The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

March 14, 2012

Education Briefs

The News Courier

Athens resident graduates from Excelsior College

Donald M. Caudle, a resident of Athens, recently earned an Associate in Applied Science in administrative/management studies from Excelsior College.

Harvest resident admitted to seminary

Terrance Vickerstaff  of Harvest has been admitted into the Master of Divinity online program at United Theological Seminary. United Theological Seminary, located in Dayton, Ohio, is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Elkmont student chosen as National Youth Delegate

Laura Patterson, a student at Elkmont High School has been selected to represent Alabama as a National Youth Delegate at the 2012 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.

Patterson will join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive weeklong study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Patterson was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.

The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment will be held June 24-29.

Athens resident named to dean’s list

Kelly Saylor of Athens was named to the dean’s list at Birmingham-Southern College.

Toney resident named to dean’s list

Conrado Mendoza of Toney has been named to the Dean's List at Auburn University at Montgomery for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or above while attending full time. Mendoza is majoring in mathematics.


Student receives Troy University scholarship

Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr. Chancellor of Troy University, announced that Dylan Raney is a recipient of a Troy University scholarship. 

Raney, a student at Athens High School, will receive the Chancellor’s Award, a full-tuition scholarship, worth approximately $24,000 over four years.

Athens resident named to president’s list

Hannah E. Evans of Athens was named to the president’s list for the spring semester at the University of Mobile.

Harvest resident graduates from Columbus State

Laurel McKenzie of Harvest has graduated with honors from the College of the Arts Criminal Justice program and College of Letters & Sciences at Columbus State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.

Harvest resident ministers with Bryan College

Rose Prince spent Spring Break with a Bryan College Break for Change team, assisting a partner organization in its ministry and building relationships with individuals served.

Prince, the daughter of Joseph and Sharon Prince of Harvest, worked with Break for Change in Nashville, Tenn., with Community Servants, an organization assisting immigrant populations..

Break for Change sent six teams to five locations in the United States and one in Nicaragua to provide assistance to partner organizations and local residents and to give Bryan students experience in cross-cultural ministry.

Projects ranged from construction to English instruction to community development and outreach to homeless individuals.