UofA graduate inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

June 15, 2010 FAYETTEVILLE — McKinley Case from Batesville was inducted into the Alpha of Arkansas Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa during a ceremony on May 7. Case graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor of science degree in biology.

Pham honored at Georgia Tech

June 15, 2010 ATLANTA — Candis Pham of Batesville made the Dean’s List for spring semester 2010 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.Undergraduate students earning a 3.00 or higher academic average for the semester gain the distinction of being named to the Dean’s List at Georgia Tech, one of the nation’s leading research universities home to more than 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Henne makes Dean’s List

June 15, 2010 BANNER ELK, N.C. — Kaylie Henne of Plainview was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2010 semester at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, according to a news release.To qualify for the Dean’s List, the student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above.

Terry earns honors

June 15, 2010 ATLANTA — Charles Terry of Batesville earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Spring 2010 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.Undergraduate students earning a 4.0 academic average for the semester gain the distinction of Faculty Honors at Georgia Tech, one of the nation’s leading research universities home to more than 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Tucker on Dean’s List

June 15, 2010 JACKSON, Miss. — Bonnie Tucker of Batesville has been named to the Dean’s Scholars List at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., for the spring 2010 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s Scholars List a student must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the semester.

Jenkins on Dean’s List

June 15, 2010 SEARCY — Laura Jenkins of Batesville is among the Harding University students included on the Dean’s List for grades achieved during the spring semester.Jenkins is a senior double majoring in electronic media production and leadership and ministry.The Dean’s List is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, vice president for academic affairs, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade point average and no incompletes.

Hendrix confers degrees

June 15, 2010 CONWAY— Hendrix College conferred degrees upon more than 300 of its students during the college’s 126th commencement ceremony recently, including the following students from the Independence County area:Batesville — Zachary Waldrip, bachelor of arts in biochemistry and molecular biology; Anthony Johnson, BA in computer science; Lisa Esposito, BA in environmental studies; Benjamin Wadley, BA in history and economics; Kevin Peek of Batesville, BA in physics;Cave City — Sara Mitchell, BA in economics.

Whitten receives Ozarka awards

June 15, 2010 ASH FLAT — Recent Highland High School graduate Alexandra Whitten received the Academic Excellence Scholarship to attend Ozarka College next fall.Academic Excellence Scholars are selected based on their grade point average overall in high school and/or their ACT composite score. She will be eligible for this scholarship, which covers tuition at Ozarka for up to four semesters, as long as she continues to meet the criteria determined by the scholarship requirements.

Batesville eye doctor earns award

June 15, 2010 Local optometrist Dr. Sam Cooke, a longtime affiliate of TLC Laser Eye Centers, was recently awarded the TLC’s Vision Source Excellence in Eye Care — Refractive award. The award is given each year to two practices within the TLC Laser Eye Centers Affiliate Program. These practices are the leaders in their field and have achieved the following accomplishments:• dedication and commitment to clinical excellence in eye care;• involvement in community and professional activities;• commitment to the public education and growth of laser vision correction;