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Georgia Southwestern State University announces academic achievers, graduates

AMERICUS — The following local residents made the Fall 2014 Dean’s List at Georgia Southwestern State University and were among 468 students recognized for scholastic achievement.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Arthur Bailey of Americus, Lauren Baublitz of Americus, Steven Biggs of Leslie, Madison Brown of Americus, Erika Castillo of De Soto, Hannah Conger of Americus, Emily Crenshaw of Americus, Alvin Crumpton of Americus, Shawness Dunn of Americus, Earl Dupree of Americus,

Mitchell Easom of Americus, Brittney Ellis of Ellaville, James Griffith of Americus, Konic Halton of Americus, Mitchell Holloway of Plains, Ashleigh Johnson of Americus, Joseph Kinard of Americus, Michael Kurtz of Americus, Thomas Law of Ellaville, Jared Lewis of Americus, Richard Loper of Americus,

Heather Martin of Americus, Laci Martin of Ellaville, Savannah McCullough of Americus, Ashley Moore of Americus, Sophia Morris of Americus, Kristin Murrah of Ellaville, Randall Nelson of Americus, Jennifer Novak of Americus, Hannah Odom of Leesburg, April Owen of Americus, Joni Owens of Americus,

Sara Parker of Americus, Amber Raybon of Americus, Andi Reid of Americus, Megan Renfroe of Americus, Nicole Rivera of Americus, Robert Rush of Americus, Sally Russell of Americus, Kenneth Sartwell of Ellaville, Kristi Sheridan of Smithville, Catheren Shirah of Americus,

Lauren Shivers of Plains, Matthew Smith of Plains, Paul Smith of Americus, Esther Sprott of Ellaville, Sundai Tanner of Ellaville, Colton Taunton of Americus, Molly Taunton of Americus, Hope Teasley of Americus, Mary Thornburgh of Americus, Jenelle Tookes of Montezuma, Carrie Turner of Weston,

Amy Usry of Ellaville, Melissa Waters of Ellaville, Tamara Waters of Smithville, Savanna Watson of Americus, Madison Whittaker of Americus, Tristian Wiggins of Ellaville, Aaron Williams of Americus, Patricia Williams of Ellaville.

AMERICUS — The following local residents made the Fall 2014 Academic Achievement List at Georgia Southwestern State University and were among 468 students recognized for scholastic achievement.

To be eligible for the Academic Achievement List, a student must previously earn at least 12 credit hours at GSW, be enrolled in 3 to 11 hours of courses, and earn a 3.5 or higher GPA.

Brianna Bell of Americus, Kia Blackmon of Americus, Hannah Bray of Oglethorpe, Mary Burmeister of Americus, Terrisaki Bush of Plains, Amanda Chapman of Ellaville, Sarah DeLoach of Americus, Celise Drawdy of Smithville, Derrick Easom of Americus, Matthew Gladney of Andersonville,

Lonnika Golphin of Americus, Kristen Green of Americus, Gwendolyn Harris of Americus, Parker Hobbs of Americus, James Jacobson of Montezuma, Lindsay Kirk of Americus, Slitra Layman of Ellaville, Ashley Lindsey of Americus, Latondia Mann of Americus, Sallie Minick of Ellaville,

Tracy Moore of Smithville, Douglas Powell of Leslie, Chana Price of Ellaville, Wanda Price of Ellaville, Yesenia Reyes of Americus, Daina Rosario of Americus, Tracy Russell of Americus, Victoria Smith of Americus, Kierra Sparks of Montezuma, James Tubbs of Smithville, Lauren Waldal of Smithville, Mary Wise of Plains.

AMERICUS — The following local residents made the Fall 2014 President’s List at Georgia Southwestern State University and were among 468 students recognized for scholastic achievement.

To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must earn a semester GPA of 4.0 and take a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Emily Abell of Leslie, Courtney Alford of Americus, Cassie Barry of Americus, Tyler Brown of Americus, Shelby Dozier of Ellaville, Elizabeth Foxworth of Americus, Tanyette Hill of Americus, Ethan King of Americus, Michael Landreth of Americus, Sven Magirius of Americus,

Emma McBrearty of Montezuma, Archina McRae of Americus, Joshua Minich of Americus, Chandler Patterson of Montezuma, Karen Price of Americus, Caitlin Segroves of Americus, Amanda Shiflett of Americus, Laura Slocumb of Americus, Brandi St John of Leslie, Jasmin Taylor of Oglethorpe,

Elizabeth Waldron of Americus, Lily Welch of Ellaville, John Wilson of Americus, Stephanie Wright of Americus, Neil Yoder of Montezuma.

AMERICUS — The following area residents were among 338 students who graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the Fall 2014 Commencement Ceremony held Dec. 13 in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center.

The commencement speaker was Hank Huckaby, Chancellor of the University System of Georgia.

