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• Pellissippi State Community College announces the following local students have been named to its Spring 2009 Dean’s List: Ashley Ragan Buchanan, Adrienne Nicole Hunt, Robert N. Metz, Joshua Ryan Oshier, James Matthew Weese, Fiorina Luz Adorati, Shahdeen Shams Alam, Cody Ray Alford, Luke Finley Amos, Asma Ismail Ayesh, Taylor William Bentley, Christoper Kevin Carver, Gregory Scott Clayton, Robert Daniel Crawford, Phoebe Patrician Dossett, Laura Federico, Karen Elizabeth Ferguson, Mark A. Franklin, Heather Moira Green, David Thorpe Hamblin, Brittany Marie Harris, Elizabeth Kelley Hays, Matthew Lee Jones, Eric Matthew Knouff, Christopher Perry Lassen, Kara Rachel Lawson, Margaret Elizabeth Lindley, Steven Mick McGuire, Steven Lake McLaurin, Caitlin Elizabeth Mull,

Melinda E. Noojin, Jennifer Leigh Pruitt, Jimmy A. Ramsey, Charles Benjamin Riddell, Woo Hyeon Shim, Josh Michael Sluder, Kindell Nichole Smith, Nicholas James Smith, Joshua Seth Stinnett, Amy Lynne Varecka, Denise Hamilton Yeo, Heather Nicole Arnold, Robert M. Arnold, Laura Leigh Bales, Elijah K. Beacham, Kayla A. Bowker, John Thomas Clevenger, Jessica D. Coleman, Brandon Michael Corrier, Christopher Leshawn Coves, Charles William Coyle, Sarah Elizabeth Davis, Kimberly Rae Day, Matthew Aron Deaton, Mark Andrew Friebus, Brandon David Gard, Amy Beth Green, Kathryn Elizabeth Gregory, Tooraj Homayooni, Jenna Raye Lawson, Nicole Inez Moore, Jessica Brooke Penner, Kimberly Denise Phelps, Erica Whitney Rogers, Daniel Shane Tucker, Lindsay Jane Wesseldine, Michelle A. Wilson, Aldin Zuhric,  Lindsey Michelle Beard, Kimberly Black, Candace Elaine Brown, Andrew Hamilton Caldwell, Austin Lucas Chaires, Jonathan William Chancey, Min-Zhi Chin, Seong Ja Chung, Kandace Marielle Dalton, Kirstie Marie Durham, Caitlyn C. Farrington, Robert A. Fisher, Joshua Robert Gaither, Jeanne Geissberger, Darren C. Haun, Sharon E. Haverfield, Kenneth Christopher Hinkle, William Albert Jackson, Jeremy Spencer Kashif, Ahad Riyaz Kherani, Sarah Grace LaVallee, Clinton D. Lensgraf, Andrew Craig Leuthold, Leigh Anne Lynch, Lindy Nicole McCollam, Lindsey Marie McMillen, Fadi Basel Natour, Samantha M. Neubauer, Joshua Osborne, Gemma Elizabeth Perkins, Anthony L. Peters, Morgan Hale Elise Peters, Mary Beth Ralston, Amanda M. Sanchez, Megan Layne Saunders, Michelle Yvonne Schmidt, Christopher Aaron Sellars, Tiffany Elizabeth Smith, Chelsea K. Stone, Joshua George Taylor, Casey Lynne Ulrich, Lane A. Whitson, Christopher Daniel Wiedenhoeft, Ryan James Young, Mojdeh Zomorodi, Annie Marie Beeler, Raymond Jeremy Bishop, Jason Bush, John Joseph Bush, Kase Aland Clapp, Sarah Catherine Crews, Rachel Lynn Davidson, Anna Jean Davis, Celeste Vaughn De La Rosa, Gabriella Dorado, Keslee Faulkner, Jeffery Adam Harmon, Erika Hudson, Jamaal Joshua Kirkpatrick, Adrienne Michele Lefebvre, Andrew Clay Lewis, Todd David Littleton, Angela Marie Lopez, Amber R. Munsey, Stephen Scott Olive, Demi-Raine Noelle Opp, Michael Anthony Padilla, Candace Michelle Palmer, James Henry Parker, Matthew C. Pih, Timothy Nathaniel Porterfield, Michael Evan Powers, Rachel Marie Stewart, Charles Edward Tillery, Dalya Samer Tobea, Daisha Nicole Treadway, Lindsey Elizabeth Truitt, Justin Wayne Watson and Summer Woody. To make the list, a student must take a full course load and earn a minimum 3.5 grade-point average. 

• Pellissippi State Community College announces there still are spaces available at a number of its July summer camps. For a list of available camps, visit or call the BCS office at 865-539-7167 or 865-539-7166. 

• Virginia Tech announces the following local students were named to its Spring 2009 Dean’s List: Jeffrey D. Walls, an industrial and systems engineering major in the College of Engineering; Calvin R. Lear, a materials science and engineering major in the College of Engineering; Kayla M. Munsey, a human nutrition, foods and exercise major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Kathryn M. Primm, a biology major in the College of Science; Caroline P. Conley, a human nutrition, foods and exercise major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Margaret D. Morris, a psychology major in the College of Science, and Eric D. Schmid, an ocean engineering in the College of Engineering. To qualify for the 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.

• Samford University announces the following local students graduated during its May 2009 commencement exercises: Alyson Leigh Cantrell, Juris Doctor (law); Jessica Catherine Lambert, Bachelor of Science in education and Andrew Weigel Rutherford, Bachelor of Science in business administration.

• Hardin Valley Academy announces its main office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon each Wednesday through July 22. School counseling office will be open to discuss student schedule concerns from 1 to 3 p.m., June 29.

• The College of William and Mary announces Laura Rochford recently was named to the Dean’s List for Spring 2009 semester. In order to achieve Dean’s List status, a full-time degree-seeking undergraduate student must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.6 quality point average during the semester.

• Lipscomb University’s College of Natural and Applied Sciences is hosting a one-week, non-residential program for rising eighth- through rising 12th-grade students, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 27-31, on Lipscomb’s Nashville campus. Students will focus on the influence of DNA technology on forensic science. Applications are available at For more information, contact Ben Hutchinson at 615-966-6042 or

• Lipscomb University is now accepting applications from military veterans and eligible family members who qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program, a benefit under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill that provides college tuition, a housing stipend and money for books. Lipscomb intends to match dollar-for-dollar the federal government aid provided through the Yellow Ribbon Program, allowing those eligible to earn an undergraduate Lipscomb degree tuition-free. For application information visit or contact David Hughes at 615-966-5176.

• East Tennessee State University announces Christopher Logan Gooden has completed the requirements to receive a Master of Art’s degree in exercise physiology and sports performance. Gooden, son of Joe and Karan Gooden and a 1999 Bearden High School graduate, received his diploma during ETSU’s commencement ceremony May 9. Gooden also graduated from Centre College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

• Lipscomb University announces the following local students were awarded a degree at the conclusion of its Spring 2009 semester: Erin Brosey, a Bearden High School graduate, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in German and art; Michelle Holland, a Farragut High School graduate, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Ashley Gatlin, a BHS graduate, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

• Roane State Community College invites public to sign up for e-mail notification of RSTCC upcoming events. To register, e-mail For more information, call 865-882-4507

• 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 the 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.

• 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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