Campus News: 2022 Hicks Scholars Announced

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2022 Hicks Scholars Announced
- 4/30/2022

2022 Hicks Scholars Announced


Lee recently awarded 14 freshmen students from various disciplines with the Hicks Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded at the end of the freshman year to the most outstanding student in a given discipline, determined by that discipline's faculty. The funds are applied during the student's sophomore year.


"We are thrilled to recognize 14 of our most outstanding students as recipients of the Hicks Scholarship," said Jennifer Cornett, director of First Year Programs. "These students have exhibited remarkable passion and commitment to their discipline in their first year at Lee, and we, along with the faculty members that have chosen them, believe they will be highly successful throughout the rest of their Lee journey."


The 2022 Hicks Scholars are Marissa Hadaway, a criminal justice major from Kalamazoo, Michigan; Cami Hopkins, a psychology and criminal justice double major from Dahlonega, Georgia; Joshua Rice, from Chattanooga, Tennessee; Ruthie Hester, a secondary history education major from Princeton, North Carolina; Bowen Kramer, a political science major from Macon, Georgia; Karsyn Rhoades, an English major from Chattanooga, Tennessee; Luke Wilson, a history and Spanish major from Covington, Georgia; Addie Standish, a math and computer science major from Chattanooga, Tennessee; Makayla Perez, a biology major with a pre-professional emphasis from Soddy Daisy, Tennessee; Hannah Maupin, an elementary education major from Cleveland, Tennessee; Haley Grime, a special education teacher from Lebanon, Tennessee; Morgan Feil, an exercise science major with a pre-athletic emphasis from Wilmington, Delaware; Elijah Patty, a business administration major from Cleveland, Tennessee; and Nathaniel Taylor, an information systems major from Ooltewah, Tennessee.


"I am incredibly honored to have been chosen for this award and am very grateful to all the Communication Arts faculty for this opportunity," said Rice, who studies digital media with a studio production emphasis. "All the professors and students have been so welcoming my first year at Lee, and I am blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community."


The scholarship is given in memory of the late B.L. Hicks, a long-time pastor and member of Lee's Board of Directors. His daughter, Dorcas Headley, gave the money for the scholarships and named them in his memory. B.L. Hicks Hall, an apartment-style residence hall on Lee's campus, was also named in memory of Reverend Hicks.


"I'm so grateful for the opportunity to be a Hicks Scholar, and it is an honor to be recognized as a diligent student by the Helen DeVos College of Education," said Maupin.

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