Local students gain recognition at respective colleges

University of Maryland Global Campus

Riley Webb of Noblesville was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at University of Maryland Global Campus. To be eligible for the honor, a student must complete at least six credits during the term, earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the term, and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at UMGC.

Established in 1947, University of Maryland Global Campus is a world leader in innovative educational models, with award-winning online programs in disciplines including biotechnology, cybersecurity, data analytics, and information technology that are in high demand in today’s increasingly technical, global workplace.

Biola University

Biola University was excited to welcome Lillian Vannoy of Carmel, IN to the Biola community as they started their journey as an Eagle this fall. Biola’s incoming class represented an accomplished, diverse group of individuals who hailed from 41 states and U.S. territories and 44 countries around the world. A total of 842 undergraduate and graduate students started their collegiate journey at Biola University on the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 30 and finished their first semester on Friday, Dec. 17.

Biola students attended classes and lived in residence halls on campus this fall, which was an exciting arrival since there had not been an entire student body on campus for almost 18 months.

Biola is proud of Vannoy and their commitment to reach their goal of obtaining an undergraduate degree after enduring months of school online and the uncertainties of the pandemic.

Biola University is a nationally ranked Christian university in the heart of Southern California. It was recently recognized as one of America’s best colleges, earning a spot in the top tier of the “best national universities” category of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges 2021 rankings.

Colgate University

Katherine Hand, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2023, has earned the spring 2021 Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.

Hand is a Psychological Science major and a graduate of Westfield-Washington High Sch, from Westfield, IN (46074).

Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.3 or higher while completing at least three courses earn the spring 2021 Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.

Colgate is a leading American university for students who want classes with rigor, faculty with passion, and confidence in knowing they will learn how to thrive in work and life. Colgate offers 56 majors and supports 25 Division I athletic teams on a campus of about 3,000 students in central New York.

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering congratulates students named to the Fall Quarter 2021 Dean’s List.

Ethan Hindes, from Noblesville, was named to the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Dean’s List for the 2021 Fall Quarter. Hindes is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Nicole Ratts, from Fortville, was named to the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Dean’s List with High Honors for the 2021 Fall Quarter. Ratts is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

Undergraduate students who have earned at least 30 credits and have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher (out of 4.0) are on the Dean’s List. Students who have maintained a 3.70 or higher receive “High Honors.”

Milwaukee School of Engineering ( is the university of choice for those seeking an inclusive community of experiential learners driven to solve the complex challenges of today and tomorrow.