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Newsmakers

Posted: July 12, 2017 - 2:17am

Georgia Tech

 

ATLANTA, GA - Kathleen Tynan of Martinez, made the Dean's List for the Spring 2017 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.

 

Southeast Missouri State University

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - Catherine de Silva of Grovetown, is among Southeast Missouri State University's spring 2017 graduates. De Silva graduated with a Master of Arts with a major in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

 

Bachelor's degree earned

Nicole Lynn Lindeman, of Evans, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in management degree at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., in the spring 2017 semester.

 

Space Academy

Huntsville, AL - Patrick Pace and Jamilah S. G. White, both of of Evans, recently attended Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's Official Visitor Center.

The weeklong educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving.

Pace and White were part of the Space Academy program, which is designed for trainees who have an interest in space exploration. The group spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to Mars. The crew participated in experiments and successfully completed an extra-vehicular activity (EVA), or spacewalk, and returned to Earth in time to graduate with honors.

 

Mercer graduation

MACON/ATLANTA, Ga. - Mercer University conferred bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to nearly 2,000 students representing 12 schools and colleges at four ceremonies during May in Macon and Atlanta.

Among the students who graduated from Mercer during the University's spring commencements was Ashton Moradi of Evans. Moradi graduated from the College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy.

 

Stevenson University

OWINGS MILLS, MD - Stevenson University student Jada Lovick of Evans, was recently named to the Spring 2017 Semester Dean's List.

 

Sorority induction

VALDOSTA, GA - Patricia Veresova of Evans, was recently inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma at Valdosta State University.

 

Clemson President's list

CLEMSON, SC - Local Clemson University students were named to President's List for the spring 2017 semester. To be named to the President's List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average. They are: Anthony A. Chaknis of Evans, whose major is Microbiology

Randall T. Snipes of Evans, whose major is General Engineering

Nicholas Drew Novajosky of Martinez, whose major is Computer Engineering

Emily Jessica Smail of Martinez, whose major is Genetics

 

Clemson Dean's list

CLEMSON, SC - Local students have been name to the Dean's List at Clemson University for the spring 2017 semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale. They are:

Anthony A. Chaknis of Evans, whose major is Microbiology

Randall T. Snipes of Evans, whose major is General Engineering

Nicholas Drew Novajosky of Martinez, whose major is Computer Engineering

Emily Jessica Smail of Martinez, whose major is Genetics

 

Military training grads

U.S. Air Force Airman Kaitlyn M. Buck graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Buck, a 2014 Harlem High School graduate, completed an intensive, 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 in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Buck is the daughter of Melissa Torres of Martinez, and James Buck of Appling, step-daughter of Rudolfo Torres of Martinez, and sister of Bret Stewart, Josh Buck and Brooke Buck of Martinez.

 

Marine Academy graduation

Alexandrea Page Cranata of Grovetown recently graduated Cum Laude from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY.

Cranata earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation and a commission in the U. S. armed forces. She also earned a Merchant Marine officer license, qualifying her to serve as an officer on any ship in the U.S. flag merchant marine.

The United States Merchant Marine Academy is a federal service academy that educates and graduates licensed Merchant Marine officers. In addition to the rigorous academic and physical requirements for admission, applicants must be nominated by their Congressman or Senator.

All USMMA graduates earn both a B.S. degree and a merchant marine license and incur an obligation to serve the United States. The U.S. Flag Merchant Marine - manned by U.S. merchant mariners - is essential for securing the country's commerce in peacetime and delivering warfighters, weapons, and military supplies in times of conflict.

The majority of "Kings Pointers" will serve as Navy reservists in the Strategic Sealift Officer Program while working aboard U.S. flag vessels; others will serve on active duty in our nations' armed forces.

As part of her four year education, Cranata spent one year training as a cadet aboard ocean going vessels.

 

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