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Rising Star Awards

For the past several years, the Department of Social Work has been pleased to be the recipient of the generosity of Jan and Elaine Williams of Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. and Mrs. Williams have a long history of giving to Belmont.  Their daughter is a graduate of the Department of Social Work at Belmont, and is now better known to students as Professor Julie Hunt, Director of Field Education.

The Rising Star Award is given annually to between two and three students who have been identified as having great potential in the profession, and who consistently demonstrate the values of our profession in and out of the classroom. 

2018 Rising Star winners posing for a photo with their certificates.Here is a list of honorees and the year the Rising Star was granted.

2018
Lauren Barnhart
Caleigh Lyons
Nazje Mansfield

2017
Sydney Holocener
Sloan Strickland
Kira Wells

2016
Georgia Hiatt
Shay Turner

2015
Winona Yellowhammer
Cherish Woodard
Kamrie Reed


2014
Carina Dente
Sarah Stell

2013
Rachel Davis
Carly Seagren

2012
Elizabeth Halvorson
Elizabeth Kronk

2011
Mary Katie Cross
Christina Dilley

2010
Katherine Canlas
Karylanne Kelley

2009
Elizabeth Brown
Serena Sherrill

2008
Abdi Kubar
January Utermahlen

2007
Jimmy Smith
Alicia McDonald

2006
Charlsey Gibson
Jacquelene Mallol

2005
Jessica Green
Nicole Potratz

2004
Yolanda Bennett
Becky Cook

2003
Misty Yarbrough

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