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Hillman makes Pratt Institute’s president’s list for spring term

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Christina Hillman, a Springfield resident and student at the prestigious Pratt Institute, was among more than 1,000 students who made the president’s list in the spring 2014 semester.

With campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt Institute is dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences.

Pratt’s four professional schools, which include 22 undergraduate and 25 graduate degree programs, are recognized internationally and perennially listed among the best in top-tier rankings from U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, DesignIntelligence and others.

Alexander graduates from North Georgia

DAHLONEGA — Laura Elizabeth Alexander of Rincon graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Georgia with a bachelor of science in special education.

The university’s spring commencement ceremonies were held May 9-10 on UNG’s Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses.

This semester, UNG conferred a total of 1,445 degrees, including 603 associate, 718 bachelor’s degrees and 124 graduate degrees.

Haselbauer named to Southwestern’s honor roll

WINFIELD, Kan. — Top scholars at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan., and at Southwestern College Professional Studies have been announced with the release of the dean’s honor roll for the spring 2014 semester.

Jessika Haselbauer of Guyton is included on the list.

Full-time students who earned grade point averages of at least 3.70 (4.0 equals an A) were eligible for the honor.

Southwestern College is a private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. More than 1,700 students attend classes at the main Winfield campus, at five professional studies sites in Kansas and Oklahoma, or online.

Pearce graduates from Toccoa Falls College

TOCCOA FALLS — Brandon Pearce of Guyton graduated from Toccoa Falls College with a degree in cross-cultural adult education and music.

Located in the foothills of the northeast Georgia mountains, Toccoa Falls College is a Christ-centered educational institution that offers 28 majors and 38 minors within three schools: Professional Studies, Arts and Sciences, and Christian Ministries.

Truluck named to Emory dean’s list

ATLANTA — Emilia Truluck of Rincon was named to the dean’s list of Emory College of Arts and Sciences, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, for the 2014 spring semester.

Students must be in the top 20 percent of Emory College or have approximately a 3.859 grade point average or higher to be named to the dean’s list.

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 health care system.