ANGOLA, Ind. — Chase Township native Jared Holmquist has been named to the Trine University president's list of students. This serves as recognition for his academic success and the contributions he has made to the university's student body.

"I'm very happy," remarked Holmquist. "It was a hard semester and I'm glad all the hard work is paying off."

Holmquist graduated from Reed City High School in 2012 and is studying for a degree in accounting with a minor in marketing. The president's list required him to maintain a 3.75 grade point average while registered for a minimum of 15 credit hours.

Business professor Alexander Odemba has had Holmquist in four of his classes, and said there was no one more deserving of the honor.

"He's a great student," said Odemba. "He helps with group work, he helps the other students and he always does excellent work on his assignments."

Trine University, formerly known as Tri-State University, is located in Angola, Ind., and was founded in 1884. It hosts a student body of approximately 2,000 students.

Holmquist said he is planning on returning to the western Michigan area when he graduates. He said he likes the feeling of a small town and thinks his abilities can go along way in the communities he grew up in.

As for his secret of success, Holmquist said there really isn't one besides the obvious: hard work and self-discipline.

"A lot of it is just time management," explained Holmquist. "People say that a lot but it's definetly true. Procrastination is not the way. You need to stay on top of yourself."