Matthew Binsted was among four students recognized for achieving the Class of 2011's highest grade point averages.

High grade point index

Graduating seniors recognized for achieving highest grade point indexes


4:48 p.m., May 28, 2011--Four graduating University of Delaware seniors have been recognized for achieving the highest grade point index earned in full-time study toward a University degree. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell made the presentation at the May 29 Commencement ceremonies in Delaware Stadium.

To be eligible, a graduating senior must have earned at least 75 percent of the total credits required for the degree at the University of Delaware and must have averaged a minimum of 15 credits per semester.

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The 2011 recipients recognized for completing their studies with 4.0 cumulative grade point indexes were

  • Meredith Antionetta Bellezza from Lebanon, Pa., who received a bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising with a minor in business administration;
  • Matthew Thomas Binsted from Millville, Del., who graduated with a bachelor's degree in leadership and minors in philosophy and sociology;
  • Cecilia Sima Cole from Newark, Del., who graduated with a bachelor's degree in music education-instrumental, with a concentration in saxophone and a minor in jazz studies; and
  • Christina Alice Saadeh from Newark, Del., who graduated with an honors bachelor's degree in health sciences.

Photo by Evan Krape

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