At the college level
Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 6:20 pm
The Messenger 02.01.12
Dr. Gloria Ann Browning of Dresden recently completed her PhD. in nursing.
The doctoral nursing program was a five-year, full-time program with a deep emphasis on nursing research at the University of New Mexico.
The University of New Mexico is one of the few universities in the United States designated as a Carnegie research university.
Dr. Browning conducted her research study in spring 2011 with rural older adults living independently in Weakley County. The research focus was on health promotion behaviors of rural older adults. The study explored the positive/negative qualities seen in rural older adults adhering to healthy/unhealthy lifestyles.
She was chosen out of her class and highlighted on the University of New Mexico website for her outstanding dissertation defense.
Dr. Browning participated in graduation commencement in December 2011 at the University of New Mexico. Among those who attended the graduation in Albuquerque were her sons, Kerry and Joshua Browning; her mother, Shirley Bradley of Dresden; and her two sisters, Donna Smith of Greenfield and Cynthia Angel of Union City.
Ms. Angel told The Messenger that Dr. Browning’s family is very excited about her accomplishment and very proud of what she has achieved.
Dr. Browning is em-ployed at the University of Tennessee at Martin as tenured nursing faculty.
She lives in Dresden with her two sons. She is the daughter of Shirley and Dave Bradley and the late James and Lil Parrott.
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Mandi McDaniel and Megan Montgomery, both of Obion County, were recently named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Students who make a 3.2 or higher semester grade point average are awarded the honor at UT-Chattanooga.
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Several Union City area students were recently honored at Lipscomb University in Nashville for academic achievement during the fall semester.
McCall Graves was named to the Provost’s List, while Clay Smith was named to the honor roll.
Both graduated from Obion County Central High School.
At the end of each semester, Lipscomb students who make perfect grades for the semester while taking at least 12 credit hours are named to the Provost’s List. Students who achieve a grade average of 3.5 to 3.99 are named to the honor roll.