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Higher Education

Published February 28, 2007


The following students were named to the Dean's List at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Jacob Connelly, son of Dominic and Susan Connelly, of St. Petersburg, was named to the Dean's List for his academic performance in biomedical engineering. He is a member of the engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi; the Gamma Beta Phi honor society; the National Honor Society; the Biomedical Engineers Society; and was awarded the Williams College Book Award.

A 2004 graduate of Shorecrest Preparatory School, Connelly participated on the intramural basketball and football teams. He plans to pursue a career in biomedical technology sales and marketing.

Wade Thoenes, son of Ed and Melanie Thoenes, of St. Petersburg, was named to the Dean's List for his academic performance in electrical engineering.

Thoenes is a graduate of Lakewood High School's C.A.T. program and is now a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, the Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.

He plans to pursue his Ph.D this fall.

Tyler Zimmer, son of James and Mary Zimmer, of St. Petersburg, was named to the Dean's List for his academic performance in philosophy.

Zimmer is a 2004 graduate of St. Petersburg High School, where he was an AP scholar and a member of the National Honor Society.

Currently, Zimmer is an associate editor of Vanderbilt's college paper, Orbis, and is a member of Living Income for Vanderbilt employees. He is a violinist in the Vanderbilt Orchestra.

Working on his honors thesis in philosophy, Zimmer plans to pursue a career as a philosophy professor at a major university.

[Last modified February 27, 2007, 20:29:16]

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