The Edmond Sun

Education

June 14, 2013

Local students graduate from Rice

Baylor University names honor students

HOUSTON — Local students graduate from Rice

Several Edmond students graduated from Rice University in Houston, May 11. They include: Xiao Zheng, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Jeremy Fant, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering; Allen Lin, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology; Gabriela Sposito, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

This year Rice awarded 1,801 degrees, including 964 undergraduate and undergraduate professional degrees and 837 graduate degrees (master’s and Ph.D.s). The Class of 2013 is the 100th graduating class in Rice’s history.

Baylor University names honor students

More than 3,200 Baylor University students were named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List for the 2013 sprint semester. Students from Edmond who were named to the Dean’s list this fall include: Ryan Scot Andrews, School of Engineering and Science; Kendall Lynne Buskirk, Hankamer School of Business; Paige Victoria Koester, School of Education; Claire Elizabeth Major, College of Arts and Sciences; and Hannah Abigail McNeill, College of Arts and Sciences.

To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.

 ECU lists honor roll students

Outstanding academic work during the 2013 spring semester has earned listings on the President’s Honor Roll and Dean’s Honor Roll for students at East Central University in Ada.

The President’s Honor Roll is reserved for students who earned A’s in all their courses for a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Edmond’s Gina Ann Mengwasser, physical education (teacher certification) was listed on the President’s Honor Roll.

The Deans’ Honor Roll lists students who have at least a 3.33 grade point average with no grade lower than a C. At least 12 credit hours must be completed successfully during the semester to be included on either honor roll. The following Edmond students are on the Dean’s Honor Roll: Sabina Koirala, nursing; Brandon Ray Nicholson, business administration; David Gregory Traxler, cartography (geotechnique); and Rachel Marie Watson, biology. 

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