16 MSU students honored for academic achievements

Contact: Kristin Anderson, University Relations, (517) 353-8819 or ander284@msu.edu

Apr 11, 2003

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State University Board of Trustees today honored 16 students for their academic achievements.

The students, all May graduates, achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

The Board of Trustees awards are granted at each commencement to students having the highest scholastic averages at the close of their last semester in attendance.

The award recipients are:

  • Brian A. Bieber of Powell, Wyo., a physiology major in the College of Natural Science. He is a member of the MSU Honors College and is the son of Ray and Cherie Bieber. He is a 1999 graduate of Powell High School.
  • Stephanie M. Black of Midland, a studio art major in the College of Arts and Letters. She is a member of the MSU Honors College and is the daughter of David and Maritrese Black. She is a 1999 graduate of Midland High School.
  • Andrew J. Brinks of Portage, a civil engineering major in the College of Engineering. He is a member of the MSU Honors College and is the son of Ray and Mary Brinks. He is a 1999 graduate of Portage Central High School.
  • Jonathan L. Brown of Swartz Creek, a computer science major in the Lyman Briggs School, College of Natural Science. He is a member of the MSU Honors College and is the son of Roger and Johanna Brown. He is a 1999 graduate of Durand Area High School in Durand.
  • Laura J. Carrion of Rochester Hills, a biological science major in the College of Natural Science. She is a member of the MSU Honors College and is the daughter of Lawrence and Donna Carrion. She is a 2000 graduate of Rochester Adams High School.
  • Cathy C. Conger of Grosse Pointe Woods, a marketing major in The Eli Broad College of Business. She is the daughter of Dwight and Julie Conger and is a 1999 graduate of Grosse Pointe North High School.
  • Jennifer D. Gifford of Clarkston, a child development major in the College of Human Ecology. She is the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Gifford and is a 1999 graduate of Clarkston Senior High School.
  • Andrea J. Hartlerode of Troy, a microbiology major in the College of Natural Science. She is a member of the MSU Honors College and is the daughter of Carol Hartlerode of Troy and Walter Hartlerode of Watersmeet. She is a1999 graduate of Troy-Athens High School in Troy.
  • Jason G. McCullough of Big Rapids, a computer science major in the College of Engineering and a mathematics major in the College of Natural Science. He is a member of the MSU Honors College and is the son of Robert and Nancy McCullough. He is a 1999 graduate of Big Rapids High School.
  • Guihyun Park of Howell, a human resources management major in The Eli Broad College of Business. She is a member of the MSU Honors College and is the daughter of Won Bin Park and Eun Sook Kwon. She is a 1998 graduate of KyungBok Girls' High School in Seoul, Korea.
  • Christopher N. Scipione of Allen Park, a physiology major in the College of Natural Science. He is a member of the MSU Honors College and is the son of Victor and Susan Scipione. He is a 1999 graduate of Cabrini High School in Allen Park.
  • Suzanne L. Shunn of Holt, a biology major in the Lyman Briggs School, College of Natural Science. She is a member of the MSU Honors College and is the daughter of Alan and Linda Shunn. She is a 1999 graduate of Holt High School.
  • Megan P. Smith of Novi, an interior design major in the College of Human Ecology. She is the daughter of Robert and Diane Smith and is a 1999 graduate of Mercy High School in Farmington Hills.
  • Stephanie L. Teich-McGoldrick of Haslett, a chemical engineering major in the College of Engineering. She is the daughter of Tom McGoldrick and Judy Teich of Brunswick, Ga., and is a 1999 graduate of Haslett High School.
  • Edward E. Timke of Porterfield, Wis., an international relations major in the James Madison College. He is a member of the MSU Honors College and is the son of Art and Donna Timke. He is a 1999 graduate of Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek, Wis.
  • Jesse A. Ultz of Burr Oak, a finance major in The Eli Broad College of Business. He is a member of the MSU Honors College and is the son of Jeff and Becky Ultz. He is a 1999 graduate of Burr Oak High School.