Academic briefs

Published 5:46 pm Saturday, March 5, 2016

Carr named to President’s List

Catalina Velez Carr, of Suffolk, has been named to the President’s List at Clemson University for the fall 2015 semester.

Carr is majoring in parks, recreation and tourism management.

To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 grade point average.

Horsley named to Dean’s List

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute has announced that Coleman Horsley of Suffolk, a member of the class of 2016 majoring in civil engineering, was named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the fall 2015 semester.

A total of 1,238 undergraduate students achieved the criteria required for WPI’s fall 2015 Dean’s List. The criteria for the WPI Dean’s List differ from that of most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average. Instead, WPI defines the Dean’s List by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.

“WPI’s academic programs are rigorous and require a level of independence beyond what is required in traditional courses. WPI students go beyond the classroom to work on open-ended problems in and for communities around the world. The problems are important and the impact is real,” said Dean of Undergraduate Studies Arthur C. Heinricher. “Some of this nation’s best and brightest students come to WPI to study engineering and science and business and the humanities. Those named to the Dean’s List have excelled in all of their work, and we are exceptionally proud of these outstanding students.”

Richey-Yowell named to Dean’s List

Tyler Richey-Yowell, a junior physics major at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester. A graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Yowell, of Chesapeake.

All students earning a position on the dean’s list — a recognition of academic excellence — must have a grade-point average of 3.7 or above on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

Two local students make University of Kansas honor roll

Approximately 5,170 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2015 semester.

The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kan., represent 94 of 105 Kansas counties, 43 other states and territories, and 36 other countries.

They include Danielle Kerr, of Suffolk, studying in the School of Pharmacy, and David Gough, of Carrollton, studying in the School of Business.

Honor roll criteria vary among the university’s academic units. Some schools honor the top 10 percent of students enrolled, some establish a minimum grade point average and others raise the minimum GPA for each year students are in school. Students must complete a minimum number of credit hours to be considered for the honor roll.

Curliss accepted to University of the Cumberlands

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Ky., has accepted Sonora Curliss, of Suffolk, for the upcoming academic year. Curliss is a current student at King’s Fork High School.

Chowan names marshals

Two from Suffolk have been selected to serve as 2016 Commencement Marshals for Chowan University.

Commencement Marshals are third-year students who possess the highest academic averages among the 2013 cohort. This year 11 juniors and rising seniors were selected to lead Chowan University’s graduation ceremonies on May 7 in the Helms Center.

The local honorees are Calvin Bowe, a senior criminal justice law enforcement major, and Chantel Roberts, a junior exercise science major.