Kelly Marie Amon of Grayson, Jessica Irene Dyer of Lawrenceville and Jamie Lyse Kersh and Catherine Anne Manning of Norcross have been named to the Miami University Dean's List for the fall 2005 semester. Students must achieve a 3.5 or better grade-point average to be named to the list.
Trice Kabundi, daughter of Mpenga and Bamona Kabundi of Grayson, earned honorable mention Dean's List honors for the 2005 fall semester at Lynchburg College. Trice graduated from Greater Atlanta Christian High School and is a sophomore political science major at the college.
Erin Finley, daughter of Brant and Kim Finley of Lilburn, was named to the Dean's List of Montreat College for the 2005 fall semester. Students must attain a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher to be named to the list.
Chelsey A. Chambers of Lawrenceville was named to the Idaho State University College of Education Dean's List. To qualify, students must complete at least 12 semester credits and receive a grade-point average of 3.66 or higher.
Ryan William Crawford, son of Jim and Kathey Crawford of Suwanee, has been initiated into the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Georgia. A graduating senior, he is majoring in journalism and political science. He graduated from Collins Hill High School in 2002.
Murray Flint, son of Scott and Vita M. Flint of Dacula, has been named a National Award Winner in science by the U.S. Achievement Academy. The academy selects USAA winners based upon the students' academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, as well as a recommendation from a teacher, coach or other qualified sponsor. Fewer than 10 percent of American high school students are recognized by the USAA.
Murray is the grandson of Clinton Murray and Daisy H. Moulds and Raymond H. and Gertrude M. Flint, all of Meridian, Miss. He attends Dacula High School.
Anna Hubbard of Lilburn, a graduating senior of the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine, was awarded the Faculty Scholastic Plaque and Clifford E. Westerfield Award at the college's honors and awards celebration on April 21. The award is given to the student with the highest academic average for all four years of college, and honors included an engraved plaque, a certificate and a $100 gift.
Hubbard was also awarded the Merck Veterinary Student Award and the Outstanding Student Award from Gamma Sigma Delta, the honor society of agriculture.
Danny Lau, Deana McDougall and Wade Won were inducted into the Berry College chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, an honor society for students of Spanish, on April 9 at Barnwell Chapel at the college. Members are required to be sophomores or higher, have at least a 3.0 grade-point average and be enrolled in or have completed at least one 300-level Spanish class.
Lau is the son of Theodore and Sheila Lau of Lawrenceville and is a junior international studies major.
McDougall is the daughter of Sharolyn McDonald of Snellville and is a sophomore biology major.
Won is the son of Wylen and Lynourel Won of Suwanee and is a sophomore animal science major.
Brett Montroy, a 2002 graduate of Duluth High School, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business with a bachelor's degree in business administration, majoring in economics. He plans to attend law school in the fall. He is the son of Denise and Tim Montroy of Duluth.
Tyne Wilmot of Lawrenceville was recognized as a member of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2005-06. Wilmot, who attends the University of the Cumberlands, was honored at the annual honors day ceremony on April 24.
Julie Coriene Schednel of Lilburn has received a master's of divinity degree from Emory's Candler School of Theology.
Nicholas Medica II of Lawrenceville graduated from The Citadel in South Carolina on May 6. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Medica Sr., he received a Gold Star for graduating with a 3.7 or greater GPA and was named the David Shingler Spell Second Honor Graduate.
Joseph Craig Moore of Lilburn graduated from The Citadel in South Carolina on May 6. The son of Mr. and Mrs. James McNeill Moore, he graduated as a member of the Dean's List by receiving a GPA of 3.2 or greater.
Christy Chupp of Snellville was named to the President's List at Freed-Hardeman University for the spring semester. Chupp, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Chupp, is a senior history major.
Shawn Duncan of Norcross has graduated from Lipscomb University with a master's of divinity in biblical studies.
Four students - Nazik Eliman and Christine McNeely of Lawrenceville and Lynda M. Fouquette and Pamela A. Jones of Buford - were named to the Merit List at Daron College. The students received the distinction after achieving a GPA of 3.4 or higher.
