2024 Robbins College Outstanding Students

May 1, 2024

The J. Harry and Anna Jeanes Academic Honors Week is hosted each spring semester by the Baylor University Honors College and includes a special Academic Honors Convocation ceremony. During Convocation, outstanding students from departments across the University are recognized. The 2024 Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences students include:

Hayden Downs

Communication Sciences and Disorders

“Hayden Downs has shown commitment to CSD through his academic excellence and service to others in a variety of roles. His peers and professors describe Hayden as intelligent, kind, humble, and a standout in any crowd.”

Kennedy Dunn

Communication Sciences and Disorders

“Kennedy Dunn’s academic excellence shines as brightly as the spark and energy she brings to all settings. She is well-loved by her peers and clients and consistently serves others with happiness, flexibility, creativity, and innovation.”

Tristan Wells

Exercise Physiology

“With a remarkable 3.9 GPA, Tristan Wells shines as an outstanding student in exercise physiology, showcasing both academic brilliance and a deep passion for exercise physiology.” 

Caitlin Buri

Health Science Studies

"Caitlin Buri is a standout pre-med student and pre-health mentor, majoring in Health Science Studies. Caitlin is applying to medical school this cycle."  

Mallory Sadd

Health Science Studies

“Mallory Sadd is a pre-dental Health Science Studies major and will be attending Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry following graduating. Mallory has excelled across the board in all of her classes and has been actively involved in using her academic ability to help others in the role of learning assistant, tutor, and as a supplemental instructor. ” 

Gracie Speer

Apparel Design and Product Development

“Gracie Speer has been serving as an apparel design ambassador for the past three years and has achieved several accolades. She won first place at the Fashion Group International Scholarship competition, and her design was selected and exhibited at the International Textiles and Apparel Association in 2022, a prestigious platform for aspiring designers to pursue their dreams in the fashion industry.” 

Hannah Cunningham

Apparel Merchandising

“Hannah Cunningham is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and recipient of multiple Dean’s List nominations. She challenges herself to always pursue excellence, considering all things, including academics, to be an ongoing act of worship to the glory of God. ‘For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things.’ (Romans 11:36)” 

Rachel Gurley

Child and Family Studies

“Rachel Gurley will graduate this May with a 4.0 GPA. She is a leader in her community, church, and at Baylor. She exemplifies diligence, compassion, and excellence in all that she does!” 

Preslee Scott

Interior Design

“Preslee has been serving in leadership positions in IDAB (Interior Design Association at Baylor) since her sophomore year culminating with being president her senior year. She also spearheaded reigniting the Baylor Student chapter of Habitat for Humanity.  Preslee studied for the first part of the National Interior Design licensing exam which she took last week and passed. This exam has a pass rate for practicing designers at about 50%, so it’s significant that she passed this portion on her first try as a student. She has accomplished all of this while consistently preforming in the top of her class all four years.” 

Kailey Lewis

Nutrition Sciences

“Kailey Lewis is a strong student leader with great interpersonal skills who radiates a contagious enthusiasm and is consistently positive and upbeat. She consistently performs at the top of her classes, serves as President of the Student Dietetics and Nutrition Association, and is the Team Lead for our Peer Nutrition Advisors.”

Jordan Scott

Public Health

“We are so proud of all Jordan has accomplished in his four years. He has shown to be a very competent and enthusiastic student in the classroom—always participating discussion and active in research with faculty. He's well-liked by peers and has served as a leader in many capacities. This award is well deserved. Congratulations, Jordan!”

Sarah Kate Edwards

Public Health

“Sarah Kate is a joy to have in the classroom! Her enthusiasm for Health Education is contagious. We are so thankful for her ability to see and serve with others around her. She has a true sense of what it means to be in community with others. Congratulations Sarah Kate!”