27 Aug Students recognized at University of Arkansas
Two Conway High School graduates were among the students recognized by the Arkansas Alumni Association as members of the Razorback Classics Class of 2018.
The class represents the Top 11 male and Top 11 female graduating seniors at the University of Arkansas. They were selected from the 71 Seniors of Significance recognized in the fall of 2017. A selection committee of more than 100 University of Arkansas advancement staff, former and current Arkansas Alumni Association National Board members, and past award recipients scored each applicant based on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership and campus or community involvement.
Conway High graduates Pooja Lukhi and Olivia Tzeng were among those selected. Pooja graduated from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, with a biology and biochemistry major. Olivia also graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences, with a degree in biology and psychology.
Also representing the 501 were:
Garrett Bethel, Little Rock – J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, biology
Breyanna Dulaney, Little Rock – J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, biology and African and African American studies
Sam Harris, Greenbrier – Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, agricultural business, pre-law
Karli Lipinski, Benton – J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, chemistry with a focus in biochemistry
Gray Orman, Bryant – J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, biochemistry, pre-med
Raygan Sylvester, North Little Rock – Sam M. Walton College of Business, marketing
This year’s class of winners includes representatives from a variety of academic disciplines. The majority of awardees, 18, are students in the Honors College. Arkansans make up the majority of the recipients with 12 students hailing from the state. Other locations represented included Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and Lima, Peru.
The 22 students were recognized at the Cardinal & White Banquet on May 3 in Boyer Hall of the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House. During the dinner and ceremony, each recipient and their mentor were honored. Mentors, chosen by the honorees, are individuals who have made an impact on the students during their time at the University of Arkansas.