Sunday, October 1, 2023

More Area Students Recognized by Colleges and Universities

HISTORIC TRIANGLE — Colleges and Universities are releasing their Fall 2022 academic recognitions, and several area students are making the grade.

Omicron Delta Kappa

Niyah Ahmad, of Yorktown, was recently initiated into the Virginia Commonwealth University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society.

The Society welcomed 646 new initiates from 23 universities in December. Students initiated into the Society must be sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate/professional students in the top 35% of their class, demonstrate leadership experience in at least one of the five pillars, and embrace the order’s ideals.

Fewer than five percent of students on a campus are invited to join each year.

Omicron Delta Kappa Society, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded in Lexington on Dec. 3, 1914. Its mission is to honor and develop leaders; encourage collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and alumni; and promote Omicron Delta Kappa’s leadership values of collaboration, inclusivity, integrity, scholarship, and service on college and university campuses throughout North America.

The society also welcomed 1,085 new initiates from 45 universities in November.

  • Katherine La Mar of Yorktown — Christopher Newport University
  • Josephine Johnstin of Williamsburg — Christopher Newport University
  • Julie Stonier of Yorktown — Christopher Newport University
  • William Bornschein of Williamsburg — James Madison University
  • Kelvin Davis of Williamsburg — Louisiana State University
  • Carlie Shaffer of Williamsburg — Virginia Military Institute
  • Cole Corson of Williamsburg — Virginia Military Institute
  • Ivana Marshall of Williamsburg — William & Mary
  • Aleksandr Kuzmenchuk of Williamsburg — William & Mary
  • Tyler Lipps of Williamsburg — William & Mary

Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) recognized the following students for being named to the Fall 2022 Dean’s List.

  • Diaice Kozan of Williamsburg
  • Kristie McCawley of Yorktown

Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution with a 90-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.500 to 3.699 for the term are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits over each 16-week term or paired 8-week terms grouped in fall, winter/spring, and summer.

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) also recognized the following students on being named to the Fall 2022 President’s List.

  • Diana Ruff of Toano
  • Tashia Bush of Williamsburg
  • Maria Holland of Williamsburg
  • Austin Price of Williamsburg
  • Madeline Poole of Williamsburg
  • Julia Palmer of Williamsburg
  • Sarah Gardner of Yorktown

Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above for the reporting term are named to the President’s List.

Belmont University

Belmont University has announced the list of students recognized on the Dean’s List for the Fall 2022 semester, including Athena Lansdell of Toano.

Dean’s List eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Belmont University is located two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, with nearly 9,000 students from every state and 33 countries.

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