Pickard named to Heidelberg University fall semester Dean’s List

TIFFIN, OH — Heidelberg University has announced the names of 422 students who have earned academic recognition on the fall semester dean’s list. Included on the list is Layne Pickard, a freshman Sport Management major from Grand Blanc.

According to Interim Provost Dr. Bryan Smith, students must be enrolled full time and meet academic criteria set forth by the university to be named to the dean’s list.

Founded in 1850, Heidelberg offers 26 majors, 30 minors and 9 preprofessional programs, awarding the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, as well as master’s degrees in counseling, business administration and athletic training (2021). — G.G.

2020 fall semester dean’s list honorees announced

IOWA CITY, IA — More than 7,400 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the dean’s list for the 2020 fall semester.

Among them were:

Sean Mason and Joshua Squires, both of Davison

The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s premier public research universities, dedicated to academic excellence, groundbreaking discoveries and creations, commitment to Iowa and the world, and a culture that prizes community, diversity, and opportunity. — G.G.

Norman was named to the Wheaton College Fall 2020 Dean’s List

WHEATON, IL — Wheaton College student Lia Norman of Flushing, 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.

Wheaton College (Wheaton, Ill.) is a coeducational Christian liberal arts college noted for its rigorous academics, integration of faith and learning, and consistent ranking among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. For more information, visit — G.G.

Ferris State University releases academic honors, graduates Lists

BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State University officials have announced that 3,938 students received Academic Honors for the semester that ended in December 2020 at Ferris and Kendall College of Art and Design.

To be eligible for Academic Honors, the minimum requirements for full-time students each term are: 3.5 GPA and completion of 12 Ferris credit hours or more of graded course work at the 100 level or higher. The minimum requirements for part-time students each term are: 3.5 GPA with completion of at least 12 accumulated Ferris credit hours of graded course work at the 100 level or higher.

The following local students were awarded academic honors:

Ruth Erickson, Devin Seeley and Aubrey Scott of Burton.

Nicole Delong, Brendan Edmonds, Alexander Jackson, Lauren Burkhardt, Jordyn Donaldson, Jourdan Schmidt, Sara Harris, Eric Davis, Maxwell Wilhelm, Maxwell Davis, Spencer Calkins and Cara Plumb of Davison.

Hannah Price, Michael Veach, London Kozlowski and Davinder Kaur of Flushing.

Sarah Anderson, Sarah Schafer, Breana Vachon, Alexis Porritt, Ella Gorney, Erin Fitzpatrick, Chloe Jones, Sydney Elias, Julia Knapp, Colin Curtis, Rachel Brown, Courtney McMillan, Anthony Proffer, Hinal Patel, Hinal, Sarah Baker, Tyler Elias, Nicole Avereyn, Stacey Sandy, Mariah Smithy and Tonya Suckley, of Grand Blanc.

Samantha Thelen, Terri Stefanic, Grace Taverniti, Sydney McFadden, Sydney Sheyachich, Garrett Lampe and Alisha Dirosa, of Swartz Creek. — G.G.

Local students named to the fall 2020 Dean’s List at Aurora University

AURORA, Ill. — Aurora University has named the following students to the Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester. The Dean’s List recognizes full-time undergraduate students who have earned a 3.6 GPA or higher. Students recognized with high honors (*) have earned a perfect 4.0.

Jessica Rickman*, Bachelor of Social Work, of Swartz Creek; and Hannah Gwillim*, Marketing, BS, Burton.

Aurora University is a four-year, private, nonprofit, fully accredited higher education institution offering students an excellent education while maintaining one of the lowest private school tuition rates in Illinois. — G.G.