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June 11, 2012

Education Briefs 6/3/12

Martin Methodist awards degrees to residents

Two Limestone residents recently earned degrees at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tenn.

Amanda Jo Qualls of Athens received her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree at the college.

Terran Brooke Michael of Lester received her Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.

Athens resident graduates from Centre College

Jonathan Pinque of Athens recently received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and Spanish at Centre College. He is the son of Ralph Pinque of Athens.

Resident receives degree from Tennessee State

Christopher Hobbs, a resident of Athens, recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in arts and sciences from Tennessee State University.

Local residents named to dean’s list

Tiffany Norwood, a biology major from Toney; Pamela Taylor, a biology major from Ardmore; and Corey Hale an electrical engineering major from Madison, were named to the spring dean’s list at Tennessee State University.

Athens resident named to president’s list

Camille Miles of Athens has been named to Freed-Hardeman University president’s list. Miles is a junior majoring in computing sciences. She is the daughter of Christine Kuettner-Miles.

Resident graduates from Hendrix College

William Hyatt of Elkmont recently graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. Hyatt received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry/molecular biology.

Elkmont resident receives scholarship

Casie Rochell of Elkmont is the recipient of a four-year University of Alabama at Birmingham Collegiate Honors Scholarship valued up to $16,000.

She is the daughter of Tim and Lorie Rochell.

Rochell is a recent graduate of Elkmont High School where she was a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Honors Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Beta Club and FCCLA.

She plans to major in nursing at UAB.

Athens resident receives housing scholarship

Elizabeth Gilliam is the recipient of a four-year University of Alabama at Birmingham Freshman Housing Scholarship valued up to $2,000.

She is the daughter of Martin and Paula Gilliam.

Gilliam is a recent graduate of Athens Bible School.

She plans to major in exercise science at UAB.

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