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Students receive achievement and recognition awards

May 9, 2005

SPRINGFIELD – Achievement and recognition awards were presented to 85 students during UIS commencement ceremonies on May 7. The students and their awards were:

High Honors in Legal Studies: Maureen Kate Beveridge, Jeannie C. Priestley 

Highest Academic Achievement Award – Management Program:  Melinda Sue Ballard 

Honors in Computer Science:  Amol Gaikaiwair, Ramnik Gill, Matthew Komanecky, Sompon Wongnopparatlert 

Honors in Environmental Studies:  Darien Siddall 

Honors in Political Studies:  Michelle Gentry-Wiseman 

Honors in Public Affairs Reporting:  Benjamin Andrew Fischer, Christopher James Kaergard, Kirsten Anna Singleton, Amanda Nicole Vinicky 

International Honors: Naga Ala, Maria Barajas, Anna Bojda, Maria Britton, Necole Burt, Samanthan Drews, Fareed Ismail, Tomike Lana, Teresa San Luis, Dolapo Nunu, Panida Pathombooru, Ravi Punukollu, Mohan Sagar, Umar Saleemi, Marshal Stephen, Erica Stiner, Christine Tabayoyong, Wonhe Yoo-Hong 

Outstanding HDC Master’s Project:  Jill Wright 

Outstanding Master’s Project in Computer Science:  Michael Stults 

Outstanding Performance on the HDC Comprehensive Exam:  Tavia Ervin 

Outstanding Project in Communication: Esther Lam 

Outstanding Service to the Management Information Systems Department: Komes Chandavimol, Nicholas Lane 

Outstanding Student in the Management Information Systems Department: Demba Diawara, Jason Lee Fields, Jack L. Girup, Rhonda Sue Lundgren, Gregory Oakes, Jing Zhang 

Outstanding Thesis in Communication:  Tim Parsons-Heather, Danette M. Watt 

Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award: Nancy K. Elwell 

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges: Maria Luisa Barajas, Carrie Bauer, Lindsey Bays, Jean Becker, Breann Black, Emily Chase, Candice Clouse, James Cockroft, Nicole Danner, Jen Grace Davis, Tavia Ervin, Daniel James Fox, Matthew Grey, Ben Gurga, Kitty Harris, Carly Hawkins, Andrew Hollingsead, John Kelly, Jason Kennedy, Daniel Kovats, Heidi Lanier, Joseph Miller, Janee Mitchell, Elizabeth Moran, Lateasa Polito, Jeannie Priestley, Vijay Proddhutur, Betsy Quijada, Joseph Rieger IV, Tyson Roan, Heather Shaffer, Jason Stuebe, Barbara Grace Sweatt, Nanette Turner, Elizabeth VonDeBur, Matt Wallace, Brad Ward, Kelly Wingard, Chris Wyant, Christine Zeivel

James C. Worthy Award for the Best Senior Paper: Tori Katherine Weishaupt 

2005 Student Commencement Speaker: Christine Zeivel

  

 

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.
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