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College of Nursing and Health Professions Recognizes Top Graduates

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April 27, 2018

Media Note: This includes students from Camden, Maine, Quincy, Ill., Springfield, La., Collierville, Tenn., and several from Arkansas. There is at least one student from your coverage area. [header_NewsRelease_002]
College of Nursing and Health Professions Recognizes Top 2018 Graduating Students during Convocation of Scholars
4/27/2018 JONESBORO – The College of Nursing and Health Professions at Arkansas State University recognized its most outstanding graduating students during its annual Convocation of Scholars honors program, according to Dr. Susan Hanrahan, dean of the college. Sarah Eberwein of Jonesboro, a social work major, was recognized as the 2018 Chancellor’s Scholar for having the highest grade point average (4.0) in the college. Eberwein and three additional students — Meghan McCabe of St. Louis, Deborah Dowdy of Marmaduke, and Madison Hollister of Jonesboro — received the 4.0 Graduate Award for having a perfect grade point average. When there is a tie, the Chancellor’s Scholar is the student with the most credit hours. Outstanding students were selected by faculty in the individual degree programs to receive the awards for achievement, leadership and service to their respective departments and degree programs, both in the classroom and in the clinical experience. In addition to those listed here, numerous others were recognized for scholarly achievement in their respective academic programs. Among those recognized and their degree programs were (grouped by academic department): School of Nursing Award winners in the School of Nursing were: Tammy Hawkins of Jonesboro, Doctor of Nursing Practice; Jessica Moore of Forrest City, MSN, adult/gerontology CNS nursing; Leah Young of Jonesboro, MSN, family nurse practitioner; Rachel Milner of Fort Smith and Ben Griffin of Springfield, La., MSN, nurse anesthesia; Madison Wagar of Jonesboro, BSN, nursing; and Royce Howard of Jonesboro, Cassie Horn of Beebe (traditional), Addison Honey of Beebe (LPN to RN), Jessica Knapp of Mountain Home, Elizabeth Rooker-Smith of West Memphis (traditional), and Kimberley Rains of West Memphis (LPN to RN), AAS, nursing. Dept. of Clinical Laboratory Sciences Award winners in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and their respective degree programs were: Jordan Kalousek of Smackover, BS, clinical laboratory science. Mallory Rorie of Flippin received the Dr. Donald Vollman Award. Dept. of Communication Disorders In the Department of Communication Disorders, the top students and their respective degree programs were Ryann Collins of Jacksonville, BS, communication disorders, and Anna Jenness of Jonesboro, Master of Communication Disorders. Dept. of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences The students recognized in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences included Tyler Moss of Tumbling Shoals, BS, radiologic sciences; Madelyn Dozier of Paragould, BS, radiation therapy; and Rhonda Thompson of Collierville, Tenn., BS, magnetic resonance imaging. Dept. of Physical Therapy The Department of Physical Therapy recognized Wilson Roegge of Quincy, Ill., DPT, doctor of physical therapy; Edwin Smith of Sherwood, AAS, physical therapist assistant (Jonesboro campus) and Josh Nelson of Salem (Mountain Home campus). Dept. of Occupational Therapy The Department of Occupational Therapy recognized Timothy Bush of Jonesboro, OTA, occupational therapy assistant. Dept. of Social Work The top award winners in the Department of Social Work were Taylor Russell of Rison and Meghan McCabe of St. Louis, Bachelor of Social Work; and Anthoney Dickson of Paragould, Master of Social Work. Disaster Preparedness Program In the Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management program, award recipients included Matthew Heath of Camden, Maine, MS, disaster preparedness and emergency management, and Jonathan Richardson of Sparkman, BS, disaster preparedness and emergency management. Health Studies Program Madison Hollister of Jonesboro was recognized as the outstanding scholar in the BS in health studies program. Nutritional Science/Dietetics Program Abbey Allgood Meurer of Cabot, BS in dietetics, was the program award recipient. # # # This and other news releases also available at: AState.edu/news<www.astate.edu/news> University Communications Arkansas State University [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> “Arkansas State University educates leaders, enhances intellectual growth and enriches lives.”

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