Recently, the Quilts of Valor Foundation honored five local United States Marine Corps veterans with quilts, saying "thank you for your service." The presentation was performed during the monthly meeting of the Gainesville Marine Corps League, Detachment 665.
Lt. Col. Rembert Gary "Gabe" Rollison, a 1966 graduate of what is now the University of North Georgia, was posthumously inducted June 24 into the Ranger Hall of Fame in recognition of a 20-year career as a decorated military officer that included tours in Vietnam and Korea and service as an instructor.
Trey Loggins, a resident of Gainesville, was announced as a Distinguished Scholar at Rockford University. Full-time students attending Rockford were named Distinguished Scholars for the spring 2015 semester by earning at least a 3.75 GPA with no grades below "C" and having completed all requirements for the semester.
Lynda Holmes, a member of the Col. William Candler Chapter in Gainesville of Daughters of the American Revolution, received the national first place award for drama in Washington, D.C., at the 2015 American Heritage Awards presentation on June 23.
Xun Lin of Gainesville was awarded the Henry F. Stabler Award, which is given to Georgia State University graduate students in accounting with strong academics. The award was presented at Robinson College of Business Honors Day on April 14 at the Rialto Center for the Arts.