BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb University recently honored undergraduate students for academic excellence and outstanding service and leadership. Winners of these awards exemplify the University’s core values of faith, service and leadership in their classrooms and communities.

Malik Alexander Stewart, of Parksley, Va., a junior biology major, received the French Award, which is given to the student who has demonstrated the most dedication to the French program with excellent grades in General Studies courses and tutoring services.

In recognition of his award, Stewart may choose one book for purchase by Gardner-Webb’s Dover Memorial Library. The book will be inscribed with his name and the date of the award presentation.

Stewart also had the honor of presenting a collaborative research project with two other students at the Southern Regional Honors Council Conference in Memphis, Tenn. The topic was “Big Sweep: An Environmental Conservation Effort.”

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