Catherine Laura McClure-Jackson of Evans has earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa.
Joshua Woodward, a student at Lakeside High School, took part in the July 3-10 Presidential Classroom Scholars Program in Washington, D.C.
Christina Holder, daughter of Ms. Norma Holder and the late Mr. Walter M. Holder and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William C. York of Martinez, recently graduated summa cum laude from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a degree in International Politics and Human Rights.
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He joined more than 450 other high school juniors and seniors to discuss key political issues while attending seminars given by political figures and the heads of federal agencies.
The state Department of Labor has awarded Muns Welding and Mechanical Inc. with the an award of excellence for workplace safety in 2003.
Purvi Shah has accepted a Sam Walton Community Scholarship, which is open to high school seniors and is used for their freshman year at an accredited U.S. college or university approved by the Wal-Mart Foundation.
Purvi will attend the University of Georgia in the fall and plans to major in biology/pre-medicine.
Tim Chan of Evans placed third in e-commerce and 6th in marketing competitions at the Phi Beta Lambda 2004 National Leader Conference in Denver
Chan is a student in the College of Business Administration at Augusta State University. Phi Beta Lambda is a national organization for students at the college level who are preparing for careers in business or business education.
ASU's PBL chapter competed at the state competition in April, where seven students earned a spot at the national competition.
Deppe Heather Marie of Evans and Ortiz Alvaro of Evans were named to Baylor University's Dean's Academic Honor List for the 2004 spring semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7 while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.
Saint Mary grad
Patrizia Antoinette Grigsby of Grovetown has graduated from University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kan.
Terri Washer of Crossroads Academy in Grovetown participated in a U.S. Department of Education Teacher Workshop in Orlando, Fla. on July 12-14. She learned the latest effective practices and research-based methods to raise student achievement.
Brendan James Thomas of Martinez has been named a Presidential Scholar at the University of Georgia. Brendan has maintained a 4.0 grade point average during his freshman and sophomore years. He has also been accepted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the National Scholars Honor Society.
Brendan, the son of Bill and Ruth Thomas, was a 2002 graduate of Evans High School. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a major in Accounting.
The following Columbia County resident have made the Medical College of Georgia's School of Allied Health Sciences Deans list for the spring 2004 semester: Dental Hygiene - Amy M. Hendrickson, Martinez; Jennifer C. Morris, Appling; Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Susan A. Lee, Martinez; Mi K. Powell, Evans; Health Information Management - Christine M. Shaffer, Appling; Nuclear Medicine Technology - Stacy M. Tanner, Martinez; Occupational Therapy - Sidra S. Ahmad, Martinez; Lindsay D. Murray, Grovetown; Physician Assistant - Sharon L. Coffield, Evans; Frank A. Eberheart, Martinez; Dena M. Hammond, Grovetown; Michael D. McDaniel, Evans; RAD/Diagnostic Medical - Sonograph, Christine M. Harrison, Martinez; Radiography - Christopher M. Moon, Martinez; Radiologic Sciences/Radiation Therapy - James A. Dowd, Martinez; Dave H. Phan, Martinez.
Real Estate awards
Two Evans residents have received awards for their work in real estate.
Jerry Havens and Beth Lannae, both of Prudential Real Estate in Evans, have received an award that recognized residential sales professionals who sold between $240,000 and $499,00 in closed residential GCI, commercial GCI or 70 closed residential units for the year.
The following Columbia County residents are summer graduates of the University of South Carolina in Columbia: Ayanna Ayo Wiggins of Evans; Brent Joseph Gutierrez of Grovetown; and Pamela Jo Lockamy, Kirsten Annette Pylant, Francesa Maria Lopez and Trevor Douglas Roebuck, all of Martinez.
Richard Dennis Gordon Jr., a 1999 graduate of Lakeside High School, has been accepted to St. George's University School of Medicine for the fall 2004 semester. Gordon graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor of science degree in biology and plans to return to Georgia to practice medicine. He is the son of Dennis and Deborah Gordon of Martinez.
Army Reserve Pvt. Danielle R. King, of Martinez, has graduated from the unit supply specialist advanced individual training course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.
King was trained to receive, inspect, segregate, store, inventory, issue, deliver and turn-in organizational and installation supplies and equipment; maintain automated supply systems for accountability with the use of unit computers; issue and receipt of small arms, and secure and control weapons and ammunition supplies.
She is the daughter of Rene Richardson of Martinez and Timothy King of Tampa, Fla.
Air Force retiree
Lieutenant Colonel Ronald G. Grickis, the Inspector General for the 315th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, Charleston, S.C., retired from the Air Force Reserve Command, May 31. Grickis is currently employed on the civilian side as Vice President-Investments with Wachovia Securities in Augusta.
Grickis is a Master Navigator with 6,100 hours in the C-141 aircraft. During Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Grickis served as the Senior Stage Manager for C-17 Operations at Charleston Air Force Base, leveraging his experience as a Senior Stage Manager during Operation Desert Storm at 21st Air Force from 1990 to 1991.
Grickis is married to the former Pamela G. Clark and is the father of Ashley and Jonathan.
The following Columbia County students have made the Dean's list at the Medical College of Georgia's School of Allied Health Sciences for the spring semester: Dental Hygiene - Amy M. Hendrickson, of Martinez and Jennifer C. Morris of Appling; Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Susan A. Lee of Martinez and Mi K. Powell of Evans; Health Information Management - Christine M. Shaffer; Nuclear Medicine Technology - Stacy M. Tanner of Martinez; Occupational Therapy - Sidra S. Ahmad of Martinez and Lindsay D. Murray; Physician Assistant - Sharon L. Coffield of Evans, Frank A. Eberheart of Martinez, Dena M. Hammond of Grovetown and Michael D. McDaniel of Evans; RAD/Diagnostic Medical Sonograph - Christine M. Moon of Martinez; Radiologic Sciences/Radiation Therapy - James A. Dowd of Martinez and Dave H. Phan of Martinez.
Adam Charles Sanders, son of Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Sanders of Martinez, has graduated Cum Laude from Wheaton College with a bachelor of arts degree in English and philosophy. Adam also was named to the school's dean's list for the spring semester.
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