Rosa Marie Schmidt, Michael Buss and Joe Dysert received Northwest Christian University’s highest student honors for academic achievement and leadership during the University’s 119th Commencement on May 12, 2018, in the Morse Event Center on campus.
Schmidt, from Nome, Alaska, received the President’s Scholastic Award for the highest cumulative grade point average with at least 61 credit hours earn at NCU. She graduated summa cum laude (3.90-4.0 GPA) with a Bachelor of Science in teacher education.
The NCU student body and faculty voted Buss (photo above) to receive the Kendall E. Burke Award for high scholastic standing, an inspiration to students and faculty, high ideals of Christian character, and contribution of talents to the NCU community. He graduated summa cum laude (3.90-4.0 GPA) with a Bachelor of Arts in communication. Buss is from Eugene, Oregon.
Dysert received the Victor P. Morris Award presented to the graduating professional studies program student on the basis of academic excellence and achievement. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. Dysert is a sales executive in Spokane, Washington.