NASHVILLE — Chas Covington and Carrie Morris, both of Cleveland, qualified for the 2012 dean’s list at Belmont University. Covington, son of Charlie and Kim Covington of Cleveland, is majoring in commercial music with a performance emphasis on electric bass. Morris, daughter of Priscilla and Chip Morris, was a 2010 honor graduate of Cleveland High School. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality 3.5 grade-point average with no grade below a C.
Ranked no. 7 in the Regional Universities South category and named for the fourth consecutive year as one of the top “up-and-comer” universities by U.S. News and World Report, Belmont university consists of approximately 6,400 students from every state and from 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian Community of learning and service.
Carson-Newman announces spring semester dean’s list
JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman recently announced recipients of dean’s list awards for the spring 2012 semester, which included the following local students:
Mary Peters of Benton; Callie Booher of Charleston; Jennifer Bowman of Cleveland; Michael Lugo of Cleveland and Jeremy Roberts of McDonald.
Students earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 or more credit hours are awarded the distinction of dean’s list honors and feted at a reception sponsored by the Academic Affairs Office and Alpha Chi Honor Society.
Carson-Newman, a Christian university, has been recognized as a leading liberal arts institution by U.S. News, Forbes.com and The Princeton Review. In March, the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service announced that C-N earned the Presidential Award (for General Community Service) in the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Carson-Newman’s community service footprint totaled 275,000 service hours in the 2010-2011 academic year. Newsweek has likewise cited C-N as the country’s leader in community service and second among “Most Service Oriented” schools. For more information, visit www.cn.edu.
Hillary Goodman graduates from Southern Adventist University
Collegedale — Hillary Goodman graduated from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale in May with a bachelor of social work degree.
At Southern, Goodman was a member of the Phi Alpha Honor Society. She is the wife of Jeffery Goodman and mother to Rose, Anthony, Kevin, Patty, Tanner, Leland, and Xavier. Hillary is a resident of Old Fort, and is the daughter of Al and Paula Pierce, also of Old Fort. Home to more than 3,200 students, SAU is a graduate and undergraduate coeducational accredited university located near Chattanooga. Hillary was part of a graduating class of 364 students. The academic program consists of 50 graduate degrees, 214 baccalaureate degrees, and 100 associate degrees.
Kelli Noble graduates from Southern Adventist University
Collegedale — Kelli Noble of Cleveland graduated from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale in May with a master of science in nursing (family nurse practitioner). At Southern, Noble was a member of Sigma Theta Tau. She is the daughter of Don and Sandra Gregg, of McDonald. Home to more than 3,200 students, Southern Adventist University is a graduate and undergraduate coeducational accredited university located near Chattanooga. Kelli was part of a graduating class of 364 students. The academic program consists of 50 graduate degrees, 214 baccalaureate degrees, and 100 associate degrees.
Sarah Roberts achieves MSOE dean’s list award distinction
MILWAUKEE, WI — Sarah Roberts, a bachelor of science in electrical engineering major from Old Fort, was named to the Milwaukee School of Engineering Dean’s List for the 2012 spring quarter.
Undergraduate students who have earned at least 30 credits and have a cumulative 3.2 GPA of or higher (out of 4.0) are on the dean’s list. Students who have maintained a 3.70 or higher receive “high honors.”
MSOE is an independent, nonprofit university with 2,500 students. MSOE offers 18 bachelor’s degrees and nine master’s degrees in the engineering, engineering technology, building and infrastructure engineering, health-related engineering, computer, business and nursing fields. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; extremely high placement rates; and the highest starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.
Rebekah Kirby graduates from Mercer University
ATLANTA— Rebekah Kirby of Cleveland, earned a master of medical science from the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences of Mercer University during the spring commencement ceremony on the University’s Atlanta Campus.
The ceremony included more than 6,000 attendees, and more than 900 participants from the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, Tift College of Education and College of Continuing and Professional Studies.
In all, the university held five ceremonies in the spring in Savannah, Macon and Atlanta and conferred more than 1,700 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,300 students in 11 schools and colleges on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at four regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with four teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus — and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. Visit www.mercer.edu.
Bethel University awards degrees
MCKENZIE — During its spring 2012 commencement exercises on May 5, Bethel University awarded the following degrees:
Graduating from the College of Professional Studies with a bachelor of science was Tony Russell Clanton of Cleveland.
Graduating from the College of Graduate Studies with a master of business administration was Roger Dale Gillespie of Cleveland.
Bethel University has Tennessee satellite campuses in Memphis, Jackson, Clarksville, Nashville and Chattanooga and is affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. It offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees both face-to-face and online. To learn more about Bethel University visit www.bethelu.edu.