Jones named to Dean's List

McKinzie Jones of Destin has been named to the Southeast Missouri State University Dean's List for academic achievement during the spring 2018 semester.

Students named to the list earned at least a 3.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, completed at least 12 hours of standard graded credit, achieved no grade below a B and received no failing grades in enrolled courses, including credit/no credit or pass/fail courses.

Jamila Labee on Dean’s List

Presbyterian College recognized Jamila Elizabeth Labee, a junior from Destin, for making the Dean’s List during the 2018 spring semester. The Dean’s List is composed of students who have earned between a 3.3 and a 3.9 grade point average.

Presbyterian College is located on a 240-acre campus in Clinton, between Columbia and Greenville, S.C.

Local resident graduates from William & Mary

Raney Warner from Destin recently graduated from William & Mary with a Bachelor of Arts (International Honours) degree, a joint program with St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland.

Founded by royal charter in 1693, William & Mary is the second oldest educational institution in the nation. During the past 300 years, the college has educated three U.S. presidents and is currently ranked among the nation’s top 10 public universities and has been designated a “Public Ivy.”

NWFSC nursing graduates

Northwest Florida State College recognized students on May 7 who successfully completed the associate degree in nursing and bachelor of science in nursing programs during the Spring 2018 academic semester.

The students were presented pins by loved ones, family and friends. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the students and all nurses in the audience were invited to stand and recite the nursing pledge. The history of this rite of passage can be traced back to the 19th century when Florence Nightingale presented medals for nursing excellence.

Destin students receiving spring 2018 associate of science degrees in nursing were Kimberly Carnley, Megan Doucette, Catherine Gibson, Kelly Nowell, Lisa Rath, Jordan Rogers, Emily Salsgiver, and Amy Vanzo.

Doucette was recognized with a special Clinical Excellence in Nursing award.

NWFSC holds teacher education pinning ceremony

The Teacher Education Department at Northwest Florida State College held a pinning ceremony May 4 to recognize students that graduated with teaching degrees.

Destin graduates were Maija Campbell, bachelor of science in early childhood education; and Mallory Carpenter and Mallory Hallberg, bachelor of science in education, elementary education with reading and ESOL endorsement.

Local student graduates from Clarion University

Brooke Windham of Destin graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania May 12 with a MSLS Information and Library Science degree.