BURLINGTON, VT. - Michelle Niland has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2016 semester at the University of Vermont. Niland, from Totowa, is majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences.

To be named to the dean's list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.

Chartered in 1791, the University of Vermont was the first in higher education to declare public support for freedom of religion and the first to admit women and African Americans to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Today, UVM offers more than 100 majors across the disciplines to 10,267 undergraduates students; 50 master's degree and 22 doctoral programs to 1,462 graduate students; and an on-campus teaching hospital where students of all levels, including 461 medical students, gain hands-on training.