Goshen College recently recognized 211 students, including five Newton-area students, for excellence in academics, on the 2010-11 fall semester dean's list.


Goshen College recently recognized 211 students, including five Newton-area students, for excellence in academics, on the 2010-11 fall semester dean's list.

• Summer T. Hasan, daughter of Shafiq and Beverly Hasan of Newton, is a junior studying public relations. She is a 2008 graduate of Newton High School and attends First Mennonite Church of Christian.

• Martin L. Hofkamp, son of Jim and Becky Nickel of Peabody, is a freshman majoring in interdisciplinary studies. He is a 2010 graduate of Peabody High School and attends Zion Mennonite Church.

• Ruth Mary Wiens, daughter of Timothy Wiens of Newton, is a junior studying physics. She is a 2008 graduate of Newton High School and attends First Mennonite Church.

• Laurel Mae Woodward, daughter of Donald Woodward and Joan Schrock Woodward of North Newton, is a junior studying art. She is a 2009 graduate of Newton High School and attends Shalom Mennonite Church.

• Isaac John Yoder-Schrock, son of John and Marcia Yoder-Schrock of Newton, is a senior studying physics. He is a 2008 graduate of Moundridge High School and attends West Zion Mennonite Church.

The dean’s list includes students earning at least a 3.75 grade point average, while completing at least 12 hours of course work for a letter grade. Only grades from the designated semester are included in the dean's list selection process.

Students earning at least a 3.6 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in Goshen College Division of Adult and External Studies (DAES) also are included in the list -- a significant achievement since most DAES students are working adults taking highly personalized night classes.

The college initiated its Dean's List during the first semester of the 1999-2000 school and it celebrates the achievement of students who have met high academic standards and can motivate students preparing for graduate studies, according to Anita Stalter, Goshen's academic dean, vice president for academic affairs and professor of education.