Alabaster resident receives Ole Miss’ highest academic award


An Alabaster resident and Hope Christian School graduate recently received the University of Mississippi’s top academic award during the school’s annual Honors Convocation.

Isaac Lichlyter was one of 59 University of Mississippi students to receive the 2013 Taylor Medal, which is awarded to no more than 0.45 percent of Ole Miss undergraduates each year.

Recipients of the award must have at least a 3.90 grade-point average. The award was established at Ole Miss in 1904 by Dr. William A. Taylor of Booneville in memory of his son, an honored 1871 alumnus of the university, according to the university.

Lichlyter is majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts. He is a member of the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.

His other academic honors include membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the university’s highest academic honor in the liberal arts. A graduate of Hope Christian School, he is the son of Phillip and Lisa Lichlyter.