Honors in Education | Local News
Meg Hancock of Paducah has been inducted into the Duke University Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is America’s oldest collegiate honor society. Its 290 campus chapters invite the most outstanding liberal arts students (humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences) at major colleges and universities in America for initiation. Less than 1% of seniors and graduates of American universities are inducted into the honorary academic society.
The University of Mississippi will be celebrating more than 5,000 Class of 2021 graduation candidates during the university’s 168th launch exercises from April 29 to May 2. The class included the following local students:
Alexis Jae Watt, of Mayfield, Bachelor of Science, major in Integrated Marketing, School of Journalism and New Media.
Channing Taylor Foster, of Murray, BA in Accounting, Major in Accounting at the Patterson School of Accountancy.
Clayton Scott Ely, of Paducah, BA in University Studies, Major in General Studies.
Lauren Nicole Eickholz, from Paducah, Masters in Taxation, Major in Taxation at the doctoral school.
Ashley Katherine Shadoan, of Paducah, Bachelor of Science, Major in Integrated Marketing, School of Journalism and New Media.
The University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg held launch ceremonies this spring to celebrate its recent graduates. Among the graduates there were:
Stephanie Ford of Gilbertsville, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Jeffery Russell de Paducah, Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership
Charlotte Wells de Paducah, Master of Arts in Teaching
Jaclyn Woford of Princeton, Master of Arts in Teaching
Karson Hendrickson de Benton, Master of Arts in Teaching
Alli Wiggins de Mayfield, Master of Arts Education in Teacher Leader
Anna Howard de Benton, Master of Arts Education in Teacher Leader
Kendrick Dunnaway de Mayfield, Master of Arts Education in Teacher Leader
Miranda Baker de Paducah, Master of Arts Education in Teacher Leader
Ryan Buchanan de Kevil, Master of Arts Education in Teacher Leader
Travis Griggs de Benton, Master of Arts Education in Teacher Leader
Elise Cash of Princeton, MA specialist in arts education in literacy
Haley Brookshire of Boaz, Master of Arts Education in Literacy Specialist
Elyssa Fletcher from Gilbertsville, Master of Arts Education in School Counseling
Hilary Perkins of Mayfield, Master of Arts Education in School Counseling
Taylor Schuring de Benton, Master of Arts Education in School Counseling
Clayton Brewer of Paducah, Education Specialist in School Counselor
Erica Brown from Paducah, Education Specialist as School Counselor
Lyndsey Howard de Paducah, School Counselor Education Specialist
Taylor Collins of Mayfield, School Counselor Education Specialist
Amy Rose de Hickman, Education Specialist in Teaching Supervisor
Amanda Curlin de Murray, Senior Education Specialist
Sean Murphy of Paducah, Chief Education Specialist
Thomas Harper of Cadiz, Senior Education Specialist
Lindsey Bridges of Hickman, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
James Gooch of Providence, Head of School Education Specialist
Jennifer Wallace de Cadiz, Master of Arts in Education
Abigail Reinhardt, from Almo, was one of 41 Central College students in the 2021 class to graduate with Alpha Zeta Mu Honors. Students who graduate with these honors must be full-time students, complete at least three semesters at Central, and achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.8 on a scale of 4.0.
Christy Byassee of Hickory is one of more than 700 students who graduated at Harding University’s spring opening ceremonies from May 7-8. Byassee obtained a master’s degree in nursing in family nursing.
The University of Alabama awarded some 5,860 degrees during its spring opening ceremonies from April 30 to May 2. Among the graduates were:
Audrey Allen from Kuttawa, Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Shelton Owen of Calvert City, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.
Union University (Jackson, Tennessee) graduated 601 students on May 15 during the 196th Class’s Spring Start Services on the University’s Great Lawn. Among them were:
Michael Baugus of Paducah, BS in Business Administration in Accounting.
Layton Estes de Paducah, BS in Business Administration in Accounting.
Kayla Powell of Benton, Master of Social Work Advanced.
Ashleigh Slusmeyer from Paducah, Bachelor of Arts in English and Christian Studies.
The University of Brescia awarded diplomas at the Owensboro Sports Center on May 8. Among the graduates were:
Leslie Amelia Duran from Benton, AS in business.
Kyle Mason Bleidt of Cadiz, BA in Social Studies, Grades 8-12 Teaching Diploma.
Courtney Beverly of Marion, BS in Psychology.
Cassidy ReShea Moss from Marion, BS in Biology.
Grant Eugene Jackson of Mayfield, BS in Computer Science.
William James Edward Bell of Paducah, BS in Accounting.
Check out the lists of graduates from West Kentucky Community and Technical College and Murray State University in next week’s special graduation section.