Frank Smrcka, a graduate of Corry Area High School, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2020 semester at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, according to Provost Stephen D. Stahl.

Any full-time student who achieves a GPA of at least 3.6 for 12 or more graded hours or part-time student who achieves a GPA of at least 3.6 for six or more graded hours in a semester is placed on the dean's list.

Furthermore, Smrcka graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a Bachelor of Arts in arts management and entrepreneurship.

While Baldwin Wallace University's 170th commencement ceremony was postponed due to the pandemic, the institution recognized the achievements of 648 graduate and undergraduate students via a virtual "conferring of degrees" ceremony that was live-streamed from Gamble Auditorium on May 9.

The virtual event was preceded by the unveiling of an online yearbook to recognize seniors with photos and honors as well as a brief video of inspirational words from Gina Vernaci, president and chief operating officer of Playhouse Square.

BW President Bob Helmer said during the live-stream, "As we have gone through this time as the BW community, the constant has been the way we care for each other and the way we continue to stay connected to each other."

He also invited students watching from home, who had donned cap and gown for the occasion, to turn their tassels in the traditional gesture marking the milestone of degree completion.

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