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April 28, 2003

CSUS to honor year's top graduates

Top graduates of California State University, Sacramento will be recognized at the annual Honors Convocation at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, in the University Union Ballroom.

Students noted for their academic excellence, leadership and contributions to campus life will receive the Academic Achievement Award. More than 35 students, selected by their departments, will receive this award this year. The seven recipients of the Outstanding Senior Award, one from each college, will also be announced.

The CSUS Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform at the convocation and there will be a reception for honorees and their guests.

More than 800 CSUS students are eligible to graduate with honors during the 2002-03 academic year. In all, more than 6,000 students will graduate, with more than 3,150 eligible to take part in commencement ceremonies held last fall and about 3,290 eligible to participate in the upcoming spring commencement ceremonies on campus May 23-24.

More information is available by contacting the commencement and academic ceremonies office at (916) 278-4724. Media assistance is available by contacting CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.


Academic Achievement Award recipients

College of Arts and Letters

Christine T. Falconer Theatre and Dance Magna Cum Laude
Sherlyn A. Reafsnyder English Summa Cum Laude
Diane Rodriguez Foreign Languages Summa Cum Laude
Kevin Schutte Philosophy Cum Laude
Jill Whaley Art Magna Cum Laude

College of Business Administration

Robin Copeland Organizational Behavior and Environment Magna Cum Laude
Kathy A. Lopes Management Information Science Summa Cum Laude
Traci L. Stevens Accountancy Magna Cum Laude
Lisa Wilson Management Summa Cum Laude

College of Education

Jessica Montesanti Child Development Cum Laude
Mr. Willie G. Harris Vocational Education Cum Laude

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Stephen D. Adelson Mechanical Engineering Magna Cum Laude
Matthew K. Lettau Computer Engineering Summa Cum Laude
Yun Liang Computer Science Magna Cum Laude
Andrew Mrowka Mechanical Engineering Cum Laude
Nai Saephanh Electrical and Electronic Engineering Cum Laude

College of Health and Human Services

Jose Castillo Criminal Justice Summa Cum Laude
Lorraine Schlak Nursing Summa Cum Laude
Rachael E. Tarro Speech Pathology and Audiology Cum Laude

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Melissa Baxter Chemistry Summa Cum Laude
Erik Bloomquist Mathematics Summa Cum Laude
Sita K. Singh Biological Sciences Summa Cum Laude
Pamela I. Terry Geography Summa Cum Laude

College Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies

Holly Anderson Anthropology Cum Laude
Anne Bollinger Family and Consumer Science Magna Cum Laude
Kimberly J. Cobb Anthropology Summa Cum Laude
Hyrum Doegey Economics Summa Cum Laude
Leonard Hoffman Social Sciences Cum Laude
Debra J. Kalhor Ethnic Studies Magan Cum Laude
Theresa McPeek Gerontology Cum Laude
Jon Ortiz Government Summa Cum Laude
Carmen Pereira Environmental Studies Magna Cum Laude
Cristine Renda Liberal Studies Cum Laude
Melanie Tabak Psychology Cum Laude
Shannon Wyllie Sociology Magna Cum Laude

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