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Valdosta State University Announces Spring 2020 Dean's List

VALDOSTA, GA (06/12/2020) Valdosta State University recognizes more than 2,100 distinguished and accomplished students for earning a spot on the spring 2020 Dean's List.

Dean's List honors are reserved for the highest achieving students at VSU who exemplify excellence in the attainment of their educational goals.

To qualify for Dean's List at VSU, students must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional grade point average of 3.00 or higher. Please note that developmental studies, transient, and graduate students are not eligible for Dean's List status.

The following area students made the list:

Aisha Johnson of Ludowici

Shanta Johnson of Ludowici

Kaleigh Fisher of Midway

Candice King of Ludowici

Savannah Dozier of Ludowici

Dominique Rogers of Hinesville

Tytianna Murphy of Hinesville

Keyana Howard of Hinesville

Amanda Powell of Hinesville

John Dickey of Hinesville

Emily Ontiveros of Glennville

Joshua Swinson of Hinesville

Camille Overton of Glennville

Sorana Bacon of Glennville

John Lesly of Midway

Akeya Marion of Hinesville

Established in 1906, Valdosta State University is a premier comprehensive university that offers both the extensive academic, cultural, and social opportunities of a major university and the small classes and close, personal attention of smaller institutions. VSU boasts more than 100 degree, certificate, and endorsement programs on campus and online for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a full menu of extracurricular activities, from national championship athletic and academic teams to honors organizations, sororities and fraternities, intramural sports, educational and service clubs, a symphony orchestra, art and theatre, research opportunities, and more. VSU is committed to creating a campus culture focused on individual student success, providing students with expanded transformational and experiential learning opportunities, and increasing regional impact by serving as a resource and innovative leader for South Georgia. On the Web:


Ludowici native named to Emerson College Dean's List for spring 2020 Semester

BOSTON, MA (06/18/2020) Wilheminah Thomas-Proust, a native of Ludowici, GA 31316 has been named to the Emerson College Dean's List for the Spring 2020 semester. Thomas-Proust is majoring in Writing, Lit and Publishing and is a member of the Class of 2020. The requirement to make Emerson's Dean's List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.


Local Student Recognized by Duke Gifted Program

Logan Simmington, a 7th-grade student at Lewis Frasier was recently honored for achieving an exceptional score on the SAT, the same test taken by college bound high school students. Logan took this above-grade-level test as a participant in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization that recognizes academically talented students and provides advanced learning opportunities that foster their intellectual and social growth.

Each year, Duke TIP identifies a select group of students as academically gifted, based on their standardized test scores. Those students are invited to take the ACT or SAT, which can provide crucial insight into a gifted student’s strengths and abilities. The highest scorers among these students are invited to a special recognition ceremony, typically hosted at one of over two dozen colleges and universities. While the in-person ceremonies were postponed this year, Duke TIP celebrated these students’ academic achievements by providing their families an at-home ceremony toolkit.

For more on Duke TIP, including qualification requirements for its Talent Search Program, visit

Troy University announces Provost's List for Spring Semester/Term 4

TROY, AL (06/23/2020)-- TROY is pleased to announce students who have been named to the Provost's List for the Spring Semester and Term 4 of the 2019/2020 academic year. Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and who have a grade point average of at least 3.65 qualify for the Provost's List. The Spring Semester includes students at the Troy, Ala., campus. Term 4 includes students at TROY's campuses in Dothan, Phenix City and Montgomery, Ala., along with locations outside of Alabama and online.

The following students were named to the Provost's List:

Jordan Dube of Fort Stewart

Shaina Ellington of Hinesville

William Barton of Ludowici

About Troy University

Troy University is a public, historic, international university with 22,500 students and 154,000 alumni. Students choose TROY for its quality academic programs, reasonable costs and availability of financial aid, outstanding faculty, and flexible in-class and online class offerings. Students on the Troy, Ala. campus enjoy a traditional college experience, while adult students are the centers of attention at campuses in Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City, Ala., as well as at locations around the world and online.






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