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ODU Announces Outstanding Scholars for Fall Semester

By Noell Saunders

Sarah Brown, who is graduating Dec. 17 with a dual degree in psychology and human services, is this semester's Outstanding University Scholar.

The Old Dominion University Alumni Association presents awards, following each spring and fall semester, for academic achievement in the University's six colleges. The awards were presented Thursday, Dec. 15 during ODU's Student Honors and Awards Dinner at Webb University Center.

Brown, who is from Portsmouth, listed Konstantin Cigularov, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, as her inspirational faculty member.

"Konstantin has been a continuous source of motivation and encouragement." Brown said. "He taught me everything I know and the importance of quality research in the field of psychology."

Brown is also this semester's Outstanding College Scholar for the College of Sciences.

Derek Davis, from Norfolk, is the Outstanding College Scholar for the Batten College of Engineering and Technology. Davis listed Lee Land, senior lecturer from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, as his inspirational faculty member.

For the College of Health Sciences, this semester's Outstanding College Scholar is Andrew Haskell from Chesapeake. The aspiring cytotechnologist says his ultimate goal is to attend medical school. Haskell listed Pam Hilke, former cytotechnology program director and lecturer, as his inspirational faculty member.

Austin Whipple, a physical education graduate from Hampton, is the Outstanding College Scholar for the Darden College of Education. Whipple listed Stephen Knott, senior lecturer of human movement sciences, as his inspirational faculty member.

Cecilia Yeager from Danville is the Outstanding College Scholar for the College of Arts & Letters. Yeager listed Joyce Hoffmann, associate professor of English, as her inspirational faculty member.

Finance major Haoting Wen of Norfolk is the Strome College of Business Outstanding College Scholar. Wen listed Michael McShane, associate professor of finance, as his inspirational faculty member.

The six Outstanding College Scholars, along with Sarah Brown, the University's Outstanding Scholar for the fall semester, will be recognized during the University's 125th Commencement exercises on Dec. 17.

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