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Architecture students honored during Academic Excellence Week

May 11, 2006

Several students from The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Architecture have been recognized during Academic Excellence Week 2006, running from April 7-14. Academic Excellence Week was created during UT Arlington’s Centennial Observance to recognize students and faculty who exemplify exceptional academic achievement.

ACES (Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students) in Graduate Research and Creative Activity recognizes the research and creative achievements of the University’s students both on campus and to the surrounding community. Architecture graduate student Priti Ramanujam received the Dean of Architecture Oral Presentation Award as well as First Place in the Graduate Research Poster Competition. Undergraduate student Ogheneruno Okiomah won the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition Dean of Architecture Award.

Architecture students Joshua Sawyer and Margaret Wright were named to the 2005-2006 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. For thirty-nine years, UT Arlington has participated in this program, in which over 2300 institutions of higher learning recognize students who are scholastic achievers and leaders on campus and in their communities. This year’s student recipients were honored at a luncheon on April 12 at the University’s Bluebonnet Ballroom.

Architecture students Kenta Aoki, Paul Baca, Kevin Hulsey, Ross McCaskill, John Michl, Victor Ramirez, Ron Reeves, Eric Romeo, and Joshua Sawyer were recognized as University Scholars at the President’s Convocation for Academic Excellence on April 13, 2006 at the University’s Texas Hall. UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo presented the awards and introduced the guest speaker, Harvard economist and UT Arlington Alumnus Dr. Roland Fryer, Jr.