Off at School and Doing Great | Feb. 2


Local students enrolled in college are now returning to school after the holidays but now is the time for colleges and universities across the country to announce last semester’s successes from local students.  We’re happy to see that so many are doing well and have achieved academic honors:

Gelsey McCue of Manchester has been named to the Dean’s List at James Madison University for the fall 2023 semester, which means that McCue, who is majoring in political science, has carried at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899.  Founded in 1908, James Madison University is a public university located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and is one of the nation’s leading lights in higher education.

At the College of Charleston, Manchester’s Emma Fitzgerald was named to the school’s Fall 2023 Dean’s List. Fitzgerald is majoring in marketing.  To qualify for Dean’s List students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher and complete a minimum of 12 semester hours.  Located in historic Charleston, South Carolina and founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university.

Sneha Rising and Lila Carpenter, both Manchester residents, have been named to the Fall 2023 Dean’s List at Lasell University.  In order to qualify, students are required to have completed at least 12 credits as a full-time student in that semester and have achieved a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher.  An innovator in education for over 150 years, Lasell University today is a comprehensive coeducational university offering professionally oriented bachelor’s and master’s degree programs on a 50-acre campus is located in suburban Newton, Massachusetts.

At Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Manchester resident Maren Graves was named to the university’s dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2023-24 academic year.  A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean’s list recognition. 

Seton Hall University in New Jersey reports that Maximillian Samiei of Manchester has qualified for the Fall 2023 Dean’s List.  After the close of every semester, undergraduate students completing all courses with a GPA of 3.4, with no grades lower than “C”, qualify for the Dean’s List.  Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is one of the nation’s leading Catholic universities and home to more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offers more than 90 rigorous majors.

Sarah Potter of Manchester has been named to the University of Delaware Dean’s List for the Fall 2023 semester.  To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.

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