College briefs

Jordan-DeBruin recognized at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Kalista Jordan-DeBruin, of Tipp City, has been recognized as the 2020 Gathright Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Junior for the College of Agriculture and Life Science at Texas A&M University.

This recognition is typically celebrated at the spring Phi Kappa Phi induction ceremony that coincides with the university’s Family Weekend. Since the induction ceremony was cancelled, Jordan-DeBruin will be recognized at a special breakfast this coming fall.

The Gathright Award, first established in 1973, honors the top freshman, sophomore, and junior students in each academic college at Texas A&M. The recognition is a collaboration between The Association of Former Students, LAUNCH: Academic Excellence, and the Texas A&M chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.

The Gathright Award selection process includes an evaluation of research and/or creative production, community engagement, accomplishments/awards, and academic record, with the final selection criteria determined by the dean of each respective college.

Cedarville University announces dean’s, dean’s honor lists

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University recently released its spring 2020 dean’s list and its spring 2020 dean’s honor list. Local students named to the list include Brenna Coate, of West Milton, and Michael Hess, Joshua Newman, Emily Savard, Benjamin Schenk, and Isiah Shannon, all of Troy.

Students named to the dean’s list have obtained a 3.5 GPA or higher for the semester and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Local students named to the dean’s honor list include Tipp City residents Tiffany Burger, Gerald Joyce, Allison Mader, and Brandon Slifer; and Savanna Schaurer, of Covington.

Miami University announces dean’s, president’s lists

OXFORD — Miami University recently released its second semester dean’s list. Local students named to the list include:

• C.J. Miller of Troy

• Abigail Cartwright of Tipp City

• Seth Daly of Covington

• Sadie Hartzell of Piqua

• Mehak Kaur of Piqua

• Grace McCalister of Troy

• Matt Merritt of Troy

• Zoey Scancarello of Troy

• Henry Shaneyfelt of Troy

• Molly Smith of Piqua

• Michael Whidden of Troy

• Ann Pannapara of Troy

• Olivia Shirley of Tipp City

• Natalie Rocke of Troy

• Razvan Ruxanda of Troy

• Chris Trimbach of Ludlow Falls

• Jackie Fulker of Troy

• Annalise Bennett of West Milton

• Will Gilfillen of Troy

• Hallie Berberich of West Milton

• Emma Kazmaier of Troy

• Kayla Jones of Piqua

• Efrain Perez of Tipp City

Local students participate in UF symposium

FINDLAY — Students at the University of Findlay recently participated in the annual Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity. Undergraduate and graduate students were given the opportunity to virtually share their research, creativity, and professional learning experiences with the university and community, with many students receiving honors at the same time.

Kirsten Bell, of Tipp City, presented “Healthcare Professionals Call For Increased Education on Herbal and Dietary Supplements.”

Ally Decker, of Troy, was named as an Aristos Eklektos Outstanding Student.

Amy Evaniuk, of West Milton, presented “Rural Communities in Japan: Challenges, Revitalization Strategies, and Future.”

Oscar Freyre, of Tipp City, received the CVS Health Foundation Standard Scholarship and presented “Survey of Medical Marijuana Education in Graduate Health Care Students at the University of Findlay.”

Anneleise Ritzi, of Troy, received Honors in English and was named as a Sigma Tau Delta Inductee. Also, Ritzi presented “Riding & Writing: A Pursuit for Undergraduate Research in Western Equestrian Program.”

Dalton Shevlin, of Tipp City, presented “The Interactive Effects of Scenes and Actions During Mental Model Construction.”

Madelyn Taylor, of Troy, presented “Troy, Ohio: How Age Friendly Is My Community?”

Emily Teague, of West Milton, was named as Philosophy Student of the Year and presented “The Ethics of Food Insecurity on College Campuses.”

Jessica Weeks, of Pleasant Hill, was named an Aristos Eklektos Outstanding Student and presented “Transportation Accommodations for Elderly with Mobility and Visual Impairments.”

Bluffton University announces dean’s lists

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University has announced the dean’s list and dean’s list with distinction for the spring 2020 term.

Local students named to the dean’s list include, from Troy, Emily Clawson, Kaylie Marshall, Amanda Setser, and Dalton Taynor.

Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher are eligible for the dean’s list.

Local students named to the dean’s list with distinction are, from Pleasant Hill, Rick Landwehr, and Erin Norman; along with Liz Deal, of Troy.

Students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 based on 20 semester hours received dean’s list with distinction.

Hennessy named to CCU president’s list

CONWAY, S.C. — Maggie Hennessy, of Troy, was recently named to Coastal Carolina University’s spring 2020 president’s list.

Hennessy is a psychology major.