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Congratulations A-Pin Recipients

Oct. 18, 2016 – Interim Dean Jagath Kaluarachchi and department heads from across the College of Engineering on Tuesday recognized 28 students for receiving the prestigious A-Pin award.

The A-Pin is one of the oldest awards at Utah State University. Initiated in 1910, it acknowledges and rewards students who achieve a straight-A grade point average while carrying 15 graded credit hours for two consecutive semesters.

The pin itself features the primary icon of Utah State University's Old Main Tower and includes the phrase "USU Scholarship," denoting the highest marks in scholarly achievement.

The students were treated to a catered luncheon with the dean and several department heads.

A-Pin Students

Spring 2016 Recipients:

Broadbent, Kaitlyn
MEEN
Burton, Parker
ELEN
Christensen, Darcie
BIEN
Chun, Leanne
COSC
Durtschi, Taylor
CIEN
Fairbanks, Ember
COSC
German, Emma
MEEN
Gordon, Megan
CIEN
Guymon, Nathan
BIEN
Helzer, William
ELEN
Kjar, Andrew
BIEN
Lindstrom, Colton
ELEN
Merkley, Amanda
BIEN
Merkley, Matthew
MEEN
Merrill, Christopher
COSC
Mikulecky, Rachel
COSC
Mitchell, Frost
CMPE
Nielson, Ashley
MEEN
Pace, Justin
CIEN
Packer, David
COSC
Sorensen, Dana
CMPE
Thompson, Seth
CIEN
Torgersen, Taylor
CIEN
Tousley, Jonathan
CMPE
Watkins, Margaret
COSC
Poulton, Samuel
 
Beck, Kade
CIEN
Weller, Ryan
CIEN

A-Pin Eligibility Criteria:

A-Pin
  • 4.0 for two consecutive semesters.
  • Fifteen graded credit hours must be carried each semester that is to be counted in the two consecutive semesters.
  • "P" grades, audited courses and "I" grades, or Independent Study courses cannot be counted toward the required fifteen hours.
  • Summer semester may count towards the two consecutive semesters, if at least fifteen hours are carried.
  • Part-time semesters (less than 15 credits) are considered as follows:
    • Part-time semesters with any grades of less than an "A" breaks the consecutive structure, and the student must start over.
    • Part-time semesters with all A grades are not counted, but they do not break the consecutive structure.
  • Individual courses can only count in any one semester, and individual semesters can only count once in this scholarship program.
  • This recognition is for admitted undergraduate students. Second Bachelor and Graduate students are not included.
  • W's will not count, but can be ignored as long as there are still fifteen graded credits with a 4.0.
  • Split forms are all right as long as they both total fifteen credits together with a 4.0.
  • Intensive English Language Institute only students are eligible as long as they meet the requirements.
  • If there is an IF in the semester, the semester does NOT qualify.

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