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Outstanding College Scholars Recognized at Student Awards Dinner

Six Old Dominion University graduates were recognized as Outstanding College Scholars at the Student Awards Dinner on May 8.

The awards, presented by the Alumni Association, are given to the student with the highest grade point average in each college. The top scholars and their inspirational faculty members (in parentheses) are:

• Arts and Letters - Kathryn Scanlan of Glen Allen, criminal justice major, 4.0 GPA (Kelly Cheeseman-Dial, a former adjunct instructor of criminal justice).

• Business and Public Administration - Sebastian Amting of Norfolk, information technology major, 3.95 GPA (Jimmie Carraway, senior lecturer of MIS/decision sciences).

• Education - Kelly G. Moore of Portsmouth, physical education major, 3.98 GPA (Lynn Ridinger, associate professor of exercise science, sport, physical education and recreation).

• Engineering and Technology - Shivam J. Shah of Yorktown, electrical engineering technology major, 3.84 GPA (John Hackworth, associate professor of engineering technology).

• Health Sciences - Fatimah C. Hope of Wilmington, Del., nursing major, 4.0 GPA (Martha Nesselrode, senior lecturer of nursing).

• Sciences - Nicholas Rister of Norfolk, biology major, 4.0 GPA (Ralph W. Stevens, associate professor of biological sciences). Rister was also honored with the distinction of Outstanding University Scholar for the entire university.

This article was posted on: May 9, 2008

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