Top graduates from ASU named


May 5, 2010

More than a third of the undergraduates getting degrees from ASU on May 13 have distinguished themselves academically, often while working and juggling family obligations.

Among the most prestigious awards are the Outstanding Graduate Awards given by the Alumni Association to those who have achieved both inside and outside the classroom. Only one student per college is chosen. The following is a list of the 2010 Outstanding Graduates: Download Full Image

• Barrett, the Honors College – Josh Niska of Gilbert
• College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Nicholas Burkhart of Phoenix
• College of Nursing & Health Innovation – Martha McNair of Gilbert
• College of Public Programs – Bianca Altamirano of Phoenix
• College of Teacher Education & Leadership – Nicole Margul of Tempe
• College of Technology & Innovation – Jiefeng Lin of Mesa
• Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts – Natalia Jaeger of Caracas, Venezuela
• Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering – Luz Osuna of Glendale
• Mary Lou Fulton Institute & Graduate School of Education – J. Luke Wood of Mt. Shasta, Calif.
• New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences – Zachary Hernandez of Glendale
• Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law – Susan Alison Atwater of Mayer
• School of Letters & Sciences – Michaela Stephens of Freeport, Ill.
• School of Sustainability – Briar Schoon of Gilbert
• W. P. Carey School of Business – Lissa Regets of Harrisburg, Penn.
• Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication – Lissa Regets of Harrisburg

Some 1,055 students are graduating with summa cum laude honors, with a GPA of 3.8 or higher. Another 840 are graduating magna cum laude, with a 3.6 to 3.79 GPA, and 925 will graduate cum laude, with a GPA of 3.4 – 3.59.

Barrett, the Honors College, boasts 365 graduates. These students have completed at least 30 honors credits and have written a comprehensive honors thesis or creative project and have defended it before a committee.

Another 102 students are receiving the Moeur Award from the ASU Alumni Association, for having a 4.0 GPA with all their coursework completed at ASU.

Exhibit displays books about Chinese language, culture


May 5, 2010

Books about Chinese language and culture will be on display on May 6 at the Memorial Union.

The Chinese book exhibit will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Cochise room 228. The event is free and open to the public. Download Full Image

About 50 middle school students from the Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies will be there learning how to write Chinese calligraphy and to tie Chinese knots in Gila room 224 and Graham room 226, as part of the ASU Confucius Institute and the ASU School of International Letters and Cultures’ “Experience Chinese Culture” event.

Chinese calligraphy is the art of writing Chinese characters using a special brush dipped in ink. Chinese knots are a type of handicraft where intricate knots are made into decorations. Some are purely designs and shapes while others are animals or objects.

The ASU Confucius Institute, the ASU School of International Letters and Cultures, and the ASU Chinese Language Flagship program are sponsoring this event.


Irene Hsiao, irene.hsiao">mailto:irene.hsiao@asu.edu">irene.hsiao@asu.edu
ASU Chinese Language Flagship
Communications Specialist
(480) 970-2324