College Briefs 2-17
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Cleveland student named to Berkeley College dean’s list

Lydia Garrett of Cleveland has been named to the dean’s list at Berkeley College for the fall 2012. Garrett is pursuing her career through Berkeley College Online.

“Berkeley College is proud to recognize Lydia for her outstanding academic achievement,” said Dr. Dario A. Cortes, Berkeley College president. “Students who reflect this level of dedication to their studies become our future leaders.”

Berkeley College students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or better with a minimum of 12 academic credits qualify for the dean’s list.

A leader in business education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,700 students — including more than 800 international students — in its baccalaureate and associate degree programs. The college has three New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and White Plains. And in New Jersey there are four locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is

McDonald student makes Roane State Comm. College dean’s list

Leila Pursell of McDonald was named the dean’s list at Roane State Community College for the fall 2012 semester.

To be eligible, a student must attain at least a 3.5 GPA while attempting 12 or more semester hours of college-level courses.

Roane State is a two-year college providing transfer curricula, career-preparation programs and continuing education. Founded in 1971, the college has campuses in Crossville, Harriman, Huntsville, Jamestown, Knoxville, LaFollette, Lenoir City, Oak Ridge and Wartburg.

For more information, visit or call 1-866-GO2-RSCC (1-866-462-7722).

Local resident qualifies for Belmont Univ. dean’s list

NASHVILLE — Chas Covington of Cleveland, son of Charlie and Kim Covington of Cleveland, qualified for the winter 2012 dean’s list at Belmont University.

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

Covington is majoring in commercial music with a performance emphasis on electric bass. He is a member of the university’s select ensemble, “Company,” which will be touring to Chicago during spring break.

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 & World Report, Belmont university consists of approximately 6,650 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.