Lisa Elaine Burgee of Lawrenceville was named to the LaGrange College Dean's List for the spring semester. Eligible students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.6 while taking at least 12 hours of classes.

Georgia South Western State University recognizes Lawrenceville students

Aderonke O. Salau Okeleji of Lawrenceville was named to the President's List for the spring semester by taking 15 hours of courses and earning a 4.0 GPA. Ashley L. Yancey of Lawrenceville was named to the Academic Achievement List for the spring semester by previously earning at least 15 hours of credit, by being enrolled in 3 to 14 hours of courses and by earning a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Chelsey Chambers of Lawrenceville was named to the Dean's List at Idaho State University for spring semester 2006. To qualify for the dean's list, students must complete at least 12 semester credits and receive a grade point average of 3.66 or higher.

Emily Anne Eigel, daughter of Mike and Ellen Eigel of Snellville, graduated cum laude on May 21 from Hollins University with a bachelor's degree in history. She was also named as honor student for the spring semester. She graduated from Shiloh High School.

Anderea Rose Dock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Dock of Snellville, graduated May 13 from Wingate University with a bachelor's degree in marketing.

Lauren Roberts of Lawrenceville is among 40 students spending the summer semester at Harding University's International Program in Florence, Italy. Roberts is a sophomore majoring in management. The group's curriculum focuses on the architecture, art, music, language and theater history of Florence and Italy. Studies are supplemented with educational tours to Pisa, Rome, San Gimignano, Sicily, Siena and Greece. Students will also have the opportunity to tour Western Europe independently during the semester.

A number of Gwinnett students graduated June 3 from Furman University. They were Danielle R. Roberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Roberts of Buford; John A. Perry, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Perry of Dacula; Benjamin L. Gaskins, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gaskins of Duluth; Carrie E. Vaughn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Haas of Duluth; Sarah D. Zipperer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Zipperer of Duluth; Anthony F. Palazzo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Palazzo of Grayson; Mary R. Adkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Adkins of Lawrenceville; Anthony M. Dominguez, son of Ms. Casandra Dominguez of Lawrenceville; Steven P. Duvoisin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marc Duvoisin of Lawrenceville; Morgan E. Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Jones of Lawrenceville; Laura T. Kelly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Kelly of Lawrenceville; Andrew B. Greene, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Greene of Lilburn; Kirby E. Jackson, daughter of Ms. Kimberly Jackson of Lilburn; Bryan C. Stanton, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Stanton of Lilburn; Corey W. Stewart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Stewart of Lilburn; Christina E. Bobowski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bobowski of Suwanee and Tracey L. Nance of Suwanee.

Christine E. Kennedy of Snellville and Nicole L. Palazzo of Grayson were named to the President's List at Mississippi State University. To do so, they achieved a 3.80 or higher GPA and completed at least 12 hours of course work.

Phillip K. Bourquin of Suwanee, Stephanie E. Dallas of Snellville and Brooke L. Malool of Snellville were named to the Dean's List at the university. They achieved a GPA between 3.5 and 3.79 and completed at least 12 hours of course work.

Santosh Sharma of Dacula has received a master's degree in education, focusing in curriculum and instruction: literacy, from Lesley University. He is employed by Gwinnett County Public Schools as a ESOL teacher at Mill Creek High School.

Mona A. Lewis of Snellville has received a master's degree in education, focusing in curriculum and instruction: literacy, from Lesley University.

Jake Burton of Lilburn, Ashton Crosslin of Suwanee and Tina Samuel of Lawrenceville were named to the Provost's List at Lipscomb University. To do so, they had to earn perfect grades for a semester while taking at least 12 credits hours.

Jon Freeman of Lawrenceville was named to the school's Honor Roll. He achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Sarah Goolsby of Suwanee has been named to the Dean's List at Wofford College for the 2006 spring semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled for at least 12 hours of courses.

Three Gwinnett residents graduated from Boston University. Laura L. Kuechenmeister of Lawrenceville received a bachelor's degree in music and graduated magna cum laude. Crystal L. Moon of Lawrenceville received a master's degree in criminal justice. Serafima N. Zaytsev of Snellville received a bachelor's degree in sociology.

A number of Gwinnett students were named to Samford University's Dean's List. To do so, students must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher in 12 or more hours of course work. The students are Mara-Hiley Chery of Dacula; Brittney Ann Bowen, Lainee Marie Buchanan, Margaret Kathryn Fincher and Megan Elyse Lancaster, all of Duluth; Elizabeth N. Baker and Rachel Anne Cardina, both of Lawrenceville; Kelsie Michelle Funk, Anna Elizabeth Swindle, Katharine Elizabeth Snyder, Meredith Louise Toomey and Katherine Elaine Upchurch, all of Lilburn; Molly Elizabeth Michaud, Sara Elizabeth Terry and Virginia Margaret Terry, all of Norcross; and Amy Louise Almand, Angel Patricia Laurens, Carole Leigh Miller, Amanda Lyne Varner and Alexander Dewitt Weatherby, all of Snellville.

Three Buford students were named to the Dean's List at LaGrange College for the spring semester. They are Adrianne Michelle Brown, Christie Jaclyn Cullin and Laura A. Dresdow. To be eligible for the honor, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.6 while taking at least 12 hours of courses.

Gwinnett residents named to Furman University as Furman Scholars

Several Gwinnett students have been named as Furman Scholars at Furman University. Students who demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and showed interest in attending a liberal arts college were nominated by their high school college counselors. Scholars have at least a 3.75 GPA, rank in the top five percent of their classes and have strong test scores. Furman Scholars who are accepted for admission to the university are guaranteed a $3,500 tuition scholarship.

The students are Jeffrey S. Ahlstedt of Lawrenceville and Collins Hill High School; Hannah Morgan and Logan S. Weaver, both of Grayson and Grayson High School; Adam H. Richards of Duluth and Greater Atlanta Christian School; Andrea M. McGuirt of Duluth and Marist School; Jeremy A. Bolian and Alex E. Knight, both of Buford and Mill Creek High School; Jane Ho, Angelique N. Marable and Bethany L. Ullrich, all of Dacula and Mill Creek High School; Vibin A. Kundukulam of Duluth and Northview High School; Shadeah L. Suleiman of Suwanee and Northview High School; Nathan C. Brannen of Lilburn and Providence Christian Academy; Amanda J. Lee of Duluth and Providence Christian Academy; Vincent J. Catrini and Brenda M. Morales, both of Norcross and Wesleyan School; and Adriana J. Oliver of Duluth from Wesleyan School.

Christie J. Kelhofer of Lilburn has been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at Virginia Intermont College. The Dean's List recognizes the superior academic performance of students who maintained an overall grade point average of 3.7 or greater on a 4.0 scale.

John Kerrigan Sawyer, son of Deborah and John Sawyer of Grayson, has been inducted into the Black Pyramid Senior Honors Society at Franklin & Marshall College. This group honors members of the senior class who, in the judgement of their peers, have achieved high levels of scholarship and extracurricular service while at Franklin & Marshall College. Sawyer is a senior biological foundations of behavior: neuroscience major and theater minor.

He graduated from Saint Pius X Catholic High School in 2003.

Megan Sikes, daughter of Wayne and Elizabeth Sikes of Snellville, has been awarded the Sara Bohrer Warnken Honorary Scholarship. She is a member of Delta Iota chapter of Delta Gamma at University of Georgia. Megan is pursuing a degree in publication management. This scholarship is given based on scholastic achievement, campus and community involvement, and chapter leadership. The award is for the 2006-2007 academic year in the amount of $1,000.00.

The following Furman University students were included on the spring term 2006 Dean's List. Furman's Dean's List is composed of full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher on a four-point system. They are: John A. Perry, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Perry of Dacula; Kinsey E. Bagwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bagwell, Joshua J. Chancey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chancey, Benjamin L. Gaskins, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gaskins, Jessica L. Pety, daughter of Mrs. Cynthia Nore, Patrick D. Sellers, son of Ms. Celia Gordon, Carrie E. Vaughn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Haas, Pamela M. Zellmer, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Zellmer, Sarah D. Zipperer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Zipperer, all of Duluth; Mary R. Adkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Adkins, Alexandra Berrios, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alejandro Berrios, Chelsea A. Feustel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Feustel, Morgan E. Jones, daughter of Mr. an Mrs. R. Jones, Laura T. Kelly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Kelly, Shameera A. Punjani, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abdul Punjani, all of Lawrenceville; Christina L. Bryant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Bryant, Jonathan M. Dees, son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Dees, Lauren R. Fraser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fraser, Natalie T. McClearn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McClearn, Colburn A. Watkins, son of Dr. and Mrs. Clyde Watkins, all of Lilburn; Laura C. McCain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McCain, Patrick C. Timony, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Timony, all of Norcross; Emily R. Bucherati, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bucherati, Candice M. Meuleners, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meuleners, Paul A. Thornburg, Jennifer J. Trujillo, daughter of Mr. Mario Trujillo, all of Snellville; Jane E. Daniel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willliam Daniel, Benjamin J. Horner, son of Ms. Susan Fowler, all of Sugar Hill; Rebecca L. Gieseking, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Gieseking of Suwanee.

Lakeya Nichelle Chase, daughter of Beatrice and Alvin Lofton of Lawrenceville, was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2006 semester at Berea College. To be eligible, a student must achieve a 3.2 or higher regular term average for a minimum of four full courses, the equivalent of 16 credit hours.

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Berry College welcomed approximately 350 new alumni at its 2006 spring commencement. They are Larry and Ann Cooper, Kevin and Marcella Donahue, Richard and Carla Perkins, Terence and Katherine Skelly, Griffith and Brenda Troskie, all of Duluth; Rachel Diane Roy and Bobbie Demonbreun of Grayson; Clay and Peggy Rowden, Stephen and Sandra Almy, Matthew P. Brown, Jeanne Brown, William and Sally Campbell, Michael and Sherry Flerl, Patrick and Sheila Graeser, Michael and Debra Hughes, Joey and Patricia Maloney, Terry and Mary Maurer, Glenn and Stella Moore, Ms. Melanie H. Power, William and Renda Weimann, all of Lawrenceville; David and Bethany Cowan, Marion E. Forte, Richard and Susan Gorkes, David and Catherine Landis, John and Paula Sharp, all of Lilburn; James and Cathy Carter of Loganville; David and Randi Nelson, Willliam and Mary Galardi, all of Norcross; Keith and Patricia Kratzer, Jim and Jan Lindstrom, Deborah M. Ali, Keith and Patricia Kratzer, Jim and Jan Lindstrom, Bill and Becky Loftin, Mr. and Mrs. Randall M. Malone, Ms. Marian G. Rogers, Jeffrey and Susan White, Ms. Becky M. Schoeneck, all of Snellville; Harrison and Vickie Williams of Sugar Hill, Phillip and Deborah Warren of Suwanee.

Joshua Hooper of Dacula was named to the Dean's List for academic excellence for the spring 2006 semester at Birmingham-Southern College. Each student earned a 3.5 or better grade-point average while taking 16 or more credit hours during the spring semester.

