Newberry College

The following area students have been named to the Dean's List for Fall semester 2017 at Newberry College. Students receiving recognition on the Dean's List at Newberry College had to achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale during the semester.

Tyler Ackard of Mount Pleasant (29466)

Brittani Barratt of Mt Pleasant (29464)

Sophie Moore of Mt Pleasant (29466)

Alexandra Stasky of Mt. Pleasant (29466)

ABOUT NEWBERRY COLLEGE: Newberry College is a private, residential, co-educational college with a diverse student population. Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, the College is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the National Association of Schools of Music. Newberry College was ranked in the top tier of regional colleges in the South in the 2016 issue of U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges in the U.S. The College offers baccalaureate degrees in 33 majors, 39 minors, 42 areas of concentration and 10 pre-professional programs and features a radio and television station. The College offers 17 NCAA Division II sports, cheerleading and dance. For more information, go to

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 

The Charleston and North Charleston campuses of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University congratulate the following students who were recently named to the Fall 2017 Dean’s List. Students who enroll full-time and achieve a grade-point of 3.5 – 4.0 during the term qualify for the honor.

Charleston Campus Dean’s List for Fall 2017

Richard Atchison BS Aviation Maintenance

Diego Castillo-Mejia BS Aeronautics

Christopher Chandlee BS Interdisciplinary Studies

Orlando Colunga BS Aviation Maintenance

Eric Gauweiler BS Aeronautics

Antonio Griffith BS Aeronautics

Kevin Haney BS Aviation Maintenance

Daniel Heideloff BS Technical Management

Mitchell Hosner BS Aviation Maintenance

Jason Kilpatrick BS Technical Management

Michael McMullen BS Technical Management

Mark Ostendorp BS Technical Management

Quentel Riley BS Technical Management

William Roberts BS Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Thomas Stasik BS Technical Management

Steven Strader BS Aviation Maintenance

Isa Villalobos AS Logistics and Supply Chain Management

James Wilson BS Aeronautics

North Charleston Campus Dean’s List for Fall 2017

Michael Allen BS Technical Management

Justin Bell BS Aeronautics

Zachary Dodd BS Aeronautics

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence.

Miami University

Jennie Schaaf was named to the dean's list at Miami University for the 2017 fall semester.

Miami University students who are ranked in the top twenty percent of undergraduate students within their division for first semester 2017-2018 have been named to the dean's list recognizing academic performance.

Schaaf, from Mount Pleasant (29466), is earning a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English: Literature.

Considered one of eight original "Public Ivies" in the country, Miami University is located in Oxford, Ohio. The university is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report for its commitment to undergraduate teaching and is the number one college town according to Forbes.

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Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

University of Dayton

Wyatt Ohm of Mount Pleasant made the University of Dayton fall 2017 dean's list, which honors undergraduate students achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA for the semester.

The University of Dayton is a top-tier, national, Catholic, research institution. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (the Marianists), we focus on educating the whole person, connecting learning with leadership and service. Through student clubs, campus recreation, education abroad, research, service-learning and career preparation, students are encouraged to engage the world, developing a critical mind and compassionate heart.

University of Iowa

Amelia Johnson, a native of Mount Pleasant has been named to the University of Iowa's Dean's List for the 2017 fall semester.

Undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the Tippie College of Business who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on 12 semester hours or more of UI graded course work during a given semester or summer session and who have no semester hours of I (incomplete) or O (no grade reported) during the same semester are recognized by inclusion on the Dean's List for that semester.

Undergraduate students in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine may qualify for the Dean's List with fewer than 12 semester hours of graded credit if deemed appropriate by the college.

College of Nursing students participating in clinical courses must have a total of 12 semester hours of earned credit, with eight semester hours of graded credit with a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

Approximately 5,000 students were named to the UI Dean's List for the 2017 fall semester.

The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities, dedicated to academic excellence, groundbreaking discoveries and creations, commitment to Iowa and the world, and a culture that prizes community, diversity, and opportunity.

The UI is known around the world for its leadership in the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to the first and best creative writing program in the world, a world-class academic medical center and one of America's top teaching hospitals, and a can-do culture that fosters a campus-wide dedication to student success.

