Honors Convocation 2023

Briar Cliff University Students Honored for Academic Excellence

May 15, 2023


Briar Cliff University faculty recognized students for their leadership, values, and academic excellence at the 2023 Honors Convocation.

The following students received an undergraduate award:


  • Dorthy Collins Art Scholar: Lexi Weber
  • Biology: Kaegan Held
  • Enviormental Science: Taylor Lamprecht
  • Accounting: Luis Magana
  • Business Administration: Trey Rogers
  • Marketing: Connor Groves
  • Sports Management: Brandon Hohenstein
  • Biochemistry: Analy Phonekphady
  • Chemistry: Tyler Bailer
  • Computer Science: Madisyn Rogan
  • Mathematics: Luke Lehmann
  • Criminal Justice: Kimberly Arreola
  • Mass Communications: Madeline Dishaw
  • Graphic Design: Matthew Delgado
  • Sports Information: Morgan Jones
  • Elementary Education: Nicole McGlauflin
  • Secondary Education: Madison Hough
  • History: Ruben Munoz
  • Kinesiology: Frankie Valencia
  • Human Performance: Konnor Sudmann
  • English: Haley Koob
  • Sister Loyola Service Award in English/Writing: Kailee Tucker
  • Writing: Hope Wagner
  • Theology: Christian Seibold
  • Spanish: Ximena Perez
  • Music: Matthew Griesel
  • Nursing: Alex Kremer
  • Behavior Analysis: Quentin Evers
  • Psychology: Sydney Cobbs
  • Sister Muriel Ford Social Justice Award: Caitlin Grogan
  • Honors Program Graduates: Breanna Gill, Amanda Grell, and Kennedy Andersen
  • Presidential Scholars: Taryn Bedow, Sydney Cobbs, Breanna Gill, and Taylor Lamprecht
  • Bishop’s Scholars: Haley Koob, Payton Slaughter, and Amanda Grell


Awardees within graduate programs include:


Distinguished Graduate Student in Health Care Administration Award: Shannon Cunningham

Distinguished Graduate Student in Management Award for Human Resource Management: Edward Ryan

Distinguished Graduate Student in Management Award for Leadership: Audrey DeWitt

Distinguished Graduate Student in Management Award for Sports Management: Angelica Campa

Distinguished Graduate Student in Nursing Award: Darcy Reynolds

Distinguished Doctor of Nurse Practitioner: Dorcas Kamau

Distinguished Graduate Student in Physical Therapy Award: Megan Driesen


Students recognized for distinguished alumni awards:

Distinguished Senior Alumni Award: Kennedy Andersen

Distinguished Graduate Student Award: Brian Murman


Taylor Lamprecht was named Valedictorian along with Kaegan Held being named Salutatorian.

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