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4 UD seniors receive highest grade point index awards

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4:21 p.m., May 26, 2012--Four graduating University of Delaware seniors achieved the highest grade point index earned in full-time study toward a University degree and were recognized during Commencement ceremonies May 26 in Delaware Stadium.

To be eligible, a graduating senior must have earned at least 75 percent of the total credits required for the degree at the University of Delaware and must have averaged a minimum of 15 credits per semester.

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From graduates, faculty

As it neared time for the processional to open the University of Delaware Commencement ceremonies, graduating students and faculty members shared their feelings about what the event means to them.

Doctoral hooding

It was a day of triumph, cheers and collective relief as more than 160 students from 21 nations participated in the University of Delaware's Doctoral Hooding Convocation held Friday morning on The Green.

Recognized at the Commencement ceremony were:

• Holly Ann King from Greenwood Lake, N.Y., who received her degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management;

• Chet Markwalter from Vienna, Va., who earned an honors degree in chemical engineering with minors in history and biochemical engineering; and

• Robert Frederick Pagels from Hampstead, Md., who received an honors degree in chemical engineering with a minor in biochemical engineering. Pagels is also the recipient of the 2012 Taylor Award as the outstanding senior man.

Also selected as a high-index senior was Beth Renee Toussaint of Bloomfield, N.J., who was unable to attend Commencement. She received her bachelor's degree in history with minors in political science and women's studies.

Photos by Evan Krape

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