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Education

  • Tennessee Technological University dean's list: spring 2012

    A number of Tennessee Technological University students from Roane County were named to the school’s dean’s list for spring semester.

    They are:

    Harriman
    — Ashley Michelle Jones, Bo Christopher Murphy, Cameron Chase Bruse, Chase Allan Ray, Daniel J. Sexton, Emilee Grace Gettys, Grace Danielle Plemens, Grace Ryan Claudy, Hailey D. Bryant, Jacob Neil Jones, Jennifer Lynn Best, Jessica Lehrice Hunter, Joshua Thomas Riggs, Kevin Frederick Ramsey, Mark Alan Burdette, Rachael Leigh Knox and Sarah Beth Davis.

  • East Tennessee State University graduates: spring 2012

    Three East Tennessee State University students from Harriman were awarded degrees during the Johnson City-based university’s commencement ceremonies for spring semester.

    Receiving bachelor’s degrees were Christopher K. Adams and Patrick L. Dreyer.

    Christina J. Briggs was awarded a master’s degree.

    The university awarded 1,704 degrees during the two ceremonies.
     

  • Appalachian School of Law dean's list: spring 2012

    Nicholas H. Armes of Harriman was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Appalachian School of Law.

    To qualify, students must be full time students and rank in the top 25 percent of their class for courses taken during the semester.

    Appalachian School of Law is in Grundy, Va.
     

  • RoaneAchieves scholarship mentors sought

    RoaneAchieves — part of the tnAchieves scholarship program  — is looking for more mentors to guide Roane County high-school seniors into their first year of college next year.

    The program gives students the opportunity to obtain a $3,000 scholarship. Mentors encourage and guide the students to enter Roane State Community College or eight other qualifying community colleges in the state.

  • Human year’s top adviser

    Kevin Human, diesel-powered equipment technology instructor at Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman, has been honored as the 2012 SkillsUSA adviser of the year.

    He received the honor during the recent SkillsUSA Tennessee competition.

    This award is presented to postsecondary educators involved in technical, skilled and service occupations and who have achieved prominence at local, state and national levels with SkillsUSA.

  • Clower receives Maryville accolades

    Miranda Clower, a Maryville College junior from Kingston, was presented the Outstanding Spanish Minor Award during the college’s annual Academic Awards Ceremony on the campus of the liberal arts college.

    The Outstanding Spanish Minor Award is presented annually to the student who is minoring in Spanish and shows the best academic performance judged by classroom performance, overall scholarship, study abroad experience and grade-point average.

    Clower, who is majoring in religion at the college, is a 2009 Roane County High School graduate.

  • Rotary goes international at Roane State

    International students attending Roane State Community College visit the Museum of Appalachia with Adolph King, Roane State international education director, and members of the Rotary Clubs of Harriman, Kingston and Rockwood.

    The three Rotary Clubs sponsored this trip as a service project as part of their continuing efforts to build international goodwill and understanding.

    The students toured the exhibits, heard a presentation and had lunch.

  • Radford University dean's list: spring 2011

    Sarah Caroline Oliver of Kingston has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Radford University.

    Oliver is a junior dance major.

    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have taken 15 or more credit hours and have a grade point average of 3.4 or above with no grade below a C.

    Radford University is in Radford, Va.

  • East Tennessee State University dean's list: spring 2012

    Ryan C. Orick, April E. Parkison, Holly M. Parkison, Erika B. Smith and Hunter D. Smith, all of Kingston, are among the East Tennessee State University students earning placement on the dean’s list for spring semester.

    To earn placement on the dean’s list, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate course work with a grade-point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.

  • Tennessee State University graduates & dean's list: spring 2012

    Jamie Pierce of Harriman is among the graduates at Tennessee State University during spring commencement.

    Pierce received a bachelor’s degree in arts and sciences.

    Pierce was also on the school’s dean’s list for the semester.

    Students named to the dean’s list have achieved a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in 12 or more semester hours taken for a letter grade.

    With more than 9,000 students, Tennessee State University is Nashville’s only public university.