College News

Local students accepted into Albion College Programs of Distinction

ALBION — Albion College has announced students who have been accepted to programs of distinction during the fall 2020 semester. These programs offer enhanced instruction and experiences in business, public policy, environmental and pre-medical studies, professional education, and the liberal arts.

Mariah Brenz of Grand Blanc joined the Lisa and James Wilson Institute for Medicine and the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program. Brenz is a first-year student at Albion College.

Brenz is a resident of Grand Blanc and is a graduate of L.M. Powers Catholic High School.

Noah Rollison of Grand Blanc joined the Lisa and James Wilson Institute for Medicine and the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program. Rollison is a first-year student at Albion College. Rollison is a resident of Grand Blanc and is a graduate of Cranbrook Kingswood School. – G.G.

Williams initiated into the Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets

MEXICO, MO — On Oct. 17, Ashton Williams, son of Velvet Williams of Grand Blanc, was officially inducted into the 132nd Missouri Military Academy (MMA) Corps of Cadets at the MMA Passing Through Ceremony.

The Passing Through Ceremony is a MMA tradition that officially welcomes new cadets into the corps following their successful completion of the Maroon Phase training, the cadet handbook test, and the Crucible. The handbook test consists of questions concerning MMA rules and regulations, the Honor Code, and Academy history and traditions.

The culminating event is the Crucible, a series of mental and physical challenges cadets must negotiate as individuals and as a team, with tasks such as a six-mile hike, a three-mile 16-obstacle trail run, a river crossing exercise and a team paintball challenge.

To signify his official entry into the corps, Cadet Williams was awarded and authorized to wear the coveted MMA hat brass that bears the MMA crest. — G.G.

Bartlett achieves Fall 2020 Dean’s List at Belmont University

NASHVILLE, TN — Halle Bartlett of Flushing qualified for the Fall 2020 Dean’s List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Approximately 55 percent of Belmont’s students this semester qualified for the Fall 2020 Dean’s List. Belmont Provost Dr. Thomas Burns said, “Achieving the recognition of Dean’s List during the Fall 2020 semester is an extraordinary achievement. While we are always impressed with students’ who are able to achieve this high level of recognition in their academic endeavors, those students that reached this mark in Fall 2020 demonstrated incredible diligence and commitment to their academic work during very unusual and stressful circumstances. We are so pleased to be able to recognize their efforts and our hope is that these students will continue investing in their studies to equip them for a lifetime of learning and service.” — G.G.

Fall 2020 Dean’s List at Olivet Nazarene University

BOURBONNAIS, IL — To qualify for inclusion on the Dean’s List, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale. Included on the Dean’s List for the Fall semester are Lily Marshall and Jayna Powers, both of Grand Blanc.

Also included was Hailey Vansteenburg of Davison.

Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering more than 140 areas of undergraduate and graduate study, including the Doctor of Education in ethical leadership. — G.G.