Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Academy of Culinary Arts has released its Dean's Recognition List for Academic Excellence for the Fall 2011 semester.

Named to the list is Samantha Bowman, a 2011 graduate of Lehighton Area High School and the daughter of Craig and Dawn Bowman of Lehighton.

Students are named to the list when they achieve a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. The academy, located in Punxsutawney, is one of only 112 programs in the U.S. fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation, the maximum accreditation possible for culinary programs in the U.S. Programs with ACF accreditation have met or exceeded published industry standards and are distinguished from hundreds of other post-secondary culinary programs in the nation