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Medical College of Georgia announces spring graduates. They are Lindsay Leland of Suwanee, Farid Moghaddam of Buford, Christoph Fleming of Lawrenceville, William Kenna of Lilburn, Jennifer Suh of Lilburn and Lee Payne of Buford, all from the School of Dentistry; Michael Pollard of Snellville, Michael Konomos of Lawrenceville, both from School of Graduate Studies; Kyle Shaddix of Lilburn, Venus Nabors of Lawrenceville, Paul Von Herrmann of Lilburn, Nehali Vira of Duluth, Thomas Cooney of Dacula, Kamela Momin of Lilburn, Gaurang Patel of Snellville, Neil Edgerton of Snellville, Leo Jeng of Norcross, all of School of Medicine; Derek Fisher of Lilburn, Briana Giglio of Lilburn, Angie Lee of Dacula, Caroline Colson of Lilburn, Erica Anderson of Dacula, Lea Hayes of Snellville, Emily Marinca of Lawrenceville, all of School of Nursing; Adrienne Paradise of Lilburn, Courtney McMillan of Lilburn, Oluwadami Olowoyo of Sugar Hill, James Waldron of Suwanee and Meghan Summerall of Lawrenceville, Uriah Pittaluga of Snellville, Chiquita Crocker of Lilburn, Kimberly Chu of Snellville, all of School of Allied Health Sciences.

Area students received bachelor's degrees from Vanderbilt University on May 12 commencement exercises. They are: Brian David Batchelor, son of Mr. and Mrs. David M. Batchelor of Lilburn, Bachelor of Engineering, Magna Cum Laude; Andrew John Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett D. Thompson of Lilburn, Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude; Amanda Hall Walker, daughter of Dr. Gail H. Walker of Lilburn and Mr. David Walker of Lilburn, Biomedical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude; and Lynsey Renae York, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William M. York of Lawrenceville, English, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

Area students are named to Dean's List for Spring 2006 semester at Vanderbilt University. To qualify for the Dean's List students must receive grades equivalent to a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for the semester. They are: Lynsey Renae York, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William M. York, Arts and Science, Dean's List; Amanda Hall Walker, daughter of Dr. Gail H. Walker and Mr. David Walker of Lilburn, School of Engineering, Dean's List and Andrew John Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett D. Thompson of Lilburn, School of Engineering, Dean's List.

Benjamin Carman, son of Robert and Marie Carman of Lawrenceville, has been awarded the 2005-2006 National Collegiate Minority Leadership Award from the University of Dubuque. The NCMLA honors nationally the performance of outstanding student leaders who have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher and who have demonstrated high standards of dependability, citizenship, leadership, enthusiasm and support for their college.

Area students graduated from Mercer University on May 13. The are: Kelly W. Carr of Lawrenceville, Bachelor of Applied Science, Organization Leadership; Helen Clemons Bagley of Snellville, Bachelor of Science in Social Science, Human Services Cum Laude; Diana Elease Robinson of Snellville, Bachelor of Science in Social Science, Criminal Justice.

Thomas Owen Gormley, son of Tommy & Karen Gormley of Lawrenceville, has been accepted by Hampden-Sydney College and will enroll with an Alumni Award in August 2006. He is a graduate of Brookwood High School in Snellville.

Rabeea Khan, daughter of Feroz Khan, a Johnson Controls employee and a Duluth High School graduate, is one of 25 U.S. students to receive an $8,000 scholarship award from the Johnson Controls Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Johnson Controls, Inc. The scholarship will be applied toward tuition. Rabeea plans to major in business management/biology at Emory University. She also enjoys photography, cooking, baking and reading.

Sarah Powers of Lawrenceville was among the 250 graduates who received diplomas in commencement exercises at Harding University Jul 29. Majoring in Social Science, Powers received the Master of Education degree.

Five students from Georgia received academic honors for the Spring 2006 semester at Franklin & Marshall College. A student earns Honors List recognition for achieving a 3.7 or better grade point average, and Dean's List recognition for achieving a 3.25 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Named to Honors List: Kathryn Michelle Holmes, a first-year student is from Atlanta. Named to Dean's List: Davinia Georgina Mary Buckley, a first-year student, is from Atlanta. Aaron David Hodes, a first-year student is from Decatur. Ryan Michael Jones, a senior psychology major and science, technology & society minor, is from Marietta. John Kerrigan Sawyer, a junior biological foundations of behavior: neuroscience major and theater minor, is from Grayson.

Lucas Watson of Loganville, a junior criminal justice major and John Smith of Lawrenceville, a sophomore oral communication major, are both among 38 students spending the semester at Harding University's International Program in Greece. In addition to cultural and language studies, students study biblical archaeology and the humanities. They take part in educational tours of the major Greek Islands, Northern Greece, Egypt, Israel and Turkey.

Brandon Luders of Duluth was recently selected as one of Omicron Delta Kappa's 2006 Scholarship recipients. He was also recognized as a recipient of 2006 General Russell E. Dougherty National Leader of the Year. To be chosen as a recipient of an Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation Scholarship, a member must have been a senior or have graduated within the past five years, must have maintained a 3.5 grade point average, and plans to enroll in a graduate or professional school within three years of the date of application. The General Russell E. Daugherty Leader of the Year Award is given to a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society who has shown outstanding leadership and scholarship, and a commitment to the ideals of the Honor Society.

Luders is a 2006 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology where he received a bachelor's degre in aerospace engineering. He plans to ener the Ph.D. program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to prepare for an academic faculty position in space systems and engineering.

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Randi Erickson, daughter of Martin and Marsha Griffin of Lawrenceville has won the Frances Wood Wilson Scholarship awarded annually by the Gordon College Foundation. She plans to study physical education. Erickson is a graduate of Dacula High School, where she played Varsity Softball and was named the Gatorade Will to Win Athlete of the Year.

Lucas Watson of Loganville and John Smith of Lawrenceville have served as steering committee members for Harding University's 2006 Student Impact, an orientation program designed to help freshmen and new students make the transition to college life. Watson is a junior majoring in criminal justice. Smith is a sophomore majoring in oral communication.

Chelsea A. Raflo, daughter of Jeffrey and Raina Raflo of Duluth has been named to the Merit List at Kenyon College for the second semester of the 2005-2006 academic year. To be eligible for Merit List recognition, a student must earn a grade-point average of atleast 3.45 on the college's 4-point grading scale. Raflo is a graduate of Duluth High School and is a rising junior majoring in English and studio art at Kenyon.

On May 20, Mercer University's Tift College of Education held commencement for its graduates in the Sheffield Student Center on the University's Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta. The following lists those whose graduated: Amanda Miller Corney of Suwanee, Master of Education, Whitney Lassiter Genrich of Suwanee, Master of Education, Jay Christopher Barbour of Lilburn, Master of Education, Mitzi Lynn Ethridge of Lilburn, Specialist in Education and Gloria G. Omar of Snellville, Master of Education.

On May 20, Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics held commencement for its graduates in the Sheffield Student Center of the University's Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta. The following lists those who graduated: Sarah Sehee Hwang of Duluth, Bachelor of Business Administration, Novianty Lie of Duluth, Master of Business Administration, Maria Belen Molina of Duluth, Master of Business Administration, Marika Yeble Remy of Duluth, Master of Business Administration, Lisa Anne Butterworth of Lawrenceville, Bachelor of Business Administration, Michael Bryant of Lawrenceville, Master of Business Administration, Aderonke Olubunmi Okoh of Lawrenceville, Master of Business Administration, Krupesh Patel of Lawrenceville, Master of Business Administration, Stafford Lynn Whitman of Lawrenceville, Master of Business Administration, Bryant Young III of Lawrenceville, Master of Business Administration, Hisham Ahmed Khalafalla of Lilburn, Master of Business Administration, Kassonga Celestin Mwamba of Lilburn, Master of Business Administration, Maria Louise Sikking of Lilburn, Master of Business Administration, William Tyler Cole of Suwanee, Master of Business Administration, Steve Vincent Murzello of Suwanee, Master of Business Administration, Jennifer Benita Turner of Norcross, Master of Business Administration and Micale Anthony Eure of Snellville, Bachelor of Business Administration.

Jonathan Beck of Duluth was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Lipscomb University.

Cory Allen, son of Eddie and Lori Allen of Duluth entered the University of Evansville this fall as a freshman.

Valerie Bondura wins Davis Scholarship to attend Red Cross Nordic United World College. She is one of 50 U.S. high school students selected in a national competition to represent the United States in the international student bodies of the United World College schools this fall. Valerie is attending Red Cross Nordic United World College, an upper secondary IB school in Fjaler, Norway. Davis Scholarships are merit scholarships covering the full cost of tuition, room and board for two years at a United World College school.

LOCAL STUDENT ELECTED SOCIAL CLUB PRESIDENT AT LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY

Elizabeth Gott of Lawrenceville has been elected as president of Delta Sigma, one of the 13 social clubs at Lipscomb University. Because Lipscmb is a distinctively Christian university, it does not offer a traditional Greek system of fraternities and sororities. Instead it offers social clubs, which are chartered to promote the spiritual mission of the university while providing avenues for social development on campus.

Rosemary Lindsay of Lawrenceville has been selected to perform in the Lipscomb University Singers for the 2006-07 season. Lidsay is an alto with the 25-member chorus and is pursuing her Pre-Nursing major at Lipscomb. The University Singer, conducted by Dr. Gary Wilson, will record thier first CD this winter and are performing in the Lipscomb Christmas Concert.

Several local students were named to the Young Harris College Dean's List for fall 2006. Students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or better are eligible for the Dean's List.

Students include:

n Kelsey Lynn Meiring, daughter of Keith and Vickie Carter of Loganville and Mike and Linda Meiring of Buford. Meiring, a sophomore, is a graduate of Loganville High School.

n Caris Lauren Collins, daughter of Vince and Diane Collins of Snellville. Collins, a freshman, is a graduate of Heritage Academy.

n Robyn Lee Harris, daughter of Rick and Betsy Harris of Lawrenceville. Harris, a sophomore, is a graduate of Brookwood High School.

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced that Lindsay Thiel of Grayson, daughter of Joan and John Thiel of Grayson, is interning with the Office of Constituent Services in Atlanta. Thiel attends the University of Georgia, where she is majoring in marketing. As an intern, Thiel serves as a staff member with professionals.

The Syracuse University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society recently inducted Michelle LeBlanc of Lawrenceville into the society during a ceremony held in Syracuse, N.Y. LeBlanc is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. To qualify for membership, students must complete two full semesters of academic work and achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Nine local students attended the second annual Scholars' Showcase at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. To be invited, the students scored a minimum of 1300 on the SAT or 29 on the ACT, and carried a strong academic average in high school courses.

Attending were: Matt Schlesinger of Suwanee, Robert Sewell of Lawrenceville, Alexandra Walls of Grayson, Andrew Everett of Suwanee, Nicole Kronenberger of Suwanee, Amanda Carman of Lawrenceville, Johnathan Craps of Lawrenceville, Patrick Gerard of Lilburn and Randy Fender of Lawrenceville.

During the event, students examined student organizations, academic and student services offerings and interviewed for university academic scholarships.

Mary Katherine Gettis, daughter of Gary and Margaret Gettis of Lawrenceville, and Mallory Kristen Graham, daughter of Charles and Beverly Graham of Lawrenceville, were two of approximately 100 students to graduate from Berry College in its fall commencement ceremony. Getts graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education and Graham graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in history and a minor in business administration

Blake Joiner of Lawrenceville was named to the Dean's List with Honors at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. for the Fall 2006 semester. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.9 or higher are named to the Dean's List. Joiner is a 2006 graduate of Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross.

