Locals named to Dean list

Published 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mike Corpening and wife Nene and son, Matthew have returned home to Brazil after spending the holidays with Mr. Corpenings parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gay (Muggs) Corpening of Tryon.

Angela Lee Barnette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Barnette of Landrum, S. C. has been named to the Deans List at Mars Hill College. A freshman, she is majoring in Pharmacy.

Dr. Joseph L. Emery and Stephen McKinsey of Lake Lure have bought the Eagles Nest which overlooks Lake Lanier.

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Julian and Jean Carter have moved from Charlotte to Hooper Creek Road at Red Fox. Jean Carters maiden name is Rhodes and she has many relatives in Saluda. Both Carters, now retired, worked for the Mecklenburg Public Schools. Julian was director of construction and Jean was an observer/evaluator in the teachers career development program as well as a teacher of gifted children in elementary grades. Both attended Western Carolina University. They have one son, George, 23, who is completing his masters degree in violin at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.We chose this area because it is so beautiful.

The following students qualified for the 1989 Appalachian&bsp; State Universitys Dean List: Ruth Andrea Anderson, junior, English; Darrell Curtis Harris, Columbus, senior, Industrial Technology; David Andrew Maxwell, Tryon, junior, Psychology/General.

Appalachian State University held its first December commencement ceremony December 10 and awarded degrees to 566 undergraduate and 56 graduate students.

Among the graduates were: David Mark Hall of Columbus. A Bachelor Of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a Major in Criminal Justice; Loretta Denis Hembree of Columbus, a cum laude graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree&bsp; with a major in Special Education, mild to moderate handicapped; Susan Cathey Dobbins of Rutherfordton, Master of Arts degree with a major in Industrial Technology.

In her fourth year of teaching at Saluda School, Nancy McPherson, a third grade teacher, has been named Teacher of the Year. The selection was made by a vote of her colleagues. A native of Gastonia, Mrs. McPherson earned a B.S. Degree Summa Cum Laude in Education from the University of Indiana in 1974. Her husband is Dr. James McPherson, Minister of Tryon Presbyterian Church; they have two grown children, Marty and Vance.~ Years Ago written by Inky Cloud