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School News, July 18
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Georgia Southern University in Statesboro recently recognized 2,378 students for excellence in academics on the spring semester dean's list.

To be eligible, a student must have at least a 3.50 grade-point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

Students from Hall County achieving this honor included:

Gainesville: Jessica Carrillo, Patti Brown, Whitney Chandler, Leah Frechette, Kara Honea, Max Petrie, Jonathan Rudolph, Lindsay Addison, Steven Smith, Victor Andrade, Jessie Grier and Patrick Shuler

Buford: Jessie Adams, Nicholas Brackett, Courtney Cummings, Madeline Dale, Tereion Heath, Violet Martin, Lyndal Moore and Eric Rumney

Flowery Branch: Clifford Hartnett, Spencer Hughes, Kaylee Johnson and Jared Shaw

Braselton: Caitlin Kramer

Murrayville: Jason Kuchler


Georgia Southern University recently recognized 895 students for excellence in academics on the spring semester president's list. To be eligible, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

Area students who received the honor included:

Gainesville: Max Petrie, Shelby Pope and Mallory Rich Buford: Jessie Adams, Elizabeth Agee, Stephen Clack and Benjamin Dyer. Michelle Gram, Christina Phucas, Latoia Samson and Jessie Adams

Flowery Branch: Maylen Martin and Theresa Meloni


Charmaine L. Gilmore has been promoted to director of student life and leadership at Brenau University in Gainesville.

Gilmore, who earned an M.B.A. from Brenau in 2010, previously was housing coordinator in the Office of Student Services at Brenau. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and a native of Covington.


Gainesville State College Assistant Professor of English Kristin Kelly was recently featured on Public Radio International. Her essay, "Books at All Costs," was broadcast on the PRI program "Bob Edwards Weekend" and the Sirius XM program, "The Bob Edwards Show," as part of the ongoing series "This I Believe."

According to the website, "Kristin Kelly fell in love with books as a child, reading used copies of classic literature her father kept in the family's basement. Now a college English professor, Kelly believes no price is too expensive when it comes to purchasing a beloved book."


Gainesville's Jaci Carithers was among students who qualified for the dean's list at Columbus State University by completing the spring 2011 semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.6 or higher GPA.


Katherine E. Schofield of Gainesville was among 292 University of Montevallo students were named to the dean's list for the spring semester.

To make the dean's list, a student had to earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the Montevallo, Ala., university.