Lander University announces President’s List, Dean’s List and Freshman Honor Roll for Spring 2021
To qualify for the President’s List, a student must earn a GPA of 4.0 over the course of the semester. Among the students receiving this honor are the following:
Clinton: Elizabeth Childress and Grayson Peoples
Fountain Inn: Ashley Garcia, Sarah Good and Audrey Poltorak
Gray Court: Alicia Campbell and Grace Whitmire
Laurens: Laura Harlan, Taylor Powell and Heidi Ziegler
Ware Shoals: Taylor Byrd and Courtney Coffey
Waterloo: Kyndal Jordan and Amberlea Smith
Woodruff: Kathryn Allred and Molli Littlefield.
To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must earn a grade-point average (GPA) between 3.5 and 3.9. Among the students receiving this honor are the following:
Clinton: Tara Bond, Jon Butler, Jeremiah Kingsborough, Cortney Lowdman, Kelsey Richards, Rebecca Roof, Lucas Sparkman, Christen Tollison and Seth Vaughan
Enoree: Logan Melton
Fountain Inn: Kaula Gunter and Shelby Machado
Gray Court: Mancel Brewington
Joanna: Christian Riddle, James Riddle and Paige South
Kinards: Dustin Phillips
Laurens: Rayneisha Boyd, Jaqueline Rhodes, Dmitris Singleton, John-Christopher Wardlaw and Walter Womble
Ware Shoals: Abby Bell, Joseph Compton, Derika Hunter, Precious Hunter and Darian Ray
Waterloo: Crystalyn Lyerly and Kendall Wakester
Whitmire: Catherine Baker and Cassidy Clark
Woodruff: Heather Ballengee, Taylor Cooper and Sierra Thoreson
The Freshman Honor Roll recognizes students who have earned less than 30 credit hours and have achieved a GPA of 3.00-3.49 during their first year of study at the University. Among the students receiving this honor are the following:
Gray Court: John Tyndall
Ware Shoals: Caleb Thurston
Wofford College Honors Convocation Award
SPARTANBURG, SC (05/26/2021)– Wofford College senior Jonathan Carter received the Henry Freeman Service Award and The American Legion Award on Friday, May 14, durring Wofford College’s Honors Convocation. The Henry Freeman Service Award is given to a senior who either starts a new volunteer program or breathes new life into an old one. This award is given only in years when there is a deserving recipient. The American Legion Award is sponsored by the South Carolina American Legion Association. Recipients have demonstrated academic excellence, courage and outstanding campus citizenship. Carter is from Clinton.
The academic major awards are decided by the college’s faculty. Seniors are recommended by the major departments on the basis of academic achievement, character and intellectual promise. Some of the awards are named in honor of persons who have made significant contributions to the intellectual life of the college.
Lander University College of Education Annual Awards Ceremony
GREENWOOD — Lander University’s College of Education held its annual awards ceremony on Monday, May 10.
Among the seniors graduating from the College of Education and receiving pins was Heidi Ziegler of Laurens.
The ceremony concluded with the hooding of the college’s 12 master’s graduates.
Among the honorees was Angela Wilhite of Fountain Inn.
SNHU Dean’s List
MANCHESTER, NH (05/19/2021)– Austin Wayman of Gray Court (29645) has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s Winter 2021 Dean’s List. The winter term runs from January to May.
Full-time students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.500 to 3.699 are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits; undergraduate day students must earn 12 credits in fall or spring semester, and online students must earn 12 credits in either EW1 & EW2, EW3 & EW4, or EW5 & EW6.
University of Mississippi Spring 2021 Chancellor’s Honor Roll
OXFORD, MISS. (05/20/2021)– Hannah Hardy, of Laurens, SC, was recently named to the University of Mississippi’s Spring 2021 Honor Roll lists.
Hardy was named to the Chancellor’s Honor Roll, which is reserved for students who earn a semester GPA of 3.75-4.00.
“Our students on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll are among the best and brightest at the University of Mississippi,” said Chancellor Glenn Boyce. “I commend them for their hard work and dedication resulting in their incredible academic achievements and this well-deserved honor.”
In order to be eligible for honor roll designation, a student must have completed at least 12 graded hours for the semester and may not be on academic probation during the semester.
Bob Jones University Dean’s List
GREENVILLE, SC (05/17/2021)– The following students are among approximately 800 Bob Jones University students named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2021 semester. The Dean’s List recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester.
Anna Dunn, a Sophomore Premed/Predent major from Fountain Inn; Gabrielle Neal, a Senior Educational Studies major from Fountain Inn; Sarah Rodekohr, a Junior Physics major from Clinton; Ana Valentine, a Sophomore Business major from Fountain Inn; and David Woods, a Senior Interior Architecture and Design major from Fountain Inn.
