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Students receive achievement and recognition awards

May 15, 2006

SPRINGFIELD – Achievement and recognition awards were presented to 85 students during UIS commencement ceremonies on May 13. The students and their awards were: 

High Honors in Legal Studies: Senna Adjabeng, Lari Crim, Debra Spencer 

Highest Academic Achievement Award – Management Program: James Schweigert 

Honors in Computer Science: Vaishnavi Niranjan Chintalpuri, John Anthony Cronan, Prathebha Damodaran, Kalyan Muppala, Renee Redfield, Thomas Wesley Sidener, Preethi Ashoka Srirangapatna, Kalpana Tyagi, Veeraseshamamba Venigalla, Dallas Duane Wright, Sree Roopa Yalamanchali 

Honors in Environmental Science: John Rodgers 

Honors in Environmental Studies: Muffadal Attarwalla 

Honors in Legal Studies: Bukola Modinat Bello 

Honors in Public Affairs Reporting: Catherine Ann Kucharz, Ann Keleher Sanner 

International Honors: Shravan Avula, Maria Barajas, Carrie Bauer, Usha Chadalawada, Omair Haq, Pranend Manakote, Sandeep Pamireddy 

Outstanding Student in Human Services: Kevin Lawton, Matthew Gerald Orndorff, Victoria Dominique Range, Sangeeta Singh, Barbara Grace Sweatt 

Outstanding Student in the Management Information Systems Department: Puneet Bhatia, Padma Chinnaswamy, Walid El Khazen, Robert Gordon, David Laird, Joseph Liesen, Shaun Linderbaum, Vijay Proddhutur, Jeffrey Thomas, Martin Timm 

University of Illinois Alumni Association Student Leadership Award: Jennifer Davis, Heather Schaffer, Brad Ward 

Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award: Justin Jahanshir 

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges: Esteban Czwan Altobelli, Shravan Avula, Alicia Barrese, Mindy Bassett, Carrie Marie Bauer, Shannon Carter, Dorann Castelletti, James Cockroft, Daniel Collins, Eric Cromer, John Cronan, Steven Dancer, Amber David, Kelsey Dennis, Sarah Doyle, Samantha Drews, Scott Ebbing, Melanie England, Troy England, Samantha Gaddy, Thomas John Gardner, Mike Griffin, Gary Hinkle, Josey Renee Jones, Mercedes Kent, Deanna Meffert, Janee Mitchell, Melissa Morris, Derek Murray, Nicole Overcash, Sara Paver, Christopher Payne, Maureen Rasmussen, Audra Roach, Jeffrey Robinson, Michael Romano, Leslie Rossman, Matthew Schultz, Heather Anne Shaffer, Richard Stead, Erica Stiner, Lindsey VanHyning 

James C. Worthy Award for the Best Senior Paper: David Polk 

2006 Student Commencement Speaker: Christopher Wyant

    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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