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Student Commencement Participants Achieve Perfect Grade-Point Average

Eighty-eight student Commencement participants maintained 4.0 grade-point averages throughout their undergraduate careers.

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.