Academic and Career Advising held the annual President’s and Dean’s Lists receptions on Wednesday October 12, 2011 at the Student Event Center on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Members of the administration recognized students that made the President’s and Dean’s Lists during fall 2010, spring 2011 and summer 2011 semesters.
In order to make the Dean’s List, students must achieve a 3.5 to 3.79 GPA while taking 15 or more credit hours. To make the President’s List students must achieve a 3.8 to 4.0 GPA while taking 15 or more credit hours. There were 355 students that were recognized for making the Dean’s List and 490 students recognized for making the President’s List during these three semesters.
This year there were two receptions held in order to accommodate as many students and their guests as possible. The first reception was held early in the day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the second was later that afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
During each of these receptions students were given their pins as they checked in. Cheerful piano music greeted the students and their guests as they entered the reception, where they were invited to mingle and enjoy light refreshments with each other prior to the short program.
The program began with a pleasant welcome from Academic and Career Advisor Sherine Miller. Miller congratulated students on their high achievement. She then introduced the other members of the faculty that were slated to speak.
Dr. Chris Picard, provost of Academic Affairs, opened his remarks with a bit of humor and then commended students for their investment in their education, particularly the emotional investment they have made in committing to furthering their education.
“Stick with it, (your education) will pay dividends in your life,” said Picard.
Dr. Marlin Clark, assistant vice president for Student Life and Dean of Students, requested that the students stand and be recognized. He then requested that their guests stand and be recognized as contributors to the students’ success.
“I salute the students and those that have helped these students achieve,” Clark said. “You have done well. I applaud you and I’ll see you at the top.”
Nancy Singer, Assistant Vice President of Student Planning and Support, congratulated students and then conducted a brief pinning ceremony where she asked the students to have their guests place their pins onto their lapels for them.
“Reflect on what it means to be an educated citizen and your responsibility to younger generations of students and their success. Remember to stick together, form study groups and support one another,” said Singer.