A number of area residents were named to Benedictine University’s fall dean’s list. The dean’s list recognizes full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or above. Students named to the dean’s list include:
Mackenzie Muersch of Chicago Ridge, Molly Williams and Markus Wrobel of Evergreen Park, Cindy Kirk and Hajer Ibrahim of Hickory Hills, Kristine Luna, Aliya Murray, Mahmoud Abdel, Kayla Weyer, Katherine Juszczyk and Chris Rafacz, all of Oak Lawn, Hend Diab and Renee Habbal of Palos Heights, Anna Bosek, Sandra Mazonas, Deama Sheika, Shelley Vanwitzenburg and Rachel Marzalik, all of Palos Hills, and Hedaya Karim of Worth.
Benedictine University awarded degrees to 439 students who completed their requirements on or before December. The December 2013 graduates include:
Hercedes Smith of Evergreen Park, master of science in nursing, Hiba Kamal of Hickory Hills, bachelor of science, diagnostic medical sonography, Mary Swearingen of Hickory Hills, master of science in nursing, Daniel Zajaczkowski of Palos Hills, bachelor of arts, management, cum laude, and Deama Sheika of Palos Hills, bachelor of arts, psychology.
Others earning their degrees from Benedictine University in December include:
Dina Surdyk of Palos Hills, bachelor of arts, management summa cum laude, Peter Surdyk Palos Hills, bachelor of arts, management, summa cum laude, Sam Suhail of Palos Hills, master of business administration, and master of public health.
Kyle Cheng of Oak Lawn has been named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the fall semester. Each school and college at Boston University has its own criterion for attaining dean’s list honors, but students generally must attain a 3.5 grade point average, on a 4.0 scale, or be in the top 30 percent of their class, as well as carrying a full course load as a full time student.