Jesse Wilson of Cabot, an Associate of Arts graduate at Arkansas State University-Beebe, received Honor Graduate recognition during the ASU-Beebe Commencement ceremonies held on May 2.
The ASU-Beebe Honors Program is a rigorous course of study with a required sequence of classes and projects designed to promote good citizenship, social responsibility and intellectual experiences. Wilson is the tenth graduate of the ASU-Beebe Honors Program, and the first to receive the ASU-Beebe Honors Medal.
“I congratulate Jesse on receiving this academic honor,” said Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Ted Kalthoff. “ASU-Beebe has an outstanding honors program and students who complete the requirements of the program certainly deserve to be recognized as an honor student.”
In order to earn the honor graduate recognition, Wilson completed four honors classes over a two-year period while maintaining an overall grade point average of 3.8, with 3.5 being the required average.
In addition to being in the ASU-Beebe Honors Program, Wilson was a member of the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, helping to raise over $1000 for such causes as Jacob’s Place, a homeless shelter for families in Searcy, and the ASU-Beebe Angel Tree Program. She also volunteered with community disaster relief efforts, and the Sunshine Rodeo, a program that unites college students with handicapped children for a day of rodeo fun.
Wilson, a speech pathology major, plans to pursue a master’s degree toward a career as a licensed speech pathologist to work within the public schools environment.