Six MSU students recognized for academic achievements

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

Dec 10, 2004

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Six Michigan State University students were honored for academic achievement by the MSU Board of Trustees at the board's Dec. 10 meeting.

The six students are all December graduates.

The Board of Trustees awards are granted at each commencement to students who have achieved the highest cumulative scholarly records at the close of the preceding semester. At least three-fourths of the credits for the degree must be earned at MSU with numerical grades.

The recipients of the awards are:

  • Katherine R. Belsito of Grand Rapids, an animal science major in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She is the daughter of Frank and Gayle Belsito and a 2001 graduate of Catholic Central High School. Her MSU grade point average is 4.0.
  • Ashley D. Brandenburg of Laingsburg, a French major in the College of Arts and Letters. She is the daughter of Richard and Susan Brandenburg and a 2001 graduate of Laingsburg High School. Her MSU grade point average is 4.0.
  • Aaron W. Scheidies of Farmington Hills, a kinesiology major in the College of Education. He is the son of Michael and Mary Scheidies and a 2000 graduate of Farmington High School. His MSU grade point average is 4.0.
  • Amy M. McLean of Lake Orion, a communication major in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. She is the daughter of Jay and Terry McLean and a 2000 graduate of Lake Orion High School. Her MSU grade point average is 3.9873.
  • Jordan M. Rash of Grand Ledge, an undergraduate and master's accounting student in The Eli Broad College of Business. He is the son of Mike and Susan Rash and a 1998 graduate of Grand Ledge High School. His MSU grade point average is 3.9867.
  • Kelly K. Megel of Waterloo, Neb., an advertising major in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. She is the daughter of Steven and Deborah Megel of Waterloo, Neb., and a 2001 graduate of Schaumburg High School in Schaumburg, Ill. Her MSU grade point average is 3.9863.

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