Community Briefs



Miramar Beach resident named on OBU Honor Roll



Miramar Beach resident Joseph McConnell, a junior personal training/strength and conditioning major, was named to Oklahoma Baptist Universityís Deanís Honor Roll for the fall 2012 semester.



Students who achieved a semester grade point average of 3.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale are named to the Presidentís Honor Roll. Those who achieved a grade point average between 3.4 and 3.69 are listed on the Deanís Honor Roll.



With campuses in Shawnee, Okla., and Oklahoma City, OBU offers 10 bachelorís degrees with 84 fields of study and two masterís degree programs. The Christian liberal arts university has an overall enrollment of 1,979, with students from 37 states and 26 other countries. OBU has been rated as one of the top 10 comprehensive colleges in the West by U.S.News and World Report for 21 consecutive years and has been Oklahomaís highest rated comprehensive college in the U.S. News rankings for 19 consecutive years. Forbes.com consistently ranks OBU as a top university in Oklahoma.

Scholarship applications available



The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections will award a $1,200 scholarship at their annual summer conference. Applicants must be either a political science/public or business administration or journalism/mass communication major that has or will have completed two years of college and be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a senior college or university in Florida. Applicants must also have been bona fide residents of Florida for two years, and be registered to vote.



Applications may be obtained from the Supervisor of Elections website www.GoVote-Okaloosa.com. One nominee from Okaloosa County will be selected and forwarded to the FSASE Scholarship Committee to compete on the state level. Deadline for return of applications to the Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections office is March 18. For more information or to have an application packet emailed or mailed call 850-689-5600 or email brichard@co.okaloosa.fl.us.