November 21, 2016

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Christopher DiNofrio Honored with President’s Award for Academic Excellence at Valdosta State University

Christopher DiNofrio

VALDOSTA — Christopher J. DiNofrio of Lakemont, Georgia, is the recipient of the Fall 2016 President’s Award for Academic Excellence for the College of Arts and Sciences at Valdosta State University.

The President’s Award for Academic Excellence is presented to the graduating student with the highest grade point average in each of VSU’s five colleges — College of Arts and Sciences, College of the Arts, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration, and James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services.

VSU will celebrate its 222nd commencement on Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10.

DiNofrio will serve as the official banner carrier for the College of Arts and Sciences during the undergraduate commencement ceremony at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, on the VSU Front Lawn. He will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in computer science, with a minor in mathematics, and an Honors College Certificate. 

“I am excited and honored to have received this award,” he said. “It’s an even greater honor to be able to lead my fellow graduates into the future.”

During his time as a student at VSU, DiNofrio was a regular member of the Dean’s List and a two-time presenter at the university’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. He volunteered at the Lowndes County Animal Shelter and with Relay for Life and Science Saturday.

DiNofrio hopes to live a comfortable, calm, and peaceful life and enjoy working in the field of computer science. He is the son of Chris and Rachel DiNofrio.

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