College of Liberal Arts

Twelve Liberal Arts Seniors Named Dean’s Distinguished Graduates

Tue, Mar 20, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — Twelve graduating seniors have been named Dean’s Distinguished Graduates. Each year the College of Liberal Arts honors 12 seniors with the Dean's Distinguished Graduate Award for their leadership, scholarly achievements and service to the community. The students will be honored at the College of Liberal Arts spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 18.

The 2012 Dean's Distinguished Graduates are:

  • Viviana Aldous (Plan II Honors/Philosophy)
  • Kathleen Burns (English/Biology)
  • Natalie Butler (Plan II Honors/Political Communication/Government)
  • Roberto Flotte (Anthropology/Mexican American Studies)
  • Derya Kadipasaoglu (Linguistics/Philosophy)
  • James Lamon (English/Government/Philosophy)
  • Melissa Macaya (Latin American Studies/Journalism/Plan II Honors)
  • Jessica Messier (Psychology/Mathematics)
  • Jean Nava (Sociology/Economics/Mathematics)
  • Jillian Owens (Plan II Honors/Religious Studies)
  • Naveen Pattisapu (Plan II Honors/Cell and Molecular Biology)
  • Kelli Schultz (Plan II Honors/American Studies/Theatre and Dance)

This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the Dean’s Distinguished Graduate program, which has yielded more than 370 alumni who represent the best and the brightest graduates of the College of Liberal Arts. In 2009 the college created the Dean’s Distinguished Graduate Alumni Association in an effort to better connect alumni to one another and the college. Visit this website for more information.

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