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Northwest community college announces president’s list

The president’s list for the fall 2015 semester at Northwest Mississippi Community College has been released by college officials and includes area students:

Alexia Bowie, William Dees, Stephanie Hannah and Melissa Jordan, all of Abbeville; Barbara Arbuckle, Melane Ayuyu, Morgan Barker, Bryce Bossin, Allen Brewer, Lisa Buford, Turner Bullock, Allison Caldwell, Frederick Carlton, Katrena Carrothers, Charlene Cook, William Dabney, Angela Farrow, Brandon Fassinger, Austin Fikes, Andrew Fitch, Rachael Flowers, Stuart Frazier, Gustavo Garrido, Danny Hickey, Brittany Hilliard, Ethan Holmes, Heather Howard, Taylor Howell, Vernon Hughes, Mary Hunt, Brandi Jenkins, Starr Joiner, Gregory King, Justice King, Jessica Ledbetter, Savannah Lee, David Locke, Megan Magadanz, Janella Malone, Avery McCullough, Jessica Monroe, Lynda Moor, William Morrow, Toyla Nunnally, Jolynn Perry, Addison Phillips, Jeremy Phillips, Laura Phipps, Daniel Pompa, Skylar Poole, Arlinda Potts, John Quarles, Dixie Quinn, George Read, Jordan Russell, Miranda Rys, Rebecca Sanders, Macy Saxton, Marla Saxton, Mary Smith, Stephen Spivey, Ashley Thompson, Korie Trulove, Vintasia Wallace, William Wilder, Veronica Wilson and Erin Yow, all of Oxford;  Linsey Lawrence and Katherine Tidwell, both of Taylor; Ginny Allen, Leslie Amos, Maronica Campbell, Richard Cook, Kelly Mick, Cynthia Smith, Chelsea Snider, Christian Sullivan, Cami Taylor and Kanicia White, all of Water Valley.

Those students completing 12 or more semester hours with a grade point average of 3.75 or better in a four-point system are on the President’s List.

Samford University’s dean’s list includes Oxford native

Peyton L. Hamann of Oxford has been named to Samford University’s dean’s list.

The list is posted after the close of the fall and spring semesters each academic year. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework.

Dean’s list is the highest academic recognition given by the school at the end of each semester.

Lafayette County students listed on president’s, dean’s lists

The following Delta State University student is listed on the president’s list for the 2015 fall semester. For the honor, a grade-point average from 3.8 through 4.0 is required of full-time students carrying at least 12 semester hours.

• LaChonda O’Neal of Oxford

The following Delta State University students are listed on the dean’s list for the 2015 fall semester. For the honor, a grade-point average from 3.50 through 3.79 is required of full-time students carrying at least 12 semester hours.

• Randell Brooks of Oxford

• Senyoabge Dor of Oxford

• Mariah Hairston of Taylor

• Jenna James of Oxford

• Victor Rather of Oxford

Ole Miss professor appointed

to EPA science advisory board

A University of Mississippi administrator and professor widely respected for his leadership and research has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board.

Nosa O. Egiebor, professor of chemical engineering and senior international officer and executive director of UM’s Office of Global Engagement, will serve a three-year term ending in September 2018. He is also a member of the SAB’s Environmental Engineering Committee.

The U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board includes leading scientific experts from the environmental community. Congress created the board in 1978 to advise the EPA in policymaking based on “the best environmental decisions to protect human health and the environment.”

“My main assignment is to serve as a chemical engineering expert within the Environmental Engineering Committee, and to provide independent scientific, technical and professional advice on significant environmental science and technology issues to the EPA administrator,” Egiebor said. “Such expert guidance is essential to the EPA’s ability to protect public health and safeguard the environment for all Americans.”