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• Maryville College announces Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee will deliver the keynote address and Nashville General Sessions Judge Angelita Blackshear-Dalton will open the breakfast meeting during the 2009 East Tennessee Regional Women’s economic Summit scheduled for Thursday, June 4, on Maryville College campus. Registration cost is $30 and covers breakfast, lunch and all materials. For more information, call 865-273-8894. A brochure is available for download at

• Roane State Community College announces assistant baseball coach David Lane has been named head coach. Lane has served as assistant coach since 2006. Prior to coming to Roane State, Lane served as head baseball coach at Rockwood High School. In 15 seasons at RHS, Lane led his teams to five state tournament appearances and 11 regional tournament appearances with seven regional championships.

• Roane State Community College will host an information fair for adults who want to go back to college from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 28, at the Oak Ridge campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave. Event is free and open to public. Representatives will be available from Roane State and from organizations such as Tennessee Technology Centers and Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance. Sessions will include “Tips for Finding a New Career,” “So You Think You Can’t Afford College?” “Thinking About a Career in Allied Health/Nursing” and many others. For more information, call 865-481-2030.

• Lenoir City Utilities Board announces the following local students have been awarded the LCUB Scholarship for 2009: Hari V. Ganesan of Farragut High School, Emily E. Simonds of Webb School of Knoxville, Chad Armstrong, of Christian Academy of Knoxville and Joshua Adams of Knoxville Catholic High School.

• The University of Georgia an-nounces Anne Marie Pippin has been inducted into its chapter of Blue Key Honor Society. Blue Key is a national organization that recognizes college students for leadership in student life, high scholastic achievement, service to others and citizenship. Pippin is a second year Law student.

• Hardin Valley Academy Principal Sallee Reynolds recently was awarded the Tennessee PTA Lifetime Achievement Award. Award is Tennessee PTA’s highest honor presented to those individuals who demonstrate exceptional service to Tennessee’s children and youth.

• Hardin Valley Academy is looking for volunteers whose careers are in the health science field to help develop a Health Science Explorer Post. Commitment would require a couple of nights per month. For

more information, e-mail

• Hardin Valley Academy announces season passes for its inaugural varsity football season, including reserved stadium seats and parking permits, are now on sale. To purchase, or for more information, visit

• Tennessee High School Press Association and Lipscomb University will host the eighth annual Journalism Camp for junior high and high school students involved in all types of media communication May 31- June 3 on Lipscomb’s Nashville campus. Sessions give instruction and experience in writing (news, features, sports, opinion), reporting, photography, layout/design and videography. Hands-on activities include coverage of off-campus events. In-person critiques of 2008-2009 publications/broadcasts will be provided. To register, contact Jimmy McCollum at 615-966-5788 or e-mail Online registration is available at

• Lipscomb University will hold IMPACT Junior, a Christian camp, June 19-22, on the Lipscomb campus in Nashville. IMPACT Junior is for current 6-8 graders and spots are available first come, first served. For more information, call 800-333-4358, ext. 6284 to request an application or visit to register online.   

• Lipscomb University announces Derek Allison, a Farragut High School graduate, has been inducted into the Sigma Xi National Honor Society, an honor society of scientific researchers. In 2009, for the first time, Lipscomb’s members were voted into the Vanderbilt University chapter, as Lipscomb is not large enough to establish its own chapter. Allison, a biochemistry major is one of seven undergraduate and graduate students Lipscomb inducted into the prestigious society as associate members.

South College announces the following local students have been named to its Winter Quarter 2009 Dean’s List: Amin, Veera V.; Bennett, Tonya; Bumgardner, Casey A.; Ciullo, Mary E.; Demastus, Laura Lee; Drinka, Kelly A.;

Edlemon, Mandi E.; Geagley, Christopher A.; Gebreysus, Terualem B.; Giles, Christina N.; Hunter, Victoria A.; Jernigan, Tracy E.; Lambert, Kirsten M.; Langstaff, Terri L.; Light, Jennifer H.; Linnert, Paul M.; McCaskill, Betty L.; McKelvy, Vincent E.; Ogle, Tabatha R.; Paul, Brian J.; Raths, Meredith J.; Sisco, Melvin D.; Steele, Sarah; Walden, Ashley E.; Wieniewitz, Amber L.; Williams, Alkiva N. and Wyatt, Carrie L. The following students were named to the Winter Quarter 2009 President’s List: Barks, Samantha N.; Boryla, Holly S.; Brewer, Travis M.; Broadwater, Kim E.; Brown, Laurence E.; Browning, Melanie C.; Chamness, Alicia D.; Chandler, Darin R.; Chipman, Jessica L.; Cissna, Daniel A.; Clark, Jorja E.; Cramer, David W.; Dodd, Douglas D.; Fry, Tanya; Geraghty, Yvonne C.; Hanson, Pamela R.; Heinz, Lynn M.; Hendrick, Jennifer L.; Howell, Penny G.; Leggin, Thomas L.; Long, Jessica M.; Mitchell, Jodi E.; Paredes, Jenny A.; Patrick, Kimberlee M.; Powell, Casey L.; Sands, Jessica A.; Shepherd, Kristen K.; Shields, Pamela M.; Stiltner, Crystal L.; Tackett, Angela D.; Thomas, Megan; Towne, Sheri L.; Turner, Jennifer A.; Vann, Philippa J.; Wendt, Laura A.; Walker, Kandise L. and Wright, Wesley R. Hoang, Lam D. and Thornton, Britney R., were named to President’s List Mid-Quarter. Students with a grade-point average of at least 3.5 qualify for the South College Dean’s List. Students with a grade-point average of 4.0 qualify for the President’s List. The Mid-Quarter Lists recognize students who began classes halfway through the quarter.

