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Posted 1/1/17

Local students named to APSU Dean’s List

CLARKSVILLE — Three local students were recognized for being named two the Dean's List at Austin Peay State University during the Fall 2016 …

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Local students named to APSU Dean’s List

CLARKSVILLE — Three local students were recognized for being named two the Dean's List at Austin Peay State University during the Fall 2016 semester.

Samuel Bliss and Sara Straussberger, both of Cleveland, and Robert VanHook of Georgetown received the honor.

College officials say these three are “students who have shown a commitment to academic excellence.” 

Students must have a semester GPA of 3.5 or greater to be honored with placement on the APSU Dean’s List.

Heald receives degree from Union University

JACKSON — Ashley Lauren Heald of Cleveland was among the 297 students who graduated from Union University during commencement at West Jackson Baptist Church on Dec. 17.

Heald, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministry and missions, was a member of the university’s 192nd graduating class.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee delivered the commencement address at the morning service for undergraduate students, while Union Provost C. Ben Mitchell spoke at the afternoon service for graduate and adult studies students.

"You don't have to be a United States senator or a mayor or in any other elected position to give back to others," Corker said. "There's nothing in life from a secular standpoint that makes you feel more whole as a human being than to know that a portion of what you're doing is enhancing someone else's life."

Located in Jackson, Union University is a liberal arts-based university affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. Founded in 1823, Union is the oldest institution related to the Southern Baptist Convention.

Belmont University announces Fall 2016 Dean's List

NASHVILLE — Several area students earned spots on the Dean's List at Belmont University for the Fall 2016 semester.

The following students received the honor: William Shirer of Benton; Colby Brandt, Allison Hoffer, Heather Carpenter and Kelby DeJarnett, all of Cleveland; and Rebecca Meigs of Georgetown.

Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality GPA of 3.5, with no grade below a C.

Approximately 30 percent of Belmont's 7,700 students qualified for the Dean's List.

“This achievement for the fall semester indicates that these students have placed a high priority on their work at Belmont, and have invested time and energy in their studies,” said Belmont Provost Dr. Thomas Burns. “It is our strong belief that consistent application in this manner will reap great benefits, which will equip them for a lifetime of learning and growing."

Based in Nashville, Belmont has more than 7,700 students from every state and more than 25 countries. It offers more than 90 areas of undergraduate study, 19 master's programs and five doctoral degrees.


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