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Dean College is pleased to announce the students who have been named members of The National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) Collegiate Program this semester. The Dean College chapter of NHSDA launched in 2018.

About NHSDA 

The National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) Collegiate Program is designed to honor the accomplishments of outstanding students studying dance. NHSDA exists to encourage exploration of dance education pedagogy, choreography, performance, research, community outreach and advocacy in the context of a broad dance program. 

Induction Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for membership in the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA), a student must: 

  • Be a student member of NDEO (National Dance Education Organization)
  • Achieve at least a 3.500 GPA at time of induction
  • Accrue 45 points in each of three major strands of the NHSDA National Collegiate Point System (in a minimum of six out of 10 total categories pertaining to Artistic Merit, Leadership, and Academic Achievement) 

The Spring 2020 NHSDA inductees are:

  • Gretchen Adams ’22
  • Megan Arrington ’21
  • Madison Clement ’22
  • Isabella Curci ’20
  • Maura Lennon ’20
  • Victoria Midkiff ’20
  • Alicia Nascembeni ’22
  • Bailey Peicott ’21
  • Emily Smith ’21
  • Abigail Wenczkowski ’21

NHSDA Honors Distinction

To receive Honors Distinction at the time of graduation, a student must: 

  • Have previously been inducted into NHSDA
  • Have a 3.500 GPA 
  • Accrue an additional 15 points beyond the 45 required points for induction
  • Write an essay for consideration, complete a researched senior project within the School of Dance, or complete a major research project related to the field during the student’s senior year

The Spring 2020 Honors Distinction recipients are:

  • Erin Burns ’20
  • Victoria Swillum ’20
  • Bailey Williams ’20

Congratulations, Bulldogs!