• Stacy McGaney, of Hephzibah, received a bachelor of social work degree from Limestone College. The commencement ceremony was May 10-12 in the college’s Fullerton Auditorium in Gaffney, S.C. Brian Peth, of North Augusta, and Ashton Sharpe, of Aiken, also received bachelors degrees.
• Hannah Fiellin, of Fort Gordon, graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor of science.
• Stephanie Farmer was named to the Dean’s List for spring semester at Middle Georgia College. A student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average to be named to the dean’s list.
• Luke Leightner has been named to the dean’s list at Reinhardt University for spring semester.
Carlos Solis, a freshman at Paine College, has been named a finalist for the Augusta Sports Council’s Collegiate Star Award. The winner will be announced at the 21st Annual G.A.M.E.S. Awards banquet May 31 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center. The Collegiate Star is awarded to the outstanding male or female athlete from an area college.
• Navy Seaman Seyon Punchbeddell recently completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Punchbeddell is a 2011 graduate of Cross Creek High School.
• Army Pfc. Mercedes S. Mountain graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. She is the daughter of Maggie Mountain and a 2007 graduate of Butler High School.
The following students recently graduated from Brenau University:
Kahnisa Allen, Sylvia D. Anderson, Anita James Blackmon, Miriam Jeanine Bland, Yolanda Renee Bostic, Jamie Royston Boynton, Lisa Diane Branch, Ronald Louis Brawner, Kathy A. Cade, Elizabeth Ann Calhoun, Barbara A. Covington.
Also, Kenneth Cordale Crew, Andrew Carter Daniel,Lakisha Capri Edmonson, Lakenya Trionne Estus, Alice Lekia Ford, Donan Gaston, Peter Arnold Goldberg, Michele Erin Greely, Almer Griffin, Della Hardge, Annie Laurie Hinds, Kristie Ann James, Christy Lynnette Johnson.
Also, Mary Rose Kaufenberg, Jefferson Warlick Keller III, Cynthia Denise Lighter-Jones, Darius Antonio Major, Robert Bailey Martin, Carolyn Ann Molina, Anastasia Demetria Moore, Suzette Burnett Myers, Samantha Rose Ochoa, Traci Maria Pardue, Katie Lauren Reeves, Shayla Me’Shon Ricks, Vanesa C. Scurry, Julmacia C. Sims, Erica Danielle Smith, Judy Lynette Tyler, William W. Vietmeier, Bernice R. Walker, Ondra Denise Washington, Alvina Renee Wooden and Brittany Nichole Wooten.
The following students earned the merit list from Brenau University:
Millard Allen, Yvonna Termetrius Beard, Anita James Blackmon, Shannon Denise Carter-Dunlap, Michelle Erin Greely, Charlene March, La Shanda Mills, Mikki Lachet Morgan, Nicole Moses, Lachero Nelson.
Also, Samantha Rose Ochoa, Derrick Eugene Pinkney, Katie Lauren Reeves, Shirley M. Rouse, Sharon C. Scott, Kami Joy Tison, Altonia Washington, Miranda F. West and Kristine Cleo Williams.