The following students graduated from Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics on the University's Atlanta campus: Chad Spencer Defoor of Gainesville earned the bachelor of business administration; Jamie Kitchel of Gainesville earned the master of business administration; Rhonda Dyer of Oakwood earned the master of business administration.
Young Harris College honored lifelong Gainesville resident Lillie Mae Green at a dedication ceremony on July 24, naming the first-floor common area of the college's newest residence hall, Enotah Hall, the "Green Family Lobby." Green, widow of the late Frank Green, founded Green's Grocery Store with her husband in Gainesville, where they both worked for many years.
The Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau honored area leaders for their work in the hospitality industry over the past year. The Annual Shining Star Awards are presented each summer during the CVB's annual meeting. This year's recipients include:
The following local students have been named to the president's list at North Georgia College & State University for the spring 2010 semester. To be eligible for this honor, a student must achieve a 4.0 grade-point average while carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester.
The following local students were named to the dean's list at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega. the be eligible for this honor, a student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester, with no grade lower than B.
The Gainesville Newcomers Club recently gave the Gainesville Police finger food and other varieties of homemade dishes to show appreciation for their dedication to the community. With the help of Cpl. Kevin Holbrook, who works in the Community Relations Department, Rae Aldridge, Beverly Collins and Linda Brady delivered an assortment of baked goods provided by numerous GNC volunteers.
Georgia Mountain Food Bank raised more than $53,164.50 and received more than 6,313 pounds of food in its Stock the Shelves Campaign, which will help build up nutritional food supplies for more than 58 distribution partners.
Cadet Technical Sergeant Gabriel Robertson of the Civil Air Patrol in Gainesville was recently awarded the Silver Cadet Medal by the Daughters of the American Revolution for his work with the Wreaths Across America service in April at the Alta Vista Cemetery.