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Austin Peay State University

CLARKSVILLE ­— Two local students recently graduated from Austin Peay State University.

Veneacia Chaney and Teeona Hall, both of Cleveland, took part in the university’s 85th spring commencement ceremony.

More than 1,100 students from the College of Arts and Letters, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, College of Business, Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education, College of Science and Mathematics, and School of Technology and Public Management were awarded degrees on May 9.

Established in 1927 and named after former Tennessee Governor Austin Peay, Austin Peay State University is a regional university serving approximately 10,500 students. Categorized as a Master's Large institution by the Carnegie Foundation, Austin Peay has been the fastest growing public university in Tennessee for the past 10 years, offering 18 graduate degrees, 44 undergraduate and four associate degrees.

Skidmore College

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Cody Couture, a member of the class of 2016 at Skidmore College, earned term honors for the spring semester.

He is the son of Monty and Carole Couture of Cleveland .

Term honors are awarded for a quality point ratio of 3.650 from a possible 4.0, for students who have completed 14 credit hours.

Skidmore recognizes academic excellence in several ways. In addition to earning term honors based on work completed each semester, a student may be elected to the Skidmore chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Founded in 1903, Skidmore College is a coeducational, liberal arts college that enrolls approximately 2,400 students. The college grants both the bachelor of arts and the bachelor of science degree, as well as a master's degree in liberal arts.

Stephens College

COLUMBIA, Mo. — One local student recently achieved her goal of graduating from Stephens College.

Lucia Connolly-Brown of Cleveland received her diploma during the college’s commencement ceremonies in May.

Connolly-Brown graduated cum laude, having earned a bachelor of fine arts in theatrical costume design.

She was also named to the second semester high honors dean’s list for the 2013-14 academic year. Students who attain high honors must have finished at least the equivalent of 12 credit hours and achieved a GPA of at least 3.8.

Connolly-Brown is the daughter of Lester and Felicity Brown and is a graduate of Cleveland High School.

Stephens College, established in 1833, is historically committed to meeting the changing needs of women. The education it offers was designed to be characterized by intellectual rigor, creative expression and professional practice.

University of Memphis

MEMPHIS — Four local students were named to the dean's list at the University of Memphis for the spring 2014 semester.

The following students earned grades high enough to earn spots on the list: Taylor Lyn Hartley, Ellis Julian Laughter, Michael David Mullins and Sean Michael Singer, all of Cleveland.

The dean's list is composed of students who have earned 12 or more hours in either the fall or spring semester with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for that semester.

The University of Memphis is a learner-centered metropolitan research university providing educational experiences while pursuing new knowledge through research, artistic expression and interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship.

Young Harris College

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Young Harris College President Cathy Cox has announced that a student from Cleveland has been named to the college’s president’s list for the Spring 2014 semester.

Steven Clark Melton, a sophomore business and public policy major, earned a high enough grade point average to claim a spot on the list.

Students who achieve a 4.0 grade point average are eligible to be named to the president’s list.

Melton is a graduate of Walker Valley High School and the son of Steve and Donna Melton of Cleveland.

Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through a liberal arts education with more than 1,100 students studying across five divisions — education, fine arts, humanities, mathematics and science and social and behavioral sciences.