Chase Sims was one of three students surprised with special awards during Hardin-Simmons Universityâ€™s Dec. 14, 2013, graduation ceremonies.
For outstanding scholarship and service to the university, Sims was awarded the Winnie and D.M. Wiggins Medal. The honor is bestowed at the close of the winter semester each year for academic excellence throughout his or her entire college career. The recipient must have also spent three or more years in residence; and excel in character, personal development, and academic achievement.
Sims was named to the Presidentâ€™s List each semester he attended Hardin-Simmons University; has served as the treasurer of Delta Mu Delta, the International Honor Society in Business; was the recipient of the Texas Society of CPAâ€™s Outstanding Junior Scholarship in Accounting Award; and recently assisted a faculty member with research, devoting more than 60 hours to collecting data for the project.
In addition to his studies, for the past two years Sims has served as an apartment manager, using his studies in accounting to manage and record the operations of the business, manage the office and maintenance staff and market and lease properties. This past fall, he continued his work at Hill Properties while completing a 20-hour per week internship at Condley and Co., a local accounting firm.
He is a summa cum laude graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in accounting. Sims was also named to Whoâ€™s Who in American Universities and Colleges. After graduation, he will begin the Master of Accountancy program at Abilene Christian University.
Chase is the son of Vance and Jill Sims from Sweetwater.