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Kristopher Witt of Gainesville recently graduated from Radford University in Radford, Va., with a master's degree.

Carrie McClung Dean of Gainesville recently graduated from Mercer University in Atlanta with a Master of Divinity from the McAfee School of Theology.

The following students were named to the dean's list at Mercer for the spring semester:

  • Devan Pressley, Christopher Cox, William Walsh and Michael Neprud, all of Flowery Branch; and Kyle Shook, Ryan Connolly and Lyndsey Hurst, all of Gainesville.
  • Megan Ganyard of Gainesville was named to the president's list at Mercer for the spring semester.


The following students recently graduated from Emory University in Atlanta:

  • Matthew Ilgen, Jennifer Lee, Soo Bin Park and Keena Simpson of Buford;
  • Amanda Meyer of Clermont;
  • Sarah McNabb of Flowery Branch;
  • John Muhanna, Krunal Sevak, Russell Brown, Elizabeth Morgan, Mark Stephens, Ashaka Patel, Neely Hoyt and Lauren Lewis of Gainesville;
  • Holly Carpenter and Kelli Pastrick of Hoschton;
  • Joanna Harkness of Jefferson;
  • and Brandon Harris of Oakwood.

The following students recently graduated from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro:

  • Jason Vance, James Ledford, Tarek Mentouri, Kevin Keel, Heather Roberts and Chadwick Glidewell, all of Buford
  • Steven Blubaugh of Blairsville;
  • William Duttweiler of Clermont;
  • John Gomez of Flowery Branch;
  • Mark Barton, Darryl Hughey, Jamie Green, Dana Woods, Leslie Hendrix, Daniel Gaddis and Kyle Johnson, all of Gainesville;
  • Elizabeth Brown, Ryan Carroll, Adam Marino, all of Hoschton;
  • Jennifer Wagner of Jefferson;
  • Mallori Hecht of Maysville.
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