99 Students Achieve Academic Honors

What does achieving honors or high honors mean to you?  What do you do to achieve this goal?

College Graduation

Fall 2012 graduates who achieved honors Rochelle Hill, Scott Miller, Joshua Ryan and Laurie Ann Caamal

Jodi Sherman, dean of students at Globe University-Madison West took a moment to reflect what it means when students achieve honors and high honors. She also shared steps students can take to achieve this goal.

By Jodi Sherman

Did you know that everyone has a chance to earn honors and high honors? It’s true and here’s how it works!

Students earning a 3.5-3.99 (Honors) or 4.0 (High Honors) grade point average  in any quarter will receive this designation on their transcripts. You might have completely torpedoed your grades last quarter but every quarter is a fresh start to earning the Honors or High Honors designation on your transcript.  And it looks great on your resume when you say “Earned honors or high honors 5 of the 8 quarters in my program!”

Obviously, if you already have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5-3.99 or 4.0 you will want to maintain those levels. But if you haven’t quite achieved those grade point levels, you still have time to build a better cumulative GPA.

Do you recall what we discussed during new student orientation? Why settle for a C when, with a little extra work, you could earn a B or an A for each class?

To improve those grades, try these resources:

  • Connect with a coach or tutor in the Academic Skills Center,
  • Use the open lab at the Academic Skills Center,
  • Spend some quality time in the library,
  • Visit www.khanacademy.org, and
  • Use Smarthinking.

In this competitive job market, think how amazing it sounds when you tell a potential employer, “I don’t settle for second best. When I had difficulty with my school work I asked questions, sought out resources and worked to get the best grades possible. I will be a terrific match for this position because we are both looking for people who want to put forth their best effort every day.” OR you could be the interviewee who says “I did what I had to do to finish school.”

Building a better cumulative GPA has additional rewards. Students graduating with a 3.5-3.99 cumulative GPA receive white cords to wear with their graduation robes and a special “Honors” seal on their diplomas. Students graduating with a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA receive gold cords and a “High Honors” seal on their diplomas. Your resume will indicate that you graduated with Honors or High Honors (hmmmm…whose resume should I pick out of the 150 people applying for this job?).

Did you know that everyone has a chance to earn honors and high honors? It’s true and that’s how it works!

On behalf of Globe University-Madison West, we want to congratulate the following students who have achieved Honors and High Honors during the Fall 2012 quarter.


  • Janel Adler
  • Shawn Alberg
  • Sofia Albis
  • Rawan Alwari
  • Consuelo Arboleda
  • Donna Back
  • Diane Baillargeon
  • Jennifer Baker
  • Julie Blackard
  • Amy Brigham
  • Laurie Caamal
  • Shelly Carpenter
  • Katrina Chandler
  • Christa Conley
  • Sharon Dahlke
  • Tammy De La Rosa
  • Angela Doskocil
  • Daniel Gotautis
  • Kaylee Hansen
  • Colleen Hanson
  • Elizabeth Hartung
  • Denise Henrich
  • Rochelle Hill
  • Denise Hintz
  • Jill Howard
  • Lilia Imatdinova
  • Sheryl Jones
  • Julie Kopp
  • Jeanette Kosciuk
  • Kathleen Laib
  • Amber Ledbetter
  • Pearl Lee
  • Tanya Lewis
  • Coua Lor
  • Tonya Lou
  • Sunshine McGranahan
  • Kelly McManus
  • Mary Meyer
  • Catlain Miller
  • Scott Miller
  • Jennifer Moen
  • Sean Murray
  • Maia Novotnak
  • Jeremy Page
  • Rebecca Phillips
  • Spencer Porter
  • Katie Pulvermacher
  • Rebecca Rajchel
  • Nicole Ringelstetter
  • Sheila Robson
  • Yolanda Russell
  • Jessica Rust
  • Joshua Ryan
  • Saralyn Santoyo
  • Marcus Schiel
  • Tina Schott
  • Rhonda Schubloom
  • Amanda Soto-Wadel
  • Korey Stafford
  • Krista Turner
  • Stevie Vordermann
  • Tracy Wentz
  • Felicia Wilson
  • Jeffrey Woroch
  • Breanna Zabel
  • Paula Zenz
  • Kevin Ziegler
High Honors:

  • Shannon Anderson
  • Anna Bartelme
  • Boualai Braun
  • TiaRae Brown
  • Rebecca Dahlgren
  • Karla Dean
  • Patrina Dohm
  • Stephanie Felts
  • David Gonzalez
  • Todd Grauvogl
  • Lori Hartung
  • Erica Healey
  • Jeremiah Hegge
  • Bruce Hennings
  • Jennifer Hilgendorf
  • BrandeNycole Kuelz
  • Chelsey Larson
  • Andrew Lockman
  • Jennifer Merrill
  • Eric Olds
  • Lisa Pennington
  • Mark Richardson
  • Katlyn Robertson
  • Mary Ryan
  • Adam Salmon
  • Thomas Salmon
  • Karen Scheffler
  • Autumn Schmelzer
  • Troy Sprecker
  • Heather Thorson
  • Kara Werk
  • Danielle Zander