Hannah Callahan, Senior from St. Louis, MO, was recently awarded the Edith Wright Award, established by, and named for, the mother of Professor Emeritus Deanna Tate, of Grand Prairie, TX. Dr. Tate established the award as a lasting tribute to her mother. The award is given to a student who manifests the values and characteristics of Mrs. Wright, who shows professional promise and demonstrates a high degree of ambition and determination. Dr. Tate funds this award with a monetary gift that recipients can use in whatever way they see fit. Hannah plans to pursue a career in Marriage & Family Therapy. She has completed a successful internship with Restore Ministries.
Emily Dunn, Senior Family Relations major from Mt. Juliet, TN, has distinguished herself as a servant scholar. She continues her work with the Nashville International Center for Empowerment as a mentor and guide to numerous refugee students. She recently presented a paper on her work at the Student Scholar Symposium, and was recognized by the Center as an outstanding volunteer. Emily has a heart for missions, with repeated trips to Ghana, where she plans to return this summer. Throughout her student career, she has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA.