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POSTED: April 5, 2010 5:30 a.m.
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Brian Jones, left, a Practical Nursing student at North Georgia Technical College from Cornelia, has been named as the college's winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.

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Caleb Millwood of Oakwood was recently chosen as the fall 2009 honoree for Gainesville State College’s President’s Art Award.

A graduate of Johnson High School, he is an art marketing major. He created his still life artwork in his painting class at Gainesville State College during the fall 2009 semester. His winning piece will hang in the President’s Conference Room for the following term.

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The following students were named to the dean’s list at Shorter College in Lawrenceville. To be eligible for this honor, students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours and earn at least a 3.5 GPA.Amanda Albertson, Alan Bennett, Stephen Cannon, Sha’Doris Godwin, Jared Williams and Dominique Woods of Gainesville; Samuel Gresham and Hailey Yagle of Flowery Branch; and Jennifer Austin, Hanna Bettis, Spenser Bettis, Christian Bigliani, Courtney Estes, Anna Mertz, Whitney Richert, Ryan Sanders, Rae Wagoner, Victoria Watson and Amanda Whigham of Cumming.

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Susan Holman of Gainesville has recently graduated from Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y.

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The following students were named to the merit list at Oxford College in Oxford. To receive this honor, students must earn a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the previous semester.Lindsey Niblac, daughter of George Sumter Niblack and Cherie Renee Niblack, and Jennifer Song, daughter of Kenneth S. Song and Diane M. Song, all of Buford; and Grace Cummings, daughter of Newsom Christopher Cummings and Carol Grant Cummings of Clermont.

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The following students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 term at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. To be eligible for this honor, a student must have at least a 3.5 GPA and carry a minimum of 12 hours.Alexandria Nichols, Amy Ruiz, Dustin Carter, Jeanell Brown, Jordan Vaughan, Violet Martin, Michelle Gram, Nicholas Brackett, Stephen Clack and Tyler Zari of Buford; Amber Green, Bradley Reid, Brooke Brennan and Jamie Deal of Cumming; Andrew Rendall of Helen; Brandon Canup of Oakwood; Breezy Bray, Elizabeth Simonton, Kacie Whigham and Miriam Dubose of Jefferson; Brett Newcome, Cody Miller, Jonathan Lieberman, Lauren Hinkley, Patti Brown, Phoung Nguyen, Tammie Mathis and Zachary Hoffman of Gainesville; Brett Szczepanski and Robert Sipsy of Blairsville; Caitlin Kramer and Emily Poe of Braselton; Brittany Bennett of Hoschton; Corey O’Quinn of Flowery Branch; Danielle Doering of Dahlonega; John Pace and Kortni Simmons of Commerce; and Samuel McCormack of Dahlonega.

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Spenser Gruenenfelder of Gainesville has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. To be eligible for this honor, students must complete a course load of at least 12 credits and rank within the upper 10 percent of their class.

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McKenzie Jackson of Flowery Branch has been named to the dean’s list at Presbyterian College in Clinton. To be eligible for this honor, a student must have at least a 3.5 GPA.

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Brian Jones, a Practical Nursing student at North Georgia Technical College from Cornelia, has been named as the college’s winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.

Jones was chosen by a panel of local leaders over three other nominees for the award. The runners-up were culinary arts student Mariah Holbrooks of Cornelia, practical nursing student Lori Lesher of Cleveland and commercial photography student Kimberly Combs of Marietta.

The program honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students.



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