During a ceremony in the F. Mitchell Johnson Board Room, Lander University officials awarded the top academic honor, the university's Thayer Award, for fall 2012 graduates to John Hudson, of Greenville. The award is presented on behalf of the family of Dr. Henry K. Thayer to the graduating senior achieving the highest scholastic average, provided that the student has earned at least 60 credit hours at Lander and that the student's grade point average is at least 3.75. Hudson graduated from Lander's R.N. to B.S.N. completion
program. He is a pediatric sedation nurse in Greenville Memorial Hospital's radiology department. Hudson, right, is pictured with university president. Dr. Daniel Ball.