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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

Read about and see photos of the 2017 Dean's Honored Grads.

 

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 

Read about and see photos of the 2016 Dean's Honored Grads.

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

Read about and see photos of the 2015 Dean's Honored Grads.

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

Read about and see photos of the 2012 Dean's Honored Grads.

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

 

2005 Dean's Honored Graduates

 

Chad J. Vicenik
Katie A. Golder
Elizabeth A. Mercer
Erik H. Weissler
Jeffrey B. Woodruff
Emily E. Barton
Farhan Khan
David A. Kummer
Christopher A. Burns
Jeffrey A. Yasskin
Lauren M. Oliver
Gregory M. Drugan
Phillip D. Whitman
Robynne M. Hooper
Alexandro D. Ramirez
Diana E. Smith

 

2004 Dean's Honored Graduates

Trent J. Dupuy
Leanne Kolnick
David Reynoso
Laura G. Young
Mor “Myrrh” Sagy
Lindsay P. Hicks
Lauren E. Harkinson
Katie J. Messerly
Jeremy R. Rahe
Sarah E. Tierney
Yen Wen “Victor” Chen
Alka K. Tripathy
James G. Scott
Sara R. Jacobs
Poornima Parameswaran
Sarah E. Busch
Neil A. Kirby

 

2003 Dean's Honored Graduates

Tamara Chiba
Gautam Agarwal
Susan Elizabeth Cameron
Adi Dara Dubash
Michael Milner Hoffman
Shirley Hsiao-Lin Huang
Chand Thomas John
Srinath Sridhar
Jessica Anne Leland
Katherine Ann Bold
Elias Okon Gurvich

 

2002 Dean's Honored Graduates

Brian Tieu
Abigail Green
Sarah Archer-Evans
Erin Lichtmann
John Meitzen
Stacia Rodenbusch
Thomas Sundberg
Tom Brunet
Delwin Lee
Ted Wild
Calvin Lee
Joseph Richard Trinko
Jason Callahan
Matthew Day
Patrick Bloom

 

2001 Dean's Honored Graduates

David Smith
Mary Catharine Garcia
Benjamin Walther
Stephanie Woo
Elizabeth Weihe
Josh Hanson
Sarah Faulkner
Phillipe de Roufignac
George Porter
Jeff Kligner
Amanda Brown
Nick Gurski
Melike Lakadamyali

 

2000 Dean's Honored Graduates

Jamie Barnes
David Fink
Jonathan Forde
Jennifer Gatchel
Jennifer Gordon
Sara Martinez
Michael Michael
Scott Nguyen
Ronald Potok
Kurt Sattelmeyer
Kathleen Stauber
Amy Turnbull

 

1999 Dean's Honored Graduates

Andria Bilich
Michael Dillon
Deborah Klohe
Ari Molofsky
Trygve Ristroph
Tara Spires
Christopher Tinkle
Joel Tropp
Jason Vogel
Jason Waddle
Patrick Young

1998 Dean's Honored Graduates

Jamie Lee Antilla
James D. Ayers
Ziewei Susan Chen
David Michael Ely
Sujit Srinivasan Iyer
Angela K. Kubena
Christopher Scott Laws
Chuan-yu Michael Lin
Christie Marie Rogers
Sarah Jane Slocum
Dustin Blake Stephens

 

 

1997 Dean's Honored Graduates

Charles Raymond Bloom
Hieu P. Cam
Jeffrey Ray Crawford
Martin Albert Herrmann
Audress Dawn Johnson
Madeeha Khalid
Kristen Renee Lanum
Jeffrey Karl Leitko
An Thai Nguyen
Tarita Oommen Thomas
Bonnie Kay Trotter

 

1996 Dean's Honored Graduates

Jennifer Lynn Beall
Tija Carey
Conor John Cunningham
Charlene Yukimi Kon
Christopher Edward Kuklewicz
Scott Albert Stratemann
Adam Robert Urbach
Sean Michael Winkler
Wing-Ling Shirley Yeung

 

1995 Dean's Honored Graduates

Jonathan Adam Letterman Gelfond
Kerry Lynn Kinkler
Frances Camille McNeely
Melissa Niccole Ramser
Zhendong Patrick Su
Alison Coffee Teagan
Wade Karlton Trappe
Orion David Weiner

 

1994 Dean's Honored Graduates

Christopher Thomas Bauch
Jennifer Lee Bishop
Bertram Jehantha Canagarajah
Jaitra Vedanta Murthy
Joseph Dean Patterson
Kimberly Ann Setser
Elizabeth Jean Vaught
Jeffrey Alan Viaclovsky
Stanley Suchy Wang
Jerrell Richard Watts

 

1993 Dean's Honored Graduates

Sandeep Krishna Agarwal
Amy Michell Alcorn
Hala Ra k Gobran
Mark Eric Hanson
Michael Richard Harren
Marc Albert Ibanez
Kevin Lee Luhman
Peter Matl
Carl Martin Matthews
Marshall Reeves Mayberry
Alicia Johnson Snyder
Rachel Janet Waugh

 

1992 Dean's Honored Graduates

Steven Siang-Kiat Chua
Jennifer Arwen Cummings
Christy Marie Foran
Stephen Allen Herrod
Stuart George Johnson
Olivia Guadalupe Kelly

 

1991 Dean's Honored Graduates

Ann Bowden Lenox
Alexandre Refregier
Theodore Haynes Romer
Lisa Lynn Saunders
Jeffrey Stephen Schlab
John Raymond Uglum III
Randolph Yuanto Wang