Courtney Alford of Americus, bachelor of science in education in early childhood education cum laude; Ryan Barnes of Ellaville, bachelor of business administration in management; Henry Bell of Americus, bachelor of business administration in accounting; Katie Cason of Americus, master of arts in education in early childhood education; Jametta Clark of Oglethorpe, bachelor of science in psychology; Casey Cox of Americus, bachelor of business administration in accounting; Amanda Crenshaw of Americus, bachelor of science in psychology; Brittany Daniel of Americus, bachelor of business administration in management; Valentin Demande of Americus, bachelor of business administration in management; Jennifer Dillard of Plains, bachelor of business administration in management;

Amanda Dodson of Americus, bachelor of business administration in accounting; Jucole Draughn of Americus, bachelor of science in sociology; Jeremy Ellenberg of Oglethorpe, bachelor of arts in dramatic arts; Lisa Espino of Americus, bachelor of science in education in exercise science/wellness; Mengdi Fan of Americus, master’s degree in business administration; Paul Farr of Americus, master of arts in English and critical literacy; Renfang Gao of Americus, master’s degree in business administration; Tiffany Gilbert of Americus, master of arts in education in early childhood education; Nathan Gilchrist of Americus, bachelor of science in biology; Matthew Gladney of Andersonville, bachelor of arts in psychology;

Lonnika Golphin of Americus, bachelor of science in Nursing; Richard Green of Americus, bachelor of science in nursing; Joshua Gurley of Americus, bachelor of science in education in exercise science/wellness; Konic Halton of Americus, bachelor of science in education in exercise science/wellness; LeVada Harris of Americus, bachelor of business administration in management; Parker Hobbs of Americus, bachelor of science in nursing; Adrian Hollomon of Ellaville, bachelor of arts in English/professional writing; Daniel Holt of Americus, bachelor of arts in dramatic arts; Le Hsun Hsieh of Americus, bachelor of business administration in management; Ashleigh Johnson of Americus, bachelor of business administration in marketing;

Cameisha Jordan of Americus, bachelor of business administration in marketing; Nouhoum Keita of Americus, master of science in computer science; James Lamb of Americus, bachelor of science in computer science; Alex Lashley of Americus, master’s degree in business administration; Becky Lightner of Ellaville, master’s degree in business administration; Sven Magirius of Americus, bachelor of science in sociology; Latondia Mann of Americus, bachelor of business administration in management; Milton McGhee of Marshallville, bachelor of business administration in human resource management; Sachin Mehta of Americus, master of science in computer science; Jordan Miller of Americus, bachelor of science in education in exercise science/wellness;

Mercedes Miller of Americus, bachelor of science in psychology; Lucas Money of Plains, bachelor of science in psychology cum laude; Tracy Moore of Smithville, bachelor of science in nursing; Hannah Odom of Leesburg, bachelor of science in education in middle grades education; Makiko Oshiro of Americus, bachelor of business administration in management; Sara Parker of Americus, bachelor of science in education in exercise science/wellness; Sandip Patel of Americus, master of science in computer science; Chandler Patterson of Montezuma, bachelor of science in education in exercise science/wellness; Chana Price of Ellaville, bachelor of business administration in accounting cum laude; Wanda Price of Ellaville, bachelor of business administration in accounting magna cum laude;

Karen Price of Americus, bachelor of science in education in early childhood education magna cum laude; Jessica Recker of Plains, bachelor of arts in English; Yesenia Reyes of Americus, bachelor of business administration in management; Nicole Rivera of Americus, bachelor of science in nursing; Kyla Rogers of Montezuma, master of arts in education in early childhood education; Tracy Russell of Americus, bachelor of science in nursing; Ishan Saverdekar of Americus, master of science in computer science; Matthew Self of Leslie, bachelor of science in education in exercise science/wellness; Zhongyi Shao of Americus, master’s degree in business administration; Matthew Smith of Plains, bachelor of science in education in exercise science/wellness; Sha’Neka Smith of Americus, bachelor of science in education in exercise science/wellness cum laude

Brandi St. John of Leslie, bachelor of science in nursing; Christopher Stokes of Americus, bachelor of science in political science; Sundai Tanner of Ellaville, bachelor of arts in English with professional certification; Yuan Tao of Americus, master’s degree in business administration; Jeniene Thomas of Americus, bachelor of science in psychology Mary Thornburgh of Americus, bachelor of science in sociology; Maribel Villegas of Americus, master of arts in English and critical literacy; Lauren Waldal of Smithville, bachelor of science in education in special education; Elizabeth Waldron of Americus, bachelor of science in education in early childhood education; Callie Welch of Ellaville, bachelor of business administration in management;

Rebecca Whitley of Americus, bachelor of business administration in marketing magna cum laude; John Wilder of Ellaville, master’s degree in business administration; Rhonda Wilkerson of Americus, bachelor of science in nursing; Patricia Williams of Ellaville, bachelor of science in education in early childhood education; Reyanna Williams of Americus, bachelor of science in information technology; April Yearby of Americus, bachelor of business administration in accounting.