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• Award-winning author Jack Gantos will visit Webb School of Knoxville, Thursday, March 31, and Friday, April 1, to present to Webb Upper and Lower School students. He will also host a question & answer session at 12:15 p.m., following Upper School Chapel.

• The National Merit Scholarship Program announced that Webb School of Knoxville’s seven National Merit Semifinalists have been named Merit Finalists for 2011. Webb’s 2011 Finalists - Sam Adams, Stephanie Biggs, Linnea Calhoun, Matthew Klawonn, Tyrel Prentiss, Robby Ritchie and Deanna Sanders.

• Students in kindergarten through third grade have until Thursday, March 31, to submit an original illustrated story for East Tennessee PBS’s annual PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, a competition designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The entry forms and a complete list of contest rules are available online at or at any Knox County Public Library branch. 

• Pellissippi State Community College is offering non-credit courses in the spring. “Chinese Conversation for Beginners” will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursdays, March 24 - April 28. The cost is $95. “Publish Your Nonfiction Book Now” will runs 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 26. The cost is $55. For more information, call 865-539-7167.

• Pellissippi State Community College is offering a variety of non-credit dance courses this spring. Classes run now through May. Beginning Cha-Cha runs 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, March 16 - April 20. The cost is $85 per single or $100 per couple. Belly Dance runs 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., on Tuesdays, March 22 - April 26. The cost is $75. Introduction to Flamenco runs 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, March 22 - April 26. The cost is $75. For more information, call 865-539-7167.

• Kevin Warren of Knoxville graduated Magna cum laude from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Science degree in audio engineering. Kevin is the son of Maria Ely Warren and the late Brian K. Warren. He is a 2007 graduate of Farragut High School.

• Anna Hoffman of Knoxville, is among 581 students named to the fall 2010 semester Dean’s List at Ohio Wesleyan University. Hoffman also is a graduate of Farragut High School.

• Steven Escar Smith has been named the dean of the University of Tennessee Libraries.

• Anna Hoffman of Knoxville, TN, is among 581 students named to the fall 2010 semester Dean’s List at Ohio Wesleyan University. Hoffman also is a graduate of Farragut High School.

• Mehwish Shaukat of Knoxville, class of 2011, was named to the Dean’s Honor List at Agnes Scott College for the fall semester. Mehwish is the daughter of Syed Shaukat and Talat Shaukat.

• The University of Delaware has released its Dean’s List for Fall 2010. Caroline Elizabeth Bibb, Knoxville.

• Pellissippi State Community College offers a selection of non-credit courses geared toward career and wealth enhancement. Courses range in price from $35 to $59. For more information, visit or call 865-539-7167.

• The Adult Education Program at Pellissippi State Community College is offering free English Speakers of Other Languages and Test of English as a Foreign Language classes through June 30 at the following locations in and around Knoxville. For locations and more information, call 865-539-7109.

• Logan Chase Threadgill obtained bachelor of arts degrees in business economics and government from Wofford College.

• The Community Law School is a free program focused on sharing information with the public about their legal rights and the role these rights play in their daily lives. 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, for Consumer Rights and Responsibilities and 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for Wills and Estate Planning for Everyone. Register by calling the Knoxville Bar Association at 522-6522 or online at

• Lydia Prevost of Knoxville, a freshman at Centre College has pledged Delta Delta Delta  sorority. She is the daughter of Gibbs and LuAnne Prevost and is a graduate of Knoxville Catholic.

• Members of Webb’s Upper School Interact Club have joined students from University of Tennessee’s Amnesty International UTK to meet and interact with local refugee teenagers at the Cansler Family YMCA.

• Crossroads Christian Academy is the crossroads where home school meets private Christian school, K - 12th grades. For more information, call 865- 986-9823.

• Maryville College and the East Tennessee Japanese School again are partnering to offer a basic Japanese language course for the community. The classes, which begin at 9 a.m., Feb. 19 and continue every Saturday morning through April 30, are open to people aged 10 to 100. Tuition is $200 for the semester and is due by the first class session. Detailed information about the curriculum is available at the school’s office. For more information, call 865-981-8108 or visit 

• Knoxville Opera would like to announce our discount promotion of 25% for Knox County Schools to Knoxville Opera’s 2011-2012 Season. For more information, call Michael Torano Director of Marketing/Public Relations Knoxville Opera at 865-524-0795 x28.

• College Goal Sunday takes place on the Pellissippi Campus. The workshop location is the Educational Resources Center, Room 315. The event is sponsored by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation and Tennessee Higher Education Commission. For additional information, please call 800-342-1663 or visit To contact Pellissippi State, call 865-694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact Ann Satkowiak at or (865) 539-7153.

• Georgia Southern University recently recognized Margaret O Beasley majoring in Undeclared  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. The University is proud of these high-achieving students from your area.

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

• 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, TN.

• 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, Tenn., was named to the Dean’s List of the School of Engineering. Lynae N. Berry, of Knoxville, Tenn., was named to the Dean’s List of the College of Liberal Arts. Michelle Elise Hurrell, of Knoxville, Tenn., was named to the Dean’s List of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

• 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.

• 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,




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