National Dean’s List
I have received a letter informing me of my selection to the National Dean’s List, “the largest, most prestigious publication in the country recognizing gifted students selected by their deans, comparable faculty members or other educational organizations.” This is, to say the least, an unexpected honor, seeing as how I graduated college twenty years ago.
Also puzzling is the odd syntax employed in the letter. Why isn’t it the National Deans’ List, since multiple deans are presumably involved? And what does “deans, comparable faculty members or other educational organizations” mean, anyway? What faculty members would be comparable to deans? And why would either constitute an organization?