first_imgRichard Sneed, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, served as guest speaker as more than 250 students were honored during the Academic Awards Ceremony that was held on April 19 at Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus.Among the honorees were 51 “Students of Distinction” as well as a handful of individual award winners.Trevor Gates of Webster received the “Bob Scott Leadership Award,” which is named after the former N.C. governor who also served as president of the state’s community college system for 12 years.Angela Beck  of Cullowhee won the “Dallas Herring Achievement Award,” which bears the name of one of the state’s earliest advocates for community colleges.The Charlie McConnell New Century Scholar Award recipient was Olivia Perkins of Franklin, and Veronic Judson of Webster was named the N.C. Community College System Academic Excellence recipient for SCC.Rotary Students of the Month were Kimberly Bailey of Franklin, Alexandria Crisp of Bryson City, Cory Gates of Waynesville and Amanda Stafford of Tuckasegee.To qualify for the “Academic Honors” portion of the program, each student had to earn a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit within the last four years by the end of the fall semester at SCC, be enrolled in the spring semester and have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.5 or above.Following are students who earned Academic Honors (special designations in parenthesis):ASHE COUNTYWest Jefferson: Joseph William GentryBUNCOMBE COUNTYArden: Vonda Kay StringfellowAsheville: Erin Elizabeth Cahill, Joshua Ray Fultz, Erika Garcia, Andrew Phillip Walden and Kirsten Elliott Warstler.Black Mountain: Izabel La Rae Evans.Candler: Anna White.Leicester: Matthew Wayne Ledford.Weaverville: Brian Joseph Rhodes.CHEROKEE COUNTYAndrews: Daphne Dawn Browning.Marble: Julie Dailey Roper.Murphy: Shelby Alicia Crisp (Honors Project), MacKenzie Elizabeth Miller, Brittany Lucille Newton and Tasha Nicole Raper.CHEROKEE (QUALLA BOUNDARY)Cherokee: Hannah Leeane Carroll, Jill Carpenter Cooper (Student of Distinction), Jasper Isaac Groenewold, Kayla Jean Pheasant, Israel Milan Rodriguez, Tashina Lynn Rodriguez, Dolores R Taylor, Devona Michelle Toineeta, Holi Ramsey Colson, Elizabeth Loest Kelly, Trina Diane Sneed and Michael David Thompson.CLAY COUNTYHayesville: Dina Danyella Rigal and Daniel Brian Sherlin (Honors Project).DAVIDSON COUNTYThomasville: Jennifer L. Bellis (Honors Project) and Holly Elizabeth Brock.GRAHAM COUNTYRobbinsville: Noelle Diongco Crisp, Mariah Lauren Moody, Connor Sawyer (Honors Project), Katelyn Stevens (Robbinsville).HALIFAX COUNTYRoanoke Rapids: Karl Miller (Honors Project).HAYWOOD COUNTYCanton: Clyde Sawyer Leatherwood (Student of Distinction) and Nikki Parton Luther.Clyde: Anna Caroline Cleaveland, Michael B Johnson, Brittney Lynn Rogers, Donna Morgan (Student of Distinction) and Daniel Keith Trantham (Student of Distinction).Lake Junaluska: Brett Nathaniel Kerby.Maggie Valley: Ronald J Peters, Dustin Roche (Honors Project, Student of Distinction) and Richard Michael Walker.Waynesville: Riki Braentner (Student of Distinction), Andrew Caldwell, Bridgette Kelly Cope, Cory Edward Gates (Honors Project, Rotary Student of the Month, Student of Distinction), Laken McKenzie Grasty, Ashley Ann Hooper, James Richard Hopkins (Student of Distinction), Tara Brooke Stevenson (Student of Distinction) and Cindy Woodbery.HENDERSON COUNTYHendersonville: Elizabeth Johnson Cook and Corey Maman (Student of Distinction).JACKSON COUNTYBalsam: Corey Alan SmolikCashiers: Lisset Alheli Magana Almanza, Pollyanna Marie Ballentine, Katherine E Flynn, Alheli Morales-Maravilla, Jonathan Paulino-Velazquez, Rodica Popescu, Jonathan R Poznanski-Galvez, Aleksandra Tabakova (Student of Distinction) andYauheni Vasilevich.Cherokee: Jasper Isaac Groenewold and Michael David Thompson.Cullowhee: Angela Marie Beck (Dallas Herring Achievement Award, Student of Distinction), Samantha Lynn Burch, Lance R Buskey (Student of Distinction), Justin Daniel Lee Clifton, Madison Reyanne Cox, Matthew Joseph Draughon, Jordan Nicole Fox, John David Frye, Hannah Harris (Honors Project), Amanda Claire Kanack, William