outstanding students from the School of Applied Sciences received
The University of Mississippi's highest academic honor during
the 60th Honors Day convocation this spring.
of the prestigious Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medals were Ashley
Parker Hood, of Duncan, a communicative disorders major; Paige
Marie Kinslow of Little Rock, Arkansas, a communicative disorders
major; Amy Davis Rutherford of Brandon, a dietetics and nutrition
major; and Joli Wooldridge Nichols of Mantachie, an exercise science
are awarded to no more than 1 percent of the University's student
body each year. Recipients must be nominated for outstanding scholarship
in a particular field, combined with superior work in other subjects.
Each medal is
with the name of the nominating department.
A faculty committee commends students to be recognized
for "meritorious scholarship and deportment" from those
nominated by the participating division; then the University's
undergraduate and academic councils must approve the recommendations.
Eligible students must be seniors with a grade-point
average of 3.80 or higher and have completed at least 18 semester
hours in the school or college in which the nomination originates.
The awards were established in 1904 by Dr. William
A. Taylor of Booneville, in memory of his son, Dr. Marcus Elvis
Taylor, who graduated from the University in 1871, and out of
"benevolent regard and good will for the youth of the state
and the interest and work of The University of Mississippi.