Erin M. Kempkes of Bainbridge Island 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.
Kempkes is one of 417 Colby students — or 23 percent of the student body — to qualify for the dean’s list this semester.
Kempkes, a member of the Class of 2020, attended Bainbridge High School and is the daughter of Rodney and Carolyn Kempkes of Bainbridge Island. The outstanding scholar 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 psychology and biology with a neuroscience concentration.
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.