Academics

Sibberson Award Recipients

Sibberson Award Recipients (PDF)
Spring 2016 ~ College of Arts & Sciences
Marina Quimby

Marina Quimby ~ Bachelor of Arts/Kinesiology

Spring 2016 ~ School of Applied Studies
Chelsea Mietchen

Chelsea Mietchen ~ Bachelor of Health Science/Health Administration

Spring 2016 ~ School of Business
Xiaoyan Wang

Xiaoyan Wang - Bachelor of Business Administration/Finance

Spring 2016 ~ School of Nursing
Blaire Landon

Blaire Landon - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Sibberson Award

The Sibberson Award is a substantial monetary award established by the trusts of Erna Sibberson and Gretchen O.A. Sibberson. The purpose of the endowment is to honor the most deserving student(s) selected from among the highest-ranking member(s) of the senior class in the undergraduate program at Washburn University. Sibberson awards are to be made annually at commencement as follows - December-one award; May-four awards. The award will recognize students who completed degrees during the most recent academic year. For fall graduates, the highest-ranking member of the senior class from all undergraduate programs will receive the award. For spring graduates, the highest-ranking member of the senior class from the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Applied Studies, the School of Business and the School of Nursing will receive the award. (School of Law graduates and students receiving a graduate degree or an associate's degree are not eligible to receive the award.)

Student Eligibility

  • be a graduating senior in an undergraduate program leading to a baccalaureate degree
  • be completing a first baccalaureate degree
  • completed a minimum of 30 of the last 40 or 40 of the last 60 credit hours at Washburn University
  • completed an application for graduation with the University Registrar's Office
  • attained a 4.0 grade point average or have the highest grade point average among the graduating class
  • be present to receive the award
  • agree to have name, photo and biographical information used in publicity by the University
  • limit letters of reference to three, of which two must be from Washburn University faculty members

Students who qualify for the Sibberson Award will be notified by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and those who complete their application materials are named "Sibberson Finalists" and will be recognized as such at the commencement ceremonies in which they participate.

The Sibberson Award Committee will select the award winner prior to the ceremony in the semester in which the finalists graduate and the award recipient will be announced during the ceremony.

SPRING 2016 Sibberson Award Finalists

Jordyn Emert

Jordyn Emert
Bachelor of Science
in Nursing

Kayla Herl

Kayla Herl
Bachelor of Science
in Nursing

Blaire Landon

Blaire Landon
Bachelor of Science
in Nursing

James Martin

James Martin
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Chelsea Mietchen

Chelsea Mietchen
Bachelor of Health
Science

Melissa Nelson

Melissa Nelson
Bachelor of Social Work

Benaiah Phelps

Benaiah Phelps
Bachelor of Arts

Marina Quimby

Marina Quimby
Bachelor of Arts

Xiaoyan Want

Xiaoyan Wang
Bachelor of Business Administration

Di Xie

Di Xie
Bachelor of Business Administration

Fall 2015 Sibberson Award Recipient
Rachel Prior

Rachel Prior ~ BHS/Health Services Administration