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By Staff
July 17, 2003
The following students from Meridian and Lauderdale County recently were named to the Millsaps College dean's and president's lists for the spring 2003 semester.
They are Emily Maples, Stacey Douglas, Whitney Pool, John R. Smith, Julie Strickland, Paul Bresnahan, David Yeh, William Selman II, Jeremy Litton, and John Keueven, all of Meridian; James McClain of Bailey; Matthew Mabry of Collinsville; Amy McCoy of Philadelphia; and Chrystal Francis of Quitman.
Kalissa Monique Bramlett of Meridian has been awarded a trustees academic scholarship to attend the University of West Alabama. The award is based on academic achievement and proven leadership potential.
Bramlett, a recent graduate of Northeast High School, will enter UWA this fall to pursue a career in medical technology.
The Winnie P. Crampton Nursing Scholarship at Meridian Community College has been awarded to Amanda Griffin of Carthage. This $500 award is funded through the MCC Foundation from an endowment established by Edward Crampton in honor of his wife.
Griffin is a sophomore in the associate degree nursing program. She is a 1999 graduate of Leake Academy, where she was a member of Students Against Drunk Driving, the newspaper and annual staffs, Beta Club and 4-H.
At MCC, she is a member of the organization of student nurses. After graduation, Griffin plans to work at University Medical Center.
Joni Gregory, 21, of Starkville, has been selected to receive the Emily Louise McDonald scholarship at Meridian Community College. This $700 award is funded through the MCC Foundation from an endowment established in 1983 by McDonald's brother, the Rev. Forrest Mobley.
Gregory is a 2000 honor graduate of New Hope High School, where she participated in cheerleading, band and cross country. A sophomore in the associate degree nursing program, she plans to pursue a bachelor of nursing degree after graduation from MCC.
Marilyn Gray Hall of Toomsuba has been chosen to receive the A.C. Johnson Civitan Scholarship for the fall and spring semesters at Meridian Community College. This $650 award is funded through the MCC Foundation from an endowment established by the local Meridian Civitan Clubs to honor Johnson, and outstanding educator, who was at one time governor of the Mississippi District Civitan International.
A sophomore in the University Transfer Program, Hall is a 1976 graduate of Waynesboro. Central High School. She is married and has three children, 15, 18 and 21.
Hall is a Sunday School teacher and custodian at Eighth Avenue Church of God. Her goal is to earn a degree in elementary education and teach first-, second- or third-grade students.
Crystal Rhiannon Miller of Toomsuba has been awarded a Community College Presidents Scholarship to attend the University of West Alabama. The award is based on academic achievement and proven leadership potential.
Miller, a recent graduate of East Mississippi Community College, will enter UWA this fall to pursue a career in nursing.

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