L-R: Federspiel, Bartlett, Boykin, Dr. Allen

Provost Rosemary Allen surprised three seniors at Georgetown College’s Academic Honors Program on Tuesday with the coveted Dean’s Honor Award – Adrienne Bartlett, an English and French double major from Louisville; Mandy Boykin, an Exercise Science major/Biology minor from Ironton, OH.; and Joel Federspiel, a Chemistry and Computational Sciences double major from La Grange, KY.

“I could easily have chosen eight deserving students for the award this year, but I finally managed to cull to these three,” said Dr. Allen, who’s also Dean of the College. She even surprised herself a bit, as two selectees are true student-athletes – Bartlett (tennis) and Boykin (basketball).

Federspiel, who will attend Vanderbilt University’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences this fall, is a member of GC’s Academic Team and The Georgetonian newspaper staff.

Bartlett, who will teach English in Limoges, France next school year, is an NAIA All-American and No. 1 player on the Tigers tennis team.

Both Federspiel and Bartlett are in the Honors Program – and the latter actually wrote her Honors thesis in French.

Boykin is the first transfer student Dr. Allen has honored with a Dean’s Award. The former Ohio state high school champion in the 100-meter dash ran track for the University of Cincinnati her first two years; but, she wanted to play basketball and she picked Georgetown College!

Boykin, who will attend the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacology, was co-captain of the Tigers basketball team, a Mid-South Conference Academic All-Conference selection and a 2010-11 Daktronics NAIA Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete.