In high school we get recognized for good grades with honor rolls and certificates to some food place. The good news is you can still get recognized for good grades in college. The “honor roll” for college is called the Dean’s and President’s List.
These lists are how colleges and universities give their recognition for succeeding academically. Every year SLCC puts on a recognition reception that recognizes those students who worked hard to maintain good grades. This year the reception was held in the Student Activity Center on Sept. 23 2010 at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. SLCC students had the opportunity to listen to Provost Chris Picard and Dr. Marlin Clark. Clark is the Dean of SLCC.
Picard and Clark spoke at the reception, giving congratulatory remarks to the attending students. This year’s event had 907 invited students.
To be on the President’s List, a student must carry 15 credits and hold a 3.8 to 4.0 GPA (grade point average). The Dean’s list requires 15 credit hours and a 3.5 to 3.79 GPA. For fall of 2009 ,437 students made the Dean’s List, 505 in spring and 77 during the summer semester. The President’s list had 440 students in fall of 2009, 388 during the spring, and 99 this summer.
Becki Broadbent, an Academic Advisor at SLCC greeted students to the event and gave her congratulations. Students shared their stories on how they made the list.
“Staying focused was all I did. I just received a invite for a dinner,” said SLCC student Angelica Cruz.
All students who make either list are invited to join a lunch or dinner reception and also receive a recognition certificate in the mail each semester.
“Towards the end it was really difficult to maintain my grades,” said student Anthony Chavez.
However, he did keep his grades up and received a notice that he made the list. Chavez had no idea the list even existed and it made him very excited. Taylor Packard, a freshman at SLCC said his sister had been on the Dean’s list so it was something he was striving and working hard towards as well.
Another incentive to try and maintain good grades is the many scholarships and grants based off a students GPA. Many students can really use this help, especially with the way the economy is and without having to take out as many student loans.
Broadbent really wants more students to be aware about these lists because so many students don’t know what their good grades could do for them.
“We had one student who began the semester being on academic probation and finished the semester with making the Dean’s List,” said Broadbent.
Students can stop by Academic Advising for any questions regarding how to get on either of these lists.