26 Honored as Outstanding Seniors in UB College of Arts and Sciences

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: May 19, 2005 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Twenty-six students were honored for being the outstanding graduating senior in departments within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo's 159th general commencement ceremony held on May 15.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York. UB's more than 27,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. The university offers the only degrees in law, pharmacy and architecture in the SUNY system, and is the home of the only comprehensive public school of engineering in New York State.

Each outstanding senior received a medal and a personalized certificate. Students who were honored and their departments are:

• Gerald Alexis of Brooklyn, African American Studies

• Andrea Koch of Kenmore, American Studies

• Erin M. Parsons of Canandaigua, Anthropology

• Jennifer A. Krieger of Buffalo, Art

• Yun Wa Chan of Woodhaven, Art History

• Derek D. Reformat of Depew, Biological Sciences

• MaryAnn Clune of Binghamton, Chemistry

• Michael Lake of Orchard Park, Classics

• Rosalinda A. Pruitt of Buffalo, Communicative Disorders and Sciences

• Nicole Piciulo of Clarence, Economics

• Meghan Fadel of Amherst, English

• Monica A. Kassab of Williamsville, Geography

• Shannon M. Bardo of Cheektowaga, Geology

• Daniel Cross of Buffalo, History

• Emily K. Jamison of North Tonawanda, Linguistics

• Timur Akhunov of Kazan, Russia, Mathematics

• Kimberly A. Root of Kenmore, Media Study

• Alisa A. Wandzilak of Apalachin, Philosophy

• Ann Martin of Johnson City, Physics

• Kathleen R. Hennessey of Rochester, Political Science

• Jennifer Rounds of Vestal, Psychology

• Aimee Woznick of Buffalo, Romance Languages and Literatures

• Amanda L. Fischer of Bradenton, Fla., Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Program

• Jacob D. Lange of Grand Island, Sociology

• Candie Syphrit of Buffalo, Special Major

• Teal Darkenwald of Billings, Mont., Theatre and Dance