Local Students Named to Dean’s Lists

Alma College has named over 380 students to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance during the 2008 fall term. Students who achieve a 3.5 or better grade-point average during a term, while carrying a minimum of 13 credits, at least eight of which are evaluative grades, are named to the Dean’s List. Two Rockford High School graduates, Linnae Caurdy and Ryan DeHaan, both seniors at Alma, have been named to the Dean’s List.

Calvin College has announced its winter 2008 Dean’s List, requiring that a student maintains at least a 3.5 grade-point average for the semester and has at least a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average. The following Rockford High School graduates were named to the list: Sarah Robinson of Belmont, a sophomore majoring in speech pathology and audiology, is the daughter of Daniel and Burnetta Robinson; Cassaundra Bell of Rockford, a freshman majoring in English, is the daughter of Hal and Karen Bell; Denise Britton of Rockford, a senior majoring in Spanish, is the daughter of Daryl and Dorothy Britton; Jennifer Erickson of Rockford, a sophomore majoring in Spanish, is the daughter of Timothy and Carole Erickson; Rachelle Grandia of Rockford, a sophomore majoring in business/math group, is the daughter of Roger and Diane Grandia; Paul Haverkamp of Rockford, a senior majoring in biology, is the son of Phyllis Haverkamp; Lauren Kelley of Rockford, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry, is the daughter of Michael and Kathleen Kelley; Jessica Roodvoets of Grand Rapids, a junior majoring in art, is the daughter of Diane Roodvoets. Also named to the list are the following Northpointe Christian High School graduates: Lindsay Bailey of Rockford, a senior majoring in elementary education (three minors), is the daughter of Michael and Sue Bailey; Sarah Bratt of Rockford, a sophomore majoring in nursing, is the daughter of David and Ruth Ann Bratt; Deborah Gray of Rockford, a senior majoring in English, is the daughter of Charles and Jeanette Gray; Samuel Lefurge-Mcleod of Rockford, a freshman majoring in communications A&S, is the son of David and Tamalette Lefurge-Mcleod; Luke Pettinga of Rockford, a senior majoring in geology, is the son of Ross and Jonell Pettinga; Andrea Waldo of Rockford, a junior majoring in music, is the daughter of Carl and Gerdina Waldo.

Central Michigan University’s fall semester honors list includes students from Rockford and Belmont who earned 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and higher grade-point averages. Rockford students include: seniors Gina Boscarino, Brent Buesking, Jamie Bylski, Kristine Charais, Christopher Dedinas, Joel Fehsenfeld, Rachel Knott, Samantha Miller, Mathieu Putterman, Andrea Skeels, Angela Lynn Smythe, Christina Somerville, Christopher Vitton; juniors Bryan Anderson, Chelsea Blackmore, Tara Clark, Katherine Gielczyk, David Hammond, Conor Lynch, Christen Marsh, Colleen Scheidel, Danielle Schmutz; sophomores Brittany Dixon, Julie Dudderar, Jasjeet Gill, Lindsay Walrath; and freshmen Keith Badersnider, Thomas Bertsch, Morgan Eaton, Liana Mazur, Amanda Mikrut, Elizabeth Roelse, and Justin Vanacker. Belmont students include: seniors Andrea Cornell, Micole Piirala, Mary Beth Zarzecki; juniors Aundrea Amyuni, Alexandra Tremlin; sophomore Meredith Harmon; and freshmen Ashley Ek and Alexandra Obetts.

Spring Arbor University is pleased to announce the Jessica Hughey of Rockford has been named to the fall 2008 Dean’s List. Hughey is a freshman majoring in WOR-Leadership/Broadcast.

Kathryn H. Lubs of Rockford has recently been named to the Dean’s List at Boston University for the fall semester. The university offers an exceptional grounding in the liberal arts, a broad range of programs in the arts, sciences, engineering and professional areas, and state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research.

David VanTongeren, a graduate of Northpointe Christian High School with a 3.98 grade-point average, has been named to the fall 2008 Dean’s List at Taylor University. VanTongeren is a freshman majoring in international business/systems and is the son of John and Beth VanTongeren of Rockford. Full-time students are named to the Dean’s List when they have earned a 3.6 or better grade-point average for the term and at least 12 hours carry credit point values.

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