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Education

  • ETSU graduates

    A number of students from Roane County are among the estimated 1,500 East Tennessee State University students who received degrees during spring commencement ceremonies.

    They include:

    Harriman — Brandon M. Dishman, bachelor’s degree.

    Kingston — Emily P. Barding, Traci A. Patton and Shelley M. Vancleve, master’s degrees; and Jeremy B. Woody, bachelor’s degree.

    Oliver Springs — Lindsey N. King, bachelor’s degree.

  • MTSU graduates

    Seven Middle Tennessee State University students from Roane County received their degrees during spring commencement ceremony.

    They include:

    Harriman — Lauren N. Jolley.

    Kingston — Natalie G. Cordell and Aaron S. Leslie.

    Oak Ridge — Ashley M. Pelfrey, Jeremy M. Vaughan, Sydney L. Warneke and Leah E. Wehrly.

    MTSU is in Murfreesboro.
     

  • UT-Chattanooga graduates

    William Andrews and Arielle Lankford, both of Roane County, were awarded bachelor’s degrees during fall commencement at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

    Andrews’ degree is in anthropology, and Lankford holds a degree in biology.

    More than 500 students were in the graduating class.

  • Openings in July 5 CNA class

    Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville has openings available in its next certified nurse assistant class.

    The class, from July 5-Aug. 18, will meet from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

    The 120-hour course includes classroom and clinical training in basic nursing skills, patient personal care and hygiene, communication and interpersonal interaction, ethical and legal responsibilities, infection control methods, safety measures, rehabilitation and restorative care, and patient mental health needs.

  • Tennessee Scholars: Chamber cites 123 graduating Roane seniors

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Roane County Schools, recognized 123 graduating seniors as Tennessee Scholars during a breakfast ceremony last month.

    The number of Tennessee Scholars for 2011 was nearly 50 percent more than last year.

    “This increase is a clear sign that the Tennessee Scholars program is having a very positive influence on the county’s students’ academic goals and accomplishments,” said Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for The Roane Alliance.

  • Lottery scholarships now available in summer

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law earlier this week to allow students to use the Hope Scholarship for summer courses.

    “The Hope scholarships retain the best and brightest students in the state, and working to ensure we have a highly-trained and educated workforce is the most important step we can take to attracting high quality jobs to Tennessee,” Haslam said.

  • Kingston student named valedictorian at Sewanee

    Blake Alexander Caldwell of Kingston was valedictorian of the University of the South’s graduating class of 2011.

    He presented the valedictory address during commencement exercises last month.  

    Caldwell graduated summa cum laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.

    He is the son of Betty and Baxter D. Caldwell.

  • Johnson in scholars program

    Tad M. Johnson of Rockwood will be among the nation’s high-achiev-ing elementary school students taking part in the National Young Scholars Program.

    Son of Lori Johnson and Stephen Johnson of Rockwood, he is a rising Ridge View Elementary School fourth-grader who completed third-grade studies in Tara Boles’ class.

    Tad will take part in the medical strand of the program at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., in July.

  • Field Trips

    Out-of-state and overnight field trips approved by the Roane County Board of Education in May:

    June 5-7
    — Rockwood Middle School boys basketball team approved to attend basketball camp at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.

    June 19-25 — Two members of Roane County High School’s Skills-USA will compete at the National Leadership Conference in Kansas City,  Mo.

  • East Tennessee State University dean's list

    Katrina Y. Kaldenbach and Jeremy B. Woody, both of Kingston, are among the East Tennessee State University students who earned 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.