Pittsburg State University - Pittsburg, Kansas
PSU Home | PSU Search | GUS / Logins | A-Z Index | Campus Map | Contact Info. | Comments | Help

News @ PSU

News and information from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Borders, Johnson are PSU Outstanding Seniors

Kellie N. Borders, Sterling, and Andrew K. Johnson, Wellsville will be honored as the Pittsburg State University Outstanding Seniors during commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday. Johnson and Borders will address their fellow students during the ceremonies and their names will be inscribed on permanent markers on the Senior Walk in front of Russ Hall.

To be selected, students are first nominated for the Outstanding Senior honor by faculty and staff. The students are then asked to submit a more in-depth application detailing their activities, academic honors, and opinions as to why they should be chosen. The Outstanding Senior Committee then narrows the nominees to 10 of each gender. PSU faculty and staff vote on the finalists before the committee makes the final selection.

Borders is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Randall G. Borders, Sterling, and is a graduate of Sterling High School. Borders is graduating with a 3.98 grade point average with degrees in finance and Spanish. Some of her academic honors include being an All-A Scholar, a Dean’s Scholar, a Kelce Scholar, and a Golden Gorilla Award recipient. She has been a member of the Presidential Emerging Leaders Program, the Pride of the Plains Marching and Jazz Bands, and has served vice president of the Student Activities Council, among other activities.

Johnson is the son of Mr. & Mrs. David Johnson, Wellsville, and is a graduate of Wellsville High School. Johnson is graduating with a 3.52 grade point average with a degree in electronic engineering technology. He has received the Golden Gorilla Award and is a Dean’s Scholar, and is active with Kappa Mu Epsilon. Johnson is a member of the Crimson Club, the University Student Ambassadors, the Student Foundation Board, and is past president of the Student Government Association and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He also works as the building manager of the Overman Student Center.

"I feel that I have grown personally as a student leader and have helped to shape PSU's current and future leadership," said Borders. Johnson agrees: "You realize that after going through four years of college and working so hard, sometimes there is good at the end of the road. It is a great honor. The time I put into PSU paid off."

---Pitt State---