Universities recognize student achievements

Daily Reporter staff reports

HANCOCK COUNTY — James H. Edwards, Greenfield, recently received the Hemingway Gold Medal from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology at the May 27 commencement for a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Rose-Hulman, located in Terre Haute, is one of the top-rated institutions of high learning for its engineering program.

Mathilda Bell, a 2016 graduate of Greenfield-Central High School and daughter of Richard and Karen Bell, was recently named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

Bell is studying photography and photojournalism and earned a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the honor.

Catherine Hancock, McCordsville, recently earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama, located in Tuscaloosa. Graduation ceremonies were conducted May 5 through 7.

Samuel Gardner of Eastern Hancock High School and Makenzie Horning of Greenfield-Central High School were both awarded $1,000 scholarships from Harvest Land Co-op. The scholarships, based on need, leadership, community service and agricultural interests, are awarded annually to the children of employees who have graduated from high school and have post-high school education goals.

William Tripp of Greenfield and Samantha Tobar of New Palestine recently graduated with bachelor’s degrees from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. More than 1,400 students received degrees during the spring commencement ceremony.

Local students attending the University of Dayton made the dean’s list with a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the spring semester: Emily Coudret and Kennedy Hale of McCordsville; Ryan Speas of Greenfield.

Anderson University has announced its dean’s list for the spring semester. The following students received a 3.5 grade point average or higher: Adam M. Gardner, Gabrielle J. Guerra, David A. Patrick, Rebecca L. Peach, Lakin L. Spence, Rebekah J. Spencer, Bailey J. Wallace, Madison L. Walton of Greenfield; Samantha D. Case, Paige N. Long, Benjamin Thomasson, Bethany D. Yeoman of McCordsville.

Amandari S. Karaca of Greenfield and Elizabeth K. Balbach of McCordsville were named to the dean’s list of Grand Valley State University, located in Allendale, Michigan. To make the list, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and earn a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

The following Hancock County students recently received degrees from Anderson University during the spring baccalaureate service on May 6: Taylor J. Brown, Adam M. Gardner, Lakin L. Spence of Greenfield; Susan R. Anderson, Michael D. Maynard, Bejamin Thomasson, and Bethany D. Yeoman of McCordsville.