Arkansas Alumni Association Honors the Class of 2016 Seniors of Significance
The Arkansas Alumni Association honored its second class of Seniors of Significance
during a reception at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House on Dec. 3. Seventy-one graduating
seniors, commemorating the university's founding date of 1871, were recognized along
with their faculty or staff mentor.
The 71 students were selected from 400 nominations and represent each University of Arkansas undergraduate academic college. These are exceptional seniors who combine academic achievement, leadership skills and substantial extracurricular campus and/or community activities.
This year celebrates the 51st year of honoring a senior male and female undergraduate through the Senior Honor Citation program, as well as the re-established Razorback Classics program. Students selected as Seniors of Significance have the opportunity to update their application in the 2016 spring semester to be further considered for these awards. During the reception, the Seniors of Significance received a special honor cord to wear during graduation.
2016 Industrial Engineering Seniors of Significance
Andres Herrera – Panama City, Panama
Andres has served as the Recruitment Chair for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, he is an active member in the Panamanian Student Organization, and a Mentor for the PAPSS program. This program helps other Panamanian students with their transition to the University.
Daniel Fritsche – Greenwood, Arkansas
Daniel is the son of Ken and Debbie Fritsche. With the help of the Imhoff Global Studies
Endowment, he was able to study abroad in Australia for the spring semester of 2015.
He says “this experience was a life changing one. Not only did I get to see new places
and experience new things, but I gained a better understanding of how industrial engineering
could be used in different parts of the world, especially how it could be used to
help people.” Both advanced and developing countries need industrial engineers, and
Daniel hopes to be able to use his degree to help people in both types of countries
throughout his career.
December 9, 2015