Gardner-Webb Students Receive National Recognition on Annual Who’s Who List

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Annual “Who’s Who” List Includes 25 GWU Students

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Gardner-Webb University is pleased to announce that 25 students have been named to the 2014-15 “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” Each year, more than 2,800 schools across the United States and the District of Columbia nominate students for the prestigious award.

For consideration in the Who’s Who program, students must have an outstanding grade point average (GPA), participate in school organizations or leadership activities, be involved in the community, exhibit future leadership ability or potential, and meet any other requirements that the student’s member institution requires. In order to be considered for the program, students have to be nominated by a faculty member at their college or university.

The Who’s Who program has recognized students since 1934 and is one of the highest academic honors. Students accepted into the program receive a certificate acknowledging their accomplishments. The program also provides accepted students the opportunity to win one of three scholarships awarded in May. Students also had the chance to submit a biography highlighting their accomplishments or other important milestones. All winners will have their name in an official Who’s Who book, and those who choose to submit a biography will have their submission published in that book.

The following GWU students were selected for the list with major and hometown:

Addison Rae Abee, Sociology and Psychology, Charlotte, N.C.

Samantha Grace Allen, Psychology, Mauldin, S.C.

Kristin Nicole Allison, Chemistry, Old Fort, N.C.

Carrie Lee Elizabeth Arant, Biblical Studies, Charlotte, N.C.

Delton Wayne Barnes, Sport Management, Conyers, Ga.,

Benjamin Aaron Bell, Athletic Training, Greensboro, N.C.

Alexandra Leigh Briggs, Elementary Education, Cullowhee, N.C.

Tanner Burch, Exercise Science, Bluffton, S.C.

Charity Anne Byrum, Exercise Science, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Kevin Clary, Music Education, Gaffney, S.C.

Lydia Marie Fuller, Sport Management, Raleigh, N.C.

Collin Ray Helms, Communication & New Media, Monroe, N.C.

Merritt Rae Huff, Music, Taylors, S.C.

Ellen Victoria Huneycutt, Marketing, Locust, N.C.

Joshua Thomas-Keith Johnson, Environmental Science, Greenville, S.C.

Benjamin Payne, Marketing, Pendleton, Ind.

Carson Shoupe, Philosophy and Theology, Harrisburg, N.C.

Carson Strange, Information Systems, Henrico, Va.

Andrea Thomas, Psychology, Shelby, N.C.

Devan Wade Vandenbark, Psychology, Hamilton, Ohio

Sarah Elise Venn, Biology, Monroe, N.C.

Ralph Barney Voyles, III, Administration, Charlotte, N.C.

Hannah Ruth Winn, Nursing, Concord, N.C.

Matthew Wyatt, Music Education, Lyman, S.C.

Matthew Taylor Yelverton, Biology, Waxhaw, N.C.


Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University offers a comprehensive academic experience that introduces students to the diverse world of ideas and to the people who think them, preparing them for professional success and for productive citizenship.