Students Named to Dean’s List

Austin College’s Dean’s List has been announced for Spring Term 2012, according to Austin College Registrar Texas Ruegg. Students named to the Dean’s List earned a semester grade point average of at least 3.74 on a 4.0 scale and are ranked in the top 20 percent of the student body.

“Academic achievement is the primary mission of Austin College,” said Michael Imhoff, vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the faculty. “The Dean’s List is one appropriate way in which we seek to acknowledge the superior educational accomplishments of our students.”

The Dean’s List honorees, listed alphabetically, along with their parents’ names, follow:

Summer Abubaker of Murphy, Texas, daughter of Mustafa and Florence Abubaker;

Allison “Ally” Ahlberg of Colorado Springs, Colorado, daughter of Axel and Dian Ahlberg;

Samrena Allawala of San Antonio, Texas, daughter of Yousuf and Farhat Allawah;

Amy Anderson of Austin, Texas, daughter of Brian and Linda Anderson;

Faisal Ansari of Plano, Texas, son of Rashid and Lalin Ansari;

Kelsey Armstrong of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Daughter of Rick and Marge Armstrong;

Christina Babu of Mesquite, Texas, daughter of Babu Geevarghese and Lali Babu;

Jessica Baker of Grapevine, Texas, daughter of Dennis and Doris Baker;

Alexi “Lexi” Beeson of Kenai, Alaska, daughter of Jim Beeson and Jill Groenen;

Suzanne Beltran of Houston, Texas, daughter of Ovie and Amanda Beltran;

Rhea Bermel of Farmers Branch, Texas, daughter of Gerard Bermel and Pat Thomas;

Zack Bierman of Austin, Texas, son of Kevin and Julianne Bierman;

Loren Boles of Longview, Texas, daughter of Lynn Boles and Steve Boles;

Lauren Bolinger of Burleson, Texas, daughter of Robert and Barbara Bolinger;

Anne Booker of Shreveport, Louisiana, daughter of Ruth and Gary Booker;

Rachel Boren of Van Alstyne, Texas, daughter of Patrick and Rubina Boren;

Tyler Brannen of Plano, Texas, son of Tom and Valerie Brannen;

Austin Brewster of Houston, Texas, son of Kevan and Linda Brewster;

Victoria Briscoe of Fort Worth, Texas, daughter of John and Tina Briscoe;

Kalli Burdick of Highland Village, Texas, daughter of Lynn Coulter and James Burdick;

David Burford of Richardson, Texas, son of Bob and Laura Burford;

Christopher Burke of Denton, Texas, son of Kevin and Rose Burke;

Huma Butta of Garland, Texas, daughter of Parveen and Butta Masih;

Zhiwei Cai of Guangzhou, China, son of Shuipi Cai and Wanping Huang;

Caitlin Caswell of Allen, Texas, daughter of Larry “Casey” and Maureen Caswell;

Lysandra Chan of Allen, Texas, daughter of Sylvie Chenier and Samuel Chan;

Catherine Chang of Plano, Texas, daughter of Meiling Chang;

Devin Chang of Flower Mound, Texas, son of Homer and Tina Chang;

Timothy (Jaehoon) Choi of Plano, Texas, son of Yeonsook and SeongUk Choi;

Nicholas Chrestopoulos of Argyle, Texas, son of Alex and Dianne Chrestopoulos;

Albert Chung of Harlingen, Texas, son of Chun Ki Chung and Hyo Soon Chung;

Joseph Ciesynski of Burleson, Texas, son of Dorand and Sandy Ciesynski;

Julie Coggins of Southlake, Texas, daughter of Kenneth and Elizabeth Coggins;

Madeline Cohn of Pottsboro, Texas, daughter of George and Selina Nabholtz and Lew Cohn;

Brittnay Connor of Carrollton, Texas;

Ashlyn Conrad of Denison, Texas, daughter of Brian and Keary Conrad;

Rachael Cook of Bedford, Texas, daughter of Charles and Janelle Cook;

Christopher “Ryne” Cozby of Burkburnett, Texas, son of Shane and Martha Cozby;

Graham Crannell of Sherman, Texas, son of Wayne and Julie Crannell;

