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Maryville College lists graduates, academic honors

Two Anderson County students graduated from Maryville College in May 2018. Kourtney Blackburn of Clinton earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and graduated cum laude. Grace Costa of Oak Ridge earned a bachelor of arts degree in international studies and graduated magna cum laude.

Approximately 230 seniors participated in commencement exercises held May 20.

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Lenderman on Samford’s Dean’s List

Shelby N. Lenderman of Clinton was named to the spring 2018 Dean’s List at Samford University. Lenderman is a Senior Nursing major and attended Grace Christian Academy.

Samford releases dean’s lists after the close of the fall and spring semesters each academic year. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework. Dean’s List is the highest academic recognition given by the school at the end of each semester. This past semester, nearly 1,400 students qualified.

Three locals earn Berry honors

Berry College has named the following students from Oak Ridge to its Spring 2018 Dean’s List:

Elizabeth Bradshaw

Abbygail Ochs

Elisabeth Martin

Berry College is an independent, coeducational college recognized nationally for the quality and value of its educational experience. It is located on a campus encompassing more than 27,000 acres near Rome, Ga.,

Tennessee Tech names spring Dean’s List

More than 3,740 students have earned top academic performance honors, being named to Tennessee Tech University’s Spring 2018 dean’s list.

The dean’s list recognizes academic performers across the university’s eight academic colleges and schools. To be included on the list, a student must attend the university full time and earn a grade-point average of at least 3.1 on the 4.0 scale.

These students come to Tech from 88 of 95 counties in Tennessee, 19 other states and various countries throughout the world.

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It was a busy spring for ACHS’s Jessica Stroud


Spring was a busy and exciting time for Roane State Middle College graduate Jessica Stroud.

She got married June 6, and she’s been admitted to pharmacy school while still a teenager.

Jessica, 19, “will definitely be one of the youngest people there,” she said of her acceptance at Belmont University’s School of Pharmacy in Nashville. She says her Middle College experience played a crucial role in her ongoing education.

Through Middle College, eligible students can complete a Roane State associate degree and earn their high school diploma at the same time.

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