Nine Students Honored As Outstanding Students at Baylor

Oct. 27, 1998

The Baylor University Council for Institutional Development recently named nine students as Baylor Outstanding Students. Each student represents one of the Baylor schools. The students honored are Christopher David Bryan, College of Arts and Sciences; Richard G. Willard II, Hankamer School of Business; Jennifer M. French, School of Education; Steve Sackreiter, School of Engineering and Computer Science; Lisa Dowlen Linton, School of Law; Stephanie Marie Litizzette, Graduate School; Nicole Fraley, School of Music; Mandy Ann Gregg, School of Nursing; and James Tippit, George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Bryan is a Shreveport, La., senior University Scholars major. He has maintained a 3.89 grade-point-average since he came to Baylor as a National Merit Scholar. Bryan is editor of The Phoenix (Baylor's arts and literature journal), president of the Mortar Board National Honor Society and president of Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society. He is a member of Student Foundation and serves on the Honors Program student advisory committee.

Willard is an Aiken, S.C., senior management information systems major. Since transferring to Baylor from the University of South Carolina, Willard has maintained a 3.83 grade-point-average. He is the recipient of the Geraldine Hankamer Scholarship and the Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. McCaslin Memorial Scholarship. His other honors include Gamma Beta Phi, Golden Key National Honor Society and the Dean's List. Willard holds memberships in various clubs on campus.

French started Baylor in 1995 after graduating with honors from Georgetown High School in Georgetown. French is a secondary education major with a specialization in math and science. She has maintained a 4.0 grade-point-average throughout her Baylor career. Her honors include Mortar Board's Top 100 Freshmen, Panhellenic Top GPA Award (1996, 1997, 1998), Order of Omega Scholastic Achievement Award (1996, 1997, 1998) and Outstanding Mathematics Education Student. French has received several scholarships and holds membership in several organizations.

Sackreiter is a senior mechanical engineering major from Arvada, Colo. He has maintained a 3.92 grade-point-average and has been on the Dean's List during his Baylor career. He received the Outstanding Engineering Junior Award and is the recipient of the Baylor Department of Engineering Scholarship (1996, 1997) and the Professional Society of Engineers Scholarship (1998). He is a member of Golden Key National Honor Society and Baylor Community Actions Network. He is vice-chair of the Baylor chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Linton is a 1992 graduate of Texas A&M with a bachelor of arts degree in English and a specialization in technical writing. After a year-long academic internship with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C., she entered Baylor Law School the following year, where she has maintained a 3.841 grade-point-average and is ranked first in her class. She holds many honors and memberships in various organizations. She is executive editor of the Baylor Law Review.

Litizzette received both her bachelor of arts (1995) and master of arts (1997) degrees in sociology from Baylor. She is currently a second-year doctoral student in sociology and plans to complete her degree in the spring of 2000. Litizzette is a member of several organizations and the author of various papers presented at sociology conferences. Her research interests include applied sociology, community research and the sociology of religion.

Fraley started Baylor in 1995, after graduating as salutatorian from Borger High School in Borger. She is pursuing a bachelor of music degree with a major in vocal performance. She has maintained a 3.86 grade-point-average and has been awarded several scholarships. Her honors include semi-finalist and second place winner in NATS vocal competition (1998), soloist for the Baylor President's Concert, Dean's List and Golden Key National Honor Society.

Gregg is a Weatherford senior at the Baylor School of Nursing. She has volunteers for medical organizations and spent an entire summer in Juarez, Mexico, on a nursing missions trip. Her future plans are to work as a pediatric nurse and to become involved in the American Red Cross.

Tippit has maintained a 3.9 grade-point-average during his three years at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Before entering the seminary, Tippit earned a bachelor of science in kinesiology from the University of North Texas. He is a member of American Academy of Religion, the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Philosophical Association.

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