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Posted 12/25/16

Bryson named to dean's list

at Berry College

ROME, Ga. — Megan Bryson of Cleveland was named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List at Berry College.

The Dean's List honors students who posted an …

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Bryson named to dean's list

at Berry College

ROME, Ga. — Megan Bryson of Cleveland was named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List at Berry College.

The Dean's List honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying a class load of at least 12 hours during the semester.

Berry College is recognized nationally for the quality and value of its educational experience. College leaders from across the country chose Berry as the nation's number one "Up-And-Coming" liberal arts college, according to recent U.S. News Best Colleges rankings. Located on a campus encompassing more than 27,000 acres near Rome, Ga., Berry challenges its student body, consisting of more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, to embrace a firsthand education that unites strong academic programs with opportunities for meaningful work experience, spiritual and moral growth, and significant service to others.

Smith earns master’s from the University of Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Charles Smith of Cleveland was among some 2,270 students at University of Alabama who were awarded degrees during winter commencement Dec. 1.

Smith received a master's degree.

With this graduating class, U of A will have awarded more than 257,000 degrees since its founding in 1831 as the state's first public university.

The University of Alabama, the state's oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.

Swartout receives degree from Brenau University

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Megan Rosalie Swartout of Cleveland graduated from Brenau University during commencement ceremonies Dec. 17.

Swartout attended the North Atlanta campus, where she earned a master of science in occupational therapy degree.

Founded in 1878, Brenau University is a private, not-for-profit nationally prominent comprehensive institution of higher education that enrolls students in graduate and undergraduate studies on campuses and online. Gainesville, Georgia-based Brenau includes the residential Women's College, which represents the academic and philosophical underpinnings of the liberal arts university. Brenau also provides coeducational opportunities through the doctoral level, including on-ground programs in Gainesville and other Georgia locales: Augusta, Kings Bay, Norcross and Fairburn, as well as Jacksonville, Fla. Brenau University offers doctorates in nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy, a terminal M.F.A. in interior design, specialist in education, master's, bachelor's and associate's degrees as well as professional certifications.

Benson becomes graduate of Tusculum College

GREENEVILLE — Patrick A. Benson of Cleveland was one of 274 students who recently achieved an educational goal by earning a degree at Tusculum College.

Benson earned a bachelor of arts degree in sports science with a minor in coaching during the winter commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Tusculum College.

Tusculum College, the first college in Tennessee and the 28th oldest in the nation, is a liberal arts institution committed to providing a liberal arts education in a Judeo-Christian and civic arts environment with pathways for career preparation, personal development and civic engagement. Approximately 1,800 students are enrolled on the main campus in Greeneville and two off-site locations in East Tennessee.

McKinney, Taylor receive ETSU presidential scholarships

JOHNSON CITY — Amanda McKinney and Sarah Taylor, both of Cleveland, were among the most recent recipients of Presidential Academic Performance Scholarships at East Tennessee State University.

McKinney plans to study mathematics at ETSU after her graduation from Bradley Central High School. She is the daughter of Robin and Jan McKinney of Cleveland.

Taylor, daughter of Jason and Louisa Taylor of Cleveland, is a senior at Bradley Central High School and vice president of the Tennessee Association of Student Councils.

Academic Performance Scholarships are divided into four levels, depending on high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Those at the Presidential level must attain a GPA of at least 3.9 with an ACT of 30 or better or a minimum SAT score of 1,320.

Collins accepted to Tennessee Wesleyan University

ATHENS — Kealey Collins of Cleveland was among the most recent students accepted to Tennessee Wesleyan University.

Kealey, a current student at Bradley Central High School, has been accepted for the upcoming academic year.

Home of the Bulldogs, Tennessee Wesleyan is a private, comprehensive institution grounded in the liberal arts and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Located in Athens, TWU offers an array of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a well-known nursing program.


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