News in Brief: May 1
Written by The Flat Hat|
May 1, 2009
*Students awarded academic prizes*
A group of College of William and Mary students were awarded academic prizes by the William and Mary Alumni Association April 28 during a ceremony at the at the Alumni House.
The association has given the awards to College students annually for the past 24 years.
One junior and 18 seniors received academic awards this year.
The students were honored in the areas of literature, drama, poetry, business, chemistry, physics, geology, music, history, art, art history, biology, government and international relations.
The Alumni Association is a nonprofit organization that works to keep College alumni active in the life of the university.
*Student arrested for marriage fraud*
A former FBI agent and College of William and Mary student has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after admitting to entering a fake marriage to gain American citizenship more than seven years ago, according to the Daily Press.
Yue Cheng was arrested in Williamsburg, where she was attending the Mason School of Business as a first-year graduate student in accounting.
She pleaded guilty to five federal offenses, including marriage fraud and unlawfully claiming U.S. citizenship.
Cheng’s citizenship has since been revoked, and her certificate of naturalization has been canceled. She was ordered to pay $24,860 in restitution to the U.S. Navy, by which she was previously employed, and sentenced to a year in prison.