Philip Nichols on deanís list

Philip Nichols from DeFuniak Springs has been named to the fall 2012 dean's list at St. Bonaventure University. Nichols is majoring in English.

Inspired for more than 150 years by the Franciscan values of individual dignity, community inclusiveness, and service, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them.

Rashid Chatani named Charles O. Thompson Scholar

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has announced that Rashid Chatani of Freeport, a first-year student majoring in biochemistry, has been named a Charles O. Thompson Scholar for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Named in honor of the first president of WPI, this honor recognizes outstanding performance by first-year students. To be eligible for membership, students must receive all A's and B's (with a minimum of six A's) in their academic subjects during their first three terms at WPI.

Erica Gibson receives degree

Erica Gibson of Santa Rosa Beach earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University afater fall semester. The university awarded about 3,300 degrees to students.