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Spring 2023 A&S Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Outstanding Scholars

The Spring 2023 College of Arts and Sciences Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Outstanding Scholars have been announced, and we would like to extend our warmest congratulations to these outstanding students.

1TF09127.jpgOur Valedictorian, who achieved the highest GPA in the class, is India Matthews, who majored in Psychology (Honors) and minored in Criminology. We are proud to have them represent our college.

1TF09117.jpgOur Salutatorian, who also achieved an impressive academic record, is Terrin Akstens, who majored in Psychology (Honors) and minored in Comparative Religion, Women and Gender Studies. We know they will continue to excel in their future endeavors.

In addition to our Valedictorian and Salutatorian, we would like to recognize our Outstanding Scholars, who have distinguished themselves through their academic achievements, leadership, and service.


Joshua Ashby
Majors: Mathematics and Statistics
Minors: Physics; Economics

Alyssa Davis
Major: Biology / Pre-Med

Semra Dervisevic
Major: Environmental Sciences
Minor: Biology

Samantha Desimio
Major: Chemistry / Pre-Med
Minors: Biology; Health Care Management

Hannah Donaldson
Majors: History; Social Studies
Licensure: Education

Nina Faisal
Majors: Linguistics; Communication Sciences and Disorders
Minor: Anthropology

Amber Finley
Major: Psychology
Minors: Neuroscience; Speech and Hearing

Samantha Gargasz
Major: Biology (Honors)
Minor: Chemistry

Emma Grosklos
Major: Film and Media Arts

Summer Husein
Majors: Political Science; Philosophy / Pre-Law; International Relations
Minor: Middle Eastern Studies

Isabella Kolodny
Majors: Biology; Criminology

Jennifer Loughrey
Majors: Psychology; Criminology

Benjamin Noren
Majors: Environmental Sciences; Urban and Regional Studies (Honors) 
Minors: Sustainable Urban Development; Economics

Camille Opperman
Majors: Sociology (Honors); Women and Gender Studies
Minor: Biology

Lindsey Shrodek
Majors: Philosophy / Pre-Law (Honors); Economics

Trinity Stevens
Major: Dance
Minor: Theatre Arts

George Tomaras
Major: Physics

Clara Watkins
Major: Art: Design
Minors: Art History; Asian Studies; Marketing

We are proud of all our graduates and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. Congratulations again to our Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Outstanding Scholars!