Eileen Kaplan of Dacula received her bachelor's degree, concentrating in health care administration, at Saint Joseph's College of Maine. She is the manager of the Cardiac Cauterization Department at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville.

Michael Hendricks of Grayson made the Dean's List at Trevecca Nazarene University for the fall semester of 2006. The Dean's List is composed of students who have earned a 3.5 or higher grade point average for the semester. He is a junior and is majoring in religion. Hendricks is the son of Ray and Arlene Hendricks and a graduate of Grayson High school.

Four students from Gwinnett County made the Dean's List at Brewton-Parker College for the fall semester of 2006. The Dean's List is composed of students who were enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and earned a 3.6 or higher grade point average for the semester. Students are Jenna S. Kessenich and Sara Jean Kessenich, both of Duluth; Emily D. Oliver of Lilburn and Joseph Shawn Penton of Norcross.

Ashley S. Brown-Little graduated in fall 2006 from Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon. She received her bachelor's degree in math.

Two students have been chosen for Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. The students are Emily Treuman and Keith Griffin, both of Lawrenceville. Treuman, a senior who is majoring in math, attended Collins Hill High School. Griffin, a junior who is majoring in art history, attended Central Gwinnett High School. Students must be nominated and fulfill strict academic and civic criteria.

Judith Ann Evans of Lawrenceville was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Eta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Georgia Perimeter College. Evans is majoring in education and is married to Robert Evans of Lawrenceville. Students must rank in the top 20 percent of the class to be invited to membership in Phi Theta Kappa and must maintain high academic standing during their enrollment.

Paula Rawlins of Dacula and the Berry College forensics team recently claimed top honors in Eastern Michigan University's Tower Invitational Forensics Tournament, held in Ypsilanti, Mich. Berry claimed a total of 22 awards during the two-day competition and all nine speakers advanced to final-round competition. Rawlins, a senior majoring in English, is the daughter of Harold and Jane Rawlins of Dacula.

Petra Gabriella Nagy of Norcross, the daughter of Cynthia and Floyd Cooper of Buford, made the President's List at Wingate University in Wingate, N.C., for demonstrating outstanding achievement for the fall semester of 2006. The President's List requires a 3.8 grade point average and at least 12 academic hours.

Southwestern State University in Americus recently announced three Gwinnett County students to receive honors. Ashley L. Yancey graduated in fall 2006. She also made the academic achievement list by earning a 3.5 or higher grade point average. Robert C. Orchard and Luz A. Figueroa made the Dean's List for the fall semester of 2006 by earning a 3.5 grade point average.

Berry College announces the Dean's List for the fall semester of 2006. These students earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Students from Buford include: Brian Matthew Davis, Alison Melissa Ryan and Jonathan Drew Whelchel. Students from Snellville include: Victoria Frances Aiello, Brian Christopher Seay, Rachel Elizabeth White, Michelle Leigh Wilder and Anna Grace Zimmerman. Students from Norcross include: Christopher Woodson White and Allyson Michelle Bennett. Students from Duluth include: Emily Elizabeth Bender, Amanda Lynn Fry, Brian Robert Gilton, Caitlin Marie Ivy, Sean Tyler McCarron, Laura Helene Moore, Scott Albert Perkins and Amanda Jo Tarulli. Students from Lawrenceville include: Lauren Virginia Chatfield, Jenna Ann Cooper, Alicia Nicole Garrett, Joseph Michael James, Caitlin Elizabeth Jones, Daniel Robert Lau, Laura Lyn Means, Stephen Michael Santana, James W. Sink, Kate Lynn Slusser, Stephanie Noelle Stevens, and Kylee Jean Carmin. Students from Loganville include: Michael Lewis Byrne, Rebecca Erin McDaniel, and Daniel Elijah Sherrill. Students from Grayson include: Jesse Gorden Demonbreun, Meagan Elizabeth Michener and Jennifer Meagan Whitehead. Students from Dacula include: Erin Courtney Doran, Janet Oi Yi Lui, and Jessica Amber Noice. Students from Suwanee include: Genny Denise Castillo, Megan Marilyn Geren, Amanda Meagan LeCraw and Wylen Wade Won.

Sarah Elizabeth Goolsby of Suwanee and Yakov Rubinchik of Lawrenceville have been named to the Dean's List at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., for the fall semester of 2006. Goolsby received a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. To be named to the Dean's List a student must attain a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Brian Simon, a senior in accounting, has been named to the Dean's List at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn., for the fall semester of 2006. In order to be placed on the Dean's List, students must achieve a 3.5 grade point average. Simon attained a 3.98 grade point average.

Leslie A. Roesler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mack R. Roesler of Snellville, has been named to the Dean's List at Columbia College in Columbia, S.C., for the fall semester of 2006. To make the Dean's List, students must have a 3.5 grade point average.

Liana Pierce of Snellville made the Dean's List at Gannon University in Erie, Pa., for the fall semester of 2006. To make the Dean's List, students must be full-time and have a 3.5 grade point average or better.

The Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, the first African-American Greek letter sorority in Gwinnett County, celebrated 13 years of service on January 28. The Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter has served Gwinnett County since 1994 and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will celebrate 100 years of sisterhood in 2008.

Four Gwinnett county students made the Dean's List at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., for the fall semester of 2006. The students are: Michael Robert Warren of Grayson; Nancy Leigh Gunzenhauser of Dacula; Amanda Elise Cole of Snellville; and Rebecca Ann Panter of Snellville. In order to make the Dean's List students must attain a 3.5 grade point average.

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Matt Matvi of Lawrenceville received a four-year non-resident scholarship from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is the son of Saeed Hamdan of Lawrenceville. Matt is a senior at Lakeside High School and a member of the National Honors Society, Beta Club and the National Honor Society of High School Scholars. He plans to major in biomedical engineering.

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The United States Achievement Academy announced that Shauna Knight of Bethlehem has been recognized for academic achievement as a U.S. National Honor Student Award. She is the daughter of Steve and Tracy Knight of Bethlehem. She is the granddaughter of Glen and Geraldine Knight of Lawrenceville; and Stan and Betty Massey of Jefferson. Shauna attends Russell Middle School in Winder and will receive many benefits and services due to this honor. It is a great tribute to her dedication, talent and ability.

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Samantha Schwalenberg of Dacula made The National Society of High School Scholars. The Society recognizes the top scholars in the nation and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence. She is a student at Mill Creek High School. Schwalenberg also took part in a week of activities at the Presidential Classroom Communications and Journalism Program in Washington, D.C. Students representing 22 states spent a week participating is a hands-on media simulation project with their peers, in addition to observing the American political process on Capitol Hill. She is the daughter of Thomas Schwalenberg and Patti Randolph of Dacula. She plans to attend Berry College in the fall.

Georgia Southern University presents Scholars' Day

Nearly 200 students attended the fifth annual Scholars' Day at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. To be invited students scored a minimum of 1200 on the SAT with strong academics in high school. The local students are as follows: Heather Arcuri of Lilburn who attends Brookwood High School, Brandon Bosler of Lilburn who attends Parkview High School, Jacob Cline of Suwanee who attends South Forsyth High School, Melissa Davis of Grayson who attends Grayson High School, Logan Gamel of Lawrenceville who attends Central Gwinnett High School, Ryan Kain of Lawrenceville who attends Hebron Christian Academy, Ian Maijer of Buford who attends Mill Creek High School, Justin Roberts of Snellville who attends Brookwood High School, Arielle Rutter of Dacula who attends Dacula High School, Erik Stern of Suwanee who attends South Forsyth High School, and Michael Yin of Duluth who attends Northview High School.

Two Dacula students made the Dean's List at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. for the 2007 winter term. The students must earn a 3.4 or higher grade point average to make the dean's list. Ashley D. Kolb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Kolb. Emily F. Perry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Perry.

Three Gwinnett county students made the Dean's List at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. for the 2007 winter term. The students must earn a 3.4 or higher grade point average to make the dean's list. The student's are: Nicole L. Palazzo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Palazzo of Grayson, Megan P. Fields, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fields of Lawrenceville and Vincent R. Adkins of Lawrenceville.

Four Lilburn students made the Dean's List at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. for the 2007 winter term. The students must earn a 3.4 or higher grade point average to make the dean's list. The students are as follows: Briana R. Da Mota, daughter of Lynn Da Mota, Jonathan M. Dees, son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Dees, Natalie T. McClearn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McClearn, and Eric A. Poje, son of Rhonda Poje.

Three Norcross students made the Dean's List at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. for the 2007 winter term. The students must earn a 3.4 or higher grade point average to make the dean's list. The students are as follows: Laura C. McCain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McCain, Patrick C. Timony, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Timony, and Holly N. Stewart, daughter of James Stewart.

Four Snellville students made the Dean's List at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. for the 2007 winter term. The students must earn a 3.4 or higher grade point average to make the dean's list. The students are as follows: Bethany R. Leggett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Leggett, Adrienne L. Lorek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lorek, Candice M. Meuleners, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meuleners, and Jennifer J. Trujillo, daughter of Mario Trujillo.

Two Gwinnett county students made the Dean's List at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. for the 2007 winter term. The students must earn a 3.4 or higher grade point average to make the dean's list. Benjamin J. Horner, son of Susan Fowler of Sugar Hill, and Rebecca L. Gieseking, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Gieseking of Suwanee.

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local student receives award

Nick Amon, a junior at Grayson High School received the National Society of High School Scholars award for superior academic achievement and leadership. He maintains a 3.8 grade point average and has done so throughout his high school years. As a starting lineman for the football team, Nick was named second Team All County in 2006 by the Gwinnett county football coaches, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Gwinnett Daily Post. He is one of forty-four students in the Atlanta area to be selected.

Gwinnett student receives distinguished outstanding chapter award

Jessica Myers, a junior dual-degree nursing major received Berry College's Peer Educators distinguished outstanding chapter award. This award was presented at the network's annual conference in Tallahassee, Fla. The peer educators are students specially trained to communicate with young people about student well-being and responsibility. Myers is the daughter of George and Jami Myers of Lilburn.

Gwinnett student participates in UN National Model in New York

Trice Kabundi, daughter of Dr. Mpenga and Bamona Kabundi of Grayson, recently participated in the National Model United Nations in New York City. Kabundi is a graduate of Greater Christian High School and a junior political science major at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va. Lynchburg College represented the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The students were engaged in diplomacy, persuasion, consensus building and conflict resolution on their respective UN committees.

Four local students participate in spring break mission trips

Lipscomb University's students packed their bibles, hammers and work clothes as they embarked on a record 26 mission trips around the globe. The students included: Nate Cost of Lawrenceville, Adam Quevedo of Lawrenceville, Brandon Quevedo of Lawrenceville and Paul Reese of Snellville. Mission trip locations were to the French West Indies, El Salvador, United Kingdom, Jellico, Tenn., Atlanta, Robbins, Tenn., Nashville, Tenn., and New Orleans to name a few. Mission teams worked with the Boys and Girls Club, provided manual labor projects for Habitat for Humanity, provided food and medical supplies, plus many more tasks.

Sarah Dial, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dial was initiated into the Gamma Xi Chapter of Delta Delta Delta at Furman University in March, 2007.

