College of Liberal Arts

Twelve Dean's Distinguished Graduates Named

Wed, Mar 30, 2011

Twelve Liberal Arts Seniors Named Dean’s Distinguished Graduates

posted: Thursday March 10, 2011

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 20.

The 2011 Dean's Distinguished Graduates are:

  • Nubia Betancourt (Arabic Language and Literature)
  • Lindsey Carmichael (History/English)
  • Shelby Carvalho (Government/Humanities)
  • William Cochran (Plan II Honors)
  • Frances Deavers (Psychology)
  • Denisa Ganadara (Spanish and Portuguese/Philosophy)
  • Monica Gully (English/Plan II Honors)
  • Wiley Jennings (Latin American Studies/Plan II Honors)
  • Kathleen Kidder (Classics)
  • Stephen Mercer (History)
  • Mathew Ramirez (Latin/English)
  • Jessika Roesner (Linguistics/Computer Science/Plan II Honors)

This year marks the 31st anniversary of the Dean’s Distinguished Graduate program, which has yielded more than 360 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.

By: Jessica Sinn

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