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Emory University

The following local students received a degree from Emory University in Atlanta at its 166th commencement ceremony on May 9, 2011.

Kacey Littleton of Sylvester, daughter of Christopher Zane Littleton of Sylvester, and Latrelle Harden of Leesburg, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing of Emory University.

Stephanie Mattox of Albany received a Master of Science in Nursing from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing of Emory University.

Christen Carlon of Albany, daughter of Dr. Daniel Joseph Carlon and Dr. Becky Bays Carlon, received a Bachelor of Science from Emory College of Emory University.

Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate experience, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities.


Savannah College of Art and Design

Cecilia Katherine Smith received a Professional Master of Architecture degree from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).

SCAD is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees to prepare talented students for professional careers.


Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,378 students for excellence in academics on the 2011 Spring Semester Dean’s List. The following students from the area were named to the list.

Albany: Isabel Fowler, Thomas Egberts, Kristen Sheard, Benjamin Donnan, Brooklyn Haggerty, Danielle Mulkey, Sarah Dixon, Matthew Woodall and Victoria Meadows.

Leesburg: April Bailey, Hugh Nall, Jason Burnette, John Dunlap, Melissa Miller and Melissa Jones.

Sylvester: Logan Youngblood and Sarah Hembree.

Georgia Southern, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 115 degree programs serving nearly 20,000 students.


Georgia Tech

The following students made the Dean’s List for spring 2011 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Albany: Edwin Shoemaker, Michael Plishka, Andrew Peterson, Kelly Stiegel and Rebecca Riles.

Leesburg: Elizabeth Walston and Shelby Janes.

Undergraduate students earning a 3.00 or higher academic average for the semester gain the distinction of being named to the Dean’s List at Georgia Tech, one of the nation’s leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students.


Agnes Scott College

Andrea Harris of Leesburg has been awarded The Agnes Solution by Agnes Scott College for the 2011-2012 academic year. Harris is the daughter of Doris Harris and Sam Harris.

The Agnes Solution award is combined with the Agnes Advantage award to total $63,000 over four years. Agnes Scott, located in metro Atlanta, is a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college for women and is known for its dynamic and challenging intellectual community.

Birmingham-Southern College

Birmingham-Southern has named Andrew Clack of Albany to its Dean’s List for the 2011 Spring Term.

To be considered for the Dean’s List, a student must have been enrolled full-time, received a letter grade for each of the courses in which he or was enrolled, and earned at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. BSC is a four-year, private liberal arts college founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church.


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