CHARLESTON - Mary Patton of Sumter graduated from The Citadel during The Citadel Graduate College's commencement ceremony on May 5. Patton received an Educational Specialist in School Psychology degree.
Approximately 500 members of …
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Approximately 500 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets accepted diplomas during The Citadel's commencement ceremony on May 5.
The following local students were among the graduating class:
Drew Edwards of Summerton received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; John Shaddrick of Sumter received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice; Miles Cox of Sumter received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Devin Singleton of Shaw Air Force Base received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting; Cameron Joyner of Sumter received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; William Kinney of Sumter received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Charles Walker of Manning received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; and Greyson Haynes of Sumter received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.
Tierra Price of Bishopville was one of 13 Citadel cadets initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, on May 3.
Omicron Delta Kappa was founded on Dec. 3, 1914, on the campus of Washington and Lee University. The society was founded by a group of 15 students and faculty who thought that leadership at the collegiate level should be recognized and encouraged across all phases of campus life. This general principle - that scholarship alone couldn't predict success, and that other intrinsic qualities had value too - became known as the Omicron Delta Kappa idea.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE
SPARTANBURG - Alyssa Lennard of Sumter was one of 65 students inducted into the Mu Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
BOILING SPRINGS, North Carolina - Charles Dallery of Sumter earned a place on the spring 2018 Dean's List. The Dean's List is composed of undergraduate college students with a grade-point average of 4.0 if enrolled for 12-14 hours and 3.7 if enrolled for 15 or more hours with no grade lower than a C.
AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee - Austin Peay State University is proud to recognize Alexis Payne from Sumter as one of more than 2,100 students named to the Dean's List for academic achievement during the spring 2018 semester. To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn a semester GPA of 3.5 or greater. Austin Peay State University congratulates Jason Woodbury of Manning on being awarded the Presidential Scholarship for high-achieving freshmen for the summer or fall 2018 semester. Jason was also awarded the Provost's Out-of-State Scholarship for high-achieving freshmen for the summer or fall 2018 semester.
The Provost's Out-of-State Scholarships are for freshmen students who live greater than 250 miles from campus and have a 3.0+ GPA and 21+ ACT or 1060+ SAT.
NEWBERRY - Kinard Lisbon of Bishopville and six other Newberry players have been inducted into the prestigious Hampshire Honor Society by the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame, helping the organization set an all-time record with 1,251 players from a record-tying 302 colleges from across all divisions of the NCAA and NAIA.
The Newberry players selected for induction are Sam Hall, Will Holbrook, Kinard Lisbon, Dakota Mozingo, Josh Parker, Josh Spigner and Christian Tejada.
The group was responsible for several major academic awards during their playing careers. Hall became the first Newberry student-athlete in any sport to be named a First Team Academic All-American during multiple seasons and earned the inaugural South Atlantic Conference Elite 18 award in 2017. Mozingo was named SAC Scholar-Athlete in December. Spigner joined Hall on the Academic All-District team this year.
To be eligible for induction, student-athletes must have completed their final year of playing eligibility in 2017, achieved a 3.2 cumulative GPA and met all NCAA- or NAIA-mandated progress toward degree requirements. The following area students have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester at Newberry: Devin Blackwell of Manning; David Bridges of Sumter; Travis Christmas of Sumter; and Kinard Lisbon of Bishopville.
The Dean's List is an academic honor awarded to students who achieved a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences
EMORY, Virginia - Tyra Pugh of Manning graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences during the May 5 commencement exercises in the McGlothlin Center for the Arts on the campus of Emory & Henry College.
Ohio Christian University
CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio - The following local students graduated from Ohio Christian University: Brenda Kelly-Pressley of Bishopville with a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership & Ministry: Pastoral Ministry; and Jenna Martin of Dalzell with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Martin is a member of the Pinnacle Honor Society.
CLEMSON - The following local residents graduated from Clemson University in spring 2018 commencement ceremonies on May 10 and 11:
Joseph-Caine S. Player of Bishopville with a Bachelor of Arts in English; Sarah G. Jarecki of Dalzell with a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Mitchell R. Gardner III of Manning with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education; Bennett C. Harrelson of Rembert cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Plant and Environmental Sciences; Aaron Bradley Crandall of Summerton with a Bachelor of Arts in English; Kristina R. Poston of Summerton with a Master of Science in Historic Preservation; Leanne M. Amick of Sumter with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication; Ashleigh Watson Collins of Sumter with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Curtis-Lynne Edens of Sumter with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education; Jeremy Neil Edwards of Sumter with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management; Emma M. Frank of Sumter with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry; James A. Goodson IV of Sumter with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences; Harris E. Jordan of Sumter with a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Sciences; Allison Elizabeth Kay of Sumter with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Mary K. Killen of Sumter with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition; Ian Michael Lovice of Sumter with a Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering; Andrew Scott McDuffie of Sumter with a Master of Science in Athletic Leadership; Jane E. Segars of Sumter with a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Hannah E. Voisin of Sumter cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Language and International Health; John R. Byrd II of Turbeville with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Mechanization and Business; Hanna Blake Driggers of Turbeville with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology; and Caroline Elizabeth Weaver of Turbeville with a Master of Business Administration in Business Administration.
CLINTON - Presbyterian College is proud to recognize Ms. Julia Alena Law and Ms. Sierra Deloren Steele, both of Sumter, for making the Dean's List during the spring 2018 semester. The Dean's List is composed of students who have earned between a 3.3 and a 3.9 grade-point average.
University of Scranton
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - Local residents were among nearly 600 master's and doctoral degree recipients at its graduate commencement ceremony on May 26 in the Byron Recreation Complex. Graduates recognized at the ceremony include those who completed their degree requirements in August and December of 2017, as well as January and May of 2018.
Students earning master's and doctoral degrees include: Amanda J. Hunter of Dalzell earned a Master of Science with a major in Educational Administration; Shirlin R. Ragin of Sumter earned a Master of Science with a major in Educational Administration.
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