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Business School Student Aaron Robbins Named ODU's Outstanding University Scholar for 2009-10

Students from each of Old Dominion University's six colleges were recognized as Outstanding College Scholars Thursday, May 6, at the Student Honors and Awards Reception and Dinner. The awards, presented by the Alumni Association, are given to the graduating student with the highest grade point average in each college.

Aaron Robbins, a finance major with a minor in sport management, was selected as the Outstanding University Scholar. The Norfolk resident, and graduate of Norfolk Collegiate, is graduating with a cumulative grade point average of 4.0.

Robbins thanked Gary Bernstein, instructor in ODU's sport management program, as the faculty member most inspiring to him in his time at ODU. "He was a great instructor in class. He made it a point to make personal connections with everyone in class," Robbins said.

Robbins was also selected as the Outstanding College Scholar for the College of Business and Public Administration. The following students were named as Outstanding College Scholars for the other five colleges:

College of Arts and Letters - Teresa Hewitt is graduating with a 4.0 GPA in interdisciplinary studies, with an emphasis on teacher preparation. Hewitt, who is from Virginia Beach, cites James Sweeney, associate professor in the history department, as her most inspirational faculty member

Darden College of Education - Kaitlyn Hemmrich of Virginia Beach is graduating with a 3.95 GPA in human services, with a minor in psychology. Hemmrich, a graduate of Tallwood High School, cites Breyan Williams, instructor in human services, as her inspirational faculty.

Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology - Bryan Mausteller, from Bloomsburg, Pa., is graduating with a 4.0 GPA in mechanical engineering technology, with a minor in military leadership. A member of the Naval ROTC, Mausteller says Tony Dean, associate professor of engineering technology, was his most inspiring faculty member

College of Health Sciences - Kathrine Glosson, who is graduating with a 3.97 GPA in nursing, with a minor in psychology, thanks Linda Bennington, senior lecturer in the School of Nursing as her inspirational faculty. Glosson, from Newport News, is a graduate of Denbigh High School

College of Sciences - Ermal Rrapaj, if Tirane, Albania, is graduating with a 4.0 GPA in physics and applied mathematics. He thanks his senior thesis adviser Anatoly Radyushkin, professor and eminent scholar in physics, as his inspirational faculty.

This article was posted on: May 7, 2010

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