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Rockville College students honored for their academic achievements


ROCKVILLE, MD — To shine a light on the academic achievements of Rockville-area students, Patch is sharing information provided by student families and Merit News.

Rachel Eller and Grace Sierra of Rockville have been named to the President’s Honors List and Dean’s List for Spring 2022 at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Dana Gerber from Rockville received a BA in writing, lighting and publishing from Emerson College during its 142nd launch on May 8 at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts.

The following students were recently named to Emerson College’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester:

  • Dana Gerber of Rockville specializes in writing, lighting, and editing and is a member of the class of 2022.
  • Gavin Holland from Rockville is majoring in BFA Creative Writing and is a member of the Class of 2024.

Students earn a spot on Emerson’s Dean’s List by achieving a GPA of 3.7 or higher for that semester.

Paige Sonoda of Rockville was named to Bates College’s Dean’s List for the winter semester ending April 2022. This is a deserved honor for students whose GPA is 3.92 or higher. Sonoda, the daughter of David H. Sonoda and Margaret M. Thale, graduated in 2018 from Georgetown Day School. She is a senior at Bates majoring in sociology and psychology.

Brigitte English de Rockville received the 2022 Purple Prize from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Purple Prize is awarded to the best poem submitted to “The Purple”, a literary magazine written, edited and published by Holy Cross students to provide a showcase for critical and creative writing.

Caroline L. Wang de Rockville was nominated for second honors for the spring 2022 semester at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Students must have a GPA of 3.8 or higher for first honors or a GPA between 3.50 and 3.79 for second honors.

Olivia Steenburgh of Rockville has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. Steenburgh, who is currently enrolled in the Game Art major, earned a spot on the Dean’s List by earning a 3.5 GPA during the spring semester.

Charles Dickerson of Rockville earned a doctorate in nursing anesthesia practice from Missouri State University during commencement ceremonies May 20 at Great Southern Bank Arena in Springfield.

The following students from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts were recently named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester:

  • Micah Gritz from Rockville, Class of 2024
  • Hannah Oshinsky from Rockville, Class of 2025
  • Noah Turner from Rockville, Class of 2025

The Dean’s Honors list at Tufts University requires a GPA of 3.4 or higher.

Georgia Becker from Rockville was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Fellowship in the spring 2022 semester at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Provided by the U.S. Department of State, the scholarship allows a student to study and intern abroad to gain fluency in various languages ​​and cultures, skills that are critically important to the national security and economic competitiveness.

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