- Laurel residents Catherine Patricia Demos, who is majoring in general engineering; Hanna Rebecca Sheffrin, who is majoring in nursing; and Caitlin Renee Smith, who is majoring in graphic communications, have all been named to the President's List at Clemson University for the fall 2012 semester. To be included, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.
- Carl James Eichert, a physics major and Laurel resident, has been named to the Dean's List at Clemson for the fall 2012 semester. To be included, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.
- Taylor M. Williams, a Communication major of Laurel, was among approximately 1,800 students from Coastal Carolina University who made the Fall 2012 Dean's List. To qualify, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average.
- Kevin Hoover, a biomathematics major and resident of Laurel, was among the students from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne who were named to the dean's List for the fall semester. To be included, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a grade point average of at least 3.4.