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Education

  • Emory University graduate: fall 2011

    Kellye Sliger of Rockwood was awarded a master’s degree in public health during fall commencement at Emory University.

    Emory is in Atlanta and boasts Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive health care system.

     
     

  • East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy dean's list: fall 2011

    William C. Carothers of Kingston and Julie A. Colbert and Rebekah L. Loden, both of Rockwood, are among students earning dean’s list achievement at East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy for fall session.

    Students who qualified for the dean’s list were enrolled in no fewer than 12 credit hours and achieved a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, with no grade lower than a B-minus.

    ETSU is in Johnson City.
     

  • Carson-Newman College dean's list: fall 2011

    Jessica Laws of Harriman and Bethany Parker of Rockwood earned placement on the dean’s list at Carson-Newman College for fall semester.

    Students earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 or more credit hours are awarded the distinction of dean’s list honors and feted at a reception sponsored by the Academic Affairs Office and Alpha Chi Honor Society.

    Carson-Newman is in Jefferson City.

     

  • Bethel University graduate: fall 2011

    Guy Ronald Kaminski of Kingston was awarded a bachelor’s degree during its fall commencement exercises at Bethel University.

    Kaminski graduated from the university’s College of Professional Studies.

    Headquartered in McKenzie, Tenn., Bethel University is affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

     

  • Argosy University graduate: fall 2011

    Summershea Lynn Shadden of Rockwood recently graduated from Argosy University with a doctorate of education.

    Shadden’s major was educational leadership, a K-12 education emphasis.

    She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen Shadden of Rockwood.

    Shadden has been employed with the Cumberland County school system for eight years. She presently teaches sixth-grade language arts at North Cumberland Elementary.

    Argosy University is in Nashville.

  • Students all abuzz in Math Bees

    Kingston Elementary School grade winners in recent Math Bee competitions are, front row from left, first-grader Katherine Bacon, kindergartner Kailey Lane, second-grader Tony Rossi-Denton; and back row, third-grader Brady Luttrell, fifth-grader Nathan Shope and fourth-grder Zeb Webb.

    Each grade level had its own bee, and students from each classroom were represented in the timed competition.

  • Concerts, art show slated at RSCC

    It’s all about the arts this month at Roane State Community College, where the Roane County campus is in the midst of an art show and is making plans for special concerts to mark the college’s 40th anniversary.

    The annual Student Art Show exhibits are in the O’Brien Art Gallery through April 26.  

    An open reception and awards ceremony will begin at noon April 26 in the art gallery.

    Nearly $3,000 in prizes and scholarships were awarded last year.

  • Students explore careers during an ‘awesome’ day

    “The career fair is awesome,” said one high school student about the recent Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s High School Career Day.

    Almost 500 juniors from the five Roane County high schools spent their morning exploring wide range of careers, educational opportunities and what it takes to get a good job in today’s job market.

    In its fourth year, the 2012 Career Day had almost 60 organizations participating with more hands-on activities for the students than ever before.

  • RMS reception to honor retirement of former principal

    Rockwood Middle School will have a reception next week honoring the retirement of longtime school principal Bill Thompson.

    The reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. April 19 in the Rockwood Middle School library at 434 W. Rockwood St.

    Thompson, who spent more than half a century in education, retired last summer after serving as Rockwood Middle School principal for 39 years.

    A former coach, Thompson was honored in 2009 when the school’s gymnasium was named for him.

  • RCHS students earn Jazz Band seats

    Four Roane County High Students recently won special recognition as top jazz musicians who performed during the All-State East Tennessee Jazz Clinic in Walker Valley High School in Bradley County.

    Terrence Long, Holly Aslinger, Roger McKinney and Andrew Layne, band students of Roane County High School Band Director Zack Williamson, competed with other jazz student performers from across East Tennessee to gain seats in one of three twenty-member jazz bands.