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College news, May 23

McWilliams to attend Berea 

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Sophia McWilliams will be attending Berea College this fall.

LANCASTER — Garrard County High School senior Sophia McWilliams will be attending Berea College in the fall. She has been awarded a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which completely covers the cost of tuition after other forms of grant and scholarship aid are applied, and is

valued at over $157,000.

McWilliams plans on getting a dual major in English and business marketing. She has been writing books since she was a sixth-grader at Garrard Middle School; she wrote a children’s book series with her father, as well as other books. 

McWilliams has spent this last year writing her first full-length novel on her own, and she dreams of becoming a full-time author who can support herself from book sales and school visits. She plans on starting a nonprofit that will provide published authors with a stipend for school visits.

Campbellsville University lists local grads 

CAMPBELLSVILLE —Campbellsville University held its graduation Saturday, May 12. A record number of 1,013 students graduated during the ‘17-’18 academic year. The local graduates include: 

• Of Liberty — Alexandria Cundiff, Bachelor of Social Work in Social Work Area; Andrew Beal, Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education; Ashley Martin, Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Educ; Brandi Martin, Bachelor of Social Work in Social Work Area; Haley Owens, Bachelor of Science in Fitness/Wellness Specialist Area; Karey Sellers, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; Lindsay Childress, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration Area; Michelle Maupin, Bachelor of Social Work in Social Work Area; Shelby Stringer, Bachelor of Science in Biology; Susan Wahl, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Area/Human Resource Management

• Of Harrodsburg —: Amanda Howard, Bachelor of Science in Psychology; Christy Ingram, Bachelor of Social Work in Social Work Area; Colette Smith, Master of Business Administration; Joelle Collett, Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Educ; Karen Wilson, Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education; Kevin Horn, Master of Social Work; Landon Rogers,  Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education; Lindsey Beaven, Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education; Michael Conover, Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Science; Smarie Horn, Master of Social Work; Zachary Clements, Bachelor of Science in Mass Comm with Broadcast/Digital Media

• Of Danville — Amanda Graves, Master of Social Work; April Lowe, Master of Social Work; Dustin Duvall,  Master of Theology; Jeremy Taylor, Bachelor of Science in Psychology; Logan Curtis, Bachelor of Science in General Business Single Option Major

• Of Dunville — Baylen Hill, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Area/Management; Tristan Stamper, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Area/CIS

• Of Lancaster — Chapman Bean, Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministries

• Of Stanford — Christopher Lunsford, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; Danielle Gooch, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education 

• Of Hustonville — Emily Fox, Master of Business Administration; Maximillian Vitori, Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministries Area

• Of Parksville — Hannah Stratton Bachelor of Social Work in Social Work Area

• Of Salvisa — Jordan Duncan, Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministries.

For complete listings of graduates and more information on the ceremony, visit campbellsville.edu.

Olivia Ramsey spends semester abroad

OXFORD, OHIO —Miami University student Olivia Ramsey spent the winter 2018 semester in Italy as part of a study abroad group.

Ramsey, from Salvisa, is majoring in Biochemistry.

Hannah Brunner named to dean’s list

ROME, GEORGIA — Hannah Brunner, of Danville, was named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at Berry College. The dean’s list honors students who posted an academic average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying a class load of at least 12 hours during the semester.