COVID can’t stop Taylor Co students from making the grade

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TAYLOR COUNTY—West Virginia University recently announced their Fall 2020 President’s, Dean’s and Graduation lists and numerous Taylor County Students proved that they had what it took to make the grade.
In a time of learning that was unlike any other that most have seen, twenty-one students made their way onto the President’s list, while another 25 were honored on the Dean’s list. This term, eight students were completed their undergraduate studies and were named to the Graduation List.
In total, 2,859 students earned top honors on the President’s List, 4,078 made the Dean’s list and 1,410 students obtained the credits and grades to make the Graduation List.
According to West Virginia University, to be eligible for the lists, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, with no grades of incomplete, not reported or withdrawn. Students obtaining a 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), and meeting the criteria, are named to the President’s list, while those achieving a 3.5 GPA or higher are named to the Dean’s List.
President’s List honorees include Tanner Cava, Bridgeport, Political Science; Micah Collins, Grafton, Child Development and Family Studies; Gabriella Everly, Grafton, Biochemistry; Taylor Frame, Bridgeport, Fashion, Dress and Merchandising; Zachary Fraizer, Fairmont, Undecided; Landyn Hewitt, Bridgeport, Exercise Physiology; Jacob Higgins, Thornton, Management; Sydney Keener, Grafton, Journalism; Audra Knotts, Flemington, Communication Sciences and Disorders;  Louis “Jay” Latta, Grafton, Industrial Engineering; Hannah Louzy, Grafton, Human Performance & Health; and Olivia Oldaker, Bridgeport, Sport and Exercise Psychology.
In addition, Bethanny Prascik, Fairmont, Anthropology; Rachel Rock, Grafton, Theatre Design and Technology; Gillian Schaefer, Grafton, Business; Eric Shriver, Grafton, Accounting; Taylor Smith, Grafton, History, Criminology; Trevor Swiger, Grafton, Communications Studies; Miranda Waide, Grafton, Communication Studies; Victoria Waide, Grafton, Elementary Education; and Sarah Young were named to the President’s list, as well.
2020 Fall Dean’s List honorees include Hannah-Grace Birmingham, Bridgeport, Undecided; Zoey Blair, Bridgeport, English; Allison Bucklew, Grafton, Interior Design; Bethany Daetwyler, Grafton, Elementary Education; Charles Davisson, Bridgeport, Athletic Training; Kelsey Dowling, Grafton, Graphic Design; Payton England, Grafton, Biology; Jacob Freeze, Grafton, Physics; Caroline Furby, Bridgeport, Finance; Liza Grossman, Grafton, Chemistry; Bronlie Jacobs, Grafton, Management; and Megan Kisner, Graton, Exercise Physiology.
Additionally, Christin Kittle, Flemington, Social Work; Abigail Montgomery, Grafton, Graphic Design; Anthony Pedata, Bridgeport, Psychology; Skyler Rudy, Flemington, Hospitality and Tourism Management; Natalie Satterfield, Grafton, Exercise Physiology; Allyson Shreves, Fairmont, General Business Zachary Shumaker, Fairmont, Physical Education-Teacher Education; Miranda Shupp, Bridgeport, Psychology; Emily Smith, Grafton, Exercise Physiology; Cassandra Stout, Grafton, Health Informatics and Information Management; Caleb Wagner, Grafton, Industrial Engineering; Kortney Welch, Flemington, Human Performance & Health; and Haley Wolfe, Thornton, Nursing were also named to the Dean’s list.
The Fall 2020 Graduation List includes Marla Denicola, Flemington, Geology; Jacob Higgins, Thornton, Management; Janae Neighbors, Grafton, Industrial Relations; Miranda Shupp, Bridgeport, Psychology; Taylor Smith, Grafton, History, Criminology; Lauren Tennant, Grafton, Higher Education Administration, University Teaching; Lucas Ware, Grafton, Mechanical Engineering; and Sarah Young, Flemington, Psychology.
Congratulations to all of the Taylor County students who were honored for their outstanding academic achievements this semester. Keep up the great work!


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