The University of South Carolina Upstate recognized 395 graduates during fall convocation exercises held December 13, 2016 at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. The following students from the Lakelands were among those who graduated:

One student from Due West earned Dean’s List Honors and one student, also from Due West, earned President’s List Honors at Presbyterian College for the Fall Semester of the 2016-2017 academic year. Carl Burnett earned a 3.30 GPA or above to earn a spot on the Dean’s List. Collin Burnett earn…

Zachary Dailey of Abbeville is one of more than 400 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University’s commencement exercises Dec. 17. Dailey received a Bachelor of Arts in general studies.

Benjamin Alexander Middleton of Greenwood made the fall 2016 Dean’s List at the University of North Georgia for achieving at least a 3.5 grade-point average, carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester and having no grade lower than B.

Aurora University named Jacob Stockman of Greenwood to the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester. Stockman is majoring in actuarial science. The Dean’s List recognizes full-time undergraduate students who have earned a 3.6 GPA or higher.

The following students were named to the Dean’s List at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, for the Fall Semester. Students must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average to be selected for this academic honor.

Newberry College has re-established the Phi Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated beginning with the Spring 2017 semester. The historically black sorority had a presence on campus at one time, but the charter languished in the 1990s. The revival of the Phi Beta Omega…