Education notes


Cullman’s Caleb Norman named to spring 2024 Dean’s List at Belmont University

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Caleb Norman was named among the students who qualified for Belmont University’s spring 2024 Dean’s List. Approximately 44% of the university’s 7,338 undergraduate students qualified for the spring 2024 Dean’s List.

“Earning a place on the Dean’s List is a testament to the unwavering diligence, tenacity and commitment to scholarly distinction exhibited by Belmont’s promising students,” said Belmont University Provost Dr. David Gregory. “The ability to excel both inside and outside the classroom emphasizes these students’ exceptional character and drive, and it is an honor for me to extend my heartfelt congratulations to each one. Whether they are contributing to the arts, pioneering groundbreaking research or championing important causes, they have consistently demonstrated the same level of passion and excellence that has brought them to this momentous academic achievement.”

Dean’s List eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Area students named to Jacksonville State University President’s, Dean’s Lists

Kelli J. Holmes

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – More than 995 students were named to the President’s List at Jacksonville State University for their outstanding academic performance in spring 2024.

Local students include:

  • Ryan Fannell of Arab
  • Katherine Robles of Arab
  • William Caneer of Arab
  • Lakelyn Wilson of Arab
  • Lilly Hudson of Cullman
  • Kolton Guthrie of Cullman
  • Elijah Loyd of Cullman
  • Robert Pitts of Holly Pond
  • Della Hand of Vinemont
  • Emma Fincher of Arley
  • Heather Sharpe of Falkville

More than 1,200 students have been named to the Dean’s List for their outstanding academic performance at Jacksonville State University in spring 2024.

Local students include:

  • Emma B. Stewart of Arab
  • Breanna Marie Ballew of Arab
  • Maggie Mae Roberson of Arab
  • Blake Matthew Aziz of Arab
  • James Tyler Thompson of Bremen
  • Chloe Ann Thompson of Cullman
  • Brennen Elliott Norton of Cullman
  • Keagan Wayne Hardin of Cullman
  • Ashley Warren Turner of Cullman
  • Whitney Jo Vincent of Hanceville
  • Madisyn R. Meharg of Hanceville
  • Gracie Caroline Abbott of Logan
  • Stella Grace Phillips of Vinemont
  • Paige E. Holcomb of Vinemont
  • Jessie Lane Woodard of Arley
  • Kinley G. Coots of Falkville

Cullman’s Cody McCain graduates from University of the Cumberlands

Andrew Powell

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – Everyone at University of the Cumberlands wishes heartfelt congratulations to all graduates in the Class of 2024!

Local graduates include:

  • Cody McCain of Cullman

Local students named to Samford University Cumberland School of Law Dean’s List for spring 2024 semester

Carter Schultz

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law recognizes 156 students named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2024 semester.

Cumberland School of Law recognizes excellence in academic achievement each semester by publishing a Dean’s List. Included on the list are students whose end-of-semester GPA is 3.3 or higher.

Local students include:

  • Hannah Dillashaw of Cullman

Synclair Goyer of Bremen