The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

June 21, 2012

Education Briefs 6/20/12

From staff reports
The News Courier

Local residents named to honor’s list

Tony Lee Craig of Harvest was recently named to the president’s list and John T. McClung of Athens was named to the dean’s list at Mississippi College.

Athens student receives top English award

Athens native Jessica Leigh Walker received the Outstanding English Major Award during a recent honors and awards program at Athens State University.  Walker, an English major, is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Kappa Delta.

Area residents make honor’s list at Montevallo

Alex Z. Ghoja and James P. Hall, both of Elkmont, and Maribel Lagunas of Athens were recently named to the president’s list; and Lauren B. Coleman and Sarah E. Dye, both of Athens, were recently named to the dean’s list at Montevallo University.

Athens student earns degree from Auburn

Athens native Cheryl Auch recently earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Auch, a 2004 graduate of Athens High School, also received an animal sciences degree in 2007 from Auburn.

Local residents named to dean's list

David Ezell, of Athens, and Amanda King and Monica Woods, both of Madison, were recently named to the dean’s list at Harding University.

Ardmore resident graduates from Marist College

Ardmore native Gaileen Cockrell recently graduated from Marist College with a Master of Arts degree in communication.

Area residents named to UNA dean’s list

Students named to the University of North Alabama’s  dean’s list:

James Michael Beaver, Kelsey Marie Brown, Kirstie Clem Corum, Joshua LaDon Dendy, Emilee Shae Elkins, Natalie Elizabeth Harrison, Erin Leigh Hillis, Katelyn Danielle Jarrell, Jordan Daphne Ann Jones, Daniel Blake McNutt, Courtney Paige Pack, Lauren Shea Patrick, Jensen Angela Porter, Michael Brandon Powell, Jason Allen Ridinger, Michelle Christine Rosado, Casey L Smith, Amber Lynn Strickland,Alexa Laine Turner, and Amber Len Waldrep, all of Athens; Christina Marie Covington, Jesse Dewayne Faulk, Adriana Lee Lombard, and Anna Grace Usery, all of Elkmont; Scott Joseph Garrett, Jordan Danielle Hines, and Mollie Cleoria Malone, all of Tanner

Local resident graduates from Rice University

Athens native Matthew Guertin recently graduated from Rice University with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Athens students honored at Judson College

Athens native Beverly Cox was named a president's scholar, received the biology award and was named to “Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.”

Kaylee Crenshaw of Athens received the art award.

Harvest student graduates from Columbus State

Laurel McKenzie of Harvest recently graduated from the College of the Arts’ criminal justice program at Columbus State University with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Rogersville resident explores Greece

Rogersville resident Andrew Pyle is among a group of incoming freshmen spending the summer in Athens, Greece, with Harding University's Scholars Abroad program. Pyle will spend two weeks touring famous biblical and archeological sites.

Local students named to dean's list

Beth Whitten, of Harvest, and Blake Hall and Jared Hall, both of Madison, were recently named to the dean’s list at Berry College.