Outstanding UM students recognized at Senior Elite Night

Published 11:53 am Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Dozens of University of Montevallo students were honored for their achievements during Senior Elite Night on Nov. 6.

The event is a longstanding tradition dating back to 1933, and honors students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and leadership abilities during their time on campus. Faculty in each academic department select the student Senior Elite honorees, and the recipients typically have the highest major and overall GPA and will graduate with honors.

The following students were recognized as Senior Elite: Biology – Alexis Cortez, Chemistry – Olivia Eldridge, Chemistry – William Ryan Lowery, Communication Science and Disorders – Bria Owens, English – Mallory Currie, Environmental Studies – Yosheika Cummings, Foreign Language – Spanish – Olga Lucia Pruitt, Health Professions – Mariel Bertossi, Health Professions – Charles Wood, History – Mallory Currie, Mathematics – Austin Penton, Political Science – Zoe Scott, Psychology – Kristen Hayden, Social Work – Sarah Klinger, Sociology – Jessica Thrasher, Accounting – Lanie Bell, Accounting – Kelly Watts, Computer Informatics – Daniel Powers, Finance – James L. Smith, Management – Lauren (Kenley) Bledsoe, Marketing – Whitney Thorpe, Elementary Education – Victoria Watkins Morton, EDHH – Gillian May, Elementary Education – Collaborative – Mikayi Glasscock, FCS Education – Alex Rodriguez, FCS Retail Merchandising – Katherine Pearce, FCS Human Development and Family Studies – Joshua Love, EXNS Allied Health – Aubrey Long, EXNS Health Promotion – Amanda Gautreaux, EXNS Nutrition and Wellness – Jesse Anderson, EXNS Nutrition and Wellness – Zachary Olmsted, EXNS Strength and Conditioning Hannah Fernandez, Art – Cheyanne Smith, Communication Studies – Madison Barakat, Communication Studies – Jonathan Brewer, Mass Communication – Kendall Messer, Music Performance – Molly Mize, Music Education – Amy Summersett, Music – Elaina McBride, Theatre – Amber Hayes.

Several students were also honored as Who’s Who Among Students at the University based on their academic achievements, service to the UM community and campus involvement:

Nicole Anderson, Haley Bellefleur, Zelma Cable, Anna Callan, Christine Compton, Camryn Denver, Sarah Engle, Kelly Garrett, Sara Harbison, DeAndra Hodge, Madison Hollon, Bria Owens, Dakota Patrick, Lizeth Ramirez, Olivia Snyder, Sarah Trotti and Adrian Weiss were honored as Who’s Who.

Mr. and Mrs. Montevallo Finalists, who are elected by their peers, were also honored during the event. Finalists are Keontez Mitchell, Jeffrey Odgers, Dakota Patrick, Sarah Engle, Bria Owens and Paige Wyatt. Rylee Holt and Alex Binion were recognized as Gold Side leaders and Bria Owens and Dakota Patrick were recognized as Purple Side leaders.

Each year, the senior class dedicates Senior Elite Night to one faculty member. This year’s honoree was Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, assistant professor of psychology.

Montevallo Masters serve as official hosts and hostesses at UM events, and were recognized during the event. This year’s Montevallo Masters are Abby Askins, Haley Blozik, Terrance Boykin, Alex Cochran, Christine Compton, Jeslyn Crawford, Julia Davis, Olivia Eldridge, Sarah Engle, Seth Graham, Jay Houser, William Lowery, Kaylan Martin, Daniel Moore, Bria Owens, Dakota Patrick, Morgan Scott, Olivia Self, Rachel Smith and Cydni Taylor.

Members of this year’s UM Student Government Association cabinet were also honored during the event: Olivia Eldridge – SGA President, Madison Hollon – SGA Vice President, Natalie Seavers – Administrative Vice President, Alex Cochran – SGA Treasurer, Celia Venable – UPC Coordinator, Bria Owens – Assistant UPC Coordinator, Anakate Andrasko – Director of Diversity and Student Outreach, Thomas Dillard – Student Trustee, Zoe Scott – Senate Clerk, Marissa Fletcher – Executive Secretary, Dakota Patrick – Director of Social Services, Emily Torres – Director of External Affairs, Solomon Balaam-Reed – President Pro-Tempore, Kelly Garrett – SGA Public Relations, Taylor Efird – Freshman Forum Advisor.