Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 11, 2011

Three win Goldman Scholarships
Three Rowan-Salisbury Schools high school graduates received the Goldman four-year scholarship. The Goldman Scholarship Fund is administered under the auspices of the Salisbury Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in memory of Helen Sokol Goldman and Julius L. Goldman.
Raven Noel Corbett graduated in 2011 from East Rowan High School and will attend University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Tiffany Leanne McClure graduated from Jesse Carson High school in 2011 and will attend Appalachian State University. Zoe Isabel Gonzales graduated from Salisbury High School in 2011 and will attend Wake Forest University.
The Goldman Scholarship Fund awards educational scholarships to female students through a competitive process that considers academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need, references and the applicant’s statement of her personal aspirations and educational goals.
Hood Theological Seminary announces endowed scholarships
Dr Albert Aymer, president of Hood Theological Seminary, has announced the names of eight endowed scholarships the seminary will award annually beginning this fall, and in perpetuity.
In announcing the scholarships Aymer said, “One of the most painful experiences for ministerial students is the tremendous debt they incur for their education and the meager wages they will earn as pastors. These scholarships will alleviate some of that indebtedness. We are extremely grateful to those who have made these scholarships available for our students.”
Aymer added, “I am especially pleased that six of these scholarships are funded by the generosity of a local foundation, local individuals and a local church. Their commitment to Hood Seminary by endowing these scholarships helps to ensure that we can continue to attract and retain outstanding graduate level students called to the ministry during these difficult economic times.”
The Margaret C. Woodson Foundation, located in Salisbury, has endowed a three- year scholarship which is given to encourage first career, entering students who have a record of academic excellence and show promise for the ministry.
The Robert and Lois Pruehsner Scholarship, was established from an endowment by Lois and the late Robert Pruehsner, members of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
The Dr. Frank and Fletcher Brown Scholarship will be awarded from an endowment established by their son, Reginald Brown of Salisbury. Frank Brown was a former dean of Hood Seminary and Mrs. Brown taught music at the seminary.
The Robert Harkrader Scholarship was established anonymously by a friend in the First United Methodist Church.
The Thomas and Barbara Langford Scholarship was established with endowment funds given by the Langfords, members of First United Methodist Church.
The Albert Aymer Scholarship was begun from an endowment established by First Presbyterian Church in honor of Dr. Albert Aymer, president of Hood Theological Seminary.
The other endowed scholarships are: The Andrew McLean Spaulding Scholarship from an endowment established by his son, Dr. Henry Moses of Nashville, Tenn.; and The Bishop Richard and Mrs. Georgia Thompson Scholarship from an endowment established by the Thompsons and members of the Eastern Episcopal District of the AME Zion Church. This scholarship is to be awarded annually to an entering student from the Eastern Episcopal District of the AME Zion Church.
All of the scholarships will be awarded for academic merit and on a need basis to students who show outstanding potential for ministry. For more information on these scholarships please contact the admissions officer, Angela Davis-Baxter at 704 636-6023.
Hood Theological Seminary, located on 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive in Salisbury and sponsored by the AME Zion Church, is a graduate and professional school where intellectual discourse and ministerial preparation occur in tandem within the framework of a diverse community of faith. Its student body comprises persons from 16 different denominations. As a theological seminary, it provides for the church an educational community in which Christian maturity and ministerial preparation take place together.
Donations needed for scholarship
The city of Concord established the Alfred M. Brown- James L. Dorton Scholarship in 2004 in honor of the memory of two of its longstanding public officials, Alfred M. Brown and James L. Dorton, who combined to provide the city with more than 66 years of public service. The Brown-Dorton Scholarship is awarded to fully enrolled University of North Carolina at Charlotte master of public administration students with at least one semester completed in the program.
Although the scholarship is funded through an endowment, there have been some years that no funding was available for students. Fortunately, there was enough funding this year to provide scholarships for three public administration students. The Concord City Council recognized this year’s recipients, Michel Masto, Rebecca Valenstein and Curtis White, at its May City Council meeting.
Brown served as a council member from 1952 to 1969 and 1989 to 2001, and as mayor from 1969 to 1977. Dorton began his service as a member of the Board of Education with Concord City Schools. He then served as alderman of the city from 1969 to 1995, 14 years of which he was the mayor pro tem.
As revenue from the state has decreased, private support makes a critical difference to UNCC’s ability to provide the best educational opportunities for future public service leaders.
Go to UNCC’s website, for information on making a gift or mail to UNC Charlotte, Office of University Development, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223-0001.
Jaramillo inducted into Golden Key
Salisbury-native Julie Jaramillo has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honor Society and was honored during a recent new member recognition event at Ashford University.
“It is only fitting that a top academic achiever like Julie be recognized by Golden Key,” said John W. Mitchell, Golden Key’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our members are inspired and motivated to not only achieve exceptional academic accomplishments, but also make a positive impact on our world through the Society’s commitment to leadership and service.”
Golden Key International Honor Society provides academic recognition to top-performing college and university students, as well as scholarships and awards, job and internship offerings, networking, service and leadership development opportunities.
Local students earn degrees from Kaplan
Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, celebrated the graduation of its summer 2011 class during a graduation ceremony Aug. 6 at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago.
The following local students were awarded degrees.
• Stacy Vest, Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Sciences;
• Robin Holt, Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
• Amanda Myers, Associate of Applied Science degree in Travel and Tourism.
• Latesha Plaud, Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Administration.
• Susan Mahoney, Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences.
• Michelle Miller-Harris, Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
• Mindy Miller, Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Sciences.
• Louis St, Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology.
• Lori Carey, Bachelor of Science degree in Management.
• Barbara Eller, Associate of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
• LuGina Dumas, Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
• Kim Roysdon, Associate of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
SCAD graduates
Local residents recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
• Logan Childress of China Grove earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration.
• Erin Wootten of Salisbury earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fibers.
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees to prepare talented students for professional careers.
Virginia Tech graduate
David Shirley of Salisbury received a Master of Accounting and Information Systems degree in accounting and information systems from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.
Western Governors graduates
The following local residents graduated from Western Governors University (
• Sean Rinehart of Faith received his Master of Education in Learning and Technology degree.
• Ron Walker of Salisbury received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Science Education degree.
The university held its semi-annual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City on July 23.
UNC dean’s list
To be eligible for the dean’s list at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, fulltime students who enter the university as first-time, first-year students beginning in fall 2010 and later must meet the following requirement: A minimum of a 3.5 semester grade point with no grade lower than a C if enrolled in at least 12 hours of letter-grade credit, exclusive of physical education activities courses.
Students who began their undergraduate studies prior to fall 2010 must meet one of the following requirements:
A 3.2 semester grade-point average with no grade lower than a C if enrolled in 15 or more hours of letter-grade credit, exclusive of physical education activities courses.
A 3.5 grade-point average with no grade lower than a C if enrolled in at least 12 but fewer than 15 hours of letter-grade credit, exclusive of physical education activities courses.
Salisbury — Lauren Alexander, Christina Anderson, Tiffany Anderson, Steven Burges, Ivy Brisbin, Rebekah Cheek, Andromeda Cook, Claire Corriher, Emily Dean, Stewart Dula, Robert Edmiston, Wesley Eagle, Margaret Emerson, Laura Hartsell, Marina Hess, Rachel Kirby, Elizabeth Kraft, Kathleen Kriska, Hannah Lebowitz, Kirstin Meyerhoeffer, Remi Moore, Wallis McElroy, Hayley Mikkelson, Lauren Parrott, Carl Ritchie, Kay Rufty, Jordan Teague, Allie Wagner, Susan Wear, Meredith Weisler, Sara Wilson, Kevin Wood, Mark Wooten.
China Grove — Ivan Corriher, Jenna Hall, Whitney Haywood.
Cleveland — Caleb Wittum.
Kannapolis — Sarah Adcock, Lauren Donoghue, Kristian Doty, Kenneth Dantinne, Elizabeth Duvall, Erin Fink, Anna Gribble, Scott Hiers, Sudeep Mehta.
Landis — Donald Turbyfill.
Cooleemee — Christopher Brogdon.
Mocksville — Kevin Creason, Andrew Gaither, Mary Hendrix, James Mighion, Rebecca Riddle, Matthew Van Hoy.
Lexington — Shelley Aldridge, Bradley Baker, Audrey Berrier, Rebecca Call, Pearce Dougan, Devin Fohn, Laura Fulbright, Nikki Lazenby, Dustin Leonard, Kathleen Lockwood, Jonathan Michels, Kimberly Martiniuk, Derek O’Neill, Ashlee Suttle, Samantha Thomasson, Abby Timberlake, Mary Varner, Samantha Yarborough.
Mooresville — Rana Alkhaldi, Casey Bishopp, Kaylin Bugica, Taylor Burton, Rachel Calhoun, Zachary Connell, Ryan Craver, Singleton Crawford, Kari Dahlgren, Danielle Dyer, Hayley Fahey, Jennifer Farrell, Caitlin Feeheley, Kaitlyn Ferguson, Kaitlin Finan, Amanda Gilbert, Michael Gonzalez, Dylan Greenleaf, Justin Hardy, Tyler Hardy, Heather Holden, Troy Homesley, Kelsey Hyde, Kelsey Isenberg, Abraham Jaroszewski, Emily Kulenkamp, Chelsea Lowell, Hannah Long, Lura McMurray, Kathleen McDonald, Caroline Moffett, Leah Neal, Jessica Peyton, Shruthi Rajan, Rachel Relyea.