dean's list


Definition of dean's list

: a list of students receiving special recognition from the dean of a college because of superior scholarship

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Those students are environmental studies major Eliza Judson and political science major Ellis Cascio, both of whom qualified for Colgate's 2017 fall dean's list, with distinction. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "Celebrating the silver screen at the CH-UH Libraries; Shaker Heights' Leiken's final mayoral address; more: Press Run," 9 Mar. 2018 Razan had just made the dean's list at North Carolina State University. NBC News, "Man sentenced to three life terms without parole for killing three Muslims," 13 June 2019 He was also named to the dean's list for the spring 2019 semester., "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 13 June 2019 Razan had just made the dean's list in her first semester at North Carolina State University. CBS News, "Four years later, North Carolina man pleads guilty to killing 3 Muslim students," 12 June 2019 Loras College dean's list Naperville residents Anna L. Folliard, Conor J. Kelly, Samantha R. O'Neill and Joseph N. Riordan were named to the dean’s list at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, for the spring semester. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 29 June 2018 The College of Wooster's dean's list includes local students Sierra Foltz, Devon Matson, Cameron Miller, Caroline Obermeier, Maha Rashid, Christina Vukovich and Andrew White. 'sam' Boyer/special To,, "This announcement brought back memories: Whit & Whimsey," 9 Mar. 2018 Borkowski named to dean’s list Naperville resident Amanda Borkowski was named to the dean's list at Greenville University in Greenville, Ill., for the spring semester. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 8 June 2018 The dean's list recognizes full-time undergraduate students who earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 13 July 2018

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circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dean's list

US : a list of students at a college or university who have earned high grades

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