Gwinnett County students graduate

Several students graduated in December from Central Michigan University. Students from Duluth are April McClam and Jennifer Richardson; students from Lawrenceville are Winifred Downes-Wilson and Alana Sewell; students from Loganville are Antonio Dupree and Candace Haynes; students from Snellville are Catrice Byrd, Erin Campbell and Roslyn Oliver; and Robyne Carlos of Dacula and Marilynn McDonald-Brooks of Norcross.

student selected for honors society

Ligia Elena Padilla from Lawrenceville, was chosen for Phi Delta Epsilon, an international medical fraternity at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. She is a junior and majoring in Biology. Ligia attended Berkmar High School.

local student helps claim national championship

Laura Lieberman and six other Georgians represented the Berry College Forensics Union and contributed to the championship at the Novice National Forensics Tournament at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyo. Berry College came away with a second-place overall finish in the team competition. Laura is a junior and a double major in government and history. She is the daughter of Carl and Nancy Lieberman of Lilburn.

student makes dean's list

Kyle T. Packer, son of John and Lenore Packer of Lilburn, made the Merit List first semester 2006 at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. A student must earn a 3.45 or higher grade point average to make the merit list. Packer is a graduate of Parkview High School and a junior, majoring in biochemistry and economics at Kenyon College.

Norcross student chosen for art exhibition

Caitlin Khouri of Norcross had her artwork chosen for the Lipscomb University's annual student art exhibition. She is majoring in art and is showing an oil painting on canvas titled "Nostalgia". The showing was at the university's new art exhibition space on campus.

Snellville native inducted at Clemson

Christina Lee Barrett of Snellville was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. Barrett is a junior majoring in elementary education.

Lilburn student makes Dean's List

Jennifer Catherine Settle of Lilburn, daughter of Dan and Catherine Settle, has been named to the Dean's List at Clemson University for the fall semester of 2006. Students must achieve a 3.5 or higher grade point average to make the dean's list. Jennifer has recently been recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization at Clemson University.

Gwinnett students visit Georgia Southern University

More than 150 high school seniors attended the Leadership Conference at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. The local students are as follows: Mitchell Farris from Parkview High School of Lilburn, Kacy Jackson from Dacula High School of Dacula and Patrick Murphy from North Gwinnett High School of Sugar Hill. To be invited, students scored a minimum of 1100 on the SAT, they have experience in leadership and involvement through extracurricular and volunteer experience, and they interviewed for the Leadership Excellence Academics Dedication Scholarship.

College senior Brittany Shaw of Buford, an exercise psychology major at Mississippi State University has just been inducted into the leading honor society, Phi Kappa Phi. In order to be in the society, students must be in the top of their class and maintain excellent scholastic achievements.

Chelsea A. Raflo, daughter of Jeffrey and Raina Raflo of Duluth, made the Merit List at Kenyon College in Ohio, for first semester 2006-2007 academic year. In order to be eligible for the Merit List, students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.45. Raflo graduated from Duluth High School and is currently a junior majoring in studio art and english.

Erin Finley of Lilburn, made the Dean's List at Montreat College in Asheville, N.C. In order to make the Dean's List students must maintain between a 3.5 or 3.8 grade point average.

Sarah Tollerson of Winder, made the Dean's List for the fall semester of 2006 at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. In order to qualify, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.

The following students made the Dean's List at Mercer University for the fall 2006 semester. From Buford is Kristi Shepherd Burlison, and from Covington is Tara Dawn Harvill. From Dacula: Christine Agnes Rice, Daniel Christopher Brown, Joseph Clark Aaron, Robert Fulton Thigpen, and Susan Diane Nelson. From Duluth: Avni Suresh Shah, Erin Ruth Powers, Jancie Hatcher, Jennifer Sauls, and Zohreh Shaden Dadashnejad. From Lawrenceville: Alicia Nicole Herwig, Amy Elizabeth Mason, Berhanu Kedida Ejigu, Brittany Erin Burroughs, Deborah Marie Slough, Dina Istudor, Hellen Rogel, Hendry Darsono, Hinna Mukhtar Ali, Holly Henning Leblanc, Mary E. Hinson, Staci Sandler Blackmore, Tekla R. Kovash, and Travis Mayo. From Lilburn: Julia Elizabeth Kitchings, Maria L. Sikking, Ogechukwu Ijeoma Imonugo, and Robyn Leigh McCarry. From Norcross: Ashley Watters Lane and Brian L. Robinson. From Snellville: Amanda Poteat, Stephanie Laura Morton, and Suzanne N. Ricks. From Sugar Hill: Andrea L. Smith, Brittany Michelle Gutzman, and Soomee Pak. From Suwanee: Elizabeth Martinez, Jared Max Gross, Jillian Diane Clark, John Brice Odom, Kimberly Michele Dowell, and Melissa C. Schuermann.

The following students made the President's List at Mercer University for the fall 2006 semester. Maite Aurora Martin from Buford, Kirstan Marlene Lyle from Dacula, and Jessica Lyn Curry from Duluth. From Lawrenceville: Erin Nicole Nabors, Joanna Louise Swart and Shelah Brooks Swart. From Lilburn: Jessica Sarah Andrews, Megan Elizabeth Owens, and Megan Patricia Hanby. From Norcross: Midori Kitabayashi and Nancy Kay Rouse Bache. From Snellville: Lindsay Barnette, Lynn Sharpe Opdyke, and Miranda J. Waters. From Suwanee: Amanda Zerzan and Brett Norris Odom.

Dacula student receives award

Murray Scott Flint of Dacula was named a United States National Leadership and Service Award winner. He is a student at Dacula High School. This is a prestigious honor as the Academy recognized fewer than 10% of all American high school students. Murray is the son of Scott and Vita Flint of Dacula. He is the grandson of Clinton Murray and Daisy Hollingsworth Moulds of Meridian, Miss.; and Raymond Herbert and Mary G. McMullen Flint of Meridian, Miss.

Duluth student selected for honors recital and music honor society

Tsuey Wei Seah was selected to perform at Kennesaw State University and inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda honor society. The department of music presented its annual honors recital followed by the induction ceremony for the honor society. Only eleven students were selected to perform and nine were inducted. Tsuey played the piano and performed "Clair de lune" by Claude Debussy.

Psi Chi inducted new member

Berry College inducted David Coe, a junior psychology major, into the Psi Chi national honor society, an organization dedicated to promoting excellence. Membership is based upon academic performance; members must be in the top 35% of their class, have attained at least a B average in 12 or more hours of psychology classes, and have a least junior class status. David is the son of Mike and Karin Coe of Snellville.

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Pictured is Tinsley receiving the award from Dr. Hal Ostrander, chair of Brewton Parker college's Division of Religion and Philosophy.

Lawrenceville student received honors at Brewton-Parker

Jeff Tinsley from Lawrenceville, a senior at Brewton-Parker College, received the Religious Leadership Award on Honors Day in the Saliba Chapel at the Mount Vernon campus.

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Alan Thigpen, left, presenting to Emily Oliver, third from left, also present are Provost Melton and Dr. Vicki Hill.

Lilburn student receives honor

Emily Oliver of Lilburn, received the Mount Vernon Writing Fellowship Award from Alan Thigpen of Mount Vernon Bank. Emily is a student at Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon. Provost Melton and Dr. Vicki Hill, assistant professor of english at the college, were also present.

local resident participates in Harding University's annual spring gala

John Smith of Lawrenceville, a junior majoring in communication disorders, was part of the 34th annual Spring Sing musical skit competition at Harding University in Searcy, Ark. The productions theme this year was Camaraderie. Smith was part of the ensemble.

Lawrenceville student wins travel fellowship

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Omer Hashmi, a senior at Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., won a $25,000 fellowship from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation for a year of international study and travel. He is the son of Ms. Munawara Hashmi of Lawrenceville and a graduate of Norcross High School. Hashmi's project was called, Madrasas in Modernity: Educating Islam for Future Muslims.

local students make the President's Honor Roll

Several students made the President's Honor Roll at the University of South Carolina. They are: Nathaniel John Spurrier of Lawrenceville, Jonathan Philip Boyd of Lilburn and Laura Elizabeth Fitzgerald of Lilburn.

local resident won a scholarship

Laura Jill Howard of Buford, was awarded the Joel D. Hammond Big River, Inc. Endowed Scholarship. The University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies held a reception to honor 60 adult students who have won scholarships for the 2007/2008 school year.

Jeffrey Swofford of Lawrenceville, graduated with honors from Georgia Tech, where he received a bachelor's degree in computer engineering.

Lacey Reynolds, a 2003 graduate of Dacula High School, earned a 4.0 grade point average for spring semester. She graduated from Brenau Women's College in Gainesville, where she received a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in dance.

Valdosta State University's honors academic leader

Maria Terese Scheiderich of Lawrenceville, received the George Gaumond Award from Valdosta State University in Valdosta. Criteria for this award included a grade point average in the master of library and information science program of greater than 3.7, completion of more than 30 hours and overall excellence in academics, professional service and scholarship.

Mitchum Bradley Parker of Gainesville, was inducted into the Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Individuals are invited to membership in this largest of education honor societies, on the basis of high academic achievement, worthy ideals, and evidence of leadership attributes. Mitchum is the son of Leonard and Evelyn Parker.

Epsilon Theta chapter of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity at Georgia Institute of Technology just inducted members. They are: from Gwinnett, Kevin Yang, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hong; and Christopher Sean Young, son of Dr. and Mrs. Ron Young. From Stone Mountain is Trent Mayo, son of Miss Eleanore Mayo. From Lilburn is Ashley Brouillette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Brouillette. From Lawrenceville is Angela Wang, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ned Wang. From Duluth: Paul Smith Wharton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wharton, and Anderson Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. From Snellville is Keith Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith L. Jones. Keith will also be recognized as one of the chapter's charter members because of his efforts to establish the chapter on campus.

Norcross student honored

Drew Prehmus was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society. He also received the Philip H. Ropp Literary Award, presented by C. Scott Dalton, editor of the college magazine, The Garnet. The Ropp Literary Award is Hampden-Sydney's highest recognition of literary achievement by a student. Drew, an english major at Hampden-Sydney in Virginia, is a graduate of Wesleyan School and the son of Warren and Pam Prehmus of Norcross.

Gwinnett County student received degree

Jenna Lynn Bergum of Buford, received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind.

Lawrenceville student received honor

Shana Jackson of Lawrenceville, a doctor of pharmacy student at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, was initiated into the Rho Chi Society. A student must be in the upper 20 percent of his or her graduating class based on eight semesters and a cumulative grade point average in order to be invited to join.

University of Georgia College of Pharmacy students receive scholarships

Several students received scholarships from the University of Georgia. Adams Toenes of Buford received the Pamela Beth Goldman Block Memorial Scholarship. Christine Walker of Winder received the Chapman Family Endowed Student Scholarship. From Lawrenceville: Ngoc To received the Dione Mavis Johnston Scholarship, Shana Jackson received the Target Pharmacy Scholarship, and Vidya Nair received the Walgreens Scholarship.

Duluth student graduated with honors

Ryan E. Plocher, son of Pete Plocher of Duluth and the late Winnie Plocher, graduated summa cum laude from Emory College of Emory University. He was also elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Delta Phi Alpha and Phi Sigma Iota. As a senior staff writer for the Emory Wheel, the student newspaper, Ryan was awarded first place by the Georgia College Press Association for Best Entertainment Feature and Best Review. He is a 2003 graduate of Duluth High School.

