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East Tennessee State University in Johnson City has announced the names of students who attained a GPA qualifying them for inclusion on the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester.
To receive this honor, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate course work with a GPA of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.
Making the list from Warren County are Patty B. Atwood, Mikaela B. Gentry, Amber N. Hale, Ashley L. Rambo, Mary K. Scott, Michael P. Barnes, Jessica B. Bouldin and Amanda L. Marten.

Three residents
earn diplomas

Three Warren County residents were among the 13 graduates from five counties recognized at the conclusion of fall trimester at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology – McMinnville.
Director Warren Laux presented diplomas to the following students: Amy Lyle, business systems technology; Nathan Simmons, industrial maintenance; and Ethan Foster, welding.
Other graduates are residents of Coffee (five), White (two), DeKalb (two) and Cannon (one) counties. Students in all programs spend at least half of their time developing skills through hands-on exercises. 
The spring trimester at TCAT McMinnville began Jan. 2.

Phifer awarded

Codie Allen Phifer of Rock Island has been awarded the Lisa Laughlin McCord Nursing Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year at Motlow College. He is a 2009 graduate of Warren County High School, where he was listed in Who’s Who among American high school students.
“For the past three years I have been preparing myself for Motlow’s nursing program by taking extra classes that would give me better insight into the nursing field,” said Phifer. “I have been dedicated to my goal of becoming an RN. Nursing has been my one and only goal and I know without a doubt that nursing is what I want to do.”
Lisa Laughlin McCord is a graduate of the Motlow nursing program who went on to earn her BSN and MSN. Her father was a surgeon so her exposure to the medical field began at an early age. She now teaches online classes for various universities.
“We are very fortunate to have a donor like Lisa who has been through our program and knows what it takes for a student to complete the RN degree,” said Jan Rogers, director of advancement for the Motlow College Foundation. “We sincerely appreciate Lisa’s desire to help students accomplish their educational goals.”
Others wishing to donate to the Motlow nursing program can contact Rogers at 931-393-1692 or

Webb School
to welcome visitors

The Webb School in Bell Buckle will open its campus for prospective students and their families for Visitors Day on Monday, Jan. 20. The day-long event begins at 9 a.m. with registration and breakfast and concludes at 3 p.m.
The schedule includes a tour of the 150-acre campus, led by a current Webb student. Visiting students will attend lunch and class with a Webb student, while parents attend informational panels regarding programming and financial aid opportunities.
The Webb School is an independent college preparatory boarding/ day school for grades 6-12.
Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Jan. 17 by calling 931-389-6003.