MSU presents BOT Awards

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Dec 10, 2010

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Six Michigan State University students have earned coveted Board of Trustees awards, and were honored for their academic achievements at the Dec. 10 board meeting.

Board of Trustees awards are granted at each commencement to graduating seniors having the highest cumulative grade point averages at the close of the semester prior to graduation.

The recipients for December commencement are:

  • Jeffrey Lolkus of Farmington Hills. He is the son of Gary and Wendy Lolkus. A member of the Honors College, Lolkus is a crop and soil sciences major in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He has a 4.0 GPA and is a graduate of Harrison High School, Farmington Hills.
  • Jolie Ngo of Holt. She is the daughter of Nam and Dung Ngo. A nursing major, Ngo has a 4.0 GPA. She graduated from Holt High School.
  • Andrew Para of Shelby Township. He is the son of Bill and Kathy Para. A member of the Honors College, Para has a 4.0 GPA. He graduated from Dwight D. Eisenhower High School, in Shelby Township. Para is a zoology major in the College of Natural Science.
  • Megan Travis of Troy. The daughter of Nancy and George Travis, she is an accounting major in the Eli Broad College of Business. Travis, who graduated from Troy High School, has a 4.0 GPA.
  • Thomas Ganley of Port Sanilac. He is the son of Paul Ganley and Pamela McConnachie, of Carsonville. An electrical engineering major, he has a 3.99 GPA. Ganley graduated from Carsonville-Port Sanilac High School.
  • Roy Dong of Rochester Hills. The son of Yibing and Karen Dong, he is double majoring in computer engineering in the College of Engineering and economics in the College of Social Science. A member of the Honors College, Dong has a 3.99 GPA. He graduated from Rochester Hills High School.