Michelle Helene Hurt received a Master of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, San Diego. Michelle is the daughter of Jonell Hurt and the late Otis Hurt, of Martinez, and a 1997 graduate of Lakeside High School. Michelle received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2001 from Georgia Tech where she graduated with honors.
The state Department of Labor has awarded Muns Welding and Mechanical Inc. with the an award of excellence for workplace safety in 2003.
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.
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.
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.
Brandon Dial of Evans has been awarded a $4,000 academic scholarship for the 2004-2005 academic year at the Mississippi College School of Law. Brandon is a first year law students and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Dial of Evans.
The following Columbia County residents graduated in the spring quarter from Georgia College & State University: Heidi B. Chaney of Evans, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Misty J. Edwards of Evans, Bachelor of Business Administration; Thomas H. Fleenor of Evans, Bachelor of Business Administration; and Aaron M. Hill of Martinez, Bachelor of Arts.
The following Columbia County residents graduated in the spring semester at Argosy University: Marvin McRae of Evans, who received an Education Specialist degree in education leadership; Debbie Engerran of Grovetown, who received a Doctor of Psychology degree in clinical psychology; and Melissa Jones of Grovetown, who received a Doctor of Education degree in educational leadership.
Sharon O'Rourke, a graduate of Lakeside High School, has entered The Art Institute of Charlotte as a first-quarter student majoring in Interior Design. Sharon is the daughter of Tom and Debbie O'Rourke of Augusta.
The following Columbia County residents were recently named to the dean's list for the 2003 spring semester at Limestone College: Johnny W. Morris of Harlem and DeMargo D. Lewis of Martinez.
Wayne Tomlin has been appointed as the Consumer Service Manager at the new location of Jim Whitehead Tire and Auto Service in Evans. Tomlin, a native of Birmingham, Ala., moved to Augusta in 1990 to serve as store manager or Tire Centers, Inc. and joined Jim Whitehead Tire and Auto Service in 2000.
The following Columbia County students have been named to the Dean's list for the 2004 spring semester at Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C.: Johnny W. Morris, of Harlem; and DeMargo D. Lewis, of Martinez.
The following Columbia County students have been named to the Dean's list for the summer 2004 semester at Georgia College & State University: Mallory Getts, of Evans; and Amanda Hogan, of Grovetown.
Rachel Cordier, daughter of Patricia and David Cordier of Evans, has been accepted to Cottey College for the fall 2004 semester. She is a graduate of Greenbrier High School and plans to major in psychology.
The following have recently been named agents at CENTURY 21 Larry Miller Realty Inc. in Evans: Terri Thomas, Brenda Wright, Nathaniel Brown and Rose Castleberry.
Anna C. Harris, daughter of Phillip and Mary Harris of Martinez, has been named to the Dean's list at Converse College for the spring term.
National Guard graduates
Richard K. Brewer Jr. of Martinez and Heather J. Stanton of Grovetown are set to graduate from the Georgia national Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Academy August 29 in Macon, Ga.
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