Virtual Tapping on the Mound Recognizes UA Achievement

  • April 10th, 2020

The University of Alabama held a virtual Tapping on the Mound ceremony April 10 that recognized the accomplishments of numerous UA students, faculty and staff.

The historical marker on the Mound.The following were recognized during the ceremony.

Outstanding Freshmen: Julia Stewart and Jack Steinmetz.

Outstanding Sophomore: Jack Kappelman.

Outstanding Junior: Chloe Keck.

Outstanding Senior: Jane Gillette.

Outstanding Transfer Student: Eric Harrison.

Outstanding Graduate Students: Vincent Hill and Shelby Mills.

Anderson Society

Anderson Society, a senior honorary, was founded at The University of Alabama in 1975 and seeks to promote excellence in student leadership and service as well as high academic standards. Each year, 24 members are selected in recognition of their significant contributions to the University.

Allison Bailey, Joshua Britt, Lena Brysacz, Raymond Bulger, Laura Carrasquilla, Lauren Chambliss, Anna Lee Cook, William Gray, Demarcus Joiner, Hannah King, Caitlyn McTier, Mason Moorman, Taylor Roberson, Morgan Ross, Andrew Rutledge, Davis Silver, Anna Snyder, Savannah Stewart, Emry Summerville, Alexandra Thomasson, Kaitlin Tindol, Carlisle Washburne, Sanford Williams and Tameron Williams.

Honorary Members: Bart Adams, Dr. Tim Hebson, Shannon Hubbard, Michael Jones, Jhamal Mathis, Malik Seals and Caroline Wigley.

Mortar Board

Mortar Board, a national honor society for men and women, is based on leadership, scholarship and service. It is one of the highest honors that can be granted to seniors. Members must display outstanding dedication to service and leadership.

Faith Adam, Anna Clay Adams, Tyler Barnes, Abigail Barr, Caroline Bond, Colleen Borian, Joshua Britt, Lena Brysacz, Ansley Byars, Emma Capitanelli, Laura Carrier, Payton Cawley, Isaac Chambers, Lauren Chambliss, Megan Cobb, Ashley Coffman, Anna Lee Cook, Mary Alice Crocker, Kendall Davenport, Emily Davignon, Carson Derringer, Callie Dodd, Margaret Donlon, Lauren Eisenschenk, Grace Evans, Katelin Faherty, Katherine Fountain, Mykala Fowler, Madalyn Frazior, Brianna Fuchs, Nicholas Gangwer, Emma Gaster, Christopher Goulart, Kaitlyn Grady, William Gray, Katie Green, Caroline Ruth Hall, Mark Hamilton, Payti Harrison, Shelby Hatchett, Kathryn Hayes, Elizabeth Howard, Lauren Iosue, Erin Jacobs, Caitlyn Johnson, Erin Jolley, Mason Joyner, Reeva Kedia, Lucia Laux, Jillian Marks, Kathleen McManus, El McMillan, Mason Moorman, James Mozingo, Abigail Murphy, Brantley Oldenburg, Kirby Grace Olive, Devin O’Neal, Manning Owen, Anna Peters, Nicolas Ramos, Katie Retzbach, Ava Ringhoffer, Morgan Ross, Mason Ruffner, Erica Schaab, Emma Scott, Julia Smith, Autumn Solley, Savannah Stewart, Celeste Strong, Alexander Tedford, Alexandra Thomasson, Caneel Van Nostrand, Laura Waltman, Carlisle Washburne and Sanford Williams.

Honorary Members: Dr. Hilary Green and Dr. Susan White.

Blue Key Honor Society

Blue Key was, with Omicron Delta Kappa and the Jasons, one of the first three honor societies at The University of Alabama. During the Great Depression, Blue Key ceased operating on the campus, but it returned in 1987. Blue Key members are selected during spring semester of the junior year and must represent high scholastic ideals, leadership and diversity of background. Selection is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on rising seniors.

Anna Clay Adams, Cade Auerbach, Tyler Barnes, Alivia Bergman, Caroline Bonhaus, Lizzie Bonhaus, Cade Boseck, Joshua Britt, Emma Capitanelli, Laura Carrasquilla, Margaret Anne Clark, Megan Cobb, John Conger, Anna Lee Cook, Royce Dickerson, Margaret Donlon, Grace Dunbar, Katherine Fountain, Madalyn Frazior, Emma Gaster, Kaitlyn Grady, Erin Jacobs, Demarcus Joiner, Mason Joyner, Courtney King, Elizabeth Koslosky, Molly Lukas, James Mozingo, Abigail Murphy, Brantley Oldenburg, Devin O’Neal, Shelton Owen, Nicolas Ramos, Ava Ringhoffer, Morgan Ross, Davis Silver, Anna Snyder, Savannah Stewart, Celeste Strong, Samantha Tucker, Laura Waltman, Carlisle Washburne, Sydney Whalen, Sanford Williams and Tameron Williams.

