12 Cherokee students among SCC grads

by Jan 30, 2015COMMUNITY sgadugi0 comments


SYLVA – Twelve residents of the Qualla Boundary were among the 156 graduates who earned their associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates from Southwestern Community College in the fall semester.  Among the Qualla Boundary graduates, Emma Hope Cotes was named Summa Cum Laude (3.95-4.00 GPA).

The following list includes field of study, type of academic credential earned and – when applicable – academic honors:  Teresa A. Catolster, Certificate, Business Administration; Emma Hope Cotes, Nursing Assistant Therapeutic & Diagnostic, Summa Cum Laude; Shayna M. George, Associate in General Education; Alicia K. Griffin, Certificate, Business Administration; Cory Danielle Lambert, Certificate, Early Childhood Education, National Technical Honor Society; Kristin Marie Lane, Certificate, Tax Accounting, New Century Scholar; Iris Diana Long, Associate in Applied Science, Business Administration; Samuel Owle, Associate in Applied Science, Business Administration; Michael Edward Slee, Certificate, Business Administration; Misty L. Littlejohn, Certificate, Business Administration; Justin Dewight Montelonga, Diploma, Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology; John R. Nelson, Associate in Arts, College Transfer, Magna Cum Laude; and Shelia Kay Standingdeer, Associate in Applied Science, Business Administration.