Sarah Cravens of Houston, Texas, daughter of Linda Thomas and Robert Cravens;

Roxanne Crouch of Pottsboro, Texas, daughter of Debra Crouch and Rodney Crouch;

Melanie Daughtrey of Denton, Texas, daughter of David and Hollie Daughtrey;

Drew Davee of Seabrook, Texas, son of Bob and Lisa Davee;

Sarah Davis of Sherman, Texas, daughter of Cheryl Davis and Tony Davis;

Shedrick Davis of Rockwall, Texas, son of Brad and Beverly Haycraft;

Kellie Day of Allen, Texas, daughter of Michael and Cynthia Day;

Alexandra DeCrescenzo of Dallas, Texas, daughter of John and Jame Underwood and Michael DeCrescenzo;

Bridgette Deem of Fort Worth, Texas, daughter of John and Karen Deem;

Chelsea Delaney of Mesquite, Texas, daughter of Jeff and Pam Delaney;

Rupak Dhoot of Plano, Texas, son of Shrikant and Basanti Dhoot;

Ailinh Do of Plano, Texas, daughter of Linda and Son Do;

Chris Donovan of Mansfield, Texas, son of James and Brenda Donovan;

Christopher Doyle of Magnolia, Texas, son of Don and Nancy Pouncey;

Shelby Eaves of Farmersville, Texas, daughter of Shelly and David Eaves;

Christopher Eckert of Austin, Texas, son of Dr. Randy Eckert and Ms. Karen Eckert;

Cody Edwards of Eastland, Texas, son of Kenny and Nanette Edwards and Patti Tice;

Margaret Edwards of McKinney, Texas, daughter of Sara and David Edwards;

Ben Elberson of Frisco, Texas, son of Kathleen and Ed Elberson;

Kevin Engelberg of Austin, Texas, son of Bernard and Ligaya Engelberg;

Amanda Eyer of Keller, Texas, daughter of Scott and Sandra Eyer;

Heather Farquhar of Mesquite, Texas, daughter of Glenda Farquhar;

Kyle Fitzpatrick of Flower Mound, Texas, son of Rhonda and Larry Shively;

Kaitlin Forsman of Conroe, Texas, daughter of Reed and Kristin Lindner and Matthew Dunn;

Josh Foster of Honey Grove, Texas, son of Clark and Jennifer Foster;

Suzanne Francis of Fort Worth, Texas, daughter of David and Sandy Francis of DR Congo;

Simon Frazier of Caldwell, Texas, son of Heidi Frazier;

Haley Freeland of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, daughter of Joe and Shari Freeland;

Joshua Frey of Keller, Texas, son of Bill and Patty Frey;

Ali Fritsche of Gilmer, Texas, daughter of Kristi and John-Eric Henry and Kyle and Brandi Fritsche;

Bliss Froehlich of McKinney, Texas, daughter of Robert and Patty Froehlich;

Samantha Gamble of Carrollton, Texas, daughter of Beth and Jim Gamble;

Ryan Gant of Sherman, Texas, son of Gaylin and Mitzi Gant;

Leah Garnsey of Dallas, Texas, daughter of Thomas and Linell Garnsey;

Laylee Ghafar of Irving, Texas, daughter of Merdad Ghafar and Sherry Ghafar;

Courtney Goldstein of Colleyville, Texas, daughter of Jay and Lynne Goldstein;

Caitlin Goode of Garland, Texas, daughter of Jay and Lisa Goode;

Alexander Grubbs of Longview, Texas, son of Rick and Debbie Grubbs;

Misha Gupta of Euless, Texas, daughter of Rajiv and Bhavana Gupta;

Mark Hagge of Round Rock, Texas, son of Mel and Linda Hagge;

Meagan Hair of Carrollton, Texas, daughter of Stewart Hair and Heather Ashwell-Hair;

Kate Hamilton of Marble Falls, Texas, daughter of Vaughn and Carol Hamilton;

Anthony Handoyo of Plano, Texas, son of Chris and Lillie Ann Handoyo;

Nikita Hansen of Carrollton, Texas, daughter of Akosua Hansen and Leslie Hansen;

Sara Hassan of Denison, Texas, daughter of Aziz-ul-Hassan and Mehfooz-Hassan;

