Seniors of Significance

Seniors of Significance were announced at the Toast to Leadership Awards Banquet on April 18, 2018. The evening recognized 20 seniors. The Lamar University Seniors of Significance was created by the Division of Student Engagement in 2016. The award recognizes those seniors for excellence in scholarship, leadership, and community service and for bringing distinction to Lamar University.

The 20 Seniors of Significance for the 2018 year represent all undergraduate colleges. A Senior of Significance is one who has made a positive impact on the Lamar University campus and in their individual academic fields during their time in college.

The Bess Gentry Award and the C. Robert Kemble Award recipients were selected from the Seniors of Significance. Honorees for 2018 are Sakurah Fisher and Carlos Caballero.

Also receiving recognition was Cade Johnson, who won the Ann Shaw Leadership Award.


2018 Seniors of Significance

Sakari Anderson - Fashion Retail & Merchandising - Rosharon, TX; Wayne Anderson, Jr. - Criminal Justice - Lancaster, TX; Carlos A. Caballero - Mechanical Engineering & Physics - Port Neches, TX; Progga Chirontoni - Chemical Engineering & Math - Beaumont, TX; Kirby Clayton - Mechanical Engineering - Orange, TX; Katherine Deaton - Chemical Engineering - Lumberton, TX; John Ellis - Computer Information Science - Orange, TX; Sakurah Fisher - Psychology - Port Arthur, TX; Shaina Escobedo - Business Administration Marketing - Port Arthur, TX; Jennifer Hinze - Business Administration Finance - Nederland, TX; Gregory Dillon Nicholson - Modern Languages - Port Arthur, TX; Robert Root - Political Science - Orange, TX; Ryan Sherer - Business Administration Management - Nederland, TX; Kaylie Smith - Speech & Hearing Science - Beaumont, TX; Margaret "Kay-Alana" Turner - Business Administration Management & Spanish - Lumberton, TX; Carlo Vanz - Biology - Dayton, TX; Suzanne Wheeler - Physics & Math - Port Neches, TX; Shelby Whitehead - Chemical Engineering - Lumberton, TX; Adrian Woodard - Music - Beaumont, TX; Christopher York - Math & Computer Science - Buna, TX