Key to abbreviations and honors

Academic Degree Abbreviations

A.A. Associate of Arts
A.A.S. Associate of Applied Science
A.S. Associate of Science
B.A. Bachelor of Arts
B.A.S. Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
B.B.A. Bachelor of Business Administration
B.E.M. Bachelor of Emergency Management
B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts
B.M. Bachelor of Music
B.S. Bachelor of Science
B.T. Bachelor of Technology
CERT Certificate
M.A. Master of Arts
M.A.T. Master of Arts in Teaching
M.B.A. Master of Business Administration
M.C.E. Master of Civil Engineering
M.Ed. Master of Education
M.E.E. Master of Electrical Engineering
M.F.A. Master of Fine Arts
M.N.R.M.G. Master of Natural Resources Management and Geography
M.S. Master of Science
M.S.E. Master of Software Engineering
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy

Students in the College of Rural and Community Development have their home campuses indicated beside their names. For the most part, degree candidates outside the Fairbanks area will participate in graduation ceremonies at their home campuses.

Confirmation of degrees and honors for the May 2010 degree candidates whose names are listed in this program will be made when final grades are received.

* Denotes summer degree recipient
** Denotes December degree recipient

Red sashes signify graduating Alaska Native and Native American students and celebrate both their academic accomplishments and heritage. Blue sashes signify graduating Tanana Valley Campus students.

Information presented in this program is accurate as of 9 a.m., May 11, 2010. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of graduates‚ names, degrees and other information. We sincerely regret any errors and omissions.


Honors Recognition

Graduation with Honors

Associate and baccalaureate degree students who graduated with honors in August and December 2009 and candidates for graduation in May 2010 wear a gold honor cord. Cumulative grade point averages required for graduating with honors are as follows:
Summa Cum Laude ..... 3.9 or higher with no grades lower than an A-
Magna Cum Laude ..... 3.75-3.8
Cum Laude ..... 3.5-3.74


Honors Program

The Honors Program designation indicates acceptance to this program, which requires exceptional academic performance and achievement in an unusually challenging course of study. Honors students must complete credits in specially designed honors courses and an honors senior thesis in their major discipline. Students may also earn honors credits by studying abroad or through internships. The UAF Honors Program is open to students in all majors and emphasizes undergraduate research. Honors graduates wear a long gold sash with blue trim and three blue stripes on each side.


Golden Key Honor Society

An interdisciplinary organization to recognize and encourage outstanding upper-division students, Golden Key is an international student-run service organization committed to meeting the needs of scholastic achievers. Initiated members wear a gold medallion on a blue and gold ribbon, a gold satin sash with a blue logo or a blue and gold honor cord.


Student Leadership Honors

Leadership Honors recognize students who have made significant contributions to enhancing UAF‚s mission, the surrounding community and the promotion of student life, all while maintaining academic excellence. Student leadership honorees wear a burgundy honor cord.


Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is open to students in all academic disciplines. PKP promotes the pursuit of excellence and the recognition of outstanding achievement by students and faculty alike. Membership is limited to the top students of each graduating class, and initiated members wear a blue ribbon and medallion bearing the symbolic seal of the society.


Student Ambassador

Students involved in the Student Ambassador Program have demonstrated outstanding campus leadership and have supported the growth of the university through new-student recruitment and community-service efforts.

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