College of Education and Professional Studies:
1:00 p.m. Friday, December 13 (undergraduates only)
Jackson College of Graduate Studies Hooding Ceremony:
5:00 p.m. Friday, December 13 (master's graduates from all colleges)
College of Business and College of Fine Arts and Design:
10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 14 (undergraduates)
College of Liberal Arts and College of Math and Science:
2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14 (undergraduates)
CLASS MARSHALS - FALL 2013
For commencement, each of the University of Central Oklahoma's five undergraduate colleges award a student the title of Class Marshal. These five students have the highest grade-point averages and number of Central credit hours in their respective colleges.
Each honoree receives a Class Marshal stole, signifying the highest degree of academic excellence. First presented in 1994, the stoles have become a UCO tradition, now enhanced by a bronze Class Marshal graduation gown.
The following are the Class Marshals for the Fall 2013 Commencement.
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Vicky H. Truong-College of Business
Vicky H. Truong is an Accounting major with a 4.0 grade point average in the College of Business. She has been a member of the UCO Accounting and the UCO Ethics clubs. She received the Multicultural Student Services Award, in addition to the BKP LLP Accounting and the Transfer Student scholarships. She plans to pass the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination and earn a master’s degree in health administration, with the goal of working in the healthcare sector.
Dionna Danielle Weixel - College of Education and Professional Studies
Dionna Danielle Weixel is a Psychology major with a 4.0 grade point average in the College of Education & Professional Studies. She has been a member of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Broncho Buddies, Psi Chi Honor Society and Sigma Phi Lambda. She received the Presidential and the Undergraduate Merit scholarships, in addition to a transfer scholarship from Redlands Community College. She now plans to pursue a master’s degree at Central in Marriage and Family Therapy with a goal of becoming a marriage and family therapist.
Levi Dobrinski - College of Fine Arts and Design
Levi Dobrinski is an Instrumental Music Education major with a 3.97 grade point average in the College of Fine Arts & Design. He has been concertmaster for the UCO Symphony Orchestra, state president of the Collegiate Oklahoma Music Educators Association, and recipient of the Dr. Kent Kidwell Leadership in Music Award and the Dr. Ted Honea Academic Excellence Award in Music. A member of the Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Delta Pi and the Alpha Lambda Delta honor societies, he received the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education Baccalaureate and the Robert Glenn Rapp Upper Level Music scholarships. He has been a UCO new student orientation leader and a member of the Student Ambassadors and Campus Crusade for Christ. He plans to teach orchestra in a metropolitan- area school and later pursue a master’s in educational administration.
Cynthia Sigmen - College of Liberal Arts
Cynthia Sigmen is an English Education major with a 3.89 grade point average in the College of Liberal Arts. A 1989 graduate of Bakersfield High School in California, she had a career in banking that she left to raise a family before coming to Central for a degree. Married to Darren Sigmen, the couple has three children — Kaylie, 14; Caden, 10 and Kinsley, 5. She has been a member of the National Council of Teachers of English and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She received a Department of English tuition-waiver scholarship. She plans to teach English language arts at either a middle or high school.
Marko Ilikj - College of Mathematics and Science
Marko Ilikj is receiving degrees in both General Biology and Chemistry-Health Sciences with an overall 3.95 grade point average in the College of Mathematics & Science. Active in undergraduate research, he participated in the 2012 OK-IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence summer research program and received a fall 2013 research grant from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. From Skopje, Macedonia, he was treasurer of the European Student Association and a member of the Tri Beta Biology Club. He received a non-resident fee waiver in addition to the UCO Global, the Zane and Linda Skinner Family Endowed Charitable, the Dr. Margaret Hamilton Endowed and the Dr. Larry Westmoreland scholarships. Following graduation, he plans to work in biomedical research, later pursuing a medical or doctoral degree.