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Ashley E. Fuller of Jacksonville, Fla., a December 2003 graduate with a degree in electrical engineering technology, was honored as Old Dominion University's Kaufman Prize winner Thursday at ODU's Student Honors and Awards ceremony. Fuller is currently a Navy ensign assigned to the Jacksonville area.

The Kaufman award, which carries with it a $10,000 prize, was established by Landmark Communications Inc. to acknowledge graduating seniors who have exerted exceptional and constructive influence on the university, its students or the community by demonstrating the highest qualities of leadership and service.

Kaufman was well known in Hampton Roads as a community leader, philanthropist and friend to Old Dominion. Following Kaufman's example, prize winners must have demonstrated sustained participation in leadership of campus or community groups, an outstanding record of volunteer activities, academic achievement or the achievement of a major task affecting the campus or the community.

Kimberly Tansey of Norfolk, a graduating senior with a degree in physical education/exercise science, won the second-place Kaufman Award, which carries a cash prize of $2,000.

The following students were presented with trophies as recipients of the Alumni Association Outstanding Scholar Awards, given to the graduating seniors with the highest grade point averages from each college. University faculty members and administrators who most inspired the award recipients were also honored at the banquet.

Arts and Letters -- Lisa L. Morin of Boykins, Va., interdisciplinary studies, 3.98; Roger Johnson, associate professor of educational curriculum and instruction.

Business and Public Administration -- John A. Waugh of Virginia Beach, marketing, 3.98; Ed Markowski, professor of MIS/decision sciences.

Education -- Jeremy A. Williams of Chesapeake, educational leadership and counseling, 4.0; Mark T. Blagen, adjunct assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling.

Engineering and Technology -- Brenda S. Ayers of Chesapeake, civil engineering, 3.98; Laura J. Harrell, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering.

Health Sciences -- Lisa A. Turner of Chesapeake, dental hygiene, 4.0; Sharon Stull, instructor of dental hygiene.

Sciences -- Kristen J. Davis of Ooltewah, Tenn., psychology, 4.0; Sangita Gopal, assistant professor of English.

This article was posted on: May 7, 2004

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