Blacksburg’s McDowell named to Emerson dean’s list
Ethan McDowell of Blacksburg has been named to Emerson College’s dean’s list for the spring 2021 semester. McDowell is majoring in journalism and is a member of the Class of 2022. The requirement to make Emerson’s dean’s list is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.
Based in Boston, Mass., opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city’s Theatre District, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning. The college has 3,700 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students from across the United States and 50 countries. Students participate in more than 90 student organizations and performance groups.
Three Blacksburg students named to Hollins dean’s list
Anna Sallee, Shuchi Sanyal, and Courtney Wilson, all from Blacksburg, have been named to the spring 2021 dean’s list at Hollins University.
To attain this distinction, students must earn at least a 3.5 average on a 4.0 grading scale.
Hollins is an independent liberal arts university offering undergraduate education to women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s first chartered women’s college, its distinctions include a nationally ranked creative writing program, one of the oldest study abroad programs in the country, and extensive internship opportunities.
Local students graduate from the University of Utah
Thomas Howe of Blacksburg and Logan Forster of Kathleen were among the members of the Class of 2021 of the University of Utah who recently completed their degree requirements.
Howe earned a Master of Science degree with a major in mechanical engineering.
Forster earned a Master of Science degree with a major in nuclear engineering.
The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 32,000 students from across the U.S. and the world. In 2019, the university was selected as a new member of the Association of American Universities, an invitation-only, prestigious group of 65 leading research institutions marked by excellence in academic expertise and research impact, student success, and securing resources in support of core missions.
Blacksburg’s Anna Kender earns Bucknell dean’s list honors
Anna Kender of Blacksburg has achieved dean’s list status at Bucknell University for spring 2021.
A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition.
Located in Lewisburg, Penn., Bucknell University is a highly selective private liberal arts university that offers majors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and social and natural sciences, along with broad opportunities outside of class, to its 3,600 undergraduates. Graduate programs are available in select disciplines. Students benefit from a small student-faculty ratio of 9:1, personal attention from faculty, leadership opportunities, and excellent graduation rates and career outcomes.
Blacksburg’s Cameron Earle named to WPI spring dean’s list
Blacksburg resident Cameron Earle was named to Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s spring 2021 dean’s list
The criteria for the WPI dean’s list differs from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the dean’s list by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.
WPI, a global leader in project-based learning, is a distinctive, top-tier technological university founded in 1865 on the principle that students learn most effectively by applying the theory learned in the classroom to the practice of solving real-world problems. Recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, WPI’s pioneering project-based curriculum engages undergraduates in solving important scientific, technological, and societal problems throughout their education and at more than 50 project centers around the world. WPI offers more than 70 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs across 17 academic departments in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts.
Kaimai Shi named to Georgia Tech dean’s list
Kaimai Shi of Blacksburg made the dean’s list for the spring 2021 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have earned a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.
Georgia Tech is a top 10 public research university developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition.
The institute offers business, computing, design, engineering, liberal arts, and sciences degrees. Its nearly 40,000 students, representing 50 states and 149 countries, study at the main campus in Atlanta, at campuses in France and China, and through distance and online learning.
As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech is an engine of economic development for Georgia, the Southeast, and the nation, conducting more than $1 billion in research annually for government, industry, and society.
Riner’s Jessica Musselman earns Freed-Hardeman president’s list honors
Jessica Musselman of Riner was named to the President’s List at Freed-Hardeman University for the spring 2021 semester.
Musselman is earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry.
To be on the President’s List, a student must be full-time and have a 4.0 grade point average.
The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship, and service. With locations in Henderson, Memphis, and Dickson, FHU offers bachelor’s, master’s, specialist’s, and doctoral degrees.