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The University of Akron

AKRON – Ashley Okey has been named to the dean’s list at The University of Akron for the fall semester, 2012. Undergraduate students who carry 12 graded credits or more without receiving an “Incomplete” or “In Progress” grade and earn a grade point average of 3.25 or better are eligible for inclusion on the dean’s list of their respective college (Summit College).

Okey is the daughter of Vicki Okey of Lowell and William Okey of Galloway. Her grandparents are Raymond and Deanna Lang of Lowell and Walter Okey of Coal Run.

Ashland University

ASHLAND – Leah Rake, of Marietta, has been accepted to Ashland University for the fall semester of 2013.

Rake, who is a senior at Warren High School, will receive the Provost’s Scholarship of $13,000 annually to attend Ashland University.

Bowling Green University

Steven Andrew Young, of Marietta, was named to the dean’s list at Bowling Green University for the fall semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must complete at least 12 credit hours with a 3.5 grade point average or above.

Young, the son of Deborah Sue Coss of Marietta, is majoring in electro-mechanical systems technology (EMST).

Freed-Hardeman University

HENDERSON, Tenn. – Kelly Hoeflich, of Marietta, was one of approximately 100 students to receive degrees Dec. 14 at Freed-Hardeman University’s winter commencement exercises. Hoeflich graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in arts and humanities.

United Nations Ambassador Waheed Waheedullah greeted attendees and expressed appreciation to the university. Having served in various capacities, he is best known for his work within the U.N. and the international community and for his contributions to peacekeeping, peace-building, peacemaking, conflict prevention, conflict management and conflict resolution. He is the architect and designer of the Bonn Agreement for a Comprehensive Political Settlement of the Afghan Conflict.

Degrees were conferred by FHU President Joe Wiley. The university is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is perennially listed as a top tier school in US News and World Report’s College Guide.

Also, during the 2012 fall semester, Hoeflich, as a senior, was named to the president’s list. To be named to the presiden’t list, students must be full time and maintain a grade point average of 4.00 for the semester.