Student Stories: Students and Faculty Honored at The Winstons

By Madison Ingram ’20 ΚΑΘ, Chief Editor of The Columns

This article is reprinted by permission of The Columns.

A new leadership and Greek awards ceremony coined with the name “The Winstons” was hosted by the Campus Activities Board on Thursday, April 18, in Backer Dining Hall. Students, faculty and organizations were nominated for awards by Westminster students.

The red-carpet awards ceremony kicked off at 7 p.m. and was hosted by Andrew Green, who brought humor and energy to the event. Those who won awards received a glass trophy with their name and award etched on the front.

Campus Activities Board (CAB) members organized The Winstons, which is an awards ceremony that is new this year. CAB members, from left: Reagan DeCamp, Clay Osceola, Missy Rolseth, Barrett Houska, Payton Cooley, Grant Shockley, Lauren Williams, and Jaxon Davis

Some of the awards presented at the Winstons were freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior of the year, the Pat Kirby Student and Faculty awards, numerous Greek awards, and the Drosten Cup, which is given to the group or organization with the most service hours and participation in philanthropic events.

DeAndre White was awarded Freshman of the Year, Emily Thomeczek was awarded Sophomore of the Year, and Senior of the Year was presented to Kjia Zuroweste. A tie in the Junior of the Year nominations led to two winners: Melissa Rolseth and Regan DeCamp.

The winner of the first ever Pat Kirby Faculty award was Dr. John Langton. Langton announced that this would be his last full semester teaching at Westminster but quickly added he expects to be teaching courses part time for another three years. He received a standing ovation and even moved a few to tears after his speech.

The three winners of the Drosten Cup this year were Eco House, the Women’s Basketball Team, and Alpha Gamma Delta.

The evening concluded with complimentary sugar cookies, pink lemonade and water.

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Sarah Rummel Backer is the Director of Media Relations and Senior Writer at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. A proud Westminster graduate, Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications in the areas of higher education, medicine, agriculture, and the private business sector.