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Spring 2016 University of Akron Graduates

AKRON — Congratulations to over 2,580 students for earning their degree. In all, the 3,031 candidates from 35 states and 17 countries earned 40 doctoral degrees; 92 juris doctor degrees; 675 master’s degrees; 894 bachelor’s degrees; and 330 associate degrees.

Reegan Scott of Bucyrus (44820) earned Associate of Applied Science Criminal Just Tech – Pub Sfty

Makayla Tyree of Galion (44833) earned Bachelor of Science Mathematics

December Winbigler of Galion (44833) earned Bachelor of Business Admin. Finance – Corporate Finl Mgmt

The University of Akron (UA) is the region’s most influential public research university, contributing to the resurgence of the local economy, providing a highly skilled workforce, and known for an innovative approach to higher education. With nearly 26,000 students and more than 300 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and law degree programs, UA offers career-focused and experiential learning that defines the polytechnic approach to education. From polymers and psychology, to engineering and integrated marketing communications, to education and choreography, UA brings together various disciplines in ways that provide students with life-long skills, internships and co-ops, opportunities for academic research, study abroad, on-campus student employment and service projects designed for diverse groups of learners, including full-time, part-time and on-line students, veterans, and adults returning to the classroom.

Elgin Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, LA — Jonathon Elgin of Crestline was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Elgin was initiated at Ohio Northern University.

Elgin is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. Its mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”

University of Findlay Dean’s List

FINDLAY — The dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester at the University of Findlay has been announced. To earn this achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Local students include:

Kelly Baker of Galion, 44833. Baker earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

Nicole Cover of Bucyrus, 44820. Cover earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

Clay Fogle of Bucyrus, 44820.

Nickyla Garverick of Crestline, 44827.

Joshua Keller of Galion, 44833.

Karlee Koge of Bucyrus, 44820.

Lindsay Schott of Bucyrus, 44820. Schott earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

Austin Shutler of Bucyrus, 44820.

Cyle Skidmore of Bucyrus, 44820.

Michelle Waines of Crestline, 44827.

The University of Findlay is one of the largest private colleges in Northwest Ohio. With a total enrollment of 4,200 students, the University of Findlay has nearly 80 programs including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. UF has been nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. For more information, visit www.findlay.edu.

Local Students Make Dean’s List at Miami University

OXFORD — Miami University students who achieved a 3.5 or better grade point average for second semester 2015-2016 have been named to the dean’s list recognizing academic performance.

Logan Plumley of Bucyrus (44820)

Addison Zeisler of Galion (44833)

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.

Local students make University of Akron Dean’s List

AKRON — Congratulations to more than 3,400 students who made the spring 2016 Dean’s List! To be eligible, recipients maintained a GPA of 3.500 – 3.999 and were enrolled in 12 or more credit hours. Go Zips!

Madison Graham of Bucyrus majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

Matthew Metcalf of Bucyrus majoring in Biomedical Engr-Biomaterials &.

Reegan Scott of Bucyrus majoring in Criminal Just Tech – Pub Sfty.

Amanda Taylor of Bucyrus majoring in Exer Sci-PrePhysical Therapy.

Laura Metzger of Crestline majoring in Nursing – Pre-admission.

Anna Salvati of Crestline majoring in Interior Design.

Bryton Carpenter of Galion majoring in Athletic Training – Pre-admiss.

Makaila Grimes of Galion majoring in Nursing – Pre-admission.

Xena Humphrey of Galion majoring in Criminal Just Tech – Pub Sfty.

Jeremy Mason of Galion majoring in Mechanical Engineering Tech.

Makayla Tyree of Galion majoring in Mathematics.

Kaitlyn Wiggins of Galion majoring in Social Work.

The University of Akron (UA) is the region’s most influential public research university, contributing to the resurgence of the local economy, providing a highly skilled workforce, and known for an innovative approach to higher education. With nearly 26,000 students and more than 300 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and law degree programs, UA offers career-focused and experiential learning that defines the polytechnic approach to education. From polymers and psychology, to engineering and integrated marketing communications, to education and choreography, UA brings together various disciplines in ways that provide students with life-long skills, internships and co-ops, opportunities for academic research, study abroad, on-campus student employment and service projects designed for diverse groups of learners, including full-time, part-time and on-line students, veterans, and adults returning to the classroom.

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