Twenty-four seniors from the University of Arkansas at Monticello have been selected to appear in the 2014 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.

The students were selected based on the recommendation of faculty, administrators, or professional staff for a combination of academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular and community activities.

This year’s honorees are:

• Taylor Snider of Monticello, Ark., a chemistry major. Snider is a former cheerleader and president of both Sigma Zeta and Beta Pi. She is a member of the Pre-Med Club, the Biology Club, and has been named to both the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List.

• Daniel Degges of Crossett, Ark., a history and political science major. Degges has served as president of the UAM chapter of Alpha Chi national collegiate honor society, president of Pi Sigma Alpha, and treasurer and vice president of Phi Alpha Theta. He was a student representative on the UAM Library Committee, a student representative on the UAM Self-Study Committee for the Higher Learning Commission, served as president of the senate at the 2013 Arkansas Student Congress on Human Relations and has been named to both the Dean’s List and the Chancellor’s List.

• Tessa Cucurullo of Monticello, a biochemistry major. Cucurullo is a former president of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, vice president of Sigma Zeta national math and science honor society, and secretary of the Medical Science Club. She is a student ambassador, a member of the Biology Club and has been named to both the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List.

• Willie “Rex” Davis of Monticello, Ark., a social work major. Davis is president of Phi Alpha honor society for social work majors, president and founder of the Student Social Work Association, and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national collegiate honor society for political science students. He has been named to both the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List.

• Gregoria Garcia of Monticello, Ark., a criminal justice major. Garcia is a member of Delta Zeta Epsilon service organization, the Lay and Justice Society, an alumni delegate, a member of Keep A Child Alive, and has been named to the Dean’s List.

• Sheila Naron of Monticello, Ark., a social work major. Naron is treasurer of the Student Social Worker Association, a member of Phi Alpha honor society, and has been named to both the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List.

• Bailey Simpson of DeWitt, an exercise science major. Simpson is president of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority as well as historian and philanthropic chairman. She is a Student Ambassador, a member of the Medical Science Club, and Alpha Chi.

• Sarah Cascio-Smith of Rison, Ark., a psychology major. Cascio-Smith is a member of Keep A Child Alive and is an active fund-raiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She has been named to the Dean’s List and has had paintings published in Gravel Magazine, a university-sponsored literary and art publication.

• Emily McCoskey of Pine Bluff, Ark., a P-4 early childhood education major. McCoskey is president of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society for education majors, a member of Alpha Chi, active in intramural sports, and has been named to both the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List.

• Ka’Lisa Stanfield of Pine Bluff, Ark., an exercise science major. Stanfield is a member of the Vikette Society, an alumni delegate, the marching and concert bands, and has been named to the Chancellor’s List. She was also named Miss Black and Gold by the Pi Psi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

• Brittany Eitel of Hallsville, Tex., an accounting major. Eitel has excelled in the classroom and on the softball diamond. She is a four-year letterman and four-year starter for the UAM softball team, earning All-Great American Conference honors twice as a catcher while leading the Cotton Blossoms to the 2012 GAC regular season and tournament championships. She is a three-year selection to the GAC All-Academic Team, president of the Institute of Management Accountants, a member of Alpha Chi, and has been named to both the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List.

• Courtney Emberton of Clinton, Ark., a biochemistry and biology double major. Emberton is a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, where she served as vice president of alumni and heritage, the Biology Club, and Medical Science Club. She is also a Student Ambassador in the Office of Admissions.

• Rachel Bedenbaugh of Lakeland, Fla., a psychology and political science double major. Bedenbaugh is vice president of Young Americans for Liberty, president of the Psychology Club, a senator in the Student Government Association, a member of the Student Activities Board, social chair and treasurer of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, a member of the golf team, Psi Chi, and Alpha Chi national collegiate honor society.

• Nicholas Bennett of St. Petersburg, Fla., an animal science and plant and soil sciences double major. Bennett is active in the Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship, the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, the Creative Society and Agriculture Club. He is active in intramural sports, was twice named to the Chancellor’s List and served as both a resident assistant and head resident for the Office of Residence Life.

• Shana Chancellor of Oak Leaf, Tex., a biochemistry and biology double major. Chancellor is a member of Sigma Zeta, the national honor society for science and mathematics, Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, and Alpha Chi national collegiate honor society. She has been named to both the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List.

• Brianna Cole of Fort Smith, Ark., a general studies major with emphasis in physical education, coaching, and interdisciplinary studies. Cole is president of Zeta Phi Beta sorority, a member of the Teachers Assembly, active in the Student Government Association, and a head resident for the Office of Residence Life. She is active in intramural sports and has been named to the Dean’s List.

• Kody Coleman of Huntsville, Tex., a biochemistry and mathematics double major. Coleman is a member of the UAM baseball team, lettered three years in football, and is a member of Alpha Chi national collegiate honor society, Sigma Zeta honor society for science and mathematics, and a Student Ambassador in the Office of Admissions. He is also a member of the Biology Club and Medical Science Club.

• Mary Kathleen Couch of Benton, Ark., an early childhood education major. Couch is a part-time receptionist in the Office of the Chancellor, a member of Tom’s Club, the Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship, and the UAM concert choir. She was a cheerleader for two years, active in intramural sports, a member of the golf and cross country teams, a member of the 2013 homecoming court, and the Dean’s List.

• Reva Humphries of Almyra, Ark., a political science major. Humphries is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi and fraternity, Phi Sigma Alpha, the UAM marching and concert bands, and the Student Activities Board. She is a former resident assistant and has been named to the Dean’s List six times.

• Elizabeth Johnson of Allen, Tex., an exercise science major. Johnson has started every game of her four-year career on the UAM softball team. She is a two-time first team All-Great American Conference selection, a three-time selection to the GAC All-Academic Team, a member and president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, a member of Alpha Chi, a three-year recipient of the NCAA Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award, and a three-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association Academic All-American.

• Ryan Reyes of New Waverly, Tex., a biochemistry and biology double major. Reyes is president of the Medical Science Club, a member of Sigma Zeta, Alpha Chi, the UAM Research Program for Minority Students, and has been named to both the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List. He was also a member of the UAM baseball and cross country teams and was named to the GAC All-Academic Teams in both sports. He is also a recipient of the NCAA Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award.

• John “Drew” Southerland of Lonoke, Ark., a K-12 health and physical education major. Southerland is a member of the Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship, active in intramural sports, a member of the Teacher Education Program, and has been named to the Dean’s List.

• Jaylan Thomas of Cecil, Ark., a forestry major. Thomas is president of Xi Sigma Pi forestry honor society, a member of Alpha Chi, a resident assistant, and has been named to both the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List.

• Blake Washington of Mablevale, Ark., an education major. Washington is a member of Alpha Chi, Kappa Delta Pi international honor society for debate and forensics, and has been named to both the Dean’s List and Chancellor’s List. He is a three-year football letterman, was named to the GAC All-Academic Team, and is a recipient of the NCAA Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award.