It was an award trifecta for Union Church as members Paul Smithson, Cheyenne and Richard Olson, and Sandy Bolster, swept the faculty and community service awards for 2013 at Berea College commencement, Sunday, May 5.
Winning the Paul Hagar Award for Excellence in Advising was Paul Smithson, professor of Chemistry at the college, who was cited for his tireless and creative support of students and their academic goals. Paul also chairs the Pastoral Relations Committee here at church.
Cheyenne and Richard Olson were selected to receive the Elizabeth Perry Miles Award for Community Service for their tireless work to promote sustainability and resilience in the Berea community.
And Sandy Bolster, superb director of the Basic Mathmatics Program, choir mom, and all around student advocate, recieved the college’s highest faculty honor, the Seabury Award for Excellence in Teaching. Three awards, three special members of the Union Church family! Congratulations!!