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OU Students Achieve Perfect Grade-point Average

OU Students Achieve Perfect Grade-point Average

April 30, 2021

One hundred and sixty-five students eligible to graduate in May from the University of Oklahoma maintained perfect 4.0 grade-point average throughout their undergraduate careers at OU. Of the total, 77 reside in Oklahoma. Each of the students has completed all coursework, never making less than an “A” in class.

To commemorate their achievement, the students will be honored by OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. in a ceremony on May 4. Each student who earned an overall 4.0 GPA will receive a bronze medallion on a crimson ribbon, which may be worn during graduation ceremonies.    

Students from Oklahoma being recognized include:

ADA: Jason S. Draper, chemical biosciences

ALTUS: Reece Henry, letters

ARDMORE: Ally Parham, communication sciences and disorders

BARTLESVILLE: Pranoy K. Behera, computer engineering; Jack A. Williams, computer science

BYNG: Tiffany West, medical imaging and radiation sciences – sonography

BIXBY: Rachel T. Fisher, planned program

CHICKASHA: Emily E. Thomas, biomedical engineering

COLLINSVILLE: Lucas C. Condes, chemical engineering

EDMOND: Matthew P. Baier, music; Caitlin M. Ball, biology; Sharon M. Bouvette, chemical biosciences; Noah M. Coen, European studies, linguistics and Russian; Devon H. Colby, economics; Miles J. Haygarth, health and exercise science; Michael J. Lee, biomedical engineering; Megan Milligan, communication sciences and disorders; Michelle T. Nguyen, biology; Nicholas W. Oldham, chemical biosciences; Jade Roberson, international studies; Haifah Boureima H. Sambo, electrical engineering; Read A. Streller, chemical biosciences

JENKS: William R. Lorton, economics

LAWTON: Alexander Andersen, accounting; Samuel Hilliard, accounting

LEXINGTON: Maryllely Chavez, dental hygiene

MARLOW: Sydney D. Ashton, health and exercise science

MIDWEST CITY: Thomas M. Nilles, aerospace engineering

MUSKOGEE: Daniel A. Cheong, biomedical engineering; Megan Y. Hsieh, chemical biosciences

MUSTANG: Caleb Horn, political science

NEWCASTLE: Carter D. Gillett, psychology 

NORMAN: Martino R. Boggs, mathematics; Emily Fitzsimmons, environmental design; Hannah Frome, international development; Margaret E. Gibson, drama; Isaiah W. Gilley, mathematics; Kara Kay, international security studies; Rebecca L. Kinkead, advertising; Jillienne Kirkpatrick, information science and technology; Jake E. Laubach, political science; Colin J. Leonard, biology; Grady A. Lynn, industrial and systems engineering; Nahall Mansouri, computer engineering; William S. McKee, social work; Peyton K. Nees, public relations; Damien Stoltz, English; Muhammad Usman, biochemistry

OKLAHOMA CITY: Brianna N. Fleshman, biology; Kiki D. Greene, biology; McKenzie Kalsu, communication sciences and disorders; Logan E. Krivanek, psychology; Grayson W. Kuehl, political science; Bao H. Le, computer science; Teresa T. Le, biology; Kevin B. Ma, mathematics; Parker N. Millspaugh, music; Gabriela Ramirez-Perez, international studies; Amy Tan, chemical biosciences; Ariana N. Weir, art

PIEDMONT: Melissa A. Green, psychology

PRAGUE: Lauren Fried, criminology

PURCELL: Jackson C. Milner, civil engineering; Payte L. Owen, civil engineering

SALLISAW: Nathan L. Hubler, linguistics

SAND SPRINGS: Beau Bratcher, supply chain management

STILLWATER: Victoria P. White, international studies and Chinese

TULSA: Davis J. Derr, industrial and systems engineering; Nishit Garg, biology; Rajveer R. Korpe, environmental sustainability; Sophia S. Lee, biology; Rachel E. Lobaugh, advertising; Emily J. Suse, public relations; Hailey F. Welch, chemical biosciences

WEATHERFORD: Zoie L. DeFehr, letters; Joshua K. Kirby, industrial and systems engineering

YUKON: William D. Bixler, letters; Aivi N. Nguyen, biology


Also being recognized are:

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA: Mary R. Tappel, psychology

BENTON, ARKANSAS: Nathan S. Cain, computer engineering

WESTMINISTER, CALIFORNIA: Cameron T. Guild, human relations

ARVADA, COLORADO: Laura N. Pott, human health and biology

CENTENNIAL, COLORADO: Sarah J. Power, psychology

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO: Emma H. Capen, Spanish; Kaleb D. Neal, mathematics

LITTLETON, COLORADO: Emma K. Wildermuth, dance and professional writing

WINDSOR, COLORADO: Emma Bickford, nursing

ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Isabelle J. Ariail, meteorology

BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS: Advika V. Kamatar, biomedical engineering

CARPENTERSVILLE, ILLINOIS: Jacob C. Moser, Spanish and mathematics

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Katherine Riedstra, communication sciences and disorders

