Press release courtesy of Randall Holcombe, Director of News Services.
CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University has announced its roster of new graduates and released its dean’s/chancellor’s list for spring semester 2017.
The university conferred degrees on 1,504 students who completed their studies during the spring semester. A total of 528 undergraduate students received academic honors, with 136 graduating summa cum laude (with highest honors), 175 graduating magna cum laude (with high honors), and 217 graduating cum laude (with honors).
Students in the spring graduating class are listed on the following website, showing the student’s name, city of residence, state of residence, zip code, type of degree received and major. Undergraduate honors also are shown, when applicable.
A total of 2,293 WCU students have been named to the dean’s list for spring semester, and 1,244 of those students also were named to the chancellor’s list, an additional designation of high academic achievement at the university, according to Alison Morrison-Shetlar, WCU provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
To qualify for the dean’s list, students must achieve at least a 3.5 GPA out of a possible 4.0 on a regular semester’s work of not less than 12 hours, excluding remedial courses, with no grade of D or F. Students named to the chancellor’s list met those specifications while also achieving a GPA of 3.8 or higher.
A list of students named to the dean’s list can be accessed at the following website. Those also qualifying for the chancellor’s list are indicated with a “CL” beside their names.