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East Amherst's Chmiel named to Dean's List at Colby College


WATERVILLE, Maine -- Rebecca J. Chmiel of East Amherst, was named to the Dean's List at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2016-17 year. Chmiel is one of 417 Colby students -- or 23 percent of the student body -- to qualify for the Dean's List this semester.

Chmiel, a member of the Class of 2017, attended Williamsville East High School and is the daughter of Ronald Chmiel and Catherine Moran of East Amherst, N.Y. Chmiel earned a semester grade point average of 3.77 or higher this spring to be included on Colby's highly selective Dean's List. She majored in chemistry and environmental science.

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America's most selective colleges and the first previously all-male college in New England to admit women. Serving only undergraduates, Colby offers a rigorous academic program and a rich global experience rooted in deep exploration of ideas. Through close interaction with world-class faculty scholars, students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.