Jewell’s Faculty Award is the most significant distinction offered a graduating senior. It is presented to a student who has spent his or her entire undergraduate career at William Jewell; who has a grade point average of 3.75 or higher; and who has exhibited the highest ideals of a liberal arts education.
“I was really surprised, but of course, honored,” Garrad said. “I looked in the audience — my mom is crying, my friend Paige is crying, her parents are crying.”
Garrad is appreciative of her award.
“I think I was among a really accomplished, successful, wellrounded group of students that were selected as ﬁnalists,” Garrad said. “I think that to be recognized by the faculty as someone who they also respect is a big honor for me.”
Garrad is a biology and psychology double major. After graduation, she plans to take a year or two oﬀ to work in a psychological research lab.
A Scholar-Athlete award winner, earning WJC Scholar Athlete recognition in 2008 and 2009 and nationally recognized as a Daktronic Scholar Athlete for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Her father Rich, a London native and Tottenham Hotspur fan, is a professor at Missouri State where he teaches Biomedical Sciences. Academia runs in the family.
Megan was a member of the 2008 Southwest All-Stars, coming back from a junior year lost to a knee injury as a sophomore as well as playing for four years as a member of the Wm Jewell Cardinals.