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Students graduate from Appalachian

Appalachian State University has released its graduation list for the fall 2010 semester. A total of 208 graduate students and 812 undergraduate students, including two from Brunswick County, received degrees during ceremonies in December in the Holmes Convocation Center.

Taylor Merrill Haag of Southport earned a B.S. in communication, journalism.

Melissa Burton Mendoza of Southport graduated cum laude and earned a B.S. in communication, advertising.

Named to the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester were: Lindsey Rebecca Lewis of Ocean Isle Beach, Benjamin Reid Milazzo of Shallotte, and Taylor Merrill Haag, Melissa Burton Mendoza, Kelly Ann Rau and Elizabeth Leigh Strickland of Southport.

To be included on the dean’s list, undergraduates must either be enrolled in 12-14 hours of academic credit and attain a minimum 3.45 grade point average or be enrolled in 15 hours or more hours of academic credit and attain a minimum 3.25 grade point.

Named to the chancellor’s list were: Hannah Rebekah Bollinger of Shallotte, Kathryn Elyse Manis of Southport, and Kelsey Moss Dorset of Supply.

The chancellor’s list recognizes full-time undergraduates who attain a 3.85 grade point average or higher. Chancellor’s list students also earn dean’s list distinction.

Students make WCU dean’s list

Ginny Kaplan O’Brien of Shallotte and Malcolm Henry Smith of Winnabow were among 1,856 students named to the Western Carolina University dean’s list for the fall semester 2010, according to Linda Seestedt-Stanford, WCU provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

To qualify for the dean’s list, students must achieve at least a 3.5 grade-point average out of a possible 4.0 on a regular semester’s work of not less than 12 hours, excluding remedial courses, with no grade of D or F.

Barkhorn earns college honors

Christina Barkhorn of Supply was named to the honor roll during the 2010 fall semester at Gardner-Webb University. She is majoring in accounting.

The honor roll list recognizes outstanding college students who achieve a GPA between 3.2 and 3.7 through outstanding academic contribution during the semester.

Located in Boiling Springs, Gardner-Webb University is home to more than 4,000 students from 35 states and 21 foreign countries.

Duty earns Oxford honors

Timothy Duty of Covington, Ga., son of Karlyn Jane Duty of Sunset Beach and Donald Lee Duty of Haverhill, Mass., was named to the honor list at Oxford College, a two-year liberal arts division of Emory University in Oxford, Ga., for the 2010 fall semester.

Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher to be named to the honor list.

Perennially ranked as one of the country’s top 20 national universities by U.S. News & World Report, Emory University encompasses nine academic divisions, as well as the Carlos Museum, The Carter Center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive healthcare system.

Fowler serves 

as state Page

Emma Fowler, a student at South Columbus High School in Tabor City, recently served as a Page for the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Daughter of Steven and Amy Fowler of Nakina and great-granddaughter of the late Orby Lee and Emma Stanley of Ash, she was sponsored by Rep. Dewey Hill, D-Columbus. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, appoints Pages and introduces each one to members and citizens in the House gallery at the start of each week during Monday night’s session.

For decades, the state House has relied on the service of Pages, who help deliver bills and amendments for representatives during daily House sessions and committee meetings, offer assistance in individual representatives’ offices and run errands around the Legislature.

Pages spend a week at the General Assembly assisting members and their staff and learning about the structure of North Carolina government.