Lawrenceville student received masters degree

Luke P. Shieh of Lawrenceville graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., where he received a master's degree in business administration. He was part of the largest graduation class in the school's history.

Two Gwinnett County students received scholarships

Valdosta State University's Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration gave scholarships to local students. Jemina G. Boyd of Lawrenceville received the Belk Hudson Scholarship and Gail L. Mitchell of Snellville received the Georgia Gulf Sulfur Business Athlete Scholarship for cheerleading.

Snellville resident graduates from the Citadel

Cadet Douglas Richard Kant Jr. of Snellville, graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. Kant is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Richard Kant Sr.

Several local students received academic excellence from the Citadel

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, honored cadets for their outstanding academic achievement. They made the Dean's List for the spring semester 2007. Louis Tilton Batson V of Lilburn is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Tilton Batson IV. John Hedrick McGinniss of Norcross is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. McGinniss III. Leon Edward Hontz III of Lawrenceville also received a Gold Star. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hontz. Eugene Adjei Quarshie of Lawrenceville also received a Gold Star. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Quarshie. A gold star is for a 3.7 grade point average or higher.

Lawrenceville resident received award for community service at graduation

Chpryelle "CeCe" Carr, daughter of Malvin and Shirley Carr of Lawrenceville, received the highest honor Mercer University in Macon bestows on a graduating student. She was awarded the Griffin B. Bell Award for Community Service. Carr graduated from the Mercer University School of Medicine, where she received the doctor of medicine degree. She is a 2002 graduate of the University of Georgia, where she was an All-American Scholar.

Students graduate from Lipscomb University

Two students graduated from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. Niki Burnette of Buford received a bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary teaching. Tina Samuel of Lawrenceville received a bachelor's degree in biology. Lipscomb honored 306 graduates in May.

Troy University announced its honor students for spring semester

Rebecca Jones of Snellville made the Chancellor's List at Troy University in Troy, Ala. Students must be full-time and earn a 4.0 grade point average to be on the chancellor's list. Ailene Murell of Snellville made the Provost's List. Students must be full-time and earn a 3.65 or higher grade point average to make the provost's list.

Students graduate from Young Harris College

Three students graduated from Young Harris College. Kelsey Lynn Meiring graduated Summa Cum Laude, where she earned an associate's degree in allied health. She made the Dean's List for spring semester. Kelsey is the daughter of Keith and Vicki Carter of Loganville; and Mike and Linda Meiring of Buford. Robyn Lee Harris graduated Magna Cum Laude, where she earned an associate's degree in education. She made the Dean's List for spring semester. Robyn is the daughter of Rick and Betsy Harris of Lawrenceville. Kyle Roberts Tutton graduated with an associates degree in Theatre. He was a member of Delta Gamma Drama Society. He is the son of Tony Tutton of Tucker and Margie Tutton of Morrow.

local student accepted to college

Briley Hale, a senior at Brookwood High School, was accepted to Bethel College in McKenzie, Tenn. He plans to major in business and participate on the Bethel Wildcat football team. Briley is the son of Matt and Lisa Hale of Snellville.

Buford student made Valedictorian

Christy King received Truett McConnell in Cleveland's highest award, the H.M. Steward Award presented to the Valedictorian Class of 2007. She graduated Summa Cum Laude. Christy is the daughter of Mary Crawford of Buford and a 2004 graduate of Buford High School. She received an associates degree and plans to attend Piedmont College, where she will study sociology.

Westminster College Spring Dean's List

Chong Park, a freshman at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., made the Dean's List for spring semester. He is from Lawrenceville. To make the dean's list a student must have a 3.6 grade point average and at least twelve credit hours.

local student received law degree

Enrique "Henry" Nieves graduated from Penn State University's Dickinson School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor degree. He is a 1998 graduate of Collins Hill High School. He attended Georgia State and received his bachelor's degree from Coppin State College in Baltimore, Md. Henry plans to take the bar exam and start his law career this fall in Florida.

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Collins Hill High School student received scholarship

Jennifer Leyting of Suwanee received the State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship. She is a graduate of Collins Hill High School and the daughter of John Leyting; and Ted and Diane Bogue. She plans to attend the University of Georgia, where she will major in business. Leyting was an honor graduate, a member of the beta club, and the French National Honor Society.

Duluth students make Dean's List

Jennifer Lynn Bracone and Joshua David Lett both of Duluth made the Dean's List for the spring semester at the University of North Carolina in Asheville. Students must achieve between a 3.5 and 3.99 grade point average.

Buford students make Dean's List

Gabrielle Assad and Carla Swart, both of Buford made the Dean's List for the spring semester at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C. A student must make a 3.5 grade point average or higher to make the dean's list.

Gwinnett County students make Brewton-Parker Dean's List

Jenna S. Kessenich of Duluth, Emily D. Oliver of Lilburn, and Joseph Shawn Penton of Norcross made the Dean's List for spring semester at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon. Students must have twelve credit hours and a 3.6 or higher grade point average.

Psi Chi Inducts Franklin and Marshall student

John Sawyer from Grayson, is a senior biological foundations of behavior and neuroscience major and theater minor at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. He was recently inducted into the Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society. Students must have completed three psychology courses, have achieved a psychology grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must demonstrate activity within the Psi Chi organization. John is a graduate of Saint Pius X Catholic High School. He is the son of Deborah and John Sawyer of Grayson.

Dacula student made Dean's List

Caitlin Danielle Connolly made the Dean's List at Young Harris College for spring semester. Students must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher to be named to the dean's list. Caitlin is a graduate of Dacula High School. She is the daughter of Michael and Eva Connolly of Dacula. She is the granddaughter of Boyd and Mary Lowry of Manhattan, N.Y.; and Michael and Carla Connolly of Quincy, Mass.

Lilburn student made President's List

Jennifer Catherine Settle of Lilburn, daughter of Dan and Catherine Settle, was named to the President's List at Clemson University for the spring semester. Students must achieve a 4.0 grade point average to make the president's list.

Snellville student made Dean's List

Caris Lauren Collins, a freshman, made the Dean's List at Young Harris College for spring semester. Students must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher to be named to the dean's list. She is a graduate of Heritage Academy and the daughter of Vince and Diane Collins of Snellville. She is the granddaughter of Ruth Collins and Doris Atkins, both of Snellville. Caris also made the dean's list in the fall semester.

local student earned degree at Hendrix College

Dan Nicodemo of Lawrenceville recently earned a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts from Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. He is the son of Paul Nicodemo and Paige Schneider.

Loganville student received scholarship

Mark Paul Johnson, a senior at Grayson High School received a scholarship from the Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of Realtors. He is the son of Jay and Brenda Johnson of Loganville. Mark was the valedictorian at Grayson High School. He plans to study Biomedical Engineering at the University of Georgia.

Area resident received degree from Carson-Newman College

Trenard Foster of Norcross received a bachelor's degree in mass communications with an emphasis on telecommunications from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn.

local student made Dean's List

Samantha Rachel Swart of Suwanee made the Dean's List for winter quarter at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Wash. Students must have completed 12 credit hours and attain a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Graduates receive top honors from the University of Georgia

The following graduates received First Honor Graduation distinctions. The University bestows the honor on students who maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout their undergraduate studies. They are from Lawrenceville: Joel E. Frost, son of Ellis and Pat Frost, majoring in psychology. From Duluth: Laura E. Gilbertson, daughter of Jay and Catherine Gilbertson, majoring in biology. From Norcross: Adrienne I. Kay, daughter of Paul and Nancy Kay, majoring in Spanish and international business. From Lilburn: Amanda K. Kelly, daughter of John and Lori Kelly, majoring in Spanish; and Stephanie M. Rowan, daughter of Thomas and Pamela Rowan, majoring in early childhood education. From Stone Mountain: Stephanie J. Slaton, daughter of Stanley and Sarah Slaton, majoring in foreign language education. From Hoschton: Teanna M. Wilson, daughter of Richard and Adie Shimandle, majoring in biology.

Governor Sonny Perdue addressed the Berry College Graduates

The following students graduated from Berry College in Rome, Ga. From Lilburn: Kristina Marie Huff, daughter of Christopher and Lisa Huff, majoring in marketing; Rachel Lynn Moreau, daughter of Harold and Jessica Moreau, majoring in chemistry; Ashley Marie Palasz, daughter of John and Joyce Palasz, majoring in animal science; Elizabeth Ashley Schweck, daughter of Richard and Barbara Schweck, majoring in animal science; Katherine L. Throckmorton, daughter of Randolph and Karen Throckmorton, majoring in middle grade education; and Melissa Sue Van Sant, daughter of Jay and Rhonda Van Sant, majoring in early childhood education. From Lawrenceville: Kristin Marie Hunter, daughter of James and Carla Hunter, majoring in psychology; Amanda Elizabeth Adams, daughter of James and Kathryn Adams, majoring in communications; Christopher Chad Buschell, son of David and Robin Buschell, majoring in Spanish; John Robert Gunter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe E. Gunter, majoring in general business; and Daniel Robert Lau, son of Theodore and Sheila Lau, majoring in international studies. From Dacula: Benjamin Niles Kendrick, son of James and Jane Kendrick, majoring in economics; Jessica Amber Noice, daughter of Jeffrey and Debra Noice, majoring in chemistry; and Paula Michelle Rawlins, daughter of Harold and Jane Rawlins, majoring in English. From Duluth: Bryan Michael Davis, son of David and Karen Davis, majoring in computer science; Ashley Lynn Hall, daughter of Dennis and Lynda Hall, majoring in early childhood education; Amanda Jo Tarulli, daughter of Gari and Ellen Tarulli, majoring in psychology; and Robert George Troskie, son of Griffith and Brenda Troskie, majoring in psychology. From Buford: Dana Elise Tanner, daughter of John and Kendall Tanner, majoring in early childhood education. From Suwanee: Amanda Meagan LeCraw, daughter of Scott and Cynthia LeCraw, majoring in music. From Snellville: Victoria Frances Aiello, daughter of Louis and Deborah Aiello, majoring in psychology; Miriam A. Chitescu, daughter of Loan and Amelia Chitescu, majoring in psychology; and Michelle Leigh Wilder, daughter of Michael A. Wilder, majoring in theatre. From Loganville: Allison Nicole Hughes, daughter of Floyd and Louise Hughes, majoring in history. From Bethlehem: Katherine Ann Ensminger, daughter of Charles and Deborah Ensminger; and Richard Warren Korges, son of Richard and Margaret Korges, majoring in government.

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Stone Mountain resident takes top academic honor at Mercer

Rachel L. Davenport of Stone Mountain received the prestigious Reuben C. Hood Award while graduating from Mercer University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. This award is presented to the student who has the highest scholastic average in the graduating class of the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Dr. Davenport completed her four years of pharmacy studies at Mercer with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. She will join Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton as a clinical pharmacist. She is the daughter of Rick and Leslie Hunter of Stone Mountain. She is the granddaughter of Harold and Jackie Ogle of Eatonton.

local student made the Dean's List with the highest honors at the University of Tennessee

James A. Pritchard of Duluth made the Dean's List with the highest honors at the University of Tennessee at Martin for the spring semester. A student must take at least 12 credit hours and achieve a 3.8 to 4.0 grade point average.

