Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 2, 2011
N.C. State dean’s list
North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson announced that 6,507 undergraduate students earned dean’s list honors at N.C. State during the spring 2011 semester.
To make the dean’s list, students must earn an academic grade-point average of 3.25 or higher if they are carrying 15 or more hours of course work, or a 3.5 grade-point average if they are carrying 12 to 14 hours.
Salisbury: Hunter R. Barrier, perfect 4.0 average; Daman R. Bowman, perfect 4.0 average; Faheemah Zarinah Bronson; Madison B. Burke, perfect 4.0 average; Katherine Rose Cassady, Daniel T. Cohen; Caitlin L. Cox, perfect 4.0 average; Erik T. Cox, Jared Williams Davis, Kayley Kimberly Gallagher, Hannah Elyse Koontz, Savannah Hope Larimore, Joseph Armando Marquez, Wesley R. McNeely, Andrew H. Myers, Matthew John Pavelko; Aaron J, Peacock, perfect 4.0 average; Matthew D. Pinyan, perfect 4.0 average; Clayton Samuel Price, Stephanie Nicole Raney; Jon Donohoe Robertson, perfect 4.0 average; Erin Elizabeth Schnuit, Levi Dalton Shehan, Jacob M. Shuping, Leigh Mariah Smith, Patricia Long Smith, Braxton Tant Whitaker.
Mount Ulla: Samantha Brianne Belk, Lauren Elizabeth Cline; Kathryn Ellen Sloop, perfect 4.0 average; Garrett D. White
Rockwell: Andrew Robins Blank, Cameron Scott Brown, Chandler Ben Johnson, William Gregory Johnson, Bryson Newell McHone, Drew M. Shaver; Candis Alicia Shiflett, perfect 4.0 average;
Gold Hill: Kayla M. Dennis; Jenna C. Trexler, perfect 4.0 average; Natasha Colleen Boger, perfect 4.0 average; Paulina Nunez Franklin
China Grove: Lindsey Kay Milem, Erin Elizabeth Morton; Matthew Ryan Stevenson, perfect 4.0 average; Mark Keenan Wooten.
Richfield: Larry Clifford Shaver.
Landis: Chase Michael Stamey; Skylar Jonathan Stamey, perfect 4.0 average.
Kannapolis: Michael Shane Wiggins, Katie Anne Adcock, Michael Todd Boger, Alyssa Sharon D’Addezio, Joseph Matthew D’Addezio, Garrett Monroe Deal, Ashlyn Rae Doby, Sergio Enrique Eguizabal, Matthew Ryan Grimes, Ashlyn Nicole Helms, Zachary Lee Honeycutt, Krysta Brianne Jones; Lu Lan, perfect 4.0 average; Kelley Kennerly Nash, perfect 4.0 average; Kyle G. Oman, perfect 4.0 average; Wesley William Nix, Chelsea Denise Patton, Hannah E. Thomas; Shane Xiong, perfect 4.0 average; Meghan Elise Yacuzzo.
Denton: Casey Alana Bledsoe, Michael V. Rothwell.
Lexington: Garian D’Andre Baker, Nora Berrier, Nicole Elizabeth Carr, Michael E. Cope, Monirath Demonteiro; Jonathan Powell Evans, perfect 4.0 average; Allyson Frick, Samuel W. Hamrick, Haley M. Hanes, Jacob Daniel Henderson; Kari Hope Henderson, perfect 4.0 average; Jason F Hulin, Wesley Sean Kimbrell; Jessica Rachel King, perfect 4.0 average; Meaghan Rebecca Lanier, perfect 4.0 average; Micah Logan Mabe, Brett A. Malloy; Cassie Jean McLain, perfect 4.0 average; Charles Franklin McDowell, Michael G. McGhee, Robert Lee Motsinger, Cody Laine Nichols, Matthew Daniel Nifong; Michael Brett Pearce, perfect 4.0 average; Elise Michelle Quick, Nicole Elise Reich, Adam T. Stewart, Phillip A. Sullivan, Carly G. Sutter; Murray Thames, perfect 4.0 average; Ryan T. Vest, perfect 4.0 average; Lauren Spencer Vinesett; Logan P. Vinesett, perfect 4.0 average; William Seth Watts.
