Our Folks: Honors for June 22, 2016

Woman reappointed to state arts commission

INDIANAPOLIS — Kathy Z. Anderson of Brown County was recently reappointed by Gov. Mike Pence to serve a four-year term on the Indiana Arts Commission through June 30, 2020.

Local residents direct state Audubon society

INDIANAPOLIS — The 2016 Indiana Audubon Society Board of Directors includes Vice President Ryan Slack and Sanctuary Coordinator Dawn Slack, both of Nashville.

The I.A.S.’ mission is to stimulate interest in birds and their protection; to serve the needs of youth, civic, church, schools and other groups by providing information about birds; and to educate the public on the necessity for conserving and preserving Indiana’s natural heritage and its unique flora and fauna.

I.A.S. began the Bird Town Indiana designation in 2013 and has a goal of certifying 16 new communities in honor of Indiana’s Bicentennial. Nashville received this designation in early 2014.

In addition to special events and programs, I.A.S. hosts field trips and programs and works with Indiana Young Birders. For more information and memberships, visit indianaaudubon.org or search on Facebook for Indiana Audubon Society.

Area students named to USI dean’s list

EVANSVILLE — University of Southern Indiana named the following students to the dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester:

Ashley M. McKinley of Morgantown; Trent A. Bond, McKayla M. Carr and Amy E. Hatchett, all of Nashville; and Cheyenne L. Ellis, Mary K. McCann and Conner Waldkoetter, all of Nineveh.

Undergraduate students must achieve a 3.5 or better grade-point average to be named to the dean’s list.

IU School of Public health awards honors

BLOOMINGTONMichaela Adams was named to the spring 2016 dean’s list of Indiana University’s School of Public Health.

Pursuing a degree in recreational therapy, she is the daughter of Mike and Julie Adams of Nashville.

Students must earn at least a 3.8 GPA to be named to the dean’s list. Adams ended the term with 18 credit hours and a 4.0 GPA.

Purdue Polytechnic graduates locals

COLUMBUS — Purdue Polytechnic Columbus honored graduates May 11 with commencement at the Columbus Learning Center.

Local graduates earning bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering technology include: Brandon D. Johnson of Nashville; Daniel J. Johnson of Morgantown (with distinction); and Phillip L. Roach of Nineveh (degree conferred December 2015).