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Record Number of WesternU Students Named to National Dean's List

by Rodney Tanaka

August 20, 1999

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Seventy-one students from Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU)

have been nominated for recognition in the 22nd annual edition of The

National Dean’s List. Their names will appear in the 1998-99 edition of

the publication, scheduled to be released in November.

This figure marks the most students WesternU has nominated to the list

since the University began involvement with the program in 1981.

Students nominated represent various WesternU degree programs, including

osteopathic medicine, physical therapy, graduate nursing and physician

assistant. They were selected based on their grade point average and their

academic rank in the top 10 percent of their class.

“”Accredited colleges and universities across the nation want their

students to be recognized by The National Dean’s List; it’s a tremendous

honor,”” said Beverly Guidry, dean of student affairs/ registrar. “”We’re

proud of the many hours of work our students devote to their education,

and are happy to see them earn this recognition.””

More than 120,000 college students nationwide, representing 2,500 schools,

were recognized on last year’s list, numbers which are expected to remain

about the same this year. Honorees are entered into a scholarship

eligibility pool through which they can compete for 50 awards worth

$1,000. All listed students are also able to utilize a student referral

service through which potential employers or schools that they designate

can be notified of their achievement.

“”The National Dean’s List has become the largest recognition publication

in the nation honoring exceptional college students,”” said Paul Krouse,

publisher. “”Its purpose is to provide recognition for the positive,

academic achievements of qualified students and to serve as an additional

incentive for all students.””


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