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Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Garrett Morrill of Valencia has been named to the Dean’s List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the spring 2018 semester at Drake.

Hannah Horowitz, of Valencia has been named to the President’s List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a perfect 4.0 GPA during the spring 2018 semester at Drake.

Drake University is a midsize, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, enrolling more than 3,200 undergraduate and 1,700 graduate students from approximately 45 states and 42 countries. Students choose from over 70 majors, minors, and concentrations and 20 graduate degrees offered through six colleges and schools. Drake students, faculty, and staff take advantage of the wealth of cultural, recreational, and business opportunities found in Iowa’s capital city. In return, Drake enriches the city through its own cultural offerings, considerable economic impact, and many service-learning endeavors, which channel the talent and energy of the Drake students toward meeting the needs of the community.

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Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll spring term 2018 have been announced by Oregon State University.

A total of 1,361 students earned straight-A (4.0). Another 4,261 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better to make the listing. To be on the Honor Roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.

Students on the Honor Roll included:

3.5 or Better:

Anthony J. Klapp of Castaic, senior, Energy Systems Engineering.

Samantha A. Giaimo of Newhall, freshman, Psychology.

Danielle N. Avila of Santa Clarita, freshman, Sociology;

Logan M. Howard of Santa Clarita, senior, Civil Engineering;

Lucy M. Vaughn of Santa Clarita, senior, Kinesiology;

Claire L. Williams of Santa Clarita, sophomore, Environmental Sciences.

Hailey L. Yacovone of Saugus, senior, Bioengineering.

Jenna E. Shimamura of Stevenson Ranch, sophomore, Kinesiology.

Annie K. Davidson of Valencia, senior, Human Development and Family Science.

Straight-A Average:

Elizabeth M. Rivas of Saugus, senior, Biology.

Kaitlynn I. Flynn of Stevenson Ranch, sophomore, Pre-Business.

Octavia S. Selim of Valencia, senior, Kinesiology;

James J. Tak of Valencia, Post Baccalaureate, Pre-Computer Science.

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama awarded some 5,436 degrees during spring 2018 commencement May 4-6.

With a beautiful campus, dozens of challenging academic programs, expert faculty and numerous opportunities for service and growth, The University of Alabama is a place where legends are made. UA offers its students a premier educational, cultural and social experience with more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.

The campus gives students the opportunity to interact with nationally renowned faculty performing cutting-edge research.

Among the recipients are:

Kristopher Holland of Canyon Country, Bachelor of Arts

Makena Wasserman of Saugus, Bachelor of Arts Communication

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized students named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2017-2018 academic year.

Kevin Mcquillen of Stevenson Ranch, College of Letters and Science, Dean’s List

Students who achieve at a high level academically are recognized by the dean at the close of each semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Each university school or college sets its own GPA requirements for students to be eligible to receive the distinction. 

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

More than 1,900 students completed degrees at Wichita State University in spring 2018.

Lauren M Kahovec of Newhall, Bachelor of Arts in Education, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude

Undergraduate students who have attained a grade point average of 3.9 out of a possible 4.0 received the summa cum laude award; those with an average of 3.55 received the magna cum laude award; and those with an average of 3.25 received the cum laude.

WSU enrolls about 15,000 students and offers more than 50 undergraduate degree programs in more than 150 areas of study in six undergraduate colleges.

The Graduate School offers an extensive program including more than 40 master’s degrees that offer study in more than 100 areas; a specialist in education degree; and doctoral degrees in applied mathematics; audiology; chemistry; communication sciences and disorders; human factors and community/clinical psychology; educational leadership; nursing practice; physical therapy; and aerospace, electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering.

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