At the college level
Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2009 2:33 pm
The Messenger 09.30.09
Ashley Mudd of Union City will receive a practical nursing diploma during fall graduation Friday from the Tennessee Technology Center’s W.J. Neese Campus in Paris.
Commencement exercises will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the KPAC Auditorium at Paris Elementary School at 650 Volunteer Drive in Paris.
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Additional Obion County students are part of a record enrollment at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The fall 2009 enrollment reflected a 6.9 percent increase compared to fall 2008. There are 590 students from the county currently attending UT Martin, up from 565 last fall.
Total enrollment for fall 2009 was 8,101, compared to the fall 2008 total of 7,578 students.
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Grant Haskins of Sherman Oaks, Calif. — the 17-year-old grandson of Jim and Geraldine Haskins, formerly of Union City, and the great-grandson of the late Jimmy Haskins, a lifelong Union City resident who died in 1989 — has been invited to attend the prestigious Nobel Laureate dinner, given annually at the Getty Museum Center in Los Angeles, on Nov. 9 to make a presentation of a hologram study.
He is the son of Jud and Rose Haskins of Sherman Oaks and is a high school junior who attended the COSMOS program in math and physics at the University of San Diego this summer.
Each year, COSMOS brings together 160 California junior high school students interested in math and physics for a month-long on-campus study of many aspects of science like cosmology, medicine, light, etc. Haskins’ group worked on light and holograms, winning an award and receiving the opportunity to demonstrate their findings at the graduation in August.
At the upcoming Nobel Laureate dinner, 11 Nobel Prize winners and the presidents of a number of universities will be in attendance. Out of the 160 attending the COSMOS program over the summer, four students were selected to make presentations to the audience, with Haskins being one of those, according to his grandfather.
Ashley Mudd, Grant Haskins, Nobel Laureate dinner, Tennessee Technology Center, University of Tennessee at Martin