Recognizing excellence

At the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, our students are recognized for their achievements both inside and outside the classroom.

Dean's List

A student qualifies for the full-time Dean’s List or a part-time Dean's List if he or she meets certain conditions.

Dean's List Information

A student qualifies for the full-time Dean’s List if he or she meets two conditions:

  • has completed during the term at least 12 credit hours of graded (A-E) coursework toward degree.
  • has achieved a 3.50 or better term GPA

CASL also generates a "part-time" Dean’s List for Fall and Winter semesters combined. To qualify for this list a student must:

  • attend both Fall and Winter semesters of a given academic year.
  • complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded (A-E) coursework in Fall and Winter combined.
  • officially registered for fewer than 12 credit hours of graded (A-E) coursework in Fall, and fewer than 12 in Winter.
  • achieve minimum term GPAs of 3.50 in both Fall and Winter.

Note: Students who have IX, or Y notations or academic sanctions are not eligible to be included in the Dean’s List.  The lists prepared each semester (Fall,Winter,Summer) are displayed in a glass case on the first floor of the CASL Building.

Honors Convocation - Honor Scholars

Students who have achieved superior academic performance are invited to, and individually recognized, at the Honors Convocation, held each year in late March.

Honors Scholar Information

Students who have achieved superior academic performance are invited to, and individually recognized, at the Honors Convocation, held each year in late March. Students honored include those receiving Undergraduate and Graduate Excellence Awards, as well as Honor Scholars in undergraduate and graduate degree programs who are recipients of discipline awards. A student with academic sanctions is not eligible for the award. For further information, contact the Office of the Provost, 1080 AB, 313-593-5030.

2021 CASL Honor Scholars

2021 College of Arts, Sciences, & Letters Honor Scholars

Undergraduate
  • Actuarial Mathematics: Zachary Lewinski                                                        
  • Anthropology: Mallorie Clayton                                                          
  • Applied Statistics: Emily Piestrak                                                             
  • Art History: Briana Kemmerling                                                      
  • Behavioral and Biological Sciences: Wesam Almasri                                 
  • Behavioral Sciences: Zeena Mestari                                                             
  • Biochemistry: Larissa Dean                                                              
  • Biological Sciences: Mariam Rizk                                                                
  • Chemistry (ACS Certified): Ian Smith                                                                    
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice: Alexzandra Brochhagen                                               
  • Economics: Owen Fleming                                                            
  • English: Mariam Bazzi                                                              
  • Environmental Science: Krysten M. Bowen                                                       
  • Environmental Studies: Daniel Arini                                                                 
  • French Studies: Madelyn Vasbinder                                                     
  • Hispanic Studies/Spanish: Jessica Steslicki                                                         
  • History: Jessica L. Ledbetter                                                    
  • International Studies: Yahaira Vega                                                              
  • Journalism and Screen Studies: Mark Boyanowski                                                        
  • Mathematics: James Carzon                                                             
  • Microbiology: Erica Parmenter                                                          
  • Philosophy: Joseph Hughes                                                           
  • Physics: Nathaniel Pierce                                                          
  • Political Science: Joseph William Hughes                                               
  • Psychology: Zenon Sommers                                                         
  • Public Communication and Culture Studies: Fatooma Saad                                                            
  • Sociology: Stacey South                                                    
  • Urban and Regional Studies: Chelsea Hampton                                                       
  • Women’s and Gender Studies: Erin Richard                 

Graduate

  • Graduate Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics: Nicholas Krupansky                                                    
  • Graduate Program in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Tracy L. Maish
  • Graduate Program in Environmental Science: Jay Noelker                                                                 
  • Graduate Program in Psychology: Joyce Kuribayashi                                                       
  • Graduate Program in Public Administration and Policy: Erin LaPere 

Chancellor's Medallion

The Chancellor’s Medallion is awarded at each commencement exercise to UM-Dearborn graduates including two CASL students who represent the "Best In Class." 

Chancellor's Medallion Information

The Chancellor’s Medallion is awarded at each commencement exercise to UM-Dearborn graduates including two CASL students who represent the "Best In Class." The two students are selected by the CASL Academic Standards Committee based on their academic records. The December awardees are selected from students who were graduated in August and those who are to be graduated in December. The April/May awardees are selected from students who are to be graduated in April/May.  A student with academic sanctions is not eligible for the award.

Past CASL Chancellor Medallion Recipients

Difference Makers

Nominated by faculty, staff and peers, UM-Dearborn Difference Makers are outstanding students and alumni.

Difference Makers Information

Nominated by faculty, staff and peers, UM-Dearborn Difference Makers are outstanding students and alumni. They are at the forefront of their fields, embodying academic and professional achievement, integrity, leadership and creative contribution to improve the lives of others in southeast Michigan communities. For more information, please see the Michigan Difference Makers website.

Additional Academic Awards

James B. Angell Scholar

Students who earn straight A's (A+,A,A-) for two or more consecutive terms with a minimum of 14 credit hours toward degree, of which at least 12 must be graded A-E, are named James B. Angell scholars. This distinction is noted on the student's transcript.

William J. Branstrom Prize

First-term freshmen who rank in the upper five percent of their class and earn 14 credit hours toward degree and at least a 3.50 GPA on any campus and in any unit of the University of Michigan are named recipients of the William J. Branstrom Prize. This distinction is noted on the student’s transcript.

University Honors

Awarded to students who have achieved a 3.50 GPA and earn 14 credit hours toward degree (of which at least 12 credit hours are graded A-E). This distinction is noted on the student’s transcript after fall and winter terms only.

Advising and Academic Success

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