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A new graduate celebrates after crossing the stage during Commencement at the Coliseum, Dec. 16, 2023. (WVU Photo/Jennifer Shephard)

Upshur County students earn honors as WVU releases Dean’s, President’s and graduate lists for Fall 2023

West Virginia University has released its Fall 2023 Dean’s and President’s lists, as well as the full list of graduates for the fall semester. 

A total of 7,418 students earned honors during the fall. Having received 3.5 grade point averages or higher, 4,254 students were named to the Dean’s list.  The University’s President’s list includes 3,164 students who earned 4.0 GPAs. 

Thousands of graduates participated in two Dec. 16 Commencement ceremonies at the Coliseum. The final total graduate number for Fall 2023 was 1,510. The full list of graduates is available at lists.wvu.edu.

Here are the students recognized from Upshur County:

President’s List

  • Leigh Bennett, of Buckhannon, studying Dental Hygiene
  • Preston Bennett, of Buckhannon, studying Sport Management
  • Olivia Ellis, of Buckhannon, studying General Business
  • Caroline Frye, of Buckhannon, studying Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Alixandra Jenkins, of Buckhannon, studying Psychology
  • Allie Johnson, of Buckhannon, studying Psychology
  • Ty Landis, of Buckhannon, studying Biology
  • Kennedi Lewellyn, of Buckhannon, studying Biology
  • Austin Light, of Buckhannon, studying Finance
  • Jackson Mcneish, of Buckhannon, studying Aerospace Engineering
  • Patrck Nanners, of Buckhannon, studying Marketing
  • Hannah Parsons, of Buckhannon, studying Accounting and Management Information Systems
  • Ashton Post, of Buckhannon, studying Aerospace Engineering
  • Ilan Rice, of Buckhannon, studying Political Science
  • Sidney Slaughter, of Buckhannon, studying Exercise Physiology
  • Samuel Squires, of Buckhannon, studying Marketing
  • Kayla Wagner, of Buckhannon, studying Biomedical Engineering
  • Cameron Ware, of French Creek, studying Criminology
  • Caitlin Wiley, of Buckhannon, studying Multidisciplinary Studies/BMdS
  • Landen Zirkle, of Buckhannon, studying Neuroscience

Dean’s List

  • Nathan Allen, of Ellamore, studying General Business
  • Nathaniel Beer, of Buckhannon, studying Communication Studies
  • Daniel Bryan, of Rock Cave, studying Wildlife and Fisheries Resources
  • Mackenzie Crites, of Buckhannon, studying Social Work
  • Autumn Cutright, of Crawford, studying Aerospace Engineering
  • Ian Donnen, of Buckhannon, studying Engineering
  • Frank Ellis, of Buckhannon, studying Management Information Systems
  • Sarah Hollen, of Buckhannon, studying Psychology
  • Drake Lemansky, of Buckhannon, studying Management Information Systems
  • Garrett Materne, of Buckhannon, studying Music Education
  • Austin Mccartney, of French Creek, studying Energy Land Management
  • Brooke Newcome, of Buckhannon, studying Elementary Education
  • Iris Tenney, of Buckhannon, studying Neuroscience
  • Hannah Walton, of Buckhannon, studying Forensic Examiner
  • Alayna Whitehair, of Buckhannon, studying Exploratory Pathway

Fall Graduates

  • Larissa Bennett, of Buckhannon, majoring in English
  • Hope Donahue, of Buckhannon, majoring in Multidisciplinary Studies/BMdS
  • Keely Hinkle, of Buckhannon, majoring in Elementary Math Specialist
  • Sarah Hollen, of Buckhannon, majoring in Psychology
  • Michael Lane, of Buckhannon, majoring in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Kennedi Lewellyn, of Buckhannon, majoring in Biology
  • Sydney McCartney, of Buckhannon, majoring in Nursing
  • Hannah Parsons, of Buckhannon, majoring in Accounting and Management Information Systems
  • Cameron Ware, of French Creek, majoring in Criminology
  • Kassidy Wilfong, of Buckhannon, majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders

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