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• The following local residents graduated from Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah; Eric Branch received his bachelor of science degree in information

technology; Frank Phillips received his MBA administration in information technology management, and Aaron Buck received his Master of Business Administration degree.

• Neal Robinson of Knoxville, was named to the Spring 2011 Dean’s List at the College of St. Scholastica. 

• Dana Schroeder of Knoxville was one of 35 University of Georgia undergraduates awarded 2011 summer fellowships by UGA’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities. She and the other students spent the summer gaining investigative experience in a faculty-guided research environment.

• Hofstra University, Long Island , N.Y, named Andrew Schuetz to the Spring 2011 Provost’s list.

• Pellissippi State Community College earned a Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award in recognition of its commitment to recycling and conservation. Now, the “green fee” will allow the two-year institution to further invest in sustainable practices on its campuses. To learn more about green courses, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167. For information about Pellissippi State, go to www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400.


• Trevor “Trey” Hatcher of Knoxville, a rising sophomore at Washington and Lee University, has been selected for the incoming class of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.

• Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., named the following students to the Dean’s List for the spring 2011 semester: Kelly Conaty, daughter of Mary and Thomas Conaty, and Tiffany Knipp, daughter of Micol and Todd Knipp. both of Knoxville.

• Centre College, Danville, Ky. named the following students to the dean’s list for the winter/spring semester: Kyle Binder, son of Jeff and Laurie Binder, is a graduate of Farragut High School. Sara Mishu, daughter of Sam and Mary Mishu, is a graduate of Webb School Of Knoxville. Lydia Prevost, daughter of Gibb and LuAnne Prevost, is a graduate of Knoxville Catholic.

• Emory College named the following students to the dean’s list 2011 spring semester: John Haydek of, son of Dr. John M. Haydek and Susan M. Haydek. Minh Tran, daughter of Dr. Liem T. Tran and Thao N. Phan. Hao Feng, son of Dr. Yi Feng and Cuixiang Liu. James Nance, son of Paul B. Nance and Rev Catherine Clark Nance.

• Benjamin Altshuler of Knoxville is attending the Emory University Pre-College Program in Atlanta, Ga., this summer. The program gives college-bound rising junior and senior high school students a glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. For more information about the program, see www.college.emory.edu/pre-college.

• Mirando Parham of Knoxville has been listed on the honor roll with distinction at Southern Methodist University.

• The Adult Education Program at Pellissippi State helps you prepare for the GED exam — and at no charge. Classes are offered at a number of locations in the Knoxville area, both during the day and in the evenings.  For more information, call 865-539-7109.

• Mary Branan from Knoxville graduated at Georgia Southern University. Georgia Southern University awarded degrees to its largest graduating class ever during two ceremonies this May.

• Richard Kyle Wilhoit of Knoxville received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and graduated from South University School of Pharmacy in June. He also was the recipient of the APhA-ASP Senior Recognition Award.

• Kelsey Rickard of Knoxville was named to the Spring 2011 Dean's List at Mary Baldwin College.

• The following students have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at Samford University: Stephen N. Nelson and Michael A. Williams of Farragut and Jay A. Meservy, Christopher D. Thomas, Kelly A. Zimmerman, Lindsay D. Calhoun, Jessica A. Dunn, Sarah K. Fultz, Grace J. Jones and Caitrin G. Williams of Knoxville.

• Stacy Trick from Knoxville has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in rhetoric from Georgia College & State University.

• Derek Alexander Boyce of Knoxville, has been named to the Dean's list at Wofford College (S.C.).

• Business and Community Services Division of Pellissippi State Community College offers a variety of family enrichment courses, including the following: “Yes! You Can Home-School,” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 16. Cost is $45. “Family by Design: A Guide for Stepfamilies That Stick Together,” from 9 to noon, July 16. Cost is $45 per person or $55 per couple. “Basic Genealogy,” from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Thursdays, July 14 to Aug. 18. Cost is $75. To register or for more information on non-credit classes offered by BCS, visit www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167.

• Nathan William Warren earned a Master of Science degree in educational administration and leadership from Kansas State University.



• Logan Chase Threadgill obtained Bachelor of Arts degrees in business economics and government from Wofford College (S.C.).

• Jessica Elizabeth Mirshak received a Bachelor of Music degree from the College of Music and Fine Arts at Loyola University, New Orleans, La.

• Carlos Garcia, son of Adrian and Raquel Garcia, has been awarded a $6,000 scholarship from Alcoa Foundation. Garcia is a recent graduate of Farragut High School where he was a member of the National Honors Society and Mu Alpha Theta. He was co-captain of the soccer team and was ranked fifth in his graduating class. He plans to major in civil engineering at Texas A&M University beginning this fall.

