Arkansas State Recognizes 44 Outstanding Students as Recipients of 2013 ‘Who’s Who’ Award

Forty-four outstanding upper-level students at Arkansas State University have been named to the prestigious “Who’s Who Among Students inAmerican Universities and Colleges” for 2013.  The students were honored last night (Tuesday, Nov. 19) during a campus ceremony.

“The Who’s Who program recognizes outstanding student leaders who enhance the positive image of American youth,” according to Dr. Rick Stripling, vice chancellor for Student Affairs.  “Who’s Who honorees have significant academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular, civic, and campus professional activities.”

Randi M. Wright of Cave City, a senior nursing major, was recipient of the Outstanding Who’s Who Award for 2013.  She received a $500 prize from Crews and Associates, Inc., a Little Rock investment banking firm that donates the prize.

Honorees at A-State

The complete list of Who’s Who honorees for 2013 and their program majors includes (grouped by academic college):

College of Agriculture and Technology — Chad C. Easton of Jonesboro, animal science (pre-veterinary); Ganlei Huang of Guangzhou, China, animal science.

College of Business — My Dieu Nguyen of Hanoi, Vietnam, accounting; Kenya M. Weatherspoon of West Memphis, accounting.

College of Education — Domenique M. Elkins-Brown of Texarkana, exercise science; Ashley N. Gauthier of Bald Knob, early childhood education; Mary F. Partlow of North Little Rock, psychology; Dalia Y. Tejada of Bogota, Columbia, educational leadership.

College of Engineering — Robert E. Bise of Weiner, engineering; Clayton D. Davis of Paragould, mechanical engineering; Luke A. Lindsley of Benton, mechanical engineering.

College of Fine Arts — William J. Kazyak of Manila, music performance; Gregory T. Oxner of Little Rock, graphic design; Bijia Wang of Shenzhen, China, music performance.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences — Shawnequa C. Clark of Blytheville, history; Bianca G. Garcia of Monette, history; Monique F. Kemp of Benton, English; Asuka Morimoto of Tokyo, Japan, Spanish and political science; Juan Robles Jr. of DeQueen, world languages and cultures, and political science; Brooke A. Siegler of Blytheville, social science; Ashley N. Swan of Tuckerman, sociology; Denzell J. Ward of Helena, political science.

College of Media and Communication — Monique N. Bailey of St. Joseph, Mich., communication studies; Micah A. Christensen of Cheyenne, Wyo., communication studies; Tanya E. Giraldo of Rogers, journalism (news-editorial); Rebekah L. Hickman of Bay, journalism (public relations); Caitlin D. LaFarlette of Paragould, journalism (photojournalism); Caitlin M. O’Neal of Hamburg, radio-television (broadcast journalism); Katelyn M. Pfeffer of Pocahontas, journalism (public relations).

College of Nursing and Health Professions — Sarah N. Beeler of Lonoke, nursing; Morgan A. Caples of Jonesboro, communication disorders; Sarah T. Fagan of Benton, radiologic sciences (imaging specialist); Mandi L. Funderburg of El Dorado, nursing; Kourtney N. Hatcher of Jonesboro, radiologic sciences (imaging specialist); Andria K. Hutchison of Harrisburg, communication disorders; Kristen G. Lindeman of Paragould, nursing; Ashley N. Middleton of Roselle, N.J., social work; Reid C. Shelton of Jonesboro, radiologic sciences (imaging specialist); Krista R. Turner of Success, radiologic sciences (imaging specialist); Randi M. Wright of Cave City, nursing.

College of Sciences and Mathematics — Makala T. Bell of Jacksonville, biological sciences (pre-professional studies); Anna P. Fagan of Benton, biological sciences (pre-professional studies); Gabriella A. Gorton of Jonesboro, biology (pre-professional studies); Katlyn R. Snetzer of Newport, biology.

About the Who’s Who program

Who’s Who Among Students is one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs, having earned the respect of faculty members and administrators throughout the nation.  Selections to Who’s Who Among Students are made each fall by individual colleges and universities.

Campus nominating committees, created to nominate eligible upperclassmen and graduate students, are composed of representatives from the faculty, staff and student body.  Each school in the national program has an assigned quota of nominees, calculated to ensure a well-rounded representation of the student body.