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• Savannah College of Arts and Designs announces the recent graduation of Farragut resident Kathyrn Walker. Walker received a Master of Architecture degree in architecture.

• Phi Sigma Theta announces Emily Beuerkin, daughter of Dr. amd Mrs. Frank Beuerlin of Knoxville, has become a member of its society at The University of Tennessee. Emily is 2005 graduate of Farragut High School.

• Kimberly-Clark Corporation announces the following local students are recipients of its Bright Future college scholarships: Rachel Dean, daughter of Dave and Lori Dean; Paul Hook, son of John and Maggie Hook; Patricia Ligon, daughter of Jay Ligon and Julie Rotella and Jacquelyn Northcutt, daughter of Tim and Kathy Northcutt. Each grant is worth up to $20,000 for full-time students studying at accredited colleges and universities. Since its inception, the program has distributed more than $28.5 million in scholarships to more than 1,400 students.

• Farragut High School Class of 1978 announces its 30th class reunion and golf tournament. Tournament will begin at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, at Willow Creek Golf Club. Reunion dinner will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Aug. 2, at Fox Den Country Club. For further information and to register for the events, visit www.farraguthigh1978.com or contact Beth Dance at PO Box 78, Knoxville, TN 37901-0078 or 865-584-9036.

• Knox County Public Library will present the Fourth Annual Children’s Festival on Reading from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 31, at World’s Fair Park. Festival is themed “Starship Adventures” and special guests will include writers, illustrators, storytellers, aliens and various characters. Featured guest will be best selling author and illustrator Mo Williams. For additional information, call 865-215-8767.

• The University of Tennessee will offer “Business Education for Talented Students,” a week-long, residential program from Saturday, June 21, through Saturday, June 28. Program targets students from communities that have been historically underrepresented in business. There is no cost to participate. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average. Complete eligibility requirements and application are available at http://bus.utk.edu/diversity. Applications are being accepted through Friday, May 16.

• University of Alabama an-nounces the presentation of its Outstanding Alumnus in Telecommunication and Film to Greg Stroud of Knoxville. Stroud is currently vice president of creative services at Fine Living Network, where his team plays a major role in branding, designing and promoting the Scripps-owned channel. Prior to Fine Living, Stroud was in a similar role at The Weather Channel.

• Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine will offer “Manual Medicine and Therapy II” the second in a series of continuing medical education courses, from Friday, June 13, through Sunday, June 15, on the university’s Harrogate campus. Completion of “Manual Medicine and Therapy I” is not necessary to participate in course. For additional information, call Amy Drittler, Associate Director of Marketing and Public Relations, at 423-869-7108 or visit www.lmunet.edu/dcom.

• Johnson & Wales University announces it has named Anna Mullens, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Sports Entertainment Event Management, to its Dean’s List for the 2008 winter term.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College will offer “Free Application for Federal Student Aid Help Days” from 1 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, and from 1 to 6 p.m., Monday, July 14, in Room 101 of the Goins Administration Building on PSTCC’s Hardin Valley Campus. Participants should bring their 2007 federal income tax return and proof of assets. For additional information, call 865-694-6565.

• The University of Tennessee announces Douglas A. Blaze has been named dean of its College of Law. Blaze, a 15-year faculty member and administrator, has been interim associate dean for academic affairs. He also is the Art Stolnitz and Elvin E. Overton Distinguished Professor of Law.

• Bearden High School parents will host its annual Project Grad-uation celebration, a fun-filled, over-night party for all graduating seniors, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., Friday, May 16, at Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center. Event is alcohol-free and is intended to provide a safe, chaperoned alternative to private parties. To purchase tickets, volunteer, offer financial support or for more information about this event, call Kris or Jeff Jones at 865-691-4700.

• Registration for Roane State Community College’s fall semester has begun. Students may contact the campus nearest them for registration or register online at www.roanestate.edu. Campus telephone numbers are: Roane County, 865-882-4523; Oak Ridge, 865-481-2002; Campbell Coun-ty, 423-562-7021; Cumberland County, 931-456-9880; Fentress County, 931-752-8320; Knox County Center for Health Sciences, 865-539-6904; Lou-don County, 865-986-1525; Morgan County, 423-346-8700 and Scott Cou-nty, 423-663-3878.

• Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont will host Smoky Mountains Science Teacher Institute Sunday, June 15, through Friday, June 20. Program is designed to instruct teachers in using the outdoors as a way to engage students in real and relevant science. For more information, call Jason Love at 865-448-9732 ext. 14, or e-mail Jason@gsmit.org.

• Pellissippi State Technical Com-munity College announces its president, Allen Edwards, has been selected to receive Phi Theta Kappa honor society’s Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction.

• Paideia Academy is now enrolling students in grades kindergarten through six for 2008-2009 school year. Interested families are encouraged to schedule a school visit as soon as possible as several classes are expected to fill up. For additional information, call the school office at 865-670-0440 or visit www.PaideiaKnoxville.org.

• Adult Education Program at Pellissippi State Technical Com-munity College offers free classes and individual tutoring in basic reading, writing, and math skills; preparation for the GED test; and classes in English for speakers of other languages. For additional information, call 865-539-7109.

 

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