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April 2007

Release Date: April 5, 2007

Angelo State Grad Students Honored for Outstanding Achievements

Angelo State Grad Students Honored for Outstanding Achievements

The Angelo State University College of Graduate Studies honored outstanding graduate students Friday during its annual awards banquet and for the first time in a decade presented an award for especially meritorious accomplishments by a graduate student.

The special award as top graduate student was given to Corey Owens of Big Lake for his exceptional graduate work and research in animal science. Owens was one of 14 individuals recognized by Dr. Carol Diminnie, dean of the College of Graduate Studies, from nominations submitted by the university’s five colleges.

Distinguished graduate students for each ASU college were: College of Business, Susan C. Wallis, a professional accountancy major, Colorado City; College of Liberal and Fine Arts, Kalton R. May, a counseling psychology major, San Angelo; College of Sciences, Jerrie Smithwick, an advanced practice registered nurse major, San Angelo; and College of Education, Wendy Boatright, a reading specialist major, San Angelo.

Each honoree received a recognition plaque and a monetary award.

Other nominees for the awards were also recognized. They were: Lacy Jo Davis Harvey of Van Horn, English; Kimberly Burden Gust of Miles, school administration; Kristen Marie Costa of San Angelo, industrial/organizational psychology; Ramey S. Guerra of Austin, general psychology; Molly M. McDonough of San Antonio, biology; Dallas A. Swafford of San Angelo, student development and leadership in higher education; Cathy Humble of San Angelo, guidance and counseling; Kerri May of Sweetwater, educational diagnostics; and Kelly Rhyne of Haslet, kinesiology. These nominees received a certificate of recognition.

Students who have a 4.0 grade point average after completing at least half of their graduate program and those who have written or presented papers or won awards were also honored during the ceremony.

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