- Cullman, Alabama

April 12, 2013

Vance named to dean's list at University of Rochester

University of Rochester Media Relations

CULLMAN — Rachel Josephine Vance, a sophomore majoring in molecular genetics at the University of Rochester, has been named to the Dean’s List for academic achievement for the fall 2012 semester.

Vance, a resident of Cullman, is the daughter of Karen Laney, and a graduate of Cullman High School in Cullman, Ala.

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