KINGSTON, RI -- The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that more than 4,986 undergraduates have qualified for the Spring 2016 Dean's List. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, other states and 25 countries.

Nisa Miyoshi Pennyfeather of Green Brook, NJ, was named to the Dean's List.

To be included on the Dean's List, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.30 quality point average.

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View the Spring 2016 Dean's List at http://news.uri.edu/deans/.

The University of Rhode Island's pioneering research extends the University's influence well beyond its coastal borders, while its unique interdisciplinary courses provide its 16,637 undergraduate and graduate students with global opportunities in an intimate environment. In May 2016, more than 3,200 undergraduate and about 620 graduate degrees were awarded. The University now has more than 120,000 alumni worldwide.