Caleb Long, Gifty A Mansah (Student of Distinction), April Dawn Mattox (Honors Project, Student of Distinction), Mariah Rose Mauro, Benjamin Dewey Mills, Ragan Arlene Moore, Colin Dean Morrow, Kaitlyn Cheyenne Moses, Yesenia Yazmin Navarro (Student of Distinction), Victoria Abigail Oroz (Honors Project), Mariana Monserath Ramirez, Madison Elizabeth Rogers, Lucas Leonard Sanders (Honors Project), Alyssa Anne Schaub (Student of Distinction), Dakota Shay Shapiro, Stephanie Renee Sisk, Teresa Jade Sterling, Katlin Rose Watson, Brandon Lee Wooten and Crystal Lynn Yanez.Dillsboro: Morgan Kyle-Anna Biddix, Debra Jean Cumbie, Selena Marie Robertson and Dereka Marie Taylor.Glenville: Zoe Renee Alvarez and Sarah Maylakaye Jennings.Sylva: Ameer Maqbool Adam, Josiah Christopher Akers (Honors Project), Clayton Justice Ammons, Alexander C. Baker (Honors Project), Kanan Bipinchandra Bengali (Student of Distinction), Elizabeth Helene Branscome (Honors Project), Jessica Casey Bumgarner, Bryan Eugene Burkett (Student of Distinction), Susan L Burrell, Christianna D Castro, Lisa M. Connolly, Nancy R Crawford, Angel Davis (Student of Distinction), Caitlyn Marie French, Emily Rose French, Jessica Lane Gibson, Steven E Grady, Jessica Marialice Hall, Tammy L Haskett, Morgan Paige Hawkins (Student of Distinction), Isaac Clayton Hensley, Nicholas Christopher Jacobs, John Jarvis II, Grey Jenkins (Student of Distinction), Sarah Danielle Johnson, Destiny Jones (Student of Distinction), Kennedy Danielle Jones, Semanur Karayaka, Scarlett Elizabeth Kinkaid (Honors Project), Wioletta Agnieszka Koniecko Sikorska, Leilani Marie Kosempa, Rebecca Ann Lind (Honors Project), Phil Dexter Maynor, Thoma Howard Meek (Honors Project), Chace Hunter Morgan, Maleia Rebecca Parris, Sherry Pless Parris, James Alexander Powell, Jackson Philip Ridenour, Elizabeth Ann Sellers, B Austin Sherman, Kayla Elaine Sloan, Brian Alan Strong (Student of Distinction), Morrow Lee Tritt (Student of Distinction) and Levi Jihon Weigand.Tuckasegee: Emilee Ashe (Student of Distinction), Lowery Elizabeth Messer and Amanda Stafford (Rotary Student of the Month, Student of Distinction).Webster: Natalie Marie Brewton, Trevor Mark Gates (Bob Scott Leadership Award, Student of Distinction), Veronica June Judson (Honors Project, NCCCS Academic Excellence Award, Student of Distinction), Carrie Jo Shuler and David Joseph Walsh.Whittier: Isaac Barrera Arellano, Jutta Farrer Kacey Leigh Fontenot, Chloe Lucille Langston (Student of Distinction), Noah Bryan Leamon, Autumn Elena Pine, Elijah Michael Quillen, Karen Miranda Reddish, Alma Gail Russ, Noemi Genesis Santoyo, Trenton Nathaniel Sawyer, Gabriel David Sessoms, Calli Anna Sutton, Natalie Swayney, Chelsea Nicole Ward and Jessica Gladden Watkins (Student of Distinction).LENOIR COUNTYKinston: Ryan Grady.MACON COUNTYFranklin: Britany Lorin Beck, Abrianna Jordan Berry, Judy D Blanton (Student of Distinction), Allison Nichole Burd, Madeline Paige Burr, Jason Malone Casada, Bethany Rose Cocke, Julio Cesar Cruz, Sandra S Deats, Izabel La Rae Evans (Honors Project), Faith Ann Farnum, Jennifer Fuentes-Hernandez, Michaela Meschial Guffie, Matthew William Guthrie, Tyler E Hance, Elizabeth Ashley Hazellief, Travis J Hedden, Tanner Blake Higdon, Sophia Hincapie-Rodriguez (Honors Project), Alex V Hurst, Cristina Guadalupe Hurtado, Gabrianne Lye Ivey (Honors Project), Jessica Leigh Jones, Amy L Justus, Ariana Kathleen Kimsey (Honors Project), Tonya Marie Land, Sandra Lapp, Kuteka Nicole Lopez, Olivia Cobian Marquez, Morgan Danyel Mason, Morgan Renae McClure, Stephen Mercier, Nicole Elizabeth Morgan, Lacey L Morrow, Dyanna Lynn Newsome, Shannon Newsome, Billy G. Newton, Olivia Carol Perkins (Honors Project, Student of Distinction and Charlie McConnell New Century Scholar Award), Dexter Kenneth Phuong, Valerie Renee Prestia, Nichole R Rogers, Savannah Elise Sanders, Madison Nicole Shope, Nathaniel Gregory Smith (Student of Distinction), Ryan Smith (Student of Distinction), Jenna M. Snell, Allison Ann Southard (Student of Distinction), Dylan M. Southard, Emily Ann Southard, Sean Sullivan (Student of Distinction), Stephanie Tice (Student of Distinction), Celeste Torres, Rebecca Haas Tyrone (Student of Distinction), Alysia Nicole Viar, Timothy John Vliet, Faith Alize Webb, Matthew Sloan Wilson, Alexander Winogradow Ribeiro, Lindsay Ann Wood, Danielle Andrea Woodard (Honors Project), Angela Rose Young and Joshua Cale Boucher.Highlands: Kyle Gabbard (Student of Distinction), Brenda Hogan Lopez and Radmila Alieva Marling.Otto: Maria V Ereeva, Benito Garcia-Garcia, Sara Jane Messer (Student of Distinction) and Christopher N. Newsome.RUTHERFORD COUNTYForest City: Keltcie L HoppesSWAIN COUNTYAlmond: Austin Robert SimpsonBryson City: Rachael Marie Baines, Jacob Daniel Barker, Tessa Leah Brendle, Jessica Elizabeth Brooks, Alexandria Miles Crisp (Rotary Student of the Month, Student of Distinction), Teresa Defoor (Student of Distinction), Shayna Dickerson (Student of Distinction), Victoria Chaleon Fuller, Gillian Kathryn Gerard, Zachary Ian Grant, Sage Moonbyrd Holden (Student of Distinction), Mikel Lucaine Laws, Amanda Joy Lile, Bronson Lindsay (Student of Distinction), Bobbi Jo Mathews (Student of Distinction), Deanna Lee Miller, David Wayne Parton, Rayah Jenay Smith, Jasmine Nicole Spencer, Joshua Lee Stephenson, Aaron W. Swenson (Student of Distinction), Angela Patricia Tourtellott, Amber Marie White (Student of Distinction), and Kayla Elizabeth Wike (Student of Distinction).Cherokee: Hannah Leeane Carroll, Jill Carpenter Cooper (Student of Distinction), Kayla Jean Pheasant, Israel Milan Rodriguez, Tashina Lynn Rodriguez, Dolores R Taylor, Devona Michelle Toineeta, Holi Ramsey Colson, Elizabeth Loest Kelly and Trina Diane Sneed.TRANSYLVANIA COUNTYBrevard: John Edward Nicholson and Mark E. Orr.Rosman: Bethany Savannah Green.Sapphire: Jennifer Romero.DILLARD, GA.Dillard, Ga.: Hannah Marie Williamsonlast_img read more

first_imgTags:#business#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting I’m just back from sunny Gold Coast, all theme-parked out, andalready I’m planning my family’s next trip. I’d love to make it to the nextWeb 2.0 conference, October 5-7 in San Francisco. It’ll be my firstever trip to America. Of course, the conference ticket price willbe an issue. Hopefully my blog whuffie will come in useful on thatcount (I’m Mr Unsubtle today…)Here’s John Battelle’sdescription of the recently announced 2005 Web 2.0conference:“Our initial thinking behind this year’s event reflects anevolution of Web 2.0’s original theme, which was “the Web asPlatform.” This year we take that as a given, and focus on what theopportunities and challenges are in this new web ecology, inparticular services and businesses which run over the platform.Hence the tagline “revving the Web” – both adding power andfeatures, as well as the idea of building the Web’s nextiteration.”And I like this precise description over at the official Web 2.0 website:“The Web 2.0 Conference explores the ongoing evolution of theWeb as a business platform…”The full skinny is in the press release:“”Revving the Web” is the theme for the 2005 Web 2.0 Conference,reflecting the conviction that the web is being transformed into anew application and business platform. […] The content of the2005 Web 2.0 Conference will focus on three major areas that arelikely to change both technology and business models: innovationsin infrastructure and interfaces for web-based applications; mediaand entertainment; and communications and mobile technology.”All I can say is: Brrrm Brrrm!!p.s. due to my holiday, the Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-Up takes a breaktill next week. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img richard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