Ashley Hellman of Colleyville, Texas, daughter of Bob and Debbie Hellman;

Katie Hendrickson of Deer Park, Texas, daughter of Karen Hendrickson and Pat Hendrickson;

Allison Henry of Denton, Texas, daughter of Kevin L. Henry and Cindy S. Henry;

Kenneth Herbert of Sherman, Texas, son of Scott and Kim Herbert;

Sophie Higgs of Tulsa, Oklahoma, daughter of Terri and Nigel Higgs;

Sarah Hilz of Sherman, Texas, daughter of Diane Swenson and Michael Hilz;

Diana Hobbs of Gilmer, Texas, daughter of Cherie Nazzal Hobbs

Michael Holcomb of Farmers Branch, Texas, son of Alexander and Pacita Holcomb;

Nicole Holland of Forney, Texas, daughter of Angela Holland and Randy Holland;

Alicia Houser of Canyon, Texas, daughter of Bryan Houser and Janice Hileman;

Hailey Hundley of Allen, Texas, daughter of Todd and Rhonda Hundley-Harper;

Nicholas Inman of Fairview, Texas, son of Dave Inman;

Nagisa Isa of Tokyo, Japan, son of Hiromi and Noriko Isa and Louise Martinez (U.S. guardian);

Shireen Jahedkar of Bryan, Texas, daughter of Kayvon and Jennifer Jahedkar;

Jill Jahns of Brenham, Texas, daughter of Ryan and Nancy Jahns;

Neelam James of Montgomery, Texas, daughter of Vinod and Nita James;

Kyoungsoo Jeon of Mokpo, South Korea, son of Cheonkwan Jeon and Sunghee Cheon;

Clarissa Johnson of Ardmore, Oklahoma, daughter of Greg and Ann Johnson

Devyn Jupiter of Houston, Texas, son of Eric and April Jupiter;

Manasa Karumuri of Corsicana, Texas, daughter of Satyadev and Amala Karumuri;

Annalise Kean of Arlington, Texas, daughter of Jack and Elaine Kean;

Katy Kennedy of Bonham, Texas, daughter of Kerry and Kim Kennedy;

Zak Kerfai of Tunis, Tunisia, son of Dorothy Kniker Kerfai and Abderazak Kerfai;

Sara Kieschnick of Plano, Texas, daughter of Viki Patterson and Robert Kieschnick;

Kishan Kikkeri of Dallas, Texas, son of Neeraja and Nagaraj Kekkeri;

Nikki Kincaid of Boerne, Texas, daughter of Rhnee and Mike Kincaid;

Jason Kirkwood of Metairie, Louisiana, son of Catherine Faust Kirkwood;

Lucas Kjaero of La Mesa, California, son of Kristin Kjaero and Peter Kjaero;

Gregory Koch of Chandler, Arizona, son of Steve Koch and Katie Craven

Michael Kowalski of Allen, Texas, son of Cathy and Paul Kowalsky;

Stephanie Kutler of San Antonio, Texas, daughter of Loraine Efron and Jerry Kutler;

Umme Lalani of Grapevine, Texas, daughter of Farida and Ashigali Lalani;

Catherine Rose Lark of Frisco, Texas, daughter of Laura Sanza, and Ricky Lark and Rickey Shawn, Texas;

Jeesoo Lee of Plano, Texas, daughter of Jong and Mi Lee;

Victoria Leger of Lucas, Texas, daughter of John and Ki Leger;

Lauren Levine of Coppell, Texas, daughter of Jamie and Ed Levine;

Lucy Li of Frisco, Texas, daughter of Ling Shen Liang and Jing Ming Li;

Tyler Liang of Plano, Texas, son of Albert Liang and Jenny Chu;

Elizabeth “Lizzy” Lincoln of Round Rock, Texas, daughter of Charles and Caren Lincoln

Kramer Lindstrom of Georgetown, Texas, son of Bill and Lisa Lindstrom;

Bethanie Livernois of Coppell, Texas, daughter of Betsy and Jim Livernois;

Allison Lowe of Coppell, Texas, daughter of Jim and Laura Sproul and David and Michelle Lowe;

Megan Luschen of San Antonio, Texas, daughter of David and Carol Luschen;

