POUGHKEEPSIE, NJ -- Gina Jadelis (majoring in Communication) and Olivia Whitmer (majoring in Psychology/Special Education) of Scotch Plains have been named to the Marist College Dean's List for the Fall 2016 semester. Both are members of the Class of 2018.

Marist College is located in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its branch campus in Florence, Italy. It is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.

The College is consistently recognized for excellence by top organizations like The Princeton Review, and  by U.S. News & World Report (13th Best Regional University) and Kiplinger's Personal Finance (Best Values in Private Colleges). Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates 4,700 traditional-age undergraduate students and more than 1,300 adult and graduate students in 46 undergraduate majors and 13 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.