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Oechsle Receives Charles Paul Conn Award  

Oechsle has been named Lee University’s 2018 recipient of the Charles Paul Conn Award and was recognized for this achievement during Honors Chapel earlier this month.   This award is given to a Lee senior who demonstrates the greatest promise of achievement in graduate or professional studies after graduating from Lee. Established in 1996, it is named after Lee’s 16th president. Each department may nominate one student for the award. From these nominees, a winner is selected by a faculty vote.   “Gabby is one of the most exceptional, intelligent, and motivated students I have had the privilege of working alongside in my many years of teaching and researching,” said Dr. Bryan Poole, assistant professor of psychology at Lee. “Her stellar academic background, her growing experience as a researcher, and her outstanding character are all unique qualities that I believe will afford her much success in the future.”   During her time at Lee, Oechsle served as a floor leader for Storms Hall and as a teaching assistant for psychology courses. According to Oechsle, she spent a vast amount of her time outside of the classroom on research projects in psychology.   “Never have I worked with a student who was so gifted in both the classroom and the laboratory,” said Poole. “Her ability to think critically jumped from the pages of her well-written papers and numerous research posters. In her service as a teaching assistant and tutor, her Christ-like passion for others has been contagious. She embraces a challenge and excels, and she never quits.”   Oechsle has volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club, Prospect Elementary School, Y-CAP, and the Suba Environmental Education in Kenya. She has also held a website administrator position at SONA Systems.   She is a member of the Southeastern Psychological Association and the Midwestern Psychological Association and was the recipient of the fall 2016 Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grant.   Oechsle is in the process of preparing a manuscript titled, “You Aren’t What You Eat: Impacts of Disordered Eating on Avatar Creation,” for future presentation.   “I could not have reached this point in my academic career without my family, friends, and professors who were willing to encourage me and pour into my life over these last four years,” said Oechsle. “I feel extremely honored to receive this award, and I look forward to attending graduate school in order to learn more about who God is and how I can better love Him and love others.”   Oechsle will graduate from Lee Summa Cum Laude this May with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. After being accepted into graduate programs at Fuller Theological Seminary and at Wheaton College, where she was awarded the highest level of grant aid given to students, she has decided to pursue a Doctor of Psychology in clinical psychology from Wheaton.  


McCombs named 2018 winner of F.J. Lee Award 

Lee University named Kristiana McCombs as the recipient of the 2018 F.J. Lee Award. Dr. Debbie Murray presented the award to McCombs during the Honors Chapel on Thursday, April 12. 
“I am humbled to be counted among the hardworking and passionate recipients of this award,” said McCombs. “The Lee faculty and staff have invested so much toward my academic and personal success, and I hope to continue their legacy of excellence.” 
The annual award was established in 1968 in honor of the second president of the university. It is presented to a senior at Lee who has demonstrated high standards of integrity, leadership, service, broad campus involvement, and academic excellence. Each department may nominate one student for the award and a winner is selected by faculty vote. 
“Kristiana is simply one of the finest students we have ever produced at Lee University,” said Dr. Mark Bailey, professor of music. “She is a scholar, student leader, mentor, and consummate musician.” 
McCombs is a Centennial Scholar and is a School of Music Presser Scholar. She is the recipient of the Roberson Leadership and Carolyn Payne Awards. 
She has served as a peer leader for the Office of First Year Programs, a student worker in the Music Performance Studies Office, and the secretary on the School of Music Dean’s student advisory council. 
McCombs won the Lee University Concerto Competition twice and served as the student conductor for the Lee University Chamber Strings, along with being the director’s assistant for the Lee Children’s Chorale. 
During her time at Lee, she has traveled to Japan, taught string instruments to students at Blythe Bower Elementary School, and tutored at the Boys & Girls Clubs. 
McCombs is a double major in cello performance and music education, with a vocal and instrumental licensure. She will graduate summa cum laude this May. 
After graduation, she plans to move to Toronto and hopes to teach music before pursuing graduate school. 

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The Lee University Department of Language and Literature recently hosted best-selling novelist Robert Morgan as a guest in the 2018 Writer’s Festival. 

Morgan presented a reading from his novel “Chasing the North Star,” which won the Southern Book Award for Historical Fiction in 2017. Following the reading, a Q&A session took place with those in attendance, and the evening concluded with a book signing. 

“We are so grateful that Robert Morgan was with us for the festival,” said Dr. William Woolfitt, assistant professor of creative writing at Lee. “His novels, which are richly influenced by the Pentecostal and Baptist churches he attended as a boy, remind us that stories have the power to deepen our faith and our empathy.” 

Morgan has written numerous novels, biographies, and collections of poetry. In addition to selling over 2 million copies, his novel “Gap Creek” was an Oprah’s Book Club selection, a New York Times best-seller, and the Appalachian Writers Association’s Book of the Year. more
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