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Honors, Awards, and
Graduate Recognition Day

April 27 , 2011

The Department of Physics celebrated the initiation of new Sigma Pi Sigma members, upcoming graduates, honored the outstanding teaching assistant, Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award and Speas Award winners, and heard presentations from our honors graduates.

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Congratulations to the William E. Speas Memorial Award winner:

C. Wesley Matthews

Congratulations to the recipient of the Physics Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award:

Elizabeth Armstrong accepts a graduation award from Dr. BoninAssistant Professor Timo Thonhauser

Congratulations to our Outstanding Teaching Assistant:

Jillian M. Bjerke

Congratulations to
ΣΠΣ inductees:

Stephen R. Baker
Kristen L. Binz
Alyssa N. Brigeman
Eric D. Carlson
Randall S. Conrad
Sean A. Cusano
Daniel J. David
Jennifer E. Dorand
Laurence P. Eggart
Joel Q. Grim
Qi Li
Christoper R. Lyle
Don L. Nguyendac
Dillon H. Sanders
Bradley D. Shugoll
Justin L. Sigley
Alexander D. Taylor

Congratulations to Honors Graduates:

Elizabeth G. Armstrong
Ashley K. Carlton
Katelyn P. Goetz
C. Wesley Matthews
Jack W. Owen

Congratulations to Graduating Seniors:

Elizabeth G. Armstrong
Brently D. Boyte
Ashley K. Carlton
Adam D. Edwards
Michael D. Font
Marianne C. Gendy
Katelyn P. Goetz
Stephen Grosse
Justin Hamer
Soloman Hayon
Mary K. Keith
C. Wesley Matthews
Colby Meador
Callistus M. Nguyen
Nneka O. Nwanze
Jack W. Owen
Mark C. Stoldt
Ryan Sullivan
Zachary Vance
Aaron Williams-Simmons

Congratulations to Ph.D. Recipients:

Ivan A. Azarov
Todd L. Falleson
Jerrold Kielbasa

Congratulations to M.S. Recipient:

Ryan C. M. Best

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