UE Announces Outstanding Senior Awards at Commencement

Posted: Saturday, May 6, 2017

Lynnette J. Whitsitt and Nathan Wallisch were named the University of Evansville’s Outstanding Seniors during today’s Commencement at the Ford Center.

The Mabel Dillingham Nenneker and Guthrie May Outstanding Senior Service Awards are the highest honors that UE presents to one female and one male senior. They are named for two of the University’s most respected alumni, Mabel Dillingham Nenneker and Guthrie May.

Whitsitt received the Mabel Dillingham Nenneker Outstanding Senior Service Award. She graduated today with a Bachelor of Science in psychology with minors in ethics and sociology. 

She is a member of such groups as Psychology Club, Admission Ambassadors, Newman Club, and Circle K. Whitsitt was president of her sorority, Chi Omega, when the national organization awarded it the Founder’s Cup. This honor is given to the top five performing chapters in the nation.

As Relay for Life chair of Colleges Against Cancer, Whitsitt worked with the University of Southern Indiana and the American Cancer Society to create an annual event at both campuses.

She served internships at Southridge High School and the Huntingburg Housing Authority. 

Whitsitt has a passion for children and mental health, and her career goal is to become a school psychologist.

The Guthrie May Award was presented to Wallisch. He graduated today with a double major in electrical engineering and applied mathematics.

Wallisch has been a member of UE’s Engineering Honor Society, Tau Delta Kappa, and was named Male Admission Ambassador of the Year. In addition, he was vice president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 

He has served as a tutor for the math department and as an assistant for the physics lab. Wallisch was also very involved with intramurals. 

As a commuter student and orientation leader, he was recently elected to represent the student body as a student-elected member of the Board of Trustees.

Wallisch completed an internship at Ciholas, Inc., and Alcoa Warrick Operations, where he was offered and accepted a position as an electrical engineer. His professional career begins in June.  

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