Students recognized at WSU Senior Honor Banquet
The Class of 2013 Senior Honor Men and Women of Wichita State University were honored at a banquet Tuesday, April 9, at the Wichita Country Club.
Being named a Senior Honor Man or Woman is one of the most prestigious honors a WSU student can receive.
Since the program’s inception in 1917, more than 1,050 students have been selected for the honor. Less than one percent of all Wichita State students receive this distinction.
Selection is based on a student’s commitment to academic excellence, their involvement on campus and contribution to the community, academic standing and oral and written communication skills.
Six men and six women have been selected for this year’s honor.
- Diana Carbajal, 2006 graduate of Universidad del Valle de Atemajac, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
- Luis Carbajal, 2003 graduate of Magic Valley High School, Twin Falls, Idaho
- Heidi Drechsler, 2009 graduate of Seaman High School, Topeka, Kan.
- Arnold Durel Deffo Nde, 2007 graduate of Lycee-Joss High School, Douala, Cameroon
- Karissa Gilchrist, 2010 graduate of Rose Hill High School, Rose Hill, Kan.
- TJ Jayaratne, 2008 graduate of Ananda College, Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Devon Lockard, 2008 graduate of Shawnee Heights High School, Tecumseh, Kan.
- Elizabeth Quinn, 2008 graduate of Maize High School, Maize, Kan.
- Laura Schlapp, 2009 graduate of Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, Wichita, Kan.
- Allen Tang, 2006 graduate of Wichita Southeast High School, Wichita, Kan.
- Joseph Woodward, 2008 graduate of Sunrise Christian Academy, Bel Aire, Kan.
- Sharon Zeller, 2008 graduate of Olpe High School, Olpe, Kan.