Bushnell University Honors Two Students at Commencement

EUGENE, Ore. – Two graduates of Bushnell University’s Class of 2024 were awarded the University’s most prestigious student awards during its Spring 2024 Commencement ceremony.

The Dr. Kendall E. Burke Award, the University’s highest honor, was presented to Sophia Choat, who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry. Choat’s outstanding commitment to campus leadership shone through her exceptional academic achievements, embodiment of Christian values, and commitment to serving others.

The recipient of the Dr. Kendall E. Burke Award, determined through a vote by the student body and faculty of Bushnell University, is presented with a distinctive Bible during the Spring Commencement service. This award is bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement, served as a source of inspiration to both students and faculty, embodied high ideals of Christian character, and made significant contributions to the University’s mission. This distinguished honor was named in tribute to the late Dr. Kendall E. Burke, acknowledging his unwavering Christian service and dedication to the University.

Sophia Choat receives her award at Bushnell’s 2024 Commencement ceremony

Kalani Miller, a Song Nai Rhee Honors Scholar, was awarded the distinguished President’s Scholastic Award, graduating with a remarkable 4.0 grade point average (GPA), with 132 hours at Bushnell. Miller received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology with minors in Biblical Languages and Spanish.

The annual presentation of the Presidents Scholastic Award recognizes the graduating senior at Bushnell University who has achieved the highest cumulative GPA, having successfully completed a minimum of 61 credit hours at the institution.

Kalani Miller receives her award at Bushnell’s 2024 Commencement ceremony

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