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Education

  • Tennessee Wesleyan College honors: spring 2013

    Five Tennessee Wesleyan College students from Roane County were among those earning academic achievements during spring semester.

    Lindsay Arndts, Janelle Johnson and Rebecca Kadau, all of Ten Mile, and Megan Harrison of Kingston were named to the college’s honors list.

    To be eligible for the honors 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 Technological University graduates: Spring 2013

    Twenty-five Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County received degrees during spring commencement.

    They include:

    Harriman — Cameron Chase Bruse, Courtney Lerie Wicks-Pelfrey, Hailey D. Bryant, Jennifer Lynn Best, Kelly A. Smith and Patricia Alexandria Stricklan.

    Kingston — Chelsey Brooke Shipwash, Craig Alan Bernstorf, Jessica Knox, Joseph Tyler Stephenson, Kaley Delane Maguire, Mollie A. Swallows, Sarah Elizabeth Hall and Tia Marie Repscher.

  • Meet this year's RSCC honorees from Roane County

    Michelle Edwards of Rockwood is the recipient of the prestigious President's Award at Roane State Community College.

    The award is the highest student honor given by the college.

    Also nominated for the honor were Daniel Miget and Corey Reed, both of Kingston.

    Ten Mile's Aaron Fielding is the recipient of the college's Outstanding Freshman Award.

  • Samford University graduates: Spring 2013

    Steven Cody Wattenbarger of Ten Mile recently graduated from Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

    Samford University is in Birmingham, Ala.

  • Lincoln Memorial University white coat ceremony: spring 2013

    Suzanne Alice Alley of Kingston recently received her white coat at the physician assistant program class of 2014 white-coat ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate.

    Alley is a second-year physician assistant student at LMU.

    The white-coat ceremony is a standard ritual in physician assistant programs, allopathic and osteopathic medical schools across the country. It is a public demonstration of a student’s commitment to patient care and professionalism.

  • Carson-Newman to offer its first doctoral degree

    Carson-Newman University this fall will offer its first doctoral degree and a new graduate degree option for those in the field of education.

    The new Doctor in Educational Leadership degree and the Educational Specialist degree build upon Carson-Newman’s Master of Arts in teaching and Master of Education degrees.

    “Carson-Newman is proud to be a doctoral degree-granting institution,” said Kina Mallard, executive vice president and provost of the Jefferson City-based university.

  • Kingston students do well in math contest

    One hundred seventy-seven students from Kingston Elementary School, led by Esther Lancaster, math coach, recently competed in Noetic Learning Math Contest.

    Noetic Learning Math Contest is an elementary math problem-solving contest held twice a year. A total of 19,831 students representing 990 teams across the country participated.

    Winners of their teams were:

    Second grade — James Vermillion and Cara Randolph.

    Third grade — Caleb Tejeda.

  • Union College enrollment: Fall 2013

    Wesley Flatt of Oliver Springs has been accepted to attend Union College this fall.

    Union is in Barbourville, Ky.

  • Regents OK fee hike for state’s colleges and universities

    The Tennessee Board of Regents last week approved maintenance fee/tuition recommendations at its universities and community colleges across the state.

    Students enrolled in 15 credit hours at Roane State Community College and the other 18 community colleges in the system will pay 3 percent more on maintenance fees in 2013-14.

    “While we regret any increase in cost to students, we are grateful to be able to limit the extent of the increases this
    year thanks to addition-
    al state funding,” said TBR Chancellor John Morgan.

  • Tech center to be TCAT on July 1

    The days are numbered for referring to Tennessee Technology Center of Harriman by that name.

    Effective July 1, the Harriman center and the 26 others in the Tennessee Board of Regents system will officially become Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.

    “These various new programs reflect strong partnerships between our colleges and universities and the workforce needs of their surrounding communities,” said TBR Chancellor John Morgan during the board’s meeting last week.