MSU Board of Trustees honors 23 students for academic excellence

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Apr 16, 2010

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Twenty-three Michigan State University students were honored April 16 by the MSU Board of Trustees for their academic achievements.

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 May 2010 commencement are:

Shruti Agrawal of Novi, an accounting major in the Eli Broad College of Business. She is the daughter of Sunil and Sushma Agrawal. A member of the Honors College, she has a 4.0 GPA. Agrawal is a graduate of Northville High School.

Antonia Aladjova of Rochester, an accounting major in the Eli Broad College of Business. She is the daughter of Vera Aladjova and Boyko Aladjov. A member of the Honors College, she has a 4.0 GPA. Aladjova is a graduate of Rochester High School.

Genevieve Andress of Salem, Conn., an interdisciplinary studies in social science-environmental policy major in the College of Social Science. She is the daughter of Penny and Larry Andress. A member of the Honors College, she has a 4.0 GPA. Andress is a graduate of Tecumseh High School.

Justin Biega of Plymouth, a chemical engineering major in the College of Engineering. He is the son of Diane and Robert Biega. A member of the Honors College, he has a 4.0 GPA. Biega is a graduate of Plymouth-Canton High School.

Laura DeBruin of Kalamazoo, an animal science major in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She is the daughter of Donita and Gary DeBruin. A member of the Honors College, she has a 4.0 GPA. DeBruin is a graduate of Mattawan High School.

Lindsey Diggelmann of Iowa City, Iowa, a civil engineering major in the College of Engineering. She is the daughter of Linda and Henry Diggelmann. A member of the Honors College, she has a 4.0 GPA. Diggelmann is a graduate of City High School in Iowa City, Iowa.

Stacie Dodgson of East Lansing, a genomics and molecular genetics major in the College of Natural Science and a Spanish major in the College of Arts and Letters. She is the daughter of Carole and Jerry Dodgson. A member of the Honors College, she has a 4.0 GPA. Dodgson is a graduate of East Lansing High School.

Laura Freitag of Plymouth, a special education-learning disabilities major in the College of Education. She is the daughter of Les Freitag and the late Jean Freitag. She has a 4.0 GPA and is a graduate of Plymouth High School.

Matthew Guibord of Livonia, a computer engineering major in the College of Engineering. He is the son of Laura and Joseph Guibord. Guibord has a 4.0 GPA and is a graduate of Winston Churchill High School in Livonia.

Jeffrey Holycross of Livonia, a finance major in the Eli Broad College of Business. He is the son of Anne and Jim Holycross. A member of the Honors College, he has a 4.0 GPA. Holycross is a graduate of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Livonia.

Carrie Kubiak of Rockford, a nutritional sciences major in the College of Natural Science. She is the daughter of Leigh and Dan Kubiak. A member of the Honors College, she has a 4.0 GPA. Kubiak is a graduate of Rockford Senior High School.

Kirsten Kumpar of Terry, Miss., a French major in the College of Arts and Letters. She is the daughter of Dee and Stephen Kumpar. A member of the Honors College, she has a 4.0 GPA. Kumpar is a graduate of Brandon High School in Ortonville.

Joseph Orsini of Okemos, an economics major in the College of Social Science. He is the son of Caroline and Leo Orsini. A member of the Honors College, he has a 4.0 GPA. Orsini is a graduate of Okemos High School.

Daniel Panyard of Fort Wayne, Ind., a physiology major in the College of Natural Science. He is the son of Barb and Bill Panyard. A member of the Honors College, he has a 4.0 GPA. Panyard is a graduate of Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Kendell Pawelec of Howell, a materials science and engineering major in the College of Engineering. She is the daughter of Melinda and John Pawelec. A member of the Honors College, she has a 4.0 GPA. Pawelec was home schooled.

Arslan Qaiser of Islamabad, Pakistan, an electrical engineering major in the College of Engineering. He is the son of Qaiser Malik and Meena Qaiser. He has a 4.0 GPA and is a graduate of F.G. Sir Syed Collegiate High School in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Mikhail Revyakin of Karaganda, Kazakhstan, a public administration and public policy major in the College of Social Science and an economics major in the College of Social Science. He is the son of Tatyana Revyakina and Anatoly Revyakin. He has a 4.0 GPA and is a graduate of Daryn School for Exceptional Children in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.

Matthew Strand of East Lansing
, a psychology major in the College of Social Science. He is the son of Cathy and John Strand. Strand has a 4.0 GPA and is a graduate of Okemos High School.

Gabrielle Tepp of Muskegon, a physics major in the College of Natural Science. She is the daughter of Sandy Bush and Dirk Tepp. A member of the Honors College, she has a 4.0 GPA. Tepp is a graduate of Mona Shores High School in Muskegon.

Matthew Weir of Midland, a mechanical engineering major in the College of Engineering. He is the son of Mary Bacon and Joe Weir. He has a 4.0 GPA and is a graduate of Midland High School.

Hillary Woodworth of Ada, a nutritional sciences major in the College of Natural Science. She is the daughter of Mary and John Woodworth. A member of the Honors College, she has a 4.0 GPA. Woodworth is a graduate of Forest Hills Central High School in Grand Rapids.

Haoli Xue of Beijing, China, an accounting major in the Eli Broad College of Business. She is the daughter of Ning Li and Yongjun Xue. A member of the Honors College, she has a 4.0 GPA. Xue is a graduate of Beijing No. 171 High School.

Lauren Zedan of Grosse Pointe, a biological science major in the College of Natural Science. She is the daughter of Judith and Louis Zedan. A member of the Honors College, she has a 4.0 GPA. Zedan is a graduate of Grosse Pointe North High School.