Local College Students Earn Academic Honors

Students from Shoreline and Lake Forest Park named to Presidents' and Dean's lists and more

Gonzaga University

The following students from Shoreline-Lake Forest Park have earned placement on Gonzaga University's President's List for spring semester 2012. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.

The following students earned placement on the Dean's List at Gonzaga University. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.69 grade-point average to be listed.

Gonzaga University is a humanistic, private Catholic University providing a Jesuit education to more than 7,500 students. Situated along the Spokane River near downtown Spokane, Wash., Gonzaga is routinely recognized among the West's best comprehensive regional universities. Gonzaga offers 75 fields of study, 25 master's degrees, a doctorate in leadership studies, and a Juris Doctor degree through its School of Law.

 Whitworth University 

 The following Whitworth University students have been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for Spring semester 2012:

Kristin Santroch of Shoreline

Lindsey Wayman of Shoreline

The student(s) qualified for the academic honors society by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.75 during the semester.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Lycoming College

Julia Gallo of Shoreline, a junior archaeology and English major, was named to Lycoming College's Dean's List for the spring semester.

The Dean's List is issued at the close of each semester in recognition of superior scholarship. Students make the Dean's List if they complete at least 12 semester hours and earn a minimum grade point average of 3.50 for the semester.

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.

Beloit College

The following local students have been named to Beloit College's Dean's List for the spring semester:

Kathryn McCormick, of Shoreline, WA.

Carolyn Stransky, of Shoreline, WA.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.4 or higher and take a minimum of 3 letter-graded units for the term.

Beloit College is a residential, liberal arts college offering 40 majors to its 1,250 students. Located 90 miles northwest of Chicago, Beloit is one of the nation's most international colleges, drawing students from 41 nations as well as 48 states.

For more information, visit www.beloit.edu.

Ripon College

The following area students have been named to the Ripon College Dean's List for the Spring 2012 semester, which recognizes academic excellence:

Sarah Moehrke, a Junior Politics and Government major and the child of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Moehrke of Lake Forest Park, Wash.

Katherine Wachholz, a First Year Undeclared major and the child of Ms. Lynette M. Wachholz of Shoreline, Wash., and Ms. Mary Ann Bentler of Seattle, Wash.

About Ripon College

Ripon College, founded in 1851, prepares students of diverse interests for lives of productive, socially responsible citizenship. Ripon's liberal arts curriculum and residential campus create an intimate learning community in which students experience a richly personalized education. Ripon has consistently been recognized as a "best value" and "Best 376 College" by The Princeton Review, a "Best Buy in College Education" by Barron's, a "Best Liberal-Arts College" by Washington Monthly, a "Top 25 Schools for Do-Gooders" by Newsweek, among the top-tier and best-value colleges by U.S. News and World Report, and among the top 200 private colleges in the nation overall and for value by Forbes Magazine. For more information about Ripon College, visit www.ripon.edu.


Colby College

 Anne M. Burton, a member of the Class of 2012 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, was named to the dean's list for her outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2011-12 year. Burton is the daughter of Robert and Amy Burton of Shoreline, Wash., and attended Lakeside School.

Students whose grade point averages were 3.68 or higher were named to the Dean's List.

Founded in 1813, Colby College is the 12th-oldest independent liberal arts college in the nation. Colby provides a rigorous academic program that fosters transformational relationships between students and faculty. Graduates emerge as committed leaders ready to make an impact on their world. Colby is committed to making the full experience accessible to all qualified students, regardless of their ability to pay. The college enrolls 1,825 students.

University of Vermont

James A. Davis, of Lake Forest Park, WA has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2012 semester at the University of Vermont. Davis is a sophomore Mechanical Engineering major in the College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences.

To be named to the dean's lists, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

Chartered in 1791, UVM was the first college or university in the United States that did not give preference to a religious sect in its charter. UVM now has nearly 10,460 undergraduates in seven schools and colleges, 1,550 graduate students and 450 medical students. As a small, comprehensive university, it blends the academic heritage of a private university with service missions in the land-grant tradition.


Lafayette College

Kristen Allison of Shoreline has been named to the spring semester Dean's List at Lafayette by Hannah Stewart-Gambino, dean of the college. To qualify for Dean's List, a student has achieved at least a 3.60 semester grade point average out of a possible 4.0.

Lafayette is a top liberal arts college with 2,400 students and 210 full-time faculty that offers a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs including engineering.

With close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, Lafayette has one of the highest endowment-per-student rates in the nation. This means ample resources to fuel student research, and provide opportunities for study abroad, internships and field work. It means outstanding facilities, Division I sports, and funding for 250 student groups on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.




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