College briefs

University of the Cumberland graduates

University of the Cumberlands held commencement ceremonies this spring to celebrate its newest graduates. Students in the Class of 2021 the Class of 2020 were also able to participate in this year’s ceremonies.

Graduates from Boyle County are:

• Carla Carr of Danville completed her Master of Science in Strategic Management;

• Douglas Chappell of Danville completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership;

• Samantha Spinks of Perryville completed her Master of Arts in Teaching;

• Tyler Ray of Danville completed his Master of Arts in Teaching;

• Zakary Lanham of Perryville completed his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling;

• Kristin Eastham of Danville completed her Master of Arts Education in School Counseling;

• Trent Bottom of Danville completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Information Technology.

Berry College graduate

Berry College recently announced its newest class of graduates for 2021 which includes Hannah Brunner of Danville who earned a BA degree in History.

Dean’s list

Belmont University — Caroline Bugg of Danville was named to the dean’s list at Belmont University for the Spring 2021 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours (exclusive of audit and pass/fail courses this semester) and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C (inclusive of audit, pass/fail courses and zero-credit courses).

Mattingly graduates

Auburn Mattingly recently graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and was awarded the Otis. A Singletary Outstanding Senior Award from the University of Kentucky. Auburn was a 2017 graduate of Lincoln County High School and was named a National Merit Scholar.

The Otis A. Singletary Outstanding Senior Award was established in 1978 as the first award to recognize overall student leadership at the University of Kentucky. The award, named after former University of Kentucky President Otis A. Singletary, is given to two high academic students in the senior class who have shown outstanding initiative in leadership activities and superlative contributions to the University of Kentucky community.

Auburn was the Outreach Director for the Society of Women Engineers, Engineering Ambassador, and Engineering Living Learning Program Peer Mentor at the University of Kentucky. After graduation, she will begin working at Lockheed Martin as an Aeronautical Engineering Associate and will begin the Engineering Leadership Development Program at Lockheed Martin in March 2022.

Conner awarded scholarship

From left to right is Jill Conner, Sarah’s mother; Jeremy Conner, Sarah’s dad; Sarah Conner; Zach Shelton, Director of Boyle County Bands; Jamie Thomas Bright, Danielle’s mother, and Juanita Hardgrove, Danielle’s grandmother. -Photo submitted

Sarah Conner was chosen as the winner of the ninth annual Danielle Thomas Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Sarah is the daughter of Jill and Jeremy Conner. Sarah is currently undecided as to her college choice and major.

The scholarship was created following the death of Danielle Thomas, Class of 2003, who was a six-year member of the Boyle County Marching Rebels playing the alto saxophone. The scholarship is awarded annually to a senior band student. Danielle is the daughter of Jamie Thomas Bright, and granddaughter of Juanita Hardgrove.