Beaufort student graduates from SC School for the Deaf and the Blind

Eyerusalem “Rue” Ruppel of Beaufort (above) graduated from the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind on Friday, May 28. During the ceremony, she was named the Outstanding Senior and recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award.

Ruppel plans to complete an adult education program leading to enrollment at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

“I like to learn and to meet new friends,” Ruppel said.

She served as girls’ basketball and volleyball manager and a member of student council and enjoys photography. She is the daughter of Julia Wittschen of Beaufort.

The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind is the state’s specialized school for students who are deaf or blind. It offers pre-K-12 educational programs on its main campus in Spartanburg and specialized vision and hearing services in school districts and homes throughout the state.

For more information, go to www.scsdb.org or call the school’s toll-free number at 1-888-447-2732.

Beaufort’s Dunning named to Dean’s List at Cedarville

Cedarville University student Benjamin Dunning of Beaufort, majoring in Environmental Science, was named to the Dean’s Honor List for Spring 2021. This recognition requires the student to obtain a 3.75 GPA or higher for the semester and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Founded in 1887 and located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study.

2 Beaufort students graduate from Alabama

The University of Alabama awarded some 5,860 degrees during its spring commencement ceremonies April 30-May 2, including two students from Beaufort.

Madelyn Kalady (29907) received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, while Dante Pellegrino (29907) received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration.

TCL offering fast-track summer program in culinary arts

The Technical College of the Lowcountry is offering a fast-track summer program that allows students to complete four culinary arts classes in just seven weeks. Plus, free tuition is also available for qualified S.C. residents through the SC Wins Scholarship.

Classes will be held at the TCL New River Campus in Bluffton and will run Mondays through Thursdays, June 7 through July 27 from 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Space is limited.

Students will then be prepared for advanced classes when the all-new Culinary Institute of the South opens in the fall in Bluffton’s Buckwalter Place.

Classes include:

BKP 101 Intro to Baking

CUL 101 Principles of Food Production I

HOS 140 The Hospitality Industry

HOS 155 Hospitality Sanitation

Apply online at www.tcl.edu/apply or contact Dean Miles Huff for more information at mhuff@tcl.edu or 843-470-6046. Registration closes Thursday, June 3. Classes start Monday, June 7.

4 from Beaufort earn degrees from Lander

Lander University conferred bachelor and master degrees upon 363 students during the University’s 163rd commencement ceremony on May 11, including four students from Beaufort.

Cristen Jade Chassereau earned a B.S. in Criminology; Gloria Kay McCreary earned her B.S. in Biology; Jana Nycole Shackelford earned a B.S. in Early Childhood Education along with the Golden L. Award; and Jessica Hannah Elkins earned a B.S. in Biology, graduating summa cum laude with the Golden L. Award.

Summa cum laude is a distinction awarded to graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher.\The Golden L. Award is given to graduates who earned a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher, during the last 60 hours of instruction at Lander.

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