Mount Mercy graduate Keva Fawkes ‘14, of Inagua, Bahamas, received the Mary Frances Warde Award during Mount Mercy’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18. Keva is the daughter of Patty and Cecil Fawkes.
The award is the highest honor given to a student who transferred into Mount Mercy and has acquired a minimum of 30 credit hours at the university. The award is conferred upon the graduate who, in addition to a high scholastic rating (3.0 or above), has exemplified to a marked degree cooperation with administration, faculty, and students; integrating in his/her personal relationships; and leadership and loyalty in furthering the ideals of Mount Mercy. The award is named for Mary Frances Warde, who founded the Sisters of Mercy in America in 1843.
Keva transferred to Mount Mercy from the College of the Bahamas. During her time on campus, she was involved in Art Club, the Paha Review, and senior art exhibition. She was one of three seniors involved in creating a ceramic display to embrace the service of nursing through the eyes of art students. The display hangs in Donnelly 223 where faculty meet with prospective nursing students.
After graduation Keva will attend the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History for her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree as a graduate student in ceramics.