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Academic Briefs

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By The Staff

ASHBROOK

Campbellsville University Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors’ list for the fall 2009 semester.

Joshua T. Ashbrook, a sophomore from Cynthiana, Ky., has been named to the President’s List.

BARNES

Seth Barnes graduated from Lincoln College of Technology on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis.

Barnes, a 2008 graduate of Harrison County High School, is working in his field of study as a collision repair technician at Don Jacobs in Lexington.

He is the son of Ernie and Becky Barnes.

BELLIS-JONES

Harrison County graduate Christopher Bellis-Jones was one of four Kentucky students pursuing degrees in equine studies or related fields who each received a $1,250 scholarship toward spring 2010 tuition from the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC). 

Bellis-Jones attends Eastern Kentucky University and is in his fourth year studying pre-veterinary science.  He plans to practice veterinary science in Kentucky.  Bellis-Jones has, for the past four years, worked as a veterinary assistant at Central Kentucky Veterinary Clinic, and works at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, as an assistant to Dr. Tom Riddle. 

He is an active volunteer with numerous organizations including St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Scott County Saddle Blankets 4-H Club, and Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.

BELLARMINE

Bellarmine University has named students to its dean’s list for the 2009 fall semester from Harrison County. The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. The following local residents were named to the dean’s list: Samantha Ortiz of Sadieville and Aaron Williams of Cynthiana.

EKU GRADUATES

Eastern Kentucky University recognized 938 graduates at the conclusion of the Fall 2009 semester.

The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies Dec. 19.

Harrison County graduates include: Lyndsay Reese Whitaker, Laura Frances Williams and Courtney LaReesa Wilson.

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EKU DEAN’S AWARD

Eastern Kentucky University announces the Dean’s Award recipients for the Fall 2009 semester.

Harrison County award recipients include: Lauren Ashley Ford, sophomore, majoring in Physical Education; William Isaac Lyons, junior, majoring in Criminal Justice; Garland Hendrix Whalen, sophomore, majoring in Marketing; and Jassica Mackenzie Whalen, sophomore, majoring in Special Education Teach/L&B Disord P-12.

To earn the Dean’s Award, students must achieve Dean’s List honors at EKU for three semesters, not necessarily consecutive. A lapel pin is presented to students by the dean of their academic college.

To achieve Dean’s List honors at Eastern, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0. Students attempting 13 credit hours must earn a 3.65 GPA, and students attempting 12 credit hours must earn a 3.75 GPA.

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EKU DEAN’S LIST

Harrison County students earning Eastern Kentucky University’s Dean’s List honors for the Fall 2009 semester includes:

Megan Nicole Perrin, Berry, freshman, majoring in Elementary Education Teaching; James P. Allen, senior, Agriculture; Kiauna LaSha Browning, sophomore, Elementary Education Teaching; Lauren Ashley Ford, sophomore, Physical Education; Melody Dawn Herrington, senior, Middle Grade Education; Danele Erin Kuta, senior, Elementary Education Teaching; William Isaac Lyons, junior, Criminal Justice; Reesa Ann Marshall, sophomore, Occupational Science; Cara Beth Mattox, senior, Elementary Education Teaching; Lindsay Stewart McIlvain, senior, Elementary Education Teaching; Katelin Denise Mullikin, senior, Psychology; Kelsi Brown Strawzell, freshman, Art; Garland Hendrix Whalen, sophomore, Marketing; Jessica Mackenzie Whalen, sophomore, Special Education Teach/L&B Disord P-12; Julie K. Whalen, senior, Art; Lyndsay Reese Whitaker, senior, Art; Heather Lynn Williams, senior, Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science; Courtney LaReesa Wilson, senior, Agriculture.               

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EKU PRESIDENT’S LIST

Harrison County students earning the Eastern Kentucky University President’s List honors for the Fall 2009 semester includes:

Melody Dawn Herrington, senior, majoring in Middle Grade Education; Reesa Ann Marshall, sophomore, Occupational Science; Katelin Denise Mullikin, senior, Psychology; Kelsi Brown Strawzell, freshman, Art; Garland Hendrix Whalen, sophomore, Marketing; Jessica Mackenzie Whalen, sophomore, Special Education Teach/L&B Disord P-12; Julie K. Whalen, senior, Art; Lyndsay Reese Whitaker, senior, Art; Courtney LaReesa Wilson, senior, Agriculture.

The President’s List was established by the University to recognize outstanding academic achievement. It is bestowed upon full-time undergraduate students who attain a perfect 4.0 grade point average for a semester.

FISHER

Ellie (Gabrielle) Fisher was named on The President’s List at Western Kentucky University.  Ellie earned a 4.0 for the fall semester 2009, her first semester.

Fisher is currently a high school junior at Harrison County, but she is taking classes on campus at Western Kentucky as part of the Gatton Academy of Mathmatics and Science.  Fisher was selected to be one of 60 juniors statewide and is the first Harrison County student to be accepted. 

She is the daughter of Mike and Nioka Fisher, granddaughter of Jim and the late Evelyn Elliott of Cynthiana, and Robert and Lillian Fisher of Vandalia, Ohio.

LORENZ

Rachel Lorenz has achieved the honor of being named to the Honor Roll at Kentucky Christian University for the Fall 2009 semester. The Honor Roll is granted to full-time students who earn a grade point average between 3.30 and 3.74.

Lorenz is a 2007 graduate of Harrison County High School and majors in Nursing and Bible at KCU.

She is the daughter of Timothy and Terri Lorenz of Cynthiana, Ky., and the granddaughter of Charles and Barbara Huffman of Newport, Va., Paul and Sandy Lorenz of Baltic, Ohio, and Larry and Margaret Stein of Baltic.

TRANSYLVANIA

Seven Harrison County natives and Transylvania University students have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2009 fall term.

Homeschool graduate Junior Kristin Grenier is the daughter of Patricia Grenier of Cynthiana.

Bourbon High School graduate first-year Jordan Evans is the son of Donna Evans of Cynthiana.

Harrison County High School graduates-- Senior Simon Brazinski, an economics major, is the son of Mark and Sally Brazinski of Cynthiana;

Senior Benjamin Dycus, a business administration major, is the son of Richard and Susan Dycus of Cynthiana;

Senior Michelle Franzetti, a music education and applied music double major, is the daughter of Walter and Theresa Harms of Georgetown;

Senior Sarah Wilson graduated cum laude with a degree in business administration and a minor in environmental studies in December. She is the daughter of George and Sonia Frazier of Cynthiana; and

Junior Anna Lewis, a teaching Spanish major, is the daughter of Dwight and Frances Lewis of Cynthiana.

WILSON

A Harrison County High School graduate has received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Transylvania University.

Sarah Alyse Wilson graduated cum laude with a degree in business administration and a minor in environmental studies. She is the daughter of George and Sonia Frazier of Cynthiana.

WKU DEAN’S, PRESIDENT’S LIST

The following Western Kentucky University students from Harrison County were named to the Dean’s and President’s List for the Fall 2009 semester: Mary F. Stewart, Laurel Mallory, *Gabrelle M. Fisher, *Christopher Young and *Dustin Auxier.

Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the President’s List have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0 and are indicated by an asterisk (*). The students must have at least 12 hours of coursework that semester.