Local residents earn academic honors

Several local scholars have been recognized for their academic achievement at colleges and universities in and outside Virginia.

Anne Hermes, of the Walthall area, daughter of John E. Hermes Jr. and Catherine Hermes, was named to the Dean’s List of Emory College, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., for the 2010 spring semester. Students must be in the top 20 percent of Emory College or have approximately a 3.853 grade point average or higher to be named to the Dean’s List, according to information from the school.

Several local students were recently named to the Dean’s List at the College of William and Mary for the spring 2010 semester, including Lisa Horning, Mary Leonard and Brandon Luebbers.

In order to achieve Dean’s List status, a full-time degree seeking undergraduate student must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.6 Quality Point Average during the semester, according to information from the school.

Seven local scholars were among the 317 students named to Longwood University’s President’s List for superior academic achievement during the spring 2010 semester, according to information from the school.

Among those who earned a perfect academic average of 4.0 were: Sara Elizabeth Ashton, of Chester; Allie Christine Dicken, of Chester; Nicole Olivia Kvasnicka, of Chester; Cristen Elizabeth Groseclose, of Chester; Ashley Ann Sink, of Chester; Melissa Elaine Warriner, of Richmond; and Tiffany Michelle Seay, of Richmond.

Olivia Paige Jenkins made the President’s List at Clemson University for the 2009 spring semester. Olivia is a 2009 honors graduate of the Pre-Engineering Specialty Center at L. C. Bird High School. She is majoring in civil engineering and is the daughter of Phyllis and Sid Jenkins of Chesterfield. To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale.

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