College of Education and Behavioral Science Names Top Grads for 2017-18
JONESBORO -- The College of Education and Behavioral Science at Arkansas State University recognized 20 outstanding graduating students for 2017-18 during a Convocation of Scholars awards ceremony, according to Dr. Mary Jane Bradley, dean of the college.
The Chancellor’s Scholar award for highest overall grade point in the college was presented to Kathryn Pruiett of Wynne.
Danielle Farmer of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Hannah Stewart of Batesville, and Kelsey Washburn of Kennett, Mo., along with Pruiett, received the 4.0 Graduate Award for completing their degree programs with a perfect grade point average.
The departmental awards are presented during Convocation of Scholars to the graduate in each degree program who has most excelled in scholarship, leadership and service to the department.
Those receiving awards and their respective degree programs, by department:
Department of Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Special Education:
Richard O’Connell of Searcy, Doctor of Education (EdD), educational leadership; Amy Zluticky of Rogers, Master of Science in Education (MSE), special education; Erin Rogers Odom of Jonesboro, Specialist in Education (EdS), educational leadership; Kristen Sumler of Cabot, Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE), special education.
Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences:
Collin Wilkerson of Hermitage, Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE), physical education; Lindsey Trussell of Maumelle, Bachelor of Science (BS), exercise science; Erin Carson of Jonesboro, Bachelor of Science (BS), health promotion; Erin Nunan of Falls Church, Va., Bachelor of Science (BS), sport management.
Department of Psychology and Counseling:
Casondra Allen of Jonesboro, Specialist in Education (EdS), clinical mental health counseling; Chris Williams of Brookland, Specialist in Education (EdS), school psychology; Olivia Hitchcock-Smith of Jonesboro, Master of Science (MS), psychological science; Alyssa Ragsdale of Mountain View, Bachelor of Science (BS), psychology.
Department of Teacher Education:
Alexandria Tanner of Loveland, Colo., Master of Science in Education (MSE), reading; Butch Hamlett of Paragould, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), middle-level education; Caroline Chalupka of Little Rock, Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE), elementary education; Brianne Brown of Conway, Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE), middle-level education.
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