Lists of deans and university degrees

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE

Walter Covington of Winter Haven was named to the 2022 Spring Dean’s List at American International College.

ANDERSON UNIVERSITY

Chanley Pfingston of Winter Haven has been named to Anderson University’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester.

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Audrey Cossin of Lakeland and Ruqi Liao of Winter Haven received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology in early May 2022. Kimberly do of Plant City graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with High Honors.

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY

Jeremy Bogacz of Haines City received the James V. Masi Creative Excellence Award – Computer Engineering at the 2022 College of Engineering Senior Awards Ceremony held on May 21. This prize is awarded to the student, selected by a vote of the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who has shown both creativity and initiative in his senior project. He also received the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Award for Outstanding Senior in Computer Engineering. This award is given to the outstanding senior in computer engineering. Bogacz was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi National Honor Society on May 21. Bogacz graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

COLLEGE OF SOUTH FLORIDA

Olaris Garcia of Winter Haven was recently inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest all-discipline collegiate honor society in the nation, at Florida Southern College.

FINDLAY UNIVERSITY

Ashley Moser of Lakeland graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy from the University of Findlay for the 2021-2022 academic year.

GRADUATE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Angel Tapia, a financial management major from Haines City, was named to the Upper Iowa University Deans List for the Spring 2022 semester.

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN

Abigail Kelly of Poinciana has been named to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering Deans List for the spring semester of the 2021-2022 academic year. Kelly is a sophomore majoring in computer science.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL AT BARTOW HIGH SCHOOL

Nicholas Kiefer, son of Tom Kiefer and Kristen Stehle of Lakeland, participated in the 25th Annual Math Kangaroo USA International Mathematics Competition 2022. Over 30,000 students participated this year. Kieffer came in 18th in the United States and third in Florida. Kieffer is a rising junior in the International Baccalaureate school at Bartow High School and teaches all levels of math and competitive math at Mathnasium in South Lakeland.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND WORLD CAMPUS

The following local students graduated from the University of Maryland Global Campus in Spring 2022: Amy Cathell Latimer from Fort Meade, Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management; Ryan Hargreaves from Lakeland, Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking and Cybersecurity; Monica M. Cooke from Haines City, Masters in Distance Education and e-Learning.

UTAH UNIVERSITY

Morgan Isabelle Aycock of Lakeland was named to the University of Utah’s 2022 Spring Deans List.

UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA

Alycia Cooke from Davenport earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training; Amanda Lipton from Davenport graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance; Amanda Wolff from Polk City earned a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations; Baylee Astin from Plant City graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship; Cassie Highsmith from Plant City graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing; Celina Rodriguez Rivera from Poinciana earned a Bachelor of Arts in writing; curtis lewis from Lakeland earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice; Maria Velazquez-Santiago from Lakeland graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health; Paula De La Torre de Mulberry earned a Master of Science in Finance; Sarah Wesley of Winter Haven earned a Masters of Science in Exercise and Nutrition.

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBORO

Richard Raul Certuche III from Lakeland graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at the University of Edinboro commencement ceremonies on May 7.

VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Rebecca Briggs of Frostproof graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Valdosta State University in the spring of 2022. LaShonta’ Joe de Bartow graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Health Care Administration.

ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY

Luke Jarchow of Winter Haven was named to St. Cloud State University’s Spring 2022 Dean’s List. Jarchow is majoring in Film Studies at the College of Liberal Arts.

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