Lawrenceville students graduate from the University of the South

Two Lawrenceville students graduated from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. David Joseph Scavone graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in economics. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Francis Scavone. Cassandra Jennifer Gaul graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in English. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Arthur Gaul.

local student made Dean's List at Washington and Lee University

Kevin Thomas Corn, a freshman, made the Dean's List at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. A student must maintain a term grade-average of 3.4 grade point average. Kevin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Corn of Lawrenceville.

Lawrenceville resident makes Dean's List

Jamie McCall of Lawrenceville made the Dean's List for fall semester at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain. He earned a 3.3 or higher grade point average and completed twelve or more credit hours. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James McCall Sr. of Miami, Fla.

Snellville student accepted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Kyle Newman of Snellville was accepted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. He is a graduate of Shiloh High School and plans to pursue a degree in aerospace engineering. Kyle is the son of Andrew and Monica Newman.

Gwinnett County students made academic achievement list

The following students made the academic achievement list for spring semester at Georgia SouthWestern State University in Americus: Nnedi E. Amuzie, Patience A. Caulley, Danielle Revilien, Ashley J. Taylor, and Ernest Corneille. Students must have previously earned at least 15 credit hours, be enrolled in 3 to 14 credit hours and earn a 3.5 or higher grade point average to be on the academic achievement list.

Gwinnett County students graduate from SouthWestern State University

Constance E. Ozimba graduated from Georgia SouthWestern State University in Americus and made the academic achievement list. Students must have previously earned at least 15 credit hours, be enrolled in 3 to 14 credit hours and earn a 3.5 or higher grade point average to be on the academic achievement list. Lydia M. Salcedo graduated from Georgia SouthWestern State University in Americus.

Gwinnett County students made Dean's and President's List

Pu Chi Yu made the President's List for spring semester at Georgia SouthWestern State University in Americus. A student must take 15 credit hours and earn a 4.0 grade point average to make the president's list. Melissa M. Milliron made the Dean's List for spring semester at Georgia SouthWestern State University in Americus. A student must take 15 credit hours and earn a 3.5 grade point average to make the dean's list.

student graduated from Regent University

Chelsea Kelley graduated from Regent University's School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship in Virginia Beach, Va., where she received a master's degree in business administration. She is a 1990 graduate of Mounds View High School in Ardin Hills, Minn. Chelsea is a 1995 graduate of Youngstown State University, where she received her bachelor's degree. She is the daughter of Frederick and Jackie Kelley of Georgia.

College Book Award presented to local high school students

The Wellesley College Book Award was presented to four local high school juniors. The are as follows: Yoon Y. Mun of Brookwood High School, Julia Falamas of Central Gwinnett High School, Shubhi Goyal of Northview High School, and Bessy Baby of South Gwinnett High School. This award is presented annually to a young woman who has shown herself to be an outstanding student and an active participant in her community.

Loganville student made Dean's List

Lucas Watson of Loganville made the Dean's List for spring semester at Harding University in Searcy, Ark. He is a senior majoring in management. Students must carry 12 credit hours and average a 3.65 grade point average.

local student received music honor at Miami University

Jessica Dyer, a junior vocal performance major from Lawrenceville, received the top award, a Presser Foundation Scholarship. The award is based on scholarship, professional promise and departmental worth. It carries with it a monetary award and the title of Presser Scholar.

Lawrenceville resident made Dean's List

Robert Scott of Lawrenceville made the Dean's List for spring semester at Harding University in Searcy, Ark. He is a senior majoring in oral communication. To be eligible, students must complete 12 credit hours and average a 3.65 grade point average.

Norcross resident made Dean's List

Nathan Epley of Norcross made the Dean's List for spring semester at Harding University in Searcy, Ark. He is a junior majoring in exercise science. To be eligible, students must complete 12 credit hours and average a 3.65 grade point average.

Lawrenceville student graduated

Derek James Tiller graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., where he received a bachelor's degree in history and completed the program in secondary teacher education. He is the son of Jim and Connie Tiller of Lawrenceville.

local student made Dean's List

Randi Erickson of Gwinnett made the Dean's List for spring semester at Gordon College in Barnesville. A student must take 12 credit hours and maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

local resident made the Dean's List at Texas Lutheran

Brandi Lynn Jandt of Lawrenceville made the Dean's List for spring semester at Texas Lutheran University in Sequin, Texas. Students must take 12 credit hours and maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Lawrenceville area student honored for academic excellence at Lipscomb University

Students were honored for academics spring semester at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. Students must take 12 credit hours and maintain a 4.0 grade point average to make the Provost's List. Those students were Niki Burnette of Buford and Jon Freeman of Lawrenceville. Students must take 12 credit hours and maintain a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point average to make the honor roll. Those students from Lawrenceville were Andrew Brush, Nate Cost and Tina Samuel; and Paul Reeser from Snellville.

local resident graduates from Harding University

Amber Heffington of Lawrenceville graduated from Harding University in Searcy, Ark. She received a bachelor's degree in child and family sciences.

Snellville student made Dean's List

Leslie Ann Roesler of Snellville made the Dean's List for spring semester at Columbia College in Columbia, S.C. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 in order to make the dean's list. Leslie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roesler of Snellville.

local students made the Dean's List at Furman University

The following students made the Dean's List for spring term at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. Students must earn a 3.4 or higher grade point average to be named to the Dean's List. From Dacula: Robert B. Gardner, Ashley D. Kolb, Emily F. Perry, and Megan M. Smith. From Duluth: Katie L. Agin, Kinsey E. Bagwell, Caitlin A. Burns, Joshua J. Chancey, Gregg J. McPheely, and Jessica L. Pety. From Grayson: Rebecca J. Maner and Nicole L. Palazzo. From Lawrenceville: Vincent R. Adkins, Sarah M. Dial, Chelsea A. Feustel, Megan P. Fields, Laura-Ann Jacobs, and Shameera A. Punjani. From Lilburn: Briana R. Da Mota, Jonathan M. Dees, and Lauren R. Fraser. From Norcross: Laura C. McCain, Holly N. Stewart, and Patrick C. Timony. From Snellville: Emily R. Bucherati, Stacey L. Cobb, Bethany R. Leggett, and Jennifer J. Trujillo. From Sugar Hill is Jane E. Daniel. From Suwanee is Rebecca L. Gieseking.

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Grayson student made Dean's List

Brittany Bear, a 2006 graduate of Grayson High School, made the Dean's List at the University of Georgia both semesters by maintaining a 3.88 grade point average. She has been selected for membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and will be inducted into the University of Georgia chapter in the fall.

Buford resident made Dean's List

Brooke Harp of Buford made the Dean's List for spring semester at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. She is a freshman and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Harp. To make the dean's list a student must be full-time and maintain a 3.4 grade point average.

Students made Dean's List at Mississippi State

The following students made the Dean's List for spring semester at Mississippi State University: Laura A. Dixon of Hoschton, John M. McIntosh of Norcross, Mamie F. McIntosh of Norcross, Donald M. Southerland of Duluth and Brittany L. Shaw of Buford. Students must achieve a 3.5 to a 3.79 grade point average to make the dean's list.

Two students made the President's List at Mississippi State

Jessica D. Bailey and Samantha J. Bailey, both of Lithonia, made the President's List for spring semester at Mississippi State University. Students must achieve a 3.8 or higher grade point average to make the president's list.

Two students received education honors from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama

Katie Almand of Snellville received a Beeson scholarship in recognition of academic excellence, leadership, campus involvement and professional promise. She is an elementary education major and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Almand. Virginia Margaret Terry of Duluth received a Beeson scholarship in recognition of academic excellence, leadership, campus involvement and professional promise, and an Anne Glaze and William C. Stone Scholarship in honor of outstanding performance and promise. She is and elementary education major and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hill Terry II.

Student graduated from Georgia College and State University

Laura Nicole Sims of Dacula graduated summa cum laude from Georgia College and State University. She is the daughter of Randall and Andrea Sims.

Students named to Dean's List at Wofford College

Andrew Harrison Digby of Grayson and Lindsey Kirsten Lane of Lawrenceville made the Dean's List at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. for spring semester. Students must maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average and be enrolled in twelve credit hours to make the dean's list.

Student graduates from Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University

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Holly Robbins of Suwanee graduated from the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, where she received a bachelor's degree in music education. She is the daughter of Tony and Ann Robbins. Holly is a graduate of North Gwinnett High School. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska in the fall, where she will pursue her graduate degree in music.

Student graduates from Northern Illinois University

Theresa Marie Schultz of Snellville graduated from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Ill., where she received a master's degree in health and human sciences.

Norcross student made Dean's List

Andrew James Prehmus, a junior at Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney, Va., made the Dean's List for spring semester. To make the dean's list a student must achieve a 3.3 grade point average. Drew is the son of Warren and Pam Prehmus of Norcross and a graduate of Wesleyan School.

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pictured from l-r are Gwynn Powell, faculty member, Heidi Hunt, honoree, Jordan Sasser, honoree, Corey Johnson, faculty member

Jordan Sasser of Duluth received the Edie Klein Outstanding Junior Award from the University of Georgia. The recreation and leisure studies program in the department of counseling and human development services announced the award. The award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate who excels in academics and demonstrates leadership within the major and the community.

Lawrenceville students graduate from Samford University

Three students from Lawrenceville graduate from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. They are: Mina A. Elmankabady who received a juris doctor degree, Sarah Elizabeth Simmons who received a bachelor's degree in nursing, and Ayanna Kalisha Sterling-Jones who received a juris doctor degree.

students made Dean's List at Wingate University

The following students made the Dean's List for spring semester at Wingate University in Wingate, N.C. They are: Petra Gabriella Nagy of Norcross, daughter of Floyd and Cynthia Cooper of Buford; Mason Craig Norman, son of Roger and Pamela Norman of Duluth; and Laura Catherine Van Leer, daughter of Wayne Van Leer of Lilburn and the late Joy Van Leer. Students must earn 12 credit hours and maintain a 3.3 grade point average to make the dean's list.

students made Dean's List at Berry College

The following students made the Dean's List at Berry College in Mount Berry for spring semester. From Buford: Alison Melissa Ryan and Jessica Ellen Whisenant. From Dacula: Janet Oi Yi Lui, Jessica Amber Noice, Paula Michelle Rawlins and Ashley Elizabeth Weider. From Grayson: Jesse Gorden Demonbreun and Meagan Elizabeth Michener. From Norcross: Allyson Michelle Bennett, Allen Jesse White, and Christopher Woodson White. From Duluth: Emily Elizabeth Bender, Amanda Lynn Fry, Jeremiah Alexander Goss, Caitlin Marie Ivy, Sean Tyler McCarron, Laura Helene Moore, Scott Albert Perkins, Leah Nicole Ryan, Amanda Jo Tarulli, and Michael David Wentzler. From Snellville: Miriam A. Chitescu, David Brian Coe, and Brian Christopher Seay. From Loganville: Lewis Michael Byrne, Rebecca Erin McDaniel, Angela Marie Obloy and Daniel Elijah Sherrill. From Suwanee: Megan Marilyn Geren, Robert Paul Letson, Amanda Suzanne Wiesmayer and Wylen Wade Won. From Hoschton: Amanda Frances Noland and Kimberly Jo Otis. From Auburn is Zachary Jacob Spratling. Students must average a 3.5 or better grade point average and have at least 12 credit hours to make the dean's list.

students made Dean's List at Berry College

The following students made the Dean's List at Berry College in Mount Berry for spring semester. From Lawrenceville: Alicia Nicole Garrett, Julie Ann Hildebrand, Daniel Robert Lau, Laura Lyn Means, Stephen Michael Santana, Ashton Leigh Singletary, James W. Sink, Kate Lynn Slusser, Stephanie Elaine Bettis, Kylee Jean Carmin, and Kylee Jean Carmin. From Lilburn: Laura Ann Gillespie, Kristina Marie Huff, Austin J. Lewis, Laura Anne Lieberman, Rachel Lynn Moreau, Ashley Marie Palasz, Ben Scott Popple, Shawn Edward Regan, Lynn Jacobs Roney, Emily Rebekah Segrest, Mary Caroline Brugh, and Ali Carter DeBardeleben. Students must average a 3.5 or better grade point average and have at least 12 credit hours to make the dean's list.

