Local students gain recognition from their respective colleges

Harding University

The following students are among more than 1,200 Harding University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2021 semester.

Delaney Garner, a sophomore studying exercise science, of Fishers (46037)

Cason Rody, a senior studying psychology, of Noblesville (46060)

Emily Palmer, a freshman studying mechanical engineering, of Carmel (46033)

Nate Paul, a senior studying psychology, of Indianapolis (46250)

Harding University is a private Christian, liberal arts university located in Searcy, Arkansas. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is the largest private university in the state. Harding’s student body represents students from across the U.S. and more than 50 nations and territories. The University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors; more than 15 pre-professional programs; more than 40 graduate and professional programs; as well as numerous study abroad opportunities including locations in Australasia, Peru, England, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information, visit

Bob Jones University

The following students are among approximately 660 Bob Jones University students named to the President’s List for high academic achievement during the Fall 2021 semester.

To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester.

Andrew Platt, a Senior Mathematics major from Carmel, was named to the President’s List.

Steven Platt, a Senior Engineering major from Carmel, was named to the President’s List.

Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University provides an outstanding regionally accredited Christian liberal arts education purposely designed to inspire a lifelong pursuit of learning, loving and leading.

BJU offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science, health professions, and business.

BJU has over 3,000 students from nearly every state and more than 40 countries. We are committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all we do.

Georgia Southwestern State University

Allison Gibbons, Fishers, graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the Fall 2021 Commencement Ceremonies held on Friday, Dec. 17 in the Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. Gibbons earned a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Computing, and College of Nursing and Health Sciences walked in the 11:00 a.m. ceremony, while students in the College of Education walked in the 3:00 p.m. ceremony. Nearly 500 students graduated across both ceremonies.

Jaha Dukureh, women’s rights activist and GSW alumna, served as the commencement speaker for both ceremonies.

Each ceremony was streamed live and recorded on GSW’s YouTube channel. Photos from the day can be found via links at

Georgia Southwestern State University, located in Americus, Ga., is a public, four-year unit of the University System of Georgia with more than 3,000 students. Georgia Southwestern offers outstanding professional programs of study as well as degrees in the arts, humanities, sciences and graduate programs in business, computer science, education, English, and nursing. Founded in 1906, Georgia Southwestern is recognized as one of the best value small colleges in the nation. Visit for more information.