Students Honored for Educational Efforts

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Western North Carolina – The following area students have been recognized by the educational institutes of higher learning they attend: 

Univerisity of Iowa

More than 7,400 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the dean’s list for the 2020 fall semester and the following are from the area:

Joey Duran of Fletcher, NC [College: College of Nursing; Primary Area of Study: Nursing] 

Grace Reeder of Fletcher, NC [College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Primary Area of Study: Health and Human Physiology]

In December, more than 2,100 University of Iowa undergraduate, graduate, and professional students graduated under extraordinary circumstances. With the coronavirus pandemic upending traditional educational practices across campus and the country-including commencement, ceremonies-2020 has proven to be a challenging year.

Colby McGrath of Asheville, NC is one of the graduates. McGrath earned a Master of Science in Business Analytics from Iowa’s Graduate College. 

Since March, McGrath and other students at Iowa made sacrifices to maintain health and safety. Instruction for a majority of courses moved online, face masks and hand sanitizer became the norm, internships and study abroad programs were largely suspended, stages remained dark. In fact, most events were held virtually or removed from the calendar. Even the Homecoming parade was dubbed the “Stay-at-Homecoming” parade.

Through it all, however, Hawkeyes like McGrath persisted.

Sherman College

Aaron Tolbert of Arden, NC, has been named to Sherman College of Chiropractic’s President’s List for the fall 2020 academic quarter. President’s List students have achieved a grade point average of 4.0 for the quarter.

University of South Carolina Aiken

Chesney Gardner of Black Mountain was named to the President’s List for the Fall 2020 semester at The University of South Carolina Aiken (UofSC Aiken) in Aiken, South Carolina. Gardner is a member of the class of 2025. 

To be eligible for this distinction, students had to be enrolled full-time and maintain a GPA of at least 3.5.

James Madison University

Asheville resident, Anastacia Tsiros, has been named to the dean’s list at James Madison University for the fall 2020 semester. 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. Tsiros is a health sciences major.

University of Findlay

Erin Butler, of Asheville, 28805, has been named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at the University of Findlay. To earn this achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Stonehill College

Brian Word-Sims, of Asheville, a member of the Class of 2021, has been named to the Fall 2020 Dean’s List at Stonehill College. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered.

University of Alabama

A total of 13,128 students enrolled during the fall 2020 term at The University of Alabama made the Dean’s List with academic records of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale), or the President’s List with academic records 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 following area students have been named to the Dean’s List:

Caroline Hardy of Asheville (28803) was named to the President’s List.

Gregory Hilderbran of Asheville (28803) was named to the Dean’s List.

Katelyn Ledbetter of Flat Rock (28731) was named to the President’s List.

Ashley Smith of Mills River (28759) was named to the Dean’s List.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Tristan Sallin of Asheville earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Fall 2020 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have earned a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

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