To learn more about the University of Iowa, visit

Presbyterian College

The Dean’s List at Presbyterian College is composed of students who have earned between a 3.3 and a 3.9 grade point average. PC is proud of the following students for making the Dean’s List during the Fall 2017 semester:

• Ms. Camryn Hazel Alverson, of Summerville

• Ms. Shelby Michelle Baker, of Summerville

• Mr. James Mackenzie Birdsong, of Summerville

• Ms. Denise Kathryn Devaney, of Mount Pleasant

• Ms. Elizabeth Randi DiBona, of Mount Pleasant

• Mr. Jonathan Jacob Grimes, of Johns Island

• Mr. William Withroe Haigler, of Mount Pleasant

• Ms. Martie Marie Hiott, of Mount Pleasant

Presbyterian College is located on a 240-acre campus in Clinton, between Columbia and Greenville, S.C. Offering challenging academics and a culture of honor, ethics, and service that prepares students to be leaders in communities, PC offers its students the benefit of engaging with an exceptional faculty who take individual interest in their students’ well-being, both personally and in the classroom. The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy is dedicated to the ideals of leadership, honor to the profession, and service to the community. For more information about Presbyterian College, visit

Samford University

Samford University releases dean's lists after the close of the fall and spring semesters each academic year. To qualify for the dean's list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework. Dean's List is the highest academic recognition given by the school at the end of each semester.

Sarah Lee of Mt Pleasant (29464)

Timothy Treahy of Mount Pleasant (29466)

Austin Heinz of Daniel Island (29492)

The Citadel

The following cadets and students were named to The Citadel's Dean's List for their academic achievements during the 2017 fall semester:

John Askins of Mount Pleasant, SC (29464)

Andrew Boyle of Daniel Island, SC (29492)

Collin Buckhannon of Isle of Palms, SC (29451)

Jamme Butler of Mount Pleasant, SC (29466)

Edward Cochran of Mt Pleasant, SC (29464)

John Conroy of Charleston, SC (29492)

James Covington of Mount Pleasant, SC (29464)

John Croft of Mount Pleasant, SC (29466)

Jack DeWolff of Mount Pleasant, SC (29464)

Jeremy Dinda of Mt. Pleasant, SC (29466)

Colton Feinberg of Isle of Palms, SC (29451)

Robert Fischer of Mount Pleasant, SC (29464)

Michael Goodwin of Mt Pleasant, SC (29466)

Joshua Hallenbeck of Mount Pleasant, SC (29466)

Logan Leask of Mount Pleasant, SC (29466)

Peter Leto of Mt Pleasant, SC (29466)

Christopher McIntosh of Mount Pleasant, SC (29464)

Samuel Morton of Mt Pleasant, SC (29466)

Noah Nawabi of Mount Pleasant, SC (29464)

Ethan Ruckel of Mount Pleasant, SC (29464)

Erica Vanderhorst of Mt Pleasant, SC (29464)

Ryan Westberry of Mount Pleasant, SC (29464)

Nicholas Winch of Mount Pleasant, SC (29466)

The Dean's List is a recognition given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.20 or higher, with no grade of I (Incomplete) and no grade below C for work in a semester.

Samford University

Samford University is a premier nationally ranked Christian university. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South, and Samford is recognized as the top-ranked university in the state of Alabama in national rankings published by Forbes Inc, The Economist and The Wall Street Journal. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states and 30 countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.

The Citadel

The Citadel awarded Gold Stars to the following local cadets and students who achieved a 3.7 grade point average or higher during the 2017 fall semester. Cadets and students who achieve Gold Star recognition are also placed on The Citadel's Dean's List.

Boey Chen of Mount Pleasant, SC (29466)

Charles Coste of Mt. Pleasant, SC (29466)

Brett Davis of Mt Pleasant, SC (29466)

Sean Domermuth of Mt Pleasant, SC (29464)

Daniel Egelson of Mount Pleasant, SC (29464)

Christian Harriman of Sullivan's Island, SC (29482)

Charles Helms of Mount Pleasant, SC (29464)

Andrew Jones of Daniel Island, SC (29492)

Bradford Kicklighter of Mount Pleasant, SC (29466)

Jackson Lansink of Mount Pleasant, SC (29466)

Andrew Lipke of Mount Pleasant, SC (29466)

Phillip Martin of Mount Pleasant, SC (29466)

Michael Miller of Mount Pleasant, SC (29464)

Joshua Morocco of Mount Pleasant, SC (29466)

Zachary Parker of Mount Pleasant, SC (29464)

Sebastian Parker of Mt Pleasant, SC (29464)

Michael Potts of Daniel Island, SC (29492)

William Quade of Mt Pleasant, SC (29464)

Matthew Russell of Mount Pleasnt, SC (29466)

Madelyn Salem of Daniel Island, SC (29492)

Andrew Shugan of Mt Pleasant, SC (29464)

Kevin Swain of Isle of Palms, SC (29451)

Chau Tran of Mount Pleasant, SC (29466)

USC Aiken

Mary Jauch a Nursing major graduating was named to USC Aiken Dean's List for Fall 2017 semester. Jauch is a graduate of Wando High School.

