Kristopher Serra was among students inducted into the international social science honor society Pi Gamma Mu at Valparaiso University.

Kristopher Serra was among students inducted into the international social science honor society Pi Gamma Mu at Valparaiso University.

The society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship in social science disciplines.

Serra is a junior psychology major.

Two Westerville students were among the graduates during recent Virginia Tech commencement ceremonies.

Geoffrey Jordan graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.

Scott Jordan received a bachelor of science degree in systems engineering.

He was also named to the spring semester dean's list at Virginia Tech.

To be eligible, students must earn grade point averages of at least 3.4.

Jennah Davidson of Westerville has received a $2,000 Brothers' Scholarship from The Heritage Group Scholarship Fund.

The scholarship, renewable for three years, is awarded annually to students who plan to enroll at an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Students may apply for the award if a parent is employed by The Heritage Group. Davidson's father, Rusty Hancock, is an employee of Crystal Clean in Gahanna.

Davidson plans to attend The Ohio State University.

Sarah Emeterio of Westerville has been named to the dean's list for the 2008 spring semester at Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky. To be named to the list, students must earn a 3.5 or better grade point average for the semester.

Amanda Styles, daughter of Michael Styles and Garnet Styles of Westerville, graduated from Denison University with a bachelor of arts degree in history and communication.

A Westerville High School North graduate, Styles was active in student government at Denison, including serving on the student senate and the University Council.

Dylan Booth of Westerville was named to the dean's list for the 2008 spring semester at Heidelberg College. To receive the honor, full-time students must earn a 3.5 or higher grade point average for the semester.

Otterbein College has released the names of students who earned grade point averages of at least 3.6 and were named to the spring quarter dean's list.

Westerville residents named to the list include Vanessa R. Slocum, Thomas J. Beck, Sue M. Ly, Britany A. Byers, Nathaniel J. Bean, Grace C. Burtch, Shannon L. Carr, Margaret L. Denz, Rachael E. Gallagher, Kelly A. Hanlin, Meghan E. Johnson, Michael J. McDaniels, Kevin A. Stahr, Andrew P. Bankert, Chelsie E. Lakeman, Laura A. McDaniels, Jennifer G. Powers, Susan E. Nealon, Fred W. Black, Ashley A. Burchett, Gina N. Snyder, Hailey R. Barcus, Patricia F. Begazo, Joseph M. Matovich, Cameron M. Conard, Jennifer M. Noel, Cara E. Gale, Molly L. LeGros, Chanel E. Smith, Brooke S. Richards and Christian T. James.

Several of the same students maintained grade point averages of 3.6 or higher for the entire academic year and were name to the annual dean's list: Slocum, Beck, Ly, Bean, Burtch, Carr, Gallagher, Hanlin, Michael J. McDaniels, Bankert, Lakeman, Laura A. McDaniels, Powers, Burchett, Snyder, Begazo, Conard, Noel, Gale, LeGros, Richards and James.

Bowling Green State University has released the names of students who earned grade point averages of at least 3.5 and were named to the spring semester dean's list.

Westerville residents on the list include Edward Bannen, Brooke Bonnes, Cara Cioffari, Andrew Dixon, Steve Grunwell, Allison Hadley, Stephanie Hillman, Mandy Hindes, Audrey Hyder, Juile Hyman, Stephanie Laipple, Maura Meyers, Sarah Mollohan, Kristofer Payne, Cassandra Siler, Delta Steck, Jared Stewart, James Sullivan, Meridith Whitsel, Kelly Delauder, Danielle Devine, Mark Edwards, Jeffrey Fichtelman, John Keith, Caitlin Mogan, Kristina Savage, Katherine Thomas and Vanessa Young.

Samantha Gebert of Westerville is among 60 students nationwide who are participating in a 10-week college internship at The Heritage Foundation, a leading public policy think tank in Washington, D.C.

Gebert, 21, is a senior at Patrick Henry College in Virginia, where she is majoring in journalism with an emphasis in the classical liberal arts.

The University of Dayton has released the names of students who earned grade point averages of at least 3.5 and were named to the spring semester dean's list. Included on the list, from Westerville, are Amanda Baker, Bradley Boyd, Brittany Cook, Christina Dolcich, Kara Ganser, Natalie Goff, Nicholas, Iannarino, Abagail Lawson, Kristin Maloney, Kathryn McKeown, Julie Mertler, Benjamin Murray, Shannon Phillips and Kristina Tackett-Ritchey.

Westerville residents Laura White and Matthew Coleman are among Capital University students who received degrees during the 2007-2008 academic year.