Thursday, February 29, 2024

Graduations and Academic Honors for Area Students Attending Colleges and Universities

HISTORIC TRIANGLE — Area students continue to make the grade at colleges and universities across the country.

Spring 2023 Graduates Announced at The University of Alabama

Some 5,885 degrees will be awarded during The University of Alabama’s spring 2023 commencement at Coleman Coliseum, including several with local ties.

  • Katherine Brown of Yorktown, Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Ashley Grojean of Yorktown, Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration
  • Madisyn Guiseppi of Williamsburg, Bachelor of Science
  • Ashlynn Lussier of Yorktown, Bachelor of Arts
  • Emily Morgan of Williamsburg, Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Hope Stumpf of Williamsburg, Bachelor of Arts

Dean’s, President’s Lists Students Named for University of Alabama Fall 2022 Term

A total of 12,791 students enrolled during Fall Semester 2022 at The University of Alabama were named to the dean’s list with an academic record of 3.5 (or above) or the president’s list with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s). The UA dean’s and president’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or undergraduate students who take less than a full course load.

The 2022 fall lists include the following local students:

  • Madisyn Guiseppi of Williamsburg was named to the Presidents List.
  • Emily Morgan of Williamsburg was named to the Presidents List.
  • Jamie Papazis of Williamsburg was named to the Presidents List.
  • Matthew Stumpf of Williamsburg was named to the Presidents List.
  • Zachary Stumpf of Williamsburg was named to the Presidents List.
  • Ashlynn Lussier of Yorktown was named to the Presidents List.
  • Ava Michel of Yorktown was named to the Presidents List.
  • Aidan Montieth of Yorktown was named to the Deans List.
  • Victoria O’Tool of Yorktown was named to the Deans List.
  • Megan Walters of Yorktown was named to the Presidents List.

Hollins University’s 181st Commencement Ceremony

Hollins University in Roanoke congratulated students who graduated during the 181st commencement ceremony on May 21.

  • Shauna Robertson of Williamsburg
  • Morgan DeWitt of Williamsburg
  • Madeleine Etheridge of Yorktown

Additionally, Katie Malone of Yorktown received the MALS in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Mackenzie Barlich Earns Dean’s List Recognition at Valdosta State University

Georgia’s Valdosta State University congratulated Mackenzie Barlich of Yorktown for earning a spot on the Spring 2023 Dean’s List.

Dean’s List honors are reserved for the highest achieving students at VSU. Barlich is one of more than 1,600 distinguished and accomplished students recognized for exemplifying excellence in the attainment of their educational goals.

To qualify for Dean’s List at VSU, students must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional grade point average of 3.00 or higher.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Announces Graduates, Dean’s Honor List

On May 20 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York, awarded a total of 1,988 degrees — 152 doctoral degrees, 390 master’s degrees, and 1,446 bachelor’s degrees — to 1,957 students, some of whom earned multiple degrees.

The following local students earned degrees:

  • Jacob Sandling, of Williamsburg, graduated with a BS in Computer Science.
  • Sonya Woo, of Williamsburg, graduated with a BS in Physics.

The following students have made the Dean’s Honor List for the Spring 2023 semester at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York:

  • Charles Palermo of Williamsburg is studying Games & Simulation Arts & Sci
  • Jacob Sandling of Williamsburg is studying Computer Science

James Madison University Announces Spring 2023 Dean’s List, President’s List, Graduates, Honors Graduates

James Madison University is announced that the following students made the Dean’s List for the spring 2023 semester:

  • James Allmon of Yorktown, who is majoring in Geography – BS.
  • Katelyn Basak of Yorktown, who is majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders – BA.
  • Alison Bender of Yorktown, who is majoring in Health Sciences – BS.
  • Reagan Blanding of Toano, who is majoring in Nursing – BSN.
  • William Bornschein of Williamsburg, who is majoring in History – BA.
  • Celeste Boseman of Yorktown, who is majoring in Art – BA.
  • Kayla Burke of Williamsburg, who is majoring in General Psychology – BS.
  • Aspen Burton of Yorktown, who is majoring in Biology – BA.
  • Clara Calfee of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Hospitality Management – BS.
  • Kailey Carvajal of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Public Administration – BS.
  • Caroline Castellow of Yorktown, who is majoring in Health Sciences – BS.
  • Katherine Castellow of Yorktown, who is majoring in Marketing – BBA.
  • Connor Cooprider of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Business Management – BBA.
  • Katelyn Cooprider of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Nursing – BSN.
  • Makenzie Crosby of Yorktown, who is majoring in Integrated Science and Technology – BS.
  • Aleigh Custer of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders – BA.
  • Emma Dalby of Yorktown, who is majoring in Hospitality Management – BS.
  • Julia Drozdowski of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Anthropology – BS.
  • Lily Fielek of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Health Sciences – BS.
  • Casey Frost of Toano, who is majoring in Communication Studies – BA.
  • Brandon Fry of Yorktown, who is majoring in Graphic Design – BFA.
  • Caroline Fuller of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Nursing – BSN.
  • Ethan Gaul of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Engineering – BS.
  • Mahayla Hackworth of Yorktown, who is majoring in Middle Grades Education – BS.
  • Skylar Hayes of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders – BA.
  • Peyton Herspold of Toano, who is majoring in Inclusive Early Childhood Education – BS.
  • Alissa Hoffman of Yorktown, who is majoring in Marketing – BBA.
  • Matthew Holland of Yorktown, who is majoring in Industrial Design – BS.
  • Hannah Johnson of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Biology – BS.
  • Nicholas Kearns of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Dance – BA.
  • Cameron Kersh of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Communication Studies – BS.
  • Maral Khayat of Yorktown, who is majoring in Architectural Design – BFA.
  • Elizabeth Knight of Toano, who is majoring in History – BA.
  • Brin Kuzemka of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Communication Studies – BS.
  • Hunter LaFreniere of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Music – BM.
  • Chloe Levenson of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Health Sciences – BS.
  • Caroline Lovis of Williamsburg, who is majoring in General Psychology – BS.
  • Nicholas Lynch of Yorktown, who is majoring in Computer Information Systems – BBA.
  • Jacqueline Mahle of williamsburg, who is majoring in Nursing – BSN.
  • Caleb McNabb of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Kinesiology – BS.
  • Meghan McNeill of Yorktown, who is majoring in Architectural Design – BFA.
  • Savannah Merriman of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Dietetics – BS.
  • Joseph Metivier of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Business Management – BBA.
  • Lucy Miller of yorktown, who is majoring in Nursing – BSN.
  • Madeline Moniak of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Nursing – BSN.
  • Matthew Needy of Yorktown, who is majoring in Writing Rhetoric and Technical Communication – BA.
  • Alec Nye of Toano, who is majoring in General Psychology – BS.
  • Carson Oleksy of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Media Arts and Design – BA.
  • Alivia Palmer of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Inclusive Early Childhood Education – BS.
  • William Patten of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Political Science – BA.
  • Cora Perelli of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Communication Studies – BS.
  • Brooke Potter of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Biology – BS.
  • Jacob Reister of Yorktown, who is majoring in Health Sciences – BS.
  • Baylee Ross of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Hospitality Management – BS.
  • Emma Schriner of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Art – BA.
  • Anna Shaffer of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Middle Grades Education – BS.
  • Nicholas Spear of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Marketing – BBA.
  • Ryan Srivastava of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Biology – BS.
  • Caroline Stinson of Williamsburg, who is majoring in General Psychology – BS.
  • Matthew Summers of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Intelligence Analysis – BS.
  • Chloe Swan of Williamsburg, who is majoring in General Psychology – BA.
  • Anna Terracina of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Health Sciences – BS.
  • Jordyn Tunstall of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Kinesiology – BS.
  • Holly Tyranski of Toano, who is majoring in Special Education – BS.
  • Cody Watson of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Music – BM.
  • Zachary Wellinghoff of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Health Services Administration – BS.
  • Alexandria Whitaker of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Writing Rhetoric and Technical Communication – BA.
  • Meredith White of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Health Sciences – BS.
  • Jenna White of Yorktown, who is majoring in Nursing – BSN.
  • Zachary Wojnarowski of Yorktown, who is majoring in Sport and Recreation Management – BS.
  • Madison Wood of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Health Sciences – BS.
  • Taylor Wooten of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Elementary Education – BS.
  • Zachary Yelich of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Integrated Science and Technology – BS.
  • Sloane Youtsey of Yorktown, who is majoring in International Affairs – BA.

Students who earn dean’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899.

