Education notes

Yarbrough graduates from MUW Ashley Jones Yarbrough has graduated from Mississippi University for Women with an associate’s degree in nursing.

Ashley is the daughter of Bekki McLemore of Eupora and George Jones of Caledonia. She is the granddaughter of Thelma Jones of Eupora and the late Emmitt Jones Sr., and Betty Vaught of Lakeland, Fla., and the late Herbert Vaught.

Ashley is a graduate of East Webster High School. She was pinned at the MUW Nursing School ceremony on May 4 and graduated from MUW on May 5. She has also passed her Mississippi State Board of Nursing exam.

Ashley now plans to work towards her bachelor’s degree in nursing while working as an RN. She and her husband, Brandon, and their son, Logan, reside in New Hope.

Area students named to UM honor rolls Local University of Mississippi students are listed on the chancellor and dean’s honor rolls for the spring 2012 semester.

For the Chancellor’s Honor Roll, a grade-point average of from 3.75 through 4.0 is required of full-time students carrying at least 12 semester hours. For the Dean’s Honor Roll, a GPA of from 3.50 through 3.74 is required of full-time students.

Chancellor’s Honor Roll Eupora: Amber Tenille Holloway, Aleasha Marie Fulgham, Kymberly Paige Embry and Brian Edward Hubbard

• Maben: Hayden Anthony Hendrix

• Mathiston: Patrick Alan Hulse, Khyati Maheshkumar Ganatra and Anna Ruth Chesteen

Dean’s Honor Roll Eupora: Anna Kristen Hood and Sealy Shaw Smith

Area residents graduate from MUW A number of area students graduated in May from Mississippi University for Women.

Stephanie Conley and Taiwanna Pittman of Eupora, and Gregory Deans of Mantee graduated with associates of science in nursing.

Misti Garnett of Maben and Beverly Kilgore of Mantee graduated with bachelors of science in nursing.

Christina Faulkner of Walthall and Carolinda Hubbard of Eupora graduated with bachelors of science.

Founded in 1884 as the first public college for women in the United States, MUW is a tradition-rich university that has educated men for more than 20 years. The quality of MUW’s academic programs is outstanding.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 guide, “America’s Best Colleges,” placed MUW in the top tier of Best Regional Universities in the South. MUW’s quality of education has been reflected in other national rankings including Consumers Digest, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and Washington Monthly magazines.

Locals among MC graduates Nearly 800 students received diplomas from Mississippi College in May.

Five commencement exercises were held for spring 2012 commencement. Speakers included longtime Southern Baptist leader Jerry Rankin, business executive Dan Grafton, academic coordinator for the School of Nursing, Dr. Beth Tinnon, and Congressman Alan Nunnelee.

Among those receiving degrees from the local area were Dana Leigh Vance Huffman and Meredith Lynn Vance Woodard of Eupora, both masters of education.

Smith earns teacher interns award Jason Smith received an Outstanding Teacher Intern Award for his performance during the Teaching Internship in the spring semester at Mississippi State University.

He is the son of Jimmy and Mary Ann Smith of Eupora.

Smith completed his internship in physical education (kinesiology) in grades 3-8 at Houston Upper Elementary and Houston Middle School, both in the Houston School District. He did an outstanding job and was highly recommended for this award by his classroom mentor teachers, Sam Baker and Keith Jernigan.

Outstanding Teacher Intern awards are given to teacher interns who go above and beyond expectations. Teacher interns are nominated by their classroom mentor teachers for this award and receive this recognition based on their resourcefulness, initiative and effectiveness throughout their teaching internship at MSU

Teacher interns receiving the awards were selected because of outstanding teaching performance, professionalism and demonstration of a high level of commitment to the teaching profession.