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Thomas Weese honored for academic achievement

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Thomas Weese of Rootstown is one more than 650 cadets and students recognized for their academic acheivements during the fall 2021 semester at The Citadel.

Gold stars are awarded to cadets and students who achieved a 3.7 grade point average or higher. Cadets and students who achieve gold star recognition are also placed on The Citadel's dean's list.

Those cadets were recognized at the awards parade on Jan. 28, where they will be presented their gold stars, which they may wear on their uniforms throughout the semester following their academic achievement. A gold star recognition certificate is awarded to non-cadet students who meet the requirements; veteran and active duty students are also awarded challenge coins.

Paige Halliwill named to President's List

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri — Paige Halliwill of Mogadore has been named to the Southeast Missouri State University President's List for academic achievement during the fall 2021 semester.

Students named to the list earned at least a 4.0 grade point average and completed at least 12 hours of standard graded credit in a semester.

Area students earn degrees at Youngstown State

YOUNGSTOWN — The following local students were awarded degrees and certificates at Youngstown State University's Fall Commencement:

  • Amanda Willis of Diamond earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Social Media Track.

  • Samantha Moore of Mantua earned a Master of Arts in Professional Communication.

  • Savannah Franks of Kent earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

  • Linda O'Connor of Aurora earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in Allied Health.

  • Robert Noll of Streetsboro earned a Master of Business Administration in Business Leadership.

  • Christopher Dussel of Kent earned a Master of Business Administration in Business Healthcare Management.

  • Samantha Banks of Ravenna earned a Master of Business Administration in Business Leadership.

Area students graduate from Baldwin Wallace

BEREA — The following local students graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in December:

  • Kailyn Vontorcik of Streetsboro, a graduate of Cardinal High School, graduated with a Master of Business Administration: Healthcare Management.

  • Chris Jones of Ravenna, a graduate of Bio-Med Science Academy, graduated with a Bachelor of Science: Neuroscience Biology and Biology.

  • McKenzie Burke of Atwater, a graduate of Waterloo High School, graduated with a Bachelor of Science: Psychology.

  • Ellee Young of Streetsboro graduated with a Master of Arts in Education: Mild/Moderate Educational Needs.

Local students named to Dean's List

BOSTON, Massachusetts — The following students are among those named to Emerson College's Dean's List for the Fall 2021 semester. The requirement to make Dean's List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher for that semester.

  • Russell Townsend of Aurora, Creative Writing BFA, Class of 2022.

  • Alexis Shultz of Mantua, Writing, Lit and Publishing, Class of 2024.

Reilly Ferraby named to Dean's List

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Reilly Ferraby of Hiram qualified for the Fall 2021 Dean's List at Belmont University. 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.

Ryan Zarrinmakan named to Dean's List

BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania — Ryan Zarrinmakan of Aurora was named to the Dean's List at Lehigh University, which is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses.

Area students named to Mount Union Dean's List

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The following students have been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2021 semester at the University of Mount Union.

  • Sarah Bittence of Hiram

  • Brittany Bolevich of Ravenna

  • Jessica Brown of Aurora

  • Samantha Finkenthal of Aurora

  • Kaily Jurcak of Streetsboro

  • Courtney Kenworthy of Kent

  • Nathaniel Kurtz of Deerfield

  • Abigail Lindsay of Atwater

  • Austin Lysiak of Garrettsville

  • Corenna Maynard of Aurora

  • Kailyn McQueen of Aurora

  • Hannah Miterko of Mogadore

  • Cassidy Nelder of Diamond

  • Emalie Novotny of Streetsboro

  • Joshua Palmer of Kent

  • Isabelle Puleo of Mantua

  • Megan Reihl of Deerfield

  • Michaela Ross of Deerfield

These individuals were among 636 students named to the Dean's List. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours of traditionally graded coursework while achieving a grade point average of 3.550 or better with no letter grade below a B.

Local students honored at Wheaton College

WHEATON, Illinois — Local students who have earned Dean's List honors at Wheaton College are:

  • Jay Patsch of Mogadore

  • Anthony Pietrocini of Mantua

  • Kamryn Childress of Streetsboro

Dean's List honors are earned by undergraduate students who carry 12 or more credit hours and achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher on the 4.0 scale.

Area students on Grove City College Dean's List

GROVE CITY, Pennsylvania — The following students were named to the Dean's List for the fall 2021 semester at Grove City College:

  • Mariah Francis of Atwater

  • Cassie Marotta of Aurora

  • Katie Goodwill of Mogadore

  • Tim Prather of Kent

  • Brooke Brodie of Mogadore

Students eligible for the Dean's List have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59; for the Dean's List with Distinction a GPA of 3.60 to 3.84 and for the Dean's List with High Distinction a GPA of 3.85 to 4.0.

