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Danielle Smith of Ephraim earns the Achievement of Academic Excellence from Weber State University

By Staff | Sep 15, 2021

OGDEN — Danielle Smith of Ephraim earned the honor of Academic Excellence from Weber State University.

More than 800 students received the honor of Academic Excellence in the summer, signifying they maintained a GPA of at least 3.5. Of those 800, approximately 280 students earned the distinction of High Academic Excellence for maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

The achievement of earning Academic Excellence is difficult under normal circumstances but was made especially challenging with the added pressure of handling the mental and emotional impact of a global pandemic, political unrest and an unusual learning environment.

Less face-to-face instruction and interaction, as well as limited engagement with peers, meant students had to demonstrate their grit and determination to maintain their high academic standards.

Additionally, many students maintained exceptional academic standards while also managing jobs, extracurricular activities, families and household responsibilities.

Visit weber.edu/wsu today for more news about Weber State University.

Weber State is an open-admission institution, serving more than 29,000 students from some of the most ethnically and economically diverse cities in Utah. The university cultivates remarkably personalized teaching, mentoring and engaged learning with seven colleges, 225 undergraduate certificate and degree programs and 16 graduate degrees, including a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Weber State’s 16 teams compete in NCAA Division I athletics as part of the Big Sky Conference. In addition to being a learning institution, the university is a community leader. Weber State makes Utah a better place to live through community building, volunteer service and economic development.


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