Elon University students from NC honored for academic achievements
Elon University has released its 2015 spring semester president’s and dean’s lists honorees, as well as the names of spring graduates who came to Elon from across North Carolina.
The president’s list is composed of students with no grade below an A-minus in a minimum of 12 semester hours, and includes Cailin C. Jalynski, daughter of Christine and Gregory Jalynski, Jr. of Kannapolis.
The dean’s list is composed of students with no grade below a B-minus and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in a minimum of 12 semester hours, and includes Rebecca Ann Dewosky, the daughter of John and Suzanne Dewosky; Corey T. Joyner, son of Corey and Dana Joyner; and Sydney Hope Ponthir, daughter Clark and Lisa Ponthier.
Elon conferred degrees on nearly 1,300 students on May 23, with nationally acclaimed political commentator Charlie Cook delivering the commencement address. The following local students graduated.
Mooresville – Linh My Tonnu, daughter of Ho Tonthat and Kim Le, received a bachelor’s degree in psychology; Connor Patrick Donoghue, son of John and Melissa Donoghue, received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science; Jenell Marie Gallagher, daughter of Jena and Robert Gallagher, Jr., graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in strategic communications; Alexandra Leigh Kipp, daughter of Barry and Sandra Kipp, received a bachelor’s degree in strategic communications; Michael Hunter Lindsey, son of James and Nancy Lindsey, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accounting; Suhail Nimji, son of Salim and Parin Nimji, received a bachelor’s degree in political science; Kimberly Jane Schneider, daughter of Steve and Tara Schneider received a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health.
Salisbury – Lauren Emily Linnan, daughter of John and Mary Linnman received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing; Chelsea Taylor White, daughter of James and Gloria White, received a bachelor’s degree in psychology
State Employees’ Credit Union members award $10,000 scholarships
State Employees’ Credit Union members via the SECU Foundation, presented a $10,000 four-year college scholarship to three local students.
They are: Abrielle Kathryn Cozart, a senior at Jesse Carson High School, who plans to study at North Carolina State University; Parker MacKinnon Williams, a senior at West Rowan High School, who plans to study at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and Shihemm M. Saunders, a senior at East Rowan High School, who plans to study at Appalachian State University.
Funded solely by Credit Union members and given based on State Employee Credit Union’s philosophy of “People Helping People,” the scholarship recognizes the recipient’s community involvement, leadership skills, character and integrity, as well as scholastic achievement. The scholarship is provided for tuition and university approved educational expenses over eight consecutive semesters.
Oklahoma City University president’s honor roll
Marena Dreiling of Mooresville was named to the Oklahoma City University president’s honor roll for the spring 2015 semester.
Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours during a semester and maintain a grade point average of 3.9 or higher to meet the president’s honor roll requirements.
Salisbury Academy Honor Roll
Salisbury Academy announces its all-A honor roll for fourth quarter:
Fifth grade – Alexandra Barr, Jordan Cline, Hayes Hartpence, Sydney Hlavacek, Morgan Jeter, Sadie Miller
Sixth grade – Wes Barringer, Tom Bristol, Madelynn Castor, Maggie Dees, Will Fowler, Zeb Harry, Ronni Lilly, Jude Lockhart, Quinn Lockhart, Emma Nianouris, Virginia Moye Robertson, Nikhil Roy, Emma Shelby, Phoebe Shields
Seventh grade – Roshen Amin, Dominic Capito, Walker Hartpence, Caitlin Hattaway, Jessica Jensen, Taron Lilly, Nicholas Peltz, Hank Robins, Patrick Smith
Eighth grade –Annabel Barr, Lila Harry, Katie Leckonby, Ellen Simons
Industrial Supply Solutions awards scholarship
Raven Corbett, daughter of Rocky Corbett of Industrial Supply Solutions, Inc. of Salisbury, was awarded the NIBA Belting Association Memorial Scholarship Award for the fourth year in a row.
Corbett was a student at University of Wilmington majoring in biology and chemistry, and she will begin dental school in the fall.
Her father has been with the company for more than 14 years. During that time, he has worked in integrated supply management, inside sales, and purchasing.
Industrial Supply Solutions, Inc. is a wholesale distributor with operations covering the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas.
State University of New York New Paltz dean’s list
The State University of New York at New Paltz has released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2014-15 academic year.
Kelsey Payne, a communication studies major and resident of Kannapolis, was named to the dean’s list.
Dean’s List designation is reserved for students who excel academically and earn at least a 3.3 grade-point average in a semester with a full-time course load.
Wake Forest University dean’s list
The following Wake Forest University students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester. Students who achieve a 3.4 grade point average and no grade below a C were named to the list.
Granite Quarry – Dale Davis
Kannapolis – Caleb Rash
Mooresville – Zachary Mack, MaryAlice Stephens
Salisbury – Miles Cloninger, Hunter Denham
Woodleaf – Caitlin Suire
Roy and Lula Goodman scholarships
Twenty college students received Roy and Lula Goodman Scholarships June 7 at First United Methodist Church. The scholarship was endowed by Goodmans in memory of their son Larry.
Receiving scholarships for the first time are: Savannah Cox, wife of Parker Cox, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Jacob Daye, son of Jeff and Robin Daye, North Carolina State University; Matthew Langford, son of Glenn and Patty Langford, Appalachian State University; Taylor McCrimmon, daughter of Elizabeth McCrimmon and John McCrimmon, University of North Carolina at Greensboro;
Kaleb Robinson, son of Jimmy and Allison Robinson, Appalachian State University; Mary Seifert, daughter of Brent and Jennifer Seifert, College of Charleston; Callie Slife, daughter of Bob and Betty Slife, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College; Parker Williams, daughter of Gregg and Lauren Williams, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Elle Wimmer, daughter of Mark and Amy Wimmer, University of Virginia.
