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• Zachary Brent Marquand of Knoxville is among 808 DePauw University students who have been recognized for outstanding academic performance and named to the Dean's List for the 2006 fall semester. Marquand is a senior at DePauw. To be eligible for the Dean's List at DePauw, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average.

• Ada Elizabeth Graham, a Dartmouth College student in the class of 2008, has been cited for outstanding academic achievement in Anthropology 051 during the winter 2007 term. Graham is the daughter of John H. Graham Jr. and Robin L. Graham of Knoxville. Members of the Dartmouth faculty are invited to submit citation reports only when a student’s work is sufficiently distinguished to merit special recognition. Such citations are rare; typically only a few undergraduates receive citations each term.

• Bearden High School Choral Department presents their spring concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 3. The concert features the female chorus, Bearden Singers and Show Choir. Admission is $5 at the door.

• People who go to college in Tennessee tend to stay in the state to work. These educated workers earn more than other Tennessee workers, and their salaries escalate with their education levels. These are among the findings of "School-to-Work: Do Tennessee's Higher Education Graduates Work in Tennessee?" This report was prepared by the Center for Business and Economic Research under an agreement with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and with the cooperation of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. To read the report and learn more about CBER, visit http://cber.bus.utk.edu.

• Students in the Communication Graphics Technology concentration at Pellissippi State Technical Community College will exhibit some of their best work at the CGT Student Design Showcase from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 26, in the Goins Student Lounge of Hardin Valley Road campus. The annual exhibit and professional critique of student portfolios is free and open to the public. For more information, contact David Gilbert at 865-694-6750 or dgilbert@pstcc.edu.

• National Public Radio member station WUOT, licensed to The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, has received a 2007 regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association for “Best Writing.” This is the third consecutive year in which WUOT has won a Murrow award. The annual award honors outstanding achievement in electronic journalism. Winners of regional awards will move on to the national competition in June.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College recently made it to the “elite eight” in a regional competition calling for participants to build a robot that plays basketball. The college was one of only three two-year schools to enter. PSTCC’s team consisted of electrical engineering technology students Scott Britt, Chris McAbee, Tim Kadri and Darrell Wood; pre-engineering students Jeremy Brantley and Wes Forbes and instructors Swayne and Carl Mallette.

• Two books published by The University of Tennessee Press have received awards. “Two Carpenters: Architecture and Building in Early New England, 1799-1859," by J. Ritchie Garrison, received the 2006 Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize at the Vernacular Architecture Forum's 27th annual meeting. The prize recognizes outstanding books published about North American vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes. Also, Rudy Abramson and Jean Haskell, editors of "Encyclopedia of Appalachia," have received the Weatherford Award for outstanding writing about Appalachia for 2006. They were honored at the 30th annual meeting of the Appalachian Studies Association hosted by Maryville College. UT Press is the only university publisher whose authors have won the award six times. For more about UT press, visit www.utpress.org.

• Farragut High School Class of 1997 will have their 10-year reunion May 18-19. Tickets and additional information regarding the reunion are available at www.fhs97reunion.com, or contact Mina Kim at fhs_1997@yahoo.com or 312-882-4799.

• ITT Technical Institute in Knoxville has announced the graduation of Christopher Fleming, of Knoxville, from the AAS of Applied Science program in Computer Drafting and Design. Fleming is a 1999 graduate of Farragut High School.

• Lipscomb University announces that artwork by Erin Brosey of Knoxville was chosen to be part of Lipscomb University’s annual student art exhibition. Brosey is showing a charcoal drawing titled “Series Part IV: Shore” and a charcoal and hairspray drawing titled “Series Part III: Bubbles.”

• Central High School Class of 1967 is holding its 40th reunion July 20-21. Information is available at www.chs67.org. Help is needed in locating addresses for classmates; a list is available on the Web site. Contact Idonna Tillery Bryson at 865-688-5816 or idonna@joshua1systems.com, Ann Paylor Williams at 865-687-7759 or chs1967bobcats @aol.com or Debbie Dalton Lamb at 865-922-7172 or dkfornow@aol.com.

• Gibbs High School Class of 1972 will hold its 35th reunion from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, June 16, at Time Warp Tea Room, 1209 North Central St., Knoxville. For more info, contact Linda Harrell Tunstall at 865-986-4565 or tunstalllinda@aol.com.

• Young High School Class of 1967 will be celebrating its 40-year reunion June 9 at Calhoun’s on The River. Help the committee find the following: Jerry Beeler, Gail Chambers, Barbara Davis, Judy Davis, Ann Green, Chris Haws, Jeff Heath, Shirley Hutchinson, Verna Jackson, Janie Johnson, Allen Jordan, Mary Long, Joe McCarter, Edd Orr, Theresa Payne, David Pittman, Joe Poston, Karen Ressler, Barbara Sanders and Charlotte Taylor. For more information, call Linda at 865-573-1181 or YHS1967Reunion@aol.com.

• An Old Farragut High School reunion has been planned for 8 p.m., May 5, in the FHS commons. Any former Old Farragut School student is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact George Hamilton at 865-688-6777 or Horris Hamilton at 865-966-5265.

• Through member contributions, the UT Parents Association is offering 12 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to students who have achieved excellence in one of the following areas: academic, service or leadership. The application period is through April 27. To be eligible, at least one of the students' parents or guardians must be members of the Parents Association. Funds will be distributed to students in 50-percent increments for fall and spring semesters during financial aid disbursement. For more information, contact the Parents Association at 865-974-4546, by e-mail at parents@utk.edu or visit the Association's Web site at parents.utk.edu/scholarships.html.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College’s adult education program offers students ages 17 and older free English classes, days or evenings, at Knoxville locations. They also offer free basic skills and GED preparation using a variety of teaching strategies, including one-on-one tutoring, small group work, computer tutorials, videotapes and written materials. For details, call PSTCC at 865-539-7109 or 865-329-3176 or visit www.pstcc.edu.

• Powell High School’s Class of 1987 members plan a 20-year class reunion for autumn 2007. If you are a 1987 PHS alumnus, not yet contacted by the reunion committee, send contact information to PHS 1987 Reunion Committee, P.O. Box 854, Powell, TN 37849 or e-mail Brenda Mincey at bfmincey@aol.com.

• The University of Southern California in Los Angeles has named Amanda Kaschak of Farragut on the Dean’s List and was recently inducted into the National Academic Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta. Kaschak is a member of the B.F.A acting program, minoring in screenplay writing at the USC School of Cinema. She recently performed in a musical production of “Three Penny Opera.”

• Tate’s School of Discovery seeks entrants for its seventh annual elementary regional science fair, May 6-8. For additional details, call Shelley Pratt at 865-690-4255 or visit www.tatesschool.com/-sciencefair.

 

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