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  • Monday, March 3, 2014

Brittney Jamison of Mount Pleasant, S.C., a freshman nursing major at Widener University in Chester, Penn., was named to the Deanís List for the fall 2013 semester at Widener.

The Deanís List recognizes full-time students who earned a grade point average of 3.50 and above for the semester.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associateís, baccalaureate, masterís and doctoral degrees.

Wofford College announces fall Ď13 Deanís List

Dr. David S. Wood, provost of Wofford College, has announced the Deanís List students for the fall 2013 semester. Students from Charleston and Mount Pleasant include: Jordan Wayne Beaver, Brittany Alexandra Bryan, Walker Mackenzie Heffron, Edmund Fessenden Higgins , Graham Elliot Lenes, Andrew James Levin, Robert Harrison Levin, Grace Marie Longanecker, Anne Meredith McDermott, Jonathan Acree Rice, Carol Wagih Sadek, Tyler Jordan Slonecki, Amelia Gabrielle Stemke, Ashleigh Marie Van Metre, Shelby Hannah Winters

Wofford College, established in 1854, is an independent liberal arts college of 1,600 students in Spartanburg, S.C. Wofford ranks seventh nationally in the percentage of undergraduates receiving credit for study abroad. Home to one of the nationís 280 Phi Beta Kappa chapters, Woffordís historic 175-acre campus is recognized as a national arboretum. Wofford is affiliated with the United Methodist Church

UNC Asheville announces fall Ď13 Chancellorís/Deanís List

The following students from Mount Pleasant have been named to UNC Ashevilleís Fall 2013 Chancellorís List / Deanís List:

Allie Catherine Larkin

Samantha Lynae Rames

The Chancellorís List is made up of full-time students who have achieved a 4.0 grade point average. The Deanís List is made up of full-time students who have achieved between 3.5 and 3.99 grade point average.

Benjamin Detar named to Hartwick College Deanís List

Hartwick College sophomore Benjamin Detar, of Charleston, S.C., son of Dewey Detar and Suzanne Detar, has been named to the fall term Deanís List at Hartwick.

Inclusion on Hartwickís Dean List is an indication of excellent academic work, including the completion of a full course load with at least a 3.5 grade point average based on a 4.0 scale.

Detar is majoring in history.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, N.Y., in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwickís expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead.

Coastal Carolina University announces Presidentís List honors

Coastal Carolina University has announced that some 525 students have made the Presidentís Honor List for the fall semester 2013. To qualify for the Presidentís List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and must be enrolled full time.

The Presidentís List student from Mount Pleasant are:

Gerald Moore, Daina Noll, Samantha Papagoda, Alyssa Yesalavich

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The university offers 66 areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree and seven masterís degree programs in accountancy, business administration, education, marine and wetland studies, and writing. The University will offer its first Ph.D. program, in marine science, in fall 2014.

More than 9,400 students from across the country and the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 120 student clubs and organizations.

Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.

Mount Pleasant students earn Faculty Honors at Georgia Tech

The following students from Mount Pleasant earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for fall 2013 at the Georgia Institute of Technology: Melissa Fairey, Paul Kern

This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester.

Georgia Tech is one of the nationís leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Institute has many nationally recognized programs and is ranked in the nationís top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit www.gatech.edu.

Coastal Carolina University announces Deanís List

More than 1,900 students have made the fall 2013 Deanís List at Coastal Carolina University.

To qualify for the Deanís List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average. To qualify for the Presidentís List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average. All students must be enrolled full time.

Recipients from Mount Pleasant and Charleston include: Earl Bozarth, Joseph Brockway, Kearsten Duvernay, Ashley Johnson, Amber Joyner, Makenzy Landay, Madison Lane, Jacob Metivier, Breonna Pinckney

Wofford students study abroad during Interim 2014

Woffordís Interim is a time for exploration and experiential learning away from the rigors of traditional academic courses for students and faculty alike. Students may choose from a variety of on-campus courses, professional internships and research projects, study abroad opportunities or their own independent study project, approved and guided by a faculty advisor. More than 200 students chose to study abroad during Interim 2014. Area students that studied abroad included:

Martha Sampson, class of 2014, is from Mount Pleasant, S.C. Sampson studied abroad in Belize.

Grace Longanecker, class of 2014, is from Mount Pleasant, S.C. Longanecker studied abroad in Malta, Monaco, Andoraa, Vatican City and San Marino.

Local residents graduate from Clemson University

Local residents graduated from Clemson University Dec. 19, 2013.

They are:

Juan David Villamizar of Charleston, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications

Cody Ryan Cramer of Daniel Island, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management

John C. Fox of Daniel Island, who graduated with a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering

Matthew David Kelley of Daniel Island, who graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Jordan Nicole Kelly of Isle of Palms, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science

Ryan Philip Bailey of Mount Pleasant, who graduated with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Crawford Willis Bishop of Mount Pleasant, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management

Charlotte Hewitt Causey of Mount Pleasant, who graduated with a Master of Science in Historic Preservation

Brooks Lee Edwards of Mount Pleasant, who graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Samuel Murdock Fuller of Mount Pleasant, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Jessica Lee Grady of Mount Pleasant, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Brian Joseph Graham of Mount Pleasant, who graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Charles Griffith Haigh of Mount Pleasant, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Lawson Elizabeth Hardee of Mount Pleasant, who graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Science

Richard F. Hargrave of Mount Pleasant, who graduated with a Master of Business Administration in Business Administration

Ronald Reed Jacobs of Mount Pleasant, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Science

Charlotte Ann Jenkins of Mount Pleasant, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and Mathematical Sciences

Christopher Michael Marsh of Mount Pleasant, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Kyle Marie Novak of Mount Pleasant, who graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Sciences

Penn Saad of Mount Pleasant, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Samuel Mikell Seabrook of Mount Pleasant, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

Parker Lee Shields of Mount Pleasant, who graduated with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Beverly English Shuler of Mount Pleasant, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Science

Michael Owens Tyler of Mount Pleasant, who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering

Neal Carlsen Huey of Sullivans Island, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Walter Christopher Regnery of Sullivans Island, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management


They were among more than 1,100 students who received degrees from President James F. Barker, who presided over his final graduation ceremony before stepping down after 14 years at the helm of the university.

Ranked No. 21 among national public universities, Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science- and engineering-oriented research university that maintains a strong commitment to teaching and student success. Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit and a competitive drive to excel.

Stephen Pulley named to Georgia Southern Universityís fall 2013 Presidentís List


Georgia Southern University recently named 1,149 students as 2013 fall semester Presidentís List honorees. Stephen Pulley majoring in Exercise Science from Mount Pleasant, S.C. has earned a spot on the list for excellence in academics. To be eligible for the Presidentís List, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,000 students. Through eight colleges, the university offers bachelorís, masterís and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.

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