Honorees receive first and second diplomas

By May 23, 2014Students

Three graduates were honored with First Diploma recognition during Delta State University’s spring commencement on May 10 inside Walter Sillers Coliseum.

The First Diploma is presented to the four-year graduating senior(s) with the highest grade point average on a minimum of 112 hours of academic credit at Delta State. The tradition started at the first commencement in 1928.

This year’s winners are: Justin Badon, biology-pre-med (Summit, Miss.); Briana Davey, elementary education (Cleveland, Miss.);  and Kristen Williams, psychology (Cleveland, Miss).

The Second Diploma, officially known as the Doyce Stallings Mitchell Diploma, is presented to the transfer student(s) with the highest grade point average with a minimum of 62 hours of academic credit at Delta State.

The award is named after the late Doyce Stallings Mitchell, a Delta State alumna and career educator. Delta State announced the naming of the award  in 2012.

This year’s winners are: Robert Barnes, biology-premed (Coldwater, Miss); Elizabeth Culberson, speech and hearing (Brandon, Miss.); Steven Fulgham, environmental science (Cleveland, Miss.); and Benjamin Lambert, biology-premed (Como, Miss.).

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