Lilburn graduate wins grant

Anna Swindle, recent graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., received the highly competitive Fulbright grant for overseas experience. She will work as an English teaching assistant in a secondary school in the Terengganu region of Malaysia. The grant is based on leadership potential, academic and/or professional excellence and commitment to international understanding. Anna received a bachelor's degree in journalism, mass communication and Spanish. She is the daughter of Dr. Richard and Dorothy Swindle of Lilburn.

Lilburn student made Merit List at Kenyon College

Kyle T. Packer, son of John and Lenore Packer of Lilburn, made the Merit List at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio for spring semester. To make the merit list a student must earn a 3.45 grade point average. Kyle is a graduate of Parkview High School. He is majoring in biochemistry and economics and will be a senior next semester.

Student from Duluth earns degree at Lawrence University

Danny Schroder of Duluth, son of Robert and Kimberly Schroder, graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., where he received a bachelor's degree in history. He is a 2001 graduate of Duluth High School.

Duluth student graduated from Maryville College

Carlen Heyward of Duluth graduated from Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn., where she received a bachelor's degree. She is a 2003 graduate of Northview High School. Carlen majored in writing and communication. She is the daughter of Kin Heyward and Jemille Williams, both of Duluth.

local students made the Honor Lists at Mercer University

The following students made the President's List spring semester at Mercer University in Macon. Brian Harper of Buford. Susan Nelson of Dacula. Hellen Rogel, Holly LeBlanc, JoAnna Swart, and Shelah Swart of Lawrenceville. Megan Owens and Yu-Ting Huang of Lilburn. Midori Kitabayashi of Norcross. Andrea Smith and Brittany Gutzman of Sugar Hill.

The following students made the Dean's List spring semester at Mercer University in Macon. From Lawrenceville: Aimee Reinhard, Benjamin Davis, Charles Cordaro, Deborah Slough, Deepa Chacko, Hinna Ali, Leah Swart, Mark McKeever, Paul Wolfe, Tekla Kovash, and Travis Mayo. From Norcross: Akpa Ahamel, Ashley Lane, Jennifer Richter, and Nirav Amin. From Dacula: Daniel Brown, Johne Battle, Joseph Aaron, and Kirstan Lyle. From Suwanee: Duke Wang, Genevieve Prieur, Han Kim, Melissa Schuermann, Stacey Condra, and Timothy Pope. From Duluth: Emily Conheady, Erin Powers, Janice Hatcher, and Michael Guirguis. From Lilburn: Maria Sikking, Nikesh Patel, Robyn McCarry and Tiffany Allen. Rachel Peacock of Buford. Daniel Morgan of Snellville. Soomee Pak of Sugar Hill.

student graduated from Tift Collgeg of Mercer University

The following students graduated from the Tift Collge of Education of Mercer University on May 19th: Michael Thomas Griffin of Duluth; Angela Delores Johnson, Hanna Lee Kwon, and Michele H. Conn of Lawrenceville; Nancy Ellen Harrison of Lilburn; Ellen Diana Price Beverly and Joseph Raymond Wisniewski of Norcross; Mary N. Siler and Peggy Lynn Smith of Snellville; and Leslie D. Ford of Sugar Hill.

local student receives scholarship

Amanda Hannaburg, of Lawrenceville, has recently received the Leadership Scholarship for the 2007- 08 academic year at Georgia Suthwester tate University. Hamburg is a graduate of Central Gwinnett High School and is a freshman majoring in early childhood education.

student graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University

Jeffrey Scott Bergum of Buford graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University on August 11th. He received a degree in accounting.

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student accepted into Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Vincent Blake Edwards, of Suwanee, has been accepted into Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where he will major in Global Security and Intlligence Studies. Vincent, son of Darla Edwards and Vince Edwards, is a 2007 graduate of North Gwinnett High School.

student awarded scholarship by Former Agents of the FBI Foundation

Carter Stanley, of Norcross, was awarded a scholarship grant by the Former FBI Agents of the FBI Foundation. Carter attends the University of Alabama and qualifies for the scholarship competition as the grandson of former Special Agent John Leslie Shelburne.

Ashley J. Taylor of Lawrenceville made the academic achievement list this summer at Georgia Southwestern State University. Students must have at least 15 hours of credit and earn at 3.5 or higher grade point average.

Amy Louise Almand of Snellville, currently a student at Samford University, was selected for inclusion in the 2008 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Almand is a senior family studies major and president of the Samford affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations and Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She is also a member of Sigma Delta Pi, Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Kappa Phi academic honor societies and Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society.

The following Gwinnett residents were included in Furman University's dean's list for fall term 2007: Emily F. Perry of Dacula, Bethany L. Ullrich of Dacula, Kinsey E. Bagwell of Duluth, Justin W. Holloway of Duluth, Jessica L. Pety of Duluth, Patrick D. Sellers of Duluth, Rebecca J. Maner of Grayson, Nicole. L. Palazzo od Grayson, Vincent R. Adkins of Lawrenceville, Alexandra Berrios of Lawrenceville, Chelsea Feustel of Lawrenceville, Laura-Ann Jacobs of Lawrenceville, Shameera A. Punjani of Lawrenceville, Carter R. Still of Lawrenceville, Brain A. Tropiano of Lawrenceville, Christina L. Bryant of Lilburn, Briana R. Da Mota of Lilburn, Lisl A. Kuuti of Lilburn, Brian C. Settle of Lilburn, Colburn A. Watkins of Lilburn, Laura C. McCain of Norcross, Holly N. Stewart of Norcross, Stacey L. Cobb of Snellveille, Adrienne L. Lorek of Snellville, Rebecca L. Gieseking of Suwanee, Jamy L. Johnson of Suwanee.

The Citadel, The MilitaryCollege of South Carolina, honored the following cadets and active duty military students for academic excellence during the 2007-2008 academic year's fall semester:

Louis Tilton Batson V of Lilburn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Tilton Batson IV.

John Arthur Certusi III of Buford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Certusi.

Napoleon B. Dunn of Norcross, son of Ms. Joan Davis.

Leon Edward Hontz III of Lawrenceville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hontz

Jordan Lee Jackson of Lawrenceville, son of Mr. Robert Jackson

John Hendrick McGinnis of Norcross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. McGinnis

Eugene Adjei Quarshie of Lawrenceville

Brandi Jandt of Lawrenceville, daughter of Edwin and Sandra Jandt, was named to Texas Lutheran University's dean's list for the fall 2007 semester. She graduated from Dacula High School.

Mason Craig Norman of Duluth, son of Roger V. and Pamela Norman, was named to Wingate University's dean's list for the 2007 fall semester.

Jennifer Lynn Rumell of Cumming, daughter of Doug Rumell and Noreen Hemmis, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Caleb Bruce Castleberry of Cumming, son of Bruce and Kelly Castleberry, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Kate Annelle Godwin of Cumming, daughter of Jeffrey and Melanie Godwin, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Megan Elizabeth Hill of Cumming, daughter of William and Donna Hill, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Amanda Leigh Jackson of Cumming, daughter of Steven and Donna Jackson, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Duncan Shanahan Meadows of Cumming, son of Donald and Marella Meadows, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Nicole Ruth Pettus of Cumming, daughter of Rod and Dee Pettus, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Lyndsay Renea Ricketson of Cumming, daughter of Rusty and Sharon Ricketson, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Samuel Ray Shadburn of Cumming, son of Danny and Paula Shadburn, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Teresa Lee Sills of Cumming, daughter of James and Patricia Sills, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Shyla Christine Stanley of Cumming, daughter of Richard and Bridgette Stanley, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Whitney Elaine Williams of Cumming, daughter of Tim and Donna Williams, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Annalee Joy Wittmeyer of Cumming, daughter of John and Susan Wittmeyer, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Katie Ann Ashley of Dacula, daughter of Richard and Tiffany Ashley, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Amanda Michelle Elsberry, daughter of Robert and Sharon Elsberry, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Janet Oi Yi Lui of Dacula, daughter of Helen Wai Ting Wong, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Ashley Elizabeth Weider of Dacula, daughter of Thomas and Louise Weider, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Emily Elizabeth Bender of Duluth, daughter of Mark and Paula Bender, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Amanda Lynn Fry of Duluth, daughter of Peggy F. Tarkenton, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Brian Robert Gilton of Duluth, son of Paul and Linda Gilton, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Jeremiah Alexander Goss of Duluth, son of Edward and Shirley Goss, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Sean Tyler McCarron of Duluth, son of Deven and Shirley Goss, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Laura Helene Moore of Duluth, daughter of Linda and Jason Moore, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Scott Albert Perkins of Duluth, son of Richard and Carla Perkins, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Caitlin Marie Ryan of Duluth, daughter of Peter and Laura Ryan, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Michael David Wentzler of Duluth, son of David and Kathryn Wentzler, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Kelley Elyse Bullard of Snellville, daughter of Edmond and Lisa Bullard, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Brian Christopher Seay of Duluth, son of Bill and Janet Seay, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Allyson Michelle Bennett of Norcross, daughter of Alan and Lynne Bennett, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Rachel Olivia DiPietro of Norcross, daughter of Walter and Emily DiPietro, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Allen Jesse White of Norcross, son of Ronald and Cindy White, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Christopher Woodson White of Norcross, son of Ronald and Cindy White, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Daniel Elijah Sherrill of Loganville, son of David and Grace Sherrill, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Lauren Viginia Chatfield of Lawrenceville, daughter of Robert and Carol Chatfield, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Alicia Nicole Garrett of Lawrenceville, daughter of Deborah J. Garrett, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Jennifer Lynn Goresh of Lawrenceville, daughter of Lynn A. Gibson, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Shannon Nichole Hoye of Lawrenceville, daughter of Charles and Terri Hoye, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Caitlin Elizabeth Jones of Lawrenceville, daughter of Rita H. Harper, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Ashley Lynn McCarty of Lawrenceville, daughter of Judy Ann Paul, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Ryan Andrew McClay of Lawrenceville, son of Terry and Kim McClay, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Laura Clare Phyfer of Lawrenceville, daughter of James and Clare Phyfer, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Manuel Roberto Recinos of Lawrenceville, son of Juan and Mirian Recinos, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Nathan Michael Satterfield of Lawrenceville, son of Richard and Patricia Satterfield, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Jenna Cathleen Schulte of Lawrenceville, daughter of David and Cathleen Schulte, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Asthon Leigh Singletary of Lawrenceville, child of Jon and Terry Singletary, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

