Local students included on WCU’s graduation, dean’s lists

by Jun 12, 2014COMMUNITY sgadugi0 comments

CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University has announced its graduation and dean’s lists for spring semester 2014.

The university recently conferred degrees on approximately 1,369 students who completed their studies during the spring semester. A total of 368 undergraduate students received academic honors, with 79 graduating summa cum laude (with highest honors), 149 graduating magna cum laude (with high honors), and 140 graduating cum laude (with honors).

There were eight students from Cherokee who graduated including:  Robert Thorpe Brown, bachelor’s of science in sociology; Sheila Cole Conner, bachelor’s of social work (Summa Cum Laude); Samantha Jolene Crowe-Herndez, master’s of arts in education; Isaiah Vinson Ganilla, bachelor’s of science recreational therapy; Nikki Charlene Munn, bachelor’s of science in psychology; Natalie Diane Panther, bachelor’s of science in emergency medical care; Catcuce Vernon Tiger, master’s of arts in history; and Jennifer Nicole Wilson, bachelor’s of arts in history.

A total of 2,063 students at WCU have been named to the dean’s list for spring semester 2014, according to Alison Morrison-Shetlar, WCU provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

To qualify for the dean’s list, students must achieve at least a 3.5 GPA out of a possible 4.0 on a regular semester’s work of not less than 12 hours, excluding remedial courses, with no grade of D or F.

Students from Cherokee named to the dean’s list include:  Region Scott Ball, Elle Hart Bradley, Sheila Cole Conner, Billie Jo Rich, Paige Alexis Tester, Shalana Marie Wachacha, and Kaitlyn Wright.