National honor society
Christopher L. Howlett, a 2001 graduate of Evans High School, was named to Augusta State University's Dean's List for the spring semester. Howlett, a senior majoring in biology/
pre-dentistry is the son of Larry and Barbara Howlett of Martinez.
Ashley E. Sisco of Evans has been inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society at Furman University, Greenville, S.C.
Princeton theology graduate
Andrew E. Cooke of Martinez received a master of divinity degree and The Graduate Study Fellowship for the Parish Pulpit Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary, N.J.
Lagrange College awards
Carrie Reif of Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Reif, has been awarded the Phi Alpha Theta award at Lagrange College, Ga., and Emily G. Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Martin of Evans, has been awarded the David Naglee Award.
Charleston Southern graduates
James Heaney IV of Evans and Justin Brewer of Martinez have earned bachelor's degrees from Charleston Southern University, S.C.
Young Harris awards
Mary Ellen Simpson, daughter of Julie A. Sibilsky and Thomas E. Simpson of Harlem has earned an associate of science degree in education from Young Harris College, Ga.
Allison Leigh Hillman, daughter of Richard and Cheryl Hillman of Evans, has been named to the Dean's List at Young Harris College.
Brewton-Parker Dean's List
Several area students were named to Brewton-Parker College's Dean's List for the spring 2004 semester. They were:Kelly Marie Mosley of Appling; Emily Elizabeth Durham, Ashley Meyer and David N. Symons of Evans;Garry Lee Powell of Grovetown; Andrea Clardy Gaston and Nicholas A. Mooney of Martinez and Amy Elizabeth Prescott of Wrens.
To qualify, students must have been enrolled in 12 or more hours and earned a grade point average of 3.6 or better.
Valdosta Dean's List
The following area students were named to the spring 2004 Dean's List for Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Ga.:
Ruth Elizabeth Borchelt of Evans; Rebecca Elizabeth Brown of Evans and Katie Elizabeth Crislip of Evans; Blenda Jean Link of Harlem; Erin Patricia Perry of Harlem and Benjamin Robert Prange of Martinez.
To make the Dean's List, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and must have a semester grade point average of at least 3.5 with at least nine hours of course work.
Erin Dayle England of Martinez was named to the University of Georgia Dean's list for 2004 Spring semester. She was also designated as a Presidential Scholar for the May semester. Erin, a graduate of Evans High School, is a pre-business major and music minor.
Kelly Newman, a 2003 graduate of Lakeside High School, also was named a Presidential Scholar at UGA. This honor was given in recognition of the 4.0 grade point average she earned her freshman year at UGA. Kelly is the daughter of Mike and Julie Newman.
Kennesaw President's List
Sunny Danielle Price, daughter of Alan and Georgianna Simonson of Grovetown, made the President's List at Kennesaw University's Bagwell College of Education for the fall of 2003 semester and the spring of 2004 semester. Students must have earned a 4.0 semester average to be added to the President's List.
MCG Honors Graduate
Kristen Leigh Schumpf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Schumpf of Martinez, has graduated cum laude from the Medical College of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She has also been inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Riverside Military graduate
Stuart Swale of Evans has graduated from Riverside Military Academy, an all-male college preparatory school for grades 7-12.
Swale, son of David and Bernadine Swale, plans to attend Georgia Southern University. He received a Presidential Award from the academy at graduation.
Jennifer Nelson of Evans has received a $1,000 Leadership Scholarship from Chick-fil-A.
Minnesota State honors
Starla Armstrong of Evans has been named to the high honor list at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
The Rev. William F. Harrell, pastor of Abilene Baptist Church in Evans, was elected vice-chairman of the 82-member Southern Baptist Executive Committee, according to a news release from the Southern Baptist Convention.
Harrells election by acclimation came June 14 at the committees meeting prior to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. California pastor Rob Zinn was elected chairman of the executive committee, and C.J. Bordeaux of North Carolina was elected secretary.
The executive committee serves as the governing body of the Southern Baptist Convention between the Conventions annual meetings, conducting business on behalf of the Conventions 18 million members.
Harrell has served on the executive committee since 2003, and previously served from 1988-94.
UGA veterinary medicine
Scott D. Forney, son of Drs. Paul Forney and Mary Ann Kotras of Martinez, has earned a doctorate of veterinary medicine degree, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens. He was a 2004 recipient of a Merck Veterinary Student Award.
Harlem Mayor Scott Dean has been re-appointed to serve on the Georgia Municipal Associations Legislative Policy Council, the GMA announced in a June 23 news release.
The council is responsible for proposing the associations legislative platform and engaging other city officials in the legislative process during the year.
Mayor Dean has extensive knowledge of both municipal issues and the legislative process, making him an outstanding candidate for the Legislative Policy Council, said Jim Higdon, GMA executive director. The leadership he provides will be an asset to cities in his area of the state throughout the legislative process.
Steven Anthony Vasquez of Evans graduated from the University of Georgia on May 8 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences.
Georgia Southern grads
Georgia Southern University has released the names of additional area students who were recognized to the schools Deans List for the spring 2004 term.
To be eligible for the Deans List, a student must have at least a 3.50 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.
Those students were: Jaime M. Humphreys of Evans, sophomore, Pre-Nursing/Nursing; Stephanie M. Melnik of Evans, freshman, Biology; Stacy M. Moore of Evans, sophomore, Pre-Sport Medicine/Athletic Training; and Andrea A. Potocik of Martinez, sophomore, Pre-Nursing/Nursing.
Furman Deans List
Seven Columbia County students were named to Furman Universitys spring 2004 Deans List. They were: Kathryn A. Dickson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Dickson of Evans; Ashley E. Sisco, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Sisco of Evans; Stephen M. Heathman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Heathman of Harlem; Adnan Filipovic, son of Mr. and Mrs. Damir Filipovic of Martinez; Michael G. Petrides, son of Dr. and Mrs. George Petrides of Martinez; Sara E. Wagner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wagner of Martinez; and Jennifer A. Walters, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gordon Walters.
Southern Illinois grads
The following area students have earned bachelor of science degrees from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale:
Grovetown Pogiressa D. Hargitt-Scott, health care management; and Richard Eric Wheeler and Benjamin F. Wright, electronic systems.
Martinez Donna M. Edwards, health care management; Evelyn Renee Ogwu and Christopher Travis Rowe, electronic systems.
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