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+

All-Ohio Academic Team

All-Ohio Academic Team 2022
Kara Loader – First Team
Alejandro Marin-Duran – Second Team

The All-Ohio Academic Team recognizes outstanding students in Ohio’s 23 public two-year colleges. To be eligible, students must be nominated by their college president to the All-USA Academic Team.  Nominees must graduate during the 2020-2021 academic year and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Winners are selected based on leadership qualities, community service and academic performance.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa 2022
Taylor Back
Mia Bartoli
Kaylee  Britenburg
Reagan Burns
Lacey Carroll
Andrea Cremeans
Ella Embrey
Garrett Folden
Holly Grimes
Caleb Gulla
Connor Haga
James Hahn
Kierston Harper
Patrick Robert Hodges
Isabella Justice
Jessica Johnson
Quinton Miller
Jonathan Nickerson
Skyley Jacobs
Starley Jacobs
Korinne McCrorie
Cheyenne Miller
Kaleea Myers
Kortnee Pelfrey
Klaudia Rayner
Gage Summers
Ava Van Reeth
Cole Williams

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 2022

Harry R. Baker
Matthew Tate Baldwin
Mia R. Bartoli
Trevor A. Bowen
Sydney R. Daniels
Andrew H. Daymut
Sierra T. Finley
Kaylee Gainer
James M. Hahn
Kyleigh M. Hatfield
Patrick Robert C. Hodges
Jessica B. Johnson
Sydney D. Johnson
Sydney A. Kilburn
Kara G. Loader
Mariska J. McCune
Emma G. McPeek
Zoey D. Morris
Anna M. Paul
Ava M. Van Reeth
Emily A. Schmitz
Alyssa D. Wolfe
Shelby N. Zimmerman

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 2022
Stacia Hatfield
Jonathon Meyers
Nathan Pfalzgraf
Jacob Cohen

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.