Five IWU seniors receive 2018 Triangle Honor Award

Indiana Wesleyan University awarded five seniors the new Triangle Honor Award on Monday, April 16 at a University-wide chapel service. The annual award recognizes three to five graduating seniors who exemplify excellence in the following categories:

  • Character: IWU Community members recognize the awardee as a person of Christ-like character demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit.
  • Scholarship: IWU Community members recognize the awardee as having contributed exemplary work in application and/or research in their field.
  • Leadership: IWU Community members recognize the awardee as an honorable leader within their realms of influence.

This year’s awardees are Carleen LaPlant, an Athletic Training and Pre-Physical Therepy major from Tecumseh, Michigan; Koby Buth, a Pre-med major from Coopersville, Michigan; Andrew Curry, a Worship Arts and Music Ministry major from Redding, California; Peter Troutner, a Graphic Design major from Columbus, Ohio; and Cole Ward, a Mathematics major from Greenville, Ohio. Each student was awarded a glass trophy presented by one of his or her professors.

Triangle Honor Award recipients are selected based on nominations submitted by IWU faculty and staff. Nominated students are then solicited for three references. After reviewing comments from references as well as advisors, resident directors and athletic coaches, a sub committee of the Student Life Council selects the top three to five nominees. 

“It is a joy each year to be a part of the process that selects these outstanding students,” said Brandon Hill, vice president of Life Calling and Integrative Learning. “The process to determine the honorees each year listens to the voices of faculty, staff and peers, and collectively these voices have brought these five students to our community to honor them for the work and service that they have accomplished while at IWU.”

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