Dean’s Honored Graduate is the highest honor awarded to graduating seniors in the College of Natural Sciences. It is restricted to fewer than one percent of the graduating class of the college during an academic year. Dean’s Honored Graduates are nominated by departments and then selected by vote of a faculty committee. Factors considered in the voting are excellence in the classroom as well as substantial achievement in scientific research, an independent intellectual pursuit, or exceptional service and leadership to the college and university.

Recognition of Dean’s Honored Graduate status includes a book award and framed certificate, seating on stage at graduation, and a banquet and recognition ceremony hosted by the dean.

2017 Dean's Honored Graduates

Dylan Airey
Devin Bradburn
Aldo Gael Carranza
Steven Z. Chen
Carla Cos
Taha Dawoodbhoy
Christopher Dessert
Marshall Hayden Drake
Corey Nicholas Haines
Ryan Huizar
Yuqian Jiang
Kacie Renee Kerlee
Hyo Won Kim
Eszter Kish
Victor Loc Lam
Kayla Ann Leonard
Haley Marek
Michael Miyagi
Christianah Ogunleye
Hailey Sellars
Eileen Sullivan
Luis Enrrique Valencia
Ellen Luisa Zippi

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2016 Dean's Honored Graduates

 

Celia Beron
Nick Bhattacharya
McKenna Boyd
Samuel David Comer
Joel Doss
David Dunsky
Parisa Fallah
Brianna Gonzalez
Nikita Klimovich
Rebecca Larson
Kaitlyn Levett
Emily McHugh
Sarfina Nance
Ajay Naranyanan
Armin Nourani
Avani Patel
Jasson Rossiter
Ella Watkins
Allison Woods
Tyler Yates 

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2015 Dean's Honored Graduates

Azim Kamil Ali
Ramya Sri Balijepally
Santiago Benavides
Jonathan Edward Campbell Clutton
Sarah Cunningham
Eric T. Dawson
Jim Given
Jennifer Huang
Dillon Bailey Huff
Athena E. Metaxas
Ellis Michael
Maggie Hall Miller
Ethan Nhat-Huy Phan
Nalin Joseph Ming Ratnayeke
Nakul Manish Shah
Casey Timmerman
Corey Kathryn Timmerman
Jenny Wang
David Wetterau
Jason J. Yoo
Nancy Fang Yuan
Gabrielle Zuniga

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2014 Dean's Honored Graduates

Sadhana Balasubramanyam
Paul Edward Bernard
Dustin Carlino 
Bonnie Elizabeth Cole
Christopher Alan Cotter
Michael Scott Depinet
Maria Kathleen Fox
Caroline Sellers Fuller
Juan Andres Herrejon
Aubrey Victoria Herrera 
Bruce Kuan-Yee Hua
Patrick J. Hunt
Jason Koeller
Damir Ljuboja
Jessica M. Nguyen
Victor Alonso Rodriguez
Arina Rostopchina
Jules Michael Stuart
Amanda Susan Turbyfill
Alexandra van Brummen

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2013 Dean's Honored Graduates

Nathan Abell
Ruba Alafifi
Anna Battenhouse
Da'Marcus Baymon
Lindsay Becker
Erin Beckman
Will Berdanier
Benjamin Braun
Darius Bunandar
Leslie Chang
Rikki Garner
Emily Keller
Yelena Kulik
Michael Ledbetter
Dustan Levenstein
Kevin Luecke
Nirja Mehta
Joseph Tessler
Victor Vu
Wade Wang

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2012 Dean's Honored Graduates

Aditi Raye Allen 
Genevieve Allen 
Shannon Anjelica Allport
Mai Ngoc Dao
Jennifer Lee Ellis
Dylan Jay Estep
Karen Julia Gustafsson
Lon Ingram
Evan Koch
Steve Lu
Christine Manthuruthil
Eileen R. Martin
Michael Joseph Mccoyd
George F. Miller
Melanie Frances Molina
Joanna Grace Smith
Alyx Stevens
Caitlin Ann Taylor
Matthew Tien
Kaitlin Whelan
Seth Paul Whitsitt

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2011 Dean's Honored Graduates

Misha Aurelia Blizard
Gina Maria Calabrese 
Miranda Denise Colletta
Julia H. Ding
Jeffrey Donahue
Gabriel J. Elpers
Miles Ray Fontenot
Justin Allen Johnson
Deep Mohanty
Sandra Christine Noonan
Ivaylo Popov
Elaine Marie Sedenberg
Sean Simmons
Krista Lynne Smith
Aaron Seo
Daniel P. Tabor
Rebecca Elizabeth Thomson
David Wahler
Matthew Welborn

 

2010 Dean's Honored Graduates

Viswatej Avutu
Louis Alberto Barrera
Vicki Chang
Lynne Chantranupong
Peter Cho
Marissa Nichole Duswalt
Grace Eckhoff
Jay Jinsing Falk
Sydney Allison Jones
Patrick N. Lawlor
Vincent Lui
Devin Matthews
Lee Patrick McCuller
Amy Elizabeth Pohodich
Ryan T. Riddle
Adam Michael Setapen
Lucia Simonelli
John Wright
Jennifer Anne Wygoda

 

2009 Dean's Honored Graduates

Eric Eugene Estrin
Naeem Husain
Yuxuan Wang
Vikram Agarwal
Jay Sawyer Croley
Richa Gupta
Shawn Mathur
Katherine Ruth Smith
Marcel Richard Wiley
Nicholas L. Simmons
Gilbert Bernstein
Ari Schulman
Kathleen Hurley
Daniel Michael Cornforth
Carl Murphy
Gene Clifford Dennis
Leah Hesla
Donald (Trey) Suntrup III

 

2008 Dean's Honored Graduates

Sarah Holmes Miller
Kyle Dean Penner
Kirill Gennadi Bersuker
Kara Lynn Chan
Alvin A. Chandra
Dena Rae Garrison
Michael Andrew Gil
Kara Joy Helmke
Victoria Pan
Jessica Elizabeth Shay
Leah Yieh
Seth Chase Alexander
Nathan Froemming
Scott Lasater Kilpatrick
Franziska Roesner
Rosalinda Strano Burton
Andrew Hill
Halil Saka

 

2007 Dean's Honored Graduates

Ross Edward Falcon
Timothy Scott Brown
Jia Wen Jessica Chang
Oloruntoyin O. Falola
Keren Ita Hilgendorf
Eric Joseph Lai
Grace Kao-Ann Lin
Heather Mary Scherr
Heather Michelle Zidow
Richard Kenneth Darst
William Leneal Miller
Ehren Andrew Kret
Hai-son Phuoc Le
Eamon Ross White
Lauren Ashley Munsell
Kevin James Hughes Jr.
Brooks Riley Campbell
Michael Ryan Gerrity

 

2006 Dean's Honored Graduates

Justin David Lowrey
Marit Lowrie Wilkerson
Wassia Anum Khaja
Lauren Nicole Booth
Brandy N. Zrubek
Benjamin Whiddon
Minhtran Ngo
Thomas Holcombe
Mark Alan Gebhart
Kevin Daniel Resnick
Shan Wang
Ester Lynn Schoeneck
Amanda Dawn Stewart
Nina S. Boyarchenko
Justin Shih
Ben Michael Loer