CIRCLEVILLE — With many, if not all, colleges finishing up graduation and their second semester, multiple local students have finished up their college degrees and/or were honored for their academic achievements.

Wilmington College announced those students who completed their studies by earning Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degrees following the 2021 spring semester. They were among the 279 graduates recognized at the College’s 145th annual Commencement May 8.

Also, those graduating with honors are noted with designations as cum laude (3.5-3.74 cumulative grade point average), magna cum laude (3.74-3.90 GPA) and summa cum laude (3.91-4.00 GPA).

Graduates include, from Circleville, Bailey Riffle, Biology-BS Life Science; from Stoutsville, Killian Lott, Athletic Training, Cum laude; Madison Snider, Exercise Science/Allied Health.

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From Ashville, Allison Wilburn, education and human development; Julius Vichinisky, College of Arts and Sciences; Logan Simpkins, education and human development; Cole Sauerbrun, education and human development; Nathan Whitt, education and human development; Allison Cheek, education and human development; and Zackary Stockham, College of Arts and Sciences were named.

From South Bloomfield, Sierra Blankenship, Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business; and Aidan Craig, College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, were named.

From Circleville, Tessa Alloy, College of Arts and Sciences; and Brenna Alloy, College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, were named.

From Orient, Olivia Grcic, College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering; and Samantha Taylor, education and human development, were named.

From Stoutsville, Emma Lands, Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business, was named.

From Canal Winchester, Nevaeh Johnson, College of Arts and Sciences; Kyle Rose, College of Arts and Sciences; Kaitlin Osborne, College of Arts and Sciences; David Cox, College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering; Bailey Alspach, College of Arts and Sciences; and Frankie Moore, Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business, were named.

The Dean’s List recognizes students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Congratulations on this well-earned achievement!In Greencastle, Indiana, Annalise Grammel, from Canal Winchester, has been named to DePauw University’s Spring 2021 Dean’s List.

Founded in 1837, DePauw University is a top-ranked, 100 percent residential, private liberal arts university in Greencastle, Indiana. Through its College of Liberal Arts and School of Music, DePauw provides highly personalized education in small classes, with 95 percent of its graduates employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

DePauw is ranked fifth for study abroad, and 80 percent of students receive academic credit for off-campus study, including internships, independent projects and service work. The university is ranked in the top 20 for both graduate salaries and internship opportunities among private institutions, eighth for Fulbright Scholars, eighth for producing top business executives, eighth for graduate salaries and second for Teach For America employees.

The graduates have a 90 percent acceptance rate for medical school and an 80 percent acceptance rate for law school, both well above the national average.

In Northeast Ohio, the following local students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2021 semester at Baldwin Wallace University, according to Provost Stephen D. Stahl.

Any full-time student who achieves a GPA of at least 3.6 for 12 or more graded hours or part-time student who achieves a GPA of at least 3.6 for six or more graded hours in the fall or spring semester will be placed on the Dean’s List.

Avedis Escandon, of Canal Winchester, a graduate of Hilliard Darby High School majoring in instrumental performance, was named.

David Kane, of Orient, a graduate of Central Crossing High School majoring in theatre acting and directing, was named.

Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 3,500 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in more than 80 academic areas.

Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.

In Kentucky, in recognition of academic performance, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of the Cumberlands has announced the students named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2021 semester.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours (a full course load), maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50, and be in good academic standing.

Students from the area who made the spring 2021 Dean’s List at Cumberlands include:

• Abigail Genders, from Circleville;

• Harlie Keith, from Mount Sterling; and

• Luke Linton, from Laurelville.

Well done to these Patriots!

University of the Cumberlands is one of the largest and most affordable private universities in Kentucky. Located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction offering quality undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and online degree programs. Learn more at

In Central Ohio, Ohio Wesleyan University held a combined 176th and 177th commencement ceremony May 29, celebrating its Classes of 2020 and 2021 and the students who persevered during a pandemic with “creativity, ingenuity and profound commitment.”

Local residents included among Ohio Wesleyan’s Class of 2021 include:

• Gracie Clevenger, of Canal Winchester. Clevenger earned a Bachelor of Arts degree Cum Laude and was a history major and renaissance studies minor.

• Maggie Welsh, of Ashville. Welsh earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and was a dance and theatre major and fine arts minor.

The ticketed event was held outdoors in Ohio Wesleyan’s historic Selby Stadium, with President Rock Jones, Ph.D., addressing the graduates and their families and friends.

In Harrogate, Tennesse, Seraya Lyons, of Ashville, was named to the Spring 2021 Dean’s List at Lincoln Memorial University. To be placed on the Dean’s List, the student must be a full-time undergraduate student and have a 3.5 or higher, grade-point average for the semester.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. F

or more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at

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