Area residents honored for academics at SNHU

The following area residents have been named to the President's List and the Dean's List at Southern New Hampshire University.

President's List:

  • Amanda Binns of Streetsboro

  • Melissa Scalia of Ravenna

  • Holly Pearcy of Kent

  • Annica Campbell of Ravenna

  • Jhordan Murray of Ravenna

  • Ashley Bartell of Ravenna

  • Megan Blankenship of Mantua

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

Dean's List

  • Zachary Clem of Streetsboro

  • Tyler Ashe of Ravenna

Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.500 to 3.699 are named to the Dean's List.

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution with an 89-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults.

Kennedy Nietert named to President's List

KENNESAW, Georgia — Kennedy Nietert of Aurora was named to the Kennesaw State University Fall 2021 President's List.

A Nursing-Interest major, Nietert was among more than 5,100 undergraduate students named to the Fall 2021 President's List.

To qualify, students must achieve a 4.0 grade point average and complete a minimum of nine credit hours.

Students named to Westminster Dean's List

NEW WILMINGTON, Pennsylvania — Westminster College recently named 390 students to the Dean's List for the fall 2021 semester. Students earning this achievement are as follows:

  • Breannda Davis of Streetsboro, is majoring in Business Administration.

  • Natalie Rose of Streetsboro, is majoring in Biochemistry.

  • Matthew Kane of Mantua, is majoring in Environmental Science.

The Dean's List recognizes full-time undergraduate students who achieved a 3.6 grade point average or higher in a minimum of 12 semester hours.

Brandon Bloebaum named to dean's list

WAVERLY, Iowa — Brandon Bloebaum of Kent was named to the Wartburg College Fall Term Dean's List.

The college recognized 509 students for Fall Term. The list honors students who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above in at least four course credits during the term.

Area students named to Bradley Dean's List

PEORIA, Illinois — More than 1,900 students were named to Bradley University's Fall 2021 Dean's List. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must achieve a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester on a 4.0 scale.

Local students include:

  • Kevin Splinter of Garrettsville, majoring in Computer Science

  • Michael Mylott of Aurora, majoring in Business Exploration

Area students named to Thiel Dean's List

GREENVILLE, Pennsylvania — The following area students were named to the Thiel College Dean's List for the fall 2021 academic term:

  • Frank Fugman, of Aurora, who is majoring in Environmental Science.

  • Rachel Breckenridge, of Hiram, who is majoring in Media & Journal TV Radio & Online Media.

  • Katherine Sollers, of Mogadore, who is majoring in Bus Adm Human Resources Management.

  • Hannah Strott, of Mogadore, who is majoring in Exercise Science.

  • Emma Parsons, of Ravenna, who is majoring in Exercise Science.

  • Matt Beuermann, of Diamond, who is majoring in English.

A student must attain a grade point average of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale while being enrolled full time to be eligible for the Dean's List at the College.

Area students named to Slippery Rock Dean's List

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pennsylvania — Slippery Rock University has announced its dean's list for the fall 2021 semester. The following students were recognized:

  • Stephanie Hartland of Aurora

  • Emily Kerensky of Aurora

  • Asia Hawthorne of Kent

  • Kaylee Klein of Streetsboro

  • Elaine Bissell of Mantua

  • Alexsa Hurd of Mogadore

  • Mitchell Merda of Aurora

The dean's list consists of SRU undergraduate students who earned an adjusted semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, based on a schedule of at least 12 newly attempted and earned credits.

Grace Tomasko named to dean's list

MARIETTA — Grace Tomasko of Aurora has been named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List at Marietta College.

Tomasko is majoring in Musical Theatre and is a graduate of Aurora High School.

Any full-time Marietta College student completing at least 15 credit hours with a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.74 in a given semester is recognized as a Dean's List student for that semester.

Students named to Baldwin Wallace Honor Society

BEREA — Two area students were induction into the Dayton C. Miller Honor Society at Baldwin Wallace University. The following students were honored with membership that is achieved by less than 4% of the undergraduate student body:

  • Quinn Mattern of Mantua, a graduate of Crestwood High School majoring in instrumental performance and chemistry.

  • Emily Soltis of Garrettsville, a graduate of Cardinal High School majoring in public health.

Colin Boldin named to Dean's List

BEXLEY — Colin Boldin of Streetsboro was named to the Dean's List at Capital University for the fall 2021 semester.

In order to be named to the Dean's List, full-time, degree-seeking students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.69.

