Tampan Tiffany L. Nemoy topped a
graduating class of more than 450 at UT’s Winter Commencement on Dec.
Nemoy graduated summa cum laude (perfect 4.0 GPA), while 22 others
graduated magna cum laude (3.75 or higher, but less than 4.0), and 35 graduated
cum laude (3.5 or higher, but less than 3.75).
A double major in
computer information systems and mathematical programming, Nemoy, 30, earned her
UT degrees while working fulltime as a computer specialist for the city of
Tampa’s revenue and finance department budget office, where she has been
employed since 2001. She attended classes at night. When required math classes
were available only during the day, she walked to campus from her downtown
office to spend her lunch breaks in class. She found the time and energy to
serve as editor of the UT Honors nonfiction writing journal,
Nemoy, who goes by “Min,” attended high school in Connecticut
and California, and moved to Tampa in 2000. In addition to her summa cum laude
recognition, she graduated with Honors distinction, and received the Spartan
Award for leadership. She was on the National Dean’s List, and was named UT
Honors Alumni Association Outstanding Senior of 2005. Also a member of Beta
Gamma Sigma business honor society, she presented the challenge at
The total number of graduates at this year’s winter
Commencement included 93 who have applied for master’s degrees. The combined
bachelor’s and master’s degrees numbers eclipse last year’s total by more than
100, making this year’s affair easily the largest December Commencement at the
University. The numbers also include more than 140 August graduates.
featured Commencement speaker was Dr. Donald Morrill, the 2005 Louise Loy Hunter
Award recipient. The Hunter Award is bestowed upon a faculty member for
cumulative contributions in teaching, service and scholarship, and is the
highest official honor that can be bestowed upon a faculty member at The
University of Tampa. By tradition, the Hunter Award recipient is always the
Winter Commencement speaker.
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