Education notes

Shipman initiated into Phi Kappa Phi Debrah Shipman of Eupora has been initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Shipman was chosen based on her superior scholarship and sound character and joins a century-old community of scholars and professionals that includes individuals who have distinguished themselves in positions of leadership and whose careers have been characterized by achievement.

Senior undergraduates shall be in the upper 10 percent of their class in each college or division. Juniors are drawn from the upper 7.5 percent of their class. Graduate and professional students in the upper 10 percent of all candidates for graduate or professional degrees may also be candidates for membership. Also eligible are faculty, administrators, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.

Criddle among ICC graduates Marlo Criddle of Mantee was among those who earned associate of arts or associate of applied science degrees or certificates at the conclusion of the 2012 fall semester at Itawamba Community College. Criddle earned a certificate.

Locals on HCC Honors lists Academic and technical students with exemplary quality point averages are recognized at the end of the fall and spring semesters by being named to the President’s or Dean’s list at Holmes Community College. To be eligible for such recognition a student must be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours. To be placed on the president’s list, a student must have a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0 while a dean’s list student must have a grade point average of 3.4 to 3.69.

President’s List • Bellefontaine: Bradley Pearson • Eupora: Ashtyn Bryant, Ruth Cobb, Gina Gibson, Alyssa Hawes, Jennifer Shaw, Kevin Warren • Maben: Brittany Peeples • Mantee: Brandon Johnson • Mathiston: Bailey Brooks, Hope Ellis • Stewart: Samantha Makela • Walthall: Bailey Haynes

Dean’s List • Eupora: Bailey Colvin, Mykel Hawes, Colby Mitchell, Elisha Newman, Cutter Petty • Maben: Jessica McKee • Mathiston: Edwin Mitchell • Stewart: Emily Green, Benjamin May, Daniel Power

MUW honors lists include locals Mississippi University for Women students were recognized on the Dean’s List and President’s List for the fall 2012 semester. The Dean’s List includes Carolinda Hubbard of Eupora and Victoria Wooten of Maben.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, the student must be enrolled full- time and have a quality point average of 3.5 to 3.99 on a 4.0 scale. The President’s List includes Jennifer Brock of Mantee, and Debrah Shipman and Christy Sudduth of Eupora.

To qualify for the President’s List, the student must be enrolled full-time and have a perfect 4.0 QPA.