Seniors Emily Kaelin and Hans Coburn received Northwest Christian University’s highest student honors for academic achievement and leadership during the 117th Commencement on May 7, 2016, in the Morse Events Center on campus.
Kaelin 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’s of science degree in biology. Kaelin is from Eugene, Oregon.
Coburn was voted by the NCU student body and faculty to received 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 magna cum laude (3.70 to 3.89 GPA) with a bachelor’s science degree in mathematics and is from Eugene, Oregon.
“On behalf of the faculty, staff, and board of trustees, it is my privilege to congratulate Emily and Hans on their achievements and thank them for their many contributions to the NCU community during their time on campus,” said NCU President Joseph E. Womack, Ed.D. “I am proud of all of our graduate. I look forward to learning about all of their future accomplishments so they can be shared with the next generation of NCU students as examples of how Wisdom Faith Service are integrated into the lives our successful alumni.”