Academic Announcements

Published 10:53 pm Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Saunders named to honor roll

More than 6,100 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester.

They included Lauren Saunders, of Suffolk, a student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and in the schools of Architecture & Design; Business; Education; Engineering; Health Professions; Journalism; Music; Nursing; Pharmacy; and Social Welfare. 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.

Batiste accepted to Culver-Stockton College


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Patrick Batiste has been accepted into Culver-Stockton College’s incoming class for the fall 2020 semester.

Batiste, from Suffolk, a senior at Nansemond River High School, also was awarded the Promise Scholarship, a $6,000 per year scholarship for four years. This scholarship is awarded based upon academic credentials and is renewable provided the student remains in good academic standing.

Culver-Stockton College, located in Canton, Mo., is a four-year residential institution in affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). C-SC specializes in experiential education and is one of only two colleges in the nation to offer the 12+3 semester calendar, where the typical 15-week semester is divided into a 12-week term and a 3-week term.

Holst cast in “Legally Blonde The Musical”

The Department of Theatre at Coastal Carolina University presented “Legally Blond The Musical,” directed by Jason Gillman, an original Broadway cast member. The performances ran for two weeks at the end of February in the Wheelwright Auditorium on CCU’s campus.

Based on the Hollywood film, the story follows Elle, a sorority-girl-turned-Harvard-law-student in pursuit of winning back her ex-boyfriend, Warner. As she tackles stereotypes and scandal in school and the courtroom, Elle must successfully defend exercise queen Brooke Wyndham in the murder trial of her life.

Eleven students were cast as main characters, and more than 20 were a part of the ensemble.

Among the students cast was Caitlin Holst, a theatre arts major from Suffolk. She played the character of Brooke.

Levin named to Dean’s List

Bobby Levin of Suffolk was named to the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2019 Fall semester. Levin is in the game design and development program.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.4; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

Pacheco named to fall 2019 Dean’s List

Charles Pacheco, of Suffolk, is among the more than 1,200 cadets and students recognized for their academic achievements during the fall 2019 semester.

The Dean’s List is a recognition given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher, with no grade of I (Incomplete) and no grade below C for work in a semester.

JMU announces Dean’s List

James Madison University recently announced the following Suffolk students made the Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester. Students who earn Dean’s List honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899.

  • Alexandra Amory
  • Simon Munn
  • Mallory Moore
  • Hayley Lupton
  • Alexander Stidham
  • Marissa Mullen
  • Cassie Kozoyed
  • Taylor Morrell
  • Bonnie Nicholson
  • Jacquelyn Hendricks
  • Madison McGrath

JMU announces President’s List

James Madison University recently announced the following Suffolk students made the President’s List for the fall 2019 semester.

  • Laila Robinson
  • Amber Abernethy
  • Aaron Whear
  • Susan Mounie