Ashland University

The following area students have been named to the spring 2018 Dean's List at Ashland University. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be enrolled full time at Ashland University and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

• Shannon Regula of Newcomerstown. Shannon is majoring in Dietetics. Shannon is a graduate of Indian Valley South High.

• Braden Russell of Newcomerstown. Braden is majoring in Middle Grades Education. Braden is a graduate of Newcomerstown High School.

• Henry Harper of Newcomerstown. Henry is majoring in General Studies.

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report's National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.

Wittenberg University

Capping off a day-long Celebration of the Liberal Arts at Wittenberg University, the campus community came together to celebrate the achievements of students and faculty members alike at the annual Honors Convocation in Weaver Chapel.

Samantha Watson of Newcomersville was recognized at the Honors Convocation. Watson has been rewarded entrance into Mortar Board.

Wittenberg is proud to aknowledge students at this event for embodying the Wittenberg value of intelectual inquiry.

Muskingum University

The following students have been named to the Spring 2018 Dean's List at Muskingum University in New Concord.

To be named to the Dean's List, Muskingum University students must attain strictly prescribed levels of academic performance in their overall grade point average.

Logan Ryan, Gnadenhutten; Sara Watson Tristan Bryant and Sydney Marlatt, Newcomerstown; Kathryn Shamel, Tuscarawas.

Sara Watson of Gnadenhutten has been inducted into Sigma Tau Delta at Muskingum University in New Concord.

Sigma Tau Delta is an international English Honor Society and recognizes high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies.

Sydney Marlatt of Newcomerstown earned a Distinguished Scholar Award at Muskingum University's Scholarship Recognition Day in New Concord.

Marlatt earned the Second Year Award.

Distinguished Scholar Awards at Muskingum recognize students whose academic performance is outstanding. These awards are limited to students ranking in the highest five percent of their class. First Year Award recipients receive a certificate and a bronze key; Second Year Award recipients receive a certificate and a silver key; Third Year Award recipients receive a certificate and a gold key; and Fourth Year Award recipients receive a certificate and the placement of the their name on a bronze plaque in Montgomery Hall on the campus.

Kathryn Shamel of Tuscarawas gave a research presentation during Muskingum University’s Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Week on campus.

Shamel presented Kinesio Tape and Its Effect on Shoulder Soreness and Instability.

Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Week is a capstone experience for students from a variety of disciplines at Muskingum University. It features the James Bradford Colloquium and the Homer S. Anderson Lecture and allows students and faculty to interact at a high academic level.

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