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Congratulations! Local Student’s Named To University’s Dean’s List

June 24, 2021

A Dean's List is an academic award, or distinction, used to recognize the level of highest scholarship demonstrated by students in a college or university

It’s that time of year, graduation time. This year’s graduation season has been like no other, due to the Pandemic. Even though the year has been filled with changes, many students, no matter if they were in the first year of college or graduating, kept focused and made some great achievements along the way. Here are a few from Hallandale Beach, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood and others, that deserve recognition, during such a transformative time.

Dana Barbos - Hallandale Beach
Western New England University (WNE) was pleased to announce that Dana Barbos (JD program) of Hallandale Beach, Florida has been named to the Dean's List for the Spring Semester of 2021. Students are named to the Dean's List for achieving a semester grade point average of a 3.30, or higher.

A model for the "New Traditional University," Western New England University is among just 13% of private (5,000 students or less) institutions ranked among US News and World Report "National Universities" and a "Top 100 Engineering Program." WNE enrolls 3,690 students, including 2,552 full-time undergraduates, in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at its Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy & Health Sciences and School of Law. Barbos is one of over 750 students, to achieve this mark of academic excellence.

A Western New England University education provides career-span agility through a curriculum grounded in professional/experiential studies, enhanced by the liberal arts, enriched by mentored research that equips graduates to adapt and succeed in the workplace, of the future.

Meltonique Bowen - Pembroke Pines
Meltonique Bowen of Pembroke Pines, Florida, was named to Lewis University's Dean's List for the 2021 Spring Semester. Bowen is studying Aviation Flight Technology in the College of Aviation Science Technology at Lewis University.

Just over 1,500 students were honored on the Lewis University Dean's List for the 2021 Spring Semester. To be eligible for this honor, student's must have completed a minimum of at least, 12 credit hours during the semester with a grade point average of at least 3.5 and with no "D" or "F" grades.

Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic University, offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,300 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. For further information, visit:

Ale Coronel-Zegarra - Dania Beach
Ale Coronel-Zegarra of Dania Beach, Florida, has been named to the 2021 Spring Semester Dean's List at Ohio Wesleyan University. To earn Dean's List recognition, Ohio Wesleyan student's must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better, on a 4.0 scale, in all applicable classes.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation's premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more undergraduate majors, than many universities its size and competes in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through its signature program, The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan teaches students to integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse, global perspective and to apply knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book "Colleges That Change Lives" and is included on the U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review "best colleges" lists. Learn more at:

The University of Alabama
A total of 11,813 students enrolled during the Spring 2021 Term at The University of Ala-bama, who made the Dean's List with academic records of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale), or the President's List with academic records of 4.0, (all A's).

The UA Dean's and President's Lists recognize, full-time undergraduate students, the lists do not apply to graduate students or to undergraduate students, who, take less than, a full course load.

• Jessica Rutherford of Cooper City, was named to the President's List.
• Savannah Stamm of Cooper City, was named to the President's List.
• Margaux Mathe of Davie, was named to the President's List.
• Hannah Scherfer of Davie, was named to the Dean's List.
• Danielle Fishkin of Hallandale Beach, was named to the Dean's List.
• Julia Marano of Hollywood, was named to the Dean's List.
• Ava Delgado of Miramar, was named to the President's List.
• Christopher Rodriguez of Miramar, was named to the President's List.
• Kayla Acevedo of Pembroke Pines, was named to the Dean's List.
• Kiara Jones of Pembroke Pines, was named to the Dean's List.
• Carly Mandel of Pembroke Pines, was named to the Dean's List.
• Corey Geffner of Weston, was named to the Dean's List.
• Floortje Justens of Weston, was named to the Dean's List.
• William Kelly of Weston, was named to the Dean's List.
• Samantha Klopman of Weston, was named to the Dean's List.

The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state's flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teachings, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiries and knowledge, through more than 30 research centers. As the state's largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.

Alyssa Hayduk - Hollywood
Alyssa Hayduk of Hollywood, Florida was among the 1,703 students named to Samford University's 2021 Spring Semester's, Dean's List. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must have earned a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average, out of a possible, 4.0, while attempting to have at least, 12 credit hours of coursework. The Dean's List is the highest academic recognition given by the school, at the end, of each semester.

Samford is a leading Christian University, offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning, in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford as the 2nd nationally, for student engagement and US News & World Report, ranks Samford 86th, nationally, for best value. Samford enrolls 5,729 students from 47 states and 30 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks, 1st nationally, for its Graduation Success Rate, among all NCAA Division I Schools.

Leidy Iglesias - Biscayne Park
Leidy Iglesias of Biscayne Park, Florida was named to the Dean's List at Lehigh University in the Spring 2021 Semester. Dean's List status, which is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of a 3.6 or better, while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses.

For more than 150 years, Lehigh University ( has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities, with leadership, in fostering, innovative research. The institution is among the nation's most selective, highly ranked, private research universities. Lehigh's five colleges - College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science - provides opportunities to 7,000+ students, to discover and grow in an academically rigorous environment, along with a supportive and engaged, campus community.

Production Award Recipient Melina Minaya
Melina Minaya of Miramar, Florida, received the Jean Bloomquist McBath Memorial Production Award in Studio Theatre from the Knox College Theatre Department at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year. Minaya holds a major in Theatre and Music, she is a member, of the Class Of 2023. Founded in 1837, Knox College is a national liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois. Knox enrolls students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries. Knox's "Old Main" is a National Historic Landmark and the only building that is remaining from the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debates.

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