College of Education and Behavioral Sciences names top graduates for 2021-22

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences names top graduates for 2021-22

04/12/2022

JONESBORO – The Arkansas State University College of Education and Behavioral Sciences recognized 34 outstanding graduating students for the 2021-22 academic year during a Convocation for Scholars awards ceremony, according to Dr. Mary Jane Bradley, university dean.

The Chancellor’s Scholar Award for the highest overall grade in college was presented to Kaitlin F. Ponder of Jonesboro.

Nicholas Ryan Gotte of Rogers, Sydney F. Lane of Keiser, Emily A. Mitchell of Southaven, Mississippi, Carson J. Moore of Beebe, Kaitlin F. Ponder of Jonesboro, and Bradley H. Wiggins of McCrory received the 4.0 Graduate Award for completing their degree programs with a perfect grade point average. The Chancellor’s Scholar is the 4.0 student with the most credit hours.

Departmental awards are presented to the graduate in each degree program who has most distinguished in scholarship, leadership, and service to the department.

The winners and their respective careers, by department:

Transition from Helping Our Wolves Learn (HOWL)

Wynne’s Davis Wilson, HOWL Program

Department of Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Special Education:

Grace Petersen of Jonesboro, EdD, educational leadership;
Aaron Gamble of Greenwood, Education Specialist (EdS), Educational Leadership;
Marianne Thompson from Europe, Master of Teaching (MAT), special education;
Angela Jones of Clarksville, Master of Science in Education (MSE), special education;
Sarah Armstrong of Tyronza, Master of Science in Education (MSE), educational leadership;
Becca Jackson of Harrison, gifted, talented and creative Master of Science in Education (MSE);
Maria Paluzzi of Boise, Idaho, Master of Science (MS), Personnel Services for Undergraduates; Y
Somer Carter of Harrisburg, Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE), special education.

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