Spartanburg Methodist Spring 2021 Dean’s List
SPARTANBURG, SC (05/13/2021)– Kris Neely, Interim Provost, is pleased to announce that Noah Ellis Moore of Enoree and Justin Tanner Smith of Laurens are included on the Spartanburg Methodist College Dean’s List for grades earned during the spring 2021 academic semester. Dean’s List students have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Bob Jones University Students Named to President’s List
GREENVILLE, SC (05/12/2021)– The following local students are among approximately 665 Bob Jones University students named to the President’s List for high academic achievement during the Spring 2021 semester:
Trey Stanley, a Freshman Nursing major from Fountain Inn.
Catelyn Wilson, a Sophomore Nursing major from Laurens.
To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester.
Lander Students Honored During Academic Awards Ceremony
GREENWOOD — Ninety-seven awards were conferred upon outstanding students during Lander University’s 2020-2021 academic awards ceremony. The awards were presented virtually on May 3. To see the ceremony and awardees, visit https://youtu.be/2RnJ5L7UJ1M.
Among the award winners were the following:
College of Arts and Humanities
- Ceramics Award: Ashley Garcia, of Fountain Inn
- Foundations in Art Awards: Colby Burdette, of Ware Shoals
Lander University recognizes student excellence at Student Life Awards
GREENWOOD, S.C. __ The Bearcat community gathered to celebrate students’ achievements during the 2020-21 school year at Lander University’s annual Student Life Awards, hosted by the Division of Student Affairs, on Wednesday, April 24. “We would like to offer special recognition to many of our outstanding student leaders,” said Dr. Boyd Yarbrough, vice president for Student Affairs, during the ceremony’s welcome. “These students provide integral services to our university and we appreciate them.”
Among those receiving awards were the following:
Hall of Leaders: D’Mitris Singleton, of Laurens. This award is presented to a select group of seniors who have demonstrated outstanding involvement with campus life and extracurricular activities, and who, through this service, have exemplified a commitment to the Lander Campus.
New Student Leader Award: Aaron Groomes, of Enoree. This award is given to first year (freshman or transfer) students who have actively contributed time and energy to learning leadership skills, and has contributed to the Lander community.
Academic Success Center (ASC) Mentor of the Year: Abby Pilgrim, of Ware Shoals. The ASC Mentor of the Year award is given to someone who has had an impact not only on their peers, but on the overall working environment in the ASC, as well.
Civility Champion Award: Ivonne Barbe, of Laurens. This annual award recognizes a student who strives to maintain the standards personal character and academic integrity, exemplified respect for all persons, valued diverse opinions and encouraged collaboration, and expressed genuine concern for individuals through acts of kindness and compassion.
Fall 2020 President’s List at The Citadel
CHARLESTON, SC (04/29/2021)– Ryan Cherrier of Fountain Inn, South Carolina is among the nearly 90 cadets recognized for their outstanding work during the fall 2020 semester.
The President’s List is one of the most distinguished cadet awards presented by The Citadel. The list is a combination of the dean’s list and the Commandant’s Distinguished List and is composed of cadets who contribute the most to their companies while maintaining excellent military and academic records.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Inducts New Members
BATON ROUGE, LA (04/20/2021) — The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines: Morgan Chandler of Fountain Inn (29644) at Clemson University and Ryan Anderson of Laurens (29360) at Clemson University.
North Greenville University Fall 2020 Dean’s List
TIGERVILLE, SC.—Amanda Lee of Laurens was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2020 semester at North Greenville University in Tigerville, SC.
The Dean’s List is an academic honor awarded to students who achieved a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
• Wofford College Fall 2020 Dean’s List
Spartanburg, SC (03/26/2021)– Dr. Michael J. Sosulski, provost of Wofford College, has announced Dean’s List students for the Fall 2020 semester: Joanna Nicole Burgess, Clinton; Jonathan Jalen Carter, Clinton; Parker Hampton Duncan, Laurens; Evan Patterson Gossett, Enoree; Sammy Hilmi Omar, Fountain Inn; Catherine Dillingham Watson, Laurens; and Kathleen Rose Willingham, Fountain Inn.
To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours of graded courses and attain a semester grade point average of 3.6 or higher.
• The Citadel’s Fall 2020 Dean’s List
Charleston, SC (03/15/2021) — 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 3.20 or higher, with no grade of I (Incomplete) and no grade below C for work in a semester.
