SALT LAKE CITY — The following local students have earned degrees from Western Governors University (WGU). The university held its 29th semi-annual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City on August 15 and celebrated the graduation of more than 8,500 graduates. In addition to recognizing students who graduated in the past six months, the nation’s first competency-based university marked another major milestone—50,000 graduates in just 15 years. Graduates included: Melissa Miller of Eaton, who received her MBA in Healthcare Management and Aaron Evans of New Paris, who received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
ASHLAND — Samantha A. Ward from Lewisburg, daughter of Jim and Sarah (Deaton) Ward , also of Lewisburg, has been named to the Ashland University Dean’s List for the spring semester, 2015. Samantha is a senior and majoring in biology with a concentration in bio-technology and a minor in chemistry. This recognition goes to a full-time student who achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester.
EATON – Sixty-one college-bound students were awarded scholarships from Farm Credit Mid-America, a $20 billion financial services cooperative serving farmers, agribusinesses and rural residents throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. The scholarships, totaling more than $80,000, were awarded based on academic achievement, leadership qualities and school and community involvement. The recipients also submitted essays about their passion for agriculture.
A Preble County resident and The Ohio State University student, Kate Deaton, was named one of the Farm Credit Mid-America scholarship recipients. She is the daughter of Ronald & Pamela Deaton and is an upcoming sophomore studying agriscience education. Deaton credits her passion for agriculture from her first-hand experience on her family farm and her involvement with the National FFA Organization. She is an active member of OSU’s Agricultural Education Society. In addition, Deaton throws discus and shotput for The Ohio State University’s varsity team.
RICHMOND, INDIANA — Reid Hospital recognized 10 nurses during the 2015 Nursing Excellence Awards reception as part of National Nurse’s Week, in May.
“This celebration and awards highlight the wonderful things our nurses do all year,” said Kay Cartwright, Reid vice president and chief nursing officer. “They are at the center of our mission, providing the hands-on care with a special touch that sets Reid apart,” she said.
The winning nurses represent communities from all across the Ohio-Indiana region that Reid Hospital serves and includes: Dianne Bailey, RN, Oncology (Richmond, Indiana); Kelsey Bailey, LPN, 4 East (Richmond, Indiana); Cherie Frame, ACNP (Richmond, Indiana); Susan Garber, RN, Critical Care Unit (Greenville); Keri Lackey, RN, Emergency Services (Fountain City, Indiana); Stephanie L. Nicholson, RN, Mother-Baby Care Center (Modoc, Indiana); Kathy Price, RN, Critical Care Unit (Williamsburg, Indiana); Christy Sherwood, RN, Emergency Services (Cambridge City, Indiana); Tamika Turner, NP-C, Oncology (Indianapolis, Indiana); Megan Woods, RN, Emergency Services (Lewisburg.)