Two students, Tod Grever and Alicia Ainsburg, recently celebrated some significant accomplishments. They graduated with their degrees; they received honor cords for educational excellence. But what’s even more impressive is that they performed so well on the Major Field Test for their respective areas that they landed in the 97th percentile and above – meaning they scored better than 97 percent of the rest of the students in the nation who took the same tests.
“We are so proud of them,” said Betsy Quade, director of the Lemoore campus. “On behalf of all of us at the NAS Lemoore campus, we offer our heartfelt congratulations to Tod and Alicia for their outstanding achievements!”
Grever began his undergraduate journey at the Lemoore campus in 2007 and graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He continued his educational journey by moving into the MBA program later that same year. In May, he completed his MBA while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. As Grever walked across the stage at the Lemoore commencement, Oedewaldt placed the master’s hood on Grever, symbolizing the end of two and a half years of graduate-level study in the business field. He also received an honor cord for scoring above the 90th percentile on the Major Field Test for the MBA. Grever scored an astounding 286, which placed him in the 99th percentile.
Ainsburg transferred to the Lemoore campus from the Whidbey Island campus in March 2014, and she recently completed her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration. As she walked across the stage at the Lemoore commencement on May 21, Ainsburg was presented with two honor cords by Gary Oedewaldt, associate dean for Adult Higher Education. The first cord was for graduating summa cum laude, with a GPA of 3.9. The second cord was for scoring above the 90th percentile on the Major Field Test for Criminal Justice Administration. She not only scored above the 90th percentile, she scored a 178 on the two-hour test, which placed her in the 97th percentile.