Central Carolina Grads
The following students from Moore County graduated from Central Carolina Community College, in Sanford, during spring commencement exercises May 14 in the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center.
These students completed degrees, diplomas and certificates in the college's curriculum programs during the fall 2008 or spring 2009 semesters.
Candice C. Akridge, Jeanne Spencer McIver, and Lisa Marie Millard received associate degrees in applied science. Tramaja Ashaleem Brower, Marlene M. Dean, and Zachary B. McFadden received associate degrees in arts.
Receiving certificates were Tyler Paul Hemphill, Raquisha Elaine Williams, Leticia Halling, Mark Douglas Bain, Jathan Daniel Evans, and Teresa A. Hill.
Daniel Harrison Garner received a diploma.
Mary and Joe McLeod, of Carthage have good reason to be proud. Their sons are two of 30 students nationwide who have been awarded educational scholarships by Philip Morris International Management SA (PMIM SA), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc.
Christopher McLeod will attend Sandhills Community College this fall and plans to transfer eventually to North Carolina State University to study engineering.
Martin McLeod will attend North Carolina State University in Raleigh this fall and plans to study soil science.
PMIM SA awards financial assistance to eligible dependents of participants in its International Tobacco Procurement (ITP) program in order to assist them in furthering their education. Growers participating in the ITP program provide high quality tobacco used in PMI brands sold around the world.
"This year we have awarded these scholarships to 30 deserving students in the United States. The program is part of our commitment to support the communities where we purchase tobacco, and to help motivate these young people to achieve their career goals," said Lee Ryan, director of agricultural programs.
The scholarships are given to students who plan to enroll in a four-year or two-year program at a university, college or vocational/technical school of their choice. A recipient is selected to receive a scholarship by an independent Scholarship Review Committee made up of college admissions officers, financial aid administrators and vocational educators.
Award amounts are based on financial need and do not exceed $4,000 annually for college scholarships, or $2,000 for vocational/technical scholarships. The scholarships are good for two or four years, depending on the student's program of study.
Laura Jordan Puleo, of Pinehurst, was named to the dean's list at Duke University for the Spring 2009 semester. She was among 1,917 students who achieved that honor.
To make the Arts & Sciences dean's list, students must rank in the top third of their college; for dean's list with distinction, the top tenth of their college. At the Pratt School of Engineering, students must rank in the top third within their academic class to make the dean's list; for dean's list with distinction, the top tenth within their academic class.
Puleo is majoring in classical civilizations and classical languages. She is the daughter of Joel and Ellen Puleo.
Anna Clairese McKenzie, of Pinehurst, has been named to the Dean's List at Richmond Community College in Hamlet.
To be named to the list, a student must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 with no letter grade below a "B" and carry 12 or more semester credit hours.
RCC also recognizes students attending on a part-time basis for their academic excellence. udents must carry 6 - 11 semester credit hours.
Charles Ray Knight, of Pinebluff, and Charles Richard Clark, of West End, were named to the Part-time President's List with 4.0 grade point averages.
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