Renewing scholarships are: Brianna Brinkley, daughter of William and Trish Brinkley, Savannah College of Art and Design; Patrick Daye, son of Jeff and Robin Daye, Appalachian State University; Elizabeth Hudson, daughter of John Hudson and Toni Hudson, Western Carolina University; Connor Johnson, son of Craig and Lynne Johnson, Catawba College; Benton Kribbs, son of Jack and Kerry Kribbs, Clemson University; Andrew Langford, son of Glenn and Patty Langford, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College; Austin Lyle, grandson of Jerry and Evelyn Dymond, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Sarah Seifert, daughter of Brent and Jennifer Seifert, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Katelyn Storey, daughter of Andy and Diana Storey, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Haley Watts, daughter of Rob and Jean Watts, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Alex Wimmer, son of Mark and Amy Wimmer, University of Virginia.
Georgia Tech faculty honors
The following Salisbury students earned the distinction of faculty honors for spring 2015 at the Georgia Institute of Technology: William Overcash and Joshua Price.
This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.
Boston University graduates
Boston University awarded academic degrees to 6,100 students in May 2015. Steven M. Burges earned a master’s degree in history of art and architecture and Tara L. Tucker earned a master’s degree in criminal justice.
University of North Carolina Charlotte dean’s list
Lee College of Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte announced that Brad Oden, 2012 graduate from East Rowan, made the dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester.
School of Communication Arts graduate
Katoncia Lynnette Holder received her bachelor of arts degree in film production on June 19 at The School of Communication Arts in Raleigh. A graduate of West Rowan High School, she is the daughter of Alicia and Gerald Holder and the granddaughter of L.Z. and Elvia Davis.
North Carolina State University dean’s list
The following students were named to North Carolina State University’s dean’s list.
Kody Michael Peterson, Matthew John Pavelko, Joseph Armando Marquez, Ashlynn Dawn Perry, Christopher Ryan Holmes, Adam James Burke, Clayton Samuel Price, Jessica Chenille Lazenby, Robert Casey Raymond, Robert A Beaver, Mackenzie Fisher Welch, Esteban M Velazquez, Samuel Lowry Lewis, Jade Raquel Lomax, Whitney Taylor Brown, Alexander Monroe Yost, Katherine Harris Hanson, Lauren Elizabeth Franks, Cathryn N Lippard, Joshua Nicholas Martin, Kristy Lyn Rounds, Seth B Brown, Jeet Bhupendra Patel, Anna-Leigh B Shuping, Jesse Michael Redmond, Elizabeth Kendall Weaver, Olivia Marie Horning, Austin Ryan Snider, David Alexander Pryor, Peter Joseph Wright, Abigail Spencer Lane, Maria Christine Weber, April Dawn Lamb, Elizabeth Julianne Simmons, Samantha Jo Majors, Kyle Andrew Wolfe, Olivia G Richard, Michael D Ogden, Bailey A Stolsworth, Alan Benjamin Lebowitz, Aaron Moran Cheshire, Kathryn Ann Merrill, Mackenzie Grace Catanese, Britney Nicole Callahan, Nicholas Lee Barlowe, Dallas Levi Goodnight, Michael Scott Dunn, Jace Franklin Weddington, Dorie Lynn Sapp
Presbyterian College provost’s list
Nearly 350 Presbyterian College students earned provost’s list honors for the spring semester of the 2014-15 academic year. The provost’s list seeks to honor those students who achieved at least a 3.30 grade point average. The students are: sophomore political science major Maddison Ann Clark of Mooresville and freshman Elizabeth Ann Fowler.
Davidson County Community College graduates
Davidson County Community College awarded 643 associate degrees, 228 diplomas and 1,513 certificates during the 2015 commencement exercises. Many graduates earned more than one credential.
Area students who graduated include:
Cleveland – Echo Burgdofer
East Spencer – Tesha Hillian
Granite Quarry – Barry McCall
Gold Hill – Sarah Henry, Kristen Honeycutt
Rockwell – Allison Allman
Salisbury: Hasnija Begic, Tara Fowler, Angela Hampton, Annette Leach, Leah Murdock, Juna Nicolas, Scott Wilkins
Spencer – Jimmy Ramseur
Woodleaf – Keisha Starnes
Salem Lutheran awards 2015 scholarships
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church awarded three scholarships to local students on Graduate Recognition Sunday, June 7, during the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services.
The following students were recognized as recipients of the Hubert and Allie Shulenburger Scholarship:
Katy Wolfe, a 2015 graduate of Salisbury High School, will attend the University of South Carolina at Columbia and has been accepted into the pre-pharmacy program. She is the daughter of Kris and Kris Wolfe.
Chase Webb, a 2015 graduate of West Rowan High School, will attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he plans to major in environmental science with a minor in music. He is the son of Mark and Stacy Webb.
Recipients of the Shulenburger Scholarship must have been members of Salem for at least two years and awards may be made based on merit and need.
The following student was recognized as the recipient of the J.E. Briggs Memorial Music Scholarship. Recipients of the Briggs Scholarship must be enrolled in a degree program in music and awards may be made based on merit and need.
Matthew Langford, a 2015 graduate of West Rowan High School, will attend Appalachian State University, where he will be a member of the Appalachian Community of Education Scholars and will major in music education at the Hayes School of Music. He is the son of Glenn and Patty Langford and is a member of First United Methodist Church, Salisbury.
The Rev. Marty Ramey is the interim pastor of Salem Lutheran Church, which is located at 5080 Sherrills Ford Road, Salisbury.
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