Local scholars make the ‘grade’ at Biola

Students from Reedley, Dinuba and Fowler excel, landing on Biola University’s Dean’s List for academic excellence

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Mid Valley Times Staff
Published March 17, 2024  • 
11:00 am

LA MIRADA, Calif. —Biola University is proud to recognize the local students among the approximately 1,600 who have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2023 semester. Among the honorees, several students hail from Reedley, Dinuba and Fowler, highlighting the academic excellence emanating from these communities. 

To achieve this distinction, students must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in at least 12 credits, in addition to upholding a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. From the local level, the students who were notably recognized were:

  • Hannah Barker of Reedley, majoring in Liberal Studies Elementary Education.
  • Annlyn Haworth of Reedley, pursuing a degree in Biological Science.
  • Molly Hofer of Reedley, focusing on Mathematics.
  • Hannah Friesen from Dinuba, also majoring in Liberal Studies Elementary Education.
  • Nevyn Santillan of Fowler, studying Biological Science.
  • Jonah Tolpezninkas from Reedley, dedicated to Bible, Theology, and Ministry studies.

Dr. Tamara Anderson, Senior Associate Provost at Biola, emphasized the significance of the Dean’s List: “Inclusion on the Dean’s List is a testament to the students’ exceptional academic performance, reflecting their diligence, engagement and commitment to their studies. This achievement is a foundation for future success, both academically and in their personal and professional lives. We are proud of these students and their accomplishments and look forward to their continued achievements.”

Biola University, a nationally ranked Christian university located in the heart of Southern California, is celebrating 116 years of community impact. This month, the university paid homage to its Los Angeles roots by serving the homeless community in downtown LA. 

Known for integrating Christian faith into its identity, curriculum, community and policies, Biola stands out among North American Christian colleges and universities. Founded in 1908, Biola remains dedicated to its mission of biblically centered education, scholarship and service, preparing students to make a significant impact for Jesus Christ. The university offers over 150 academic programs through its eight schools to more than 5,000 students on its Southern California campus and globally.

For further information, visit biola.edu or contact 562-777-4061.

Mid Valley Times Staff