Dean’s list honors top scholars at Warren Wilson College

May 30, 2017

Environmental studies, art majors make up 30 percent of the list

Leah Bartel is one of two students recognized for having the highest GPA in the class of 2017. She mad the 2017 spring dean's list. Photo: Jason Faulds
Leah Bartel is one of two students recognized for having the highest GPA in the class of 2017. She mad the 2017 spring dean’s list. Photo: Jason Faulds

Warren Wilson College’s 2017 spring semester dean’s list features 120 students hailing from 27 states and six countries. Roughly 23 percent of undergraduates  on the list hail from North Carolina.

The list features students with a 3.75 grade-point average or higher. Students made the list from 17 majors. Those degree programs with the most representatives were environmental studies, art, sociology & anthropology and creative writing.

“The dean’s list spotlights students who exhibit academic excellence by achieving the highest GPAs each term,” said Paula Garrett, vice president for academic affairs and dean of Warren Wilson College. “These students are also earning credit for campus work and community engagement. When I see the names on this list, I know these undergraduates are not only dedicated to their studies, but they are going above and beyond.”

Each semester, Garrett sends a signed card to each recognized student noting the dean’s list commendation. Everyone on the list is treated to a reception organized by library faculty member Mei Mah. In addition to the GPA requirement, students must be enrolled full-time with no incomplete courses to be recognized.

Here are the 2017 Warren Wilson College Dean’s List students for the spring semester:

First Last City State/Country Major
Georgia Ackerman Carbondale CO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Carly Andrews Fort Collins CO BIOLOGY
Anna Aresco Middletown CT ART
Cole Aurichio Branchburg NJ ENGLISH/CREATIVE WRITING
Leah Bartel Amelia OH BIOCHEMISTRY
Kerensa Bartlett Keene NH ART
Patrick Bates Newton NC HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE/ ENGLISH/THEATRE
Michelle Beers Elkton MD SOCIAL WORK
David Bellangue Marietta GA ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/BIOLOGY
Effy Blalock Hendersonville NC
Shiloh Bluttman Indian Trail NC SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
Tess Bracher Abingdon VA ART
Kira Broadwell Swannanoa NC PSYCHOLOGY
Aster Brunsting Frazer Memphis TN PSYCHOLOGY
Patrick Burley Chester VA ENGLISH
Rhys Burns Charlotte NC CHEMISTRY
Kimberly Burns Youngsville NY ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Paloma Burr Princeton NJ BIOLOGY
Megan Carey Tucker GA GLOBAL STUDIES
Elsa Cline North Charleston SC ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Nick Colaiacomo Enfield Center NH ART
Isabelle Coppinger Leverett MA ART
Caroline Daniels Palmyra VA ENGLISH/THEATRE
Isaac Davis Norwich VT SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
Nirmal de Alwis Rathmalana Western Sri Lanka OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP/PSYCHOLOGY
Grant DeNies East Aurora NY OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP/MODERN LANGUAGE:SPANISH
Conor Patrick Donahue Takoma Park MD ENGLISH/THEATRE
Briana Edwards Tellico Plains TN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Chad Fierros Durham NC ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Marley Fischer Mountain Rest SC PSYCHOLOGY
Emily Fox Orrtanna PA SOCIAL WORK
Caroline Franklin Palmetto Bay FL BIOLOGY
Jake Garner Goleta CA ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
Maia Gawor-Sloane Richmond VT ART
Andrew Gibbons South Orange NJ MODERN LANGUAGE:SPANISH
Hannah Gibbons Maplewood NJ ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Stephen Gifford-Bell Sarasota FL CREATIVE WRITING
Jacob Gillis Verona PA SOCIAL WORK
Sydney Grange Burlingame CA ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Abigail Gregson Siler City NC ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Julia Griffin Riderwood MD SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
Adam Grimes Columbus IN ENGLISH
Maureen Grubb Bar Harbor ME CREATIVE WRITING
Cecily Gruener Durham NC SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
Rachel Gunsch Salisbury NC ART
Clare Hardin Derwood MD SOCIAL WORK
Debra Hass Asheville NC SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
Benjamin Hatch Dublin OH BIOCHEMISTRY
Leah Havlicek Saint Paul MN GLOBAL STUDIES/MODERN LANGUAGE:SPANISH
Benjamin Hayes Gardiner NY ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Fonda Heenehan Spartanburg SC HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE/PHILOSOPHY
Molly Howard Daphne AL ENGLISH/CREATIVE WRITING
Anna Keeva Evanston IL SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
James Kitchens Beaverdam VA BIOLOGY/CHEMISTRY
Rachel Klein Philadelphia PA CREATIVE WRITING/PHILOSOPHY
Morgan Landis Asheville NC ART
Jesse Lauramore Cape Coral FL CREATIVE WRITING
Emily Lehman-Rios Richmond VA PSYCHOLOGY
Jeremy Lett Arden NC HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE
Louise Liu Shandong Province China
Melina Lozano San Antonio TX ART
Daniel Lucas Ithorots-Olhaiby France ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/CHEMISTRY
Brady Lux Sandpoint ID ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Morgan McConnell Fort Collins CO SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
Meg McDonald Nyack NY HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE
Nico Mokhiber Berkeley Springs WV PSYCHOLOGY
Tess Monty Cedarburg WI ART
Solidity Moore Worcester MA ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/BIOLOGY
Sam Morkal-Williams Briarcliff Manor NY PHILOSOPHY
Lydia Morrow Hopewell NJ SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
Lyla Moseley Olathe KS HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE
Jimena Novaro Junin de los Andes, Neuquen Argentina CREATIVE WRITING
Michael Nowak Wallington NJ HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE
Emily Odgers Northampton MA SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
Kelly O’Hara Denville NJ ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Maja Olsson West Point VA CREATIVE WRITING
Reid Overton Clarkesville GA ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Cro Owens Pittsboro NC GLOBAL STUDIES
Cat Paulson Bunnlevel NC PSYCHOLOGY
LJ Payne Swannanoa NC ENGLISH
Kayla Pekny Wayne IL ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Lucy Petrick Duluth MN ART
Jacob Ratliff Matthews NC ENGLISH/RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Kyle Reinard Gahanna OH OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP
Aspen Reynolds Rosenberg TX SOCIAL WORK
Benji Robie Durham NC PSYCHOLOGY
Sather Robinson-Waters Burnsville NC ART
Molly Rochelson Maryville TN SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
Nicholas Rust Lawrenceville GA BIOCHEMISTRY/BIOLOGY
Cat Salemi Durham NC PSYCHOLOGY
Keaton Scanlon Coral Gables FL ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Chandler Scott-Smith Lititz PA ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Ryan Segall Weaverville NC HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE/GLOBAL STUDIES
Rachel Sexton Arden NC GLOBAL STUDIES
Jada Sheeler Sarasota FL SOCIAL WORK
Kate Shelledy Atlanta GA GLOBAL STUDIES
Leah Silverman Brattleboro VT SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
Corinna Steinrueck Harrisville NH ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Aiden Strickland Greensboro NC CREATIVE WRITING
Micaela Strickland Greensboro NC ART
Jordana Swartz Philadelphia PA
Lucy Tavernier Athens GA SOCIAL WORK
Yue Teng Shandong Province China
Matthew Tennant Atlanta GA HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE/CREATIVE WRITING
Leo Thorbecke Oakland CA SOCIAL WORK
Michael Thorpe Siler City NC HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE
Bobby Trice Nevada City CA SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY/SOCIAL WORK
Keegan Van Gorder Boiling Springs PA SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
India Waller Bayfield CO BIOCHEMISTRY
Margaret Watts Boulder CO
Alisha Weaver Asheville NC ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/BIOLOGY
Bella Weeks Sylva NC ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP
Esme Wessel Acton MA
Natalie Williams Marietta GA ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Vivian Williamson Morganton NC GLOBAL STUDIES
Darrin Winston Lexington NC CREATIVE WRITING
Wodi Wodicka Malverne NY ART
Brian Wuertz Asheville NC
Jakub Zaborski Belfast Ireland
DK Zhang ZhengZhou Henan China CHEMISTRY/MATHEMATICS