Britanny L. Shaw of Buford was inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi honor society at Mississippi State's College of Education.
Brian Simon of Loganville has been named to the Dean's List at Cumberland University for the spring 2006 semester. He achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on all classes for the spring semester.
James Ryan Wilbanks, son of Richard and Krista Wilbanks of Grayson, has been named to the Dean's List at Clemson University for the spring 2006 semester. He achieved a grade-point average of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale.
John Kerrigan Sawyer of Grayson, was one of 10 students from Franklin & Marshall College recognized as a member of Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society. Psi Chi is a national honor society that recognizes students who have a successfully completed at least three psychology courses and have achieved a psychology grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students selected to the society rank among the top 35 percent of their class and must demonstrate activity within the Psi Chi organization.
Charles Warlick and Philip Richardson of Lawrenceville were among 655 graduates who received recognition at Harding University for being included on the school's Dean's List for grades achieved during the spring semester. To be eligible, a student must be taking 12 or more hours and have a grade-point average of 3.65 or higher. They received diplomas during commencement exercises held on May 13. Warlick majored in marketing and received a bachelor's degree in business administration. Richardson majored in management and received a bachelor's degree in business administration.
Nathan Epley of Norcross was named to the Dean's List at Harding University for the spring semester. Eligible students must be taking 12 or more hours of classes and have an average scholarship level of 3.65 or higher. Epley is a sophomore pursuing a degree in exercise science.
Ryan Scott MacPhee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. MacPhee of Duluth, was named to the Dean's List at Washington and Lee University for the winter term. He is a sophomore and maintained a term grade-average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.
Randi Erickson of Lawrenceville and Stephen Smith of Snellville were named to the Gordon College Dean's List for the spring 2006 semester. They maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more semester hours.
Brittany Nicole Croker Peevy of Dacula was named the to Presidential Scholar's List at the University of Georgia for the spring 2006 semester. She maintained a grade-point average of 4.0. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Pi Lambda Theta and is also a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She is majoring in early childhood education and plans to graduate magna cum laude in December of this year.
Anna Katharine Crosthwait of Suwanee has been named to the Mississippi College Dean's List for the spring 2006 semester of spring 2006. She maintained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher based on a 4.0 system while taking at least 12 semester hours.
Angela Virginia McCool, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. McCool of Grayson, was named to the Dean's List at Wingate University for the spring 2006 semester.
A number of Gwinnett students received recent honors at the University of South Carolina.
Nathaniel John Spurrier and Timothy Johnson Varghese of Lawrenceville and Jennifer Kyle Addy of Suwanee were named to the President's Honor Roll for the spring 2006 semester. Students on the president's list held a 4.0 GPA.
Several students were also named to the Dean's List, which recognizes students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher (3.25 or higher for freshmen) during the spring 2006 semester. Those students were Michael Bradley Balint of Dacula; Michael Steven Aguilar, Randi Marie Jackson, Laura Katherine Reid, Todd Fox Weyandt and Tamara Lynn Willing of Duluth; Lisa Nicole Owens of Grayson; Richard Frank Boswell, Shannel Renae Harris, Nathaniel John Spurrier and Timothy Johnson Varghese of Lawrenceville; Jonathan Philip Boyd of Lilburn; Kaitlyn Ann Flynn and Briana Catherine Roeder of Norcross; Meredith O'Neil Harvie of Snellville; Rashad N. Burroughs of Stone Mountain; Claire Elizabeth Griffith of Sugar Hill; and Jennifer Kyle Addy and Julia Elizabeth Orr of Suwanee.
Aditi Prashant Dave, daughter of Prashant and Verdine Dave of Lawrenceville, graduated cum laude on May 6 from Young Harris College with an associate's degree in science. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and the International Club and is a writer for the YHC Enoiah Echoes Newspaper.
Charles Cobb Blackmon, son of Myron and Ellen Blackmon of Suwanee and grandson of Ed and Doris Mitchell of Albany and Betty Blackmon of Washington, graduated cum laude on May 6 from Young Harris College with an associate's degree in science. He is a Byrd Scholar at the college and has played baseball for the Young Harris College Mountain Lions Baseball team.
