Ashley Elizabeth Hausman of Martinez, daughter of Bill and Nan Hausman, graduated magna cum laude May 9 from The University of Georgia with a degree in finance.
Georgia Tech honor
Stephen Cai, of Evans, earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for spring semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The following local students graduated from Georgia College & State University at the end of the spring semester: Shelly E. Major, of Augusta, bachelor of science degree in middle grades education; Nicole E. Collier, of Augusta, bachelor of science degree in nursing; Elyssa M. Sanner, of Evans, bachelor of arts degree in English; Christopher B. Medlin, of Evans, bachelor of business administration degree in marketing; William A. Adams , of Evans, bachelor of science degree in chemistry; Mary M. Ansley, of Evans, bachelor of science degree in middle grades education; Kirsten N. Smith, of Evans, bachelor of science degree in middle grades education; Laura A. Suppa of Evans, bachelor of science degree in biology; Dana M. Tyler, of Evans, bachelor of science degree in health education; Caroline M. Flake, of Martinez, bachelor of science degree in nursing; Whitney L. Fee, of Martinez, bachelor of arts degree in mass communication; Jacob A. Ladomirak, of Martinez, bachelor of business administration in management; and Dana C. Rhoades, of Martinez, bachelor of science degree in biology.
Furman Dean's List
Kara L. Barlow of Martinez, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Barlow, has been named to the spring Dean's List at Furman University.
Makes Dean's List
Rachel Ryan, of Evans, a junior majoring in English, has been named to the spring Dean's List at Freed-Hardeman University. Rachel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ryan.
Christopher Goings, of Martinez, has graduated and completed his associate degree in the 2008-2009 academic year from Barton Community College.
Amy Dimmock, of Evans, received a Post Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Program in elementary education grades degree from Western Governors University in July.
Mallory Marlowe, from Evans, a freshman at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, recently became a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
Jonathan A. Ham, of Augusta, has been awarded the $1,000 Leadership Scholarship from Chick-fil-A. He was nominated by Michael Brown, operator of Chick-fil-A of Augusta Exchange.
Ansley Thompson, from Evans is studying biology at Valdosta State University; Elise Mackert ,from Evans, is studying at Covenant College; Britland Gove, from Evans, is studying psychology at Augusta State University; and the most recent recipients are Austin Duncan, from Martinez, who is studying architectural engineering, and Kate Jones, of Evans, who is studying biology. All are recipients of a $1,000 Leadership Scholarship from Chick-fil-A nominated by Jason Adams, operator at the Chick-fil-A restaurant at Mullins Crossing.
GSU summer 2009 President's List
The following students were named to the summer 2009 President's List at Georgia Southern University: Casey M. Brush of Appling, a junior majoring in justice studies and Ian E. Puczkowski of Martinez, a senior majoring in political science.
GSU summer 2009 Dean's List
The following students were named to the summer 2009 Dean's List at Georgia Southern University: Andrew R. Robinson of Evans, a senior majoring in exercise science; Brandon B. Bisso of Martinez, a junior majoring in pre-nursing; Chaundra B. Ealey of Martinez, a junior majoring in accounting; Courtney N. Novobilsky of Martinez, a senior majoring in nutrition: food science and diet; Denise N. Gamble of Evans, a senior majoring in biology; and Reginald G .Cofer of Augusta, a senior majoring in multimedia communication.
ASU summer 2009 Dean's List
The following local students were named to the summer 2009 Dean's List at Augusta State University: Harlem: D. L. McFatridge II; Appling: Zachary W. Bloomer, Caleb J. Willing; Grovetown: Jill M. Bono, Kelli R. Butler, LaciAnne N. Durden, Paula V. Hall, Daniela M. Hazelwood, Erica M. Hill, Salomon C. James, Melissa L. Johnson, Richard L. Laughlin, Stephanie A. Preetorius, Lauryn G. Sprouse, Misty S. Tallman, Gary R. Taylor, Haley M. Deschamps, Chantal S. Knight; Evans: Cassandra S. Cogbill, Rebecca K. Croft, Spencer M. Crunk, Jackelyn L. Francisco, Anna E. Harpe, Justin R. Jay, Joan M. Keeton, Stephen B. Kelly, Courtney R. Kuennen, Bradford T. Powell, Kelly B. Segraves, Christina W. Tran, Obinna I. Uchime, Crystal S. Creech, Angela V. Hooks, Jeremy R. Story, Gerald J. Wuchte; Martinez: Maleeha S. Ahmad, Kenneth C. Atkins, Michelyn M. Boone, Megan C. Chandler, Tiffany T. Forbes, Alyson D. Jennings, Sylvia J. Lee, William C. Pope, Joni L. Robbins, Jason A. Stroud, Rebekkah N. Teboe, Taylor P. Unger, Kristina M. Wendorf, Prakash T. Aildasani, Cody A. Carey, Jenny M. Linton, Amber M. Ray, Michael S. Reimche, Joshua A. Scelsi, Lori H. Shepherd, Sarah M. Tillman, Lori G. Williams, Kathryn E. Piggott and Julie P. Surles.