JMU also announced the following students made the president’s list for the spring 2023 semester:

  • Hannah Andersen of Yorktown, who is majoring in General Psychology – BA.
  • Madalyn Boyer of Yorktown, who is majoring in Secondary Education – BS.
  • Allyson Clark of Yorktown, who is majoring in Kinesiology – BS.
  • Cassandra Cole of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Health Sciences – BS.
  • Louanna Colon of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Music – BM.
  • Amber Curtis of Yorktown, who is majoring in General Psychology – BS.
  • Jacob Davenport-Durant of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Computer Science – BS.
  • Tyler Ende of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Music – BM.
  • Tallie Goodman of Yorktown, who is majoring in Political Science – BA.
  • Lucie Griffith of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Geography – BS.
  • Ethan Hoffman of Williamsburg, who is majoring in General Psychology – BS.
  • Emma Howell of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Health Sciences – BS.
  • Seneca Humphries of Yorktown, who is majoring in Anthropology – BA.
  • Leo Kantor of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Engineering – BS.
  • Kallie Knight-Van Dyke of Williamsburg, who is majoring in History – BA.
  • Canyon Koenig of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Media Arts and Design – BS.
  • Hadley Koenig of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Nursing – BSN.
  • Christos Konstantinou of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Engineering – BS.
  • Elizabeth Kraus of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Elementary Education – BS.
  • Eden Laubscher of Toano, who is majoring in Elementary Education – BS.
  • Leah LeComte of Toano, who is majoring in Nursing – BSN.
  • LauraJean Logue of Yorktown, who is majoring in Writing Rhetoric and Technical Communication – BA.
  • Hannah McAllister of Yorktown, who is majoring in Media Arts and Design – BA.
  • Nicole Paredes of Williamsburg, who is majoring in General Psychology – BS.
  • Amber Schell of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Elementary Education – BS.
  • Liberty Snipes of Yorktown, who is majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders – BA.
  • Elizabeth Stanley of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Biology – BS.
  • Carolyn Titus of Yorktown, who is majoring in Music – BM.
  • Haley Wagner of Williamsburg, who is majoring in Elementary Education – BS.

Students who earn president’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of 3.900 or above

JMU announced the following students graduated during the May 2023 commencement exercises:

  • Colletta Roberts of Toana graduated with a degree(s) in Marketing – BBA.
  • Bryce Conti of Toano graduated with a degree(s) in Business Management – BBA.
  • Lucca Braun of Toano graduated with a degree(s) in Chemistry – BS.
  • Collin Bright of Toano graduated with a degree(s) in Communication and Advocacy-MA.
  • Christina Antonides of Toano graduated with a degree(s) in Education 5th Yr – MAT.
  • Alena Fagan of Toano graduated with a degree(s) in General Psychology – BA.
  • Cameron Kersh of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Communication Studies – BS.
  • Taylor Wooten of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Elementary Education – BS.
  • Ethan Hoffman of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in General Psychology – BS.
  • Nicole Paredes of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in General Psychology – BS.
  • Zachary Wellinghoff of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Health Services Administration – BS.
  • Glenda Frantz of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Individualized Study – BIS.
  • Camryn Keyes of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Media Arts and Design – BA.
  • Eleni Haramis of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Speech Language Pathology – MS.
  • Austin Haight of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Communication Studies – BS.
  • Cora Perelli of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Communication Studies – BS.
  • Delanie Snyder of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Communication Studies – BS.
  • Emma Coleman of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Communication Studies – BS.
  • Madelyn Ward of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Education – MAT.
  • Madeline Kerner of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Education 5th Yr – MAT.
  • Caroline Lovis of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in General Psychology – BS.
  • Cassandra Cole of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Health Sciences – BS.
  • Kayla Nordeman of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Health Sciences – BS.
  • Logan Haight of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Intelligence Analysis – BS.
  • Matthew Summers of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Intelligence Analysis – BS.
  • Melanie Lessard of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Occupational Therapy – MOT.
  • Rhyan Granger of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Political Science – BA.
  • Braelyn Lassiter of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Special Education – MAT.
  • Alexandria Whitaker of Williamsburg graduated with a degree(s) in Writing Rhetoric and Technical Communication – BA.
  • Caroline Longacre of Yorktown graduated with a degree(s) in Communication Studies – BS.
  • Amber Curtis of Yorktown graduated with a degree(s) in General Psychology – BS.
  • Emma Horne of Yorktown graduated with a degree(s) in Health Sciences – BS.
  • Madelynn Godshall of Yorktown graduated with a degree(s) in Marketing – BBA.
  • Libby Carver of Yorktown graduated with a degree(s) in Sport and Recreation Management – BS.
  • Margaret Tulloss of Yorktown graduated with a degree(s) in Accounting – MS.
  • Sydney Tucker of Yorktown graduated with a degree(s) in Biology – BS.
  • Ashton Baust of Yorktown graduated with a degree(s) in Health Sciences – BS.
  • Jacob Reister of Yorktown graduated with a degree(s) in Health Sciences – BS.
  • James Brownbill of Yorktown graduated with a degree(s) in Justice Studies – BS.
  • Nathaniel White of Yorktown graduated with a degree(s) in Kinesiology – BS.

