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Posted: May 17, 2017 - 1:41am

Mercer honor lists announced

MACON, Ga. - Mercer University has announced the president's and dean's lists for the fall 2016 semester.

Inclusion on these lists requires students to meet rigorous grade- point-average standards specific to the college or school within the university.

President's list

Trenton Bateman, of Evans, sophomore, College of Liberal Arts

Anne Fair, of Martinez, junior, College of Liberal Arts

Allyson McDaniel, sophomore, College of Liberal Arts, Appling

Madison Meyer, freshman, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, Evans

Brenna West, junior, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, Martinez

Dean's list

Jacob Edwards, senior, School of Engineering, Evans

Megan Gates, junior, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, Grovetown

Vivian Goodwin, senior, College of Liberal Arts, Evans

Savannah Hall, sophomore, School of Engineering, Augusta

Kalon Hightower, junior, College of Health Professions, Augusta

Kevin Long, senior, College of Liberal Arts, Martinez

Mercy McFatridge, freshman, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, Harlem

William Melvin, freshman, School of Engineering, Augusta

Priya Merai, freshman, College of Liberal Arts, Martinez

Shawn Pitter, sophomore, School of Engineering, Augusta

Larry Sims, freshman, College of Liberal Arts, Martinez

Emily Smith, senior, College of Liberal Arts, Augusta

Nicholas Spooner, junior, Townsend School of Music, Evans

Victoria Yrizarry, senior, Townsend School of Music, Grovetown

Jenny Zhang, freshman, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, Augusta

Airman finishes basic training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Patrick L. Goldberg graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Goldberg completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate's degree in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Goldberg is a 2016 graduate of Greenbrier High School.

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BU holds spring commencement

GAINESVILLE, GA - Local students graduated from Brenau University during spring commencement May 5-6. 2017.

Graduating students included:

Evans

Christopher Walton Johnson, who attended the Augusta campus and earned a B.S. degree in early childhood education

Monica Renee Stevens, who attended online and earned an MBA degree in general business.

Grovetown

Cierra Patrice Brown, who attended the Augusta campus and earned an MBA degree in human resource management

Susan Rachel Henley, who attended online and earned an A.A. degree in liberal studies

Hannah Funmilayo Lawal Adeniji, who attended the North Atlanta campus and earned an M.S.N. degree in family nurse practitioning

Dennis Evan Pettit, who attended online and earned a B.A. degree in organizational leadership
Harlem

Devin Baecher Cunningham, who attended the Augusta campus and earned a B.S. degree in general studies.
Martinez

Travis Lee Blakeney, who attended online and earned a M.B.A. degree in human resource management

Marcy Jeanette Nelson, who attended the Augusta campus and earned a B.B.A. degree in human resource management

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Local students make president's list

GREENVILLE, SC - The following students are among approximately 500 Bob Jones University students named to the president's list for high academic achievement during the spring 2017 semester.

To qualify for the president's list, students must earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester.

Jonah Woo, a freshman accounting student of Evans, was named to the spring 2017 president's list at Bob Jones University.

Zachary Hayes, a freshman computer science major of Grovetown, was named to the spring 2017 president's list at Bob Jones University.

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7th grader wins essay contest

Harlem Middle School's Kathleen Sneed was recently named a district winner in the Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Middle School Essay Contest. Sneed received a $100 cash prize for being the top winner from Georgia Farm Bureau's 4th District, which consists of 17 counties in northwest Georgia. Sneed, daughter of Mary and Andy Sneed, is a seventh-grader at Stallings Island Middle School.

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Lakeside student wins scholarship

Lakeside High School student Rachael Cundey of Evans was chosen from among 16,000 other students to be a recipient of a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.

This year's National Merit Scholarship Program began in October 2015 when over 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. Last fall, the highest-scoring participants in each state, representing less than one percent of the nation's high school seniors, were named Semifi nalists on a state-representational basis.

Only these 16,000 Semifinalists had an opportunity to continue in the competition. From the Semifi nalist group, some 15,000 students met the very high academic standards and other requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.

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Local students graduate from Berry College

ROME, GA - Berry College welcomed 536 graduates at the 2017 spring commencement.

Megan Flink of Evans, earned a BA in English.

McTier Mosley of Augusta, earned a BS in finance.

Rachel Muehlfeld of Augusta, earned a BS in exercise science.

The following area students were named to the spring 2017 dean's list at Berry College. The dean's list honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying a class load of at least 12 hours during the semester.

Brooke Mackelburg of Evans

Rachel Muehlfeld of Augusta

Michaela Rowland of Augusta

Olivia Vasquez of Grovetown

Lauren Wernert of Augusta

The dean's list honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better while carrying a class load of at least 12 hours during the semester.

