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Area College Students Recognized

Western North Carolina – The following area college students were recognized by their respective institutes of higher learning: 

Vittoria Miranda Duque of Asheville is among the more than 5,000 candidates for graduation in the Class of 2021 who will be celebrated during [the university’s] 168th Commencement exercises April 29 – May 2. Duque, who is a management major, is a candidate for a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the School of Business Administration.

Georgia State University

Emily Srisarajivakul of Arden received the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award in School Psychology from Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development as part of its annual Honors Day celebration. This award is given to a doctoral student in recognition of academic performance, service to the department and professional promise.

Bob Jones University

Chastiva Weatheroy, a senior at Bob Jones University pursuing a Bachelor of Elementary Education, was accepted into the Master’s degree program in Special Education at Western Carolina in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Weatheroy is a resident of Candler.

Sherman College

Aaron Tolbert of Arden earned the Sherman College of Chiropractic’s Dean’s List for grades earned during the winter 2021 academic quarter. Dean’s List students have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the quarter.

Phi Kappa Phi

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: Giorgie Vining of Candler at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Anjali Kumari of Arden at North Carolina A&T State University.

Western Carolina University: Betsy Butner, Sara Joss, Stephanie Langefeld, Adam Merrill, Hannah Silberman and Raymond Smith. 

Valerie Metzler of Hendersonville, who attends East Tennessee State University.

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