Shorter University has announced students named to the Dean’s List during the spring semester of 2016. To achieve this honor, students must have been enrolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term:
Floyd County teachers, Brandi Crider, band director at Model Middle School; Emily Threlkeld, music teacher at Garden Lakes Elementary School; and Jenifer Beaver, music teacher at Armuchee Elementary School have been elected to state and district level positions with the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA).
After nearly four decades of computer instruction on the collegiate level, Georgia Northwestern Technical College instructor Dwight Watt has been honored by one of the world’s most prestigious networking giants. Cisco Systems, Incorporated has given Watt an Expert Level Instructor Excellence status for his contribution to networking instruction. This award places Watt among the top 10 percent of Cisco Networking Academy instructors worldwide.
The city of Rome has declared Tuesday, June 14 “Blood Assurance Day” which coincides with World Blood Donor Day, a globally recognized day to encourage blood donations and raise awareness for the constant need for blood donors. The organization is asking 600 community members to make a blood donation on Blood Assurance Day to help replenish the blood supply used by local hospitals so far this summer.
Redmond Regional Medical Center announces the three winners of the hospital’s 2015 Frist Humanitarian Awards: Dr. Daniel Robitshek, Internal Medicine Residency Program – Physician Recipient; Andrew Ballantine, Director of Food and Nutrition Services – Employee Recipient; and Eunice Evans – Volunteer Recipient. Redmond also recognizes Angie Terry, RN as the 2015 recipient of the Excellence in Nursing Award.
Sgt. 1st Class Christopher B. Wiley recently retired after serving 20 years in the U.S. Army. He is the son of Nancy E. Andrews and Dwight F. Andrews, of Rome. During his 20 years of service, Wiley served in 14 countries and and was deployed to Iraq, Haiti and Afghanistan. He graduated from Armuchee High School.
Bruce Watterson of Rome sent in a photo he and his wife, Renva Watterson, had taken when they dined with the U.S. ambassador to Namibia during their travels in South Africa. Watterson said Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton of Arizona, and his wife, Melinda Burrell, invited them to the official residence and were delightful hosts.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College has released the names of Floyd County students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2016 spring semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a quarterly GPA of 3.8 or higher with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. For the Dean’s List, the student must maintain a quarterly GPA of 3.5 to 3.79 with at least 12 credit hours.
Members of the Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association attended the 55th Annual Georgia Retired Educators Association Convention on May 3-5 in Augusta. The FRREA received awards in all categories — The Archives Award, Community Service Award, Georgia Educators Museum Award, GREA 10 Percent Growth Membership Award, Healing4Heroes Award, Scholarship Award, Unit of Excellence Award — and certificates of achievement.
Joseph Johnson, a third-year osteopathic medical student at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee, has been elected national president of the American Medical Student Association and will begin his term on May 1, 2017.
United Community Bank has added two bankers to its Rome team — Bryan Holland, an assistant vice president and commercial relationship manager, and Brandon Ball, a banking officer and relationship manager.
Herbert Harper, Model area lead custodian, has been selected as the Distinguished Service Classified Employee of the Year for Floyd County Schools. Harper was presented with the award at the May Board of Education meeting along with a gift check for $250 presented by award sponsor Clear Concepts.
Four recipients from across multiple industries in Rome were recognized by the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau for their outstanding customer service. Winners include: Lori Nance of Northwest Georgia Credit Union, Shelly Ferguson of Hampton Inn & Suites, Howard Mullinax of the City of Rome, and Greg Major of Chick-fil-A Dwarf House.
The Rome Fire Department has won the Johnson Elementary and Krispy Kreme "Have a Sweet Day" award for April. The Fire Department was selected for their excellent work promoting fire safety with fifth-grade students at Johnson.
Tim Hensley, assistant to the superintendent for Floyd County Schools, has been selected to receive the 2016 Barry Gaskins Mentor Legacy Award, given by the National School Public Relations Association. He will receive the award and be honored on July 19 at the NSPRA National Seminar in Chicago, Illinois.
Teachers share with children their subject knowledge gained from study and experience. Christy Davis, is collecting a wealth of experiences to share in her classroom at Pepperell Middle School. Davis, a seventh-grade teacher at Pepperell, has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar this year and will travel to Seattle, Washington in July to learn about the experiences of Asian Pacific Americans in the American Northwest.