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Davina S. Braselton graduated Magna Cum Laude from A.T. Still University, The Arizona School of Health Sciences with a degree master of science in physician assistant studies.

The following area residents graduated from Mercer University:

Buford:

Latoya A. Smith, John E. Gordy, Sharon Cook, Noreen A. Freeman, Meghan E. Fitzpatrick, Alyssa B. Smith, Jennifer G. Wilson;

Gainesville:

Stephanie E. Knezevic, Andrea Chastain, Jesus A. Carreno, Alicia C. Marcinski;

Flowery Branch:

Erika Louise House, Kathron Jankiewicz;

Jefferson: Morgan B. Porras,

Rachael L. Bishop;Braselton:

Molly-Rose C. Webb;

Gillsville:

Jennifer R. Humphries.

The following students from Hall County have been awarded academic honors for the recently completed summer semester at Piedmont College:Trey A. McConnell of Gainesville was named to the dean’s list after completing the semester with a grade-point average between 3.5 and 3.99 out of 4.0.Jessica C. Hollis of Flowery Branch was named a dean’s scholar after completing the semester with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

Jessyca Hart of Flowery Branch was the recipient of a $1,000 National Leadership Scholarship from Chick-fil-A. Hart is attending North Georgia College & State University.

The following local students were awarded degrees from Kaplan University :

Gainesville:

Grant Nickerson, Alondra Boutwell, Inga Parker, Alicia Davis;

Flowery Branch:

Travis Russell, Jamie Hosford;

Braselton:

Karen Cunningham, Kalina Stephens;

Pendergrass:

Victoria Schuster;

Buford:

Chris Coen, Christopher Mullins.

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