JONESBORO – The Honors College at Arkansas State University will host the 12th annual Honors Recognition Reception Friday, May 7, in the Cooper Alumni Center, 2600 Alumni Blvd.
During the afternoon and evening each graduate from fall 2020 and spring 2021 will have a privately scheduled ceremony. A group of 136 graduating Honors students will be recognized individually in the company of their parents, families, guests and university dignitaries. Graduation distinctions for each student are listed below.
In addition, the 2021 Honors Professor of the Year 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 academic transcripts. These students also receive a gold Honors medallion and recognition certificate.
Those graduating in University Honors are:
Hannah Seifert of Adona, Timothy Gilbee of Bald Knob, Abby Antici of Batesville, Adra Ragen of Beebe, Kristen Anderson of Center Ridge, Megan Gunnels and Gary Stillwell, both of Conway, Sabrina Sturtevant of Diamond City, Krista Henderson of Hot Springs, Hogan Dailey, Jaylee Tribble and Alex Young, all of Jonesboro, Sara Brown of Paragould, Elizabeth Corbin of Searcy, Cassie Clement of Sheridan, Linh-Chi Ho of Sulphur Rock, Sydney Wakefield of Holland, Mo., Rachel French and Bethany Harbin of Collierville, Tenn., and Naoko Yoshimura of Oji, Nara, Japan.
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 academic transcripts. These students also receive a silver Honors medallion and recognition certificate.
Those graduating in Honors are:
Jessica James of Alexander, Kaleb Burdin, Alexandra Floyd, Kailee Hutchison, and Alexandrea McNabb, all of Batesville, Abigail Smith of Beebe, Emily Marshall of Brookland, Geoffrey Criner, Lhen Olegario, and Hayden Plummer, all of Cabot, Tristan Bennett of Carlisle, Lauren Perkey, Morgan Presley, and Allison Shands, all of Cave City, Joshua Pryor of Clinton, Kaitlyn Dunlap, Alec Ohlde, Hugh Pascoe, and Alicia Warner, all of Conway, Zachary Ruple of Fort Smith, Aubrey Hargett of Hampton, Brandon Bradke and Ashlyn Garrett, both of Heber Springs, Samantha Burnett, Caleb Johnson, and Kailyn Tidwell, all of Hot Springs, Amanda Barber of Imboden, Mason Keeling of Jerusalem, Anna Carroll, Savannah Cooper, Coy Ferrell, Sarah Hall, Michaela Huss, Nathan Kline, Sarah Martin, Bailey McAlexander, Morgan McAlexander, Cassandra Pirtle, Anna Raffo, Allison Sammons, Sydney Stewart, and John Mark Webb, all of Jonesboro, Chloe Uhrynowycz and Noah Van Deventer, both of Little Rock, Joseph Simpson and Mary Sumner, both of Lonoke, Emily Griffith, Emily Hendrix, Kyler Hybeck, and Mariah Odom, all of Marion, Julia Hudspeth of Marked Tree, Haley Peoples of Maynard, Kyle Minyard of Melbourne, MaKensie Walker of Monette, Brenna Cannon of Mountain Home, Doss Weatherford and Abigail Wilkie, both of Mountain View, Madeline Lewis of Newport, Taylor Fiedor of O’Kean, Jason Smith of Osceola, Jared Barham, Joseph DaVault, Adam Hartness, Drake Plunkett, Sarah Stroud, and Hailey Wright, all of Paragould, Sierra Clark of Pleasant Plains, Calvin Heikes and Madison Rule, both of Russellville, Shelby Daniele, Kristopher Caleb Freeman, Madison Werley, and William Wilkins, all of Searcy, Krishnan Collins and Kayle Long, both of Sherwood, Sara Liepe of Southside, Sarah Brown of Stuttgart, Taylor Hulett of Swifton, Katelyn Stanton of Trumann, Darbi Owen of Van Buren, Chancellor Roberts of Vanndale, Olivia Cox of Walnut Ridge, James Sudbury of West Memphis, Noah Brown of Wilson, Katelyn Headley of Wynne, Bryce Dickerson and Mark Guilliams, both of Jackson, Mo., Emily Koehler of Saint Charles, Mo., Kayla Turner of St. Peters, Mo., Wesley Deatherage of Atoka, Tenn., Kinlee Ferguson of Hornbeak, Tenn., Chesney Ross of Martin, Tenn., and Blake White of Tullahoma, Tenn.
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:
Logan Edmondson of Austin, Madison Groves of Blytheville, Carson Horton of Cave City, Kasey Williams of Clinton, Kylie Huckaba of Forrest City, Almetia Cole of Hazen, Reilly Heffer of Hot Springs Village, Quaine Hogan and Justus Sawyer, both of Jonesboro, Katherine McGinness and Lauren Oury, both of Little Rock, Mary Ambrette Veach of Manila, John Murtha of Maumelle, Allison Berry of Sheridan, Michaela Malone of Sherwood, Devon Witt of Trumann, Reagan Donald of West Memphis, Amanda Davis of Wynne, Meta Schlimpert of Altenburg, Mo., Sydney Droppelmann of Fenton, Mo., Graylin Kelly of Hornersville, Mo., Olusegun Akinyemi of Festac Town, Nigeria, and Ahad Sanjrani of Karachi, Pakistan.
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