Two Lawrenceville students at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy received scholarships for the 2006-07 academic year during the college's March ceremony. Christina Stovall received the Georgia Society of Health System Pharmacists Scholarship, and Nimisha Simon received the Walgreens Scholarship.
Twenty-seven Doctor of Pharmacy students and 10 graduate students were initiated in the Rho Chi Society in April ceremonies. Stovall was initiated into the Alpha Kappa chapter of Rho Chi for 2006.
Seventeen seniors at the College of Pharmacy received awards at the 58th annual Pharmacy Awards banquet at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Heather J. McLemore of Lawrenceville received the Durward N. Entrekin Pharmacy Student Leadership Award. Philip L. Mar of Lawrenceville received the Lilly Achievement Award.
On May 13, Nicole Leyland, daughter of Bob and Eileen of Suwanee, received recognition as a first honor graduate from the University of Georgia's College of Pharmacy. She maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her undergraduate studies and doctoral program. She was presented with the Kenneth L. Waters award by the dean of the Pharmacy. She will begin her pharmacy residency at Commonwealth Hospital in Richmond, Va., later this summer
Howard Bolling of Lawrenceville has been awarded one of Harding University's Trustee Scholarships, which provides full tuition for eight semesters. He will be a freshman this fall. To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must score at least a 31 on the ACT or 1330 on the SAT. Other areas of academic achievement, leadership and extracurricular involvement are also taken into account, and candidates are interviewed by a scholarship selection committee at the university. Bolling will automatically be admitted to the Honors Scholars Program, the top tier of the Honors College.
A number of Gwinnett students were named to the Dean's List at Columbus State for the spring 2006 semester. The students are Bryan Jordan Wilson of Buford; Mandi Jo Montgomery of Dacula; Megan Elizabeth Martin, David Aaron Moreno and Barrett William Scroggs of Duluth; Christopher Shane Dills, Laura Ann Harman and Lisa Marie Nanni of Lawrenceville; Corey Marshall Daniels and Daniel Antonio Iduate of Norcross; and Jesse Donald Herrin, Lauren Taylor Holder, Allison B. Ladshaw, Holly Elizabeth Manning, Amy Lynn Moore and Jacquelyn Michelle Namer of Snellville.
Lindsay Chappell, daughter of Don and Freda Chappell of Lilburn, has earned a scholarship to study music education at Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music. Chappell, who plays the flute, graduated from Parkview High School and attended Mercer University. She will enroll at CSU in the fall. Her previous honors include member of Phi Eta Sigma honor society, Mu Phi Epsilon music society and Chi Omega, all at Mercer. She is pursuing a career in music education.
Megan Marie Castle of Duluth, daughter of Kevin and Julie Castle of Briar Hill Cove, was one of 451 seniors to graduate from Davidson College on May 14. She earned a bachelor's degree in biology with a concentration in medical humanities. While at Davidson, Castle was inducted into Beta Beta Beta, a biology honor society. She was a member of the Warner Hall eating and social house, where she served as secretary and helped raise funds for the group's annual Red and Black Ball benefiting local and international AIDS awareness programs. She served two terms on the activities Tax Council and performed and choreographed with the college's dance ensemble.
Daisuke Terakami, son of James and Nozomi Wade of Lawrenceville and Masashi Terakami of Tokyo, Japan, has been named a Presidential Scholar for the spring 2006 semester at the University of Georgia. In order to be named a presidential scholar, a student must earn a grade point average of 4.0. He has also been named to the dean's list for the fall and spring semesters in 2005-06. Terakami is a recipient of the University of Georgia Charter Scholarship. He graduated from Collins Hill High School.
Magen Olivia Carlyle, daughter of Bob and Jodi Carlyle of Loganville, has been named to the Dean's List at Young Harris College by achieving a GPA of 3.5 or better. She is the granddaughter of Paul and Elizabeth Carlyle of Bristol, Tenn., and Charlie and Sara Thomas of Monroe. She is a member of the Young Harris College Mountain Lions Women's Softball Team.