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Recognized by Higher Learning Institutes

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Western North Carolina – The following area students were recognized by their institutes of higher learning:

University of Vermont

To be named to the University of Vermont’s dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school. Naomi Binger and Sarah Plaut of Asheville were named to the list.

Georgia State University

More than 4,000 students graduated from Georgia State University at the associate’s, bachelor’s and graduate levels during the Spring 2021 semester. Graduates from our coverage area include:

Chelsea Vasnick of Swannanoa, earning a Master of Education degree, majoring in Reading/Language & Literacy Education with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language

Jessica Self of Black Mtn, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Sculpture

Lincoln Memorial University

Tyler Mckinney, of North Carolina, Weaverville, was named to the Spring 2021 Dean’s List at Lincoln Memorial University. To be placed on the Dean’s List, the student must be a full-time undergraduate student and have a 3.5 or higher, grade-point average for the semester.

Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 4,435 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute’s 260th Commencement exercises May 7-8, 2021, at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Graduates from our coverage area include:

Camille Long of Hendersonville – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Honors

Natalie Rice of Hendersonville – Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry 

Nadav Lapidot of Asheville – Master of Science in Computer Science 

Collin Kemper of Asheville – Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Highest Honors

Tristan Sallin of Asheville  – Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Highest Honors

Georgia State University

Chad Treadway of Fletcher was named to the Spring 2021 Dean’s List at Georgia State University.

Washburn University

Jessica Murphy, of Hendersonville , was named to the Spring 2021 Dean’s List at Washburn University.

Eastern Connecticut State University

Eastern Connecticut State University recently released its Dean’s List for the spring 2021 semester, in which nearly 1,300 students were recognized for maintaining high GPAs. Among them is full-time student Jonatan Mendoza of Hendersonville, who majors in Business Administration and Finance.

Ohio University

More than 4,800 students graduated with bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degrees from Ohio University for spring semester 2021.

Graduates from our coverage area include:

Justin Hargrave of Asheville, NC, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Baccalaureate Nursing) from the College of Health Sciences and Professions at Ohio University.

Jason Parke of Asheville graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Baccalaureate Nursing) from the College of Health Sciences and Professions at Ohio University.

Samford University

Elizabeth Elliott of Asheville was among the 1,703 students named to Samford University’s 2021 spring semester Dean’s List.

Marquette University

Mark Podgaisky of Black Mountain has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2021 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Podgaisky is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology.

James Madison University

Olivia Weidie of Asheville graduated with a degree(s) in political science from James Madison University during commencement exercises in May 2021.

Asheville resident Olivia Weidie was named to the Dean’s List at James Madison University for the spring 2021 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. Weidie is majoring in political science.

Asheville resident, Anastacia Tsiros, has been named to the President’s List at James Madison University for the spring 2021 semester. Students who earn president’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of 3.900 or above. Tsiros is majoring in health sciences.

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