James Madison University also announced the following students who graduated with honors during its May 2023 commencement exercises:

  • Julia Drozdowski of Williamsburg graduated Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Anthropology – BS.
  • Haley Wagner of Williamsburg graduated Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Elementary Education – BS.
  • Jenna Stetina of Yorktown graduated Cum Laude with a degree(s) in English – BA.
  • Madison Wood of Williamsburg graduated Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Health Sciences – BS.
  • Meredith Beaver of Yorktown graduated Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Health Sciences – BS.
  • William Bornschein of Williamsburg graduated Cum Laude with a degree(s) in History – BA.
  • Zachary Yelich of Williamsburg graduated Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Integrated Science and Technology – BS.
  • Caleb McNabb of Williamsburg graduated Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Kinesiology – BS.
  • Alissa Hoffman of Yorktown graduated Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Marketing – BBA.
  • Nicholas Spear of Williamsburg graduated Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Marketing – BBA.
  • Logan Wahl of Williamsburg graduated Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Political Science – BA.
  • Emma Spata of Yorktown graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Biology – BS.
  • Hannah Andersen of Yorktown graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree(s) in General Psychology – BA.
  • Brittany Smith of Toano graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Individualized Study – BIS.
  • Sloane Youtsey of Yorktown graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree(s) in International Affairs – BA.
  • LauraJean Logue of Yorktown graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Writing Rhetoric and Technical Communication – BA.
  • Liberty Snipes of Yorktown graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Communication Sciences and Disorders – BA.
  • Elizabeth Kraus of Williamsburg graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Elementary Education – BS and Independent Scholars – BA.
  • Carolyn Titus of Yorktown graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Music – BM.
  • Louanna Colon of Williamsburg graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree(s) in Music – BM.

Nick Barrows Named To President’s List at Miami University

Nick Barrows was named to the Miami University spring 2023 President’s list.

At Oxford, Ohio’s Miami University, students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for the fall semester 2022-23 have been named to the President’s list recognizing academic excellence.

Barrows, from Yorktown, is earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

William Minor Graduates from The Citadel

The South Carolina Corps of Cadets Class of 2023 are now part of the Long Gray Line.

William Minor of Williamsburg, Virginia earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from The Citadel. Minor graduated during the South Carolina Corps of Cadets commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6.

Shenandoah Announces Dean’s List, President’s List Students

Shenandoah University in Winchester has announced the 943 students who made the Spring 2023 Dean’s List.

Local students who earned Dean’s List honors include:

  • Jana Nelhuebel of Williamsburg
  • Sky Hosler of Williamsburg
  • Stephen Graham of Yorktown
  • Caleb Richardson of Williamsburg
  • Arthur Guarino III of Yorktown
  • Isaac Nieman of Yorktown
  • Allen Outten of Williamsburg
  • James Anderson of Williamsburg
  • Mallory Holup of Seaford
  • Peter Overton of Toano

To qualify for the Dean’s List, students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs must complete at least 12 semester hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Shenandoah University also celebrated 427 students who made the President’s List for the Spring 2023 semester.

Among those students to earn President’s List honors were:

  • Jana Nelhuebel of Williamsburg
  • Stephen Graham of Yorktown
  • Peter Overton of Toano

To qualify for this prestigious academic recognition, students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs must complete at least 12 semester hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.90 or higher. Students who earn President’s List honors at Shenandoah are also named to the Dean’s List, which recognizes students who have a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher.

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