first_imgLoss Prevention Manager, Boston Stores, (WI) Our Loss Prevention Managers maintain loss prevention policies and procedures, provide training and motivation for all store associates, and work with store management to keep shrinkage and loss to a minimum. They also promote awareness through workshops, conduct audits, and monitor case preparation to ensure high quality work… Learn morePresident, The Loss Prevention Foundation, (NC) The President is the key management leader of The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF). The President is responsible for overseeing the administration, revenue generation, marketing, programs, strategic plan and industry outreach of the organization. The position reports directly to the Executive Committee… Learn more[text_ad use_post=’2385′]- Sponsor – Senior Loss Prevention Associate, Kohl’s, (IL) Develops and implements store awareness programs addressing theft, safety, inventory, and operational controls. Administers product protection strategies, awareness, and deterrence programs in the store. Works in partnership with store management to ensure operational excellence and reduce exposure to theft through operational assessments and associate training/awareness. Supervises loss prevention officers and loss prevention service specialists… Learn moreOrganized Retail Crime Investigator, TJ Maxx, (CA) Responsibilities for this position include manage the internal theft program in a market of high-volume retail store locations. Utilize exception reports, surveillance, and employee tips to generate cases. Work with outside agencies i.e. police, courts, and legal to bring cases to resolution. Teach fact finding/investigation techniques to LP associates. Partner with district/store management to build LP awareness. At TJX, you’ll not only enjoy working for an industry leader, but we also strive to provide a competitive salary and benefits package… Learn more Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

first_imgAt this point, BYOD is nothing new in the enterprise space. Businesses have been learning how to manage and enforce their device policy for years, leading to a multitude of equally vague terms — BYOA, BYOP, BYOPC, BYOT, COPE, etc. And within those terms lies an even greater multitude of possibilities for your mobile device management (MDM) strategy. Yet within the traditional coverage of BYOD, thought leaders tend to stay high level and talk about the big picture. We’re here to get down to the brass tacks of BYOD.Imagine you’ve done everything in your power to ensure that your mobile employees are taken care of within your enterprise. You’ve equipped allowed them usage of the best devices, the strongest CRM platform, the most convenient apps — you’ve taken the time to guarantee their security and productivity.  You know that they will have perfect connectivity. But as soon as they depart to go on a business trip to London, you realize the tablets you sent them with have the battery life of cheap flashlight. You also realize their W-Fi access will be greatly diminished upon landing and they’re not equipped with international hotspot capacity. Then you realize they’ll be lucky if their technology keeps up with their agenda.The practicalities of MDM are often overlooked in favor of ironing out the overarching strategy, but losing sight of the minutiae can prove disastrous for your mobile workforce. Consumerization means that your mobile employees will be making more consumer-like demands with each coming day; if you aren’t analyzing the trajectory of their needs, you’re missing out.Either IT leaders stay on top of consumerization trends — like the need for broad network access and devices with exemplary battery life — or their mobile employees will find a way in a less-than-secure manner. When you’re ironing out your MDM strategy, be as practical as you can when analyzing the needs of your users. Walk a proverbial mile in their shoes. Don’t ever hesitate to get in the weeds.Here at Intel, we’ve been eyeing the effects of consumerization for years. In 2005, we built a guest Internet network for those visiting our campuses. With the evolution of smart technology and the rise of the smartphone in the enterprise, this concept grew outdated and ineffective. In 2010, we enabled a mobile employee hotspot service that would accommodate personal devices attempting Internet access. Today, we’re still reaping the rewards of this choice. Our users are happy, but the business is even happier. And as IT professionals, that’s our ultimate goal.To read the full report on our implementation of the employee hotspot, please read “Evolving the Mobile Employee Hotspot for IT Consumerization.” And to learn more about mobility and how you can embrace it within your own enterprise, we have resources for you here.To join the social conversation on Twitter, be sure to follow us at @IntelITCenter or use #ITCenter.last_img read more

