Eight Outstanding Academic Students Honored at Baylor

Sept. 18, 1995

Eight students from each of the academic schools at Baylor University were honored as Outstanding Students at the Baylor Development Council meeting on September 16, 1995.

The students honored were Beth E. Allison from the College of Arts and Sciences, Colleen T. Barry from the Hankamer School of Business, Kathleen Mooney for the School of Education, Farra N. Koehl from School of Engineering and Computer Science, Mark S. Koehl from the School of Music, Dawn K. Christopherson from the school of nursing, William L. Kelemen from the Graduate School, and Roger S. Braugh Jr. from the School of Law.

Beth Allison, a senior from Mexia, currently holds a 3.94 grade-point average. She has been on the Dean's Academic Honor Roll each semester while in attending Baylor. Allison is a recipient of the George Michael Stuart History Scholarship, and she has been active at Baylor in Gamma Beta Phi, Mortar Board and Phi Theta Alpha.

Allison works as a grader for two professors at Baylor, works part-time for Waco Medical Group and volunteers at the Crisis Pregnancy Center. She plans to attend graduate school after graduation in August 1996.

Colleen Barry, a senior from Houston, is attending Baylor on a National Merit Scholarship. She has been on the Dean's Academic Honor Roll every semester and currently has a 3.93 grade-point average. She has been involved in Hankamer Student Organization, Chi Omega, Golden Key National Honor Society, Alpha Chi and Alpha Lambda Delta, among other honors organizations. Barry is listed in Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities, and has been honored as Leader by Example by Baylor's Leadership Council, Outstanding Senior Woman by Mortar Board and Outstanding Baylor Student by Rotary International.

In addition, Barry has worked at the Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp, tutored at-risk students, assisted with the Parkdale Elementary Reading Program and worked as a Pacotech Summer Intern. She plans to intern with a Big 6 accounting firm while completing her master's in business administration degree. She will graduate in May 1996.

Kathleen Mooney, a senior from Houston, has been on the Dean's Academic Honor Roll every semester and has maintained a 3.94 grade-point average. She is active in Alpha Lambda

Delta, Gamma Beta Phi, Golden Key National Honor Society, Gamma Beta Pi, Alpha Chi and

the Association of Texas Professional Educators.

She has worked for the Waco Psychological Association, volunteered as a tutor, helped coach a girls' basketball team, taught third grade Sunday School and assisted in ADD, a psychological research study. After graduation in the fall of 1995, Mooney hopes to teach before practicing counseling.

Farra Koehl, a senior from San Antonio, is a National Merit Scholar and has been on the Dean's Academic Honor Roll every semester. She was included in the Top 100 Freshmen by Mortar Board and has been involved in the Association of Computer Machinery, Gamma Beta Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta and Golden Key National Honor Society.

Koehl has worked for Baylor's Center for Computer Information Systems and for Diebold of Texas. Upon her graduation in May 1996, Koehl plans to work as a computer programmer or systems analyst.

Mark Koehl, a senior from San Antonio, has been on the Dean's Academic Honor Roll every semester while maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average. He is the recipient of the School of Music Scholarship, the Citizen's Scholarship, the Max Pressor School Award and Scholarship and the Glennis McCrary Scholarship. He is active in Gamma Beta Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Chi and Golden Key National Honor Society.

Koehl has performed at Sea World of Texas, Fiesta Texas, and has volunteered at the Methodist Home and various nursing homes. After graduating this fall, Koehl plans to attend medical school. He and his wife, Farra, were both honored as Outstanding Students in their respective schools.

Dawn Christopherson, a senior from Houston, has been on the Dean's Academic Honor Roll every semester and is in the top five percent of her class rank. She is active in the Baylor Student Nursing Association, Kappa Delta, Alpha Tau Delta and Golden Key National Honor Society

Christopherson has worked as a nurse extern at the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas and has volunteered at the Waco Animal Shelter. After graduation in 1996, she plans return to graduate school and specialize in women's health care.

William Kelemen is a University of California-Irvine graduate and has maintained a 4.0 grade-point average while attending Baylor Graduate School. He is a recipient of the Herbert Joseph Reynolds Scholarship and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, American Psychological Society and Southwestern Psychological Association.

Kelemen is a research assistant for Dr. Charles Weaver at Baylor, and participated in

research at the University of California, Irvine as well. He plans to graduate in 1998 and teach at the university level.

Roger Braugh Jr. is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has been on the Dean's Academic Honor Roll every semester while at Baylor Law School. He is the recipient of the Repeat and Lilies Scholarship and has been honored for best overall brief and best first year brief at the Strasburger and Price Moot Court Competitions.

Braugh has clerked for The Honorable Henry A. Politz of Shreveport and has interned and clerked for several law firms state-wide including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. After graduation, he plans to become a Texas Trial Lawyer.

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