WCU announces new graduates, dean’s/chancellor’s list for spring semester

by Jun 27, 2018COMMUNITY sgadugi


CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University has announced its roster of new graduates and released its dean’s/chancellor’s list for spring semester 2018.

The university conferred degrees on 1,607 students who completed their studies during the spring semester. A total of 497 undergraduate students received academic honors, with 135 graduating summa cum laude (with highest honors), 195 graduating magna cum laude (with high honors), and 167 graduating cum laude (with honors).

Students from Cherokee who graduated include: Sabrina Sue Arch, Master of Entrepreneurship; Marcie Leigh Blythe, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Jacob Connor Crowe, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice; Debora Kinsland Foerst, Doctor of Education – Educational Leadership; Angela Lorraine Graves, Bachelor of Science in Education (Special Education Inclusive Ed); Kayleen Cree Rockwood, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology; and Taran Jade Swimmer, Bachelor of Fine Arts.

A total of 2,562 WCU students have been named to the dean’s list for spring semester, and 1,423 of those students also were named to the chancellor’s list, an additional designation of high academic achievement at the university.

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 named to the chancellor’s list met those specifications while also achieving a GPA of 3.8 or higher.

Students from Cherokee named to the chancellor’s list include: Marcie L. Blythe, Angela L. Graves, Alyssa L. Robinson, and Taran J. Swimmer.  Students from Cherokee named to the dean’s list include: Jacob C. Crowe, Kristan N. Cucumber, Sandra P. Kirkland, Kayleen C. Rockwood, and Tait E. Smith.