UCO Honors Top Academic Achievers As Spring 2012 Class Marshals

April 25, 2012

Media Contact:  Tiffany Wilson, University Relations Staff Writer, University of Central Oklahoma, (405) 974-2121, twilson37@uco.edu

UCO HONORS TOP ACADEMIC ACHIEVERS AS SPRING 2012 CLASS MARSHALS

The University of Central Oklahoma has named five students as Class Marshals of their respective colleges, recognizing their academic excellence during Central’s Spring 2012 Commencement ceremonies May 4-5 at the university’s Hamilton Field House.

Class Marshals are recognized for achieving the highest academic records within their colleges during their time at Central.

Sarah Tehga De Toy, a native of Luther, is an elementary education major. De Toy will represent the College of Education and Professional Studies with a 4.0 GPA. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in elementary education and begin teaching upon graduation.

“My goal is to be my best for my students by being open to new ideas and learning opportunities,” De Toy said.

Kelvin Le, a native of Oklahoma City, is a biomedical engineering major who will represent the College of Mathematics and Science with a 4.0 GPA.

A National Science Foundation Fellow, Le plans to purse a Ph.D. with graduate work in electrical engineering.

Crescent native Katherine Rogers, a vocal music education major, will represent the College of Fine Arts and Design as Class Marshal with a 3.97 GPA. Upon graduation, Rogers hopes to teach music in an elementary or middle school.

“My ultimate goal is to follow God’s plan for my life,” Rogers said.

A management information systems major, Oklahoma City native Annie Nhi Truong will represent the College of Business Administration as Class Marshal with a 3.97 GPA.

She plans to begin a career in information technology and pursue a master’s degree.

Kaylen R. Washbourne, an Edmond native and criminal justice-police major, will represent the College of Liberal Arts with a 4.0 GPA.

A member of Sigma Alpha Lambda National Honors Society and a Finney Scholarship for Criminal Justice scholarship recipient, Washbourne plans to become an Oklahoma City police officer upon graduation.

First presented in the fall of 1994, the Class Marshal title has become a Central tradition, and each of the Class Marshals will wear special stoles during the spring commencement ceremonies, signifying the highest degree of academic excellence.

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Editor’s Note: Individual headshots of each Class Marshal may be downloaded at www.uco.edu/photo/ClassMarshalsSpring2012