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Seven graduate from Georgia

An estimated 3,500 University of Georgia students completed requirements for their degrees at the end of the spring semester.

Included among the graduates were Myra Lane Burnsed of Pembroke, who received her doctor of veterinary medicine; Kyle Lee Carpenter of Richmond Hill, bachelor of science; Kimberly Blaine Cunningham of Richmond Hill, bachelor of science in education; Patrick Spence Graney of Richmond Hill, bachelor of science in education; Brian Keith Hawkins of Black Creek, doctor of pharmacy and Cheryl Marie Pittman of Richmond Hill, bachelor of business administration administration.


UGA awards charter scholarships

The 2008 freshman class at the University of Georgia will include 331 undergraduates who have been awarded Charter Scholarships by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Bryan County recepients are Amelia Morgan, daughter of B.G. Morgan, and Sean Szad, son of Chuck and Glenda Szad. Both Morgan and Szad are graduates of Richmond Hill High School.

The Charter Scholarship, named to reflect the university’s distinction as the nation’s first state-chartered public university, recognizes first-year students with stellar academic records, leadership and community involvement and a respect for and commitment toward intellectual, social and cultural diversity.

The Charter Scholarship is funded by the University of Georgia Foundation.

In-state students receive $1,000 per year in addition to the HOPE Scholarship. Out-of-state recipients are given non-resident tuition waivers with their $1,000 annual scholarships. Usually the top five percent of entering first-year students are named Charter Scholars.

This year’s Charter Scholars had an average SAT score of 1394. Their average high school GPA exceeded 4.0.


One UGA scholarship

The University of Georgia Office of Undergraduate Admissions has awarded One UGA Scholarships to 35 incoming freshmen for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Bryan County's recipient is Luke Ingram, son of Wallace and Freda Ingram. He is a graduate of Richmond Hill High School.

Because the university recognizes the value of a broadly diverse educational environment for all students, these scholarships are provided to academically outstanding incoming students who will contribute to the diversity of the freshmen class. Diversity at the University of Georgia is defined as students who contribute to the geographic, linguistic, experiential and racial/ethnic diversity of the campus.

Preference was given to those who are first in their family to attend college.

This award provides $1,500 per year in addition to the HOPE scholarship to Georgia high school graduates. Out-of-state recipients also receive a full or partial Regents Waiver of the out-of-state fee.

The scholarship is renewable for an additional three years as long as students maintain certain academic standards.


Samford graduate

Amanda Leigh Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Jones of Richmond Hill, was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Samford University. To qualify for the honor, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework.

Samford is Alabama’s largest privately supported college or university, enrolls 4,485 students from 49 states and 27 foreign nations.


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