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Oklahoma State

Among students honored at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine for the spring semester was Kara Tubb of Fayetteville. A first-year veterinary student, Tubb received the Evelyn Hays Endowed Scholarship in recognition of her academic achievements.

Located in Stillwater, OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine is one of 30 accredited veterinary colleges in the United States and the only veterinary college in Oklahoma.

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Arkansas State

Three local students were recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Julie Ferguson of Alma, Cat Peters of Springdale and Ashley Early of Centerton are all students at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 and has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is "to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

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East Central University

Jamie Batson of Barling is among 97 candidates receiving master's degrees in the spring of 2020 at East Central University in Ada, Okla.

Additionally, Hunter Pogue of Fort Smith is among 356 students receiving bachelor's degrees in the spring of 2020.

The traditional spring commencement ceremony has been postponed until Dec. 12.

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UAFS

Two students from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith have been selected to participate in the Summer Research Scholars program June 8 through July 31 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

Bobbi Evans, a junior chemistry major from Dallas, and Zane Neal, a junior chemistry major with a concentration in biochemistry from Fort Smith, were selected for the program based on their exceptional application criteria. The eight-week paid internship matches students with UTHSC faculty to enhance their skills in biomedical information retrieval.

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Missouri State University

Haley Mansfield of Bella Vista was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Mansfield was initiated at Missouri State University in Springfield.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 and has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is "to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

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Lyon College

Lyon College in Batesville graduated two seniors from Washington County and three seniors from Benton County in the first-ever virtual commencement ceremony on May 16. They were:

Sean O'Leary of Fayetteville, B.S. in biology.

Kayla DeMay of Fayetteville, B.A. in mathematics.

Evan Dobler of Rogers, B.A. in economics and business administration (finance).

Brodie Hill of Bentonville, B.S. in business administration (finance).

Melanie Beehler of Pea Ridge, B.S. in chemistry and biology.

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Graceland University

Among students graduating at the end of the spring semester from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, was Cassie Noel of Centerton, who completed a Master of Science in Nursing (Adult & Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner).

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University of Tulsa

Weston Phillips of Fort Smith was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Mansfield was initiated at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 and has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is "to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

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University of Alabama

The University of Alabama awarded some 6,326 degrees this spring. Among the graduates were:

Anna Bragg of Fort Smith, Master of Science.

Sarah Conlee of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Information Sciences.

Mary Michael Knight of Fayetteville, Bachelor of Science.

Erin O'Brien of Rogers, Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration.

Leslie Rewis of Rogers, Master of Library & Information Studies.

Tyler Samson of Rogers, Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration.

Marina Tallman of Bella Vista, Bachelor of Arts.

Hannah Villines of Springdale, Bachelor of Arts.

Angella Watson-McHalffey of Clarksville, Master of Social Work.

Located in Tuscaloosa, the University of Alabama is the state's oldest and largest public institution of higher education.

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University of the Cumberlands

Rachel Reyngoudt of Huntsville was among students make the Dean's List for the spring 2020 semester at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and be in good academic standing.

The University of the Cumberlands is the largest private university in Kentucky.

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