Several top Upshur County students earn academic honors at WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Several students from Upshur County have been named to the President’s List and Dean’s List at West Virginia University for the fall 2022 semester.

Earning spots on the President’s List were:

  • Nathaniel Beer of Buckhannon, Communication Studies
  • Brandon Curry of Buckhannon, Industrial Engineering
  • Autumn Cutright of Crawford, Engineering Track 2
  • Lexie Dalton of Buckhannon, Chinese Studies
  • Caroline Frye of Buckhannon, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Sarah Hollen of Buckhannon, Psychology
  • Ty Landis of Buckhannon, Biology
  • Kennedi Lewellyn of Buckhannon, Biology
  • Austin Light of Buckhannon, Finance
  • Ashton Post of Buckhannon, Engineering
  • Evan Trent of Buckhannon, Exercise Physiology
  • Caitlin Wiley of Buckhannon, Multidisciplinary Studies/BMdS
  • Tiffany Williams of Buckhannon, Nursing

Earning spots on the Dean’s List were:

  • Nathan Allen of Ellamore, General Business
  • Caden Andrick of Buckhannon, Biology
  • Leigh Bennett of Buckhannon, Dental Hygiene
  • Heidi Bryan of Rock Cave, Mechanical Engineering
  • Garrett Butler of French Creek, Computer Engineering
  • Madison Currence of Ellamore, Healthcare Pathway
  • Makenzi Cutright of Buckhannon, Neuroscience
  • Carlos Dodero Fernandez of Buckhannon, Industrial Engineering
  • Olivia Ellis of Buckhannon, General Business
  • Autumn Fitzsimmons of Rock Cave, English
  • Tessa Hollen of Buckhannon, Exploratory Pathway
  • Austin Mccartney of French Creek, Energy Land Management
  • Jackson Mcneish of Buckhannon, Engineering
  • Patrick Nanners of Buckhannon, Marketing
  • Hannah Parsons of Buckhannon, Accounting, Management Information Systems
  • Samuel Squires of Buckhannon, Business
  • Christopher Tonkin of Buckhannon, Computer Engineering
  • Kayla Wagner of Buckhannon, Biomedical Engineering
  • Kristin Young of French Creek, Social Work

Outstanding undergraduate academic achievement is recognized by awarding President’s List and Dean’s List status to students who obtain a 4.0 GPA or 3.5 GPA, respectively in a semester. Only the highest honor is awarded, and it will be noted on the transcript. Students must be enrolled in 12 credit hours or more of graded courses to be eligible for such recognition with no grades of I (incomplete), NR (not reported), or W (withdrawal).

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West Virginia University is the premier land-grant institution in the 21st century and delivers high-quality education, excels in discovery and innovation, models a culture of diversity and inclusion, promotes health and vitality and builds pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation and the world. Founded in 1867, WVU is home to more than 30,000 students and has nearly 200,000 graduates shaping our world each day. For more information on WVU, visit

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