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Humanities and Social Sciences Recognizes Outstanding Graduates


JONESBORO -- The most outstanding graduating students from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Arkansas State University were honored as recipients of college and departmental awards for 2015-16 during the annual Convocation of Scholars banquet, according to Dr. Brad Rawlins, interim dean.

The Chancellor’s Scholar award was presented to Katherine James of Marion, who is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.   The Chancellor’s Scholar is the graduating student with the highest cumulative grade point average in the college.

Three students received the 4.0 Scholar Award: Jordan Turbeville of Sheridan, Rachael Thompson of Wynne and Hayley Webb of Newport.  In the event of a tie, the Chancellor's Scholar is the student with the most credit hours.

The departmental award recipients and their respective degree programs are (by academic department):

Criminology, Sociology, and Geography

Rebecca Grant of Batesville, Bachelor of Arts (BA), criminology; Chihiro Sato of Japan, BA, sociology; Donte Barker of LaGrange, Ga., BA, geography; Tyler Grantham of Jonesboro, Master of Arts (MA), criminal justice; and Constance Bean of Jonesboro, MA, sociology.

English, Philosophy and World Languages

Jordan Turbeville of Sheridan, Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE), English; Rachael Thompson of Wynne, BA, English; Helen Bachman of Lepanto, BA, philosophy; Victoria Childress of Little Rock, BA, world languages and cultures; Jeanna Mason of Heber Springs and Dylan Travis of Brookland,  Master of Arts (MA), English.


Timothy Richmond of Tuckerman, BSE, social science; Tyler Mason of Jonesboro, BA, history; and Monica Campbell of Jonesboro, MA, history, and recipient of the Dr. John Galloway Award.

Political Science

Katherine James of Marion, BA, political science; Bryant Moy of Jacksonville and Justin Carothers of Brookland, MA, political science; Mark Smith of Jonesboro, Master of Public Administration (MPA); and Emanuel Dasilva of Eastvale, Calif., MPA online program.

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