MSU Board of Trustees honors six students for academic excellence

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Dec 11, 2009

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Six Michigan State University students were honored Dec. 11 for their academic achievements by the MSU Board of Trustees.

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:

Michael Carpenter of Livonia, a computer engineering major in the College of Engineering. He is the son of David and Linda Carpenter. A member of the Honors College, he has a 4.0 GPA. Carpenter is a graduate of Stevenson High School in Livonia.

Mark Charbonneau of Auburn, a microbiology major in the College of Natural Science. The son of Mark and Terri Charbonneau, he graduated from Bay City Western High School in Auburn.   Charbonneau is a member of the Honors College and has a 4.0 GPA.

Kayla Coleman of Canton, an environmental studies and applications major in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She is the daughter of Kermit and Annie Coleman and graduated from Plymouth-Canton High School. A member of the Honors College, Coleman has a 4.0 GPA.

Meredith Morgan of Midland, a communication major in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. The daughter of Ted and Alice Morgan, she is a graduate of Midland High School. Morgan is a member of the Honors College with a 4.0 GPA.

Abelard Podgorski of Ann Arbor, a philosophy major in the College of Arts and Letters. A member of the Honors College, he has a 4.0 GPA. He graduated from Huron High School in Ann Arbor.

Andrea Silva of Lansing, an accounting major in the Eli Broad College of Business. The daughter of Won Silva, she graduated from Waverly High School in Lansing. Silva has a 3.9 GPA and is a member of the Honors College.