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Collegiate Honors for Feb. 20

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

Sarah Finch of Williamsburg Named to Rhodes College’s Fall 2023 Dean’s List

Sarah Finch of Williamsburg was named to Rhodes College’s Fall 2023 Dean’s List.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled in at least 16 credits of academic work and achieve a semester grade point average of 3.70 or better. Those students who choose to take a course under the Pass/Fail option must have a minimum of 12 additional graded credits of work to be considered for this honor. Students who are enrolled in the Honors Program or independent Research and receive a grade of IP for that work will have their qualifying grade point average determined on all other graded work.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a nationally ranked liberal arts and sciences college located in Memphis, Tennessee.

Kaylah Montoya named to fall 2023 chancellor’s list

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Kaylah Montoya of Williamsburg has been named to the fall 2023 chancellor’s list at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Students receiving a 3.9 grade point average or higher are placed on the chancellor’s list, while those receiving a grade point average of between 3.5 and 3.89 are named to the deans’ list. The lists recognize students’ outstanding academic achievements.

UAF is a Land, Sea and Space Grant institution and is the leading doctoral degree-granting institution in the state of Alaska, founded in 1917.

Brilee Hoemann is a December 2023 Upper Iowa University graduate

Upper Iowa University announced Brilee Hoemann of Williamsburg graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design in December 2023.

Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, nonprofit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to roughly 5,500 students-nationally and internationally-at its Fayette, Iowa, Campus, and education centers through the U.S. For more information, visit

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Inducts New Members

The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

  • Cate Hudson of Williamsburg at Syracuse University.
  • Brandon Berube of Yorktown at Longwood University.
  • Jacqueline Mahle of Williamsburg at James Madison University.
  • Lucie Griffith of Williamsburg at James Madison University.
  • Alyssa Kuhl of Yorktown at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.
  • Cora Youngs of Toano at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.
  • Georgia Berg of Williamsburg at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.
  • Caroline Berg of Williamsburg at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.

They are among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10% of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897.

More than 500 CCU students graduate during Fall 2023 commencement

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Coastal Carolina University recognized more than 500 students during its Fall 2023 commencement ceremonies, held on Dec. 15 in the HTC Center.

Graduates included:

  • Sunnidae Gallien of Williamsburg
  • Jade Robinson of Williamsburg

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Visit for more information.

Kaden Hilburger of Yorktown Named to Bryant University Fall 2023 Deans’ List

Kaden Hilburger of Yorktown has been named to Bryant University’s Deans’ List for Fall 2023 in recognition of academic excellence.

To earn a place on the Deans’ List, students must have a GPA of 3.4 or better for at least 12 semester hours of work.

To learn more about Bryant University, visit

Ethan Hall of Yorktown makes Dean’s List at RIT

Ethan Hall of Yorktown was named to the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the fall semester of the 2023-24 academic year. Hall is in the game design and development program.

Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology enrolls more than 20,500 students in 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S. For the latest news, go to To follow RIT on social media, go to

Taylor Mason Named to Dean’s List at University of Maryland Global Campus

Taylor Mason of Hampton was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at University of Maryland Global Campus.

To be eligible for the honor, a student must complete at least six credits during the term, earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the term, and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at UMGC.

University of Maryland Global Campus was founded more than 75 years ago specifically to serve the higher education needs of working adults and military service members. Today, UMGC offers more than 175 classroom and service locations worldwide, and more than 125 degrees and certificates. For more information, visit

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