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Local Education

July 13, 2013

Academic Accolades: July 14

Held graduates from West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet Tiffany Denae Held, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Alan Held Jr., of Anderson, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on May 25. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Michael McIntire of Lapel and Mr. and Mrs. Alan Held Sr. of Snellville, Ga.

Held graduated from Pendleton Heights High School in 2009. While at West Point, she concentrated her studies in kinesiology. She was commissioned as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the Quartermaster Corps branch and will report to Fort Riley, Kan., for her first assignment.

Joani Brandon graduates from Boston University

BOSTON — Anderson resident Joani L. Brandon, received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education degree in May from Boston University.

Breanna Porter receives degree

ANDERSON — On Dec. 15, 2012, Breanna E. (Cook) Porter received her doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. She walked in the commencement ceremony on May 3.

Dr. Porter is a 2000 graduate of Anderson High School. She received her bachelor's degree in 2006 and her master's degree in 2007 in psychology from Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif.

She is now working as a family therapist at Selah House in Anderson.

She is the daughter of Andrew and Pauletta Cook. She and her husband, Michael Kristoffer Porter, have one son, Michael Andrew Porter.

Zehner makes Loyola dean's list

CHICAGO — Zachary Zehner of Anderson was named to the College of Arts and Sciences' dean's list at Loyola University of Chicago for the second semester of the 2012-13 academic year.

He is a 2012 graduate of Lapel High School.

Herndon siblings make dean's lists

ANDERSON — Jonathan Herndon and his sister, Jessica Herndon, have been named to the dean's lists at their respective universities for the 2013 spring semester.

Jonathan has been honored by Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. Jessica was named to the dean's list at Anderson University.

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