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Union County students attending colleges and universities throughout the state and nation were recently recognized for earning academic honors for the fall 2019 semester.

The University of Arkansas – Little Rock recently announced its fall 2019 Chancellor's List, recognizing nearly 700 students with superior academic performance. To be eligible for the honor, students must earn at least nine credit hours and maintain at least a 3.9 grade point average. Among those earning the honor locally were Ashley Gray of Smackover and Tomijah Smith and Elizabeth Vaughn, both of El Dorado.

Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia named more than 300 students to its fall 2019 President's List and more than 400 students to its fall 2019 Dean's List.

To qualify for the President's List, students must compile a 4.0 grade point average and be classified as a full-time student with a minimum of 12 credit hours, as well as having no incomplete or failing grades for the semester. Qualifications for the Dean's List include compiling a 3.5 grade point average, classification as a full-time student, with a minimum of 12 credit hours and no incomplete or failing grades for the semester.

Union County students named to OBU's academic honors lists, include Kate Vernon of El Dorado to the President's List; and Buck McKnight of El Dorado, Terrell Gibson of Junction City, and Charissa Newton, Courtney Davis and Tessa Watson, all of Smackover, to the Dean's List.

Freed-Hardman University, located in Henderson, Tennessee, recently recognized El Dorado native Riley Jones for ranking among more than 600 students named to the university's Dean's List for the fall 2019 semester.

A social work major, Jones qualified for the list as a full-time student achieving a 3.4 grade point average for the semester.

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