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Armstrong Atlantic State University

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The following students were named to the fall 2012 Dean’s List at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah:

Samantha Brown of Cumming; Kelcy Connolly of Duluth; Emily Granath of Alpharetta; Justin Kriske of Roswell; Alyssa Plemmons of Cumming; Jessica Schlender of Alpharetta; Hayley Thacher of Alpharetta; Esther Tweneboah of Alpharetta and Kristy Yun of Duluth.

In order to make the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled in at least nine semester hours of course work and earn a grade point average of at least 3.6.

 Saint Anselm College

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Rev. Augustine Kelly, dean of Saint Anselm College, announced that Tyler J. Savage, a business major, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2012 semester. Savage, a resident of Alpharetta, is a member of the class of 2013. To be eligible for this honor, a student must compile a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Piedmont College

DEMOREST, Ga. – At its recent December commencement ceremony, Piedmont College in Demorest awarded degrees to 400 students. Among the graduates were the following area residents:

Stephanie Anne Dibert of Cumming earned an education specialist degree.

Jennie L. Lane of Roswell earned a master’s degree in early childhood education.

William Robbins Ragsdale of Cumming earned an education specialist degree.

Breanna M. Thomas of Cumming earned a master’s degree in middle grades education.

Nivinda S. Wheeler of Gainesville earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

In addition to its recent graduates, Piedmont College also recognized Colton J. Bryant of Alpharetta, who was named as a Dean’s Scholar for achievements during the recent fall semester. Dean’s Scholar students earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

Savannah College of Art and Design

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The following local residents recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Megan Boyd of Alpharetta and Jeffrey Elmore of Roswell each earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design.

 Elon University

ELON, N.C. – Eric Michael DeStefano, son of Gerry and Ellen DeStefano of Alpharetta, has been named to the President’s List for the 2012 fall semester at Elon University. The President’s List includes students who had no grade below an A- in a minimum of 12 semester hours. DeStefano is a 2012 graduate of Alpharetta High School.

 Florida Institute of Technology

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Thomas Hollahan, a resident of Roswell, was among the students from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne who were named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester, which ended in December. Hollahan is majoring in general engineering.

To be included on the Dean’s List, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.4.

The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Todd Matthew Schenk of Roswell was recently honored for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, during the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year.

Schenk earned one of the college’s top academic honors, a Gold Star. Gold Stars are presented to students who achieve a 3.7 grade point average or higher during a semester’s course work. Gold Stars are worn on the collar of the cadet full dress and dress uniforms and the summer leave uniform. Schenk is a cadet seeking a bachelor’s degree in business administration at The Citadel.

Schenk also earned Dean’s List status for the semester.

Dean’s List:

In addition, The Citadel honored the following area cadets for their academic excellence during the fall term on the Dean’s List. Dean’s List recognition is given to those students registered for 12 or more semester hours whose grade point ratio is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work.

George Andrew Turner of Alpharetta; John Stephen Roos of Alpharetta; Daniel Ryan Lorenzen of Alpharetta; Joseph Matthew Van Dyke of Cumming; Eric Joseph Bueltel of Cumming; Donavan Terrance Bennett of Roswell; Connor Joseph Brechbill of Roswell; James Franklin Rhodes of Roswell; Mark Joseph Smith of Roswell; Roman Brian Fortin Jr. of Duluth; Jongbin Yi of Johns Creek; Jason William Mag of Duluth; David Cho of Suwanee and Michael Hardy Nelems of Suwanee.

 Samford University

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Mona Dossani of Duluth and Nicholas Paul Martini of Alpharetta both graduated from Samford University during fall commencement. Dossani earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Martini earned a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude.

Cornell University

ITHACA, N.Y. – The following local residents have been named to the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences’ Dean’s List for fall semester 2012:

Swetha Aribindi of Alpharetta; Linda He of Johns Creek; Ivan Kang of Johns Creek; HaeSoo Cheon of Cumming and Vinita Gogate of Alpharetta.

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