Honors College Graduating Seniors to be Recognized in Friday Ceremony
JONESBORO – The Honors College at Arkansas State University will host the 5th annual Honors Recognition Ceremony and Reception on Friday, May 16, at 5 p.m. in the Cooper Alumni Center, 2600 Alumni Blvd.
One hundred and two graduating Honors students will be recognized in the company of their parents, families, guests, and university dignitaries. Graduation distinctions for each student are noted below along with their hometown.
This is the highest number of students to graduate with Honors College distinction in A-State history, according to Rebecca Oliver, Honors College director.
In addition, the Honors Professor of the Year 2014 will be announced. Honors students nominate professors and vote to select the recipient.
There are three distinctions in graduating from the Honors College -- Graduating in University Honors, Graduating in Honors, and earning the Honors Certificate.
Graduating in University Honors
Those designated ‘Graduating in University Honors’ have successfully defended an Honors senior thesis, completed a minimum of 24 credit hours in Honors coursework, and are graduating with a 3.50 or higher cumulative grade point average. This distinction is recognized on their diplomas and their formal academic transcripts. These students are also presented with a gold Honors medallion and a certificate in recognition of their accomplishment. Those graduating in University Honors are:
Morgan Benefield of Cherry Valley, Morgan Caples of Jonesboro, Leah Chancellor of Benton, Natanya Clark of Batesville, Molly Delp of Jonesboro, Camden Harrell of Marion, Emily Hill of Biggers, Caitlin LaFarlette of Paragould, Matthew Manning of Paragould, Asuka Morimoto of Tokyo, Japan, Emily Naylor of West Memphis, Devin Reed of Springdale, Brittany Roe of Jonesboro, Christopher Russell of Lexa, Kayla Spray of Trumann, Hannah Wright of Calico Rock, and Randi Wright of Cave City.
Graduating in Honors
Students ‘Graduating in Honors’ have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours in Honors coursework and are graduating with a 3.50 or higher cumulative grade point average. This distinction is recognized on their diplomas and their formal academic transcripts. These students are also presented with a silver Honors medallion and a certificate in recognition of their accomplishment. Those graduating in Honors are:
Brittany Beamon of Paragould, Kari Beesley of Bryant, Joseph Birdsong of Jonesboro, David Blackburn of Piggott, Lauren Bolding of Hot Springs, Tia Booth of Weiner, Jared Burks of Manila, Taylor Burrington of Cabot, Danielle Childers of Jonesboro, Shawnequa Clark of Blytheville, Jeffrey Cone of Alpena, Jeffrey Davidson of Alexander, Hilary Dowd of Wynne, Shelby Fiegel of Lewisville, Brooke Franklin of Rogers, Amelia Fuller of Hot Springs, Mandi Funderburg of El Dorado, Andrew Gibbs of Lonoke, Gabrielle Gibson of Hot Springs, Danielle Goodwin of Batesville, Brittany Green of Camden, Abigail Halford of Conway, Anna Hanks of Harrison, Caleb Hennington of Hamburg, Todd Hobson of Lonoke, Tyler Hoffpauir of Wynne, Ashley Jackson of Plano, Texas.
Others are Brittany Jetton of Wynne, Bethany Kremer of Southlake, Texas, Aaron Kurtz of Little Rock, Rachel Luster of Jonesboro, Rachel Machen of Sherwood, Bryanna McClanahan of Wynne, Leah McDaniel of Jonesboro, Alexandria McKinley of Bryant, Sarah Panhorst of Cave City, Matthew Penny of Jonesboro, Hanna Qedan of Fayetteville, Sarah Roberts of Jonesboro, Keely Ruble of Caddo Valley, Hunter Sadler of Little Rock, Brittany Sharp of Rector, Brooke Siegler of Blytheville, Zachary Simmons of Jacksonville, Rachel South of Jonesboro, Kayla Stanage of Hot Springs, Jacob Van Aalsburg of Hardy, Skyler White of Paragould, and Callie Wright of Gosnell.
Students earning the Honors Certificate:
Those earning an Honors Certificate have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours in Honors coursework and are graduating with a 3.00 or higher cumulative grade point average. These students are presented with a certificate in recognition of their accomplishment. Those earning the Honors Certificate are:
Hunter Bowen of North Little Rock, Micah Brightwell of Cave City, Katherine Calaway of Jonesboro, Sean Calaway of Jonesboro, Carly Dodson of Jonesboro, Alex Edwards of Paragould, Dani Fields of Hazen, Brayden Fountain of Calico Rock, Kori Garner of Wynne, Jade Gibson of Conway, Jonathan Goodson of Salem, Devan Harper of Malvern, Chelsi Harrison of Jonesboro, Alesha Haub of Little Rock, Ashley Hightower of Stuttgart, Jason Huff of Salem, Taylor Lemonds of Watson, Nicole Lindsey of Hot Springs, Steven Martin of Hamburg, Nathaniel Newton of Lewisville.
Others are Amber Nicholson of Searcy, Cheyenne Pfeifer of Jonesboro, Mary Pinnick of Arkadelphia, Carrington Pittman of Amity, Nikolos Ryan of Walnut Ridge, Holly Sensabaugh of Cave City, Reid Shelton of Jonesboro, Brett Shirley of Jonesboro, Nathan Smith of Paragould, Cole Thomas of Rector, Dylan Travis of Jonesboro, Kristi Wenneker of Little Rock, Mallorye Wesley of Paragould, Kyle Whittington of Memphis, Tenn., Jordan Wilson of Gosnell, and Kaytlyn Wilson Jonesboro.
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