University of KentuckyLEXINGTON — A record number of students made the University of Kentucky Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester. A total of 9,705 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance.

To make a Dean’s List in one of the UK colleges, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes. Some UK colleges require a 3.5 GPA to make the Dean’s List.

Todd County

Haven Elaine Walton, finance; Makayla Nicole Settle, Kinesiology; Sydney T. Harper, STEM education; Dylan Seth Lee, computer science; Aidan James Perell, psychology; Garret Matthew Collins, Kinesiology; Emma Lee-Ann Klees, pre-nursing.

Trigg County

Isabella S. Erickson, nursing; Anne Marie McAtee, international studies; Elizabeth Kelly Redd, human health sciences.

Texas A&M

David G. Ruff, formerly of Hopkinsville, son of Dr. Carol Ruff and the late Judge Grady Ruff, recently received his Doctorate from Texas A&M University. Ruff was a 1978 graduate of Hopkinsville High School and a 1982 graduate of the US Naval Academy. He completed a 25-year career in the nuclear submarine force, including command of USS LOUISIANA (SSBN 743), and retired at the rank of Captain.

At Texas A&M, he studied Nautical Archaeology, performing field work at multiple sites in the Adriatic Sea. His dissertation, “A Roman Ship Scuttled near Salona in the Gulf of Kaštela, Croatia: Excavation, Reconstruction and Analysis,” reviewed Roman ship construction techniques in the province of Dalmatia at the beginning of the Roman Empire based on an excavation he performed in 2015.

Dr. Ruff intends to continue research in the Mediterranean region. He is a member of an international team studying Adriatic shipbuilding and seafaring; additionally, he works with several non-profit agencies, including the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and RPM Nautical Foundation. He and his wife Marla currently reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Austin Peay State University

CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee — Austin Peay State University recognized over 2,500 students who were on the Dean’s List during the Spring 2020 semester including the following:


Megan Pitts, Jessica Young, Micah Davis, Brittney McWaters, Zoraida Rivera-Quiles, Justin Juckett, Jennifer Osteen, Samantha Meehan, Zachary Marlow, Ashlynn Almon, Logan Ferrell, Codie Hill, Kennedy Holloman, Tyler Long, Ashleigh Sanders, Jennifer Gbemudu, Brittney Baeringer, Kaitlyn Baker, Ellen Thomas-Vaught, MacKenzie Russell, Mack Dillard, Hannah Skuljan, Ansley Hartley, George Koranyi, Esperanza Hohertz.


Alison Dauzat

Oak Grove

Junior Fredrick, Alexus Gates, Tamera Bridges, Heather Goodman, Zoe Sawyer, Ashley Hull, Skylar Clemons, Kristin Cloyd, Dominique House, Chelsea Chesek, Ryan Davis, Ashley Lesher, Jeffrey Rogers, Vida Ubalejo, Caitlin Auch, Abigail Kassehin, Emily Long, Devin Mauerman, Shayla Reed, Wade Harrington, Aschlynd Spidellflores, Kevin Sunday, Kevin Wolf.


Paige Waldrop

Fort Campbell

Vikram Mahadevan, Durga Guhilot , Jessica Herian-Phat, Marissa Nickel, Mandy Pursifull, Hannah Mosher, Pablo Alaniz, Hannah Puryear, Jasmine Sager Gonzalez, Harley Crouse, Destiny Ortiz, Meeya Acab, Danielle Anderson, Isha Cheaye, Amanda Cole, Daniel Cole, Virginia Fowler, Jacqueline Padilla, Chhaya Phat, Briana Stauffer, Julie Stultz, Hannah Tomerlin, Dylan Edwards, Zachary Labas, Nana Afoa Abenney, Dallas Acab, Faith Virginia, D’onna Campbell, Uyanga Ganzorig, Joseph Harris, Leana Moore, Chenell Newenham, Bailey Stevens, Trevor Varner, Elizabeth Volz, Denise Allenclark, Amy Barnes, Ashley Castle, Quinn May, Joshua Mejia, Vanessa Reesen Dean, Brittany Gademer, Ryu Tea, Dwight Turpin.


Kevin Shaw, Mykalah Dailey, Julie Perdue, Davion Mosley


Margaret Askew, Krista Whittaker, Jean Sholar


Carson Griffith


Alexandria Geary, Edgar Maldonado, Amber Roy, Joshua Eib, Donald Eiben.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or greater.

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