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ASU Honors Top Grad Students

April 08, 2013

Angelo State University honored its outstanding graduate students at the annual College of Graduate Studies Awards Banquet on Friday, April 5, in the Houston Harte University Center.

The highlight of the evening was the announcement by interim graduate dean Dr. June Smith of this year’s outstanding graduate student, as well as the distinguished graduate students from each of ASU’s four academic colleges.  Honorees each received a recognition plaque.

Maddie Bohmfalk of New Braunfels, a student in the physical therapy doctoral program, was named the 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student.  It was the first time since 2007 that honor has been awarded by the College of Graduate Studies.

The Distinguished Graduate Student honorees by major and college were Wesley A. Brashear of San Angelo, biology, College of Arts and Sciences; Haley M. Pomroy of San Angelo, integrated professional accountancy, College of Business; Brent Dawson of Strawn, educational administration, College of Education; and Lindsey Neel of Midland, family nurse practitioner, College of Health and Human Services.

The other nominees for the top awards were also recognized and awarded certificates.  They were Anna G. Arreola, Makensie Parker McCormick and Robert Stiles of San Angelo, Kimberly Hope Bearden of Early, Zach Borroum of Comfort, Heather M. Conner of Odessa, Jazmin Hernandez of Miles, and Alex Wharton of Houston.

Additionally, all ASU graduate students who have maintained a 4.0 GPA after completing at least half of their graduate programs were recognized, along with those who have written or presented papers or won other awards.