Department awards

Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:01pm

Twenty-two outstanding students will be honored by their departments at the annual USU Eastern Academic Award Ceremony on Friday, April 25, in the Jennifer Leavitt Multi-purpose Room at 7 p.m. All honor and high honor graduates will receive their honor cords at the ceremony by Peter Iyere, vice chancellor of student success.

Named as outstanding art student is Kyra Thompson who graduated from Bear River High School in Plymouth, Utah; Michael Hassell, a graduate of Thoreau High School in Thoreau, New Mexico, is the outstanding automotive student; Conner Burke attends Emery High School in Castle Dale, Utah, and is the outstanding workforce education automotive student; Gunhee Song from Korea was named outstanding biology student; Jaylee Nielson a graduate of Carbon High School in Price is the outstanding business student; and Elise Vogel, also a graduate of Carbon High School is the outstanding chemistry student.

Gina Sitterud, a graduate of Emery High School is the outstanding cosmetology student; Christine Jones, a graduate of Carbon High School, is the outstanding criminal justice student; Brandon Q. Spencer, a graduate of Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho, is the outstanding diesel and heavy equipment mechanics student; Joshua Knighton, a graduate of Emery High School is the outstanding engineering student; Kaitlyn Thomson, also a graduate of Emery High School is the outstanding engineering drafting and design technology student; Shauntel Peterson, a graduate of Carbon High School is the outstanding English student; and Kimberly Ragsdale, also a graduate of Carbon High School is the outstanding family, consumer and human development student.

Jeremy Fisher, a graduate of Carbon High School is the outstanding geology student; Emily Williams Manley, a graduate of Provo High School in Provo is the outstanding journalism/communications student; Kaleb Wiechman, of ? High School in ? is the outstanding mathematics student; Jesse Harmon, of Freemont High School in Hooper, Utah, is the outstanding music student; Nicole Bradley, a graduate of Cyprus High School in Magna, Utah, is the outstanding ADN nursing student; Loretta Bernard, a graduate of Emery High is the outstanding PN Nursing student; Austin Stout, a graduate of Carbon High School is the outstanding welding student; Jade Stevenson, a graduate of Pinnacle High School in Price is the outstanding psychology student, and Homer Tyrel Mills, a graduate of Emery High School is the outstanding wildland resources student.

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