Phi Sigma Theta announced that Nicholas Conley, son of Melinda Conley of Columbus, has recently become a member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at Ohio State University.

* Phi Sigma Theta announced that Nicholas Conley, son of Melinda Conley of Columbus, has recently become a member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at Ohio State University.

Phi Sigma Theta is a national honor society dedicated to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in undergraduates at institutions of higher learning.

Conley is a 2011 graduate of Westerville South High School.

* Heather Meek of Westerville graduated from Belmont University with a bachelor's degree in entertainment industry studies on May 4, during the school's spring commencement ceremony.

Meek, a 2009 Westerville North High School graduate, plans to seek employment in the music business in Nashville, Tenn.

* Columbus State Community College recently recognized students who were named to its 2013 summer dean's list.

Westerville students named to the list include:

Zachary Burgess, Molly Cavin, Katherine Conley, Steven Crawmer, Allyson Duemmel, Troy Elizondo, Theresa Finnerty, Denise Fisher, Ashlee Florey, Kristen Foster, Emerald Fuqua, Christopher Gearinger, Susan James, Katelin Lucas, Laura Mevis, Robert Sharp, Cameron Smith, Tanija Smoot, Jason Ta, Merritt Thompson, Kha Tran and Leah Welsh.

To be named to the dean's list, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled for six or more credit hours.