Omicron Delta Kappa

The purpose of Omicron Delta Kappa is to recognize those students who have attained high standards in collegiate activities, to inspire others to strive for similar attainments, and to bring together students in all areas of college life: scholarship; athletics; campus or community service; social and religious activities; campus government; journalism, speech and mass media; and creative and performing arts.

Aija Abele, Cole Alexander, Talor Allen, Cade Auerbach, Tyler Barnes, Abigail Barr, Troy Bearden, Alivia Bergman, Lizzie Bonhaus, Caroline Bonhaus, Colleen Borian, Austen Boroff, Brooke Brascho, Pike Briggs, Joshua Britt, Lena Brysacz, Natasha Burrell, Emma Capitanelli, Kayla Carlson, Laura Carrier, Lauren Chambliss, Madison Cheever, Andrew Conquest, Sarah Conrad, Anna Lee Cook, Danielle Deavours, Danae Delfin, Royce Dickerson, Callie Dodd, Margaret Donlon, Grace Dunbar, Ariyana Dyer, Mariah Ellis, Grace Evans, Abby Feeder, Logan Fenhouse, Katherine Fountain, Mykala Fowler, Madalyn Frazior, Christopher Froehlich, Jackson Fuentes, Nicholas Gangwer, Meghan Gilhooly, Sydney Golden, Christopher Goulart, Kaitlyn Grady, William Gray, Katie Green, Madison Green, Sarah Hahn, Keilani Hamann, Paige Hamilton, Camille Hannon, Payti Harrison, Elaine Hatfield, Catherine Hauck, Abby Horton, Kendall Hudgins, Halee Hudson, Leilani Johnson, Caitlyn Johnson, Elroy Johnson, Demarcus Joiner, Mason Joyner, Emily Kabalin, Reeva Kedia, Hannah King, Courtney King, Elizabeth Koslosky, Dylan Lanas, John Lessley Jr., Anne Dillon Loflin, Kylie Long, Jillian Marks, Melanie Marshall, Erin McCann, Helen McClellan, Kathleen McManus, Grace Meagher, Scott Mitchell, Iriana Molusky, Mason Moorman, Abigail Murphy, Sydney Noordsy, Alexa Nunn, Brantley Oldenburg, Priscilla Olson, Anne Ostrander, Shelton Owen, John Pace, Tarsha Patterson, Dawn Paysinger, Tyler Prine, Nicolas Ramos, Brooke Randall, Jesse Rentz, Katie Retzbach, Ava Ringhoffer, Geneva Roach, Jason Rothfarb, Mackenzie Rutledge, Erica Schaab, Hunter Scott, Katelyn Senkus, Darnell Sharperson, Anna Sherman, Ashley Shires, C. Pruett Singleton, Mary Smith, Anna Snyder, Clare Spelick, Sloane Stabenow, Savannah Stewart, Celeste Strong, Emilia Stuart, Emry Summerville, Kathryn Taylor, Alexander Tedford, Katherine Teipel, Callie Thackston, Emma Thomas, Alexandra Thomasson, Devin Thompson, Kaitlin Tindol, Samantha Tucker, Kyira Tyler-Cox, Jodi Vadinsky, Caneel Van Nostrand, Jacob Wachs, Jacob Waggoner, Jordan Walker, Carlisle Washburne, Ellen Waters, Hannah Wells, Talya Whyte, Adrienne Wiggins, Sanford Williams, Tameron Williams and Katherine Witt.

Honorary Members: Bailey Hemphill and Michael Jones.

2020 Alumni Student Award Recipients

The purpose of the Alumni Student Award is to honor seniors who have excelled in academics and extracurricular activities, shown strength of character and maturity, and displayed exceptional hospitality toward guests and friends of the University. Nominations are accepted from student organizations, deans, department heads, University administrators, alumni, faculty and friends of the University. The selection committee for the Alumni Student Award and the Outstanding Senior Award consists of students, alumni and faculty. The students receiving the award are Baylee Clark and Peyton Daniel Strickland.

Autherine Lucy Foster Award: Dr. Kathleen Cramer and Demarcus Joiner.

Cleo Thomas Award: Ashley Christina Adams, Abdul Rahman R. Barrie, Rhonalda Wynette Bonner, Raine Cook, Ashalya D. Hayes, JeMarcus Pullins, Sarah B. Strickland and Tyler E. Yarbrough.

Harold Bishop Award: Noah K. Anzaldua, Ashleigh M. Gibbs, Courtney S. King, Daija Monae Lampkin, Dakota L. McCurley, Caitlyn Nicole McTier, Riley J. Raynor and Brianna A. Smith.

Walter R. Guyton Service Award: Dr. Ruperto “Toti” Perez.

Frances S. Summersell Award: Judge Pete Johnson and Lee Sellers.

Dr. Kathleen Cramer Award: Demarcus Joiner and Dr. Christine Taylor.

Living Legend Award: Dr. Robert E. Witt.

Other Club Outstanding Senior Award: Bennett McGehee.

Other Club Outstanding Faculty Award: Dr. Ruperto “Toti” Perez.

Amanda Grace Taylor Watson Distinctive Image Award: Dr. Kathleen Cramer.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.