• Patrick Givens, son of Scott and Dodie Givens, has  been awarded a $6,000 scholarship from Alcoa Foundation.  Givens graduated from Bearden High School where he was an AP Scholar. A member of the National Honor Society and the Bearden High School Student Government, Givens also was a three year letterman on

the Bearden golf team.  He will be

attending Vanderbilt University, majoring in engineering.

• Kimberley Owen, daughter of John and Linda Owen, has been awarded a $6,000 scholarship from Alcoa Foundation. Owen graduated from Bearden High School where she was a National Merit Commended Scholar. She was president of Mu Alpha Theta, as well as a member of Student Government Association, Key Club, French and National honor societies. A first degree black belt, Owen will be attending Clemson University in the fall.  She plans to study chemical engineering.

• Pellissippi State Community College offers a variety of non-credit courses to appeal to those seeking their own unique path to enrichment.

Topics range from wealth management and estate planning to work-life balance.  Upcoming courses available are: Introduction to “Wealth Management” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Aug. 4-18. The cost is $50. “Tennessee Estate Planning – It’s Not Just Having a Will” from  6;30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 21-23, July 19-21 or Aug. 23-25. The cost is $49. “ServSafe Food Safety” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 27 or July 25. The cost is $99, plus book. “The Balancing Act: Keys to Stability for Work and Life” from 9 a.m. to noon, July 30. The cost is $49. “How to Thrive Financially in Retirement” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Aug. 16-23. The cost is $59. For more information, call 865-539-7167.

• Dr. Barbara Wells, professor of sociology and chair of the College’s Social Sciences Division, has been named the interim vice president and dean of Maryville College.• • King College announce students in traditional and professional studies undergraduate programs who received academic honors for the spring 2011 semester. Kathy Cook, Elisabeth Kathleen Ferguson, Erin Kate Phillips and Lisa Michelle Bradford of Knoxville.

• King College announces students in traditional and professional studies undergraduate programs who received academic honors for the spring 2011 semester. They are: Kathy Cook, Elisabeth Kathleen Ferguson, Erin Kate Phillips and Lisa Michelle Bradford.

• Washington and Lee University students have earned honor roll status for the recently ended winter term. Paul Hatcher and Trevor Hatcher, of Knoxville.

• Lindsey Wilkerson, of Knoxville, has been awarded one of Lipscomb University’s top academic honors for the 2010-11school year.

• Jay Meservy of Knoxville and Stephen Nelson of Farragut have been inducted into the Samford University chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa national honor society for religious studies.

• National College of Business & Technology (www.national-college.edu) in Knoxville has released the Dean’s List for the Winter Terms. They are: Angela Allison, June Arnold, Douglass Baker, Anise Banks, Antwone Brown, Donald Brown, Tina Burleigh, Felecia Cole, Brittney Cooper, Misty Easterling, Timery Houghtalin, Kandiss Hunt, Sawan Jadav, Crystal Litton-Hamilton, Angela Long, Lori Mangus, Kimberly Mays, Rachel Noah, Menyatta Perkins, Lisa Pezzulo, Ana Pride, Susan Rodgers, Stacey Swahn, Angela Tyler, Amanda Wasinger, Kevin Wright, Debra Zurett of Knoxville.

• Andrew Davis McNeill, of Louisville, Tenn., graduated with a bachelor of science in biology from Campbellsville University. He is a graduate of Christian Academy of Knoxville in Knoxville, Tenn., and is the son of David and Elizabeth McNeill of Knoxville, Tenn. He graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian.

• University of the Cumberlands presented Kate Sexton of Knoxville with the Emma McPherson English Award during the fifty-second Honors Day Convocation on Monday, April 25, 2011. Kate is the daughter of John and Debra Sexton.

• Henry Wayne Mulkey, a 1998 graduate of Farragut High School earned a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in December 2010. He currently is employed as an aerospace engineer with NASA’s propulsion branch at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

• Randall Bright, son of Ronald and Sherry Bright of Knoxville, received the M.A. Cooley Memorial Music Scholarship, for students with special musical ability from Bryan College.

• The Adult Education Program at Pellissippi State Community College offers free classes and one-on-one tutoring in basic reading, writing and math skills; preparation for the GED test; and classes in English for speakers of other languages. For more information, call 865-539-7109.

• The CAK Boys’ Soccer Team is partnering with Hardin Valley Academy to support the “Kick’n Back” program, a Knoxville Force Community Outreach Project. For more information, call Karen Tucker at 865-690-4721.

• 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 www.pstcc.edu/bcs 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 around Knoxville. For locations and more information, call 865-539-7109.

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

• 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 www.pstcc.edu/bcs or call 865-539-7167. 

 

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