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College area student news for May

Blount named to Hillsdale’s dean’s list

Will Blount of Conyers, a student at Hillsdale College, has been named to the dean’s list for 2013 fall semester. He is a pre-law major. He is 2013 graduate of Paragon Learning Academy. He is the son of Joe and Gwen Blount of Conyers.

Locals named to Valdosta State dean’s list

The following local students at Valdosta State University were named to the dean’s list for fall 2013 semester: from Conyers — Emily Bradford, Lorena Gasque, Jasmine Hawkins, Christian Nabi, Thaian Nguyen, Elizabeth Turner, Starr Wade, Shaddai Wiggs and Lisa Wiltsee; from Covington — Carl Collins, Thomas Crompton, Kymberli Flowers, Paris Gibbons, Clayton Hammonds, Ashley Paul and Cody Phillip; from Oxford — Raven Jones, Tevin Joseph and Alexandra Stewart; and from Social Circle — Parks Harris.

In order to be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average.

Locals graduate from Valdosta State

The following locals have graduated from Valdosta State University: from Conyers, Cieanna Baptiste — bachelor of science degree in chemistry; Jennifer Gleason — bachelor of arts degree in English; Jori Young — bachelor of science degree in early childhood education; Shelean Young – education specialist degree in curriculum and instruction; from Covington, Gilbert Alexander — education specialist degree in curriculum and instruction; Chakira Hollingsworth — bachelor of science degree in middle grades education; DaKieya Smith — bachelor of science degree in special education; and from Social Circle, Daniel Schay — master of public administration degree.

Locals named to Tennessee State dean’s list

The following local students at Tennessee State University were named to the dean’s list for fall 2013 semester: from Conyers — Brianna Lawrence; from Covington — Shacora Mitchell; and from Oxford — Torri Cofield.

In order to be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn at least a 3.0 grade-point average.