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LORETTO — The Saint Francis University Greek Life community has reported that its fall 2017 semester collective grades have recorded higher than national averages.

Statistics were gathered by the North-American Interfraternity Conference website and the 2016-17 Annual Survey Highlights: Fast Facts published by the National Panhellenic Conference.

The NPC is the world’s largest governing organization of its kind. It reports that members in 21 out of 26 organizations, which account for almost 420,000 undergraduates, achieved an average GPA of 3.26 in spring 2016 and 3.27 in fall 2016.

Additionally, more than half of the NPC organizations reported that its newly initiated members achieved a GPA of 3.19 in spring 2016 and 3.16 in fall 2016, during the academic terms which they were initiated.

The sorority women at Saint Francis have consistently achieved higher than the marks mentioned.

The Average Greek Women GPA since the spring 2016 has been 3.41 (spring 2016), 3.34 (fall 2016), 3.39 (spring 2017) and 3.33 in the fall 2017 term. For newly-initiated sorority members, the numbers during those semesters are as follows: 3.38 (spring 2016), 3.31 (fall 2016), 3.25 (spring 2017) and 3.33 (fall 2017).

The NIC oversees 66 organizations that maintain 6,186 chapters on 800 different campuses. The most recent numbers provided by the NIC are from the 2013-14 academic year, and show an all-fraternity GPA of 2.91.

Like their female counterparts, the men of the SFU Greek Life community have also outdone this standard. The GPAs are as follows: 3.07 (fall 2013), 3.16 (spring 2014), 3.22 (fall 2014), 3.19 (spring 2015), 3.09 (fall 2015), 3.13 (spring 2016), 2.99 (fall 2016), 2.98 (spring 2017) and 3.04 (fall 2017).

Students get scholarships from Frostburg

FROSTBURG, Md. — The following area students have received scholarships for study at Frostburg State University.

n Braden Ebersole, New Enterprise, received the Dr. and Mrs. Somashekhar V. Bellary Scholarship, Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship, Academic Leadership Scholarship and Regional Excellence Scholarship. Ebersole is the son of Brent and Sonja Ebersole and attended Northern Bedford County High School, Loysburg.

n Brittany Ketterman, Clearville, received the Jeanette and C. William Gilchrist Scholarship and Associate Degree Scholars Award. Ketterman is the daughter of Chris and Carol Ketterman and attended Everett Area High School.