Students who earn dean's list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899.

USC Aiken, a comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master's degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report's guide "America's Best Colleges." The 2018 distinction marks USC Aiken's 20th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and the 13th time in first place.

James Madison University

James Madison University is pleased to announce the following student made the dean's list for the fall 2017 semester.

Mount Pleasant resident, Kenner Olivia Carmody, has been named to the dean's list at James Madison University for the fall 2017 semester. Students who earn dean's list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899. Carmody is majoring in Social Work.

James Madison University offers each student a future of significance -- not an education of mere prestige, but an extraordinary education of exceptional scholarship, inventive thinking, unparalleled attention to the world community, a university-wide enthusiasm for teaching, and a commitment to student success.

The University of Alabama

A total of 12,594 students enrolled during the 2017 fall semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean's List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President's List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A's). The UA Dean's and President's lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or undergraduate students who take less than a full course load. Those students include:

Joshua Simer of Mount Pleasant (29464), President's List

Adam Burnett of Mount Pleasant (29466), President's List

Ryan Cooke of Mount Pleasant (29466), President's List

Erin Cottingham of Mount Pleasant (29466), Dean's List

Amanda Kurtz of Mount Pleasant (29466), President's List

Emily Progar of Mount Pleasant (29466), Dean's List

Juliana Strobing of Mount Pleasant (29466), President's List

Caitlin Woodard of Mount Pleasant (29466), President's List

Katherine Brooks of Charleston (29492), President's List

Michele DuPre of Charleston (29492), President's List

The University of Alabama, the state's oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.

Trident Academy

South Carolina Lt. Governor Kevin L. Bryant visited Trident Academy to celebrate the over $400,000 in scholarships the school received this year. Trident Academy is currently 1 of only 14 AOGPE accredited schools in the U.S. specializing in teaching students with language based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. Betsy Fanning, Head of School, was “ overwhelmed with gratitude for the support this program affords our students.” Currently, Exceptional SC provides scholarship money to almost 2400 children across South Carolina. Exceptional SC is a 501(c)(3) established by the South Carolina Legislature to help exceptional needs students in South Carolina attend credentialed, independent schools that best serve their child’s needs. The program is capped at $11 million per year – which means only a fraction of special needs children can take advantage of the privately donated scholarships in a given school year. Trident Academy is grateful for the funding support from Exceptional SC. “Without these scholarships, many of our students would not be able to afford the education that they need,” said Fanning. To learn more about Trident Academy, visit them at

Georgia State University

Maureen Dolan of Mount Pleasant was named to the Fall 2017 Dean's List at Georgia State University.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, degree-seeking students with a minimum Georgia State cumulative GPA of 2.00 must earn a 3.50 GPA for the semester and complete at least nine semester hours of academic credit with no incompletes.

Georgia State University, an enterprising urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds.

Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University recently recognized approximately 2,900 students for excellence in academics on the Fall 2017 Dean's List. Lauren Karinshak of Mount Pleasant (29466) has been named to the list for excellence in academics. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 142 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit

Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University is pleased to announce the Madeline Sager of Charleston, SC has qualified for Fall 2017 Dean's list. Qualifications for Dean's list include enrolling as a full-time matriculated student with a minimum of 12 undergraduate credits, completing all courses with a GPA of 3.4 or above, and with no grades lower than "C".

One of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership - developing students in mind, heart and spirit - since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 80 rigorous majors, Seton Hall's academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, US News & World Report and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and caring global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The university's nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark. For more information, visit

USC Upstate

To be eligible for the Dean's List, freshmen students must earn a 3.25 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours.

