Davis among KU honors graduates
The University Honors Program at the University of Kansas will present graduation medallions this month to 175 members of the Class of 2011, some of whom are from Leavenworth County.
The recognition ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall.
Local students receiving the distinction are:
• John Clifton Davis, son of Jean and Randy Davis. He is set to graduate later this month with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and is a Tonganoxie High School graduate.
• Kyle Joseph Buehler, son of David and Lisa Buehler. He is to graduate later this month with a bachelor’s degree in biology and is a Lansing High School graduate.
• Elizabeth Ann Cristiano, daughter of Peter and Christine Cristiano. She is set to graduate later this month with a bachelor’s degree in human biology and is a Lansing High School graduate.
• Deanna Elizabeth Hogan, daughter of Leeann Fitzgerald, is set to graduate later this month with a bachelor’s degree in East Asian language and cultures and is a Leavenworth High School graduate.
Gary McClelland, professor of psychology at the University of Colorado in Boulder and University Honors Program alumnus, will deliver the keynote address.
Graduating senior Ariel Tazkargy, of Wellington, will speak on behalf of the graduating class.
Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett, honors program director and professor of psychology, will welcome the students and their guests.
The full-regalia event recognizes members of the Class of 2011 who have completed the University Honors Program. The medallions are worn with graduation regalia.
The ceremony includes honors program members who graduated in summer and fall 2010 and those who will be graduating this spring. The university’s formal commencement takes place at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 22, in Memorial Stadium on the Kansas University campus.