Academic Honors

Academic Honors at Zane State College

Below is a list of Zane State College’s academic honors for students with outstanding academic achievements. On behalf of the faculty and staff at Zane State College, we applaud these students for their academic excellence.

Dean's List

These students are recognized for their academic achievement. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must have achieved a 3.5 grade point average or higher and completed a minimum of nine credit hours (excluding credit/no-credit courses) during a given semester. The Dean’s List is produced up to eight weeks after the end of the term and includes only those students who have not withheld the publishing of directory information. Dean’s List recognition is noted on the student’s transcript for the semester it is earned. If you have any questions about this listing, please email registrar@zanestate.edu.

Honorable Mention List

These students are recognized for their academic success. To be eligible for the Honorable Mention List, students must have achieved a 3.5 grade point average or higher and completed six to eight credit hours (excluding credit/no-credit courses) during a given semester. This list is separate from the Dean’s List due to minimum course load. The Honorable Mention List is produced up to eight weeks after the end of the term and includes those students who have not withheld the publishing of directory information. If you have any questions about this listing, please email registrar@zanestate.edu.

Graduation Honors

Students may earn the following honors through sustained scholarly achievements during completion of an associate degree:

  • Summa Cum Laude Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.90+
  • Magna Cum Laude Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.75+
  • Cum Laude Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50+

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa 2021

Madison Archer
Haeley Barr
Justin Bathrick
Trevor Bowen
Amy Burkhart
Keegan Busse
Cary Butcher
Brandy Casey
Ashleigh Craig
Sydney Daniels
Kiley Devoll
Elijah Dimmerling
Dalton Drake
Nicole Evans
Lydia Fink
Hannah Fulkerson
Hannah Gadd
Jaren Garber
Madeline Gillenwater
Abigail Gregg
Emma Gross
Treva Hampp
Kelcey Jameson
Nathan Jones
William Kline
Keri Kuhar
Livia Large
Kara Loader
Kendall Mackie
Alejandro Marin-Duran
Stacy McCoy
Emma McPeek
Steven Moody
Aaron O’Connor
Conner  Reed
Kirk Richards
Kali Savage
Julie Schroeder
Josie Shafer
Alivia Smith
Rachelle Snyder
Tomi Starcher
Vondalyn Strauss
Destiny Taylor
Ariel Wear
Samuel Weaver
Lorrin Wiley
Alyssa Wolfe
Allysha Work
Jarred Wright
Steven Yourko

Phi Theta Kappa is the national honorary society for two-year college students. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to encourage academic excellence. Students initiated into the group must have demonstrated sustained academic achievement at Zane State College. The criterion for membership is a 3.5 GPA with at least 12 college-level credit hours earned.

Presidential Scholar

Presidential Scholars 2021

Nichole A. Anderson
Kiley Alyssa Devoll
Nicole Elizabeth Evans
Madeline R. Gillenwater
Treva J. Hampp
Christopher M. Harry
Kelsey Mae Hartsock
Stacia N. Hatfield
Andrea A. Lowe
Holly M.Y. Manlove-Schaad
Sarah L. Menini
Kaleea Z. Myers
Britney M. White
Lorrin F. Wiley
Adam P. Young
Darren J. Wilson

The purpose of the Presidential Scholar award is to promote and recognize excellence in academic achievement while attending Zane State College. 

Presidential Scholar Criteria:

  1. Must have completed a minimum of 36 college-level credit hours after fall semester.
  2. Must have a minimum of 31 semester hours with grades A – F which are counted in determining grade point average.
  3. Must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 3.95.
  4. Must have a declared major.
  5. Must have no violation of the Academic Integrity Policy.
  6. Recognition can only be received once.

Student of the Year

Students of the Year 2020
Britney White
Andrea Lowe
Madeline Gillenwater

Faculty from each college division nominate candidates through their respective deans to be recognized as Student of the Year. Students who receive this honor are given a framed recognition certificate.

Student of the Year Criteria:

  1. Must have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours.
  2. Must have a sophomore standing.
  3. Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (either full or part-time).
  4. Must have been actively involved in either a college and/or community activity.