Education Briefs: Dozens make Ferris Dean’s List –

BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State University recently announced dozens of local students who earned a spot on the Dean’s List during the recently completed semester. Below is a list of students who made the list. 

FENNVILLE: Fawn Filley, Emma Firmiss, Jeremias Gaytan, Jeffrey Gillett, Macy Ilmberger and Kylie McCarthy; HAMILTON: Louisiana Medellin, Katherine Snyder, Emily Timmer, Casey Wassink and Elise Wassink; HOLLAND: Eleazar Almanza, Lesly Blanco, Jared Breuker, Hanna Bronz, Jenifer Buikema, Christian Caamano-Garcia, Jackie Calzada, Mason Cook, Ethan Cowelchuk, Elaine Chau, Megan Darocha, Natalie Degraaf, Taylor Deridder, Shelby Dunn, Guillermo Embil, Derek Fritz,Karina Gamboa, Brianna Hanson, Kristin Higgs, Ingrid Hop, Analicia Lara, Roselin Lotkhamnga, Ubaldo Mares,Taryn Meiste, Edith Moreno, Sarah Neumann, Maelin Oudemolen, Kayley Pike, Lance Prins, Gerald Redwine, Isaiah Rivera, Lezley Rodriguez, Anastasia Schutte, Kayla Sheffield, Matthew Smith, Francesca Smorch, Wyatt Swanson, Mackenzie Trevino, Kyle Valk, Emma Vasche, Mackenzie Vesper, Guadalupe Vega Mariah Vongphachanh, Taylor Weenum and Justin Zurita; SAUGATUCK: Melody Antel and Morgan Beckman; WEST OLIVE: Chad Alvesteffer, Pierce Babinec, Abigail Bouathong, Alondra Campos, Ashley Grotenhuis, Grace Jipping, Kynsi Jones, Devrea Lalonde, Justin Owen and Jennifer Valkema; ZEELAND: Elisa Alvarez, Lauren Anderson, Alicia Barreto, Zaide Bermudez, Rebecca Blower, Kerri Bron, Katelyn Brower, Karina Doornewerd, Dainen Evink, Nicole Groendyk, Conor Haley, Rebecca Headley, Riley Headley, Courtney Kaminski, Brittany Keomanikhoth, Kristin Kirsch, Sawyer Kole, Livia Konkle, Michael Ledesma, Nicole Ly, Kelly Lynch, Brittany McMahon, Michelle Meiste, Ross Meppelink, Grace Miller, Ryan Nyland, Bethany Parker, Tanner Poppema, Sydney Ritsema, Madison Sanchez, Ashlyn Schasel, Danielle Schutte, Alanna Shivers, Trisha Spoelman, Megan Timmerman, Nathan Tobak, Heather Truong, Mitchell Vandenheuvel, Scout Verdoorn, Chloe Visscher, Emalee Wiersma, Jaelyn Wise and Kamryn Zeedyk.

12 local students make Alma honors list

A dozen area students earned a spot on the Alma College Dean’s List for the winter 2021 semester. The list requires students to earn a 3.5 or better grade point average while taking 13 or more credit hours.

Daniel Chalice of Fennville, Pauline Gault of Hamilton, Bailey Matthews, Maggie Rosales, Kaitlyn VanHekken and Ethan Vollstedt of Holland, Michelle Malkowski of Saugatuck, Abigail Grout of West Olive and Olivia Creevy, Faith Hall, Kyle Resenau and Megan Schreur of Zeeland each made the list. 

Wilmot awarded Ottawa County Bar scholarship

Ethan Wilmot, a recent graduate of Zeeland East, has been awarded the annual $1,500 Elise Joy Frantz Scholarship from the Ottawa County Bar Association. 

Wilmot will attend the University of Michigan to pursue a degree in international relations and intends to seek a career with the State Department or CIA. 

Wilmot achieved a 4.24 grade point average and was a member of several clubs and activities, including the varsity tennis team, marching band, student senate, Army ROTC and robotics club. 

Carvalho graduates from Iowa

Baruch Carvalho graduated from the University of Iowa following the 2020-21 academic year. Carvalho, of Holland, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication. 

Mulder earns honors at Iowa

Holland’s Faith Mulder was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Iowa for the recently completed spring semester. Mulder, a first-year student majoring in pre-medicine, achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking a total of nine or more semester hours to qualify for the honor. 

Barense earns honors at Central College

Tayte Barense of Zeeland was named to the Dean’s List at Central College for the spring 2021 semester. The list recognizes students who achieve a 3.5 or higher grade point average while taking 12 or more credit hours.