Successful freshmen honored at annual reception

By Laura Tomah, Contributing writer

The group of the fall 2010 semester’s successful freshmen were honored at a reception in the Ballroom, attended by students, parents and faculty.

Photo by Dan Hoke

The Office of Freshman Programs hosted the 10th annual Freshman Success Reception in the Ballroom on Monday, Jan. 31 at 3:30 p.m.

The reception honored all first-time, full-time incoming freshman who earned a 3.25 GPA or higher during the fall 2010 semester.

Students, parents and faculty attended the event. Associate Dean for Academic Service Tim Boatmun, Recruitment Coordinator Elizabeth Stidham and University President Dr. Larry Minks were all present to congratulate students on their academic success.

Each student also received a special gift.

After being included in the Freshman Success Reception, Abbey Moore stated, “Being a freshman success is a real honor because it just proves all my hard work paid off.”

Student Ashley Hayes also said “Being awarded makes me feel like I can really accomplish something, that my hard work really meant something.”