The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

February 15, 2012

Education Briefs


The News Courier

Local resident to spend semester in Italy

Local resident David Ezell of Athens (35613) left Jan. 26 to spend a four-month semester living in Italy while studying at Harding University in Florence.

 As part of the HUF curriculum, Ezell, a sophomore early childhood education major, will spend the semester immersed in Italian culture. Students will have the opportunity to visit locations such as Pisa, Rome, Pompeii, Sicily, Siena and other historically significant areas. They will be living in a 16th-century villa much like a typical Italian family, cultivating new relationships with fellow students. 

 Students in the program have a full course load available to them taught by visiting Harding professors. The professors also travel with the students. The classes encourage exploration and interaction among the people of Italy.  

Residents named to Samford’s dean’s list

Paizley O. Coffey, Lauren T. Beggs, Abigail M. Colella, Julie A. Musolf and Lisa J. Musolf were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Samford University.

UM students named to honor roll

Several local students were named to the University of Montevallo honor roll for the fall semester.

James P. Hall of Elkmont was named to the president’s list.

Maribel Lagunas of Athens and Kimberly K. Land of Elkmont were named to the dean’s list.

Area residents graduate from Georgia Tech

Thomas Caillouet of Athens recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

John Hardison of Athens received a Master of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering.

Michelle Oakes of Madison received a Ph.D. in earth and atmospheric sciences.