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St. Leo's

The following local students were named to the Dean’s List at Saint Leo University for the fall 2006 semester.

Jason Sakelarios and James Westfall, both of Ellabell.

Donna Vargas, Robin Wacha, Billy Adams and David James of Richmond Hill.

Students who have earned at least 12 new credits with a term grade point average of 3.65 or higher are recognized on the Dean’s List, which is announced at the end of each semester.


Henneman honored

The National Society of High School Scholars announced recently that Richmond Hill High School student Angela Henneman has been selected for membership.

The society recognizes the top scholars in the nation and only invites students who have achieved superior academic excellence. The announcement was made by Claes Nobel, a member of the Swedish Nobel family and founder and chairman of NSHSS.

"On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Angela has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence," Nobel said. "Angela is now a member of a unique community of scholars, a community that represents our very best hope for the future.


Simmons gets MSA

Gordon Simmons of Richmond Hill received his master of science in administration from Central Michigan University during the school's December, 2006 commencement.


Olesky completes class

Corporal Rick Olesky of the Richmond Hill Police Department recently completed a DUI detection and standardized field sobriety testing course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety training center in Forsyth.


Information session

Anyone interested in pursuing a graduate degree at Georgia Southern University is invited to attend an information session on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Henderson Library, Room 1300 on the University campus in Statesboro.

The session will provide information on the more than 45 graduate degree programs and majors, requirements, financial aid and upcoming deadlines. Four new programs will be introduced for Fall 2007: the Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Public Health, Master of Science in Applied Economics, and Master of Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting.

For more information on graduate studies or the information session, contact or call 912-681-5384.


Lecture at AASU

Armstrong Atlantic State University’s (AASU) 2006-2007 Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture Series will conclude with "Rolling the Bones: Using Risk and Intent to Determine Body Boundaries," on Friday, April 13. The free lecture will begin at 12:10 p.m., in University Hall 156 on the AASU campus, 11935 Abercorn Street. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 912.961.3173, or email


The Georgia Department of Labor’s 2007 Summer Internship Program will offer internships for up to 65 students. The internship program is designed to provide students at universities, colleges and technical colleges with practical work experience, an opportunity to earn school credit, and a chance to make up to $1,225 this summer.

Interns will work 25 hours per week for seven weeks between June 4 and August 3, and will be paid semi-monthly. The program is open primarily to college sophomores, juniors and seniors presently enrolled in, or accepted to, a college, university or technical college in the state, or a Georgia resident enrolled in a similar school in another state.

Applications are available at any office of the Georgia Department of Labor, on the department’s Web site at, or by writing to Janice Reaves, Marketing Director, Georgia Department of Labor, Suite 600, 148 Andrew Young International Blvd., N. E., Atlanta, GA 30303-1751.

The deadline to apply is April 27. Applications should be mailed to Reaves at the same address, or faxed to her at (404) 656-2683. Selections will be made by May 11, and students selected for the internship will be notified via mail by May 25.

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