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USC Upstate Recognizes December Graduates

SPARTANBURG — The University of South Carolina Upstate recognized 358 graduates during fall convocation exercises held December 19, 2017 at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.

Lyndsay Gilliam, of Little Mountain, received a Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies.

Lander University Dean’s List/President’s List

GREENWOOD — Lander University announces the names of those undergraduates who have been named to the Dean’s List for earning top academic achievements during the first semester of the 2017-18 school year. To quality for the Dean’s List, a student must earn a grade-point average (GPA) between 3.5 and 3.9.

Shelby Billingsley, of Prosperity; Sarah Collins, of Little Mountain; William Fulmer, of Pomaria; Sherri Gentry, of Prosperity; Tranisha Hardy, of Prosperity; Brianna Kinard, of Newberry; Bria Schumpert, of Newberry; Lea Toby, of Whitmire; and Grace White, of Newberry.

Lander University announces the names of undergraduates who are recognized with the honor of making the President’s List for their academic achievements during the first semester of the 2017-18 school year. To quality for the President’s List, a student must earn a GPA of 4.0. Students are listed by hometown below.

President’s List

Mary Beth Kunkle, of Newberry; Ryan Studer, of Prosperity; Kimberly Werts, of Prosperity; and Anna White, of Newberry.

Georgia Southern University

STATESBORO, Ga. — Georgia Southern University recently recognized approximately 2,900 students for excellence in academics on the Fall 2017 Dean’s List. Alexis Wicker, of Newberry, has been named to the list for excellence in academics. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

University of South Carolina Upstate

SPARTANBURG — To be eligible for the Chancellor’s List, students must earn a 4.0 and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours.

Caroline Raines of Whitmire, Laken Riddle of Little Mountain,

The following students were named to fall 2017 Dean’s List at USC Upstate to be eligible for the Dean’s List, freshmen students must earn a 3.25 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours.

Chazity Counts of Prosperity, Kathren Hamby of Prosperity, Leslie Minick of Newberry.

Local students named to President’s List at Clemson University

CLEMSON, SC (02/16/2018)— Local students have been named to the President’s List at Clemson University for the fall 2017 semester. To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.

They are:

Nicholas E. Iseman of Chappells, whose major is Pre-Business

Mary R. Cannon of Little Mountain, whose major is Biological Sciences

Jackson Graham Delk of Little Mountain, whose major is General Engineering

Rachel M. Richardson of Little Mountain, whose major is Nursing

Rebecca J. Suhr of Little Mountain, whose major is Graphic Communications

Ryne N. Huggins of Newberry, whose major is Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Emily H. Senn of Newberry, whose major is Health Science

Emily Elaine Dozier of Prosperity, whose major is Pre-Business

Dovie Leigh Jeffcoat of Prosperity, whose major is Graphic Communications

Hailey N. Mundell of Prosperity, whose major is Geology

Rebekah Jordan Odum of Prosperity, whose major is Nursing

Jayden R. Peel of Prosperity, whose major is Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Michaela Marie Knox of Whitmire, whose major is English

Local students named to Clemson University Dean’s List

CLEMSON — Local students have been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the fall 2017 semester.

They are:

Robert D. Moore of Kinards, whose major is Mechanical Engineering

Olivia Grace Gabriel of Little Mountain, whose major is Secondary Education

Emily A. Richardson of Little Mountain, whose major is Biological Sciences

Lindsey Nicole Richardson of Little Mountain, whose major is Biological Sciences

John A. Buzhardt of Newberry, whose major is Mechanical Engineering

Bailey Lou Doolittle of Newberry, whose major is Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Carman M. Franklin of Newberry, whose major is Financial Management

Jack C. Huggins of Newberry, whose major is Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Pedro J. Lopez of Newberry, whose major is Architecture

Benjamin M. Werts of Newberry, whose major is Biological Sciences

Madison Haley Dominick of Pomaria, whose major is Forest Resource Management

Sierra Rose Tyson of Pomaria, whose major is Psychology

Leigha C. Harbert of Prosperity, whose major is Early Childhood Education

Justin Hawkins of Prosperity, whose major is Communication

Ashley C. Lake of Prosperity, whose major is Elementary Education

Lauren E. Yoder of Silverstreet, whose major is Secondary Education

Amy Madilyn Andrews of Whitmire, whose major is Accounting

To be named to the Dean’s List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Bob Jones University

GREENVILLE — Several students at Bob Jones University were recently recognized as legacy students by the BJU Alumni Association. Each year the BJU Alumni Association recognizes second, third and fourth generation legacy students. In order to be eligible, students must have at least one parent who graduated from BJU.

Graduating legacy students are presented with a medallion signifying the multi-generational history during commencement week at the annual Legacy Medallion Ceremony and Reception. Graduating seniors are encouraged to wear their medallions during commencement activities.

In addition to the Legacy Medallion, the BJU Alumni Association makes available Alumni Child Tuition Aid grants to legacy students who have at least one parent who is a member of the Association. Eligible students have received over $260,000 in grants over the life of the program.

Emily Walker, of Newberry, is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration.

Jo Walker, of Newberry, is a sophomore majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Caleb Lawrimore Places Second in Storytelling at SCSTA

NEWBERRY — Students representing the Newberry College Department of Arts and Communications recently competed in the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association (SCSTA) State College Festival Competition held at South Carolina State University. In the competition with several other colleges, Caleb Lawrimore, of Newberry, placed second in the Storytelling category.

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