Cleveland native Lindsay Moffett recently graduated with her master's in arts degree in economics from Vanderbilt University. She earned the award for “Most Outstanding Thesis.”
Vanderbilt's graduate program in economic development is a two-year program that maintains an emphasis on international as well as domestic economic development.
Her thesis covered the topic of freedom and religion and looked at international surveys and data on political and civil freedoms, beliefs, church attendance and pluralism of religion within a country.
Moffett is the daughter of Ken and Linda Moffett and sister of Lonnie, Lane and Dee Moffett.
In 2003, she graduated from Bradley Central High School with honors. While at BCHS, she was selected as a Ratterman Scholar.
She also served as cheerleading captain and senior class president before proceeding to Maryville College, as a Presidential scholarship recipient. She was Tennessee college Republican chairman, a cheerleader and completed her undergraduate degree in economics and French.
She currently works as director of finance at the Tennessee Republican Party in Nashville.
Shepherd accepted to Sullivan University
Louisville, Ky. — Sullivan University, 3101 Bardstown Road, has accepted Cody Shepherd of Cleveland High School for admission to the University beginning in the 2010 academic year.
Sullivan University, founded in 1962, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA, 404-679-4501).
Maryville College Dean’s List includes area students
MARYVILLE — Alexandria Lanise Walker and Laura Nicole Whitehead has been named to the Maryville College Dean’s List for the 2010 Spring Semester.
Morgan Christian Blake Stepp of Louisville, and Hope Ann Marlow and Mary Amanda Seiler of Sweetwater, have also been named to Maryville College’s Dean’s List.
Qualification for the Dean’s List includes a grade point average of at least 3.6 in all work undertaken with no grade below a “C.” Only full-time students are considered for the Dean’s List.
Classes for the 2010 Fall Semester begin Aug. 25.
Walker graduates from Maryville College
MARYVILLE — Alexandria Walker of Cleveland, completed requirements for a bachelor of arts degree and graduated with honors from Maryville College in a ceremony held May 16 in Cooper Athletic Center.
Dr. Naomi Burgos Lynn, chancellor emerita of the University of Illinois at Springfield and an alumna of Maryville College, was the commencement speaker. She entitled her address to the approximately 225 graduates who participated in the ceremony “Proudly Stands Our Alma Mater,” drawing inspiration from the first stanza of the College’s 69-year-old song.
Walker majored in child development and learning while at the College.
Michael Ward named to UW-M Dean’s List
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized students named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2009-2010 academic year.
Michael James Ward, College of Letters and Science, was included on the Dean’s List.
Students who achieve at a high level academically are recognized by the dean at the close of each semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Each university school or college sets its own GPA requirements for students to be eligible to receive the honor.
White named to Dean’s List at Anderson U.
ANDERSON, SC — Stephanie L. White of Cleveland was named to the Dean’s List at Anderson University for the spring semester.
In order to be named to the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester.
Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 25) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of “77 Schools to Watch in America,” by U. S. News & World Report.
Anderson has also been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.
Freed-Hardeman gives President, Dean’s List
Henderson —Freed-Hardeman University is pleased to announce its Spring Semester President and Dean’s list.
Lauren Akins of Cleveland was named to both the President’s and Dean’s List. Taylor McCracken was on the Dean’s List.
Students earning a 4.0 grade point average achieved placement on the President’s list, while students earning a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.99 achieved placement on the Dean’s list.
Baylor Dean’s Academic Honor List includes Patel
WACO, Texas — Over 2700 Baylor University students were named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List for the 2010 spring semester.
Neha Kaushik Patel of Cleveland was included in the Dean’s Academic Honor List.
To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.
A private Christian university and a nationally ranked liberal arts institution, Baylor is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This blends with Baylor’s international reputation for educational excellence built upon the faculty’s commitment to teaching, scholarship and interdisciplinary research to produce outstanding graduates.
Local students graduate from Samford University
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Samford University graduated 802 seniors from 27 states and 11 foreign nations during its May commencement programs.
Local students receiving their diplomas included Lauren N. Whittemore, bachelor of science in education, from Ooltewah; Lindsey E. Bise, doctor of pharmacy, from Cleveland; Lindley L. Holder, bachelor science, from Cleveland; and Cameron Mark Bean, bachelor of science, from Soddy Daisy.
Walker graduates UTK, magna cum laude
Morgan Walker of Cleveland received her bachelor of arts in psychology degree during recent graduation ceremonies at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Walker graduated magna cum laude for the UT College of Liberal Arts. She has been accepted into the UT Graduate Program of Theory and Practice in Teacher education for the fall session.
She plans to pursue a career in primary level education.
She was the recipient of the Lilly Frank Fitzgerald and the J. Clayton Arnold Scholarships from the college of Education, Health and Human Sciences at UTK.
She is the daughter of Tommy and Karen Walker of Cleveland.