OAK PARK, ILLINOIS: William P. McNulty, mathematics and physics

WESTERN SPRINGS, ILLINOIS: Andrew Morrissey, computer science

BROWNSBURG, INDIANA: Julie E. Bahr, environmental sustainability and English

MASON CITY, IOWA: Samantha M. Tonkins, history

KECHI, KANSAS: Emma Kuttler, industrial and systems engineering

OLATHE, KANSAS: Alexis J. McCalla, biochemistry

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS: Tyler G. Wenzl, industrial and systems engineering

WICHITA, KANSAS: John N. Malone, biology

BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA: Erin E. Bullock, professional writing

KENNER, LOUISIANA: Troy A. Broussard, criminology

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN: Kayla A. Gillespie, Spanish

HASLETT, MICHIGAN: Mary R. Brown, early childhood education

MIDLAND, MICHIGAN: Matthew R. Gordon, chemical engineering

OKEMOS, MICHIGAN: Thomas G. Deppong, public and nonprofit administration

PORT HURON, MICHIGAN: Rachel D. McClelland, special education

FENTON, MISSOURI: Michaela A. Murphy, biochemistry

PLATTE CITY, MISSOURI: Spencer M. Kunz, history

ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI: William R. Runion, biology and Latin American studies

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: Mary F. Blank, mathematics; Jordan A. Zimmerman, chemical engineering

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Austin L. Gronewold, biology

SEWARD, NEBRASKA: Evan M. Mettenbrink, biomedical engineering

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Abhishek Soni, biochemistry

RENO, NEVADA: Anna Hayes, economics

LITTLE SILVER, NEW JERSEY: Kristen M. Soucheck, environmental engineering

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA: Matthew T. Bowling, journalism

FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA: David T. Dowdell, aerospace engineering

MIAMISBURG, OHIO: Carlin L. Lockwood, community health

CORVALLIS, OREGON: Shannan E. Bialek, chemical biosciences

PIEDMONT, SOUTH CAROLINA: Samuel D. McDonald, English

FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE: Molly Power, Chinese

ALEDO, TEXAS: Kelsey E. Basler, marketing and psychology

ALLEN, TEXAS: Hanita K. Flora, criminology; Alexis Hall, marketing; Ashley E. Strain, letters

ARGYLE, TEXAS: Nina T. Cassidy, biomedical engineering

AUSTIN, TEXAS: Natalie C. Bayer, women’s and gender studies

BURKBURNETTE, TEXAS: Brady W. Dehnert, chemistry 

DALLAS, TEXAS: Bronte Bagwell, international development; Melinda A. Thompson, public relations; Scotlyn G. Wells, English

FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS: Katherine M. Casey, biomedical engineering

FRISCO, TEXAS: Margaret C. Cross, creative media production; Austin R. Satrio, religious studies

HASLET, TEXAS: Rebecca C. White, criminology

HOUSTON, TEXAS: Kara Kerr, marketing; Chante D. Sexton, public relations

KELLER, TEXAS: Robert H. Cascella, microbiology; Natalie L. Ryan, advertising

KILGORE, TEXAS: Devin W. Thompson, electrical engineering

LEWISVILLE, TEXAS: Michael D. Betrus, economics; Nectarios Horiates, finance

LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Bryla A. Birdwell, music; Jacob D. Nance, music

MCKINNEY, TEXAS: Myah L. Bowen, biology; Isabelle Muirhead, accounting

MOUNT PLEASANT, TEXAS: Taylor N. Ratliff, musical theatre

NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS: Sophie C. Machalec, political science

OLNEY, TEXAS: Race D. Ricketts, drama

PLANO, TEXAS: Doak Kuhne, finance

PROSPER, TEXAS: Erin C. Heidrick, biomedical engineering

RICHARDSON, TEXAS: Krista Thompson, public health

SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS: Amanda Walker, communication sciences and disorders

STAFFORD, TEXAS: Lauren E. Linsey, drama

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS: Jasmine Richards, accounting

PRICE, UTAH: Zachary S. Olsen, economics

SAMMAMISH, WASHINGTON: Kaley A. Romero, chemical biosciences

BURLINGTON, WISCONSIN: Karley J. Nadolski, letters

JINAN, CHINA: Zhixuan Fan, journalism

NUUK, GREENLAND: Mick Barlach Christensen, industrial and systems engineering

AMMAN, JORDAN: Mohammad A. Alwahdanee, electrical engineering; Omar Yadak, architectural engineering

KRUŠEVAC, SERBIA: Martina Dimitrijević, socio-cultural anthropology

GEORGE, SOUTH AFRICA: Richard Papenfus, accounting

MBABANE, SWAZILAND: Michael D. Lowry, civil engineering

HARARE, ZIMBABWE: Munashe Mataranyika, international studies

Students who completed their degrees in August and December 2020 were presented their medallions at a ceremony late last year, but they are also eligible to participate in OU’s May graduation ceremonies.

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