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Six Old Dominion University graduates will be recognized as outstanding scholars during commencement ceremonies Sunday, Dec. 19, at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

At a luncheon on campus Dec. 18, the Alumni Association will present them with Outstanding Scholar Awards, given to the student with the highest grade point average in each college. Also recognized at the luncheon will be the Old Dominion faculty members who most inspired the students.

The top scholars and their inspirational faculty members are:

Arts and Letters - Mary Elizabeth Thorn of Virginia Beach, a criminal justice major with a 3.95 GPA (Diane Carmody, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice);

Business and Public Administration - Michelle Mae Sucgang of Virginia Beach, an information technology major with a 3.96 GPA (Kathryn Strozak, instructor of information technology);

Education - Kathy A. Morgan of Virginia Beach, a human service counseling major with a 4.0 GPA (Paula Justice, instructor of counseling);

Engineering and Technology - Michael Gerard Shannon of Virginia Beach, an engineering technology major with a 4.0 GPA (John Hackworth, associate professor of engineering technology and director of the electrical engineering technology program);

Health Sciences - Lori Suzanne Filer of Virginia Beach, a nursing major with a 4.0 GPA, (Ann Campbell, professor of nursing);

Sciences - Sarah A. Parrish of Hampton, a mathematics major with a 3.99 GPA (Przemyslaw Bogacki, associate professor of mathematics and statistics).

This article was posted on: December 6, 2004

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