VALDOSTA — Kimberly Christine Fromkin of Thomasville is the receiver of the Spring 2021 President’s Award for Academic Excellence for the University of Humanities and Social Sciences at Valdosta Point out College.
The President’s Award for Academic Excellence is presented to the graduating college student with the best grade position normal in each and every of VSU’s 6 colleges – Harley Langdale Jr. University of Business Administration, College or university of Nursing and Health and fitness Sciences, College of the Arts, James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar Higher education of Schooling and Human Products and services, University of Humanities and Social Sciences, and School of Science and Arithmetic.
Fromkin will be recognized in the course of VSU’s 231st Graduation at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Might 8, at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. She will graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Spiritual Scientific tests and a concentration in Women’s and Gender Research.
“Being named the prime graduate of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences has been relatively too much to handle and surreal,” she reported. “When I started this journey 4 several years in the past, just after raising most of my little ones, I did not set out to be the major of something. I took my time and planned to graduate in 6 several years, not four. I strove to be the best me that I could be.
“Every semester came with its issues. I seemed at every single endeavor as a new experience. I have astonished myself, honestly. I exceeded my own anticipations and limits. I enrolled in courses that I did not even believe I could pass, much a lot less make an A. I took every single assignment severely, I asked a lot of concerns, I got to know my professors, and I listened to their wisdom. I took the time to find out, and I worked extremely difficult at it.
“My VSU expertise has been remarkable. I can only hope that as I keep on my instructional path I will come across professors as fantastic as the ones I have experienced at VSU. I sense as though I have stumbled throughout a treasure upper body total of gems. My professors have not only been fantastic supporters, but I am also persuaded they know every little thing about their fields and then some. The library was stacked entire of content at my fingertips, and if a little something I desired was not there, the team served me get it promptly. However I am a nontraditional college student, I suit proper in with my course and even made interactions with students that are my children’s ages.
“I am thankful for my university encounter and for my loved ones and buddies who cheered me on each and every move of the way.”
Fromkin’s supportive loved ones contains partner Michael J. Fromkin young children Charles J. Fromkin, Christian M. Fromkin, Jacob D. Fromkin, Hannah R. Fromkin, John I. Fromkin, and Joel N. Fromkin daughters-in-legislation Amanda Fromkin and Megan Fromkin and grandchildren C.J. Fromkin and Carson Fromkin.
As a scholar at VSU, Fromkin recognized invites to be part of Phi Sigma Tau: The International Honor Modern society for Philosophers and Theta Alpha Kappa: The Countrywide Honor Culture for Religious Studies and Theology, and she served as a community organizer for VSU’s Undergraduate Exploration Council. Supplying again to her neighborhood was a precedence, and she made positive to discover time to support people and families in want, especially the homeless and the incarcerated.
Fromkin took full advantage of study and experiential discovering possibilities supplied by school at VSU. She offered “Native American Instruction: Before and Soon after the Boarding University Paradigm” at the 2021 Nationwide Meeting on Undergraduate Investigation and the 2020 Georgia Undergraduate Exploration Meeting.
She also introduced exploration at VSU’s Undergraduate Analysis Symposium – “Mary, The Mother of God: A Knight of Faith in Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling” (2021), “Symbolism of God the Mother” (2020), and “Rewriting Jesus as the ‘Son’ and ‘Chosen’ of God: A Textual Criticism of John 1:34” (2020). The latter two were being posted in the VSU Omnino Undergraduate Investigate Journal.
Fromkin’s innovative writing — poetry, fiction, and nonfiction — was printed 12 occasions more than a a few-year interval in Southern Regional Complex College’s The Inkwell Literary Magazine and VSU’s Odradek Literary Journal. She served as editor-in-chief, consultant and contributor, and assistant editor of The Inkwell Journal through her freshman, sophomore, and junior years.
Fromkin’s motivation to academic, investigation, leadership, and company excellence resulted in her earning recurring Dean’s Listing honors, the 2021 American Affiliation of University Females Award, the 2021 and 2020 Outstanding University student in Religious Studies Award, the 2021 Exceptional College student in Philosophy and Spiritual Reports Award, and a Most effective Paper Award at VSU’s 2020 Undergraduate Investigation Symposium.
“After graduation I strategy to carry on my training with a master’s diploma and then a doctorate in the industry of philosophy and religious research,” she reported. “I am making use of to Harvard, Vanderbilt, and Arizona Point out University. My career intention is to come to be a professor.”
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