Academic announcements

Published 8:21 pm Saturday, June 17, 2017

Thomson makes Marquette dean’s list

Delaney Thomson of Suffolk, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in advertising, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.


Hudson graduates from Southwestern

Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan., held commencement exercises May 7. The ceremony was preceded by receptions for graduates and their families, and the Order of the Mound honorary society induction, which represents the top 10 percent academically.
Brian Hudson of Suffolk graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Development.

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Durand named to Lincoln dean’s list

Julianna Durand of Suffolk has been honored with dean’s list recognition at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn., for the spring semester of 2017.

To be placed on the dean’s list, the student must be a full-time undergraduate and have a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.

Durand is a veterinary health medicine major at LMU.


Chowan University has announced the spring 2017 semester’s president’s and dean’s list honorees.

President’s list winners are full-time students who have accomplished a grade point average of 3.8 or better for the semester. Dean’s list winners have accomplished a grade point average between 3.25 and 3.79 for the semester.

Suffolk-area students who achieved the president’s list honor include:

Calvin Jerome Bowe of Suffolk, senior, criminal justice;

Naiyhani Iman Etheridge of Suffolk, freshman, graphic communications;

Samara Leoni Hardiman of Suffolk, senior, graphic design;

Lauren Danielle Rice of Suffolk, senior, psychology;

Chantel Alisaeya Roberts of Suffolk, senior, exercise science;

Bryce Michael Steele of Zuni, junior, criminal justice;

And Kevin Ishmael Wilson of Suffolk, senior, criminal justice.

Suffolk-area students who achieved the dean’s list honor include:

Deontea Raquan Bradshaw of Suffolk, senior, business administration;

LaVonne Nicole Brown of Suffolk, senior, interdisciplinary studies;

Aaron Cooper Flanagan of Suffolk, senior, criminal justice;

Shaikeyla Renee Jordan of Suffolk, senior, sports management;

Rachel Chanel Judkins of Smithfield, junior, exercise science;

Christopher Lee Rodgers of Suffolk, senior, exercise science;

And Jasmine Elizabeth Snead of Suffolk, senior, psychology.


Webb named to dean’s list

Trish Webb of Suffolk has been named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, freshmen students must earn a 3.25 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours.


Two named to W.Va. Wesleyan dean’s list

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.


Bates named to Radford dean’s list

Kimberly Bates has finished her junior year and made the Radford University dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester.

Her major is communications.


Wade earns honors at Mary Baldwin

Students, faculty, staff, and friends of Mary Baldwin College gathered inside Francis Auditorium on March 30, 2017 for Honors Convocation, a ceremony to recognize student academic achievement.

Lashae Wade of Suffolk earned an award at the honors ceremony.

Wade also received the MBU Jane Addams Social Work Award.

This award is given to an outstanding student in the social work department. The award is named in honor of Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, founder of the Settlement House Movement, a mover and shaker in the areas of labor reform, and a charter member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.


11 graduate from Grantham

Grantham University in Lenexa, Kan., has announced the Suffolk students that are among its March local graduates of the university’s online degree and certificate programs.

Suffolk students earning their degrees through Grantham included the following: Craig Brown, AS in business administration; Beatrice Burch, AA in business administration and BS in business administration; Finis Bussey, AA in engineering management technology; Anthony Garrett, AS in criminal justice and BA in criminal justice; Stacy Kebe, AA in business administration and BS in business administration; Jeff Purkey, MBA in project management; Mike Ramsey, BS in multidisciplinary studies; Michael Sams, AA in general studies and BA in general studies; Stephen Somuah, AS in engineering management, BS in multidisciplinary studies and master’s in healthcare administration; Shawn Teasley, MS in information management technology; and Heather Wendell, AA in business management and BS in business management.

Given the flexibility of the 100-percent online university’s course schedule, Grantham students finish their programs and graduate each week of the year.


Troia earns degree

Nicole Lee Troia, of Suffolk, received the Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies during Hollins University’s 175th commencement ceremony on May 21. Troia is the daughter of Pete Troia and Claudia Lee, of Suffolk. She is a graduate of King’s Fork High School.


Richey-Yowell graduates

Tyler Richey-Yowell, daughter of Steve and Carol Yowell, of Chesapeake, graduated summa cum laude from Dickinson College on May 21 with a Bachelor of Science in physics. Other recognitions included: dean’s list, Phi Beta Kappa, departmental honors in physics and The Kenneth L. Cashdollar Prize in Physics. Richey-Yowell is a graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.


Davis earns degree

Tracie Davis, of Suffolk, was awarded a Master of Arts degree from The University of Alabama during graduation ceremonies May 5-7.


Hill makes dean’s list

Suffolk resident Jeremy Hill earned a spot on the University of Dayton spring 2017 dean’s list, which honors undergraduate students achieving a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester.