Sisters achieve academic honors

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 18, 2002

On May 5, Jennifer Bernard, a daughter of Ken and Sandy Bernard of Suffolk, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and a Bachelor of Science

Degree in Computer Science. Inducted as a Phi Beta Kappa member, Bernard was also the recipient of the Bobby Chandler Award in Music and the David C. Evans Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Creative Arts at the University. She has been awarded a full tuition scholarship to pursue her graduate degree in Music composition at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

Rebecca Bernard, also a daughter of Ken and Sandy Bernard graduated with honors from Lakeland High School on June 15. On June 9, Bernard was also a graduate of the Governor’s School for the Performing Arts in ceremonies held at the Wells Theater in Norfolk. She has received a Provost Scholarship from Virginia Commonwealth University where she will be pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theater.

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Elizabeth A. Howell

Elizabeth Ashley Howell has been named the 2002 recipient of Suffolk Credit Professionals International Elmira Brewer Scholarship in the amount of $500. Howell is the daughter of

Sam and Terry Howell and will be attending Longwood University. She is a graduate of Nansemond Suffolk Academy.

Christopher I. Holland

The United States Achievement Academy announced recently that Christopher I. Holland from Suffolk has been named an All-American scholar.

The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. The All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher, grade point average.

These are awards few students can ever hope to attain.

Holland attends Portsmouth Christian School and will appear in the all-American Scholar Yearbook, which is published nationally. Holland is the son of Paul and Jacqueline Holland from Suffolk and the grandson of Joseph Boone Sr. and Doreatha Boone from Warren and Paul and Lydia Holland from Portsmouth.

Jennifer Presson

Jennifer Presson, a teacher form Forest Glen Middle School was presented with a check for $25,000 on Saturday, June 29 at

the Los Angeles gala k-12 educators prestigious national event. The Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards program was a black-tie event held at the Los Angeles Century Plaza Hotel

in Los Angeles, Calif.

Averett University

Matthew Sawyer, Phillip Bodie, Michael Frank and John Wanros, all of Suffolk were named to the honors list at Averett University for the spring semester.

Sawyer earned a

3.4 GPA to be named to the Dean’s List and is a rising senior majoring in business administration/aviation management..

Bodie earned a perfect 4.0 GPA to be named to the President’s List. Frank and Wanros earned GPAs of 3.75 or higher to be named to the Vice President’s List. Wanros and Frank are all pursuing bachelor of business administration degrees

through the university’s Graduate and Professional Studies Program.

Four Students from NSA to enroll at college

Jedd T. Askew, Robert M. Ferguson, Taylor R. Pruden and William E. Slack have been accepted by Hampden-Sydney College and will enroll in August.

Askew with an Achievement Awards, is the son of Pam and Robert Askew; Ferguson enters as an Allan Scholar and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Phillips Ferguson; Pruden is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pruden III; and Slack enters as an Allan Scholar and is the son of Dr. and Mrs. David Slack

According to Dean of Admissions Anita Garland, this year’s freshmen class was admitted from the largest applicant pool in the history of the college.

College of William & Mary Graduates & Dean’s List

The following students from Suffolk recently graduated from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg: Dara Janine Dugger, Master of Education; Laia Elizabeth Gresham, Bachelor of Science; Michael Barnett Merrell, Bachelor of Arts; Roger Matthew Owens, Bachelor of Arts; Shane Michael Kent, Master of Business Administration; Shay Marea Mocnik, Bachelor of Arts. The following students from Suffolk were recently named to the Dean’s List

at the College of William & Mary for the spring semester: David Daniel Delong, Erin Jeanne Gillikin, Scott Edward, Lyle and Stephen Craig Merrell.

In order to achieve Dean’s List status, a full-time degree seeking undergraduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.6 Quality Point Average during the semester

Marcus D. Cooper

Marcus D. Cooper of Woodbridge, a business finance student at Virginia State Univ. in Petersburg, Va. was inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society in economics, and Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society for business management and administration. He was also selected for Who’s Who Among College Students and the National Scholar Award.

Cooper is the grandson of James and Ruth Outlaw of Suffolk, and the late Elma C. Wiggins.

Chowan College

Chowan College in Murfreesboro, N.C. recently named Dana H. Weaver, Dana H. Weaver and Aaron William Fowler to the President’s List and Dean’s List for the Spring 2002 semester.

Joshua E. Worrell

Joshua E. Worrell graduated on May 4, 2002, from James Madison University in Harrisonburg with a Master of Science Degree. He was a 1996 honor graduate of Lakeland High School. He has accepted a position with Suffolk Public Schools for the 2002-03 year. Joshua is the son of Donald and Roseland Worrell who reside at O’Kelly Dr.