Butler Community College honored the 2012 Order of the Purple Graduates in a special ceremony on May 11. Students eligible for the Order of the Purple must have completed 30 hours at Butler and hold a 3.75 or higher cumulative grade point average.
The First Place Winner for the 2011-2012 Winnie Broers Estate Award was Mallory Phillips of Conway Springs, Kan. She will receive a transfer scholarship of $500 per semester for four semesters to study veterinary medicine at K-State. The Runner Up award winner for 2011-2012 Winnie Broers Estate Award was Jared Wynn of Ashland, Ohio. He will receive $375 per semester for four semesters to study animal science at K-State.
The Helen Teter Zebold Science Award was given to Jenna Gannon. This honor is awarded to a graduating sophomore majoring in science, math or engineering. The student must be firmly committed to continued study in that major and plan to work toward earning a bachelor’s degree.
The Humankind Understands Educating Youth (HUEY) Winner was Bethany Ann Pratt. This award was created in honor of former Butler student Greg Bales and is given to the Order of the Purple graduate who possesses the same high standards for both academics and extra-curricular activities as Bales.
The Grizzly Jet Fuel Award was given to Amanda Claxton, of Wichita. This honor is awarded to a graduating sophomore continuing their studies at Newman University. The $1,000 award is applied towards regular tuition upon enrollment at Newman for an upcoming semester. The award was donated by Newman University to the Butler Foundation’s annual benefit auction, A Vintage Evening 2012, and was purchased at the event by donor Martin Park, who then donated the scholarship back to Butler.
For a complete list of Order of the Purple students, see release below.