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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Dr. Cheryl A. Justice recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. Cheryl received her doctorate degree in Philosophy of Educational Counseling.

Cheryl is the daughter of Thad and Henrietta Justice, Eupora, MS, formerly of Brazil. She is a graduate of Van Buren High School. She received her B.A. degree from Indiana University, her M.A. degree from DePauw University and her M.S. from Indiana State University. She will be employed at Mississippi State University as an associate professor, teaching students pursuing their masters or doctorate degree.


Ms. Arika Marie Bowles, daughter of Jerry and Donna Bowles, Brazil, participated in Huntington University's 111th commencement exercises on May 16, 2009. Ms. Bowles earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Computer Science.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

* Grinnell College

Seth A. Heithaus, Greencastle, has been named to the Grinnell College Dean's List for the spring semester 2009. Heithaus is one of 280 students honored for outstanding academic achievement by Grinnell College.

Heithaus is the child of Dr. Joseph W. Heithaus and Jennifer L. Heithaus.

Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four-year, liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa.

Vincennes University

The Vincennes University Dean's List for Spring Semester 2009 includes students from the Vincennes campus, Jasper campus, Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis, military bases, and other extended sites. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must complete at least 12 credit hours and achieve a grade point index of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Clay County

Clay City - Bobbi J. Griffith

Putnam County

Bainbridge - Benjamin M. Brewer

Cloverdale - James R. Couch, Michelle R. McCammack

Greencastle - Megan E. Lavely

* Purdue University

Purdue University awarded 5,792 degrees to students during commencement ceremonies in May.

Of the degrees presented, 4,423 were undergraduate degrees, 795 were master's degrees, 351 were doctoral degrees and 223 were professional candidates. The commencement ceremonies were conducted in Elliott Hall of Music on the West Lafayette campus.

Kimberly Ann Deakins, Brazil, Bachelor of Science, College of Agriculture

Johnathon Harley Holley, Brazil, Bachelor of Science, School of Management

Nathan Lee Jenkins, Brazil, Bachelor of Science, College of Agriculture

Cindy Lynn Stark, Brazil, Doctor of Pharmacy

Mitchell Morgan Mershon, Brazil, Bachelor of Arts, College of Liberal Arts

Greg Richard Long, Clay City, MS in Engineering, Graduate Studies

About 8,800 Purdue University students earned academic honors for the spring 2009 semester.

To earn honors, students must have had at least a 3.5 semester or cumulative grade point average on a four-point scale.

Mitchell M. Mershon- Brazil

Melinda S. Jackson-Clay City

Carson L. Hendrix-Cory

Jacob A. Jackson-Cory

Brooklyn R.Wellman-Cory

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