Joel Bunting of Mt Pleasant (29464)

Kayla Hambright of Mount Pleasant (29466)

Alexis Hayes of Mt Pleasant (29464)

Kanani Kremser of Mt Pleasant (29466)

Laura Norton of Mount Pleasant (29464)

Cierra Smalls of Mount Pleasant (29466)

Montana Swanson of Daniel Island (29492)

Khayla Washington of Mount Pleasant (29466)

Deserea Wigfall of Mount Pleasant (29466)

ECPI University

ECPI University and the SC Technical College System have signed a memorandum of understanding designed to increase access and enhance the seamless transfer of students and graduates from the 16 technical colleges in South Carolina to ECPI University.

The SC Technical College System and ECPI University will closely examine and improve transfer functions to expand and encourage access for students who complete an associate in arts, science or applied science degree at one of the state's 16 technical colleges to an approved baccalaureate program offered at ECPI University.

"This public-private partnership creates a tremendous opportunity for transferring students to earn their bachelor's degree much faster," says ECPI University President & CEO Mark Dreyfus. "Through our accelerated, year-round schedule, they can complete their program in about a year. What's more, our skills-based curriculum is aligned with the professional requirements of the workplace which means we can produce graduates who are ready to compete in today's job market."

"Affordability and accessibility are the foundation blocks of the SC Technical College System," said Dr. Tim Hardee, president for the System. "We are the entry point into higher education for the majority of South Carolinians. This agreement with ECPI opens up new doors and provides more options for our students to achieve their educational and career goals."

Once implemented, the program will aid students in making a more seamless transfer between institutions. It will help reduce lost time to graduation and relieve some of the added financial burden now associated with transferring. Students who have completed an associate of arts, science or applied science degree program at a South Carolina technical college with an agreed-upon cumulative grade-point average will enter ECPI University with junior standing. All transfer courses will be accepted and applied to the attainment of the degree appropriate to the student's major.

ECPI University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate's, baccalaureate, and master's degrees and diplomas. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. A private university founded in 1966, ECPI University has campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida, and offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services, continuing education, certification classes, and testing are also available. On campus or online, fields of study include: HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), BS to BSN, Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Radiography, Sonography, Surgical Technology, Paramedic (EMT); TECHNOLOGY: Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Cyber and Network Security, Information Systems, Software Development, Mobile Development, Cloud Computing, Web Design and Development, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Technology; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit

University of South Carolina Upstate

The University of South Carolina Upstate recognized 358 graduates during fall convocation exercises held December 19, 2017 at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.

William Angelich of Mt Pleasant, SC (29466) received a Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies.

Alexis Hayes of Mt Pleasant, SC (29464) received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Kanani Kremser of Mt Pleasant, SC (29466) received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Richard Watson of Mount Pleasant, SC (29464) received a Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies.

Deserea Wigfall of Mount Pleasant, SC (29466) received a Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies.

Georgia Institute

The following students have earned the distinction of Dean's List at the Georgia Institute of Technology for Fall 2017. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.

Kristin Fairey of Mt. Pleasant (29464)

Emiliano Farias of Mount Pleasant (29466)

One of the nation's leading research universities, the Georgia Institute of Technology is in the business of creating the next - the next idea, the next technology, and the next legion of agile minds well equipped to imagine and engineer our future. More than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled, and Georgia Tech is ranked in the nation's top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. For more information visit

Boston University

Three Mount Pleasant residents have recently been named to the Dean's List at Boston University for the Fall semester. Students recognized for this honor include: Alexis N. Polcyn, Brian P. Privett, Quintashia D. Wilson.


Maria Pavic of Mt Pleasant (29464), who is in the international business program, made the Dean's List for the fall semester at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean's List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of "Incomplete", "D" or "F"; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

Bates College

The following students have been named to the dean's list at Bates College for the fall semester ending in December 2017.

Ayesha Sharma of Mount Pleasant, S.C., a 2014 graduate of Academic Magnet High School.

Louise Marks of Mount Pleasant, S.C., a 2014 graduate of Saint Andrew's School.

Located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates is internationally recognized as a leading college of the liberal arts, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world. Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community.

Colgate University

Karin Walter, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2018, has earned the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence. Walter is a graduate of Porter-Gaud School, from Sullivans Island. Walter's current major is peace & conflict studies.

Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.3 or higher while completing at least three courses earn the fall 2017 Dean's Award for Academic Excellence.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by its commitment to global engagement, student-faculty research, off-campus study, sustainable practices, and utilizing technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience.