Kudos - week of Feb. 5, 2015
Esther Daniels of Louisburg, Karl Davis of Youngsville and Shawna Vasilko of Wake Forest have been awarded scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the N.C. Community College System. The scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.
The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, fees, supplies, transportation and childcare related to attending classes during the 2014-15 academic year, and industry-recognized credential testing expenses that address skill gaps upon course completion. Eligible students must demonstrate financial need and reside in rural counties that are tobacco-dependent and/or economically distressed. Scholarships for both occupational and curriculum students are available during the fall, spring and summer semesters.
•Amanda Dixon of Raleigh, a member of the class of 2015 at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, has earned honor roll status for the recently ended fall term 2014. Honor roll status at Washington and Lee represents a term grade-average of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale.
•Amber Epting, a sophomore political science major at Hartwick College in New York, was named to the dean’s list for fall 2014. She is the daughter of Chandra and Roby Epting of Wake Forest.
•Mark Raymond Beyrer of Raleigh made the fall 2014 dean’s list at the University of North Georgia for achieving a 3.5 grade point average, carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester and having no grade lower than B.
•Anna Marie Blackwelder and Sarah Marie Roy of Wake Forest have been named to the president’s list at Barton College for maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
•Chrystal Richardson of Castalia; Kimberly Brooke Allen and Kristy Clodfelter Bakke of Louisburg and Cayleigh Joslyn, Blake Anthony Spangenberg and Kevin Anthony Toth of Wake Forest have been named to the dean’s list at Barton College for achieving a grade point average of 3.3 or better on a 4.0-point scale.
•Ivan Paul Dingle of Raleigh was identified for outstanding academic achievement and earning dean’s list recognition for the fall 2014 semester.
•Jeff Patrick Amato, of Wake Forest, has been awarded a Master of Arts degree from Miami University in Ohio.
•Michelle Marie Amato, of Wake Forest, has been awarded a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Miami University in Ohio.
•Danielle Mateo, of Youngsville, has been awarded a Master of Arts in Teaching from Miami University in Ohio.
•Norman Cade of Rolesville, Cody Huber of Franklinton and Kristin Kunz of Wake Forest have all been named to the dean’s list at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia for earning a GPA of at least 3.25.
•Ellis Kieffer of Wake Forest has earned a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Kieffer was among approximately 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech’s 248th commencement exercises.
•Christopher Adamson of Raleigh has earned highest honors for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year at the University of New Hampshire. Students named to the dean’s list have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance. Highest honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.85 or better out of a possible 4.0.
•Cheyenne Peterson, sophomore public relations major from Franklinton, was named to the Culver-Stockton College honor roll for work done during the fall 2014 semester. Honor roll students have earned between a 3.2 and 3.49 and were enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours, with no grade lower than a C.
•Cassidy Alysse Limer, of Youngsville, has been named to the dean’s list at James Madison University for the spring 2014 semester. Students who earn dean’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899. Limer is a freshman.
•Lucien Batawi, a freshman from Raleigh, and Joseph Milici, a sophmore from Wake Forest, have been named to the president’s list at Bentley University in Massachusetts for having a grade point average of 3.7 or higher with no course grade below 3.0.
•Jacob Taylor Freeman of Wake Forest was recognized on the dean’s list at Norwich University in Vermont.
•Karen Dianne Sultan of Rolesville has been named to the dean’s list at Baylor University in Texas. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.
•Jack Preston Huber of Wake Forest has been named to the dean’s list at UNC-Asheville. The dean’s list consists of full-time students who have achieved between 3.5 and 3.99 grade point average.
•Tori Anderson, a senior, Troy Anderson, a sophomore, and Ashley Huskey, a freshman, all of Raleigh, were named to the dean’s list at Bob Jones University in South Carolina. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a 3-3.74 GPA.
•Marissa Begin and Davis Kornegay of Raleigh and Genevieve Servoss of Youngsville have been named to the dean’s list at Belmont University in Tennessee. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a GPA of 3.5 with no grade below a C.
•Austin Victor Balser of Wake Forest has graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering Dec. 18, 2014.
•Charidy Scott of Franklinton; Susan Collins, Tonya Sneed and Martina Usher, of Louisburg and Lisa Thomsen of Youngsville have completed the one-year practical nursing program at Vance-Granville Community College. They were recognized in a pinning ceremony Dec. 16.
•Diane Procel of Rolesville has graduated from Arizona State University at the Spring 2014 commencement ceremony.
More than 12,000 ASU undergraduate and graduate students had their degrees conferred at the May commencement ceremonies. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan served as the official speaker for the undergraduate ceremony in Sun Devil Stadium.
Mark Adkins of Wake Forest, NC is a member of the Marching Royal Dukes of James Madison University that marched in the 2014-15 New Year’s Day Parade in Rome, which concluded with a performance at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican following the Pope’s New Year’s Blessing.
Adkins, a junior majoring in Media Arts & Design, plays in the marching band’s trombone section.
The JMU band was the only college band in
this year’s parade. Band members performed the theme from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves in the parade and music from their season for the St. Peter’s Square performance.
A total of 227 members of the marching band, accompanied by the band staff, band alumni and family and friends, made the trip at the invitation of the festival staff organizing the New Year’s Day event. While in Italy, the group also visited Tuscany, Siena and Florence, where JMU has a study abroad program.