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Baumann graduates from Brenau University

GAINESVILLE — Steven Craig Baumann from Guyton graduated from Brenau University with a master of business administration during the 135th anniversary commencement ceremonies May 2-3.

Founded in 1878, Brenau University enrolls students in graduate and undergraduate studies on campuses and online. The Gainesville-based liberal arts institution, which includes the residential Brenau Women’s College, also operates campuses in Augusta, Kings Bay, Norcross and Fairburn.

The Princeton Review routinely lists Brenau among the Southeast’s best colleges and universities. Brenau offers doctorate and terminal MFA degrees, as well as — in more than 50 areas of study — a range of master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and professional certifications.

Jividen earns diploma

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — James Jividen graduated from Ohio Christian University with a bachelor of arts in leadership and ministry.

Ohio Christian University, founded in 1948, is one of the fastest-growing universities in the nation and is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally and spiritually. OCU offers degree programs for traditional undergraduate students, graduate students and adult and online students.

Odom-Dixon inducted into honor society

Julie Odom-Dixon of Guyton was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Odom-Dixon was initiated at Georgia Southern University.

Odom-Dixon is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.

Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.