James W. Sink of Lawrenceville, son of Scott and Tina Sink, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Paige Lauren Slusser of Lawrenceville, daughter of Lauren Hudson, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Stefanie Noelle Stevens of Lawrenceville, daughter of Doug and Janie Stevens, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Kylee Jean Carmin of Lawrenceville, daughter of Timothy Carmin, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Sara Brady Adams of Lawrenceville, daughter of James and Kathryn Adams, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Thomas Dwight Baldvins of Lawrenceville, son of Carol Baldvins, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Stephaine Elaine Bettis of Lawrenceville, daughter of Sonny and Mary Jane Bettis, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Amanda Nicole Carman of Lawrenceville, daughter of Eric and Sara Carman, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Genny Denise Castillo of Suwanee, daughter of Getulio and Betty Castillo, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Andrew Michael Gillan of Suwanee, son of William and Dianne Gillan, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Taylor Elizabeth Gupton of Suwanee, daughter of Mark and Dawn Gupton, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Robert Paul Letson of Suwanee, son of Cynthia House, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Jenna Lee Shafer of Suwanee, daughter of Scott and Jill Shafer, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Wylen Wade Won of Suwanee, son of Wylen and Lynourel Won, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Jesse Gorden Demonbreun of Grayson, son of Roy and Bobbie Demonbreun, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Emily Rose Orton of Grayson, daughter of Lawrence and Jennifer Orton, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Jennifer Meagan of Grayson, daughter of Dan adn Heidi Whitehead, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Brittany Leigh Howes of Braselton, daughter of Bryan and Linda Howes, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Emily Ann Clegg of Buford, daughter of Randall and Suzanne Clegg, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Gregory Edward Shivers of Buford, son of Richard and Susan Shivers, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Mary Caroline Brugh of Lilburn, daughter of Michael and Jackie Brugh, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Rebekah Marie Bullock of Lilburn, daughter of Dale and Susan Bullock, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Mary Katherine Frankline of Lilburn, daughter of Jerry and gayle Franklin, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Laura Ann Gillespie of Lilburn, daughter of Mark and Julie Gillespie, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Austin J. Lewis of Lilburn, son of William and Debra Lewis, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Laura Ann Lieberman of Lilburn, daughter of Carl and Nancy Lieberman, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Ben Scott Popple of Lilburn, son of Richard and Karen Popple, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Shawn Edward Regan of Lilburn, son of Edward and Nancy Regan, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Christina Delaine Saul of Lilburn, daughter of Jacque and Deborah Saul, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Graham Lee Schofield of Lilburn, son of Robert and Virginia Schofield, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Lucy Elizabeth Schofield of Lilburn, daughter of Robert and Virginia Schofield, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Rebecca Jo Welch of Lilburn, daughter of Brian and Clara Welch, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

The following students made the Dean's List for the 2007 fall semester at Columbia Colllege in South Carolina : Amanda Delores Fowler of Duluth, Leslie Ann Roesler of Snellville, and Kaleigh Lynn Sturgill of Dacula. To be on the Dean's List students must have a 3.50 GPA.

The following students made the Dean's List for the 2007 fall semester at Freed-Hardeman University in Tennessee : Lydia Reid of Lawrenceville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Reid, Michael Jenkins of Lilburn, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Jenkins and Brooke Harp of Buford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Harp.To be on the Dean's List students must have a minimum 3.40 GPA.

Deepa Patel of Lawrenceville, is on the Dean's List for the 2007 fall semester at Hamline University's School of Law. To be on the Dean's List students must have a minimum 3.50 GPA. She earned her bachelor's degree from Emory University.

Patrick Thibodeau of Dacula, son of Rev. and Mrs. Jeff thibodeau, is on the Dean's List for the 2007 fall semester at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain. To be on the Dean's List students must have a GPA of 3.30 or higher.

Jamie Deal of Lawrenceville, will be attending the U.S Naval Academy after having been chosen from over 10,000 applicants. The academy requires an outstanding academic record, good physical condition as well as superior strength, agility, and endurance. Jamie is currently a senior at Brookwood High School where he has been a memeber of the soccer team for four years, lettering in three of those years.

Elizabeth Gott of Snellville graduated from Lipscomb University in December with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. She is a Greater Atlanta Christian School graduate.

Douglas Williams of Duluth graduated from Lipscomb University in December with a master's in theological studies. He is a East Davidson High School graduate.

Jennifer N. Ragen of Lawrenceville made Darton College's dean's list for the fall 2007 semester.

Christopher D. Harris of Lawrenceville made Darton College's merit list for the fall 2007 semester.

Bridget Anderson of Lawrenceville made Harding University's dean's list for the fall 2007 semester.

Lucas Watson of Loganville made Harding University's dean's list for the fall 2007 semester.

Janet Sulpy of Snellville made Harding University's dean's list for the fall 2007 semester.

Britni Camarata of Dacula made Harding University's dean's list for the fall 2007 semester.

Caitlin Quinn of Buford made Harding University's dean's list for the fall 2007 semester.

Amanda Morris of Grayson made Harding University's dean's list for the fall 2007 semester.

Amanda Watson of Loganville made Harding University's dean's list for the fall 2007 semester.

Amanda Bowers of Lilburn made Lipscomb University's honor roll for the fall 2007 semester.

Jake Burton of Lilburn made Lipscomb University's Provost's list for the fall 2007 semester.

Jon Freeman of Lawrenceville made Lipscomb University's Provost's list for the fall 2007 semester.

Kaitlin Kitchens of Snellville made Lipscomb University's honor roll for the fall 2007 semester.

Brett Michaels of Suwanee made Lipscomb University's honor roll for the fall 2007 semester.

David Sulpy of Snellville made Lipscomb's University's honor roll for the fall 2007 semester.

Dana Migliore Hunt of Loganville graduated from Berry College in December with a master's in education.

Jeremiah Alexander Goss of Duluth, son of Edward and Shirley Goss, graduated from Berry College in December with a degree in management.

Robert Paul Tomme of Duluth, son of Paul and Carol Tomme, graduated from berry College in December with a degree in finance.

Megan Elizabeth Hill of Cumming, daughter of William and Donna Hill, graduated from Berry College in December with a degree in marketing.

Duncan Shanahan Meadows of Cumming, son of Donald and Marella Meadows, graduated from Berry College in December with a degree in religion and philosophy.

Samuel Ray Shadburn of Cumming, son of Danny and Paula Shadburn, graduated from Berry College in December with a degree in biology.

Whitney Elaine Williams of Cumming, daughter of Tim and Donna Williams, graduated from Berry College in December with a degree in communications.

Kyle T. Packer of Lilburn, son of John and Lenore Packer, was named to Kenyon College's merit list for the fall 2007 semester.

Julia Pugh of Snellville, daughter of John and Cathy Pugh, was named to Bryan College's dean's list for the fall 2007 semester.

Keely Nicole Passman of Lilburn, daughter of Sidney and Resi Passman, was named to Berry College's fall 2007 dean's list.

Nathan C. King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis King of Jackson, Cody J. Sherman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Joe of Suwanee and Daniel C. Brown completed the 12 week course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island, S.C. and also attained a promotion .

Jeffry P. Macy II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffry and Karen Macy of Conyers, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program.

Nancy Leigh Gunzenhauser of Dacula, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Gunzenhauser, was named to Vanderbilt University's dean's list for teh fall 2007 semester.

Amanda Elise Cole of Snellville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Cole, was named to Vanderbilt University's dean's list for teh fall 2007 semester.

Traci Virginia King of Snellville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. King, was named to Vanderbilt University's dean's list for the fall 2007 semester.

Emily R. Bechtold of Sugar Hill was named to Mississippi State University's president's list for the fall 2007 semester.

John M. McIntosh of Norcross was named to Mississippi State University's president's list for the fall 2007 semester.

Nancy Leigh Gunzenhauser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. of Dacula, was named to Vanderbilt University's dean's list for the fall 2007 semester.

Amanda Elise Cole, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Cole of Snellville, was named to Vanderbilt University's dean's list for the fall 2007 semester.

Traci Virginia King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. King, was named to Vanderbilt University's dean's list for the fall 2007 semester.

Anna Zimmerman, daughter of Carl and Sarah Zimmerman of Snellville, traveled with the Berry College Forensics Union to the 35th Annual Tower Invitational Tournament hosted by Eastern Michigan University in Februaury. She placed sixth in dramatic duo.

Angela Virginia McCool, daughter of Harry W. and Angela B. McCool of Grayson, was named to Wingate University's dean's list for the fall 2008 semester.

Central Michigan University is pleased to announce its December graduates Latonya Herring , Rebecca Kidwell, Carletta Malcolm all of Lawrenceville, Yumiko Benford of Lilburn, Maureen Hall of Loganville, Shakita Copeland, Sheryl Grant and TaLisha King all of Stone Mountain.

Caroline Gettis, daughter of Gary and Margaret Gettis of Lawrenceville, was crowned Miss Berry 2008 at the annual pageant held on Feb.23 at Ford Auditorium on the the Berry College campus.

Keely Passman, daughter of Sidney and Resi Passman of Lilburn, won Miss Congeniality in the Miss Berry pageant on Feb. 23 at the Ford Auditorium on the Berry College campus.

Anna Zimmerman, daughter of Carl and Sarah Zimmerman of Snellville, won state champion in prose interpretation and dramatic duo interpretation, and placed second in dramatic duo and third in after-dinner speaking at the Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Tournament in mid-February.

Latonya Herring of Lawrenceville graduated from Central Michigan University in December 2007 with a master's of science in administration degree.

Rebecca Kidwell of Lawrenceville graduated from Central Michigan University in December 2007 with a master's of arts degree.

Carletta Malcom of Lawrenceville graduated from Central Michigan University in December 2007 with specialist in education.

Yumiko Benford of Lilburn graduated from Central Michigan University in December 2007 with a master's of arts degree.

Maureen Hall of Loganville graduated from Central Michigan University in December 2007 with a master's of science in administration degree.

Shakita Copeland of Stone Mountain has graduated from Central Michigan University with a master's of science in administration degree.

Cheryl Grant of Stone Mountain has graduated from Central Michigan University with a master's of arts degree.

Erin Elizabeth Finley of Lilburn was named to Montreat College's distinguished scholar's list.

Cadet John Hendrick McGinnis of Norcross, son of Edward and Judy McGinnis, was selected for the 2009 Summerall Guards, which is a silent drill platoon at The Citadel. He is a graduate of St. Pius X Catholic High School.

Tyler Vickery of Duluth and Lipscomb University student, traveled to Ensenada, Mexico from March 15-22 to serve the community.

Chris Moore of Lawrenceville and Lipscomb University student, traveled to Ensenada, Mexico from March 15-22 to serve the community.

Brett Mitchell of Suwanee and Lipscomb University student, traveled to Ensenada, Mexico from March 15-22 to serve the community.

Tiffany Alexander of Buford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Alexander, was named to Athens Christian School's third quarter headmaster's list. She is a sixth grade student.

Rachel Alexander of Buford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Alexander, was named to Athens Christian School's third quarter headmaster's list. She is an eleventh grade student.

Jessica Redington of Suwanee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Redington, was named to Athens Christian School's third quarter honor roll. She is a fifth grade student.

Katie Green of Lawrenceville made the University of Minnesota Dean's List for the 2007 fall semester. Students on the list had to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.66 while taking 12 or more credits.