category: Campus News Carson-Newman University honors student service category: Campus News | May 22, 2013 John Loope, left, and Warren Payne, center, stand with Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Ross Brummett as they receive the Student Advocate of the Year Award. The two received the honor on behalf of Knoxville’s Kennesaw Promotional Products, Inc. Knoxville’s Kennesaw Promotional Products, Inc. was named Carson-Newman University’s Student Advocate of the Year during C-N’s annual Student Affairs Student Leadership Awards Banquet. Representing the company was John Loope and C-N Trustee Warren Payne. The banquet recognized student leaders and those contributing to C-N’s student experience within the Student Affairs Division. “We have such fine students who volunteer their time and talents to make this University a wonderful place,” said Shelley Ball, dean of students. “They are the reason we come to work every day and we’re so proud of each one.” Awards are broken down into various categories. Student Affairs Awards: Student Organization of the Year: YOKE; Outstanding Program of the Year: Time Capsule Event (Student Government Association); Student Affairs Staff Member of the Year: Staff of Appalachian Outreach and Samaritan House; Student Leader of the Year: Abi Parker. Recreational Services Awards: Senior Intramural Service Recognitions: Rachel Logemann and Logan Hester; Intramural Soaring Eagle Awards: Corbin Hedges and Rachel Logemann. Residence Life Awards: Male Resident Assistant of the Year: Timothy Guthrie; Female Resident Assistant of the Year: Katelynn Davenport; Second Mile Award: Baker Smidt. Appalachian Outreach (AO) Awards: AO Student Volunteer of the Year: Megan Rockefeller and Sarah Yonts. Campus Ministries Awards: Baptist Collegiate Ministries Servant Spirit Award: Abi Parker; James and Irene Murphy Missions Scholarship: Rachel Gillespie. Student Activities: Most Valuable Student Advocate Award: Alex Griffith; Association Volunteerism Award: Katie Boleware; Most Valuable Committee: Projects and Services; Staff Appreciation Award: Ondes Webster; President’s Excellence Award: Emily Campbell. Ambassador of the Year: Rachel Gillespie; Student Philanthropy Organization of the Year: Student Ambassador Association. Star Student of the Year; Ivan Alvarado; Star Supporter of the Year: Chad Morris; The Helping Hand Award: Alisha Cox; The Best Grinner and Bearer: Joe Mixon. First Year and Conference Services: B.O.L.D. Student Worker Service Award: Abigail Walker; First Year Student Commitment Award: Nick Tankersly.