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Escondido students named to Biola University’s Dean’s List

The following Escondido students were among the 1,575 students who were named to the Fall 2016 Dean’s List at Biola University. Biola students are placed on the Dean’s List to honor those with a grade point average of 3.60 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.20.

The Escondido students were: Jonathan Chappell, Christina DenBoer, Brian Marcus, Chloe Pines, Katelyn Seward, Dylan Simmons and Rebecca Strauss.

“Inclusion on the Biola Dean’s List is an indication that this student is performing exceptionally well in a rigorous academic program,” said Patricia Pike, Vice Provost for undergraduate education. “Our Dean’s List students are bright, motivated, engaged, competent, and personable. They are already demonstrating the characteristics of success that results from applied intelligence and that will support future endeavors in society, community, career, and family life.”

Biola University is a leading Christcentered university in Southern California that offers a premier, nationally ranked education and has been named one of the nation’s “up and coming” universities by U.S. News & World Report four times in the past five years. Founded in 1908, Biola is committed to the mission of biblically centered education, scholarship and service – equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. With more than 6,300 students at its Los Angeles-area campus and around the world, the university offers more than 150 academic programs through its six schools, ranging from the B.A. to the Ph.D. For more information, visit

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