Area college students graduated and/or have been recognized for the following academic achievements:
Biola University in La Mirada, Calif.
The following local residents were among 1,371 students named to Biola University's Fall 2011 Dean's List for academic excellence:
Kolby Atchison, resident of Algonquin
Kristen Dzialo, resident of Lake in the Hills
Biola students are placed on the Dean's List to honor those with a grade point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in twelve of more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.2. This past fall, 33 percent of Biola students achieved this academic goal.
Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill.
For the 2011-12 winter term, 821 students have been named to the Dean's List at Augustana College.
Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale for courses taken during the term.
Students from the area who have earned this honor include:
Marsha Beltran from Lake in the Hills, Ill., a sophomore majoring in biology.
Andrew Fitzgerald from Lake in the Hills, Ill., a sophomore majoring in psychology.
Danna Jensen from Algonquin, Ill., a sophomore majoring in environmental sudies and geology.
Alyssa Quitschau from Algonquin, Ill., a senior majoring in pre-medicine and biology.
Jacquelyn Schmidt from Algonquin, Ill., a senior majoring in English writing and theater.
Bryan Zarek from Algonquin, Ill., a junior majoring in biology and pre-medicine.
Do you know an area student who recently received some type of academic recognition? Let us know in the comments' section.