Nine Students Earn Honors Scholar Distinction

Nine spring graduates were recognized as Honors Scholars and were awarded medals at a pre-commencement ceremony May 6.

Truman’s Honors Scholar Program offers outstanding students the opportunity to select rigorous courses in the liberal arts and sciences component of their degree programs. The honor is awarded to graduating seniors who have completed five approved courses, with at least one from each of the four areas of mathematics, science, humanities and social science. They must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.5 in those courses and an overall grade point average of 3.5.

Spring 2016 Honors Scholar graduates (seated) received their medals from faculty presenters (standing) during a pre-commencement ceremony May 6. Pictured, from left: Zachary Rhodes with presenter Elisabeth Hooper, associate professor of biology; Sarah Lamkin with Amber Johnson, professor of sociology; Nathan Kuhl with David Gillette, professor of economics; Matthew Evers with Samuel Ling, professor of physics; Sharon Kathleen Edele with LaRoy Brandt, assistant professor of biology; Alison Dyn with James Guffey, professor of statistics; Laura Davis with Candy Young, professor of political science; Kathryn MacDermid Bollman with Michael Bird, professor of exercise science; and Julie Bays with Jeanne Mitchell, instructor in biology.