Valdosta State announces

spring 2018 graduates

VALDOSTA, — Valdosta State University has announced the members of its graduating class of spring 2018. This includes:

• Mary Fletcher of Jackson, who earned the Bachelor of Science in criminal justice;

• Leslie Knight of Jackson, who earned the Master of Education in early childhood education;

• Andrew Rogers of Jackson, who earned the Master of Education in middle grades education math and science; and

• Arkeriya Woods of Jackson, who earned the Master of Education in early childhood education.

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Georgia Southern announces

spring 2018 president’s list

STATESBORO, — Georgia Southern University recently recognized approximately 1,400 students for excellence in academics on the spring 2018 president’s list. To be eligible for the president’s list, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade-point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

Students named to the list for excellence in academics include:

• Ian Cowan of Jackson;

• Lauren Love of Jackson;

• MacKenzie Williams of Jackson;

• Elaine Wood of Jackson.

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Georgia Southern announces

spring 2018 dean’s list

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University recently recognized approximately 2,900 students for excellence in academics on the spring 2018 dean’s list. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

Students named to the list for excellence in academics include:

• Montana Carter of Jackson.

• Susanna Kimbell of Jackson.

• Sidney Pace of Jackson.

• Keith Russell of Jackson.

• Kaitlyn Vaughn of Jackson.

• Jon Wedemeier of Jackson.

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Valdosta State announces

spring 2018 dean’s list

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University has announced its spring 2018 dean’s list. Students who achieve a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional grade-point average of 3.0 or higher are recognized by being placed on the dean’s list.

Developmental studies, transients and graduate students are not eligible for dean’s list status.

The list includes the following:

• Cherish Ramirez of Jackson.

• Morgan Word of Jackson.

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Jackson resident earns

degree from WGU

SALT LAKE CITY — Lindsey Moncrief of Jackson has received her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Western Governors University. The online, nonprofit university held its 64th (Orlando, Fla.); 65th (Seattle, Wash.); and 66th (Las Vegas, Nev.) commencement ceremonies earlier this year to celebrate the recent graduation of more than 15,000 students from across the country.

WGU has recognized 8,938 undergraduate and 6,734 graduate degree recipients, who have completed their degrees since Jan. 1, 2018. Their areas of study include business, K-12 education, information technology and health professions, including nursing.

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Area residents graduate from Mercer

MACON/ATLANTA — Mercer University conferred bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees to nearly 2,200 students representing 12 schools and colleges at four ceremonies during May in Macon and Atlanta.

Those from Jackson were:

• Anny Fisher, who graduated the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics with Bachelor of Business Administration;

• Brittany Garland, who graduated the Tift College of Education with a Bachelor of Science in education;

• Geoffry Johnson, who graduated the College of Health Professions with Bachelor of Science;

• Christeen Lawson, who graduated the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics with a Bachelor of Business Administration;

• Erik Sylvain, who graduated the College of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Arts;

• Chiquita Taylor, who graduated the Penfield College, with a Bachelor of Science; and

• Patricia Woods, who graduated the Tift College of Education with a Bachelor of Science in education.

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University of Alabama announces

academic honors for spring 2018

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A total of 11,347 students enrolled during the 2018 spring semester at The University of Alabama were named to the dean’s list with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the president’s list with an academic record of 4.0.

The UA dean’s and president’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or undergraduate students who take less than a full course load.

Students named to these included Hayley Alexandria Tate of Jackson, who was on the president’s list.

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Kennesaw State announces class of 2018

KENNESAW — Kennesaw State University recently welcomed its newest class of graduates and Alex McCart of Jackson, who earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, was among the nearly 2,300 students honored during commencement ceremonies May 8-10.

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Kennesaw State announces

spring 2018 dean’s list

KENNESAW — Kennesaw State University congratulated the more than 5,600 students named to the spring 2018 dean’s list. Students enrolled in at least nine credit hours and with a grade-point average of at least 3.5 were named to the list. They included:

• Hudson Topping of Jackson.

• Danielle Basterash of Jackson.

• Alex McCart of Jackson.

• Phoebe Clark of Jackson.

• Evan Lewis of Jackson.

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Kennesaw State announces

spring 2018 president’s list

KENNESAW — Kennesaw State University recently named more than 3,100 students to the president’s list, in recognition of their academic excellence for the spring 2018 semester.

To achieve the honor of being on the president’s list, each Kennesaw State student must have satisfactorily completed at least nine semester hours with a term grade-point average of 4.0. Those on the list included:

• Austin Bell of Jackson.

• Alyssa Rivers of Jackson.

• Caleb Lewis of Jackson.

• Megan Mullikin of Jackson.

• Hannah Shuman of Jackson.

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Georgia State announces bachelor’s graduates

ATLANTA — More than 2,000 students earned bachelor’s degrees from Georgia State University in May 2018. Overall, more than 4,000 students earned degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels.

Bachelor’s degree graduates included Timothy Yasinski of Jackson.

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Georgia State announces master’s graduates

ATLANTA — More than 800 students earned master’s degrees from Georgia State University in May 2018. Across the university, more than 4,000 students earned degrees this spring at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels.

Master’s degree graduates included Chasen Griffin of Jackson.

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Georgia State announces associate’s degree graduates

ATLANTA — More than 800 students earned associate’s degrees from Georgia State University in May 2018. More than 4,000 students earned degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels.

Associate’s degree graduates included Tina Bennett of Jackson.

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