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Graduate Dean’s scholars honored

Grad-Deans-Scholars_E.jpgDr. Steven Ralston, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. Michael Henson, associate vice president for research and dean of the graduate school, hosted a reception recognizing the exemplary academic performance of the Graduate Dean’s Scholars.

The reception was held Wednesday, April 6, Space Science Center.

“The selection of our Graduate Dean’s Scholars each year is based upon the outstanding academic records of our undergraduate honorees combined with their demonstrated potential to succeed at the graduate level. It’s always a great pleasure to honor such a distinguished group of high achievers and to share the occasion with the family members who have so significantly contributed to their success,” said Dr. Henson.

Attending the event were: Zoe Becerra, Florence; Alesandra Birchum, Winchester; Sue Bostic, Gallipolis, Ohio; Alexander Callahan, Clearfield; Cameron Campbell, Maryville, Tennessee; Joshua Caplinger, Olive Hill; Kady Chaffin, Grayson; Hunter Chandler, Clendenin, West Virginia; Bryant Combs, Viper; Nicholas Dawson, Flatwoods;  Kristen Fristoe, Nicholasville; Sydney Gebka, Union; Alysha Harlow, Belfry; Jacob Hatfield, Belfry; Iris Johnson, Morehead; Kelsey Jude, Warfield; Kristen Knight, Henderson; Stephanie Knox, Stanton; Allison Laile, Union; Bradley Larimer, Eastview;

Crystal Lewis, Georgetown; Matthew Porter, Morehead; Lauren Price, Sardis, Ohio; Leanna Price, Sardis, Ohio; Shelby Price, Waynesburg; Jasmine Prince, Fairborn, Ohio; Ellen Ratcliffe, Cynthiana; Morgan Richards, Georgetown; Reece Spears, Paintsville; Tracey Standafer, West Liberty; Brittany Whatley, Las Vegas, Nevada; and Jennifer White, Morehead.

To qualify as a scholar, the student must be an undergraduate graduating in the spring semester with a minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA. The program began in 2012 and is designed to encourage high performing undergraduate students to continue their academic career with MSU into Graduate School.

For more information on graduate programs or graduate admissions at MSU, contact Dr. Susan Maxey, director of the graduate school, at 606-783-2317.

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