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Students to be Honored as Outstanding Seniors in UB College of Arts and Sciences

Release Date: April 30, 2002

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Twenty-eight students will be honored for being the outstanding graduating senior in departments within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo in a ceremony and reception to be held at 2 p.m. May 9 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

Each outstanding senior will receive a medal to be worn at the university's 156th general commencement ceremony on May 12.

One student will receive two medals and be honored for taking top honors within two departments. Joshua Lovejoy of Williamsville will be honored as the outstanding graduate for the departments of Classics and Political Science.

Other students being honored and their departments are:

o African American Studies: Santosha M. Hayes of Cheektowaga

o Anthropology: Laura M. Johnson of Fairport

o Art: Kevin Karn of Lancaster

o Art History: Joanna Gillespie of Buffalo

o Biological Sciences: David C. Manns of Depew

o Center for the Americas: Julia J. Caruso of Salamanca

o Chemistry: Brian N. Tse of New Hyde Park

o Communicative Disorders and Sciences: Felicia Stocco of Staten Island

o Economics: Colleen Murphy of Webster

o English: Jenna Lay of Pavilion

o Geography: Hearn Yuit Chua of Singapore

o Geology: Jonathan G. Zybala of Williamsville

o History: Andrea Vossler of Wellsville

o Linguistics: Jocelyn R. Bell of Kenmore

o Mathematics: Jennifer L. Egloff of Cheektowaga

o Media Study: Colin D. Hargraves of Brewster

o Modern Languages and Literatures: Michael D'Agostino of Brooklyn

o Music: Erik M. Anspach of North Tonawanda

o Philosophy: Thomas Betjeman of Yorktown Heights

o Physics: Thomas P. Downes of Delmar

o Psychology: Kim Jedlikowski of Buffalo

o Social Sciences Interdisciplinary: Melynda Schneider of Delevan

o Sociology: Karen Kuba of New Hyde Park

o Special Major Program: Jennifer E. Lake of Manlius

o Theatre and Dance: Allan Mangaser of Williamsville

o Women's Studies: Elizabeth E. Date of Williamsville

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Christine Vidal
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