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Education

  • Midway STUDENTS help vets in need

    Members of Midway High School FFA, Future Farmers of America Club, partnered with their agriscience class and high school football team for a community service project to help East Tennessee veterans during the holidays and the winter season.

    They put together 500 snack bags and 55 care sets that included a sweatshirt, sweatpants, winter socks, hats and gloves.

    The project stemmed from an agriscience lesson related to leadership and identified various community service opportunities through the FFA.

  • STUDENTS Building Boulder-Throwing Robot

     

  • New initiative designed to help adults finish degree

    “Tennessee Reconnect + Complete,” a Drive to 55 initiative focused on encouraging Tennessee adults with some college credit to return to college and complete their degree, was rolled out this week by Gov. Bill Haslam.

    According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, about 940,000 Tennessee adults have enrolled in a postsecondary institution in the state and achieved some college credit but left before obtaining a degree or credential.

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga dean's list: Spring 2015

    Eleven students from Roane County are on the dean’s list for spring semester at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

    They include Jordan Burdette, Kaitlyn Byrd, Leigha Carter, Shawn Childress, Tyler Goldberg, Kiley Gunter, Spencer Klein, Kristen Kyker, Cree Moore, Mary Palko and Robyn Par-ten.

    Students who make a 3.2 or higher semester grade-point average are awarded the honor.

  • University of the Cumberlands graduates: Spring 2015

    Troy Stickler of Rockwood recently graduated from University of the Cumberlands.

    Stickler, who participated in spring commencement, was awarded a bachelor’s degree in fitness and sport management.

    University of the Cumberlands is in Williamsburg, Ky.

  • Tusculum College graduates: Spring 2015

    Wendy A. Cox and Charlene B. Rizzo are among 272 students who were awarded degrees during Tusculum College’s spring commencement.

    Cox, of Kingston, earned a Master of Arts degree in education, with a concentration in curriculum and instruction and an emphasis in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

    Rizzo, of Oliver Springs, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies, elementary K-6, education.

    Tusculum College is in Greeneville.

  • Tennessee Wesleyan College honors: Spring 2015

    Katelyn Harvey of Oliver Springs earned placement on Tennessee Wesleyan College’s honors list during spring semester.

    To be eligible for the honor’s list, a student must be registered for 12 or more hours and attain a grade-point average of at least 3.70 with no grade below B.

    Tennessee Wesleyan College is in Athens.

  • Lincoln Memorial University graduates: Spring 2015

    Seven Lincoln Memorial University students from Roane County were among the 496 graduates who received their degrees last month.

    The graduates and their degrees are:

    Harriman — Kathryn Booher, Bachelor of Arts in English; James Bowling, Bachelor of Science in environmental science; Wendy Henderson and Cathy Abston, both of whom earned a Master of Science in nursing (family nurse practitioner).

    Kingston — Robert Simpson, Doctor of Jurisprudence.

  • East Tennessee State University dean's list: Spring 2015

    Nineteen East Tennessee State University students from Roane County have earned placement on the dean’s list for spring semester.

    They are:

    Harriman — Allie T. Copeland, Crysten F. Dulling, Lindsey M. Higgins, Casandra B. Johnson, Caitlyn N. Swymer and Robert W. Taylor.

    Kingston — Danielle V. Casaus, Kovay E. Hatfield, Allie G. Scherf, Claire A. Simmons, Erika B. Smith and Shawn M. Van Horn.

    Oliver Springs — Victoria S. Cox, Amber M. Eskridge and Robert J. Gardner.

  • Cottey College graduates: Spring 2015

    Reanna L. Henderson of Rockwood recently graduated from Cottey College.

    Henderson, daughter of Rhonda Henderson of Rockwood, earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

    She was also on the dean’s list for her scholastic performance during spring semester.

    Students on the dean’s list must earn a grade-point average between 3.5 and 3.74 on a 4.0 scale, with a minimum of 12 credit hours completed.

    Cottey College, owned by the PEO Sisterhood, is in Nevada, Mo.