Students earn 2016 Board of Trustees' awards

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Apr 15, 2016

At the April 15 Board of Trustees meeting, 50 students were recognized with Board of Trustees’ Awards for having the highest scholastic average at the close of their last semester in attendance at Michigan State University.

They all received a 4.0 GPA.

The students also will be recognized at their spring commencements May 6-8.

Following is the list of awardees.

Phillip Baeza of Novi. Baeza is a finance major in The Eli Broad College of Business and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of Novi High School.

Trenton Bradley of Charlevoix. Bradley is an accounting major in The Eli Broad College of Business and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of Charlevoix High School.

Philip Chacko of Farmington Hills. Chacko is a physiology major in the Lyman Briggs College. He is a graduate of Farmington Hills High School.

Matthew Charles of Farmington Hills. Charles is a chemistry major in the College of Natural Science and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of North Farmington High School.

Nadia Chupka of Sault Sainte Marie. Chupka is a neuroscience major in the College of Natural Science and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Sault Area High School.

Andrea Cohn of Lake Orion. Cohn is a criminal justice major in the College of Social Science, a media and information major in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Lake Orion High School.

Elizabeth DeVeaux of Farmington Hills. DeVeaux is a marketing major in The Eli Broad College of Business and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Farmington High School.

Matthew Diamond of Grosse Pointe. Diamond is a marketing major in The Eli Broad College of Business. He is a graduate of University of Detroit Jesuit High School.

Nicholas Durak of Canton. Durak is a computer science major in the College of Engineering and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of Plymouth High School.

Kara England of Potterville. England is a psychology major in the College of Social Science. She is a graduate of Potterville High School.

Ryan Furdock of West Bloomfield. Furdock is a human biology major in the College of Natural Science. He is a graduate of University of Detroit Jesuit High School.

Jacob Gibson of Spring Hill, Florida. Gibson is a biochemistry and molecular biology major in the College of Natural Science and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of F.W. Springstead High School.

Rachel Griffin of Macomb. Griffin is a genomics and molecular genetics major in the College of Natural Science and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Henry Ford II High School.

Margaret Halloran of Ann Arbor. Halloran is a interdisciplinary studies in social science major in the College of Social Science and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Skyline High School.

Maxwell Harder of Harrison Township. Harder is a political science-prelaw major in the College of Social Science and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of L’Anse Creuse High School.

Benedict Hilado of Plymouth. Hilado is a human biology major in the Lyman Briggs College and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School.

Christine Isaguirre of Grand Rapids. Isaguirre is a biosystems engineering in the College of Engineering and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Forest Hills Northern High School.

Abigail Jankelovitz of West Bloomfield. Jankelovitz is a psychology major in the College of Social Science. She is a graduate of West Bloomfield High School.

Diana Jasser of Novi. Jasser is a neuroscience major in the Lyman Briggs College and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Mercy High School.

Joseph Johnson of South Lyon. Johnson is a finance major in The Eli Broad College of Business and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of South Lyon High School.

Keila LaFreniere of Flushing. LaFreniere is a human biology major in the Lyman Briggs College. She is a graduate of Powers Catholic High School.

Hannah Laur of North Branch. Laur is a human biology major in the College of Natural Science and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of North Branch High School.

Craig Lenhausen of New Baltimore. Lenhausen is a human biology major in the College of Natural Science. He is a graduate of Anchor Bay High School.

Erica Melkonian of White Lake. Melkonian is a physiology and neuroscience major in the Lyman Briggs College and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Waterford Kettering High School.

Kelly Mortensen of Saline. Mortensen is a dietetics major in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Saline High School.

Connor Moul of Akron, Ohio. Moul is a supply chain management major in The Eli Broad College of Business and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of Anthony Wayne High School.

Jessica Mutrynowski of Waterford. Mutrynowski is a nursing major in the College of Nursing. She is a graduate of Walled Lake Northern High School.

Ervin Novas Nunez of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Novas Nunez is an economics major in the College of Social Science and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of Saint Thomas School.

Chelsea Nowlin of Elwell. Nowlin is an animal science major in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and a member of the Honors College.

Megan O’Donovan of Arlington Heights, Illinois. O’Donovan is a genomics and molecular genetics major in the Lyman Briggs College, a psychology major in the College of Social Science and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Buffalo Grove High School.

Emily Oja of Republic. Oja is a fisheries and wildlife major in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Negaunee High School.

Tessa Opalka of Sault Sainte Marie. Opalka is a marketing major in The Eli Broad College of Business and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Sault Area High School.

Leonard Pennisi of Dearborn. Pennisi is a social work major in the College of Social Science. She is a graduate of Divine Child High School.

Alexander Pouba of Rockford. Pouba is a supply chain management in The Eli Broad College of Business and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of Rockford Senior High School.

Nolan Reichkitzer of Battle Creek. Reichkitzer is a chemical engineering major in the College of Engineering and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of Lakeview High School.

Kate Rentschler of Harrison Township. Rentschler is a psychology major in the College of Social Science and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of L’Anse Creuse High School.

Mackenzie Robson of Mason. Robson is a biomedical laboratory science major in the Lyman Briggs College and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Mason High School.

Mercedes Salisbury of Lewis Center, Ohio. Salisbury is an advertising major in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. She is a graduate of Olentangy High School.

Joseph Saum of Mount Clemens. Saum is a Chinese major in the College of Arts and Letters. He is a graduate of De La Salle Collegiate High School.

Aaron Schroeder of Grand Haven. Schroeder is a criminal justice major in the College of Social Science and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of Grand Haven Senior High School.

Andrew Slatin of Northville. Slatin is a mechanical engineering major in the College of Engineering and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of Northville High School.

Jacob Smith of Midland. Smith is a finance major in The Eli Broad College of Business. He is a graduate of Midland High School.

Margaret Spenchian of Lexington, Kentucky. Spenchian is a communication major in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. She is a graduate of Mercy High School.

Lauren Straley of Flushing. Straley is an English major in the College of Arts and Letters and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Powers Catholic High School.

Bowen Tan of Zibo, China. Tan is an electrical engineering major in the College of Enginering and a member of the Honors College. Tan is a graduate of Shandong Zibo No. 1 High School.

Timothy Taviano of Cridersville, Ohio. Taviano is a computer science major in the College of Engineering and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of Shawnee Senior High School.

Jacqueline Thelen of Caledonia.Thelen is a biosystems engineering major in the College of Engineering and a member of the Honors College. She is a graduate of Caledonia High School.

Cattleya Trager of Ann Arbor. Trager is a Japanese major in the College of Arts and Letters. She is a graduate of Skyline High School.

Chuqiao Xu of Qingdao, China. Xu is an accounting major in The Eli Broad College of Business and a member of the Honors College. Xu is a graduate of Qingdao No. 2 Middle School.

Garret Zuk of West Bloomfield. Zuk is a mathematics major in the College of Natural Science and a member of the Honors College. He is a graduate of Lakeland High School.