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Juneau students earn degrees and honors

Recognitions for May 31, 2020.

Student from Juneau earns degree from University of Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Helen Thurston of Juneau graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in professional nursing during commencement ceremonies on May 17, 2020, according to the University of Vermont.

Additionally, Thurston was named to the UVM dean’s list, according to UVM. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20% of their class in their respective college or school.

The university conferred degrees this year on some 3,183 graduates, including 2,415 bachelor’s, 533 master’s, 114 doctoral and 121 medical degree recipients. The Class of 2020 includes graduates from 39 states and 30 countries.

The class’s academic achievement was saluted online with remarks from UVM President Suresh Garimella, Vermont Governor Phil Scott, and university and state leaders.

Student from Juneau earns degree from from Nazareth College

ROCHESTER, NY — Jonathan Scudder of Juneau graduated from Nazareth College with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical sciences on May 9, 2020, according to Nazareth College.

The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus educates 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students.

Juneau student earns academic honors from Northeastern University

BOSTON — Northeastern University recognized students who distinguish themselves academically during the course of the school year, including Juneau’s Thomas Kappler, a Northeastern University student majoring in chemical engineering.

Kappler was recently named to the university’s dean’s list for the Spring semester, which ended in April 2020, according to the university.

To achieve the dean’s list distinction, students must carry a full program of at least four courses, have a quality point average of 3.5 or greater out of a possible 4.0 and carry no single grade lower than a C- during the course of their college career.

Kappler is also a member of the university honors program.

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