Local college students receive honors, degrees
Blacksburg’s Allen Briggs named to RIT dean’s list
Allen Briggs of Blacksburg was named to the dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2020 fall semester. Briggs is in the game design and development program.
Undergraduate students are eligible for the dean’s list if their GPA is greater than or equal to 3.40 for nine credits of traditionally graded coursework; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete,” NE, D, or F; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.
Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 18,600 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.
Two from county earn Sewanee dean’s list honors
Christian Shushok of Blacksburg, son of Kelly and Frank X. Shushok, and Lexi Rader of Radford, daughter of Sara and Michael E. Rader, have been named to the dean’s list at the University of the South, familiarly known as Sewanee, for the Fall 2020 term.
To earn a place on Sewanee’s dean’s list, a student must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale.
The University of the South is an independent liberal arts college located on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga. It has been consistently ranked among the top tier of national liberal arts colleges.
Two locals achieve dean’s list at Ohio University
Brandon DeLorenzo from Blacksburg in the College of Business and Chris Marks from Christiansburg in the College of Business have been named to the dean’s list for the 2020 fall semester at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
To earn dean’s list distinction, students at Ohio University must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester with a schedule of classes totaling at least 15 hours, 12 of which were taken for letter grades.
Blacksburg’s Renee Stewart earns master’s degree
Renee Stewart from Blacksburg graduated with a Master of Arts (Organizational Communication) from Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication in the fall of 2020.
More than 2,300 students graduated with bachelors, masters or doctorate degrees from Ohio University for the fall semester.
The graduates represented many areas of the United States and an abundance of countries, including China, India, Saudi Arabia, Peru and Canada.
Blacksburg’s Cameron Earle earns dean’s list honors at WPI
Cameron Earle of Blacksburg, a member of the class of 2024 majoring in robotics engineering, was named to the dean’s list at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for the fall 2020 semester.
The global leader in project-based learning, WPI is a distinctive, top-tier technological university founded in 1865 on the principle that students learn most effectively by applying the theory learned in the classroom to the practice of solving real-world problems. Recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, WPI’s pioneering project-based curriculum engages undergraduates in solving important scientific, technological, and societal problems throughout their education and at more than 50 project centers around the world.
Blacksburg’s Michael Joyce named to UA presidents list
Michael Joseph Joyce of Blacksburg was named to The University of Alabama presidents list for fall 2020.
The Alabama dean’s and president’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students.
The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education.
Local students earn dean’s list honors at JMU
Twenty-six local students earned dean’s list recognition for the 2020 fall semester at James Madison University.
Achieving dean’s list honors from Blacksburg were Allison Brauns, who is majoring in intelligence analysis; Emily Clark, who is majoring in dance; Annie Combs, who is majoring in media arts and design; Rachel Day, who is majoring in nursing; Alexander Dunn, who is majoring in nursing; Molly Helton, who is majoring in nursing; Jackson Packard, who is majoring in finance; Hettie Roberson, who is majoring in health sciences; Ryan Santa Maria, who is majoring in media arts and design; and Mariah Thompson, who is majoring in hospitality management.
Achieving dean’s list honors from Christiansburg were Abby Caudle, who is majoring in dietetics; Shellie Cook, who is majoring in kinesiology; Destiny Gravely, who is majoring in communication studies; Elizabeth Humphreys, who is majoring in theatre; Jasmine Kitts, who is majoring in political science; Rachel Lloyd, who is majoring in communication sciences and disorders; Austin Mathews, who is majoring in marketing; and Jennifer Shaffer, who is majoring in health services administration.
Earning dean’s list honors from JMU from Elliston was Naomi Hemphill, who is majoring in kinesiology.
Receiving dean’s list recognition from Radford were Cailie Abate, who is majoring in interdisciplinary liberal studies; Ragan Hale, who is majoring in nursing; and Luke Henderson, who is majoring in integrated science and technology.