Colleges across the country are recognizing students from Chilhowie High School for their on-campus success. Click any achievement to discover alumni from Chilhowie High School, view their personalized Merit pages, and learn about what they are accomplishing. (see more)
Colleges across the country are recognizing students from Chilhowie High School for their on-campus success. Click any achievement to discover alumni from Chilhowie High School, view their personalized Merit pages, and learn about what they are accomplishing.
To be eligible for the Dean's List during the summer semester, degree-seeking students with a minimum Georgia State cumulative GPA of 2.00 must earn a 3.50 GPA for the semester and complete at least 6 semester hours of academic credit with no incompletes.
King University is pleased to announce students in traditional and professional studies undergraduate programs who received academic honors for the spring 2014 semester. The King University Dean's list recognizes students taking at least 12 hours of academic work and attaining a semester grade point average within the range of 3.50 to 3.99. Students who take at least 12 hours of academic work and achieve a perfect 4.0 semester grade point average are honored on the President's List. For the spring 2014 semester, 1,084 students were honored with 416 named to the President's List and 668 to the Dean's List.
The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
The following local students recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Emory & Henry College has announced the recipients of awards of academic excellence for the spring of 2013. Those honored include:
One of the most powerful political leaders in California urged Emory & Henry graduates Saturday to envision the world in which they would like to live and then work to create it. Toni Atkins, majority leader of the California State Assembly, reminded students of what is for them a familiar mantra as she spoke of her own dreams and the course she has established for fulfilling them. She delivered her message to 203 graduates and a large crowd of guests assembled on the south lawn of Memorial Chapel. "I made it my mantra," said Atkins, a member of the E&H Class of 1984. "Whether as a career, or a volunteer or through community organizing, I would work towards my dream of creating a world I would want to live in." A native of Roanoke, Va., Atkins' father was a coal miner and construction worker. Her mother was a factory worker and seamstress. They lived in substandard housing without running water or a bathroom. She recalls not having access to healthcare, being looked down upon in school for being poor, and coming out at an early age as a lesbian. "All these things made me dream of and envision a different world," she said. Speaking from experience, Atkins said students who graduate from Emory & Henry leave with a foundation and solid skills to help them reach their dreams. "What Emory & Henry gave to me was a deep understanding of how I could function in a world that up until then I thought wasn't about me. How I could engage and participate fully with meaning and purpose. This place helped me identify direction and purpose." Once named by the Democratic Leadership Council in California as a "rising star," Atkins is a former member of the San Diego City Council and a former interim San Diego mayor. Shortly after being elected to the California Assembly in 2010, she was named majority whip. In 2012, she was appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly to serve as majority leader. Much of her political reputation is built on the successful work she has done on behalf of the disadvantaged communities in San Diego. She fought for and achieved affordable housing in the cities challenging house market. She has worked successfully on behalf of veterans, the elderly and the homeless while remaining focused on fiscal responsibility. As interim mayor, she earned high praise for her management expertise, her work ethic and her ability to organize disparate factions of the community. She also earned national press attention as the first openly gay leader of a major U.S. city. Atkins urged graduates to believe all good things were possible for them and their world. "Don't think that it is impossible for you to achieve that vision -- I could never have predicted I would end up where I am today. I don't think I even knew such a path existed." Graduates from your region include:
Established in 1991 by the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, Inc., of Princeton, New Jersey, the Bonner Scholars Program is the premier scholarship program at Emory & Henry College. The Bonner Program offers 80 scholarships annually in return for eight hours of direct community service and two hours of reflection and participation in enrichment events per week. Projects from the fall semester have included the creation of a "Great Outdoors Learning Dome" in the Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol, Va. Students have served at public schools, the Boys & Girls Club, and the William King Museum in Abingdon, Va. Students have also tutored Washington County, Va. Regional Jail inmates in preparation for GED testing. Students participating in the E&H Bonners Program include: