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Shoutouts

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. To be eligible for the dean’s list students have 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.
Cleveland – Jonathan Current
Conover – Janssen White
Mount Ulla – Jacob Bruney
Rockwell – Melisa Hollar
Salisbury – Clark Alcorn, Hunter Barbee, Kayla Boley, Masyn Burgess, Desere’ Cross, Mallison Fisher, Levi Huffman, Ashtyn Kepley, Joshua Kongmany, Karishma Lalchandani, Hunter Latimer, Hannah Lebowitz, Brett Leslie, Mary March, Mary Mills, Marlena Murphy, Dana Salmon, Adam Shoemaker, Katelyn Storey. Kristin Tajlili, Roy Wood
Kannapolis – Lindsey White, Lauren Donoghue, Caleb Falls, Elizabeth Forrest, Kelsie Gibson, Kristofer Gilmore, Stewart Kerr, Hannah Love
Other – Kaitlyn Knepp
The following students received a degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Salisbury – Anna Graham received her doctor of pharmacy degree, William Furr received a bachelor of arts degree in Asian Studies, Desere’ Cross received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and mass communication, Maggie Grathwohl received a bachelor of science degree in biology, Luke Miller received a bachelor of arts degree in classics, Austin Flynn received a bachelor of science degree in business administration, Hannah Lebowitz received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and mass communications, Brett Leslie received a bachelor of arts degree in political science, Lauren Snider received a bachelor of arts degree in communication studies, Maribel Portillo received a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry, Joshua Kongmany received a bachelor of arts degree in Germanic and Slavic language and literature, Jesse Wheeler received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, Thomas Hester received a bachelor of science degree in business administration, Mary Mills received a bachelor of arts degree in political science
Landis – Seth Moore received a bachelor of arts degree in peace, war and defense
Kannapolis – Kenneth Dantinne received a juris doctor of law, Lynne Safrit received a doctor of public health, Maren Hamby received a bachelor of science in psychology, Emily Halstenberg received a bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communications,
Lauren Donoghue received a bachelor of science in public health, Katherine Moore received a bachelor of arts in biology, Toni Hancock received a bachelor of arts in biology, Andrea Hancock received a bachelor of arts in biology, Christian Lombardo received a bachelor of arts in chemistry, Emily Cruse received a bachelor of arts in psychology, Meredith Parker received a bachelor of arts in political science
Other – Charles Wingerson received a doctorate of pharmacy, Kaitlyn Knepp received a bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communications.
Ross Oden of Salisbury graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate during spring commencement.
The University of South Carolina Upstate recognized 581 May graduates during commencement exercises held May 6 on the quad behind the John C. Stockwell Administration Building.
The University of North Carolina Pembroke awarded the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees on May 9 and 10.
Kannapolis – Aaron Steve Kincaid received a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice, Jonathan Daniel Efird received a bachelor of science degree in health and physical education, Delancia C. Hines received a degree in psychology
China Grove – Bethany Hope Winecoff received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry
Landis – Emily Magen Thacker received a bachelor of science in mass communication
Salisbury – Brett Parks Huffman received a bachelor of science degree in exercise and sport science
The National Society of High School Scholars announced that West Rowan High School junior Peyton Nance has been selected to become a member of the organization. Peyton is the daughter of Brian and Mary Nance of Cleveland. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.
David F. Hord of Jesse C. Carson High School and Harriet H. Wood, assistant principal of North Rowan High School, attended programs held at the N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for the state’s teachers.
Wood attended the program as a participant in the Principal Scholars Initiative Program.
Catherine Parks of Salisbury has been named to the dean’s list for the spring terms at Centre College, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average.
Parks is the daughter of Charles and Lynne Parks of Salisbury and is a graduate of Salisbury High School.
More than 1,500 students completed degrees at Wichita State University in spring 2014, including Tamara N. Thompson, of China Grove. Thompson received her bachelor of arts degree and graduated magna cum laude.
Undergraduate students who have attained a grade point average of 3.55 received the magna cum laude award.

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