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Posted: January 17, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Local Students honored at colleges for Fall Semester

News from Georgia Southwestern State University

Area Residents Make Academic Achievement List

The following local residents made the Fall 2016 Academic Achievement List at Georgia Southwestern State University and were among 559 students recognized for scholastic achievement.

Tonya Fuller, of Covington

Justin Norris, of Social Circle

Daryl Pilgrim, of Oxford

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.

Local Student makes Fall 2016 President's List

Erin Steele, a resident of Covington, made the Fall 2016 President's List at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 559 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.

Georgia Southwestern State University, located in Americus, Ga., is a public, four-year unit of the University System of Georgia with nearly 3,000 students. Georgia Southwestern offers outstanding professional programs of study as well as degrees in the arts, humanities, sciences and graduate programs in business, computer science, education, English, and nursing. Founded in 1906, Georgia Southwestern is recognized as one of the best value small colleges in the nation. Visit www.gsw.edu for more information.

Area Residents Make Dean's List at Georgia Southwestern State University

The following local residents made the Fall 2016 Dean's List at Georgia Southwestern State University and were among 559 students recognized for scholastic achievement.

Kendra Crossley, of Covington

Merical Oakes, of Covington

Morgan Pirtle, of Covington

Emili Russ, of Oxford

Sharell Thorpe, of Covington

Andrea Wilson, of Covington

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.

Georgia Southwestern State University, located in Americus, Ga., is a public, four-year unit of the University System of Georgia with nearly 3,000 students. Georgia Southwestern offers outstanding professional programs of study as well as degrees in the arts, humanities, sciences and graduate programs in business, computer science, education, English, and nursing. Founded in 1906, Georgia Southwestern is recognized as one of the best value small colleges in the nation. Visit www.gsw.edu for more information.

News from Valdosta State University

Valdosta State University is proud to announce its Fall 2016 Dean's List. Students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional grade point average of 3.00 or higher are recognized by being placed on the Dean's List. Developmental studies, transients, and graduate students are not eligible for Dean's List status.

More than 1,600 students earned a spot on VSU's Fall 2016 Dean's List, including the following:

La'jazmyne D Bethea, of Oxford

Maridith Pennington Grimsley, of Social Circle

Clayton Quintrell Hammonds, of Covington

Malkom Xzavier Hayes, of Covington

Audrey Kelly, of Covington

Jodi Morgan Morgan, of Covington

Destiny Lynn Ralston, of Covington

Kevin Ryan Singh, of Covington

Craig Deshong Thomas, of Covington

Joanne Aleise Wardell, of Oxford

Dylan Kyle Weathersby, of Covington

Valdosta State University is a comprehensive university characterized by outstanding instruction, a wide range of student life opportunities, and a close connection to the community. Established in 1906, the institution's mission is to prepare students to meet global opportunities and challenges through excellence in teaching and learning; to expand the boundaries of current knowledge and explore the practical applications of that knowledge through excellence in scholarship and creative endeavors; and to promote the economic, cultural, and educational progress of the community and region through excellence in service outreach.

Valdosta State University seeks to accomplish this mission in a dynamic, student-centered learning environment marked by a respect for diverse abilities, backgrounds, and contributions by all members of the university community.

News from University of North Georgia

President's Lists for fall 2016 include local students

University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs recognizes more than 1,300 students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average during the fall 2016 semester.

Students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in bachelor's degree programs who achieved a 4.0 grade point average were named to the President's Honor Roll. Students enrolled in associate degree programs who met the same level of achievement were named to the President's List.

Josh Rowe, of Covington, President's Honor Roll

Joy Harris, of Social Circle, President's Honor Roll

Marilee Massey, of Covington, President's Honor Roll

Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia comprises five campuses united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia. With more than 18,000 students, the University of North Georgia is the state's sixth-largest public university. The university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate degrees to professional doctoral programs.

Dean's Lists for fall 2016 includes local students

The deans of each of UNG's five colleges - the College of Arts & Letters, the College of Education, the College of Health Sciences & Professions, the Mike Cottrell College of Business, and the College of Science & Mathematics - announced the names of those students who made their respective lists for fall 2016.

Dean's List recognition is achieved by having a 3.5 grade point average, carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester and having no grade lower than B.

Ashton Stewart, of Covington

Harrison Baize, of Covington

Haley Brickell, of Covington

Heather Wilson, of Covington

Brittany Johnson, of Covington

Maryruth Davis. of Covington

Kaitlyn Griggs, of Covington

Rachel Bodin, of Covington

Morgan Beshears, of Covington

Ashley Kessler, of Covington

Lynne Edwards, of Covington

Daniel Thompson, of Covington

Michael Dubin, of Mansfield

Carley Cain, of Newborn

Margaret Davis, of Social Circle

Katie O'neal, of Social Circle

Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia comprises five campuses united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia. With more than 18,000 students, the University of North Georgia is the state's sixth-largest public university. The university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate degrees to professional doctoral programs.

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