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Graves receives degree

Dustin Graves of Decatur received his degree from Athens State University at the summer commencement exercises Aug. 25. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems. His parents are Frankie and Marcella Graves of Decatur. His grandparents are Winford and Gaynell Kent, also of Decatur. He is married to Emily Lindsey Graves.

Graves also received a degree from the University of North Alabama and is graduate of West Morgan High School. He is employed with Mutual Savings Life Insurance as a program analyst.

Jackson studying
for Juris Doctorate

Matt Jackson of Decatur is pursuing a Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson. He is the son of Bob and Connie Jackson and received his undergraduate degree from Huntingdon College in Montgomery.

UA honors

These area students have been named to the presidentís and deanís lists at The University of Alabama for the 2007 summer term.

Presidentís list: Matthew Bradford of Trinity.

Deanís list: Ardmore Joe Whitt of Ardmore; Anna Olson, Joshua Stokes, both of Athens; Emily Duncan, Elizabeth Hofammann, Robert Rahm, Adam Strom, Katharine Vickery, Kimberly Weatherford, all of Decatur; Anna Terry of Moulton; Katie Rae Brandon of Vinemont.

Service academy

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, announced applications are available for United States Service Academy nominations. Service academies include the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Nominees must be residents of Alabama, must complete the required ACT or SAT exam and are required to provide a completed application form, letters of recommendation and their school transcripts.

For more information, contact Shelbyís Tuscaloosa office at (205) 759-5047 or see www.shelby.senate.gov/services/academynoms.htm for information and to download an application.

Coca-Cola Scholars

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships through Oct. 31. Applications are available at www.coca-colascholars.org and must be completed online. Criteria for the application and frequently asked questions are also available on the Web site or by calling (800) 306-2653 for more information.

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