Area students on Capital President's List

BEXLEY — Capital University is pleased to announce its President's List honorees for the fall 2021 semester.

  • Ariel Geesey of Diamond

  • Madelyn Rennecker of Aurora

  • Sam Siedel of Aurora

  • Victoria Wohlwend of Mogadore

Area students named to Ohio Wesleyan Dean's List

DELAWARE, Ohio — The following area students were named to the dean's list at Ohio Wesleyan University:

  • Emmy Fellenstein of Aurora

  • Tyler Bodovetz of Streetsboro

To qualify for OWU Dean's List recognition, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes.

Russell Townsend named to Emerson College Dean's List

BOSTON, Massachusetts — Russell Townsend of Aurora is among the students named to Emerson College's Dean's List for the Fall 2021 semester. The requirement to make Dean's List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher for that semester.

Townsend is majoring in Creative Writing BFA and is a member of the Class of 2022.

Heidelberg University announces fall semester Dean's List

TIFFIN — Heidelberg University has announced the names of 405 students who have earned academic recognition on the fall semester dean's list. Included on the list are the following local students:

  • Evan McAllister of Aurora, sophomore, Business Administration

  • Alec Edgington of Streetsboro, freshman, Business Administration and Sport Management

Carson-Newman University celebrates fall graduates

JEFFERSON CITY, Tennessee — Jaymini Dave of Streetsboro has graduated from Carson-Newman University.

Dave earned a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner

Karen Towne inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Karen Towne of Kent was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Towne was initiated at The University of Kansas.

Towne is 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 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.

Local college students earn scholarships at Baldwin Wallace

BEREA — The following area students earned scholarships at Baldwin Wallace University this fall:

  • Shaheen Ghahremani of Streetsboro, a graduate of Streetsboro High School majoring in biology, earned the Donald & Connie Rebar Scholarship.

  • Kennedi Hobbs of Aurora, a graduate of Aurora High School majoring in acting (BFA), earned the Emma Louise Gerhard Scholarship.

  • Hope Murphy of Mogadore, a graduate of Mogadore Senior High School majoring in hospitality and tourism management and marketing, earned the Mary Jane Logan Scholarship.

  • Cori Slaw of Aurora, a graduate of Aurora High School majoring in sustainability, earned the Theodore S. Bogardus Scholarship.

  • Brandon Waller of Ravenna, a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School majoring in instrumental performance, earned the George & Fran Boyer Scholarship, the Institute for Learning Scholarship and the Linda Fodor O'Connor and Richard O'Connor Scholarship.

  • Ben Wilson of Aurora, a graduate of Aurora High School majoring in business administration, earned the Elizabeth & William Treuhaft Scholarship.

Area students take part in Mount Union concert

ALLIANCE — The University of Mount Union Department of Performing Arts held its Purple Raider Marching Band and Raider Steel Band Season Showcase on Dec. 3. The following students performed as part of the event:

  • Lauren Amodio of Deerfield

  • Hailey Fleming of Atwater

  • Abigail Lindsay of Atwater

Deerfield's Ross Sings at Mount Union Christmas Festival

ALLIANCE — The University of Mount Union's Department of Performing Arts held its annual Christmas Festival titled, "Where the Light Begins" in early December.

Michaela Ross, of Deerfield performed at the festival. The soprano sang with the Concert Choir and Cantus at the three performances.

Brooke Davis named to Dean's List

ADELPHI, Maryland — Brooke Davis of Streetsboro 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.

William Criblez named to Fall Dean's List

COLUMBUS — Ohio Dominican University has named William Criblez of Mantua to its 2021 Fall Dean's List. Criblez is among 319 students who earned a place on the list this past semester.

In order to make the Dean's List, full-time undergraduate students must have achieved a 3.5 GPA or better after taking a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Grace Bollas graduates from Ohio Dominican University

COLUMBUS — Grace Bollas of Aurora has graduated from Ohio Dominican University with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Bollas is among 152 students who earned their degree following the fall 2021 semester.

Hannah Finley named to Dean's List

NOTRE DAME, Indiana — Hannah Finley of Kent has been named to the Saint Mary's College Dean's List for the 2021 fall semester.

To earn this academic honor, a student must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, have a minimum of 12 graded credit hours, no incompletes, and no grades lower than a C.

Haley Ross Named to Fall Dean's High Honors List

MARIETTA — Haley Ross of Aurora has been named to the Fall 2021 Dean's High Honors List at Marietta College.

Ross is majoring in Mathematics and is a graduate of Aurora High School.

Any full-time Marietta College student completing at least 15 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.75 or better in a given semester is recognized as a Dean's High Honors List student for that semester.

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