Caroline M. Peckels, daughter of Ed and Helen Peckels, of Pinehurst, was named to the fall dean’s list at Elon University. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.50 in a minimum of 12 semester hours with no grade below a B- minus.
Elon University is recognized as a national model for engaged learning, with renowned programs in international study and community service. Elon emphasizes an excellent foundation in liberal arts and sciences along with nationally accredited professional programs in the schools of law, business, communications and education.
UNCP Honors Lists
Below is the list of students at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke who qualified for the chancellor’s and honors lists during the 2009 fall semester.
Students are eligible for the chancellor’s list if they achieve a minimum semester quality point average of 3.7 while passing at least 12 semester hours of course work; none of the 12 hours may be pass/fail.
Moore County residents on the chancellor’s list are:
Jason Sloan Monk, Aberdeen; Joanna Marie Cooper and Emily C. Strobel, Cameron; Amanda Gail Wells, Carthage; Sara Jane Pack, High Falls; Bryan Nelson Collins and Cheryl Williams McLean, Lakeview; Katja J. Dammann, Tera Garner Duthie, Jonathan G. Perry, Ginger Lynn Reed and Diane H. Schumacher, Pinehurst; Leslie Megan Hill and Whitney Leeanne Marion, Southern Pines; Edward Randall Ricker, Whispering Pines.
Students are eligible for the honors list if they achieve a minimum semester quality point average of 3.2 while passing at least 12 semester hours of course work; none of the 12 hours may be pass/fail.
Moore County residents on the list are:
Brandi M. Smith, Aberdeen; Jamie Lynn Jacobs and Shannon K. Welly, Carthage; Rae Marie Cox and Michael Anthony Placa, Pinebluff; Brian Lee McKenzie, Pinehurst; Matthew Thomas Bean and Ronald Frank Skoog, West End; Bethany Ashley Pehler-Johnson, Whispering Pines.
Laura Jordan Puleo, of Pinehurst, daughter of Drs. Joel and Ellen Puleo, has been named to the fall dean’s list with distinction at Duke University, where she is a member of the class of 2012.
Puleo is a 2008 graduate of The O’Neal School, who is double majoring in classical languages and classical civilizations, with a minor in linguistics.
Puleo has recently been involved in a research project alongside Dr. Mary T. Boatwright, a professor of classical history, and has assisted in founding the Duke Classics Club.
She also joined Duke Mock Trial last year to learn about courtroom dynamics and strategies necessary for a career in law.
Puleo is also active with the Children’s Miracle Network, particularly affiliated with Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center. She is a member of the Environmental Alliance, Duke Smart Home and Duke Community Garden on campus. She has also involved with the Miss America Organization for five years and has won interview and talent awards at the state level.
Rachel Stewart, 17, a student at Pinecrest High School, was among the state finalists for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for exemplary acts of volunteerism.
The awards program, now in its 15th year, is conducted by Prudential Financial Inc. in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
Elizabeth Christine Fowle, Pinecrest High School, daughter of Christine and Sam Fowle, of Southern Pines, has received the Sue Jones Davis Full Tuition Scholarship of $21,600 a year from Salem College for the academic year 2010-2011.
Invited students competed for merit awards during Salem’s annual Scholarship Weekend in February, which recognized high-school seniors or transfer students with exemplary talents and academic records.
Founded in 1772, Salem College is the nation’s oldest continually operating institution for women. Salem offers 29 undergraduate majors and special programs for women; coeducational graduate degrees in education; and programs for adults 23 and up through the Fleer Center for Adult Education.
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