The nearly 1,400 cadets and students recognized for their academic achievements during the fall 2020 semester include these local cadets and students: William McDannald of Fountain Inn, Zachary Bishop of Waterloo, Zachary Cecil of Fountain Inn, Ryan Cherrier of Fountain Inn, Peter Tillman of Gray Court and William Bishop of Waterloo.
• Biola University Dean’s List
La Mirada, CA — Emery Burton was named to Biola University’s Dean’s List for academic excellence.
Burton from Fountain Inn, S.C., was one of approximately 1,800 students who were named to the dean’s list in fall 2020. Biola students are placed on the dean’s list to honor those with a GPA of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credits and whose cumulative GPA is at least 3.2.
• Sewanee Fall 2020 Dean’s List
Ben Wilcox of Gray Court has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of the South for the Fall 2020 term. To earn a place on Sewanee’s Dean’s List, a student must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale. Ben is the son of June T. Armor of Gray Court.
• UofSC Aiken Fall 2020 President’s List
The University of South Carolina Aiken congratulates those students who made the President’s List for Fall 2020: Stephen Cooper of Fountain Inn and Jeffrey Lipford of Laurens. To earn this distinction, students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a GPA of at least 4.0.
• UA Fall 2020 President’s List
Callie M Thackston of Fountain Inn was named to The University of Alabama Presidents List for fall 2020. To earn this distinction, students must be enrolled full-time and maintain academic records of 4.0 (all A’s).
• Wheaton College (Ill.) Fall 2020 Dean’s List
Wheaton College student Crystelle VanWingerden of Fountain Inn was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2020 semester. To earn Dean’s List honors at Wheaton, an undergraduate student must carry 12 or more credit hours and achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on the 4.0 scale.
• Lander University Dean’s List for Fall 2020
The following Laurens County students have earned recognition for their academic achievements of making the Dean’s List at Lander University:
Madison Collins, of Clinton; Cortney Lowman, of Clinton; Kelsey Richards, of Clinton; Brooks Seawright, of Clinton; Katelyn Tinsley, of Clinton; Kenneth Kern, of Gray Court; Orlandria Simpson, of Gray Court; Rayneisha Boyd, of Laurens; Abigail Entrekin, of Laurens; Andriek Evans, of Laurens; Laura Harlan, of Laurens; James Hill, of Laurens; Taylor Powell, of Laurens; Jessi Vinson, of Laurens; John-Christopher Wardlaw, of Laurens; Heidi Ziegler, of Laurens; Elizabeth Moody, of Mountville; Joseph Compton, of Ware Shoals; Darian Ray, of Ware Shoals; Kyndal Jordan, of Waterloo; and Crystalyn Lyerly, of Waterloo.
To earn Dean’s List honors at Lander, an undergraduate student must earn a grade-point average (GPA) between 3.5 and 3.9.
• CCU President’s and Dean’s Lists for Fall 2020
Earning recognition on the President’s List for the Fall 2020 semester was Anna Ross, an Early Childhood Education major from Laurens, with a 4.0 GPA for the fall semester.
Earning recognition on the Dean’s List were Christina Ciampi, an Accounting, Marketing major from Laurens; William Sloop, a Information Systems major from Clinton; and Braylen Williams, a Management Pre-Major major from Laurens.
To earn Dean’s List honors at CCU, an undergraduate student must earn a grade point average between 3.5-3.99 for the fall semester.
• Sherman College of Chiropractic President’s List for Fall 2020
Jennifer Lee of Clinton has been named to the President’s List for the fall 2020 academic quarter. President’s List students have achieved a grade point average of 4.0 for the quarter.
• University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) Chancellor’s List for Fall 2020
Charles Thompson of Mountville has been named a Fall 2020 Chancellor’s List honoree. To be eligible for the Chancellor’s List, students must obtain a term grade point average of 3.50 or higher earned on a minimum of 12 credited semester hours
• College of Charleston President’s and Dean’s Lists for Fall 2020
Zahdriq Graves of Clinton was named to the Dean’s List. Graves is majoring in Music
Terry Brown of Laurens (29360) was named to the President’s List. Brown is majoring in Exercise Science.
• Bob Jones University Dean’s List for Fall 2020
Earning recognition on the Dean’s List were Sarah Rodekohr, a Junior Physics from Clinton; Kristyn Rygh, a Senior Nursing from Fountain Inn; Trey Stanley, a Freshman Nursing from Fountain Inn; Catelyn Wilson, a Sophomore Nursing from Laurens; and David Woods, a Senior Interior Architecture and Design from Fountain Inn.
The Dean’s List recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester.