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NORMAN, OKLA. – Ninety-eight students who are participating in 2013 Commencement ceremonies at the University of Oklahoma on Friday, May 10, maintained perfect 4.0 grade-point averages throughout their undergraduate careers at OU. Of the 98, 62 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.
Eighty-one May 2013 candidates are being recognized, including Robin T. Tipps, criminology, Ardmore; Raychal Lee Lurvey, industrial engineering, and Katherine E. Wenzell, botany, both of Broken Arrow; Christopher Conrad Tinschert, health and exercise science, Choctaw; Constance M. Eimer, German and physics, Collinsville; Duncan Fugitt, civil engineering, Amanda Head, nursing, Hunter M. Kaestner, finance, Ann K. Laudick, film and video studies, and Gina N. Leger, microbiology, all of Edmond; Annabelle L. Irvin, health and exercise science, Jenks; Jennifer Michelle Cosby, microbiology, and Robert D. Schwartz, mechanical engineering, both of Mustang; Aubrey Hogue, nursing, Newalla; Steven Keith Wesnidge, health and exercise science, Newcastle; Kathleen Ellen Chaplin, Russian, Noble; and Ryan Yates Fitzgerald, microbiology, Carolyn Gubelin, nursing, Alyssa C. Hill, microbiology, Ran Li, chemical engineering, Khanh Le Huy Pham, geophysics, Michael P. Powers, administrative leadership, Dylan W. Reif, meteorology, Kristina M. Richey, art history, Montgomery J. Simms, zoology, and Justina Mara Violette, English, all of Norman.
Also being recognized are Katherine Adham, microbiology, Nicholas Michael Coffey, letters and economics, Allison Joan Hopper, communication sciences and disorders, Gabriel J. Ikard, multidisciplinary studies, Hoang Vinh Nguyen, microbiology, Ngoc B. Nguyen, microbiology, Wesley Thomas, microbiology, and Sam V. Tran, English, all of Oklahoma City; Candace Ramirez, health and exercise science, Okmulgee; Youming Lin, computer science, Owasso; Shelby Linn Baity, health studies, Piedmont; Devin W. Griffith, chemical engineering, Poteau; Stephanie L. Catterson, administrative leadership, Sand Springs; Oliver X. Li, economics and industrial engineering, Stillwater; Parker J. Dooly, international business, Michael S. Elliott, microbiology, Ashley J. Higgs, biology, Hannah J. Landreth, Spanish, Katherine A. Mailey, biochemistry, Kristen M. Oyler, accounting, Christopher K. Ray, microbiology, Timothy Stamper, computer science, Brian P. Ward, French and European Studies, Kaitlin A. Warta, Spanish, and Chloe Faith Winden, communication sciences and disorders, all of Tulsa; and Tiffany M. Lepa, English, Yukon.
Also being recognized are Jacy Catherine Bennett, supply chain management, Tucson, Ariz.; Cassandra Tatiana Ogan, music/voice, Fort Collins, Colo.; Sarah Stephenson, chemical engineering, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Erica F. Vlasic, biology, Leawood, Kan.; Sara Ciccolari-Micaldi, political science, Wichita, Kan.; Andrew D. Belliveau, economics, Highland, Md.; Jennifer M. Herrmann, film and video studies, Walpole, Mass.; Steven Neil Dragosljvich, chemistry and biochemistry, Saddlebrooke, Mo.; John Clark Geller, mathematics, Bozeman, Mont.; Nathan Erle Thomas, biochemistry, Dayton, Ohio; Megan Renee Marks, political science, Delaware, Ohio; Lena Tenney, history and religious studies, New Bremen, Ohio; Courtney D. Gillburg, air traffic management, North Ridgeland, Ohio; Jamie N. Hughes, multidisciplinary studies, Abilene, Texas; Lindsey Michelle Kite, drama/theater, Allen, Texas; Madeline Meta Ross, history and German, Arlington, Texas; Katherine Nicole Chrisman, journalism/public relations, and Savannah Marie Fraid, elementary education, both of Carrollton, Texas; Evan Paul DeFilippis, economics, political science and psychology, Colleyville, Texas; Jeshurun Micaiah Chisholm, engineering physics, Dallas; Alyssa Leigh Mannen, French, and Alexander D. Nasr, letters and biology, both of Grapevine, Texas; Jennifer L. Kiskin, linguistics, Little Elm, Texas; Jerod K. Coker, economics, McKinney, Texas; Riley Shea Bell, social work, and John David Conder, mechanical engineering, both of Plano, Texas; Scott W. Renner, history, Chantilly, Va.; Antonietta Restuccia, chemical engineering, Caracas, Venezuela; and Thang Nguyen Ha, geophysics, Vietnam.
Also participating in Commencement will be 14 December 2012 graduates and three August 2012 graduates. The December 2012 graduates being recognized are Katherine Claire Horn, political science, Edmond; Jennifer R. Gibson, sociology-criminology, Lawton; Yuliya Grayson, international security studies, Mustang; Cara Bothamley, international business, Norman; Brittany Chalk, liberal studies, Caramia R. Testa, film and video studies, and Jessica Taylor Thomas, Spanish, all of Oklahoma City; Thomas Connor O’Carroll, political science, Tulsa; Lacey D. Stevenson, political science, Fouke, Ark.; Amy Hicks, international studies, Amarillo, Texas; Shelly Wernette, geology, Highland Village, Texas; Meredith Brown, elementary education, Plano, Texas; Hannah Cooney, international business, San Antonio; and Nathan Jon Moore, history and international security studies, Neosho Wis.
The August 2012 graduates being recognized are Katie Marie Williams, human relations, Norman; Stuart Lloyd Downey, political science and multidisciplinary studies, Oklahoma City; and Whitney Anne Miner, biochemistry, Chino Hills, Calif.