Green Cove Springs’ Bridges earns doctorate degree
SUWANEE, Ga. – Kathleen E. Bridges of Green Cove Springs was among 130 students who earned their doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia.
Dr. Bridges earned her bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Florida in 2014. She will continue her training in internal medicine at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Middleburg’s Hinson graduates from Valdosta State
VALDOSTA, Ga. – Timothy Hinson of Middleburg earned the Bachelor of Science in Education in Workforce Education and Development from Valdosta State University.
Hinson is among more than 550 students who completed their degree requirements during Summer Semester 2021.
Fleming Island’s Summer awarded gold stars at The Citadel
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Collier Summers of Fleming Island, Florida is one of the nearly 550 cadets and students recognized for their academic achievements during the spring 2021 semester.
Gold stars are awarded to cadets and students at The Citadel who achieved a 3.7-grade point average or higher. Cadets and students who achieve gold star recognition are also placed on The Citadel’s Dean’s list.
Adkins earns spot on Mercy College’s Honors List
TOLEDO, Ohio – Tiffany Adkins of Middleburg qualified for academic honors for the Summer 2021 semester at Mercy College of Ohio. Adkins is worked toward a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging. To be named on the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.3 or higher and be enrolled for 12 or more credit hours. To be named on the Honor’s List, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.3 or higher and be enrolled for 6-11 credit hours. To be named on the President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0-grade point average and be enrolled for 14 or more credit hours.
Developing writers to vie for Gerald Ensley Award
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Book Awards announces its 2021 competition for the best Florida literature and a new award, The Gerald Ensley Award for Developing Writers.
Established in 2006, the Florida Book Awards has grown to include awards in 11 categories of books, plus a new award established in honor of the late journalist Gerald Ensley, who mentored many new writers. Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program, established to recognize and celebrate the best literature by Florida authors and books about Florida published each year. Books may be submitted by authors, publishers or members of the public in any of 11 categories: Cooking, Florida Nonfiction, General Fiction, General Nonfiction, Older Children’s Literature, Poetry, Popular Fiction, Spanish Language, Visual Arts, Young Adult Literature and Younger Children’s Literature. Descriptions of these categories and instructions for submitting nominations are available at floridabookawards.org. All books nominated must have a 2021 copyright date and an ISBN number.
Entries must be received no later than Jan. 13, but applicants are encouraged to submit their books into competition early during the submission period, and as soon as possible after their books are officially published. Winners will be announced the first week in March 2022.
In addition to the 2021 book competition, a new award, The Gerald Ensley Award for Developing Writers, aims to recognize a writer who has shown exceptional talent and the potential for continued literary success and significance in the future. Nominations for this award are due by Dec. 31, 2021. Instructions for nominating a writer are listed at https://www.floridabookawards.org/ensley-award.
Learn more about the Florida Book Awards at www.floridabookawards.org.