for four years.  Recipients must complete a minimum of 60 hours in residence at UMHB.

The Bluebonnet Medal: Awarded annually to the editor of the University annual, The Bluebonnet, in recognition of the time and effort expended in editing the publication.

Outstanding Christian Young Man Medal: Presented to the outstanding Christian young man of the University whose influence has been most helpful to the entire student body and the University as a whole.

The Jewel Vickers Payne Memorial Medal: Presented annually to the Art student who exhibits superior drawing skills.

Stella P. Ross Memorial Medals: Established by Dr. A. A. Ross as a memorial to Stella P. Ross:

First: To the most outstanding Christian woman whose influence has been most helpful to the entire student body and to the University as a whole. She is chosen by a representative committee of the faculty, appointed by the President of the University.

Second: To the student who makes the most progress in English during the school year. The recipient shall be selected by members of the English faculty of the University.

Third: To the student, the daughter of a minister or a missionary, whose life and influence most measure up to the standards and ideals of the University. This woman is to be selected by the University Chaplain, the Dean of Students, the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the President of the University.

The F. B. Russell Journalism Medal: Presented annually to the editor of the University newspaper, The Bells.