Mercer University area graduates
The following local students graduated from Mercer University during the university's Macon commencement on May 15: Augusta : Caroline Wallace McLeod, bachelor of arts summa cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi; Evans: Brian William Armstrong, bachelor of science in engineering, summa cum laude; Jesica Louisa Drayton, bachelor of business administration; Haley Marie Swearingen, bachelor of science in engineering, summa cum laude; Martinez: Meredith Weare, bachelor of science in engineering and a master of science in engineering; James William Howard, bachelor of science in engineering; Jason Zachary Hobbs, bachelor of science; Melissa Erin Sindelar, bachelor of science in engineering; Parker Dale Odom, bachelor of science in engineering; Bonnie Elaine Keel, bachelor of business administration cum laude and a Tift Scholar.
Cadet Daniel L. Welsh of Evans, was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in economics/business with a minor in writing on May 16. Graduating honors include Distinguished Graduate. Welsh's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Welsh.
Chick-fil-A team members John Thomas Powell from Evans and Jacob Cady from Martinez are the newest recipients of the chain's 37-year-old national Leadership Scholarship program. Powell and Cady received the $1,000 scholarships from Chick-fil-A franchised operator John Powell, Washington Road. John Thomas Powell is studying nursing at Augusta State University, and Cady is studying broadcasting media at from North Greenville University.
The following students were named to the 2010 Spring President's List at Georgia College--Milledgeville: Caro Ashe and Kristen Newman , both of Evans; Gisela Colon-Olivieri, John-Francis Hennecken and Kristen Vick , all of Martinez.
GCSU Dean's List
The following students were named to the 2010 Spring Dean's List at Georgia College--Milledgeville: Evans: Akua Adu-Wusu, Nicole Brown, Jay Fickle, Katie Fredo, Lindsey Norton, James Poore, Lauren Redmon, Emily Rivers, Abigail Wigington; Martinez: Caitlin Davison, Jillian Bowers, Katelyn Chandler, Mary Haddon, Hilary Hobelman, Chelsea Hodges, Laura Kight, Caroline Mickley, Andrea Sisson and Amanda Wade.
Rockhurst University honor
Sarah Skidmore of Martinez, has been named to the Dean's List at Rockhurst University for the spring 2010 semester.
Freed-Hardeman honors, degree
Rachel Ryan of Evans, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English in June 2010.
Lee University Dean's List
Paige Lutes of Martinez and Wesley Lutes of Martinez, were named to the spring 2010 Dean's List at Lee University. Paige is the daughter of Jason and Nancy Lutes of Martinez and is a 2006 graduate of Lakeside High School. Wesley is the son of Jason and Nancy Lutes of Martinez and is a 2006 graduate of Lakeside High School.
Lyle Warren Nagy of Evans, earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in furniture and Corey Russell Vaughan of Evans, earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in industrial design from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Emmanuel College Dean's List
Sarah Stokely of Martinez, has been named to the Dean's List at Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs, Georgia, for the spring semester of the 2009-2010 academic year.
Nebraska Dean's List
William Eastman of Martinez, has been named to the spring 2010 semester Dean's List at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Northcentral University degrees
Isaac Hammond of Evans, has graduated with a master of business administration degree with a specialization in organizational leadership from Northcentral University; and Andrew Gibson of Grovetown, has graduated with a master of business administration degree with a specialization in organizational leadership from Northcentral University.
UNC Dean's List
Anne Randall Hatcher , a romance languages major and Hema Kondur , a chemistry major, both of Martinez, have been named to the spring 2010 Dean's List at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Katharine Louise Diehl of Evans, graduated this spring 2010 with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Utica Dean's List
Renee Marie Robbins-Yonkin of Grovetown, a nursing major, has been named to the spring 2010 Dean's List at Utica College.
ASU Dean's List
Becky Brickhouse of Appling, has been named to the spring 2010 Dean's List at Augusta Technical College for academic achievement.
Penn State graduate
Henry V. Garma of Evans graduated from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, during its spring commencement on May 15, 2010. Garma earned a master of project management.
Youth Challenge graduates
Columbia County teens were among a class of more than 200 to graduate and earn their GED from the Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy program on June 19 at commencement ceremonies held at the Macon Municipal Auditorium. Among the 200 were Breanna Dudley, Jackson Widener and William Hendrix of Evans; Jamar Benson of Augusta; Aubrey Burkhalter and Heardrick Maryland of Grovetown; and Justin Baker of Harlem.
Virginia Tech degrees
The following Virginia Tech students were among those honored at the university's spring commencement ceremony held May 14, 2010, in Lane Stadium.: Nathan Whitelaw of Evans, received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering; and Bailee Roach of Martinez, received a bachelor of science in chemical engineering degree summa cum laude in chemical engineering from the College of Engineering.
The Board of Directors, Columbia County Foundation for Children, announces the awarding of eleven college scholarships to the following area students for the 2010-2011 academic year:
Anthony Alberti , Evans High Class of 2010, Georgia Southern University; Jeremy Blackburn , Evans High Class of 2010, Augusta Sate University; Erica Crawford , Evans High Class of 2008, Ft. Valley State University; Zidisha Dambuza , Harlem High Class of 2010, the University of Georgia; Jessica Goodwin , Lakeside High Class of 2008, the University of Georgia; Rachel Hollar , Evans High Class of 2008, Mercer University; Christina Perry , Evans High Class of 2009, Ft. Valley State University; Michael Ridlehoover , Evans High Class of 2009, Augusta State University; Carol Schlein , Greenbrier High Class of 2010, Georgia College and State University; Eric Shirey , Greenbrier High Class of 2010, Augusta State University; Nicole Wolbert , Evans High Class of 2005, Medical College of Georgia.
The Foundation for Children is a 501(c) non-profit serving families in Columbia County. More information about programs and volunteer opportunities may be obtained by contacting the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rensselaer Dean's List
Brian Maleck of Martinez, whose major is civil engineering, has been named to the Dean' List for the spring 2010 semester at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Virginia Tech Commandant's List
Robert Edwards of Evans, was named to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Commandant's List for the spring 2010 semester. Edwards, an Air Force cadet, is a senior majoring in French in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
Excelsior College graduates
Savannah Cannon Praymou of Evans, has earned a master of business administration, managing in the global economy; Gloria J. Hamilton of Evans, has earned a bachelor of science; Tonia Lynn Manley of Grovetown, has earned an associate in science in nursing.
The Columbia County News-Times ©2013. All Rights Reserved.