The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inducts new members
BATON ROUGE, LA – The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines: Garrett Knobl, of Blacksburg, at University of Delaware;
Kaitlynn Harless, of Blacksburg, at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University; and Serhat Keles, of Christiansburg, at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.
They are 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. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 325 campuses in the United States, its territories and the Philippines. Its mission is “to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”
SNHU announces Winter 2023 Dean’s List
MANCHESTER, NH – Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the Winter 2023 Dean’s List: Joshua Rakoski, of Radford; Grayson Fritsch, of Riner; Gabriel Palma, of Blacksburg; Maya McMahon, of Blacksburg; and Patrick Holtzman, of Christiansburg.
Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.500 to 3.699 for the reporting term are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits over each 16-week term or paired 8-week terms grouped in fall, winter/spring, and summer.
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution with a 90-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults, recognized as one of the “Most Innovative” regional universities by U.S. News & World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country.
Omicron Delta Kappa celebrates new members
LEXINGTON, VA – Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, has welcomed new members from the New River Valley.
Students initiated into the Society must be sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate/professional students in the top 35% of their class, demonstrate leadership experience in at least one of the five pillars, and embrace the ODK ideals. Fewer than five percent of students on a campus are invited to join each year.
Local inductees include:
From Radford University: Kristen Edwards, of Christiansburg, Radford University; Abigail Ridpath, of Radford; Allison Jones, of Shawsville; and Joshua Shimp, of Radford.
From Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Giorgia Cannici, of Blacksburg; Indunil Dharmasiri, of Blacksburg; Alexander Gershberg, of Blacksburg; Zhe Meng, of Blacksburg; Venkata Naga Sai Rama Krishna Pinnimty, of Blacksburg; jingcheng luo, of Blacksburg; Brittany Dodson, of Blacksburg; Elayna Ealy, of Blacksburg; Kathleen Flint, of Christiansburg; Jon Dance, of Christiansburg; and Judith Obregon, of Blacksburg.
Laney Cline on Eastern Mennonite University’s Spring 2023 Dean’s List
HARRISONBURG, VA – Laney Cline, of Radford, was named to the Spring 2023 Dean’s List at Eastern Mennonite University. Cline is majoring in Business Analytics, Business Administration.
To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher and complete a minimum of 30 credit hours.
A leader among faith-based, liberal arts universities since 1917, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) emphasizes peacebuilding, sustainability, service to others and social justice to students of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. EMU educates undergraduate, graduate, professional and seminary students to serve and lead in a global context.
Emma Bosman achieves Spring 2023 Dean’s List at Belmont University
NASHVILLE – Emma Bosman, of Blacksburg, qualified for Belmont University’s Spring 2023 Dean’s List.
Belmont Provost Dr. David Gregory said, “For Belmont’s vision of becoming the leading Christ-centered university in the world to be realized, having a student body that is keenly committed to academic excellence, among other things is required. Dean’s List achievements are consistently earned by a high percentage of the student body, giving evidence of an ever-increasing regard for scholarship across all programs. It is an honor to have a body of students as dedicated to stellar academic performance as it is to extra and co-curricular excellence.”
Dean’s List 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.
Local residents earn award from WGU
SALT LAKE CITY – The following local residents have earned an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University. The award is given to students who perform at a superior level in their coursework.
David Sweeney, of Blacksburg, has earned an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University College of Information Technology.
Robert Schulte, of Blacksburg, has earned an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University College of Information Technology.
Anna Dantzler, of Christiansburg, has earned an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University College of Business.
Jason Callahan, of Dublin, has earned an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University College of Business.
Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 131,000 students nationwide and has more than 257,000 graduates in all 50 states.
Local students named to Bridgewater College’s Spring 2023 Dean’s List
BRIDGEWATER, VA – Approximately 530 students were named to the Dean’s List for the 2023 spring semester at Bridgewater College, which was announced by Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. Leona A. Sevick.
Students on the Dean’s List have attained a 3.4 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Students from your area named to the 2023 spring Dean’s List at Bridgewater College include:
Emelyn Koene, of Blacksburg, (English and communication, technology and culture major); and Ashley Rutherford, of Blacksburg, (biology major).
Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college.
Gabrielle Boling earns Dean’s List honor at Lee University
CLEVELAND, TENN. – Lee University congratulates Gabrielle Boling, of Christiansburg, on earning Dean’s List honors during the Spring 2023 semester. Dean’s List recognition is earned by full-time, undergraduate students with a semester grade point average between 3.7 and 4.00. Congratulations on earning this academic achievement, Gabrielle!
Lee University is a private, Christ-centered university.
Caroline Jones recognized by UNG president for earning 4.0 GPA
DAHLONEGA, GA. – Caroline Jones, of Blacksburg, has been named to the President’s Honor Roll at the University of North Georgia (UNG) for achieving a 4.0 grade point average during spring 2023.
Dr. Bonita C. Jacobs, president of UNG, recognized students who reached this academic achievement during the spring 2023 semester. Students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in bachelor’s degree programs who achieved a 4.0 grade point average were named to the President’s Honor Roll. Students enrolled in associate degree or dual enrollment programs who met the same level of achievement were named to the President’s List.