The following local students were named to the fall 2009 Dean's List at Shorter College:

Carol Breanne Poss of Bethlehem.

Lindsey Ellen Woodall of Braselton.

Sean Moore Smith of Buford.

Stephen Bourget Bearse of Dacula.

Allison Marie Blackwell, Reagan Elizabeth O'Brien and Elizabeth McCoy Telford, all of Duluth.

Renee Michelle Glenfield and Brenda Keo Phan of Hoschton.

John Robert Parham, Joseph Patterson Sokohl, Mariel Villarreal and Amber Lauren Wilson, all of Lawrenceville.

David Nkita Mwamba of Lilburn.

Shelley Ann Acuff and Jessica Erin Womble of Loganville.

Charlotte Ann Early, Nicholas Paul Mason and Kurtis Arthur Robinson, all of Norcross.

Davonte Shunquez Young of Snellville.

Sarah Elizabeth Dunham, Elizabeth Joyce Munson and Jordan Lianne Najafi of Suwanee.

Leslie Nicole Davis, Justin Taylor Maxey and Patrick Marcus Williams, all of Winder.

Eloise Fulmer of Buford, a sophomore psychology major, made the fall 2009 Dean's List at Manchester College.

Charles Owusu of Norcross received a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Valentina Owusu received the Ministry Wives' Certificate from the seminary.

Kamisha Raeshawn Holiday of Snellville received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Excelsior College.

Patricia Cross of Norcross has been named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the fall 2009 semester.

Charlene Seretta Randall of Snellville has received an Associate degree in science from Excelsior College.

Matthew David O'Brien has been named to the Dean's List at the University of the South for the Advent 2009 term. He is the son of Daniel Patrick O'Brien of Lawrenceville and Kelly Lee Stone of Suwanee.

Jolie Efezokhae of Duluth was named to the President's List at Jacksonville State University for the fall 2009 semester.

Kristen Fuller of Suwanee, Christopher Mackey and Susan Tomlin, both of Grayson, were named to the Dean's List at Jacksonville State University for the fall 2009 semester.

Rebecca Howard of Buford has been named to the Dean's List at Benedictine College.

The following local students were named to the Reinhardt College Dean's List for the fall 2009 semester:

Gregory Aitken, Stacy Ritch and Chesley Torrance of Duluth.

Bradley Blalock of Grayson.

David Lapides, Felicia Myers and David Rausch of Lawrenceville.

Erin Fayne and Stephanie Summers of Lilburn.

Christopher Williams of Loganville.

William Beagle and Carl Lilja of Snellville.

The following local students graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College at the end of the fall 2009 semester:

Robert A. Jordan of Lawrenceville earned a degree in wildlife technology.

Ryan T. Hurkmans of Loganville earned a degree in landscape design and ground management. Mitchell C. King of Loganville earned a degree in forest technology.

The following local students graduated from Samford University at the end of the fall 2009 semester:

Rebecca Lynne Sims of Duluth earned a degree in business administration.

Julie Amanda Gillespie of Lilburn earned a degree in business administration. Patrick Ollinger of Lilburn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Chika Ijeoma Okoli of Snellville earned a degree in education.

Jim W. Walls of Sugar Hill earned a Doctor of Ministry degree.