James Jonathan Hill, Red Bay, received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Samford University during fall commencement.
Local students receiving degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology during commencement exercises include: Henry Carter, Russellville, master’s degree in computer science; and Steven Mink, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., master’s degree in civil engineering.
Local students receiving degrees from Freed-Hardeman University during winter commencement exercises Dec. 14 include:
Florence — Janine Dennard, master’s degree in business administration and leadership; Joel Pierce, bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.
Killen — Hayley Darby, bachelor’s degree in child and family studies.
Local students named to the fall semester dean’s list at Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tenn., for earning at least a 3.4 grade-point average include:
Clifton, Tenn. — Jackie Boroughs, sophomore, pre-nursing.
Collinwood, Tenn. — Amelia McFall, junior, arts and humanities.
Florence — Lauren Atchley, freshman, mathematics; Joe Creasy, junior, special education; Katelan West, junior, marketing.
Killen — Will Brown, freshman, art; Jordan Jennings, sophomore, biology.
Waynesboro, Tenn. — Hannah Hunt, junior, accounting.
Melissa M. Driskell, Lexington, received a doctorate in earth sciences from the University of Memphis during commencement ceremonies Dec. 16.
Grace Boone, Mount Hope, was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tenn., for earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average.
Kaitlin Cook, Florence, received a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tenn., in December.
Brian Bolton, Summertown, Tenn., was chosen to represent Tennessee as a National Youth Delegate at the 2013 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University from June 23-28. He attends Richland School.
Academic Achievers include achievements earned in school-sponsored activities that are based on grades and academic performances. Information comes from universities, colleges and local schools. It is published as space permits on a first-come, first-served basis. For details, call Valerie Sherer at 256-740-5755 or email her at valerie.sherer@TimesDaily.com.