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Education

  • Wilson tops at tech center

    Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman has selected Mary Elaine Wilson as its 2010 Outstanding Student of the Year.

    Wilson competed against nine other students at the technology center for the title. She will compete this month against students from the seven other technology centers in East Tennessee in hopes of becoming one of three Eastern Regional finalists.  

  • Black history forum slated

    Black military veterans will share their World War II experiences during a Black History Month forum presented by Roane State Community College’s Social Science, Business and Education Division.

    The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the City Room at the college’s Oak Ridge campus.

    Speakers will include Leon Holley, who served in the Pacific Theater in the Marine Corps.

    Holley worked in a supply company and was stationed on various islands such as Hawaii and Saipan.

  • Book sale to benefit OR campus library

    Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus will have its 11th annual Love Your Library used book sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 23.

    Paperback books will be on sale for $1, and hardback books will cost $2.

    Other items include audio tapes ($1), video tapes ($1), CDs ($5), magazines (50 cents) and pamphlets (10 cents).

    Checks should be written to the Roane State Foundation.

    Proceeds support the campus’s Coffey Library. Items will be on sale in the atrium in front of the library.

  • Motlow State Community College dean's list

    Kimberly Carrington Hall of Roane County was cited by Motlow State Community College for academic excellence during fall semester.

    Hall qualified for the school’s honor roll.

    Students on the honor roll are enrolled full time and have a semester grade-point average of 3.49-3.0 on their collegiate-level work.

    Motlow State is in Lynchburg.
     

  • Coastal Carolina University dean's list

    John T. McCormick of Kingston was named to the dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University for fall semester.

    Full-time freshmen with at least a 3.25 grade-point average and upperclassmen earning a GPA of 3.5 are named to the dean’s list.

    Coastal Carolina University is a liberal arts university in Conway, S.C.
     

  • Harriman Lions perform student vision screenings

    Roane County Schools has a partnership with the Harriman Lions Club for the benefit of young students.

    More than 200 public school pre-K and kindergarten students who returned permission slips received free vision photoscreening as a service from Lions Club members.  

    The screening process is done with a special camera that enables specialists from the Eye Center at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital to see possible future eye problems.

    The screening process has an 85- to 90-percent accuracy rate.

  • Austin Peay State University graduates

    Courtney Harris recently graduated from Austin Peay State University.

    She graduated during fall commencement exercises with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

    She is the daughter of Jeff and Sylvia Harris. Her father, a Harriman native, is a former Harriman High School student and basketball player.

    Harris’ grandmother is Julia Harris of Harriman.

    Austin Peay is in Clarksville.
     

  • Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville honor roll

    Nate Eller and Robert Rees are among the 155 Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville students named to the A honor roll for fall term.

    Eller, of Kingston, is enrolled in the industrial electricity program. Rees is studying computers. He is from Rockwood.

    Transcripts reflect scores in classroom, shop, and work ethics.

  • Radford University dean's list

    Sarah Caroline Oliver of Kingston has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Radford University in Virginia

    Oliver is a freshman 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.
     

  • Pellissippi State Technical Community College dean's list

    A number of Pellissippi State Technical Community College students from Roane County earned dean’s list placement during fall semester.

    Students from Roane County earning the academic honor include:

    Kingston — Lindsey Meagan Cagley, Jon-Gavin Maxwell Harris, Rachelle Quigley, Tessie Elaine Rockwell and Douglas Ricardo Silvera.

    Oliver Springs — Seth Giles and Vincent Paul Jones.