Independence student named to Knox College dean’s list


Ellis Staton of Independence has been named to the dean's list of distinguished students for the 2019 fall term at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.


To be named to the dean's list, a student must have earned at least 2.5 credits in the term, with a grade point average of 3.6 or better (on a 4.0 scale).


A graduate of Truman High School high school, Staton is majoring in educational studies – elementary and modern languages – Spanish.


Independence’s Hayden earns McKendree U. honors


Paige Hayden of Independence was named to the dean's list for the fall 2019 semester at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois.


Hayden was honored for earning a grade point average of 3.60 or higher as a junior during the fall 2019 semester.


Two Independence students on Wichita State dean’s list


Skylar N. Fulton and Alexis M. McGowan of Independence were among the more than 3,300 students who were named to the dean's honor roll for fall 2019 at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.


To be included on the dean's honor roll, a student must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.


Blue Springs student earns degree from Wichita State


Zachary J. Kudlinski of Blue Springs earned his degree from Wichita State University following the fall 2019 semester.


Kudlinski earned cum laude honors (cumulative grade point average of 3.25-3.54) while earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration-marketing.


Lee’s Summit student named Wheaton College dean’s list


Wheaton College student Sophie Anderson of Lee’s Summit was named to the dean's list for the fall 2019 semester at the school in Wheaton, Illinois.


To earn dean's list honors at Wheaton, an undergraduate student must carry 12 or more credit hours and achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on the 4.0 scale.


Blue Springs student earns degree from SE Missouri


Austin Roberts of Blue Springs is among Southeast Missouri State University's fall 2019 graduates. Roberts graduated with a bachelor’s degree in general studies.


Three area students named to Drake University dean’s list


Three local students have earned academic honors for the fall 2019 semester at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.


Lucas Alumbaugh and Aspen Walters of Blue Springs and Kaili JiMei Miller of Independence were each named to the dean's list.


To be eligible for the deans' list, students must have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher.


Local students earn dean’s list honors at Nebraska


Five local students were among the more than 5,700 students who were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb.


All qualifying grade-point averages are based on a four-point scale and a minimum of 12 graded semester hours.


Local students earning honors include:


• Scott David Overfield, Blue Springs, freshman, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, music education, GPA of 3.7.


• Independence: Matthew Scott Barrett, Independence, freshman, College of Engineering, undeclared-undergraduate, 3.5.


• Brooke Leigh Eddins, Lee’s Summit, junior, College of Arts and Sciences, biological sciences, 3.7.


• Lukas David Fields, Lee’s Summit, junior, College of Engineering, biological systems engineering, 3.5.


• Nathan James Gentry, Lee’s Summit, junior, College of Engineering, software engineering, 3.5.


Local students earn academic honors from Benedictine College


Four local students have earned academic honors for the fall 2019 semester at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.


Faith Harding and Joseph Swingle of Blue Springs and Katherine Black and Will Prososki of Independence have earned the academic honor.


Full-time students with 12 hours and a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.95 are named to the dean's list.


Independence’s Rivers graduates from Emporia State University


Jesse Lee Rivers of Independence has earned a degree from Emporia State University following the fall 2019 semester.


Rivers graduated with a bachelor of science in business degree in business administration and a minor in information systems with a concentration in human resources management.


Local Emporia State students honored for academics


Five local students have earned academic honors for the fall 2019 semester at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas.


The local students were among the nearly 800 undergraduates named to the university honor roll and dean's lists.


Local students include:


• Sydney Righi, Blue Springs, university honor roll and School of Business dean's list.


• Allie Barrett, Independence, university honor roll and the Teachers College dean's list.


• Britany Hanks, Independence, university honor roll and the Teachers College dean's list.


• Courtney Troup, Independence, university honor roll and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean's list.


• Rebecca Parsons, Lee’s Summit, university honor roll.


– Compiled By Karl Zinke