College news

Dean’s list
Berry College — Alexis Draut and Marlee Smith, both of Danville.
President’s list
University of the Cumberlands — McKenzie Hounshell of Stanford, Josiah Robbins of Burgin and Stacey Smith of Liberty.
Graduates
Jacksonville State University — Jack M. Patton of Parksville, graduated April 28. Patton received an MBA in business administration.
Campbellsville University — The following students received their degrees on May 12 and 13:
Elliot Float, Junction City, associate degree in nursing.
James Kuhn, Liberty, associate degree in nursing.
Lacy Wethington, Liberty, associate degree in nursing.
Caleb King, Stanford, bachelor of arts in educational ministries area.
Haleigh Lanham, Harrodsburg, bachelor of music in music education with vocal emphasis.
Seth Royalty, Burgin, bachelor of science in criminal justice administration.
Chelsea Gill, Danville, bachelor of science in elementary education / primary – 5.
Sandra Pennington, Harrodsburg, bachelor of science in criminal justice administration.
Carli Soude, Harrodsburg, bachelor of science in English.
Sara Coffman, Liberty, bachelor of science in criminal justice administration.
Kaylee Edwards, Liberty, bachelor of science in psychology.
Jessica Hogue, Liberty, bachelor of science in middle grades education.
Jonathan Jones, Salvisa, bachelor of science in liberal arts and science.
Reagan Weiskircher, Stanford, Ky., bachelor of science in biology.
Emily Fox, Hustonville, bachelor of science in business administration – health care management.
Mary Williams, Parksville, bachelor of social work.
Shelly King, Waynesburg, bachelor of science in nursing in RN to BSN.
Brandon Sergent, Danville, master in management and leadership.
Zachary Gray, Harrodsburg, master in theology.
Robert Coleman, Parksville, master in theology.
Fallon Carnes, Danville, master in social work.
Kandis Young, Danville, master in social work.
Savannah Young, Junction City, master in social work.
Shelli Engler, Harrodsburg, master of arts in school improvement.
Kendra Grimes, Hustonville, master of arts in education in teacher leader.
Western Kentucky University — Bethany Bottoms, daughter of Cynthia Gaines and Walter (Sherri) Bottoms, graduated from Western Kentucky University on May 13 with a bachelor of interdisciplinary studies with a concentration of social and behavioral studies. Her minors included gerontology and social work.  Bottoms is a member of Phi Delta Mu Honor Society and graduated with Magna Cum Laude honor cords. She received a 4.0 on her final semester and will be on the president’s list at WKU. Bethany graduated from Mercer County Senior High School in 2012 and from BCTC in 2015 with an associates of arts degree.
Bethany Bottoms
Awards
Morehead State University — Shelby Price, of Waynesburg, received the Outstanding Astrophysics Student Award.
Ellis selcted as Connections leader
BIRMINGHAM — Samford student JoJo Ellis of Danville, has been named a Connections leader.
Connections is Samford’s new-student welcome weekend dedicated to getting incoming students plugged into Samford and the Birmingham community. A team of 100 upperclassmen provide support and encouragement during the first few days on campus. Connections 2017 will begin Aug. 25.
Connections leaders were selected from more than 300 applicants by the Connections coordinators, a team of six students who plan and execute all phases of Connections Weekend.
The mission of the Connections program is to invite incoming students to Samford University by providing a place of belonging, developing relationships and continually exemplifying humble service.