Paige Donica

PEOPLE IN THE MILITARYFormer HCA student is Air Force Honor Grad

On April 2, A1C Paige Donica (Heritage Christian Academy class of 2018) successfully completed Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland AF Base in San Antonio, TX, as an Honor Grad. Honor Grad is reserved for “The Best of the Best” awarded to only the top 10% of all graduates (nearly 800 total graduates on this date). It requires at least a 90% score on both EOC and PT tests, satisfactory on inspections, drills, procedures and weapons, successful completion of both CATM and BEAST, and a written recommendation from a MTI. Paige is currently at Goodfellow AF Base where she will be beginning Tech School in the field of geospatial intelligence very soon.

NOTEBOOKBerea College

BEREA — More than 730 Berea College students were named to the Spring 2020 Dean’s List.

A student is named to the Dean’s List who achieves a GPA of 3.4 or higher while passing at least four total credits, a course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.

For the Spring 2020 term, the number of credits was reduced to three in light of the campus closure due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Local students on the list are Clayton Choate of Elkton; Amanda Corder of Elkton; Julia Corder of Elkton; Diamond Posey of Elkton; and Natoria Wilson of Hopkinsville.

Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE — The academic honors’ dean’s list for the Spring 2020 semester has been announced by Dr. Donna Hedgepath, Campbellsville University’s provost and vice president for academic affairs.

The following local students have been named to Campbellsville University’s Dean’s List for Spring 2020:

Noah Bicksler of Elkton; Hannah Cross-Ahart of Gracey; Jonathan Greene of Hopkinsville; Heather Murphy of Princeton.

The following students have been named to Campbellsville University’s President’s List for Spring 2020:

Cassandra Crick of Hopkinsville; Hannah Greenfield of Princeton; Julianna Martin of Cadiz; Sara Rolstad of Hopkinsville.

Eastern New Mexico University

PORTALES, New Mexico — Nia Arrizon of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, has been named to the Eastern New Mexico University Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours with a GPA of 3.25 or greater.

WKU Scholars of the College

BOWLING GREEN — Western Kentucky University is recognizing 42 spring 2020 graduates as Scholars of the College.

The Scholar of the College is the baccalaureate degree student in each undergraduate college with the highest cumulative overall grade-point average and a minimum of 60 semester hours earned in residence.

Gordon Ford College of Business — James Bird Camp II of Hopkinsville, an accounting major and son of Jim and Mari Camp.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WKU conferred degrees and certificates to more than 2,600 spring graduates in a virtual ceremony on May 15. WKU tentatively plans to host commencement celebration activities Sept. 18-20 during the annual Parent & Family Weekend. For more information, visit the WKU Commencement website at

Brescia University

OWENSBORO — Brescia University awarded degrees on May 2, 2020 during a virtual commencement ceremony. The following students received degrees as indicated:

Associate of Arts (A.A.); Associate of Science (A.S.); Bachelor of Arts (B.A.); Bachelor of Science (B.S.); Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.); Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.); Master of Science in Management (M.S.M); Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Scholarly Honors are Cum Laude — cumulative grade point average of 3.5; Magna Cum Laude — cumulative grade point average of 3.7; Summa Cum Laude — cumulative grade point average of 3.9; +Honors College, Alpha Chi, and/or Phi Alpha Honor Society


Alison Suzanne Russell, B.S. in Business


Jayde Breana Robinson, B.A. in Psychology (Summa Cum Laude)


Breanne Nicolle Ashby, M.S.W.

Eboni Lenesse Clark, M.S.W.

+Candice Marie Wentling, B.S.W. in Social Work (Magna Cum Laude)

Governor’s School for the Arts

Jared Chance-Martin, of Hopkinsville High School, will be studying Instrumental Music this summer at the The Governor’s School for the Arts, a program of Kentucky Performing Arts.

GSA will virtually host 256 eager, young artists from every region of the commonwealth. Amid the novel coronavirus, GSA’s programming will take place online to prioritize student safety.

During the three-week program, student-artists from 55 counties will be immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily online seminars, creative projects, master classes, and lectures. Instruction will be offered in nine disciplines: Architecture+Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, Film+Photography, Visual Art and Vocal Music.

Phi Beta Kappa at University of Kentucky

LEXINGTON — The University of Kentucky’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa has inducted George Boyd, IV of Hopkinsville, into the prestigious honor society in spring 2020.

George is a Philosophy and Spanish major in UK’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Celebrating excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, Phi Beta Kappa elects more than 15,000 new members a year from 270 chapters across the United States. There are also nearly 50 alumni associations across the country that allow members to continue active affiliation with the society after graduation. This year’s induction ceremony, originally scheduled for April 22, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, and these students’ induction is a testament to their hard and fruitful academic labors during their time at UK,” said Philip Harling, chapter president and UK College of Arts & Sciences professor of history. “It’s an honor they’ve richly deserved, and it’s a great pleasure to recognize their achievements in this way.”

UK’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter is supported by the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence in the Division of Student and Academic Life.

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