Paula Jones a junior elementary education major of Manchester was among over 800 Bob Jones University students named to the Spring 2019 Dean's List.

The Dean's List recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester.

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

Hasani Bland resident of Manchester has been named to Spring 2019 Dean's List at Berea College in Kentucky. A student is named to the Dean's List who achieves a GPA of 3.4 or higher while passing at least 4 total credits, a course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.

Founded upon inclusive Christian principles in 1855, Berea was the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. The college promotes understanding and kinship among all people, service to communities in Appalachia and beyond, and sustainable living practices that set an example of new ways to conserve our limited natural resources. More information about Berea can be found at www.berea.edu.

Myranda Smelser of Manchester was named one of 553 students named to the Columbia State Community College Dean's List for earning academic honors during the spring semester.

"We are so proud of the students who made dean's list this semester," said Dr. Mary Lou D'Allegro, Columbia State vice president for academic affairs. "The academic talent and perseverance of these students are remarkable."

To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn 12 or more credit hours for the semester with a GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Michelle Dong and Adria Payne of Manchester achieved the Dean's List at Belmont University for the Spring 2019 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Approximately 32 percent of Belmont's 8,318 students qualified for the Spring 2019 Dean's List.

Belmont Provost Dr. Thomas Burns said, "This achievement for the fall semester indicates that these students have placed a high priority on their work at Belmont and have invested time and energy in their studies. It is our strong belief that consistent application in this manner will reap great benefits, which will equip them for a lifetime of learning and growing."

Taylor Freeze of Manchester achieved Dean’s List at Austin Peay State University. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or greater.