• Lipscomb University will hold its 23rd Annual Summer Hostel June 7-12. Event is a summer enrichment program for adults offering entertainment, fun and educational activities. This year’s theme – The Sound of Music – will encompass a number of classes on Holocaust history, Old Testament studies and the golden age of American popular song. For more infomraiton or to register, call Amy Hamar at 615-966-6216 or 800-333-4358 ext. 6216, or e-mail


• Spencer Blake Cornett, son of Jeff and Danya Cornett and a Farragut High School junior, has been selected to attend the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aerospace and Technology Leadership Seminar June 14-20, at Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach, Fla. Spencer is one of the 300 out of 80,000 NJROTC students chosen to attend the event. Cornett, who is the Commanding Officer of the FHS Navy Jr. ROTC unit, was selected by Embry-Riddle based upon academics and leadership abilities. Spencer also has been selected to attend Tennessee American Legion Boys State Program in May at Tennessee Technological University. This program is designed to teach participants to put into practice the theories of government through participation in city, county and state governments organized as a “Mythical 51st State.”   

 • Kimberly-Clark Foundation announces Dennis Meng of Farragut High School, son of Xiquan “Michael” and Xiaoou “Cheryl” Meng, has been awarded one of its Bright Futures Scholarships. Dennis will receive up to $5,000 per year as a full-time student studying at an accredited college or university.

 • The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2008 semester: Jeffrey D. Walls, Calvin R. Lear, Caroline P. Conley and Margaret D. Morris. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 grade point average on a 4.0 scale during the semester.

• The College of Nursing at The University of Tennessee announces it will offer upper division nursing courses in its RN to BSN program online. Interested persons need to contact the College of Nursing Student Services Office at 865-974-7606.

• Pellissippi State Technical Community College announces graphic design student Cordelia Norris was awarded the prestigious American Advertising Federation award during Knoxville’s annual ADDY Awards ceremony in February. Norris won the award for her work on a Neiman Marcus brochure.

• Roane State Community College announces, according to data recently released by the Tennessee Board of Regents, it has the highest retention rate of all community colleges in Tennessee.

• Hardin Valley Academy an-nounces its PTSA recently was awarded first-place for Scrap-booking, first-place for Volunteer Service and a Rookie Award for being a first-year school and PTSA at the Tennessee PTSA Convention.

• The University of Tennessee announces 15 of the nation’s top students have accepted its invitation to become 2009 Haslam Scholars, including Madelyn Crawford, from Farragut High School, who plans to major in chemistry. Haslam Scholars will be part of an intimate study group mentored by top UT faculty. Program benefits include a $1,500 laptop computer and a study-abroad experience valued at $4,000, as well as up to $5,500 to support a senior research thesis and travel to present their work. Haslam Scholars also will receive a Chancellor’s scholarship — now the top academic scholarship — which provides annual award amounts between $7,000 and $10,000.

• Pellissippi State Community College will host Information Night at the following times: from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, May 18, at Magnolia Avenue Campus and from 5:30 to 7 p.m., on Division Street Campus. Prospective students will have the chance to find out about Pellissippi State and its many programs, obtain tips on being a successful student, take a campus tour and discuss advising, financial aid and registration with representatives from the college. Services for Students With Disabilities also will be on hand.

• Ashland University announces Candace Reid has completed the requirements to receiver a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, majoring in hospitality management. Reid will receive her degree in May.

• Hardin Valley Academy an-nounces the following officers have been elected for the 2009-2010 school year: Sandra Rowcliffe, president; Charllet Owens, first vice president; Cathy Honken, second vice president; John Alpers, third vice presicent; Sherry Bailey, secretary and Mary Ann Riley, treasurer. The newly elected officers will be looking to fill the following committee vacancies: Legislative Chair Cultural Arts Chair, Directory Chair Project Graduation Chair, Baccala-ureate Chair and Senior Celebration Chair. Although chair positions are filled in the following areas, PTSA will need much assistance with regard to service on committees. The following committees are open to new members: Legislative, Cultural Arts Directory, Senior activities-Project Graduation, Sr. Celebration, Baccalaureate Pro-grams, Parent Volunteers, Special Events, Hospitality Membership, Ways & Means, Corporate Incentives, Partners in Education, Grant writing, Buildings and Grounds, Citizenship, Health & Safety, Newsletter and Public Relations.


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