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• Amanda Mitchell of Knoxville, a biology major, was named to the President’s List at Francis Marion University.

• Kendra Albers of Farragut, studying optical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, has been named to the school’s Dean’s List.

• Samford University graduated Jordan Bondurand (Bachelor of Arts), Charles Carver (Bachelor of Science), Meghan Cockrum (Bachelor of Arts), Andrew Elliott (Bachelor of Science), Sarah Lambert (Bachelor of Arts), Emily Larson (Bachelor of Science), Wayne Miller (Bachelor of Arts), Michael Randoph (Doctor of Pharmacy), Kristofer Roberts (Bachelor of Arts), Allison Smith (Bachelor of Science), Eric Vinsant (Juris Doctor –– law degree), Mary Walker (Bachelor of Science) and Steven Williams (Bachelor of Arts).

• Kevin Warren of Knoxville has been named to the Dean’s List at Belmont University for its spring semester. He is the son of Maria E. Warren and the late Brian K. Warren. He is an audio engineer major with a minor in math and has qualified for the Dean’s List each semester at Belmont. A December graduation anticipated.

• Kelly Conaty, daughter of Mary and Thomas of Knoxville, has been named to the Saint Mary’s College Dean’s List for the spring 2010 semester.

• Jaclyn Ingmand of Knoxville has been named to the Dean’s List at Drake University. Ingmand achieved this academic honor by earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher during the Spring 2010 semester at Drake.

• Farragut High School criminal justice students Allison Devaney, Paige Kula and David Richardson came in first place in the state SkillsUSA crime scene competition held in March. This summer the trio is competing nationally in Kansas City, Mo. They are taught by Guy DeMarco.

• Farragut Primary School has earned $3,779 with Box Tops this year.

• The 2010 Class of 1985 Awards were given at the Class’ 25-Year Reunion June 19, at Fox Den Country Club. Best Mullet 1985 was awarded to Martin Stephens; Best Hair 1985 was given to Kelly Edgemon; I’m Coming Home Award (Most Distance Traveled to Reunion) was given to Traci Sawinski from London, England; Broken Wing Award – (Lives Closest to FHS) was given to Ashley Colvin Remeta in the Concord Hills subdivision; Like A Virgin Award (Most Recent First Marriage) was given to David Goff celebrating four years with his wife, Susan; The Look of Love (Longest Marriage to a non-classmate) was given to Teresa (Jones) Goff and her spouse Richard; Jack & Diane Award (Longest Marriage to a fellow classmate) was given to Shawn & Kristi (Canan) Bailes as they celebrate 21 years; Born in the USA Award (newest parent) went to Stacey Jackson for her child of seven months; Least Changed Award was given to Melissa Gail (Worley) Waters; Most Changed Award was given to David Sosna; Mr. FHS 2010 Award was given to David Surber and Mrs. FHS 2010 was given to Beth Hampton Penn.

• Lindsey Ricker of Knoxville has been named to the Dean’s List at Belmont University for its spring semester. She is majoring in business management and has been selected as a member of the Belmont College of Business Student Advisory Board, Belmont Student Ambassador, Belmont Bruin Recruiter, Towering Tradition Team Leader and a participant in the Engaged Scholars program.

• Amanda M. Mitchell of Knoxville has been named to the President’s List (maintained a 4.0 GPA) at Francis Marion University for its spring semester. She is a biology major.

• Christian Academy of Knoxville is offering a 50-percent tuition discount to all Christian ministers enrolling their children at CAK in grades Pre-K through 12th. If at least one parent is employed in a full-time pastoral role in a Christian church in Knox or surrounding counties, your family qualifies. Contact the admissions office at 865-690-4721, ext. 190 or visit www.CAKpastordiscount.-com

• Tennessee workers seeking free online technology training and certification through Microsoft’s Elevate America program can take certification exams at Pellissippi State Community College. Certification in such Microsoft Office products as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access is available at no cost to those who go to and register for vouchers. A list of Career Center locations is available at

• Christian Academy of Knoxville welcomes David McFalls as its Elementary School principal. McFalls comes from Red Lion Christian Academy in Bear, Del., where he served as Elementary Principal and Director of Early Education. He brings 17 years of experience as an educator, with seven of those years spent in private education.

• Webb School of Knoxville senior Alex Tilson recently received a $1,000 scholarship award from BAE Systems. The award is offered to one senior from each BAE Systems-sponsored FIRST Robotics team who plans to study science, technology, engineering or math at a four-year college. The student must also possess a record of significant overall academic achievement, gracious professionalism and demonstrated leadership skills on his or her FIRST Robotics team.

• Navy Seaman Recruit James E. Hunter, son of Brenda S. Hunter of Arlington, Va. and James E. Hunter of Knoxville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Hunter, a 2004 graduate of Farragut High School, completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis also was placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations,” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Its distinctly ‘’Navy’’ flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.

• John Stank of Knoxville has been named to the spring semester Dean’s List at Ohio Wesleyan University. Stank is a graduate of Farragut High School.

• Seth R. Carter of Knoxville has been named to the Honor Roll List at Gardner-Webb University last spring semester.

• Students who attend Pellissippi State Community College soon will see a plaque bearing the name of Home Federal Bank when they enter one of the classrooms in the Ned R. McWherter Technology Building on the Pellissippi Campus. The third-floor room is being dedicated in recognition of the bank’s longtime and varied support of the Pellissippi State Foundation.

• “Working With Yarn,” a non-credit course offered by Pellissippi State Community College, teaches elementary techniques of both crochet and knitting. Classes begin Thursday, July 8. Cost is $69. For more information, visit or call 865-539-7167.

• Sara Mishu of Knoxville has been named to the Dean’s List for the winter/spring term at Centre College, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 GPA. Mishu is the daughter of Sam and Mary Mishu of Knoxville. She is a graduate of Webb School of Knoxville.

• William Jackson, Pamela Jacob, Matthew Kazmier and Thomas Wasmund, all of Knoxville, have been named to the Dean’s List for spring 2010 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


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