Penn State Scholarship
The Penn State Club of Aiken-Augusta has awarded its annual scholarship to Priyanka Kuverji . This year's scholarship was in excess of $3,900. Kuverji, of Martinez, is a senior biology major at Penn State's main campus at University Park, Penn. The scholarship is available to eligible Penn State students who live in the Central Savannah River Area.
Excelsior College graduates
The following local students have graduated from Excelsior College:
Immanuel Daniel , a resident of Evans, has earned a bachelor of arts. and Brian Jerome O'Callaghan , a resident of Grovetown, has earned a bachelor of science.
Davidson College award
Rachel R. Marks , the daughter of Dr. Stuart and Susan Marks of Evans, received the Sandy Black Memorial Award in premedical studies. Marks, a studio art major, is a member of the Alph Epsilon Delta premedical honor society, and serves as a pharmacy technician at the Free Clinic of Our Towns and a nursing assistant at the Concord Free Clinic.
Valdosta State University 2009 summer graduates
The following Columbia County students have received their degrees from Valdosta State University: Shaun Alexander Brooks , master of business administration; Angela Marie Griffin , education specialist; Dena Paige Vassey , master of library and information science.
Baylor University degree
Colleen Hergott of Martinez, received her degree in physical therapy from Baylor University in August, 2009.
University of Tennessee degree
Tanika Martin of Appling, has received a master of science in nursing: nurse anesthesia at the summer 2009 commencement exercises at The University of Tennessee.
2010 National Achievement Scholarship Program Semifinalists named
The following local high school juniors requested consideration in the 2010 National Achievement Scholarship Program when they took the 2008 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. These semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants from Columbia County: Charles Thomas, Augusta Preparatory Day School, Theresa S. Bailey, Lakeside High School and Zidisha M. Dambuza, Harlem High School.
Advanced Placement Scholars
Ninety-five students at Lakeside High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the 2009 college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams.
Afoma Umeano qualified for the National AP Scholar Award. Students qualify by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a 5 point scale on all AP exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Thirty-two students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction. Students qualify by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Students that qualified are Arya Aghdasi, Ellen Bledsoe, Andrew Byrd, Kim-Tri Cao, Dexter Chan, Allison Cheng, James Cheng, Diane Choi, Savannah Crews, Mikhil Desai, Robert Dong, Zachary Dromsky, Pramodh Ganapathy, Saba Gill, Carolyn Granade, Kiasheng Guo, Benjamin Hackney, Hannah Hall, Liana Howard, Muhan Hu, Charles Johnson, Jamex Meixiong, Devi Morrison, Santosh Patel, Kristen Petersen, Kerri Phillips, William Reeve, Scott Sheppard, Jennifer Stanley, Karan Suraj, Afoma Umeano, and Roger Zhong.
Twenty-four students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award. Students qualify by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Students that qualified are Adam Baer, Theresa Bailey, Amanda Baldowski, Nikki Boner, Barrett Brannen, Beth Carter, Poorvi Chhabra, Hannah Foerster, Karen Goeckeritz, Allison Harrison, Osama Hashmi, Mathhew Hess, Craig Hinner, Tianxing Liu, Alan Marionneaux, Courtney Mellinger, Alex Moosariparambil, Trinh Nguyen, Megan Pakradooni, Corley Price, Rachel Quester, Brianne Russ, Kathryn Stanland and Christopher Tynan.
Thirty-eight students qualified for the AP Scholar Award. Students qualify by completing three or more AP Exams, with grades of 3 or higher. Students that qualified are David Aban, Christina Belge, Aditya Bhardwaj, Laura Bonin, Taylor Cameron, Eric Chiu, Sara Collins, Kayleigh Crossan, Nathan Damen, Randal Ellis, Anne Fox, Katherine George, Laura Gil, Kirby Goins, Akash Gulati, Hillary Haas, Sydney Haus, Dorothy Hinds, Brice Hwang, William Kenney, Alexander King, Kyle Lawson, Virgina Lin, Sevara Mallyn, Madison Marcus, Robert McIndoe, Deirdre Miller, Ashton Moradi, Christopher Mundy, James Newton, James Nie, Snehel Patel, Nicholas Rhea, Andrew Sanders, Ellen Schafer, Lisa Sheetz, Alexis Steinhart and Nash Wills.
Martinez student receives $1,000 scholarship
Andrea Puccini , of Martinez, and new member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Georgia Institute of Technology chapter was awarded the Merit Award scholarship. The Merit Award is a $1,000 scholarship to defer the cost of college education open to new NSCS members.
Georgia Tech 2009 spring Dean's List
Amira Mouna, Daniel Riley and David Schwartz , all from Evans, have been named to the 2009 spring semester Dean's List at Georgia Institute of Technology for earning a 3.0 or higher academic average.
London School of Economics degree
Andrew Fisher , of Martinez, has received a masters degree in finance and economics from the London School of Economics. He is a 2008 graduate of Wake Forest University and a 2004 graduate of Augusta Christian Schools.
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