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• Knox County Council PTA will present the 5th Annual Education Forum featuring a panel discussion about the Tennessee Diploma Project from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Andrew Johnson Building Board Room, First Floor, 912 S. Gay Street. Public forum is designed to inform parents about new curriculum standards enacted by the State Board of Education in January.

Panelists will include Superintendent of Knox County Schools, Dr. James McIntyre; Principal of Fulton High School, James Rysewick, and Executive Director for the Niswonger Education Foundation, Oliver “Buzz” Thomas. The morning will open with guest presenter, Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale at 9:30 a.m. Bill Williams, WBIR Anchor Emeritus and KCC PTA Honorary Membership Chairman, will moderate the panel discussion beginning at 10 a.m. For additional information about the 5th Annual Education Forum or the Knox County Council PTA, contact Sandra Rowcliffe at 865-603-5851 or

• Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University announces Alyssa Bishop was among its Spring 2008 graduates. Bishop received a Doctor of Medicine degree.

• Maryville College announces the following students were among its 2008 graduates: Jason Bowman, son of Michael and Carolyn Bowman; Karen Buckham, daughter of Edwin and Wendy Buckham; Zachary Craig, son of Jeffrey and Mardi Craig; Evan Giordano (magna cum laude), son of Larry and Kristie Giordano; Kala Handagama, daughter of Naresh and Charmi Handagama; Jeremy Holliday, son of Cynthia Holliday; Amy Hoover (magna cum laude), daughter of Wayne and Maureen Hoover; Erin Mentzer (magna cum laude), daughter of John and Brenda Mentzer; Kevin Newton, son of John and Pamela Newton; Rebecca Saults, daughter of Robert and Linda Saults; Stephen Shankles, son of Roland and Karen Shankles; Emily Allen, daughter of Christopher and Lynnette Allen; Kari Berdal, daughter of Alan and Darla Berdal and Summer Dalton (cum laude), daughter of Paul and Diane Dalton.

• Samford University announces Jessica Abby Dunn has been selected a member of the inaugural class of University Fellows at Samford University. Dunn, a recent graduate of Farragut High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Dunn. The highly competitive University Fellows program, Samford’s premiere academic offering for undergraduates, engages students in small seminar-style classes and unique in-depth learning opportunities. Fellows receive funding for undergraduate research and a two-week study trip to Rome, Italy. Less than seven percent of this year’s Samford freshmen were selected to be University Fellows.

• Christian Academy of Knox-ville has named Frank Merry as its new development director.

• Christian Academy of Knox-ville announces it has named Jenny Dell as its new communications director.

• Christian Academy of Knox-ville announces Jan Kitelyn has accepted the position of elementary assistant principal.

• Oxford College announces Rikita Merai, daughter of Anil J Merai and Nancy A Merai, was named to the Merit List of Oxford College for its Spring 2008 semester.

• Columbia College announces Katherine L. Wolfson of Farragut graduated with a bachelor’s degree in film and video during its Saturday, May 17, Commencement Ceremony.

• Marietta College announces Kimberly N. Page, daughter of Karen and Alan Page, has been named to its Dean’s List for the spring 2008 semester. Any full-time Marietta College student completing at least 15 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.00 to 3.49 in a given semester is recognized as a Dean’s List student for that semester. Page is a graduate of Farragut High School and has completed work on a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in psychology during the spring semester at Marietta.

• Samford College announces Robert R. Baird, son of Dr. and Mrs. Mike Baird, was honored during spring awards ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students in Samford University’s Brock School of Business. Baird received the $1,150 John C. Pittman Scholarship in honor of academic achievement and future promise.

• The University of Wyoming lists Kathryn E. Fambrough as a member of the 2008 Spring semester academic Dean’s List and Freshman Honor Roll.

• Furman University announces the graduation of James F. Hawkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hawkins; Christopher M. Swift, son of Leslie and Michael Swift; and Matthew R. West, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary West.

• Furman University announces the addition of Stephanie A Dale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kick Dale, and Jordan M. Greene, son of Suzanne and Robert Greene, to their Dean’s List for the Spring Term 2008.

• Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy announces it has beeen granted precandidate status by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

• Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology announces Kendra Albers has been named to its Dean’s List for Winter 2008 quarter. Kendra is the daughter of Larry and Cydne Albers.


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