College News

Smith inducted into honor society

Matthew Smith of Lewis Center was inducted into the Baldwin Wallace University chapter of Iota Tau Alpha Athletic Training Education Honor Society in the spring 2017 semester. Smith, a graduate of Olentangy Orange High School majoring in athletic training and exercise science, shared the honor with two other students.

Society membership is extended to students who are enrolled in athletic training education at an institution with an ITA chapter, have completed at least three semesters of academic work toward the athletic training degree, have completed at least three term courses in athletic training education with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, rank no lower than the highest 35 percent of their class in cumulative GPA, and are in good standing according to their program retention criteria.

Gattis participates in volunteer program

Sarah Gattis of Westerville was among 27 Baldwin Wallace University students who gave up a week of summer break to make a difference through BW’s Alternative Break service program. The program facilitated three diverse experiences with student volunteers traveling to Cleveland, Minneapolis and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park in Michigan. Each journey was led by a BW student with support from a faculty or staff adviser.

Gattis, a graduate of New Albany High School majoring in public health, volunteered to take part in the alternative break experience in Cleveland. The team of six students partnered with eight different non-profits and organizations to learn more about health disparities in the region. The BW junior worked with Environmental Health Watch, Invest in Children, MedWish, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, First Year Cleveland, Greater Cleveland Foodbank, Circle Health Services and MetroHealth.

The students learned about a variety of health disparities including infant mortality, lead poisoning, food insecurity, poor infrastructure and HIV services. Gattis also served as the trip leader with support from staff adviser Danielle Rosenberger.

Marist College Dean’s List

Christopher Mitchell of Powell was named to the Marist College Dean’s List for spring semester 2017. He is a member of the Class of 2020 and is majoring in Fashion Merchandising.

Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater Dean’s List

Brian Zimdars from Galena has made the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Dean’s List for the 2017 spring semester. The registrar’s office reports 3,148 students were selected for the Dean’s List for the spring semester. About 12,000 students are currently enrolled at UW-Whitewater.

Baldwin Wallace University Dean’s List

Two local students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester at Baldwin Wallace University. They are Jacqueline Saker of Westerville, a graduate of New Albany High School majoring in psychology and industrial and organizational psychology, and Mackenzie Nelsen of Powell, a graduate of Dublin Scioto High School. Students who receive at least a 3.6 GPA for seven or more graded hours in a single semester are named to the Dean’s List.