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Engineering and Computer Science Awards Presented during Convocation of Scholars


JONESBORO – The College of Engineering and Computer Science at Arkansas State University congratulated its most outstanding graduating students during Convocation of Scholars, according to Dr. Abhijit Bhattacharyya, dean of the college.

Kayden Boyle of Jonesboro received the Chancellor’s Scholar Award as the college’s graduating senior with the highest overall grade point average. He will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

The recipients of the 4.0 Scholar Award are Fared Farag of Saudi Arabia, a computer science major, and Boyle, in engineering. The Chancellor’s Scholar is the 4.0 student with the most credit hours taken at A-State.

Departmental awards were also presented to the top graduating senior within each of the academic degree programs. These awards include the Citizenship Award and the Outstanding Student Award.

The Citizenship Award is presented a student within each of five disciplines who demonstrates great leadership, character, departmental and community involvement by joining discipline specific clubs and student organizations.

The recipients are Bryce Wilkerson of Bryant, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE); Zane Smith of Swifton, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME); Riley Cornett of Locust Grove, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE); Amine Ghoorchiyani of Japan, Bachelor of Science (BS) in computer science, and Joel Rogers of Pine Bluff, BS in engineering technology.

The Outstanding Student Award is given to the individual with the highest grade-point average within each of the six undergraduate degree plans. The recipients are: Madison Allgeier of Greenville, Ind., (BSEE); Kayden Boyle (BSME), McKenzie Cornell of San Bernardino, Calif., (BSCE), Fared Farag, BS in computer science, Alyson Nichols of Jonesboro, BA in computer science, and Jackson Clayton of Jonesboro, BS in engineering technology.

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