Columbia State Announces President's, Dean's Lists, Graduates

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Feb. 26, 2016) - - - Sixty-one students were named to the president's list and nearly 430 students were named to the dean's list at Columbia State Community College for earning academic honors this fall.

"These students have excelled academically," said Dr. Janet F. Smith, Columbia State president. "Students named to the president's list maintain an outstanding level of academic performance while managing full-time course loads, often these students are juggling multiple responsibilities including jobs, families and extra-curricular activities. They are to be commended for their hard work and dedication."

"Being named to the dean's list is a notable achievement," said Dr. Margaret D. Smith, the executive vice president and provost for academic affairs and student programs and services. "We encourage and promote student success at Columbia State, and these students are a great example of what it means to be successful."

To qualify for the president's list, students must earn 15 credit hours for the semester with a grade point average of 3.90 - 4.00.

To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn 12 or more credit hours for the semester with a GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Fall 2015 President's List

Fall 2015 Dean's List

In addition, there were 230 graduates for the fall 2015 semester.

Fall 2015 Graduates

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee’s first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit

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