Locals recognized during virtual Mount Union Honors Convocation

ALLIANCE, OH — University of Mount Union students were acknowledged at the institution’s Senior Recognition and Honors Convocation, held virtually on April 20 on its website and social media channels.

Zackary Mazza, of Swartz Creek, and Mostafa Alaiwat, of Grand Blanc were both recognized.

Mazza was awarded Academic All- Ohio Athletic Conference Status in baseball at the 2021 Mount Union Honors Convocation.

Alaiwat was awarded the International Student Community Service Award at the 2021 Mount Union Honors Convocation.

Each year, the convocation honors graduating seniors and underclass students who have excelled academically, displayed excellent leadership skills and shown dedication to the University and community through outstanding community service initiatives.

2020 degree conferrals announced

ALMA — The Alma College Registrar’s Office has announced the following students have completed the requirements for their respective degrees during 2020. Several students also earned graduation honors, awarded in three levels, recognizing outstanding academic achievement.

The highest honor, summa cum laude, is given to students who have achieved a 3.8 grade point average (GPA); magna cum laude honors are awarded to students who have achieved a 3.6 GPA, and cum laude honors require an achievement of 3.4 GPA. In addition to graduate honors.

Brooke Jackman of Grand Blanc received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education/special education.

Bryce Kita of Grand Blanc received a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance.

Kayla Lorenz of Grand Blanc received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in educational studies/Spanish.

Alma College, founded in 1886, is a four-year residential liberal arts college located in the heart of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Grand Valley State University announces graduates

ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University announces the names of its most recent graduates who have completed the requirements to receive their degrees this past December.

Students who graduated at the conclusion of the Fall semester ending in December include: Emily E. Dear, BS; and Megan T. Skellenger, BA, of Davison.

Jillian M. Cunningham, BSN; and Bethany H. Skiver, BS of Flushing.

Brooke C. Bloome, BS of Goodrich.

Emily G. Hittle, BBA; Olivia K. Krieger, BS; Donavon M. Marlinga, BBA; Margaret L. McElroy, SPSYPR; Carlie S. Veenhuis, BS of Grand Blanc.

Finch named to Fall 2020 President’s List at Georgia State University

ATLANTA, GA — Jody Finch of Grand Blanc was named to the Fall 2020 President’s List at Georgia State University.

Finch is studying/majoring in Psychology.

To be eligible for the President’s List, degree-seeking students must have earned a GPA of at least 4.0 for a minimum of nine semester hours of academic credit taken at Georgia State during the fall or spring term with no incompletes for the semester. Eligible students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all classes taken at Georgia State.

Georgia State University, an enterprising urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds. — Compiled by Gary Gould