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Six Old Dominion University graduates were recognized as outstanding scholars during commencement ceremonies Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

At a luncheon on campus Dec. 16, the Alumni Association presented its Outstanding Scholar Awards, given to the student with the highest grade point average in each college. Also recognized at the luncheon were the ODU faculty members who most inspired each student.

The top scholars and their inspirational faculty are:

Arts and Letters-Janelle Engle of Lancaster, Pa., a music education major with a 4.0 GPA (Leslie Stewart, visiting assistant professor of music);

Business and Public Administration-Chad Allen Gerber of Monticello, Minn., an information technology and decision sciences major with a 4.0 GPA (Li Xu, professor of information technology and decision sciences)

Education-Robyn Markowitz of Virginia Beach, a human services and counseling major with a 4.0 GPA (R. Charles Fawcett, adjunct instructor of human services and counseling);

Engineering and Technology-Andrew Brian Frank of Fairfax, Va., a mechanical engineering major with at 3.93 GPA (Duc Nguyen, professor of civil engineering);

Health Sciences-Lorri M. Jones of Virginia Beach, a nursing major with a 4.0 GPA (Susan Murray, lecturer of nursing); and

Sciences-William Scott Parrish of Danville, Va., a computer science major with a 3.96 GPA (Janet Brunelle, lecturer of computer science).

This article was posted on: December 15, 2006

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