first_imgThe field of participating teams at the Lake Travis swimming relay in Austin, USA, last week included as big a name as cycling legend Lance Armstrong, but it was Delhi girl Meenakshi Pahuja who grabbed the limelight.Armstrong’s ‘SwimStrong’ team won the relay competition comprising about 15 sixman teams, but Meenakshi became the only individual to attempt and complete the herculean 12-mile open-water swim.Meenakshi braved winds that varied between five and 20 miles per hour and extremely choppy water to become the first Indian to complete the solo event with a time of seven hours, 10 minutes and 24 seconds, on a day that the organisers, American Swimming Association, called “perhaps the most challenging day in this event’s eight-year history”. The 34-year-old, who earlier this year had become the first Indian to swim 12.5 miles around Key West in Florida, said the achievements were all down to her quest for new challenges.”Every water body poses a different challenge – with the wind, the current, the tide, the underwater life. Key West was salty ocean water and had a risk of sharks, though I never saw one. At Lake Travis, I had to conquer gusting winds of about 20 miles per hour over the last two miles. There had been a drought in the area this year, but that day it was raining cats and dogs. Both were really hard swims, and it is not fair to compare one with the other,” she said.Meenakshi has to train herself and travel without a professional coach, with only her father or her sister to accompany her. Asked how she prepared for such demanding endurance races while living in a city like Delhi, Meenakshi said: “It’s a very demanding sport, but I can’t help it as it is a call of passion. Being a physical educationist, I have a strong background of training methods and sports science. My older sister is a doctor of naturopathy and always suggests the best protein and carbohydrate diet. If I had sponsors, I could have included therapeutics and recovery as well, but these swims are very difficult to pursue without sponsors. I have approached the Delhi government, so let’s see what happens.”advertisementMeenakshi was a dominant force at the national level in conventional swimming too, and believes the current crop of upand- coming swimmers can succeed at the highest level. “Swimmers like Prasanta Karmakar and Veerdhawal Khade are doing well, and the young ones are making waves at Asian championships etc too – the first time Indians have started getting that kind of exposure, which had been missing in times gone by. Mostly the teams were sent at no cost to the government, and obviously some of the best had to withdraw. I am happy to see that things are changing for the better, but the pace is still slow.”I would call the Indian swimmers talented and having potential, and now it is about nurturing that talent and keeping things like groupism and favoritism out of the equation. Honestly speaking, I would not say that swimming as a sport has progressed that much in our country, but surely swimmers individually have progressed,” she said.last_img read more

first_imgThe ousted Kochi team of Indian Premier League (IPL) has challenged the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) decision in the Bombay High Court.The battle between Kochi Tuskers management and the BCCI entered the legal space two days after the team’s termination from the IPL.The high court was expected to pass an order on the case later on Wednesday.The BCCI had on Monday terminated the contract with Kochi Tuskers for non-payment of dues and citing violation of terms by the franchise. However, the Kochi team maintained they were unfairly treated by the BCCI.Co-owners of the Kochi Tuskers cried foul saying that the BCCI jumped the gun, especially since the deadline for payment of dues ends on September 30.Kochi Tuskers have become the third IPL franchise to take the BCCI to court after the Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab challenging the board’s order of termination late last year.last_img read more