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UGA recognizes spring 2010 First Honor Graduates

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia bestowed First Honor Graduate distinctions on 16 students at the May 8 Commencement ceremonies.

UGA began recognizing First Honor Graduates in 1978 instead of designating a graduating senior as valedictorian. The university bestows the honor on students who maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout their undergraduate studies.

At this year’s commencement, students graduated summa cum laude and ranked in the top 1 percent of their 4,000-member graduating class.

The honorees, their majors, parents and hometowns are listed below with a URL for photo download.

Ashley Claire Bozarth, anthropology and French, William and Judith Bozarth, Atlanta

Carol Ann Cobb, early childhood education, Jasper G. Woodroof III, Griffin

Jessica Kiyoko Crabbe, biology and psychology, Charles and Beverly Crabbe, Kennesaw

Kelly Noel Galloway, English and Latin, James and Renee Galloway, Valdosta

Rebecca Lynn Gay, early childhood education, James and Judy Gay, Twin City

Chelsea Marie Jones, biochemistry and molecular biology, George and Judy Jones, Dahlonega

Samuel Harrison Kirk, accounting, Randolph and Debra Kirk, Roswell.

Sarah Adalene Lowman, history and Spanish, Karen Lowman, Lilburn

David Jordan Malison, economics, biochemistry and molecular biology, Allyn Nakashima, Atlanta

Katherine Anne Morgan, biology and genetics, Christopher and Laurie Morgan, Carrollton

Michael Mehran Naghshineh, finance, Sina and Patricia Naghshineh, Marietta

Melanie Ann Phelps, finance and real estate, James and Debra Phelps, Marietta

Lisa Renee Pizarek, early childhood education, Lawrence and Patricia Pizarek, Watkinsville

Yashesh Ilesh Shah, economics, Ilesh and Ragini Shah, Hogansville

Spencer Patrick Speagle, psychology, Patrick and Jennifer Speagle, Lawrenceville

Carrie Frances Stryszko, social studies education, Donald and Brenda Stryszko, Snellville