UW College of Arts and Sciences Names Top Graduates

April 16, 2008
Dane Taylor is among the College of Arts and Sciences outstanding graduates

The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences has selected its outstanding graduating students for the 2007-08 academic year.

Each year, the college's Scholarship Committee selects the outstanding graduates from among top students nominated by their advisers and instructors. The scholarship committee comprises faculty members from each of the college's divisions.

The names of the outstanding graduates have been engraved on a bronze plaque mounted in the lobby of the Arts and Sciences building. The students will be recognized at the college's commencement ceremonies May 10.

"I have had the pleasure of interviewing each of these outstanding students," says Oliver Walter, College of Arts and Science dean. "They are marvelously bright, articulate and very much goal-oriented. I have no doubt these students are among the best in the United States and am confident that they will be leaders in whatever vocation they choose. I am proud that our fine university has contributed to their success."

The students selected, listed by hometowns and majors, are:

Casper -- Arik W. Smith, zoology/physiology; Dane R. Taylor, physics and electrical engineering.
Denton, Texas -- Anna A. Brownsted, theatre and dance.
Evanston -- Ariel C. Calmes, English and French.
Fort Washakie -- Jordan Goesinlodge Dresser, communication/journalism.
Frannie -- Jolyn N. Zwemer, criminal justice.
Helena, Mont. -- Danielle G. Fullerton, theatre and dance.
Kimball, Neb. -- Brenda L. Thompson, statistics.
Laramie -- Alice M. Baldwin, music; Nicholas T. Haderlie, philosophy; Tonya M. Smith, psychology.
Lyman -- Jesse E. Willie, music.
Rapid City, S.D. -- Jonathan P. Herrboldt, international studies.
Rawlins -- Roy "Dan" Schumacher, American studies; Ann E. Stebner, English.
Rock Springs -- Katelyn S. Parady, political science and environment and natural resources.
Shawnee, Pa. -- Teal B. Wyckoff geography and environment and natural resources.
Sheridan -- Kristen M. Leis, journalism and French; Paul G. Robison, history and anthropology; Alyssa Wechsler, zoology/physiology and environment and natural resources.

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