Fulbright College Celebrates 2020 Scholars Who Graduated With a 4.0 GPA

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More than 4,830 students graduated this spring from the University of Arkansas, with more than a fourth of those new alumni coming from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

However, only 45 of these new Fulbright College alumni graduated after maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA and completing at least half of their coursework with the U of A.

This group was recently honored on the college's 2020 Spring Commencement website during the college's virtual celebrations.

"At the best of times this group of students would be extraordinary in what they've accomplished," said Todd Shields, dean of Fulbright College. "Now, with the unprecedented turn this last semester took, our Class of 2020 4.0 graduates are even more impressive and inspiring! They make us so very proud and we know that whatever the future holds next for them, they are ready for it and will do great things."

New graduates who maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA include:

  • Suhail Basalama
  • Caroline Baughn*
  • Austin Bell*
  • Harris Bethel*
  • Julia Bielanin*
  • Tyler Bishop*
  • Taylor Boykins
  • Winson Chee*
  • Elizabeth Cooper* 
  • Addison Dewey 
  • Avery Elliott*
  • Tyler Elmendorf* 
  • Mason English*
  • Sawyer Esch* 
  • Anna Estes*
  • Lillian Filbeck
  • Jennie Finch*
  • Emily Franks
  • Claire Gist*
  • Kathryn Guhman
  • Rachel Handloser*
  • Ally Heiland*
  • Riley Hoogerwerf*
  • Rachel Hutchings*
  • Kendall Jackson*
  • Kathryn Judy*
  • Alexander Kammien*
  • Savana Kuhn*
  • Gabriel Kupovics*
  • Anna Lane*
  • Srusti Maddala*
  • Kelsey Myers* 
  • Brooke Nunn*
  • Ryan Pohlkamp*
  • Jake Price* 
  • Rachel Roberts
  • Zachary Smith*
  • Sangeetha Sonney*
  • Sarah Spence* 
  • Landan Stocker*
  • Dillon Trinh*
  • Maya Ungar*
  • Allison Vincent*
  • Bennett Waddell
  • Katijana Wiederkehr*

Additionally, many of the students also received fellowships from the Honors College or from the Fulbright College Honors Program, including:

  • Bodenhamer Fellow: Harris Bethel, Srusti Maddala, Allison Vincent
  • Honors College Fellows: Tyler Bishop, Winson Chee, Avery Elliot, Mason English, Jennie Finch, Kathryn Judy, Ryan Pohlkamp, Jake Price, Zachary Smith 
  • Sturgis Fellows: Maya Ungar, Katijana Wiederkehr

* Students who were also part of the Fulbright College Honors Program and the Honors College.

About the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences: The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with three schools, 16 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the majority of the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and longtime U.S. senator.

Contacts

Andra Parrish Liwag, director of communications
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
479-575-4393, liwag@uark.edu

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