Bridgewater College’s Alumni Association Awards Scholarships

The Bridgewater College Alumni Association recognized a number of students in the campus community with Alumni Legacy Scholarships, the Citizenship Award and the Dr. Jacob S. Huffman Outstanding Student Leadership Award.

Alumni Legacy Scholarships are presented to rising juniors or seniors whose parent(s) graduated from Bridgewater College. Receiving Alumni Legacy Scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year are:

  • Abigail Allen, a junior family and consumer sciences major, daughter of Rick and Martha Allen of Warrenton, Va.;
  • Meghan Bailey, a sophomore health and exercise science major, daughter of Curtis and Kelly Bailey of Suffolk, Va.;
  • Colin M. Bryant, a junior business administration and economics double major, son of Chris and Jennifer Bryant of Port Republic, Va.;
  • Mark R. DeWitt, a junior business administration major, son of Brydon and Lisa DeWitt of Henrico, Va.;
  • Branson Estep, a junior applied physics major, son of Matthew and Elizabeth Estep of Mount Jackson, Va.;
  • Garrett Estep, a junior psychology major, son of Matthew and Elizabeth Estep of Mount Jackson, Va.;
  • Samuel Estep, a junior business administration major, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Estep of Mount Union, Pa.;
  • Jacob H. Grabeel, a senior business administration major, son of Stephen and Tricia Grabeel of Gordonsville, Va.;
  • Zachary Hedrick, a junior liberal studies major, son of Karen Hedrick of Bridgewater, Va., and Ron Hedrick of Harrisonburg, Va.;
  • Faith Helm, a sophomore business administration major, daughter of William and Anita Helm of Woodbridge, Va.;
  • Kellen C. Hodge, a junior business administration major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Derek Hodge of Greensboro, N.C.;
  • Davin P. Kines, a junior history and political science and global studies double major, son of Landon and Jerry Anne Kines of Amissville, Va.;
  • Jenna Long, a junior family and consumer sciences major with a minor in social work, daughter of Travis Long of Bridgewater, Va., and Robin Long of Dayton, Va.;
  • Joshua Nukols, a sophomore business administration major, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nukols of Richmond, Va.;
  • Ashlyn Patterson, a junior biology major, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Ruffner Patterson of Raphine, Va.;
  • Charles H. Price, a senior history and political science major, son of Chad and Sandy Price of Shenandoah, Va.;
  • Benjamin Riddle, a sophomore liberal studies major, son of Tim and Tara Riddle of Rocky Mount, Va.;
  • Camryn P. Rosenberger, a senior biology and environmental science double major, daughter of Bobbi and David Rosenberger of Mount Jackson, Va.;
  • Alexander Smith, a sophomore business administration major, son of Ashley and Ann Smith of Basye, Va.;
  • Luke Stubbs, a senior computer science major, son of Drs. Paul and Julie Stubbs of Pearisburg, Va.;
  • Robert Tucker, a junior business administration major, son of Jim and Mary Tucker of Vienna, Va.; and
  • Christian Vames, a junior business administration major, son of Chris and Carolyn Vames of Staunton, Va.

The Citizenship Award is presented annually to a senior who has demonstrated citizenship and made contributions within the college community.

The recipient of this year’s Citizenship Award is Annabell Knapp, a history and political science and global studies double major with a minor in leadership. She is the daughter of Gerald and Kenda Knapp of Roanoke, Va.

Knapp serves as president of Bridgewater College’s Model United Nations and Women at Work organizations. As a junior, she served as secretary of the Student Senate.

Off-campus, Knapp participates in the global community as a Palestinian justice organizer writing about women peace leaders with On Earth Peace. During her internship with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terror (START) Knapp helped create a training simulation for the U.S. Department of State to use with Kazakhstani officials to teach them how to sanction terrorist groups.

Following graduation on May 1, Knapp will pursue a master’s in Security, Peace-Building and Diplomacy at Loughborough University in London.

The Dr. Jacob S. Huffman Outstanding Student Leadership Award is presented annually to a senior to support them as they embark on a career, either in the workforce or in the pursuit of graduate studies.

Alexis Brown, a communication, technology and culture major with a minor in leadership, received the Dr. Jacob S. Huffman Outstanding Student Leadership Award. She is the daughter of Russell and Nikki Brown of Bowling Green, Va. Brown is a member of Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society; Lambda Pi Eta, a national communication honor society; and Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society.

Brown has served as a SOAR Mentor for the past three years and is a Student Ambassador. She serves as an academic coach and a peer health educator for BC United. She is also a staff writer for BCVoice.

During the 2019 fall semester, Brown completed an internship with the women’s basketball team.

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