COOKEVILLE — Jeremi Alexander Smith, a Tennessee Tech University student from Riceville, has been selected for a three-month cooperative education assignment with Roper Corp. in LaFayette, Ga.
During an assignment that began in January, Smith will use his technical and analytical engineering skills to modulate control systems and to manipulate complex circuitry for optimum performance.
“The co-op program is an excellent way for students to gain the type of experience that will give them an edge in the job market,” said Don Foster, TTU’s associate director of Career Services. “In addition to helping students grow and improve their capabilities, co-ops also provide income that can be used to help to pay for college studies.”
TTU co-op students earn between $10.50 and $22 an hour and major in business, engineering, arts and sciences, and education. The university’s co-op program began in 1959 and has seen record student participation in recent semesters. Tennessee Tech’s co-op office works with more than 100 employers across the Southeast, from business and industry to government agencies, to match students’ interest with available positions.
Smith, the son of Coker and Cynthia Smith, is a 2005 graduate of Walker Valley High School. He is a junior electrical engineering major concentrating on power systems and telecommunications at TTU. He belongs to Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity.
Cleveland student graduates from Lipscomb University
NASHVILLE — Cleveland student Chad Fromm was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from Lipscomb University at the conclusion of the fall semester 2011.
From, a Walker Valley High School graduate from Cleveland, studied Communication and has completed all the credits necessary to graduate cum laude, said university President L. Randolph Lowry.
Lipscomb University delivers a complete liberal arts education characterized by an integration of Christian faith and practice with academic excellence, preparing each student spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically for life and eternity. Lipscomb’s innovative curriculum and graduation requirements challenge students academically, spiritually and in their role as global community citizens.
In fall 2011, Lipscomb announced the establishment of the College of Professional Studies and the School of Computing and Informatics.
Students at Lipscomb University can earn a bachelor’s degree in 138 fields of undergraduate study, several pre-professional programs and an accelerated adult degree program for those who wish to complete their undergraduate degrees in the evening. Lipscomb also offers 20 graduate degrees and five graduate certificate programs in 36 fields of study, including doctorate degrees in pharmacy, education and ministry.
Local student graduates from Drury University
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Matthew Thomas Layne of Cleveland graduated from Drury University in its winter graduation with a bachelor of business administration.
The ceremony was held in the O’Reilly Family Event Center, where 345 undergraduates joined 48 graduate students at the ceremony
President of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Brian Fogle, was the graduation speaker. Fogle, who was named the 2010 Springfieldian by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, received the honorary degree doctor of humane letters at the ceremony.
“I challenge you today to live deliberately,” Fogle told the graduates. “Success comes not from how many friends you’ve accumulated on Facebook, but how you respond to their hopes, their dreams and their pain. Life, real life, comes not from the digital persona or an avatar, but from the joy of deep connections. Like Thoreau, live a life knowing that you lived, truly lived. Go forth today and love, live and hug often.”
Drury is an independent university, church related, grounded in the liberal arts tradition and committed to personalized education in a community of scholars who value the arts of teaching and learning. Education at Drury seeks to cultivate spiritual sensibilities and imaginative faculties as well as ethical insight and critical thought; to foster the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge; and to liberate people to participate responsibly in and contribute to a global community.
Freed-Hardeman University honors local students
Henderson, TN — A local student has been recognized by Freed-Hardeman University for academic achievement during the 2011 fall semester.
Natalie Carson and Brian Egerton, both of Cleveland have been named to the Dean’s List.
Carson is a senior majoring in arts and humanities. Egerton is a senior majoring in Bible. Inclusion on the Dean’s List requires maintaining a GPA of 3.40 for the semester and full-time status.
Freed-Hardeman University’s accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist’s degrees was reaffirmed in December 2011.
The university is consistently listed as a top tier school by U.S. News & World Report.