Education Briefs

LIVINGSTON, Alabama — The University of West Alabama has announced its President’s List and Dean’s List for the Spring 2024 academic semester, honors reserved for full time undergraduate students with exceptionally high grades. The President’s List recognizes those with grade point averages of 3.80 or higher, while the Dean’s List recognizes those with grade-point averages between 3.25 and 3.79. Local students receiving the honors are listed below.
From Auburn: Kristin Trant, majoring in elementary education, Class of 2027;
From Opelika: Seungweon Jeong, majoring in chemistry (pre-pharmacy), Class of 2027;
From Cusseta: Kira Morgan, majoring in early childhood/elementary education, Class of 2028
From Phenix City: Carrie Hayward, majoring in special education, Class of 2025; Lara King of Phenix City, majoring in elementary education, Class of 2026; and Sandra Rohling of Phenix City, majoring in elementary education, Class of 2025.
From Auburn: Diane Green, majoring in elementary education, Class of 2022;
From Opelika: Mason Donaldson, majoring in business administration, Class of 2028; Tonia Freeman, majoring in teacher leader, Class of 2025; and Patriece Jones, majoring in interdisciplinary studies, Class of 2024;
From Phenix City: Savannah Sanford, majoring in English (language arts), Class of 2027;
From Salem: Ashley Kelso, majoring in sport management, Class of 2026.

ROCHESTER, New York — Jimin Kong of Auburn graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering technology.
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina — William Parker of Opelika was named to the Western Carolina University Spring 2024 Chancellor’s List. To qualify for the Chancellor’s List, students must earn a GPA of 3.8 or higher while completing a minimum of 12 credit hours.

MISSISSIPPI STATE, Mississippi — Local students included on the spring 2024 Graduation List at Mississippi State University include Caleb Blake, of Opelika, receiving a Master of Science from MSU’s College of Forest Resources; Dozier Smith T of Opelika, receiving a Bachelor of Science Summa Cum Laude from MSU’s Bagley College of Engineering; Davis Andrews of Auburn, receiving a Bachelor of Science from MSU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Ivy Bopp of Auburn, receiving a Bachelor of Arts from MSU’s College of Arts and Sciences.

UNIVERSITY, Mississippi — More than 3,100 students graduated from the University of Mississippi in May 2024. Among them were four students from Auburn: Kathrynanne Eastman, who majored in international studies and French, received a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Liberal Arts; Madison Wadsworth, who majored in communication sciences/disorders, received a Master of Science from the Graduate School; Martha Scott, who majored in integrated marketing communications, received a Bachelor of Science from the School of Journalism and New Media; and Jordan Hix, who majored in law, received a Juris Doctor from the School of Law.

MISSISSIPPI STATE, Mississippi — The Dean’s List at Mississippi State recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average between 3.5 and 3.79 while completing at least 12 semester hours of coursework. MSU’s spring 2024 Dean’s List includes Stephen Cleveland, Jayden Jordan and Kiley Macklin, all of Auburn, and Savannah Herrick of Phenix City.