Academic Announcements

Published 7:20 pm Saturday, May 27, 2017

Chowan University awards students

Chowan University celebrated the academic and student organization accomplishments of students and faculty for the 2016-2017 academic year at the Awards Day Convocation on April 19. The following Suffolk residents were among those who received awards:

Excellence in Leadership President Award — Kevin Wilson — Criminal Justice Club

Sport Sciences Annual Scholarship — Chantel Roberts

Email newsletter signup

Outstanding Male Criminal Justice Student Award — Calvin Bowe and Kevin Wilson

Outstanding Graduate in Graphic Design Award — Samara Hardiman

Senior Ambassador Award — Calvin Bowe and Kevin Wilson

Order of the Silver Feather — Calvin Bowe and Kevin Wilson

Estelle Thigpen Superior Citizenship Award — Calvin Bowe


Terra Ball inducted to Phi Kappa Phi

Terra Ball, of Suffolk, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Ball was initiated at Old Dominion University.

Ball is among approximately 30,000 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.


Bob Jones University names Dean’s List

The following Suffolk students are among approximately 860 Bob Jones University students named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring 2017 semester.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.0-3.74 grade point average during the semester.

Paul Fleury, a senior business administration major

Abigail Brown, a sophomore business administration major

Hannah Brown, a senior exercise science major


CNU awards degrees

Christopher Newport University awarded diplomas on Saturday, May 13, to its Spring 2017 graduates. The following Suffolk students earned degrees:

Jessica Rae Burkett — Bachelor of Arts, psychology

Alyssa Anne Daughety — Bachelor of Science, cell, molecular and physical biology

Shelby Lauren Dillingham — Bachelor of Arts, psychology

Chelsea Dawn Ellis — Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, management

Laura Marie Ferullo — Bachelor of Arts, psychology

Joseph Alan Kirsh — Bachelor of Arts, economics

Krista Loren Lewis — Master of Arts in Teaching, education

Natalie Lisbeth Montgomery — Bachelor of Science, chemistry

Kristen Elizabeth Pierce — Bachelor of Arts, communication studies

John Twohy Rector Jr. — Bachelor of Arts, communication studies

Tiffany Rene Reese — Bachelor of Science, psychology

Megan Taylor Slade — Bachelor of Arts, English

Kelly Anne Stallard — Bachelor of Arts, psychology


CNU announces Dean’s List

Christopher Newport University recently announced the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester. These Suffolk students were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, earned no final grade below C and earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Kelsie Allison, psychology

Andre Baines, political science

Brianna Cossu, English

Shelby Dillingham, psychology

Kendall Duke, marketing

Chelsea Ellis, management

Ann Griffin, management

Joseph Kirsh, economics

Natalie Montgomery, chemistry

Kristen Pierce, communication studies

Tiffany Reese, psychology


Two named to Dean’s List at WVWC

Hunter Lowe and Kelsey O’Leary, both of Suffolk, were named to the Dean’s List at West Virginia Wesleyan College for the 2017 spring semester. Wesleyan’s Dean’s List requires students to earn a grade point average of 3.5-3.9 in 12 or more semester hours.


Nickert makes Dean’s List

Noah Nickert has been named to the Dean’s List at the College of William & Mary for the spring semester of his junior year.

Nickert’s parents are Joe and Candy Nickert. His grandparents are Ossie and Becky Duvall.