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Area students excel in higher education

University graduate

Angela Stinson, Ocala, Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership, University of the Cumberlands

President’s list

Nathaniel Graves, Belleview, University of Southern New Hampshire

Jimi Rucker, Ocala, University of Southern New Hampshire

Jessica Chambers, Ocala, University of Southern New Hampshire

Helen Cowart, Ocala, University of Southern New Hampshire

Gregory Aylward, Ocala, University of Southern New Hampshire

Faith Murphy, Ocala, University of Southern New Hampshire

Kaylee Mandrell Oxford, University of Southern New Hampshire

Karen Mottl, Silver Springs, University of Southern New Hampshire

Meals in complete safety:2 ace inspections of Ocala-area restaurants, 7 fail with high-priority violations

Where the locals eat: In southwest Ocala:The Golden Spoon Diner quickly found its audience

Read all about it:Mary Sue Rich Community Center Library will be called Sankofa

dean’s list

T’Airra Lane, Ocala, Valdosta State University

Belinda Wilson, Ocala, University of Southern New Hampshire

Alexeus Rodgers, Ocala, University of Southern New Hampshire

CF honors retired athletic director by renaming building

The College of Central Florida District Board of Trustees honored recently retired athletic director Bob Zelinski by renaming the building, according to a CF press release. The former Newton Perry Aquatic Center, which will soon house the athletics administration, will be named the Bob Zelinski Athletics Building.

“The college board and administration are proud to recognize Bob for his years of service and his commitment to excellence,” CF President Jim Henningsen said in the statement. “His expectations of hard work in the classroom as well as on the field has prepared his student-athletes for life after graduation.”

Zelinski retired from the CF in June after 23 years of college service and 51 years in the Florida College System.

Dunnellon student competes in NCAA fall athletics at Albright College

Clay Lewandowski, of Dunnellon, is a member of the NCAA Division III men’s tennis team at Albright College, according to a school press release. A graduate of Dunnellon High School, Lewandowski is a sophomore in business administration and sociology at Albright.

GFWC Greater Ocala Woman’s Club book bag and collection of school supplies

Sharon McCarron and Mary Ziegenhorn of the GFWC Greater Ocala Woman’s Club held a rally to fill backpacks with school supplies which were then donated to the Ocala Domestic Abuse Center.

The GFWC Greater Ocala Woman's Club collected school supplies and filled 21 backpacks.  The backpacks were donated to the Ocala Domestic Abuse Center.  Left to right: Sandra Stipins, Pam Ruder, Sharon McCarron, Colleen Fuhs, Barbara Iazzetti, Charlene Earl, Darlene Vaughn, Nancy Hutchinson and Mary Ziegenhorn.  Unrepresented donor: Cindy LaRosa.

Nine club members gathered to collect backpacks and school supplies to deliver to the center. Twenty-one backpacks were donated with a total of $700 in school supplies.

Dunnellon author publishes mystery and thriller novel

Dunnellon’s Theodore Josiha Haig will release his sixth mystery thriller, ‘Baldwin Village’, in October. Haig is originally from New York and is a screenwriter, playwright and novelist.

The book cover of Dunnellon author Theodore Haig's sixth publication,

“Baldwin Village” is a novel about a Jewish community in Toronto that is friendly to American deserters and draft dodgers during the Vietnam War.

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