College achievements


Mary Whitley was named to the President’s Honors List at Phoenix College for the past two semesters.
She was welcomed into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for her commitment to scholarship, leadership and service.
Whitley recently completed training to become a licensed EMT through American Medical Response, and is currently working for AMR while attending school.
Mary is the daughter of Clarkston residents Chris Whitley and John Whitley, and attended Clarkston schools for 12 years.
Jordan Timmins-Puzio, of Clarkston, was among over 700 students who earned scholarships at Baldwin Wallace (Ohio) University this fall. Timmins-Puzio, a graduate of Clarkston High School majoring in Music Composition, earned the Lee Goldstein Music Scholarship and the Lloyd & Mildred Hoffman Scholarship.
Hope Combest, of Clarkston, has been named to Bob Jones (S.C.) University’s University Singers, BJU’s largest choral organization. Combest is a freshman majoring in Political Science.
All students at BJU are welcome to audition for choirs and are placed in a choral group according to their classification and abilities. Singers are re-auditioned periodically to determine proper placement.
The choral program at BJU is a developmental program comprised of seven graded choirs. Performances include concerts of standard choral literature, sacred service music, and the annual opera and oratorio performances. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn to use music for the service of God and to reach their individual technical and artistic choral potential within a program that strives for the highest level of musical excellence.
In addition, Combest was named to the BJU President’s List for the Fall 2022 semester, along with Lauren Brundage, a senior Public Health/Global Health major from Clarkston.
To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 3.75 or higher grade-point average for the semester.
Catherine Bisio, of Clarkston, recently performed in the University of Findlay’s (Ohio) fall woodwind instrumental recital.
Bisio performed “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin, arr. McLeod, in a clarinet quartet.
She also performed in the university’s Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble’s annual December concert, “Christmas in Findlay.”
Tyler Pabst, of Clarkston, has been awarded the Paul J. and Hulda M. Brembeck Memorial Scholarship at Manchester (Ind.) University.
The Clarkston High School graduate is majoring in Business Management.
This endowed scholarship fund was established by Howard S. and Myra Brembeck in memory of Mr. Brembeck’s parents, Paul J. and Hulda M. Brembeck, who lived their entire lives in rural Wabash County, Ind.
Angelena Perry, of Clarkston, was named to the President’s List at Trine (Ind.) University for the Fall 2022 term.
Perry is majoring in Business Administration.
To earn President’s List honors, Trine students must complete a minimum of 12 hours and have a GPA of 3.750-4.000.
In addition, Courtney Farrugia and Liam Zimmerman, both of Clarkston, have been named to the Dean’s List at Trine for the Fall 2022 term.
To earn Dean’s List honors, students must complete a minimum of 12 hours and have a GPA of 3.500-3.749.
Elizabeth Craig, of Clarkston, a student at Davis & Elkins (W.V.) College, has been named to the President’s List for the fall 2022 semester.
The President’s List includes all full-time students with a 4.0 GPA for the semester.
Mitchell D. Hynes, Clarkston High School graduate from the Class of 2021, was on the Dean’s List at Western Michigan University in the Fall 2022 semester.
Hynes is majoring in Computer Engineering and is the son of Jeff and Paula Hynes of Springfield Township.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized students named to the Dean’s Honor List for the fall semester of the 2021-22 academic year.
Four Clarkston students – Alexander Carlson, Megan Ford, and Nicole Nickelson (all College of Engineering), and Andrea Luther (School of Human Ecology) – were recognized.
To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Each university school or college sets its own GPA requirements for students to be eligible to receive the distinction.

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