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Snead State Phi Theta Kappa inductees

Snead State Community College recognized the academic achievement of students at its recent spring induction ceremony for the Theta Iota chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Included were: Alyssa Duncan, Jamie McCartney, and Natalie Morton of Altoona; and Jose Espinosa and Isaac Soriano of Horton.

Sanders inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Morgan Sanders of Florence was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Sanders is pursuing a degree in public relations at the University of North Alabama. She is the daughter of Jeanettie White and Buddy Thompson of Altoona and the late Charles Sanders of Snead. Grandparents are […]

Snead State pins 2019 RNs

Snead State Community College held the pinning ceremony earlier this month for the class of 2019 Registered Nurses. Among the 43 students were: Judy Boswell of Altoona; Shauna Duarte of Cleveland; and Melissa Talley of Horton.

Jacksonville State honor students

JSU named 1,914 students to the President’s and Deans’ Lists for their outstanding academic performance during the Spring 2019 semester. Students attending full-time and earning a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99 and named to the Dean’s List are: Jada Elizabeth Avila, Joshua Allen Graves, Kelsey Elizabeth Smith, Samantha Vernice Ortiz, Justin Ricardo Ortiz, and Emily R. Towns of Blountsville; Catherine […]

Clark appointed president of Otelco

On May 14, Otelco announced that Richard A. Clark had been appointed president of the company, reporting to Rob Souza, CEO and director of Otelco. In addition, Souza announced he will retire Dec. 31, 2019. Upon Souza’s retirement, Clark will assume the additional position of CEO and will be based in New Gloucester, Maine. Prior to joining Otelco, Clark was […]

50th anniversary

Jerry and JoAnn Bullard celebrated an early 50th wedding anniversary recently with family and friends. The couple were married July 3, 1969, by D.C. Criswell, at Rainbow Crossing. Jerry is the son of Elmer “Cobb” and Betty Lou Bullard. JoAnn is the daughter of Odis and Novline Hipp. They own and operate Bullard Farm/Hitchin Post in Snead. The Bullards have […]

Quilters Guild scholarships

Kaitlyn McAnnally, Cleveland, and Gabrielle Roberts, Southeastern, are recipients of $1,000 scholarships from the Blount County Quilters Guild. McAnnally is the daughter of Kevin McAnnally and Sherrie Horton. She will attend JSU and study biology, with plans to transfer to UAB to obtain a degree in orthodontics. Roberts will attend UAB in the fall.

Snead State students honored

Melody Baker of Horton was recognized during the annual awards day for highest GPA in First Level RN. Students continuing their education at other institutions earned scholarships: Gracie Box, Altoona (Athens State University); Maria Cruz, Oneonta (Athens State University); Viridiana Frias-Villalobos, Horton (Jacksonville State University); Anna G. Eubanks, Altoona (University of Alabama); Amber Crosby, Altoona (UAB); and Jeremy Mitchell, Oneonta […]

Mitchell places

Breanna Mitchell of Horton won first place in the accounting for professionals category at the Phi Beta Lambda Alabama State Leadership Conference in April. The win secures her place in the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Tex., in June.

Oneonta, Southeastern place in AMSTI STEM challenge

On Friday, April 5, around 400 students converged on the campus of Wallace State Community College in Hanceville for Athens State’s inaugural AMSTI STEM challenge. The event drew second- through sixth-graders from Limestone County, Athens City, Cullman County, Blount County, and Oneonta City schools. Students competed in a team-building exercise against a total of 25 teams in their grade level. […]


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