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Graduating with a 4.0 GPA

Undergraduate students with an overall 4.0 GPA are eligible to receive a University medallion on a crimson ribbon. Students must have a 4.0 on all OU work and on any work transferred from other institutions. They may wear the medallion during Commencement and Convocation exercises. In addition, their names will be listed in a special section of the May Commencement program, and they will be invited to attend a special medallion presentation with President Boren.

Students who qualify will be notified by their degree-recommending college. The Graduation Office will provide information regarding the presentation with President Boren. Presentations are held during the fall and spring semesters. If students are unable to attend the presentation, they may pick up their medallions in the Graduation Office (Wagner Hall, Room 203).

Recipients of the 4.0 medallion may wear it together with other academic regonition items for which the student is eligible. This would include the  gold Academic Distinction hood or the crimson Honors College hood. Students do not wear both the gold Academic Distinction hood and the crimson Honors College hood. A student who has been a member of the Honors College and is eligible for the crimson hood would wear that hood instead of the gold Academic Distinction hood. Students who are eligible for these recognition items may purchase them for an additional fee when you purchase your cap and gown at Graduation Gear-Up or through the University Bookstore. For more information about Honors and Academic Distinction, click here.

Congratulations 4.0 Medallion Recipients!

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA STUDENTS

ACHIEVE PERFECT GRADE-POINT AVERAGE

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  CONTACT: OU Public Affairs, (405) 325-1701

 

            NORMAN, OKLA. – Eighty-eight students who are participating in 2014 Commencement ceremonies at the University of Oklahoma on Friday, May 9, maintained perfect 4.0 grade-point averages throughout their undergraduate careers at OU. Of the total, 54 reside in Oklahoma.

The students will be recognized by the bronze medallions on crimson ribbons they will wear during Commencement ceremonies. Each of the students has completed the equivalent of four years of college and more than 120 hours of coursework, never making less than an “A” in class.

            Seventy-four May 2014 candidates are being recognized, including ARDMORE: Rachel Simpson, accounting; BEGGS: Deborah Pettit, nursing; CLAREMORE: Monica Goodwin, French and modern languages, literatures and linguistics; CLINTON: David D. Davis, electrical engineering; EDMOND: Devin Hughes, finance, Jessica Little, elementary education, Alex B. Reddy, microbiology, William R. Womble, biology, Kellie A. Hickey, chemical engineering; EL RENO: Abigail Dressler, communication sciences disorders, and Molly Siegrist, accounting; ENID: Marie June Rempe, sociology; GUTHRIE: Cale Curtin, finance; HARTSHORNE: Brandon Ranallo, political science and French; MOORE: Victor Q. Bui, chemical biosciences; MUSKOGEE: Janny Joy Gandhi, letters; MUSTANG: Alexander B. Aria, chemical engineering – pre-medical/biomedical engineering; NICHOLS HILLS: Elizabeth D. Franklin, zoology; NORMAN: Brooke E. Hamilton, history, Janci K. Jeannotte, social work, Alexander O. Mann, microbiology, Hailey J. Neubauer, sociology, Maryum Shahzad, microbiology, Suzanne V. Smeltzer, liberal studies, Dylan Gray Smith, civil engineering, Liana K. Willis, English.

Also being recognized are OKLAHOMA CITY: Paige H. Abernathy, letters, Nick Aguilera, international studies, Natalie D. Dickson, anthropology, Carolin Haeusler, microbiology, April C. Hamilton, zoology, Brian M. Li, chemical engineering, Lauren A. Rippetoe, letters, and Vinh T. Vu, multidisciplinary studies; PRYOR: Hitesh J. Patel, chemical engineering – pre-medical/biomedical engineering; SAND SPRINGS: Gillian P. Hamm, communication sciences disorders; TULSA: Eileen Biggs, accounting, Michael R. Masterson, political science and international studies, Aaron W. Paul, zoology, James W. Paul, zoology, Kelsey C. Reese, anthropology, Jeffrey David Rothman, social work, Helga K. Skaftason, zoology and international studies; VINITA: Cody A. Wilson, industrial engineering; and YUKON: Beverley A. Curtis, administrative leadership.

Also being recognized are FORT SMITH, ARK.: Alyssa Anne Grimsley, dance; LAKE FOREST, CALIF.: Teresa Marie Ratashak, mathematics; WALNUT CREEK, CALIF.: Christine Marie Connolly, biology; FORT COLLINS, COLO.: Dana Mueller, meteorology; MONUMENT, COLO.: Haley Alexis O’Hara, journalism; CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL.: Morgan L. Brokob, Arabic and international studies; KOKOMO, IND.: Matthew Wyss, accounting; ANN ARBOR, MICH.: Lindsay Marie Fischer, professional writing; LINCOLN, NEB.: William D. Lonn, mathematics; DOWNINGTOWN, PA.: Steven N. Brunk, mechanical engineering; ARLINGTON, TEXAS: Matthew S. Elson, zoology; COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS: Andrew S. Matt, public relations; COPPELL, TEXAS: Avery J. Szalkowski, communications; FORT WORTH, TEXAS: David Vreeland, electrical engineering; FRISCO, TEXAS: Tracey Dawn Bark, political science; HOUSTON, TEXAS: Brandon T. Boos, mechanical engineering; LANTANA, TEXAS: Ashley Kathryn Wensel, public relations and French; LUMBERTON, TEXAS: Caitlin E. Zuber, biochemistry; NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS: Jacob A. Kallsen, zoology; PLANO, TEXAS: Natalie M. Stanislav, health and exercise science; SPRING, TEXAS: Elizabeth M. Park, chemistry; THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS: Adam J. Avoian, chemical engineering; WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS: Ariana L. Cerreta, zoology; HENRICO, VA.: Branden Katona, meteorology; EAU CLAIRE, WIS.: Thomas Richard Morgan, mathematics and music; SCOTT DEPOT, W. VA.: Andrew Wade, meteorology; PRINCE GEORGE, CANADA: Taylor M. Paziuk, biology; QINGHE DISTRICT, HUAI-AN, CHINA: Tongtong Wu, finance; and JAPAN: Regine Lopez, multidisciplinary studies.

            Also participating in Commencement will be 10 December 2013 graduates and four August 2013 graduates.

The December 2013 graduates being recognized are BROKEN ARROW: Joseph Vidacak, criminal justice; NORMAN: Tania Khouri, art, Zachary D. McWilliams, computer engineering, Amanda Ross, elementary education, and Gabrielle Skillings, political science; OKLAHOMA CITY: Ryan M. Tupps, administrative leadership; ADA, MICH.: Alexandra M. LaFalce, letters and philosophy; PORTLAND, ORE.: Genevieve Ala Schmitt, Arabic and linguistics; FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Christopher Fenner, computer engineering; and KAUFMAN, TEXAS: Shelby Suzanne Stribling, psychology.

The August 2013 graduates being recognized are ARDMORE: Robin T. Tipps, criminology; NORMAN: Kristina Michelle Richey, art history; OKLAHOMA CITY: Rebecca A. Glover, psychology; and NEW BREMEN, OHIO: Lena Tenney, history.

 

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