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• Georgia Southern University recently recognized Margaret O’ Beasley and Mary K. Branan, majoring in Biology, for excellence in academics on the 2010 Summer Semester Dean’s List. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.50 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

• Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, recognized the following students: Thomas Oatts and Jingwei Zhou both of Knoxville for earning the distinction of Faculty Honors for Fall 2010. Undergraduate students earning a 4.00 academic average for the semester gain the distinction of Faculty Honors.

• The Goddard School is calling out to all Goddard School alumni. The organization has just announced that it will be accepting applications for its annual $10,000 Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is given to one Goddard School alumni each year and helps to finance the tuition of the college or university of the student’s choice. application deadline for the Anthony A. Memorial Scholarship is Feb. 11. Eligible applicants can access the scholarship application on Goddard’s website at under the Communication tab.

• Dr. David S. Wood, senior vice president of academic affairs and dean of Wofford College, has announced the Dean’s List students for the Fall 2010 Semester, including: Derek Alexander Boyce of Knoxville.

• Pellissippi State is offering key business marketing techniques in social media workshop. For information on this or additional courses offered through Pellissippi State’s Business and Community Services, visit or call 865-539-7167. 

• The following students were named to the President’s or Dean’s List of Mercer University for the Fall 2010 semester. Inclusion on these lists requires students to meet rigorous grade-point-average standards specific to their school within the University. Paul Thomas Adams of Knoxville was named to the Dean’s List of the School of Engineering. Lynae N. Berry of Knoxville was named to the Dean’s List of the College of Liberal Arts. Michelle Elise Hurrell of Knoxville was named to the Dean’s List of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

• Concord Christian High School will hold an information meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10 in the KP Campus 4Kids Theater. For more information call CCS at 865-966-8858.

• First Baptist Concord will hold its 2011-2012 WEE Preschool registration from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb.10., For more information, call 865-966-6853.

• Some area residents have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Samford University. They are: Caitrin G. Williams of Knoxville, a freshman Journalism/Mass Communication major. Williams is the daughter of Steve Williams. Grace J. Jones of Knoxville, a sophomore Pre-Business major. Jones is the daughter of Tracey Shreve and Doug Jones. Jay A. Meservy of Knoxville, a senior Philosophy and Religion major. Meservy is the son of Deborah Meservy. Jessica A. Dunn of Knoxville, a senior Psychology major. Dunn is the daughter of Teresa and Rick Dunn. Kelly A. Zimmerman of Knoxville, a senior Religion major. Zimmerman is the daughter of Chris and Jon Davis. Lindsay D. Calhoun of Knoxville, a senior Graphic Design major. Calhoun is the daughter of Alan Calhoun. Sarah K. Fultz of Knoxville, a sophomore Spanish major. Fultz is the daughter of Steve Fultz. Stephen N. Nelson of Farragut, a senior Philosophy and Religion major. Nelson is the son of Ray Nelson. Sam P. Shaughnessy of Knoxville, a sophomore Theatre major. Shaughnessy is the son of Timothy Shaughnessy. To qualifiy for the honor, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework. The Dean’s List is the highest academic recognition given by the school at the end of each semester.

• Amanda M. Mitchell or Knoxville was named to the Dean’s List at Francis Marion University. Dean’s List students earned a GPA for the semester between 3.25 and 3.749.

• ASSE International Student Exchange are looking for volunteer host families to open their hearts and homes to High School Exchange Students for academic school year programs. The time commitment is 10 months fro the 2011-2012 school year. Host families are to provide a separate bed and 3 meals a day. All ASSe Students bring their own spending money and are fully insured.  For more information on becoming a host family, call Asha Garretson at 865-776-5291.

• The Center for Executive Education (CEE) in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes several new individuals. Lea Anne Law joins the center as assistant director, Healthcare Business Solutions programs; Brian Wright joins as contracts and business manager for the center’s National Defense Business Institute; and Mark Bucco is the center’s new operations manager. Susie Hill was promoted to the center’s director of technology. For more information about the UT Knoxville College of Business Administration, visit

• The following local students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of the South for the Advent 2010 term: Marcela Weber of Knoxville Weber is the child of Renee & Charles F. Weber. Sara Hildebrand of Knoxville. Hildebrand is the child of Lisa & Charles A. Hildebrand. Emily Noggle of Knoxville. Noggle is the child of Vicki Filchock & Kenneth S. Noggle. Rebecca Price of Knoxville. Price is the child of John M. Price & Sandra K. Price. Trevor Marquand of Knoxville. Marquand is the child of Karen & Brent R. Marquand. To earn a place on Sewanee’s Dean’s List, a student must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale.

• John Maier Graduated from Georgia Southern University, December 2010.

• Jonathan James Randazzo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Juan Randazzo of Knoxville, TN was named to the Dean’s List at Pensacola Christian college for academic achievement during the 2010 fall semester. This was a result of earning a B average or higher.

• Sara Mishu of Knoxville has been named to the dean’s list for the fall term at Centre College, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average.

Mishu is the daughter of Sam and Mary Mishu of Knoxville and is a graduate of Webb School Of Knoxville.

• Students who wish to apply for admission to the fall 2011 Nursing program at Pellissippi State Community College have two key deadlines to meet before the end of Jan. New applicants must register for the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam by Jan. 29 and take the exam no later than Jan. 31. There are only 12 examination spots available on Jan. 31. Nursing applications also must be submitted by the deadline of Jan. 31. Admission to Pellissippi State is required before applying to the Nursing program. Applications for the Nursing program, as well as additional information, can be found at Questions about the Nursing program may be made by e-mailing or calling 865-539-7362. For admission to Pellissippi State, or call 865-694-6400.

• High school students, adult learners and community college students are all invited to “Meet Maryville” at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. The open house event is designed to help people become more familiar with the nationally recognized liberal arts college. For more information, call 865-981-8092 or visit

• Knox County law office after school program- 4-5:30 p.m., every Tuesday at the Knox County Community Law Office, for kids grades 1-5. Each week a different guest artist or project will be provided.

• New Exhibit at the McClung Museum, UT, “Meet the Maya”- now through Dec., featuring original artifacts and ancient artworks. Reservations for guided programs are being accepted now at or by phone to 865-974-2144. No fee. See website for more information.

• The American Red Cross offers programs appropriate for primary, elementary, middle and high school students to aid in preventing infectious diseases- The American Red Cross offers Scrubby Bear®, a hand washing program which aids in teaching children the importance of good hand washing habits. To schedule a class, contact Jennifer Ussery at 865-584-2999 or

• Law Firm establishes loan repayment assistance program at The UT College of Law- Students at The University of Tennessee College of Law will soon benefit from a loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) for law students or alumni pursuing legal careers in the public service sector. For more information call Kristi Hintz, UT Media Relations, 865-974-3993, or Tanya Brown, College of Law Director of Communications, 865-974-6788,

• American Museum of Science and Energy will be hosting the East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl at the Oak Ridge Campus of Roane State Community College On February 5, 2011. More information and registration is available at




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