College Honors
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East Tennessee State University

JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University has named the 2014 recipients of $2,500 scholarships provided by Coca-Cola, and one local student was among them.

Harlee “Madisyn” Wendling-Hayes of Cleveland and Emily Russ of Chuckey have been named the scholarships’ latest recipients.

Wendling-Hayes is the daughter of Tim and Joanna Ivey of Cleveland. A recent graduate of Cleveland High School, she plans to study anthropology at ETSU.

She is a member of Young Life and will be living in the Pre-Health Living Learning Community at the university.

Russ, the daughter of Shawn and Judith Russ of Chuckey, is a recent graduate of Chuckey-Doak High School and plans to study environmental health science at ETSU.

She is a member of Reformation Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Student Movement, as well as the National Society of Leadership and Success.

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Samford University

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Two local students were recently named to the dean’s list at Samford University.

Alex D. Lowry and Brittany N. Crabtree, both of Cleveland, earned grades high enough to ensure them spots on the university’s list of well-performing students.

Lowry is a communication studies major, and Crabtree is an early childhood education/early childhood special education/elementary education/elementary collaborative education major. Both study in the Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies.

Samford University releases dean’s lists after the close of the fall and spring semesters each academic year. To qualify for the list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 GPA out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework. Being named to the dean's list is the highest academic recognition given by the school at the end of each semester.

Samford University is Alabama's top-ranked private university and provides nationally recognized academic programs rooted in its historic Christian mission. Founded in 1841 and located in suburban Birmingham, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the U.S. and enrolls more than 4,800 students annually from 44 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health.

The University of Tennessee

at Knoxville

KNOXVILLE — Several students from the area have been named to the dean’s list at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville for the work they completed during the spring 2014 semester.

The following students from Bradley County have been added to the list: 

Lauren E. Barnette, cum laude; Kelci M. Beavers, cum laude; Karleigh B. Bloomer, magna cum laude; Kelsey H. Cantrell, summa cum laude; Robert K. Connell, summa cum laude; Grant P. Currin, summa cum laude; Izabella T. Dasilva, summa cum laude;

James F. Fitzsimmons, summa cum laude; Tyler D. Goza, cum laude; William H. Hooper, summa cum laude; Olivia C. Hysinger, summa cum laude; Eric C. Ingraham, summa cum laude; Stephanie S. Jensen, magna cum laude; Catherine C. Jordan, summa cum laude;

Madeline E. Lee, summa cum laude; Bailey M. Loseby, summa cum laude; Beverly L. Mazza, magna cum laude; Hollins F. McCarley, summa cum laude; Drew M. McClendon, summa cum laude; Madison D. Moreland, summa cum laude; Sophia E. Mullin-Gonzalez, magna cum laude; Benjamin W. Murphy, summa cum laude;

Brittany N. Nettles, summa cum laude; Joshua C. Payne, summa cum laude; Heather N. Pell, summa cum laude; Claire E. Pierce, magna cum laude; Alexis N. Resides, summa cum laude; Concepshean N. Rice, magna cum laude; Veronica M. Rubio, magna cum laude;

Austyn L. Stevenson, summa cum laude; Sydney P. Stewart, cum laude; Barrett N. Thompson, summa cum laude; David R. Turpin, summa cum laude; Carolyn R. Ware, summa cum laude; Alanna F. Wilkinson, summa cum laude; Jon Steven D. Williams, cum laude; and Luis E. Zavala Villanueva, cum laude.

The following Polk County students made the list: 

Charles D. Boggs, summa cum laude; Kayla R. Curbow, magna cum laude; Hannah R. Fuller, summa cum laude; Caroline M. Jenkins, cum laude; Victoria R. Placher, magna cum laude; and Mathew J. Stinnett, summa cum laude.

To qualify for the dean's list, an undergraduate student must earn a term GPA of 3.80 to 4.00 (summa cum laude), 3.65 to 3.79 (magna cum laude) or 3.50 to 3.64 (cum laude). Students must complete at least 12 credit hours, not counting work taken on a satisfactory/no-credit basis, to be eligible.