HAMILTON, NY -- Two Montclair residents have been awarded the Dean's Award for academic excellence at Colgate University.

The Dean's Award is given to students with a 3.30 or higher term average.

The following students have earned this recognition for the spring 2016 semester:

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American School of Bombay graduate Ayesha Ghorpade, a Middle East and Islamic Civ major in the Colgate Class of 2018, from Montclair.

Montclair High School graduate Jeremy Nadison, a Mathematical Economics major in the Colgate Class of 2016, from Upper Montclair.

Colgate University is a residential liberal arts institution. Colgate offers 54 majors to a diverse student body of approximately 2,900 undergraduate students, and supports 25 Division I athletic teams. The university's 575-acre campus is located in rural central New York.