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College News - Oct. 2, 2018

Colleges, universities honor area students

Posted: October 1, 2018 4:20 p.m.
Updated: October 2, 2018 1:00 a.m.

Craig Carter of Lugoff, was among the 61 cadets named to the Citadel’s South Carolina Corps of Cadets President’s List for the 2018 spring semester. The President’s List is one of the most distinguished cadet awards presented by the Citadel. The list is a combination of the dean’s list and the Commandant’s Distinguished List and is composed of cadets who contribute the most to their companies while maintaining excellent military and academic records.

Also, the Citadel awarded gold stars to Carter, William Cole of Elgin, Frederick Galloway of Lugoff, Trace Guy of Rembert, Kody McCutcheon of Bishopville, and Blake Serpas of Lugoff. Gold starts were awarded to cadets and students who achieved a 3.7 grade point average or higher during the 2018 spring semester. Cadets and students who achieve gold star recognition are also placed on The Citadel’s dean’s list.

In addition, James Carraway of Lugoff, Michael Conde of Elgin, William Mathis of Lugoff, David McDonald of Lugoff, and Lindsay Pierce of Camden were named to the Dean’s List, a recognition given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.20 or higher, with no grade of I (Incomplete) and no grade below C for work in a semester.

The Citadel is located in Charleston and offers a classic military college education focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. Graduates are not required to serve in the military but about one-third of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service. The Citadel Graduate College offers 26 graduate degree programs with 42 concentration options, 25 graduate certificate programs and 10 evening undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule with many courses now available online.


Central Carolina Technical College’s Health Sciences Division pinned nine massage therapists, thirteen medical assistants, ten medical record coders, forty-three nurses, two patient care technicians, seven pharmacy technicians and nine surgical technologists during two pinning ceremonies held August 8.

The following area students received pins:

Massage Therapist: Brienne Chivers and Tatyanna Jones-Lawson

Medical Assistant: Kady Clements

Medical Records Coder: April Godwin, Sarah Messer

Nurse: Sara Duda, Jordan King, Natalie Mills, Melissa Ransom, Valerie Watts

Patient Care Technician: Ceciley Nelms

Surgery Technologist: Hannah Canzoneri, Kaitlyn Kellogg

The Health Sciences Division offers an Associate Degree in Nursing; Diplomas in Medical Assisting and Surgical Technology; and certificates in Massage Therapy, Medical Record Coding, Pharmacy Technician and Patient Care Technician. Health Sciences programs are designed to provide graduates with immediate employment in the healthcare industry or prepare graduates to transfer to articulating colleges.

Central Carolina Technical College is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution of higher education.


The Citadel recently officially welcomed the Class of 2022. Of the incoming class of 837 new cadet recruits and students, 80 are Hispanic and 87 are women.

Local incoming Citadel cadet recruits include Ryland Ayers of Camden; Jackson Conner and Austin Murray of Elgin; Lee Evans, Joshua Judson, Micheal Makowski of Lugoff.


Demarco Harmon, a Marine Science Pre-major major from Lugoff, is one of 11 Coastal Carolina University students were elected to the Coastal Activities Board (CAB) to provide and organize events for students throughout the 2018-2019 academic year.

CAB is a student-run organization that provides a variety of entertainment and leadership opportunities to Coastal students. Students who serve on CAB plan events and play an active role in various committees throughout the year.


The University of Alabama awarded some 1,342 degrees during its summer commencement. Among the graduates were Amelia Kimber and Minh Quan, both of Elgin.


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