Sixteen Nevada students to receive 'Who's Who' award

3/12/2007 7:00:00 AM

Sixteen University of Nevada students will be presented the 2007 "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges" award on March 13. The prestigious award is given to students based on their academic achievement, community service, extracurricular activities, and potential for continued success after graduation.

Jan Shipley, who has been selection committee coordinator for the past eight years for Nevada's Who's Who award, said the criteria for nominated students includes grade point average and involvement in honor societies, clubs, organizations, fraternities and sororities. It also rewards being involved with student government.

"These exceptional students are role models who incorporate the best of what a well-rounded student should be," Shipley said. "While maintaining high GPAs, they serve as ambassadors—on student governments as volunteers for the Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House or numerous other charities and many give presentations at national and international conferences."

The University of Nevada's selection committee includes Shipley, undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff. Shipley said the selection committee examines all nominees with strict criteria to ensure that only the best of the best are chosen to receive the Who's Who award.

"This is the second year I received this award," Matt McKnight, a Political Science major said. "It is great to be recognized for our contributions as students to better this University."

The "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges," ceremony will be on March 13 at 4 p.m. in the Jot Travis Student Union, Alumni Room.

The 2007 inductees of the "Who's Who" award join more than 2,300 students nationally and internationally. The award recipients include:

  • Argitxu Camus, College of Liberal Arts
  • Mindi Casey, College of Engineering
  • Yvonne Dang, College of Business
  • Suresh Divi, College of Engineering
  • Lyla Fadali, College of Science
  • Chengyuan Feng, College of Science
  • Jamie Gualco, College of Science
  • Allison Hughes, College of Liberal Arts
  • Matthew McKnight, College of Liberal Arts
  • Jill Pocock, College of Science
  • Anpalaki Ragavan, College of Engineering
  • Zenaida Santiago, College of Science
  • Alison Tanzer, College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Rashi Tiwari, College of Engineering
  • Trisha Wesner, College of Engineering
  • Gene Wong, College of Science

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