Danielle Matise of Plano, Texas, daughter of Hollis and Denise Matise;

Samantha Matulis of Gilmer, Texas, daughter of Thomas and Lesia Matulis;

Gabby Mavelian of Dallas, Texas, daughter of Susan and Raffi Mavelian;

Alexandra McLendon of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, daughter of Kim and Keren Williams McLendon;

Avani Mehta of Katy, Texas, daughter of Mukesh and Varsha Mehta;

Brooke Melton of Arlington, Texas, daughter of Donne and Keith Melton of Arlington;

Nicholas “Nick” Mencacci of League City, Texas, son of Dennis and Cindy Mencacci;

David Mendez of Dallas, Texas, son of Abraham and Irma Mendez;

Madison Messinger of The Woodlands, Texas, daughter of Jonathan and Marianne Messinger;

Alen Michael of Sunnyvale, Texas, son of Michael and Betty Kuzhuppillil;

Alvin Michael of Sunnyvale, Texas, son of Michael and Betty Kuzhuppillil;

Gregory Millerick of Sherman, Texas, son of Tim and Carol Millerick;

Alicia Mistry of McKinney, Texas, daughter of Ram and Judy Mistry;

Evelyn Mitchell of Spring, Texas, daughter of Beverly and James Mitchell;

Michaela Moden of Plano, Texas, daughter of Thomas and Angelica Moden;

Alexandra Weston Moffett of Dallas, Texas, daughter of Wes and Marilyn Moffett;

Ana Morton of Austin, Texas daughter of Caren and Gary Morton;

Anjali Muraleedharan of Fairview, Texas, daughter of Muraleedharan Sivarajan and Neena Sathyan;

Shruti Nabar of Plano, Texas, daughter of Nitin and Neha Nabar;

Soha Nassef of Houston, Texas, daughter of Mona Younes;

Thy Nguyen of Grand Prairie, Texas, daughter of Hung and Van Nguyen;

Spencer Nystrom of Mesquite, Texas, son of Warren and Amanda Nystrom;

Alena Oglesbee of Houston, Texas, daughter of Steve and Kendra Oglesbee;

Madison Parkhill of Lindsay, Texas, son of Michael and Monica Parkhill;

Shukan Patel of Plano, Texas, son of Shital and Suketu Patel;

Fabiola Paulin of Sherman, Texas, daughter of Rafael and Emma Paulin;

Vanessa Perales of El Paso, Texas, daughter of Carlos and Maria Perales;

Eristeo Perez of Sherman, Texas, son of Cynthia Perez and Eristeo Perez Jr.;

Kallison Pope of Amarillo, Texas, daughter of Chris and Kentra Pope;

Kellan Pope of Amarillo, Texas, daughter of Chris and Kentra Pope;

Kyle Potaniec of McKinney, Texas, son of Steven and Debbie Potaniec;

Eric Prinslow of McKinney, Texas, son of Doug and Linda Prinslow;

Sarah Pritsker of Carrollton, Texas, daughter of Drew and Janet Pritsker;

Jonathan Quiring of Corcoran, Minnesota, son of Michael and Kathleen Quiring;

Saif Quraishi of Beaumont, Texas, son of Taher and Shama Quraishi;

Ramya Raghavan of West Chester, Ohio, daughter of Kavesary and Jayla Raghavan;

Patrick Renz of Jackson, Wyoming, son of Lorie and Pat Renz;

Adrienne Reynolds of Arlington, Texas, daughter of Gerald and Julia Reynolds;

Christine Ritchie of Austin, Texas, daughter of Mark and Marcy Ritchie;

Summer Roberts of Fernley, Nevada, daughter of Stephen and Shannon Roberts;

Michael Roos of Richardson, Texas, son of Don and Pam Roos;

Evan Runyon of Carrollton, Texas, son of Jonathan and Lisa Runyon;

Adani Sanchez of Sherman, Texas, daughter of Isela Sanchez and Dennis Carter;

Christina Sanchez of Irving, Texas, daughter of Rudy and Robin Sanchez;

Annie Scruggs of Galveston, Texas, daughter of Charles Scruggs and Heather Linn;

Gwendolyn Seale of Houston, Texas, daughter of Ed and Regina Seale;

