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March 1, 2001

SMU STUDENTS NAMED TO HONOR SOCIETY

DALLAS (SMU) -- Twenty-nine students were recently named to the Hyer Society at Southern Methodist University. The students were inducted into the society at a banquet this spring.

The students are:

  • Patricia Courtney Anderson of Rolling Meadows, IL, a sophomore majoring in biology;
  • Melissa Ann Baland of Allen, a junior majoring in music performance (voice). Baland also received the University Award for Outstanding Scholar;
  • Andrea Caryl Betts of Euless, a sophomore majoring in political science and minoring in Spanish;
  • Anne DeClerk Burnham of Dallas, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering;
  • Emily Alison Bush of Jackson, MS, a senior majoring in finance and minoring in European studies and French;
  • Alyson Joy Cooper of Dallas, a sophomore majoring in anthropology and Spanish;
  • Allison Josephine Corey of Lilburn, GA, a sophomore majoring in general business;
  • Georgina Emily Graidage of Dallas, a sophomore majoring in international studies and minoring in French;
  • Katrin R. Holt of Julian, CA, a senior majoring in art history and communication arts (advertising). Holt also received the University Award for Outstanding Scholar;
  • Katherine R. Holzgraefe of Southlake, a senior majoring in art history;
  • Jennifer Angelle Hunter of Houston, a senior majoring in communication arts (advertising) and minoring in Spanish and theatre studies;
  • Rebecca S. Laptook of Dallas, a junior majoring in psychology and Spanish and minoring in sociology;
  • Diane Kah Poh Lee of Garland, a sophomore majoring in finance;
  • M. W. Christine Lee of Euless, a sophomore majoring in economics and international studies and minoring in Asian studies and English. Lee also received the University Achievement Award;
  • Daniel Albert Murray of Arlington, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering;
  • Jaime Noble of Manhattan, KS, a junior majoring in English and minoring in women's studies and corporate communications and public affairs;
  • Caroline Rachel Penninck of El Paso, a sophomore majoring in political science and minoring in Spanish;
  • Amanda Leah Ragain of Grand Prairie, a sophomore majoring in financial consulting;
  • Tracy Spring Richards of Hilton Head, SC, a sophomore majoring in chemistry and political science;
  • Brandon Keith Richardson of Olney, TX, a sophomore majoring in finance;
  • Steven Jeffrey Schindler of Hughes Springs, TX, a sophomore majoring in general business and minoring in history;
  • Lily Hamilton Shanks of Brenham, TX, a sophomore majoring in communication arts (advertising);
  • George Martin Solomon of Dothan, AL, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry and minoring in religious studies;
  • Chansy Lim Wai of Garland, a sophomore majoring in English and psychology;
  • Michael J. Wallis of Dumas, TX, a sophomore majoring in finance and minoring in economics and history;
  • Alexander Paine Wolfe of Springfield, MO, a sophomore majoring in corporate communications and public affairs and minoring in Spanish;
  • Lindsay Erin Young of San Antonio, a sophomore with a pre-med major;
  • Lana Carol Zepponi of Clarksdale, MS, a sophomore majoring in art history;
  • Tsung Yeh Yu of Plano, a graduate student in hazardous and waste materials management;
  • Doug M. Champion of Dallas, a senior majoring in mathematics and economics (systems analysis), who was previously inducted into the society but this spring received the University Award for Outstanding Scholar.

The Hyer Society was named after SMU's first president, Robert Stewart Hyer, and is the most prestigious academic society on campus. A student selected for membership must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.85 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), must be recommended by faculty members and must write an essay on an assigned topic.

SMU is a private, comprehensive university located in Dallas. It has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students and a full-time faculty of more than 500. SMU offers undergraduate degree programs in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Meadows School of the Arts, Edwin L. Cox School of Business and the School of Engineering. Graduate and professional programs are offered in these schools and in Perkins School of Theology and Dedman School of Law.


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