Varsity news: Achievements from local students

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Georgia Southern University

STATESBORO, Ga. – Nicole Baar and Will Biddy, both seniors at Roswell High School, recently participated in Scholars Day, sponsored by the Georgia Southern University Admissions Office in Statesboro.

More than 250 exceptional high school seniors with outstanding SAT and ACT scores gathered at GSU for the 11th annual Scholars Day to interview for academic and leadership scholarships as well as a place within the University Honors Program.

Georgia Tech

ATLANTA – Zachary Campbell, a sophomore at Georgia Tech, made the Faculty Honors list for both spring and fall 2013. The Faculty Honors List recognizes those students who achieve a 4.0 grade point average.

Brevard College

BREVARD, N.C. – Two local students were honored by Brevard College in Brevard, N.C., for their work during the fall 2013 semester. Nicholas Bier of Cumming was named to the Dean’s List. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a 3.50 grade point average or higher for the semester. Christopher Frohsin of Milton was named to the Honor Roll. To be eligible for the Honor Roll, students must be enrolled full-time and earn a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49 during the semester.

Armstrong Atlantic State University

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The following local students were named to the fall 2013 Dean’s List at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. To make the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.6.

John Gomez of Roswell is a radiological sciences/nuclear medicine major.

Alyssa Plemmons is a pre-radiological sciences major from Cumming.

Jessica Schlender is a psychology major from Alpharetta.

The Loomis Chaffee School

WINDSOR, Conn. – Samir Agadi, a sophomore from Alpharetta, has been named to the Honor Roll for the fall 2013 term at the Loomis Chaffee School.

Louisburg College

LOUISBURG, N.C. – Jeffrey Sneed of Cumming completed courses with exemplary marks and made the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Louisburg College. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have a semester grade point average of at least 3.5.

In addition, Kenneth Miller of Duluth completed courses with exemplary marks and made the Honors List for fall semester 2013 at Louisburg College. To be named to the Honors List, a student must have a semester grade point average of at least 3.0 to 3.49.

Savannah College of Art and Design

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Local residents recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Jessica Gray of Johns Creek earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design with a minor in advertising.

Sarah Al-Mahdi of Alpharetta earned a bachelor’s degree in fashion marketing and management with a minor in photography.

Elizabeth Ordonez of Roswell earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising.

Joshua Wood of Alpharetta earned a master’s degree in visual effects.

Andrew Averso of Cumming earned a bachelor’s degree in fashion marketing and management.

Ann Hancock of Suwanee earned a bachelor’s degree in visual communication.

Joshua Wood of Alpharetta earned a master’s degree in visual effects.

American Hebrew Academy

GREENSBORO, N.C. – American Hebrew Academy student Jacob Frenkel was named to the Principal’s Honor Roll for the fall trimester of 2013. Frenkel, a senior from Alpharetta, is one of 18 students to qualify for the Principal’s Honor Roll this trimester, denoting an academic average of 95 or higher.

In addition, American Hebrew Academy student Roland Rosenberg was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall trimester of 2013. Roland is a freshman from Cumming.

Auburn University

AUBURN, Ala. – The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Sarah Suciu of Alpharetta was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Suciu was initiated at Auburn University.

University of Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio – Alexander Erdman of Roswell recently graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Berry College

ROME, Ga. – Berry College welcomed 93 new alums Dec. 14, 2013 at its fall commencement, including the following local graduates.

Ashley Harzog of Alpharetta earned a bachelor’s degree in management.

Brook Bowers of Cumming earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Mike Robb of Cumming graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Danny Tibbetts of Cumming earned a bachelor’s degree dual-degree engineering.

Matt Stokes of Roswell graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication.

Marissa Cioffi of Suwanee earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Nick Gettys of Suwanee graduated with a bachelor’s degree in government.

Reinhardt University

WALESKA, Ga. – Reinhardt University announced that 402 students have been named to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2013. The following local residents were among those included on the list:

Brandon Keith of Alpharetta, Laura Rincon of Alpharetta, Natasha Robinson of Alpharetta, Morgan Twiss of Alpharetta, Audrey Vassell of Duluth, Jessica Lowenstein of Johns Creek, Jeremy Morris of Johns Creek, Kaylee Rinesmith of Johns Creek, Jeremy Burns of Suwanee, Noah Ford of Suwanee, George Minor of Suwanee and Erika Szatmary of Suwanee.

Harding University

SEARCY, Ark. – Carter Hughes of Alpharetta and Edward Stringer of Cumming recently returned from a three-month semester studying at Harding University in Zambia (HIZ). As part of the HIZ curriculum, students spent the fall 2013 term immersed in Zambian culture cultivating new relationships with fellow students. After a three-day safari in Botswana, students visited mission teams in Tanzania and Rwanda at the conclusion of the trip.

Carson-Newman University

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Laura Kinney of Roswell was among students honored recently with inclusion on Carson-Newman University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester.

Gardner-Webb University

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Gardner-Webb University is pleased to announce that Carson Sears of Suwanee was among more than 550 students who recently graduated during its 2013 fall commencement exercises. Sears received a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Pomfret School

POMFRET, Conn. – In a “new and different way of learning,” Lucas Jenkins of Milton recently was part of a student-faculty team that worked together on a project entitled “Influence of the Hispanic Community in the U.S.: Past, Present and Future.”