Akshaya Selvamani of Irving, Texas, daughter of Alagu and Palaniappan Selvamani;

Shannon Shankman of Southlake, Texas, daughter of Brian and Cheryl Shankman;

Nadeen Siddiqui of Houston, Texas, daughter of Masoon Balouch;

Rija Siddiqui of Plano, Texas, daughter of Ishrat and Bina Siddiqui;

Rachel Sims of Dallas, Texas, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Sims;

Elton Skipper of Azle, Texas, son of Tommy and Tracy Skipper;

Nika Smernoff of Carrollton, Texas, daughter of Janine Sanford and Eric Smernoff;

Jacob Smith of Fort Worth, Texas, son of Steven and Tonya Smith;

Madeline Smith of Rockwall, Texas, daughter of Warren Smith and Karen Jacob;

Nathan Smith of Hunt, Texas, son of Kristin and Lucian Smith;

Timothy Smith of Denton, Texas, son of Pat and Jana Smith;

Walter B. Smith of Richardson, Texas, son of Brent and Virginia Smith;

Anna Snyder of Falcon Heights, Texas, daughter of Calvin and Debra Snyder;

Mark Sohner of Richardson, Texas, son of Mike and Kathy Sohner;

Cesar Sotelo of Dallas, Texas, son of Antonio and Laura Sotelo;

Melanie St. John of Frisco, Texas, daughter of Todd and Michelle St. John;

Emily Stanton of McKinney, Texas, daughter of Patrick and Leslie Stanton;

Chelsea Steelman of Paris, Texas, daughter of Robert and Terry Steelman;

Marie Stevens of Austin, Texas, daughter of Kevin and Jana Stevens;

Ryan Stone of Allen, Texas, son of Randy and Lolly Stone;

Chris Struble of San Antonio, Texas, son of Kent and Erika Struble;

Aparna Suhag of Plano, Texas, daughter of Sunil and Promila Suhag;

April Sumner of Flower Mound, Texas, daughter of Ken and Diane Faris;

Mark Szczerba of Wichita Falls, Texas, son of Arthur and Maria Szczerba;

Ethan Tanner of Rockwall, Texas, son of John and LaCritia Tanner;

Lauren Tepera of Dallas, Texas, daughter of Allan and Laura Tepera;

Christina Thomas of Mesquite, Texas, daughter of Philip and Ammini Thomas;

Blake Towery of Pottsboro, Texas, son of David and Robin Towery;

Courtney Tran of Decatur, Texas, daughter of Dr. Gene and Yen McDaniel;

Jacob Travis of Pottsboro, Texas, son of Russell Travis and Janis Square;

Charlotte Trudell of Coppell, Texas, daughter of Dean and Melanie Trudell;

Shelby Turner of Allen, Texas, daughter of Paul and Terri Turner;

Erika Valek of Vicenza, Italy, daughter of Robert and Rovena Valek;

Jack Van Norman of Austin, Texas, son of Jim Van Norman and Susan Stone;

Justin Villanueva of Richardson, Texas, son of Jorge and Gina Villanueva;

Kenneth Villareal of St. Louis, Missouri, son of Dr. Dennis and Reina Villareal;

Mason Waddell of Austin, Texas, son of Leland and Terry Waddell;

Ian Watson of Highland Village, Texas, son of David and Grace Watson;

Jessica Webb of Denison, Texas, daughter of Claude and Susie Webb;

Matthew Wescott of Marble Falls, Texas, son of June and Gene Hattaway and Mark Wescott;

Hilary Wilkerson of Paris, Texas, daughter of Clif and Donna Wilkerson;

Amanda Wise of San Antonio, Texas, daughter of Frances Wise;

Priscilla Wolfe of Austin, Texas, daughter of David C. Wolfe and Pamela M. Wolfe;

Phoebe Wong of Berkeley, California, daughter of Julie and Matthew Wong;

Robin Wright of Whitney, Texas, daughter of Kevin and Wendy Wright;

Arthur Yang of Allen, Texas, son of Ada and Eddie Yang;

Sarah Younkman of Austin, Texas, daughter of Steve and Amy Younkman; and

Brian Zhu of Plano, Texas, son of Siquan Zhu and Yi Feng.

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