Linwood: Cody D. Hoag.
Clemmons: Jennifer Maria Rowe, perfect 4.0 average.
Mocksville: Brian Phillip Blackwell, Michael Oliver Brewer; Michael Joseph Domanski, perfect 4.0 average; Abraham Edward Drechsler, James Bradley Gaither, Taylor Jade Garrett, Michael Thomas Kuhn, Charles Richard Lee; Michael Patrick Murphy, perfect 4.0 average; Jessica Brooke Stephens, Lea Kathryn Tarleton, Rachel Elizabeth Watkins, Caroline Elise Webster.
Mooresville: Michelle Nicole Abbott, Zachary Tyler Bailey, Joseph Edward Brewer, Vincent Gregory Bugica, Justin David Buie, Patrick T. Campbell, Lauren Elizabeth Cates, Rocco Anthony Colucci; Michael August Coulter, perfect 4.0 average; Kevin Robert Courson, Elizabeth W. Croom; Adam Toliver Davis, perfect 4.0 average; James Erickson Davis, Hailey Alexandra Dearman, Chris Paul Dopirak, Jordan Lindsey Ferguson, Kyle E. Finn; David Franklin Fleissner, perfect 4.0 average; Zachary Taylor Freshwater; John W. Galloway, perfect 4.0 average; Nicolas Adams Garcia, Ashan Thomas Hatharasinghe, Elise Nicole Hauser; Casey Marie Helms, perfect 4.0 average; Matthew Judson Hulse, Kaitlyn Alyssa Kelleher, Peter Joseph Lomas, Kelly L. Marolt, Alexa Kathryne Martin, Aislinn Rayne Mayes; Paula Elizabeth McDonald, perfect 4.0 average; Peter Francis McGrail, Alison Marie Melvin, Carmen Elise Melvin; Marla S. Miller, perfect 4.0 average; Alexis Dawn Moody, Elizabeth Alaine Moody, Kristin Kelly Nanney, Christopher T. Paquette, Robb Sterl Porter; Mark Joseph Rizzo, perfect 4.0 average, Amanda Rose Roth, perfect 4.0 average; Kaelin Eileen Saul, Jesse Harbin Simmons, Ethan Riley Phaneuf Smith, Joshua Smith, Kaila Rae Stout, Ryan Michael Taylor, Emmalyn Victoria Tyson, Caroline Ann Wagner, Meagan Rebecca Waldrip, Brian Paul Wenger, Jennifer K. Wenger, Dylan Todd West, Michael R. Weyenberg, Stephen Daniel Woodard; Alexander G. Youngs, perfect 4.0 average; Robert Alexander Younts, perfect 4.0 average.
Badin: Jacob Ross Vasser.
Western Carolina graduates, dean’s list
Western Carolina University has announced its graduation and dean’s lists for spring semester 2011.
The university conferred degrees on approximately 1,035 students who completed their studies during the spring semester. A total of 309 undergraduate students received academic honors, with 76 graduating summa cum laude (with highest honors), 114 graduating magna cum laude (with high honors), and 111 graduating cum laude (with honors).
China Grove — Alexander Michael Patterson, bachelor of science, anthropology.
Cleveland — Alexandra Leonard Shadroui, master’s in education.
Granite Quarry — Tammy Raelyn Wilson, bachelor of arts, political science.
Mooresville — Kelly Rae Greene, bachelor of arts, anthropology.
Mount Ulla — Tony McClain Hager, bachelor of science, construction management.
Rockwell — Aleen Mary Besmer, master of school administration; Joshua William Devlin, bachelor of science, anthropology; Kayla Marie Rufty, bachelor of science, biology; Adam Jared Stewart, bachelor of science, education, music education.
Salisbury — James Thomas Beaver, bachelor of arts, history, summa cum laude; Elisabeth Margaret Hall, bachelor of arts, anthropology, cum laude; Lara Claire Karriker, bachelor of science, communication; Jessica Nicole Phillips, bachelor of science, business administration; Ryan Christopher Pless, bachelor of science, history; Stephanie S. Strobel, bachelor of science, biology, magna cum laude.
Kannapolis — Angela Marie Killen, bachelor of science, education, magna cum laude.
Denton — Felicia Lanella Lathan, bachelor of science, education.
Lexington — Traci Nichole Condrey, bachelor of science, education; Isabell Daniela Eling, bachelor of science, psychology; Mary Katherine Moore, bachelor of science, sport management, magna cum laude; Marcus Allen Sayers, bachelor of science, education; Whitney Michele Shoaf, bachelor of science, emergency medical care; Heather Berrier Tussey, master of school administration.
Mocksville — Kurtis Wayne Bivins, master of education; Mistie C. Cockman, master of art in education.
Mooresville — Alison Leigh Bruce, bachelor of science-nursing, magna cum laude; Rachel Hope Drawdy, bachelor of science, education; Shannon Darby Guerin, bachelor of science, psychology; Marshall A. Hartness, bachelor of arts, stage and screen; Ashley Nicole Malone, bachelor of science, forensic science, magna cum laude; Meaghan Patricia Pickard, bachelor of science, birth-kindergarten; Brandon Charles Rupinski, bachelor of science, mathematics, magna cum laude.
A total of 1,807 students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester, according to Linda Seestedt-Stanford, WCU interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
To qualify for the dean’s list, students must achieve at least a 3.5 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 on a regular semester’s work of not less than 12 hours, excluding remedial courses, with no grade of D or F.
China Grove — Jordan Nicole Kannenberg, Garrett Hunter West.
Gold Hill — Regina Michelle Cline.
Granite Quarry — Ellie Elaine Scoggins.
Mooresville — Meredith Nicole Oakley.
Rockwell — Nathan Lee Brown, Travis Lee Campbell, Adam Jared Stewart.
Salisbury — James Thomas Beaver, Donnielle Christina Foster, Jerry A. Goodnight, Elisabeth Margaret Hall, Daniel Jacob Heilig, Taylor David Jones, Lara Claire Karriker, Kelsey E. Stover, Stephanie S. Strobel, Casey Lynn Wellmon.
Woodleaf — Joshua Robert Pond.
Gold Hill — Lesley D. Plowman.
Kannapolis — Jamie Nicole Blackwelder, Katie Marie Hosack, Olivia Danielle Jacobs, Angela Marie Killen, Christian Steven Lombardo.
Lexington — Ashley Nicole Bracken, Megan Theresa Carlson, Kirsten Renee Collins, Traci Nichole Condrey, Amelia E. Griffin, Richard L. Jones, Mary Katherine Moore, Jessica Nicole Poydock, Marcus Allen Sayers, Whitney Michele Shoaf, Joshua Ryan Williams.
Linwood — Chloe Carina Brock, April Dawn Cloutier.
Mocksville — Nicholas William Buss, Robert Preble McCampbell, Katelin R. Starre.
Mooresville — Jennifer Lynne Annas, Nancy Kristian Lee Belk, Alison Leigh Bruce, Melanie A Burzlaff, Christopher Thomas Carlucci, Rachel Hope Drawdy, Carl Cole Drawdy, Courtney M. Howes, Ashley Nicole Malone, Danielle Lynn Patinka, Erin Margaret Shively, Mary Katherine Snodgrass, Amanda M Stem, Brittany Noelle Stogner.
Badin — Richard Daryl Huneycutt, Damien D. McCorkle.
Richfield — Dorothy Anna Hunt.t
Coastal Carolina dean’s list
Kayla M. Potts of Salisbury has been named to the Coastal Carolina University dean’s list.
To qualify for the dean’s list, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average; all students must be enrolled full time.
DAR honors for JROTC
Merry Lauder, regent, John Knox Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, presented awards to Junior ROTC students of Carson and South Rowan high schools on May 25, and West Rowan High School on May 26, during the final ROTC assembly at each school.
Receiving certificates, bar pins and bronze medals for academic excellence, dependability, good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership and fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of the reserve officers training corps were: Danielle Garmom of Carson, Katelyn Roberts of South Rowan, and Cassandra Menard of West Rowan.
Landis Citizens of the Month
Landis Elementary Citizens of the Month for May:
Kindergarten: Austin Efird, DaMarion Oglesby-Wiggins, Angelyna Knecht and Brian Diaz.
First grade: Elizabeth Morgan, Sarah Kennedy, Ana Rubio, Chassity Brindle and Nicholas Hall.
Second grade: Leyana Ballard, Jania Johnson, Diana Guatemala, Dyago Lawson and Jensen Haynes.
Third grade: Katlyn Wickes, Gavin Rigsby, Bryce Peterson, Rachel Plott and Jamont Ford.
Fourth grade: Cody Robinson, Eden Jones, Thorne Eagle, Chase Brown and Jillian Rippey.
Fifth grade: Jacqueline Santillan, Taylor Wiggins, Evelyn Benitez, Tylor Horne and Brooke Royal.
Let’s Get Connected winners
The Covenant Community Connection sponsored a contest in relation to the eighth annual Let’s Get Connected Day celebration on May 21.
For the first time the contest was open only to the English as Second Language students in the Rowan-Salisbury School System.
The theme of the art and essay contest was “Just Imagine … A World at Peace.” They submitted beautiful and thought-provoking work.
Several of the student winners came to the event and presented their work by showing the art and reading the essays.
Here are the names of the winners and the schools they represent:
Elementary school art
First — Giselle Cortes, Hurley.
Second — Monteserrat Carapia, Mount Ulla.
Third — Jose Perez, Mount Ulla.
Middle school essay
First — Qiuping Zhang, North Rowan.
Second — Steven Vo, Southeast Middle.
Third — Janett Hernandez, North Rowan.
High school art
First — Serapio Mendoza, Salisbury.
Second — Jose Rivas, Salisbury.
Third — Luis Varela, Carson.
High school essay
First — Liping Zhang, North.
Second — Yesenia Garcia, Salisbury.
Third — Aurora Rodriquez, West.
Yazmin Reyes Mercado, South.
Millbridge Good Citizens
Millbridge Good Citizens for May:
Kindergarten — Scotty Dunn, Logan Layton, Jody Roach, Martin Whitson, Elijah Pullian, Ivan Fernandez, Matthew Butler, Chase Overcash.
First grade — John Freeman, Skylar Lefler, Nathan Atwell, Eric Dale, Sydney Cummings, Eleora Fernandez, Elvy Gonzales, Jennifer Mysayakhom, Trinity Nelson, Mariah Bayer, Annabell Furr.
Second grade — Lizette Mejia, Christian Crouse, Chloie Sawyer, Colton Baxter, Brian Gutierrez, Riley Paschal, Jacob Newcomb, Brianna Weatherwax.
Third grade — Lauren Hayes, Nicholas Luostari, Rafael Lemus-Eddings, Christopher Martinez, Sarah West, Alyson Stitt, Luther Campbell, Cheyenne Robinson.
Fourth grade — Alissa Pressley, Destiny Gonzales, Joyce Ortega, Makina Toler, Savannah Atwell, Zane Tutterow, Chloe Jones.
Fifth grade — Aaron Kendall, Daisy Ortega-Compean, Megan Castor, Christine Honeycutt, Henry Houston, Dane Smith, Siera Fesperman, Trey Upright.
Award at Oglethorpe
Christopher Derek Hendrix of Kannapolis received the Sally Hull Weltner Award at the 2011 Oglethorpe University commencement ceremony.
The Sally Hull Weltner Award is given annually in loving memory of Sally Hull Weltner, wife of Dr. Philip Weltner, president of Oglethorpe University from 1944-1953.
The award honors the student in the graduating class who has attained the highest level of scholastic achievement with the greatest number of hours in course work completed at Oglethorpe.
Peace dean’s list
Brittany Blackburn, a native of Lexington, was among 87 students named to the dean’s list at Peace College for the spring semester. To earn this distinction, a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.3 or higher for the semester.
Nurse pinning ceremony
SALISBURY — Twenty-seven nursing students who graduated from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College with an associate in applied science degree this semester participated in pinning ceremony.
The ceremony took place at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Salisbury and was attended by family and friends, college faculty members, clinical partners and nursing preceptors representing Rowan Regional Medical Center and CMC-NorthEast Medical Center.
Local students receiving pins during the ceremony were:
China Grove — Amanda Adams, James “Matt” Morgan, Telka Dease, Tracy Woodward;
Kannapolis — Christen McCurrach, Deborah Napoletano, Victoria Shipman;
Concord — Tanya Adams, John McKinnon, Kristin Brines, Nicole Dysart, Cynthia Shumaker, Lisa Wiley, Rebekah Lee;
Salisbury — Jeremy Miles, Ashley Clinard, Renia Conte, Kaci Mulkey Kluttz, Christina Crisco, Julie Saelinger, Colin Dougherty, Vanessa Graham and Amanda Lindley.
Four first-year nursing students participated in the pinning ceremony as marshals. The marshals were selected using academic excellence and achievement criteria. Those serving as marshals included Julie Carr, Stacey Cooke, Deshon Cubertson and Nicole White.
Upon completion of their degree, the graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam which is required for practice as a registered nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians’ offices, industry and community agencies.
Radford dean’s list
RADFORD, Va. – Sarah Catherine Shirley of Salisbury, has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Radford University.
Shirley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Shirley of 510 Hagen Court, is a sophomore interior design and fashion major.
To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have taken 15 or more credit hours and have a grade point average of 3.4 or above with no grade below a C.
Wingate dean’s list
Wingate University has announced students from the area who have been named to the dean’s list for demonstrating outstanding academic achievement during the spring 2011 semester.
The dean’s list requires a term GPA of 3.30 or at least 12 quality point academic hours with no grade below a C.
The following students have been named to the dean’s list:
Mocksville — Kara Smallman.
Woodleaf — Leah Powell.
Lexington — Raven Ash, Candace Freedle, Ariel Morgan.
Gold Hill — Travis Morgan.
Kannapolis — Melissa Davis, GracAnn Cates, GracAnn Cates, Ashley Harris, Miranda Sloan, Robert Benfield.
Mooresville — Christopher Elliott.
New London — Ryan Burris, Samantha Morris.
Richfield — Amber McLaughlin.
Rockwell — Dillon Bentley, Brian Ingold.
Salisbury — My Tran, Alexanderia Yarborough, Emily Burns, Robert Kepley, Alex Lowe, Austin Lowe.
Wingate University has named several local students to the president’s list for demonstrating outstanding academic achievement during the spring 2011 semester. The president’s list requires a term GPA of 3.8 on at least 12 quality point academic hours with no grade below a C.
Students awarded are:
Lexington — Candace Freedle, Ariel Morgan.
Kannapolis — Melissa Davis, Robert Benfield.
Rockwell — Brian Ingold.
Samaroo wins scholarship
Salisbury High senior Rasheen Samaroo has been awarded the Graham Family Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Inspiration to others and Citizenship for $2,500.
He has also received the National Association for Advancement of Colored People’s top scholarship in the amount of $800 for academic achievement with a 4.4 GPA.
Samaroo is involved in Young Life and is a member of the National Honor Society. He has received a North Carolina Scholar award.
The son of Errol and Valeria Samaroo of Salisbury, Samaroo will attend North Carolina State University in the fall, majoring in business adminstration.