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East Georgia's dean's lists

The following students have been named to East Georgia State College's spring semester 2017 dean's honor and dean's merit lists. To be named to the dean's honor list, a student must have a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher in 15 or more hours of course work. Students named to the dean's merit list must have a semester average of 3.5 or higher in at least 12, but less than 15, semester OVERSET FOLLOWS:hours of course work.

Evans: Richard J. Nasser, Baylee K. Roberson and Chasity N. Sullivan

Grovetown: Matthew D. Bray

Martinez: Maryssa L. Davis and Javiohn A. Seymore

Harlem: Asia T. Lewis

Thomson: James A. Jones and Amanda L. Wilson

Dean's merit list

Appling: Laura M. Tesney

Evans: Taylor A. Anderson, Bryson D. Murray, Mohammad S. Nagawe, Megan E. Sink, Lawana Walker, Anna E. Wargo and Christopher M. White

Grovetown: Delyiah M. Calhoun, Teairra A. Fields and Micah A. Mullis

Martinez: Deanda M. Fernando, Sarah E. Janiak-Brown and Mohit G. Patel

Harlem: Morgan C. Luke
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860 students on BJU dean's list

GREENVILLE, SC - The following students are among approximately 860 Bob Jones University students named to the dean's list for academic achievement during the spring 2017 semester.

To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester.

Caleb Woo, a sophomore biology major from Evans

Mitchell Beck, a junior biology major from Martinez

Anna Grimm, a senior biology major from Martinez

Evan Newman, a freshman history major from Martinez

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Student wins leadership award

TIFTON - Dr. Jerry Baker, dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, recently honored David Daughtry with the Larry Allen Leadership award.

Daughtry is a diversified agriculture major from Harlem. He served as president for the ABAC Agronomy Club and completed the Certified Crop Advisor certification examination in 2016.

The award is presented annually to students within the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources who best exemplify the characteristics demonstrated and encouraged by Dr. Larry D. Allen, division chair from 1994-2005. The characteristics include solid academic performance, strong leadership skills, devotion to the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources and ABAC, and a genuine desire to make the world a better place.

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E-Z-Go employs Mercer graduate

Tony Perella of Evans, graduated from Mercer University in December, 2016 in mechanical engineering and attended commencement in May 2017, and has started working on his MBA at Mercer.

Perella, a 2012 Lakeside High School graduate, was part of the 2012 first NCAA recruited class in football since 1942 at Mercer (calling themselves The Day Oners) and was part of the O-Lince since 2012. Perella was also a student council senior senator, rep for the SAC committee for the SEC, organized bone marrow drives and Toby Award banquets, and Children's Miracle Network dance marathons. Perella was also a member of the 2017 champion softball intramural team. Perella will be employed at E-Z-Go in Augusta as a mechanical engineer.

Perella is the son of Chuck and Donna Perella, and brother of Michael Perella.

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93 Citadel cadets commission

CHARLESTON, SC - Rupinder Manhiani of Martinez, was among 93 men and women who are now America's newest military officers serving in the U.S. Army.

The Citadel commissions more officers in the armed services than almost any other college in the country. The class of 2017 includes more than 100 cadets who are now America's newest military officers serving in every branch of service. Family, friends and loved ones helped pin the new officers during commissioning ceremonies for each branch on May 5 held in Summerall Chapel.

The Citadel's ROTC departments provide cadets with officer training during college to allow them to begin their military careers as officers after graduation. Approximately a third of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets answer the call of duty to serve the country.

Junior named to dean's list

Emma Tom of Martinez, was recently named to the Spring 2017 Dean's List at Armstrong State Univeristy. Tom is a rising junior studying communications science and speech disorders to become a speech therapist.

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206 on Brenau's merit list

GAINESVILLE, GA - Brenau University congratulates the 206 students who made Merit List honors in the spring 2017 semester. Merit list students must maintain a 3.5 GPA grade point average while carrying 12 to 14 semester hours of course work with no grade lower than B in that semester.

Local students who made Merit List honors include:

Wendy Lever Fava of Grovetown, class of 2018 majoring in business

Raquel Nicole Gernat of Grovetown, class of 2017 majoring in organizational leadership

Marcy Jeanette Nelson of Martinez, class of 2017 majoring in human resource management

Joy L. Ray of Grovetown, class of 2019 majoring in liberal studies

Kathryn Trunnell Ringel of Martinez, class of 2018 majoring in organizational leadership

Jessica Sterzing of Evans, class of 2017 majoring in human resource management

Sarah E. Hubert of Harlem, class of 2017 majoring in early childhood education

 

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