College of Education and Behavioral Science Names Top Grads for 2020-21

JONESBORO – The College of Education and Behavioral Science at Arkansas State University recognized 33 outstanding graduating students for the 2020-21 academic year during Convocation of Scholars, according to Dr. Mary Jane Bradley, dean of the college.

The Chancellor’s Scholar award for highest overall grade point in the college was presented to Jaylee Tribble of Jonesboro.

Megan Adams of Carterville, Ill., Audrey Beggs of Marion, Cheyenne Bowerman of Ward, Sara Brown of Paragould, Megan Gunnels of Conway, Spencer Politte of Bull Shoals, Sydney Sweat of Southside and Hannah Tisdale of Rison received the 4.0 Graduate Award for completing their degree programs with a perfect grade point average.

The departmental awards are presented to the graduate in each degree program who has most excelled in scholarship, leadership and service to the department.

Those receiving awards and their respective degree programs, by department:

Department of Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Special Education:

Lori Edgin of Russellville, Doctor of Education (EdD), educational leadership; Pharis Smith of Tuckerman, Specialist in Education (EdS), educational leadership; Ola Mae Perry of Gould, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), special education; Dena Falkenstein of Blue Springs, Mo., Master of Science in Education (MSE), special education; Leah Lewert-Taylor of Visalia, Calif., Master of Science (MS), college student personnel services; Alyssa Nichols of Imboden, Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE), special education.

Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences:

Courtney Moeller, Toledo, Ohio, Master of Science (MS), sport administration; Katherine Shelton of Eureka, MO, Master of Science (MS), exercise science; Nathan Kline of Jonesboro, Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE), physical education; Hailey Furio of Naperville, Ill., Bachelor of Science (BS), exercise science; Summer Ford of Jonesboro, Bachelor of Science (BS), sport management; Kerri Love of Frog Jump, Tenn., Bachelor of Science (BS), health promotion.

Department of Psychology and Counseling:

Turner Pirani of Marion, Specialist in Education (EdS), clinical mental health counseling; Jenna Brown of Paragould, Specialist in Education (EdS), school psychology; Susan Fortenberry of Hattiesburg, Miss., Master of Science in Education (MSE), school counseling; Hannah Stewart of Batesville, Master of Science (MS), psychological science; Megan Gunnels of Conway, Bachelor of Science (BS), psychology; AnnaGrace Tatum of Jonesboro, Bachelor of Arts (BA), psychology.

Department of Teacher Education:

Angelique Gray of Mountain View, Specialist in Education (EdS), reading; Jessica Wade of Newark, Master of Science in Education (MSE), early childhood education; Jesse Huang of Ann Arbor, Mich., Master of Science (MS), early childhood services; Hebatallah Messallam of Alexandria, Egypt, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), middle-level education; Megan Adams of Carterville, Ill., Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE), elementary education; Amber Puckett of Paragould, Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE), middle-level education.



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