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UW Senior Honor Society Names Top Professors for 2009


November 13, 2009 — Members of the University of Wyoming Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board have named their "Top Profs" for the academic year.

All of the members of the senior honor society selected professors who have made a positive impact on their lives at UW. These professors go beyond normal classroom expectations to help their students succeed, both in college and later in their careers.

"Being selected as a 'Top Prof' is a great honor for professors because they are chosen by the students," says College of Engineering and Applied Science Professor David Whitman, Mortar Board adviser.

Selection as a member of Mortar Board is one of the highest honors that a UW senior can achieve. Mortar Board recognizes students who have excelled in and out of the classroom, based on scholarship, leadership and service. Mortar Board members participate in many projects and activities throughout the year, both on campus and in the Laramie community.

Listed are the UW Mortar Board students, their Top Profs for 2009 and the professors' disciplines:

Alliance, Neb. -- Tracy Montanez, Craig Sorochuk, management and marketing.

Box Elder, S.D. -- Sandra Schmidt, James Ahern, anthropology.

Casper -- Laura Leimback, Rachel Watson, molecular biology.

Cheyenne -- Abigail Lewis, Stacey Baker, management and marketing; Bailey Loghry, Cynthia Vadnais, mathematics; Elizabeth Rader, Stephen Ropp, political science; Alysa Schroff, Emily Hind, modern and classical languages.

Cody -- Lindsay Capron, Margaret Flanigan, zoology and physiology.

Colorado Springs, Colo. -- Christine De George, Teresa Ukrainetz, communication disorders.

Douglas -- Shaina Case, Emily Hind, modern and classical languages; Megan Fitzhugh, Leslie Zorko, educational studies.

Gillette -- Danielle Ireland, Stuart Webster, accounting.

Hanoi, Vietnam -- Kien Do, Walter Werner, economics and finance.

Harrisburg, Neb. -- Mattie Lapaseotes, Peter Shive, Honors Program.

Kemmerer -- Danee Hunzie, Rodney Garnett, music.

Kimball, Neb. -- Patrick Faden, Yan Zhang, modern and classical languages.

Lakewood, Colo. -- Anna D'Hooge, Michael Liebman, family and consumer sciences.

Laramie -- Kayleigh Cook, Danielle Pafunda, women's studies; Charles Schmidt, Jason Shogren, economics and finance; Gwendolyn Van Baalen, Katrina Zook, music.

Los Alamos, N.M. -- Samantha Stutz, Daniel Tinker, botany.

Louisville, Colo. -- Leslie Fischer, Derek Smith, kinesiology and health.

Osan Air Base, South Korea -- Sheryl-Ann Stake, Kent Drummond, management and marketing.

Powell -- Alison Coy, Marci Smith, kinesiology and health.

Riverton -- Seth Mathem, Donal Skinner, zoology and
physiology.

Rock Springs -- Mellissa McCarthy, Stuart Webster, accounting; Ashley Wing, Narina Nunez, psychology.

Saratoga -- Robert Streeter, Steven Barrett, electrical and computer engineering.

Scottsbluff, Neb. -- Jonathan Hunzeker, David Finnoff, economics and finance.

Spearfish, Neb. -- Kari Ward, Lynda Coyle, communication disorders.

Sundance -- Whitney Ellsbury, Gerald Andrews, veterinary science.

Thayne -- Kira Hodgson, Bonnie Zare, women's studies.

Thermopolis -- Benjamin McKay, Dale Menkhaus, agriculture and applied economics.

Upton -- Lindy Crain, Terri Rittenburg, management and marketing.

Veteran -- Brittany Epler, Gary Fleischman, accounting.

Wheatland -- Sarah Kennedy, Philip Roberts, history.

Yoder -- Lindsay Smith, Kristi Cammack, animal science.

Photo: Danee Hunzie of Kemmerer, right, selected Rodney Garnett of the music department as her "Top Prof" in recognition of his efforts to help her succeed at UW. All members of Mortar Board, a senior honor society, select a professor who has made a positive impact on their lives and has gone beyond normal classroom expectations to help students succeed.

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2009

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