OSU-Cascades names distinguished students

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POSTED: 12:39 PM PDT June 4, 2013    UPDATED: 12:42 PM PDT June 4, 2013 

The Distinguished Student award is one of the top honors given at Oregon State University - Cascades.  Recipients are selected by members of the faculty.  The award recognizes a student from within each degree area in the current graduating class for outstanding achievement in academics and contribution to their field. 

Distinguished Students consistently show a passion for learning and a dedication to their field of study and to the OSU-Cascades community.  The Distinguished Student award was initiated in 2004.  The listing below is by academic division.

ARTS AND SCIENCES

Undergraduate Programs

Art........................................................................................... Leah C. Anderson, Bend, Ore.

Biology.................................................................................... Derick Hopper, Colville, Wash.

Liberal Studies – American Studies........................................... Suzie Gumm, Redmond, Ore.

Psychology.............................................................................. Kevin Brent Reynolds, Castle Rock, Ore.

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Undergraduate Programs

Business Administration........................................................... Kaelyn Alida Costa, Bend, Ore.

Natural Resources.................................................................... Shanti Murphy, Portland, Ore.

Tourism and Outdoor Leadership............................................. Alex Scagliotti, Bend, Ore.

HUMAN HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Undergraduate Programs

Human Development and Family Sciences................................ Deode L. Castro, Buffalo, N.Y.

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts Teaching – Elementary...................................... Jason Aaron Gruetzmacher, Redmond, Ore.

Master of Arts Teaching – Secondary........................................ Katherine AhSing Lyons, Encinitas, Calif.

Master of Science in Counseling............................................... Monika Girszewska Castañeda, Szczecin, Poland

(Clinical Mental Health Counseling)

Master of Science in Counseling............................................... Andrea Michelle DeSha, Bend, Ore.

(School Counseling)

The awards ceremony and reception will be held Saturday, June 15, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m in Cascades Hall.  Henry Sayre, Distinguished Professor of Art History and a former leader of the campus will serve as emcee, and Vice President Becky Johnson will host a reception for the students, their families and others.  The Distinguished Students will also be recognized at OSU-Cascades 12th Commencement Ceremony.