Dean’s list cultivates atmosphere of success

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer

Achieving goals that have significant value is a great feeling, but when others notice your hard work and dedication that makes it even better. That is what the Dean’s List is all about, acknowledging those students have achieved great academic success for an entire semester.

The Dean’s List, also known as the honor roll, is posted at the end of each semester.

“Many times when I leave my office students are standing in front of the list taking pictures,” Dean of Students Vicki Ferguson said.

Students work hard all semester trying to achieve the best possible grades they can and when some attain outstanding success in passing their classes they are recognized. And believe it or not there are many students who are excited to be a part of a special group such as the Honor Roll.

“The Honor Roll is important and it is something you should strive for all the time,” student Alysia Viergutz said.

In order to be named to the list a student must maintain a 3.0 or better with 12 units or more for the duration of the semester. Qualifying students are named to the list and the list is posted in the Students Services Center lobby.

To go along with the postings, the dean of students sends each student an email congratulating them for their accomplishments for the semester.

Even with the personal emails and wall postings in the SSC, some students still believe those on the Honor Roll should receive more recognition.

“We could promote it better to give students more recognition,” Ferguson said. “Students are excited to see that their hard work (is recognized by the college).”

Students on the Dean’s List also qualify to become a member of Alpha Gamma Sigma which is the College’s Honor Society.

Alpha Gamma Sigma recognizes scholastic achievements of students on a statewide level.